Music grad sings Black Hawk College’s praises

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Morgan Sarber gained lifelong friends, an associate’s degree, and the foundation she needed to succeed while studying at Black Hawk College. Initially she decided on Black Hawk College because it was cost-effective and close to her hometown of Geneseo. The college’s music opportunities happened to be a huge bonus, though. Sarber earned a Music Achievement […]

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BHC helping curb shortage of early childhood educators

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Illinois has a shortage of early childhood educators but Black Hawk College is working to help curb that shortage. Officials from Black Hawk College and National Louis University (NLU) in Chicago recently signed an agreement for four online bachelor’s degree pathways for BHC early childhood education students. All Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science […]

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Highway construction students make improvements at Loud Thunder

Black Hawk College recently celebrated the completion of a retaining wall and sidewalk built by BHC students at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. Three Highway Construction Careers Training Program classes – a total of 36 students – worked 2,500 hours on the project over three semesters. The improvements began in Fall 2018 when HCCTP students started […]

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Travel the Trick-or-Treat Trail Oct. 30

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Black Hawk College East Campus will transform into a spooky destination for the Trick-or-Treat Trail on Wednesday, Oct. 30! The college encourages the community to bring their ghosts and goblins out to grab goodies while exploring campus from 5-7 p.m. More than 1,500 community members attend this annual event. For many of the trick-or-treaters, this […]

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Instructor inspired student to teach history

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Marland Rachel has nothing but great memories of his time studying at Black Hawk College. “The atmosphere was awesome. All the instructors were very helpful,” he said. “I never had a bad day at Black Hawk.” Rachel encourages prospective students to consider Black Hawk College: if you want to earn an associate degree and then […]

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Horse judging students bring home big wins

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Horse Judging Team for bringing home another championship from the All-American Quarter Horse Congress! Ten BHC students competed Oct. 16 at the national judging contest in Columbus, OH. BHC Team A took 1st and BHC Team B took 4th. The collegiate and youth divisions award individual and team high-point […]

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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) 2019 Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest in Stevens Point, WI. BHC team members competed against students from two-year schools Eastern Oklahoma State College and Vincennes University. Six students also placed in the Top 10 individually. They […]

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Attend a fair to find resources

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Black Hawk College students can attend fairs this fall to find resources to help them succeed. Mark your calendar for the below event that applies to you, and don’t forget that Black Hawk College offers a wide range of student resources year-round! Social Services Fair (Quad-Cities Campus) Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 […]

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Celebrate National Transfer Student Week 2019

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Black Hawk College is celebrating National Transfer Student Week (Oct. 18-25, 2019) with a packed calendar! Before we get into the activities, though, let’s talk about transferring: Black Hawk College is a great place to earn the first half of your bachelor’s degree. There are several associate degree options available and plenty of resources available […]

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BHC golf team wins fourth straight Region IV Championship

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College men’s golf team for winning the 2019 NJCAA Region IV Championship! This marks the fourth straight year the team has claimed this title and the 15th in the past 21 years. The Braves’ team score was 959. The next closest team was 976. Individual golfers’ results were: 2nd Place […]

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