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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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PTK Posts: Student Q&A with TRIO & Tutoring

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Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus are writing PTK Posts for their 2021 College Project. College Projects are a way for PTK chapters to engage and give back to their colleges. The goal of PTK Posts is for Quad-Cities Campus PTK members to share student stories and information […]

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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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PTK Posts: Student Q&A with Career Services

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Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus are writing PTK Posts for their 2021 College Project. College Projects are a way for PTK chapters to engage and give back to their colleges. The goal of PTK Posts is for Quad-Cities Campus PTK members to share student stories and information […]

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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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PTK Posts: Three things I wish I had known

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Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus are writing PTK Posts for their 2021 College Project. College Projects are a way for PTK chapters to engage and give back to their colleges. The goal of PTK Posts is for Quad-Cities Campus PTK members to share student stories and information […]

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PTK Posts: Let’s talk about transfer options

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Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus are writing PTK Posts for their 2021 College Project. College Projects are a way for PTK chapters to engage and give back to their colleges. The goal of PTK Posts is for Quad-Cities Campus PTK members to share student stories and information […]

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PTK Posts: A story of growth

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Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus are writing PTK Posts for their 2021 College Project. College Projects are a way for PTK chapters to engage and give back to their colleges. The goal of PTK Posts is for Quad-Cities Campus PTK members to share student stories and information […]

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Meet new student trustee Dillon Sheiss

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Great opportunities. That is how Dillon Sheiss describes attending Black Hawk College and being the college’s new student trustee. BHC students elected Sheiss – who is pursuing an Associate in Science-Ag Transfer degree focusing on animal science – to serve as student trustee for 2021-22. The position alternates between the two campuses each year. The student […]

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