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Student trustee Kelly Nache is prepared to serve

Kelly Nache

New Black Hawk College student trustee Kelly Nache is gearing up for an unusual year. “This year is going to be very unique and I’m sure we will have no shortage of challenges,” she said. “I’m interested to see how BHC and the students continue to adapt to the changes caused by COVID.” From election […]

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Physical therapy assistant grad stays connected

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Robin Edwards felt nervous at her interview for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, but not for long. Larry Gillund, Black Hawk College associate professor and director of the program, soon put her at ease. “I was very scared. I was in my 40s,” the 1972 Muscatine High School graduate said. “He made me feel welcome.” […]

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International student excels far from home

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When C. Blaise Kinto arrived in the United States from Togo in 2016, he had trouble communicating. For a self-confessed social butterfly, it was rough. He was fluent in French and Ewe, an African language, and he knew some English, but not enough to make understanding or speaking it easy. “Being at home all the […]

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BHC grad, award-winning teacher inspires students

Black Hawk College alumna Margarita Raya Mojica pursued her career as a bilingual teacher because she recognized a need. “I became a teacher to be the kind of teacher I needed when I was growing up,” she said. She needed a teacher who could talk to Spanish-speaking parents and who inspired and encouraged students facing […]

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Plan for your future at Black Hawk College

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Black Hawk College is ready to help you prepare for your future. Registration is now open for summer and fall college-credit classes. You can check out class options in the Summer and Fall 2020 schedules. Advisors are available to assist students with any questions about registering for classes by email, phone or virtual meeting. Learn […]

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Student, future pilot prepares to transfer

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Transfer student John Fisher’s college education took flight at Black Hawk College. This fall he will transfer from the East Campus near Galva to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale to pursue an aviation degree. As a junior and senior at Wethersfield High School in Kewanee, Fisher completed more than 20 credit hours in dual credit […]

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BHC got me here: grads share their transfer stories

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You can earn the first half of your bachelor’s degree at Black Hawk College then transfer to a four-year college, near or far. Read on to hear the stories of three BHC graduates who are now earning bachelor’s degrees at universities. BHC Transfer Programs allow you to transfer to a four-year institution ready to earn your […]

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IT student encourages others to get involved

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Shanda Robb only has one regret about attending Black Hawk College: “I wish I had done it sooner.” She is looking forward to graduating this spring with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in computer information technology, application developer tract. Robb also is earning web developer and PC application programmer certificates. Journey to Black […]

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PaCE employee’s work helps learners of all ages

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No matter who you are, Black Hawk College’s PaCE program has something to offer you. PaCE, which stands for Professional and Continuing Education, has served the community for more than 40 years. Program coordinator Abbey Roodhouse loves the impact PaCE makes. Her job duties include developing, coordinating and promoting a variety of PaCE classes and […]

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Bosnian basketball player excels on the court, in the classroom

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Nearly 5,000 miles away from his hometown, Banja Luka in Bosnia, Filip Timotija has found a home away from home. The Black Hawk College freshman student and basketball player is earning his Associate in Arts degree while living in an apartment walking distance from campus. He’s gained lasting friendships, including roommates he considers family – […]

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