BHC announces graduation honors

smiling female grad wearing gold cords posing with sister

Black Hawk College awards honors to graduates earning an associate degree who meet the following requirements: Summa Cum Laude graduates – Must complete 60 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a cumulative 3.95 GPA Magna Cum Laude graduates – Must complete 45 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a […]

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BHC baseball coach named interim athletic director

head & shoulders picture of coach Arnie Chavera

Black Hawk College has named Arnie Chavera as the college’s interim athletic director effective July 1. Chavera, the Braves’ head baseball coach since Fall 2004, is replacing Gary Huber who is retiring June 30 after serving as athletic director since Fall 1990. “I am excited for the opportunity,” Chavera said. “My goal is to build […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Phi Theta Kappa key

Black Hawk College welcomed 38 students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Spring 2019. 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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Graduate plans career in law

Graduate wearing black cap and gown holding BHC 2019 sign

When Amadou Ndiaye crossed the stage on graduation night, he achieved a hard-won educational milestone. His first steps to earn a college degree occurred thousands of miles away in Senegal, Africa, where attending school every day was not guaranteed. For several years he even missed out on months of school because of school being closed. […]

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BHC congratulates 2019 GED, high school completion grads

2 grads in blue caps & gowns

Black Hawk College celebrated the accomplishments of 75 students June 6 at the annual GED and High School Completion Graduation Celebration. The event recognized Adult Education and Optional Education students from across the college district who completed all GED® or high school completion graduation requirements during the 2018-19 school year. GED® graduates Aidan Hunter of […]

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Alumnus loves golf career

BHC alumnus Mike Downing has made a living on the green. “My father was a PGA golf professional, so I grew up around the profession,” he said. “I knew that is what I wanted to do at an early age.” Downing is head golf professional at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. Previously, he […]

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Congratulations to highway construction grads

12 men & 1 woman standing & holding certificates

Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Black Hawk College. Pictured are: Kneeling – Charles Nunn of Moline Front row – Landon Randol of Moline, Jeremiah Ford of Davenport, Guillermo Jimenez-Almanza of Bettendorf, Adam Wyffels of Davenport, Logan Oaks of Rock Island, Daejon Thorpe of Rock Island, Kane […]

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Guest post: College was for me after all

BHC graduate sitting in a child's waiting area on a beanbag chair

This guest blog post is by 2019 BHC graduate Kristie Amato, of Moline, IL. I did not choose a traditional educational path. I did not begin my college career until 2016, just before my 45th birthday. After high school, I married and had eight children. During that time I owned and operated a licensed family […]

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