March 2021 - Black Hawk College

Check out the PTK Photo Contest winners!

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Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently invited students to submit entries for the 2021 PTK Photo Contest. Congratulations to the winners! Here are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention winners, the first place photos, and the fan favorite. See all of the entries on Facebook. Best Pet/Animal Photo: 1st – Jessica German 2nd – […]

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Moline Foundation grant helping students with job interviews

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Thanks to a grant from the Moline Foundation, Black Hawk College students now have a quiet, uninterrupted place to do a virtual job interview. The $1,500 grant was used to purchase a computer, microphone and ring light for a new virtual interview room in the Career Services Center at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. […]

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Golby family expands scholarship investment to help more BHC students

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Ten years ago, the family of Barbara J. Curran Golby decided to honor her memory by establishing an annual scholarship for students who are studying to be certified nursing assistants or CNAs. Recently, family members decided to make additional contributions so that the scholarship through the Black Hawk College East Foundation would be endowed. “That […]

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Popularity of dual credit program continues to rise with Illinois high school students

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More than 500,000 students have earned early college credit before high school graduation since 2010. SPRINGFIELD (March 18, 2021) – Over the last decade, Illinois’ Dual Credit Program has seen a steady enrollment increase of more than 5.9% annually with more than half-a-million students earning over 3.1 million college credits while still in high school. […]

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Spring forward with time management tips

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If you feel stressed about time, or just want to be more effective, implementing time management tips can help you succeed. Getting organized and being intentional about how we spend our time can make a big impact on our productivity. Here are some tips to get you started: Be aware of your time. Everyone has […]

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Women in Construction: Meet three HCCTP grads

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Black Hawk College’s Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) offers students the opportunity to learn about the construction trades and prepare for apprenticeships. Read on to learn about three graduates’ experiences. These women have gone on from the program to work construction jobs in different trades, but they have this in common: all three recommend HCCTP and […]

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Alumna’s career in construction is like winning the lottery

It’s like winning the lottery. That is how Sonia Shepard of Davenport, Iowa, describes getting a job in construction. “The life that I have now is amazing,” she said. Shepard graduated from Black Hawk College’s Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) in 2015. “I’ll never forget that day,” she said of graduation. “It changed my […]

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