New to BHC? Check out returning students’ advice

Spend a few minutes getting some great advice from returning students!

Their words of wisdom can help you start your college education off on the right foot. A quick summary: get involved, manage your time carefully and do not rush yourself.

Explore BHC student clubs and athletics to find opportunities to get involved, stay connected and make new friends.

If you need help now or in the future, please know there are resources at Black Hawk College to help you succeed.

female studentName: Karen Ambriz

Hometown: Oxnard, CA

Campus: Quad-Cities Campus

Program: Associate in Arts (social work)

Advice: Welcome new Black Hawk students! My advice for you would be to get involved in our clubs, organizations or sports. Explore our campus and be open-minded to new things. Welcome once more to our Black Hawk familia (family).

male studentName: Austin Collins

Hometown: Kewanee, IL

Campus: East Campus

Program: Associate in Arts (agriculture business)

Advice: Manage your time! Make sure to get work done ahead of time so you don’t have to play catch up. This helps especially when participating in extracurriculars.


female studentName: Jaidyn Miller

Hometown: Annawan, IL

Campus: East Campus

Program: Associate in Science – Ag Transfer (agriculture business and agronomy)

Advice: My advice for incoming students is to join student clubs and organizations. Even though Black Hawk is a community college, we still offer a wide variety of clubs and student life activities. Although we all can’t be together on campus, now is the perfect time to join in order to interact with new and old friends alike.

female studentName: Jaele E. Nkusu

Hometown: Uvira, a city in the South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa

Campus: Quad-Cities Campus

Program: Associate in Arts (psychology)

Advice: The advice I would give you is create the experience you want to have and take it slow, and do not worry about that one friend who is rushing to the finish line, because believe me, the spotlight will be there when you get there.