BHC announces 2020 graduation honors

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Black Hawk College awards honors to graduates earning an associate degree who meet the following requirements: Summa Cum Laude graduates – Must complete 60 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a cumulative 3.95 GPA Magna Cum Laude graduates – Must complete 45 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society – Spring 2020

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Black Hawk College welcomed 39 students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Spring 2020. 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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Got an idea for a professional, continuing ed class?

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Black Hawk College’s Professional and Continuing Education Department (PaCE) has served the community’s continuing education needs for more than 50 years. The classes and programs offered are based on research as well as community feedback and need. Are you looking for a new opportunity? PaCE is working to develop new programs offered in various formats […]

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Metz named BHC’s first-ever women’s soccer head coach

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Black Hawk College will launch its new women’s soccer program with a familiar face. Abbie Metz, a Black Hawk College grad, has been tapped to lead the team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. On Aug. 1, she will become the Braves’ first-ever women’s soccer head coach. “I look forward to working with her […]

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Art students create magazine together while apart

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ArtFusion magazine is produced every-other-year by and for Black Hawk College students. It features essays, digital drawing, photography, painting and other student works. When the college’s ART 248 – Production and Prepress class went completely online in Spring 2020, creating the collaborative, 36-page publication became a challenge. Given the circumstances they faced, students renamed this […]

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Alumna Landeros new BHC QC Foundation executive director

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Black Hawk College alumna Zenaida Landeros is the new executive director of the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation. Landeros has more than eight years of experience in fundraising, community outreach and nonprofit administration. She previously worked for the Greater Quad-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce since 2012, becoming its executive director in 2018. She graduated from […]

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International student excels far from home

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When C. Blaise Kinto arrived in the United States from Togo in 2016, he had trouble communicating. For a self-confessed social butterfly, it was rough. He was fluent in French and Ewe, an African language, and he knew some English, but not enough to make understanding or speaking it easy. “Being at home all the […]

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BHC alum Keim coming home to coach baseball

Josh Keim is coming home. The former Black Hawk College baseball player will return to his alma mater Aug. 1 as the college’s new head baseball coach and academic success coach. “I am thrilled to hand the reigns of this program over to Coach Keim,” said Arnie Chavera, interim athletic director. Chavera has continued to […]

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35 student-athletes win all-conference academic awards

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Congratulations to 35 Black Hawk College student-athletes for earning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Arrowhead Academic All-Conference awards! The following BHC student-athletes were honored for achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2019-20 school year. Baseball Ely Adams, Pleasant Valley HS (IA) Grant Baker, South Elgin HS (IL) Anthony Barrios, Alleman HS (IL) […]

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Six students named to All-Illinois Academic Team

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Six Black Hawk College students were selected for the 2020 All-Illinois Academic Team in recognition of their scholarly achievements. The college was allowed to nominate two transfer and two career program students per campus to the All-USA Academic Team. Nominees must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and community engagement. Students nominated to the […]

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