BHC got me here: alumni transfer near and far

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We do transfer right! Black Hawk College transfer graduates earn their bachelor’s degrees at a variety of colleges, ranging from those close by to universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Read on for three graduates’ transfer stories. Learn more about our transfer programs. Dylan Freeman Degree earned at Black Hawk College: Associate in Arts Graduation year: […]

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BHC student is moved by music

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Once he takes the stage, freshman music student Anthony Collins lets go and lets loose. “When I perform I get to express myself. There’s no limits,” he said. His saxophone and polished shoes glint as he rocks out jazz chords during a solo. “I put my mind, body and soul into it,” he said. A […]

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TRiO helps students succeed

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College can be especially overwhelming when you are the first one in your family to attend, or when you have limited finances or a disability. That is why TRiO Student Support Services, a federally-funded program, steps in to help students succeed at the Quad-Cities Campus. You could potentially be eligible for TRiO assistance if one […]

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Learn and serve as a student trustee

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The BHC student trustee position allows a student to learn and serve. “It is an amazing opportunity that opens doors far beyond the community college environment,” said Vashti Berry, Coordinator of Orientation and Student Life at East Campus. Berry is a BHC graduate and a former student trustee. She said the experience defined her love […]

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BHC construction: behind the barricades

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Big construction projects are underway at both campuses, and we want to share what is going on behind the barricades. Quad-Cities Campus Construction Building 1 is under construction at the Quad-Cities Campus. A 9,000 square foot two-story addition is being built and renovations on the existing building’s third and fourth floors are in progress. Faculty […]

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Writers Guild club seeks creative students

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Writers Guild members revel in putting pen to paper. Students in the Quad-Cities Campus club meet weekly to share their writing, read poetry and motivate each other. “The guild has inspired me to write more,” BHC sophomore and Writers Guild president Emma Bertram said. A wide variety of interests are covered by BHC clubs and […]

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Career skills sessions can help you succeed

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Black Hawk College Career Services now offers skills sessions to help job seekers and students planning for their futures. Sessions are free and available to students, educators and community members by request. They are designed to be 45 minutes long but Career Services can adjust them based on need. The BHC Job Fair is March […]

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BHC got me here: graduates’ transfer tales

These graduates shared their stories of earning the first half of their bachelor’s degrees at BHC before transferring to universities! Did you know we have about 130 transfer agreements and guides in place with about 23 four-year colleges and universities in Illinois, Iowa and beyond? Learn more about our transfer programs. Baylee Burklund Black Hawk […]

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Graduation and gratitude: an alumna’s story

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BHC graduate Tamica Reynolds has a simple message for people considering going back to school: do it. “The hassle is definitely worth the tassel,” she said. Reynolds, of East Moline, accomplished a long-time goal of hers when she graduated from Black Hawk College with her Associate in Arts degree in 2018. She graduated from United Township […]

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Staff Q&A: Manager of PIE loves sports

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BHC staff member Dale Huntley is all about numbers! That is one of the reasons he’s a great fit as Black Hawk College’s Manager of Institutional Research & Assessment, Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness (PIE). PIE’s mission is to progressively contribute to the strategic planning, policy formation and decision-making processes of Black Hawk College. […]

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