August 2019 - Black Hawk College

Returning students share their advice

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Just getting started at Black Hawk College? Read on for some great advice from returning students! A quick summary: get involved, don’t be afraid to talk to your professors, make connections and don’t hesitate to ask for help. If you need help now or in the future, please also remember there are resources here to […]

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Ribbon cut for Building 1 addition, renovation at QC Campus

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Dozens of students, employees and members of the community gathered Aug. 29 in the new courtyard at the Quad-Cities Campus to celebrate the Building 1 addition and renovation. The $17.8 million project began in March 2017 with renovations to the Enrollment Services, Financial Aid and Bursar’s offices. Ground was broken in March 2018 for the […]

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BHC grad makes it in marketing

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Two Rivers YMCA marketing director and Black Hawk College graduate Abbey Taets has an eye for design. She launched her graphic design and marketing career after earning her Associate in Applied Science degree in visual communication in 2013. Initially when Taets enrolled at Black Hawk College, she wanted to study psychology. She planned on transferring […]

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Ribbon cut on new equine facilities at East Campus

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More than 100 people – and 60 horses – attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Aug. 22 to celebrate the new equine facilities at the East Campus. The additions and renovations build upon the college’s nationally recognized equine program. Improvements include: 20,000-square-foot addition for equine studies 94 horse stalls, a 36% increase 7,400-square-foot practice […]

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BHC grad, athlete kicked off career in sports

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Black Hawk College grad Destiny Brown’s educational path led her to a football field. The Davenport native is executive assistant and director of game day operations for the Quad City Steamwheelers. “I’ve played sports my whole life and I love the environment of being surrounded by the love of the game,” Brown said. Her duties […]

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Miss Illinois graduated from Black Hawk College

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Ariel Beverly has many titles: Black Hawk College graduate, Illinois State University alumna, art teacher and now, Miss Illinois. “Being crowned Miss Illinois was absolutely surreal,” she said. “I had never had an out-of-body experience until that moment.” Beverly will compete in the Miss America pageant in Connecticut on Dec. 19, 2019, which will be […]

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Student-athletes bring home NJCAA honors for 2018-19

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Congratulations to the following Black Hawk College student-athletes for earning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) division, region and conference awards based on their athletic achievements in 2018-19. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 2019 Region IV, Division II, District L All-Region Team First Team Rebecca Hunt – Davenport West HS (IA) SOFTBALL 2019 Region IV, Division II, District […]

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Student’s calling is grass-fed cattle

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Black Hawk College ag student Cole Peterson’s internship site is unconventional, even in the world of farming. Acres and acres of mostly cover crops, more than a hundred cows, a few dozen ewes, and about 700 chickens make up Grateful Graze in Cambridge, IL. Grateful Graze never feeds the animals grain, and the farm is […]

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Baseball players named to district Rawlings Gold Glove Team

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Black Hawk College baseball players claimed three of the nine spots on the 2019 NJCAA Division II North Central District/Region IV Rawlings Gold Glove Team. The BHC team members are: Sean Hebreard – Plainfield East HS (IL) Nick Traystman – Ledyard HS (CT) Jake Conley – Durant HS (IA) Region IV consists of 12 teams […]

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