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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Horse science instructor enjoys challenge of riding

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Horse science instructor Sarah Schobert embraces growth and learning, for both her students and herself. “I love the challenge riding brings,” she said. “Every day is a new thing and you’re constantly learning more.” In her personal time, you might find Schobert running, playing cards or in the saddle. “Luckily my job is a huge […]

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Student and scout plans career in technology

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Ryan Hoexter already achieved the highest Boy Scouts of America rank, but his journey is not over. Black Hawk College student Ryan Hoexter, who became an Eagle Scout in August 2019, continues to be involved with BSA by giving back as a volunteer. “I love being a leader and someone the scouts can look to […]

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Horticulture Club promotes student growth

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For the Horticulture Club at East Campus, growth is about more than plants. The club promotes the profession of horticulture and fellowship, and furthers the interests of horticulture by uniting those with a common interest in the field. The Horticulture Club provides students with opportunities to participate in horticultural activities, competitions and social activities, and […]

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Nursing runs in the family for recent grad

The passing of a torch was marked with a pin. Leigh Westbrook celebrated her graduation from Black Hawk College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at a nursing pinning ceremony in December. Graduates select a special person to pin them, with the event marking the completion of their ADN educations. For Westbrook, that special person was […]

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Grad’s passion is productions

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After work, the odds are good you can find Alex Richardson behind the scenes at Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline. “I have a blast doing it,” he said. “To me it’s not like more work, or a chore, to leave here and go and spend hours doing that.” The Black Hawk College graduate and employee […]

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Five tips for spring semester success

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Whether this is your last semester or you’re getting ready to take your first class at Black Hawk College, we have some tips for you. Check out these ideas to help you make the Spring 2020 semester a great success, and get your decade started off right! Prepare for classes Make sure you have all […]

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Grad helps make play possible at Family Museum

Laughter and the pitter-patter of tiny feet would soon fill the Family Museum in Bettendorf. During the last quiet moments before the doors opened, Black Hawk College graduate Sara Hodgini noted those sounds are perks of her position as the museum’s business and community relations manager. “There is nothing better than hearing kids laughing and […]

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