January 2020 - Black Hawk College

Horticulture Club promotes student growth

smiling students on a hayrack ride

For the Horticulture Club at East Campus, growth is about more than plants. The club promotes the profession of horticulture and fellowship, and furthers the interests of horticulture by uniting those with a common interest in the field. The Horticulture Club provides students with opportunities to participate in horticultural activities, competitions and social activities, and […]

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Congrats to Scholastic Bowl winners Mercer County, Galva, ROWVA, United high schools

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Black Hawk College East Campus hosted the 2020 Lincoln Trail Conference Scholastic Bowl Meet on Saturday, Jan. 25. The event pits students from different high schools against each other to answer questions from a variety of categories, such as history, literature, mathematics, music and science. More than 130 high school students from 11 schools in […]

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BHC Western Equestrian Team leading Region 4

group of equine students in arena with banner, award ribbons & 2 horses

The Black Hawk College Western Equestrian Team is currently leading Region 4 in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) after winning the first six regular season shows. There are eight colleges/universities in Region 4 with Black Hawk College being the only two-year school. The BHC team has 182 points. Second place Iowa State University has […]

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Nursing runs in the family for recent grad

The passing of a torch was marked with a pin. Leigh Westbrook celebrated her graduation from Black Hawk College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at a nursing pinning ceremony in December. Graduates select a special person to pin them, with the event marking the completion of their ADN educations. For Westbrook, that special person was […]

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Bizarri reaches coaching milestone

Darren Bizarri leaning on cage of basketballs

Congratulations to Darren Bizarri for recently reaching a milestone – winning his 200th game as the Braves men’s basketball coach. “You focus on the next game. You try to be as good as you can be each night,” he said. “I’m fortunate to have had really good players and assistants. Over time, it adds up.” […]

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Students collect $1,700 in care package items for soldiers

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The Black Hawk College Student Veterans of America recently coordinated a very successful care packages donation drive at the Quad-Cities Campus. The students collected an estimated $1,700 worth of items such as candy, granola bars, drink mixes and jerky. The donations from BHC employees, students and the community were given to the USO of Illinois. […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society – Fall 2019

Phi Theta Kappa key

Black Hawk College welcomed 38 students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Fall 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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Student-athletes named to AD’s Academic List for Fall 2019

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Thirty-one Black Hawk College student-athletes have been named to the Athletic Director’s Academic List for achieving a 3.25 GPA or higher during the Fall 2019 semester. All six Black Hawk College intercollegiate sports are represented, led by baseball with nine honorees. The 31 student-athletes on the list represent 36% of BHC players. The Academic List […]

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Grad’s passion is productions

man sitting on couch in a lobby at Black Hawk College

After work, the odds are good you can find Alex Richardson behind the scenes at Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline. “I have a blast doing it,” he said. “To me it’s not like more work, or a chore, to leave here and go and spend hours doing that.” The Black Hawk College graduate and employee […]

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Five tips for spring semester success

employee and student high five at a Student Life event

Whether this is your last semester or you’re getting ready to take your first class at Black Hawk College, we have some tips for you. Check out these ideas to help you make the Spring 2020 semester a great success, and get your decade started off right! Prepare for classes Make sure you have all […]

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