BHC celebrating the holidays with concerts

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Black Hawk College is celebrating the holiday season with music. Except where noted, admission is free. BHC Community Chorale will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Festival of Trees, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Admission fee. BHC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the […]

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Congratulations to highway construction grads

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Black Hawk College congratulates the recent graduates of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP). Back row from left to right – Eric Fry of East Moline, Zachary Clemens of Davenport, Dominic Rios of Rock Island, Kevin Kipp of Moline, Adam Wallen of Rock Falls, and Bryson Johnson of Rock Island. Front row from left […]

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Gelaude receives lifetime achievement award

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Congratulations to Julie Gelaude, director of the Black Hawk College Business Training Center, for receiving the Joan Simon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Community College Training Resource and Information Network (weTRaIN). The award honors an outstanding weTRaIN member who has excelled in her/his contributions to workforce training and development. “Julie approaches each new opportunity […]

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BHC students collecting items for soldiers overseas

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The BHC Military Students and Veterans Club is collecting cash donations and care package items to send to troops serving overseas. From Nov. 6 to Dec. 6, donations can be dropped off at: Quad-Cities Campus — Building 4, Room 117 or Room 118 East Campus — Building A, lower lobby

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Western riders win back-to-back horse shows

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The Black Hawk College Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Western Equestrian Team was the high point team Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at the IHSA Western Horse Show at the college’s East Campus. Over the two days, 37 BHC students competed against riders from Augustana College, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Northern Illinois University, […]

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Soil Judging Team takes 1st place in Wisconsin

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Soil Judging Team for winning 1st place at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) 2018 Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest in Prairie du Chien, WI. The competition included four, two-year schools from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. All eight BHC team members placed in the Top 10 individually as well. They […]

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Veteran, BHC student receives SUV to get to campus

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Former Marine Jason Roberts is traveling down a new road — at age 42, he’s a full-time college student pursuing an associate in arts degree. But a few weeks into his first semester, he needed assistance getting to campus. The BHC Military Students and Veterans Club and Tom Reagan, BHC veterans coordinator, became aware of […]

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Final beam in place for addition at QC Campus

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The final steel beam in the Building 1 addition at the Quad-Cities Campus is in place. Students, employees and community members signed the yellow beam before it was erected Oct. 17.  The beam is 27 feet above the ground and will be part of a service stairwell in the new addition. The beam was raised […]

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BHC pumpkin auction raises $6,800 for United Way

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There are pumpkin auctions around the country this time of the year, but, on a per-pumpkin-basis, probably none can compare to the Annual Stampede Auction of Champion Pumpkins at Black Hawk College East Campus. On Oct. 17, auctioneer and East Campus alumnus Bill LeSage persuaded the audience of generous students, faculty, staff and friends to […]

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BHC students volunteer their computer skills

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Black Hawk College students recently volunteered to network and install software on 50 refurbished computers donated to Quad Cities Christian School. The Black Hawk College IT Society (BITS) sponsored the event. A group of 15 students in the college’s Computer Information Technology program, along with instructors Jamie Hill and Don Mosier, spent four hours on […]

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