Fast track your education with minimester

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Minimester is just around the corner! Get registered if you want to complete a college class in just three weeks. This speedy session is Dec. 16 through Jan. 3. If you are a Black Hawk College student looking to earn a few credit hours before next semester or if you are attending another college and […]

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BHC volunteers sort 865 pounds of trash

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Black Hawk College students and employees recently dug into dozens of bags of trash, sifting through 865 pounds by hand to find out what recyclables are ending up in the trash. Every five years, the college is required by the State of Illinois to identify the kinds of waste generated on campus and how much […]

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Food pantries help fuel student success

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The Black Hawk College food pantries provide students with food for thought. The Hawk’s Cupboard at the Quad-Cities Campus and the Emergency Food Pantry at the East Campus feed students in need. “It takes a little bit of worry off their plate so they can focus on their studies,” said Jen Holldorf, special populations coordinator. […]

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Chamber CEO got started at Black Hawk College

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Uncertainty bought Paul Rumler to Black Hawk College after high school. He had plans to study engineering at a four-year university after graduating from Moline High School, but it didn’t feel quite right. After a lot of thought, he decided to switch directions and attend Black Hawk College instead, where he graduated with his Associate […]

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BHC, ASU partnering for Guaranteed Program for Admission

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Black Hawk College is collaborating with Arizona State University to offer guaranteed admission to ASU and ASU Online. The Guaranteed Program for Admission – Illinois guarantees admittance and the program of student’s choice* upon successfully meeting one of the following: A transfer associate degree with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50. OR A completed […]

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Vintage Rods donates $1,500 to student scholarship fund

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Quad City’s Vintage Rods car club recently donated $1,500 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation for student scholarships. Club members Marlan Sharer of Geneseo and Glenn Winter of Moline presented the check to Tim Wynes, Black Hawk College president, and Maureen Dickinson, executive director of the BHC QC Foundation. Since 1984, the car club […]

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Love for math adds up to a fulfilling career

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Assistant professor Robyn McVey loves that with math, once you arrive at the right answer, the task is completed. While there is only one correct answer, McVey has discovered multiple ways to explain how to solve problems during her decade teaching at Black Hawk College. “Some people do need a different take,” she said. “I’ve […]

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Congratulations to Fall 2019 highway construction grads

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Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Black Hawk College. Pictured are: Front row – Richard Diaz of Moline, Sabrina Duncan of Rio, Terence Wagner of Rock Island, Logan Akright of Davenport, Omar Camacho of East Moline, and Ben Deneve of Prophetstown Back row – Julian Mayfield of […]

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Veterans services help students succeed

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Veterans and those still serving have the benefit of year-round resources and camaraderie at Black Hawk College. Marine veteran Thomas Reagan, BHC Coordinator of Veterans Services, is dedicated to helping veterans and active military members transition into civilian life. Reagan is a source for veterans to learn more about their options through the GI Bill, formally […]

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BHC pumpkin auction raises $6,525 for United Way

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There are pumpkin auctions around the country this time of the year, but, on a per-pumpkin-basis, probably none can compare to the Annual Stampede Auction of Champion Pumpkins at Black Hawk College East Campus. On Oct. 30, auctioneer and East Campus alumnus Bill LeSage persuaded the audience of generous students, faculty, staff and friends to […]

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