College wraps up 75th anniversary celebration with sealing of time capsule

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On the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, a Black Hawk College time capsule was sealed and placed inside a wall in Building 1 at the Quad-Cities Campus. A plaque designating the spot says, “To be opened on the 100th Anniversary, 2046.” (Yes, there is a mask in it, but you’ll have to wait for […]

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BHC peeks into its past with opening of 1971 time capsule

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On Oct. 19, 2021, Black Hawk College celebrated its 75th anniversary and a highlight of the event was the opening of the 1971 time capsule. “Today we have the honor of opening a time capsule, discovering the artifacts they left for us, and learning more about what life was like at BHC circa 1971,” said […]

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BHC Livestock Judging Teams continue rich tradition

Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Teams are synonymous with winning, but why are they so successful? It all started back in the 1970s when now-retired professor Dan Hoge started the team with his knowledge and passion for the sport. Over the years, the team has grown and trained some of the best livestock judges from […]

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BHC celebrates 75 years, creates new memories

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More than 100 people gathered on a sunny October afternoon to celebrate Black Hawk College’s 75th anniversary. “Thank you to Black Hawk College for the lessons you have instilled and the memories you have so graciously offered,” said current student Aubrie Mozingo. Alumni Paul Rumler and Alejandra Martinez  spoke about their experiences as BHC students […]

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Kitchen, toiletries drive generates overwhelming response

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As part of the Black Hawk College 75th Anniversary Celebration, a kitchen and toiletries drive was held for the food pantries at both campuses. Often times, kitchen supplies and toiletries are overlooked as needed supplies for food pantries. The response from BHC employees and students – as well as community members – was overwhelming! Donations […]

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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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Georgia transplant makes QC, BHC home

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The future is full of possibilities for Black Hawk College graduate Ty Lewis. He isn’t sure what he’ll be doing when he completes his bachelor’s degree in 2022, but one thing is certain: he’s determined to make an impact. “A lot of people invested in me,” Lewis said. “I want to be able to help […]

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BHC grad Chad Pregracke: ‘Expand your mind’

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Chad Pregracke’s good work has made him a household name in the Quad Cities and beyond. The founder of Living Lands & Waters’ recognitions even include the Jefferson Award for Public Service, America’s top honor for public service. Before earning awards by the dozen, Pregracke earned something closer to home: his Associate in Arts at […]

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BHC grad, chiropractor’s future is vibrant

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Dr. Crystal Strode’s job brings her to tears regularly, but in the best way. The moment when a patient who came in with chronic pain feels relief is always emotional. “It brings people to tears, it brings me to tears,” she said. Dr. Strode is a chiropractor and a Black Hawk College East Campus alumna. […]

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Homelessness, injury, sobriety: a graduate’s story

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Jerry Jett hit an all-time low in his early 50s: he was homeless during a brutal Midwest winter. The extreme weather without adequate shelter resulted in frostbite, and most of his toes needed to be amputated. He doesn’t remember much from his time in the hospital, but he does remember how his life changed afterward. […]

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