Gelaude receives lifetime achievement award

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Congratulations to Julie Gelaude, director of the Black Hawk College Business Training Center, for receiving the Joan Simon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Community College Training Resource and Information Network (weTRaIN). The award honors an outstanding weTRaIN member who has excelled in her/his contributions to workforce training and development. “Julie approaches each new opportunity […]

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BHC students collecting items for soldiers overseas

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The BHC Military Students and Veterans Club is collecting cash donations and care package items to send to troops serving overseas. From Nov. 6 to Dec. 6, donations can be dropped off at: Quad-Cities Campus — Building 4, Room 117 or Room 118 East Campus — Building A, lower lobby

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BHC students write a children’s book

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BHC Children’s Literature students will soon be published children’s book authors. Their book, “Shapes of Our Lives,” covers basic shapes and the importance of diversity, acceptance and inclusion. Adjunct professor Lauren Wood owns a small publishing company, Paradisiac Publishing in Davenport, which is publishing the English 240 students’ book. “I wanted to give my students […]

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Veterans Resource Center serves BHC students

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The Lane Evans Veterans Resource Center is a spot for student veterans to take a break, but it is also a place where they gain momentum. The center connects veterans and active military members with the resources they need to help them transition into college life. New Veterans Coordinator Thomas Reagan, the new Coordinator of […]

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Western riders win back-to-back horse shows

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The Black Hawk College Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Western Equestrian Team was the high point team Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at the IHSA Western Horse Show at the college’s East Campus. Over the two days, 37 BHC students competed against riders from Augustana College, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Northern Illinois University, […]

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Disability Services creates access to education

Disability Services employees Alisa Kotaska and Susan Sacco sit at a table

Accessibility is key for Disability Services. True to that, the office has an open door and visitors are greeted by an enthusiastic staff member ready to answer questions and connect them with resources they need to succeed. Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations for people with qualified, documented disabilities. Examples of accommodations include sign language interpreters, […]

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Soil Judging Team takes 1st place in Wisconsin

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Soil Judging Team for winning 1st place at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) 2018 Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest in Prairie du Chien, WI. The competition included four, two-year schools from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. All eight BHC team members placed in the Top 10 individually as well. They […]

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Veteran, BHC student receives SUV to get to campus

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Former Marine Jason Roberts is traveling down a new road — at age 42, he’s a full-time college student pursuing an associate in arts degree. But a few weeks into his first semester, he needed assistance getting to campus. The BHC Military Students and Veterans Club and Tom Reagan, BHC veterans coordinator, became aware of […]

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Staff Q&A: Director of Library Services

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Director of Library Services Ashtin Trimble kindly took some time for a Q&A session! You won’t be surprised to find out that she loves reading, but it isn’t the only way she keeps busy. Volunteering and spending time with family are two other important parts of her life. How did your career path lead you to […]

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Final beam in place for addition at QC Campus

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The final steel beam in the Building 1 addition at the Quad-Cities Campus is in place. Students, employees and community members signed the yellow beam before it was erected Oct. 17.  The beam is 27 feet above the ground and will be part of a service stairwell in the new addition. The beam was raised […]

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