July 2020 - Black Hawk College

Moving forward – Campus reopening and Fall 2020 plans

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Moving Forward Following the safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Restore Illinois Plan, Black Hawk College continues to be committed to providing students with the best possible learning experience under the circumstances.

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Disability Services fuels student success

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Disability Services provides students with accommodations to assist them in accomplishing their goals. “Black Hawk College has a dedicated staff to help students with disabilities receive the resources and assistance they need to succeed in their educational journey,” said Rachael Weeks, Disability Services Coordinator. Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations for people with qualified, documented disabilities. […]

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Nursing students adapt, excel and graduate during pandemic

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Nursing school is challenging. Sometimes, students don’t finish. Nursing school during a pandemic is even more challenging. But a group of Black Hawk College nursing students didn’t let coronavirus derail them and their plans. All 27 Associate Degree Nursing students who started their final semester in January 2020 finished the semester and graduated in May […]

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BHC student named Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

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Comlan Blaise Kinto, a Black Hawk College student from East Moline, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa honor society members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. He will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate […]

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Need a laptop?

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What would you do with 115 computers? BHC has them and you can use them for fall classes. Any Quad-Cities Campus or East Campus student in need of a laptop for the term is eligible to participate in our laptop loan program. It’s for enrolled students on a first-come, first-served basis. Just complete the Technology […]

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Orthodontist started at Black Hawk College

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A desire to move forward brought Dr. Michelle McManus to Black Hawk College. After graduating from Rockridge High School, she postponed college for a year to work in hopes she would figure out what she wanted to do. “I still had no idea, but I wanted to start school and at least get the process […]

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BHC student wins top scholar award

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Black Hawk College student Shanda Robb of Davenport recently was named a 2020 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar, the only student in Illinois to win the award. Robb will receive a $1,250 scholarship, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation with additional support provided by Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor society for two-year colleges. Her selection […]

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Behind the scenes: responding to COVID-19

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The COVID-19 outbreak changed many things, but not Black Hawk College’s commitment to the community and student success. Remote learning began in March, and most learning will remain online for Fall 2020. A few BHC leaders answered some questions on the decision-making process and adjusting to changes. BHC President Tim Wynes What were the main […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards for 2019-20

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Black Hawk College student-athletes earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2019-20. Congratulations to these teams and student-athletes! NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year – Teams must earn a 3.0 GPA or higher for the 2019-20 school year. Women’s basketball – 3.33 GPA Softball – 3.19 GPA […]

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East Campus donation drive helps community

Employees at the East Campus recently coordinated a donation drive to help others in the community. With a sign that said, “Do a good deed and help those in need” as the backdrop, BHC employees staffed three drop-off sites in Kewanee and Galva in late June and early July. “Our goal is to lift others […]

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