BHC equine program attracts Venezuelan student

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Ezequiel Bustamante is more than 2,500 miles from his hometown, but he has found a second home at Black Hawk College. “I feel like the United States, Black Hawk College and Texas are part of me,” he said. “I feel proudly to be here.” Bustamante has ridden horses all his life, but he did not […]

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Congrats to Scholastic Bowl winners Mercer County, ROWVA, Cambridge high schools

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Black Hawk College East Campus hosted the 2019 Lincoln Trail Conference Scholastic Bowl Meet on Saturday, Feb. 23. The event pits students from different high schools against each other to answer questions from a variety of categories, such as history, literature, mathematics, music and science. More than 100 high school students from nine schools in […]

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BHC got me here: alumni transfer near and far

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We do transfer right! Black Hawk College transfer graduates earn their bachelor’s degrees at a variety of colleges, ranging from those close by to universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Read on for three graduates’ transfer stories. Learn more about our transfer programs. Dylan Freeman Degree earned at Black Hawk College: Associate in Arts Graduation year: […]

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BHC student is moved by music

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Once he takes the stage, freshman music student Anthony Collins lets go and lets loose. “When I perform I get to express myself. There’s no limits,” he said. His saxophone and polished shoes glint as he rocks out jazz chords during a solo. “I put my mind, body and soul into it,” he said. A […]

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BHC 5K Hustle raises $6,200 for PTA scholarships

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The 2018 Black Hawk College 5K Hustle raised $6,200 to provide scholarships for students in the BHC Physical Therapist Assistant Program. The annual road race was Nov. 10, 2018, at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. The 2019 race will be Saturday, Nov. 9. Since 2012, the event has raised more than $54,000 to benefit […]

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TRiO helps students succeed

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College can be especially overwhelming when you are the first one in your family to attend, or when you have limited finances or a disability. That is why TRiO Student Support Services, a federally-funded program, steps in to help students succeed at the Quad-Cities Campus. You could potentially be eligible for TRiO assistance if one […]

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Learn and serve as a student trustee

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The BHC student trustee position allows a student to learn and serve. “It is an amazing opportunity that opens doors far beyond the community college environment,” said Vashti Berry, Coordinator of Orientation and Student Life at East Campus. Berry is a BHC graduate and a former student trustee. She said the experience defined her love […]

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BHC construction: behind the barricades

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Big construction projects are underway at both campuses, and we want to share what is going on behind the barricades. Quad-Cities Campus Construction Building 1 is under construction at the Quad-Cities Campus. A 9,000 square foot two-story addition is being built and renovations on the existing building’s third and fourth floors are in progress. Faculty […]

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Writers Guild club seeks creative students

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Writers Guild members revel in putting pen to paper. Students in the Quad-Cities Campus club meet weekly to share their writing, read poetry and motivate each other. “The guild has inspired me to write more,” BHC sophomore and Writers Guild president Emma Bertram said. A wide variety of interests are covered by BHC clubs and […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society

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Black Hawk College welcomed 34 students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Fall 2018. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours and […]

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