Olson, Smith win Student Poetry Contest

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Black Hawk College is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021 and hosted a Student Poetry Contest as part of the celebration. All students were invited to compose a poem on the theme of “What Education Means To Me.” Upon review of the scoring tally from the five-member judging panel, there was a tie.  Rather than […]

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Livestock Judging Team wins Tulsa State Fair contest

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team for winning the Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the Tulsa State Fair! The sophomore team took first place out of 25 teams with 4,207 points, beating the second-place team by 58 points. Team members also competed individually against students from Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. […]

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Associate Degree Nursing applications accepted thru Nov. 1

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The BHC Associate Degree Nursing Program is accepting applications through Monday, Nov. 1 for the program’s January 2022 start. Visit the Associate Degree Nursing web page for applications and other information.

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Livestock Judging Team wins State Fair of Texas contest

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team for winning the Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the State Fair of Texas! The sophomore team won: 1st – Overall 1st – Cattle 1st – Swine 2nd – Reasons 7th – Sheep/Goats Team members also competed individually against students from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. […]

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1960 MG wins President’s Choice in car show at BHC

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A 1960 MG owned by Scott Shnurman of Silvis, IL, won the President’s Choice award at the Quad City’s Vintage Rods’ 49th/50th Annual Car Show at the Quad-Cities Campus. Shnurman is pictured with Tim Wynes, Black Hawk College president, and his wife, Becky Wynes. A 1961 Metropolitan owned by Lowell St. Clair of Bettendorf, IA, […]

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BHC’s Honors Program: Your next academic adventure

Students at Black Hawk College may not know it yet, but the Honors Program could be their next adventure. “We wanted to give the opportunity to do honors work to people who maybe wouldn’t normally be the audience for honors work,” said Nicole Banks, Honors Program chair. The Honors Program is meant for both transfer […]

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Livestock judging freshmen, sophomores win World Beef Expo

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team for winning both the freshman and sophomore divisions at the World Beef Expo Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds! In the sophomore division, BHC teams took 1st, 2nd and 3rd. In the freshman division, BHC teams took 1st, 2nd and 4th. The sophomore […]

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New women’s soccer team gets first win

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The Black Hawk College women’s soccer team made history Sept. 23, 2021, with a 9-0 win over Illinois Valley Community College. It was the first win for the team since beginning competition one month earlier. “We got our first win of the year and for the program!” tweeted Abbie Metz, the Braves’ first-ever women’s soccer […]

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BHC celebrating 52 years of providing Adult Ed classes

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Black Hawk College is celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Sept. 19-25. The college began serving adult learners on July 1, 1969. Today, the Black Hawk College Adult Education program provides instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE), high school credit and English as a Second Language (ESL). Each year, […]

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Men’s soccer team gets first win for inaugural program

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The Black Hawk College men’s soccer team made history Sept. 16, 2021, with a 2-1 win over McHenry County College. It was the first win for the BHC men’s and women’s soccer program, which began competing only one month earlier. “Beyond proud of these guys!” said Charlie Ochoa, the Braves’ first-ever men’s soccer head coach. […]

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