Alumnus loves golf career

BHC alumnus Mike Downing has made a living on the green. “My father was a PGA golf professional, so I grew up around the profession,” he said. “I knew that is what I wanted to do at an early age.” Downing is head golf professional at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. Previously, he […]

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Guest post: College was for me after all

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This guest blog post is by 2019 BHC graduate Kristie Amato, of Moline, IL. I did not choose a traditional educational path. I did not begin my college career until 2016, just before my 45th birthday. After high school, I married and had eight children. During that time I owned and operated a licensed family […]

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Fresh start leads Chicago native to BHC

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Chicago native and BHC student Chiquita White moved to the Quad-Cities with her family for a fresh start. White said it felt like home when they visited for her husband’s job interview. He got the job, and the Quad-Cities officially became home. Going back to school While living in Rock Island, White realized she wanted […]

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Celebrate BHC nursing grads

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You can find Black Hawk College nursing graduates doing what they love in emergency rooms, operating rooms and clinics. As National Nurses Week comes to a close it is a great time to honor the nurses in our community. Started in 1993, the purpose of National Nurses Week is to celebrate the nursing profession and […]

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BHC got me here: grads pursue dream degrees

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Black Hawk College is a great place to begin your higher education. No matter what your interests are, from agriculture to music, we have you covered! Do what you love while you learn. Read on to hear the stories of three BHC graduates who are now earning bachelor’s degrees at universities. BHC Transfer Programs allow […]

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Nursing graduate finds his passion

Nursing ended up being the ultimate destination of BHC graduate Ian Hutto’s winding career path, and a perfect fit. “A college education and nursing degree, along with my now two years of nursing experience, have given me more confidence and meaning in my life than I ever thought possible,” he said. His educational journey Hutto […]

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Exploring science: Earth Day and every day

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Passionate about the environment? Want to study science? Black Hawk College is the right place to be. Students can make an impact on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, by participating in an Quad-Cities Campus Clean Up. Quad-Cities Campus Clean Up, Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019, 2-4 p.m. Students should meet outside Building 2 on […]

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BHC student excited to intern at Disney

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This summer BHC international student Jami Hessell will pack her bags for an internship at the most magical place on earth: Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Hessell moved to United States from Japan to take English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and pursue her Associate in Arts at Black Hawk College. Hessell has family […]

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Free tutoring help is available

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Are you having trouble in a class or just need a bit of help? Free tutoring is just a click away! As a BHC student you can get tutoring help 24/7 online through tutor.com, which you access through your Canvas account. On-campus tutoring for a wide variety of subjects is available during walk-in hours and […]

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Preparing to transfer? Let advising help!

Preparing to transfer to a four-year school? Advising is here to help you do just that! Make sure to meet with your Black Hawk College advisor each semester about your transfer curriculum. That way, they can help you decide on classes and confirm you are on track to graduate and transfer. Registration for Summer and […]

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