Nursing students ready to start their careers during pandemic

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Fourteen new nurses are ready to start their careers as health care providers in the midst of a pandemic. “I am incredibly impressed with the bravery of the students,” said Rachel Duffy, nursing instructor. 2020 started as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and ended as the International Year of COVID-19 and […]

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Honors lists for Fall 2020 released

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At the end of the fall and spring semesters, High Honors and Honors lists are published to honor students for their academic achievement.

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Black Hawk College mourns the loss of former president Reid

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Black Hawk College mourns the loss of former president Dr. Alban E. Reid Jr. He served as BHC president from 1966-1977. During that time he was instrumental in the development of the current Quad-Cities Campus in Moline and the early growth of East Campus in Galva. Dr. Reid passed away December 5, 2020. Dr. Alban […]

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Students share plans for staying upbeat in 2021

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This year has been challenging, filled with disappointments and adversity, but also with resilience. We reached out to students to find out their New Year’s resolutions for staying in positive in upcoming year and what they have learned in 2020 that will help them take on 2021. Read on to see what these Black Hawk […]

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Check out the holiday cookie-decorating contest winners!

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Quad-Cities Campus Student Life hosted the 2020 BHC Bake the Season Bright Cookie-Decorating Contest. Thanks to the 21 students who took the time to painstakingly decorate holiday cookies! Participants could use cookies from a cookie-decorating kit provided by Student Life or could use their own cookies. First, second and third place prizes were awarded in […]

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Grad leverages her love of learning as a museum curator

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Black Hawk College Associate in Arts graduate Shannon Boynton found the perfect job to continue her journey as a lifelong learner. In August 2020, she became the museum curator for the Essley-Noble Museum in Aledo, IL. The Mercer County Historical Society manages the museum, which showcases local history and offers genealogy resources. “I like learning. […]

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BHC equestrians take home awards without leaving home arena

Black Hawk College hunt seat equestrians competed this fall against riders from around the Midwest without leaving their home arena. Nineteen BHC students participated in the inaugural Hunt Seat Flyover States Challenge Series: Virtual Collegiate Horse Show. Riders competed in the Black Hawk College East Campus arena in three shows from September-November. Videos of their […]

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Moline Foundation grant to help students get short-term training

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Thanks to a $3,500 grant from The Moline Foundation, Black Hawk College will be able to help more Quad-Cities residents upgrade their skills or train for new jobs. The Reskilling Project at Black Hawk College fills gaps in financial assistance for students who want to enroll in short-term training programs. These programs usually do not […]

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BHC alumna now helps students’ dreams come true

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Zenaida Landeros was once a Black Hawk College student earning scholarships. Now, the BHC alumna is the executive director of the Quad-Cities Foundation, and she loves helping make students’ dreams possible. “When I saw that an organization that once supported my dreams was looking for leadership, I was excited to be part of that,” she […]

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BHC grateful for grants to get students laptops, internet access

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Black Hawk College is thankful. In recent months, the BHC Quad-Cities Foundation has received three grants totaling $21,250 for the Bridge to Technology Assistance Program. The grant money is being used to help BHC students who need a computer and/or internet access so they can take college-credit classes. In an effort to keep students safe, […]

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