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Get Involved ClubFest: explore your options

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Want to get involved, but not sure where to start? Plan on Zooming in for Get Involved ClubFest at noon Wednesday, Jan. 27 to learn more about Black Hawk College clubs for both campuses. Get Involved ClubFest will also include impressionist Justin Rupple, with his show starting at 12:30 p.m. In addition to clubs, the […]

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Alum: BHC is a great place to find your path

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Brandon Maeglin found the footing for his future at Black Hawk College. The Moline High School graduate started at Black Hawk because he wasn’t sure what he wanted to study. “It was well-known it was a good place to go for a cost-effective solution to get your gen eds and have them transfer once you […]

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HCCTP prepares students to build their futures

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The Highway Construction Careers Training Program at Black Hawk College allows students to discover what career path to pursue. “The goal is to get people into the building trades,” HCCTP program manager Paul Fessler said. “It has highway in the title, but that can include any of the building trades, so it’s a wide variety […]

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Students share plans for staying upbeat in 2021

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This year has been challenging, filled with disappointments and adversity, but also with resilience. We reached out to students to find out their New Year’s resolutions for staying in positive in upcoming year and what they have learned in 2020 that will help them take on 2021. Read on to see what these Black Hawk […]

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Grad leverages her love of learning as a museum curator

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Black Hawk College Associate in Arts graduate Shannon Boynton found the perfect job to continue her journey as a lifelong learner. In August 2020, she became the museum curator for the Essley-Noble Museum in Aledo, IL. The Mercer County Historical Society manages the museum, which showcases local history and offers genealogy resources. “I like learning. […]

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BHC alumna now helps students’ dreams come true

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Zenaida Landeros was once a Black Hawk College student earning scholarships. Now, the BHC alumna is the executive director of the Quad-Cities Foundation, and she loves helping make students’ dreams possible. “When I saw that an organization that once supported my dreams was looking for leadership, I was excited to be part of that,” she […]

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BHC East Foundation executive director talks giving

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Each donation to Black Hawk College East Foundation takes on a life of its own. That’s one message foundation executive director Danielle Williams wants donors to know. “If you give, it starts this trajectory of giving for generations and generations to come,” she said. The donations help students, who become alumni, who often become donors […]

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Food pantries help students worry less, study more

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A lot has changed this year, but hunger persists. Black Hawk College remains committed to combating it by offering food pantries to meet students’ needs. “The food pantry helps students worry less and study more,” said Jen Holldorf, special populations coordinator. The Hawk’s Cupboard, located at the Quad-Cities Campus, distributes pre-packaged food the first and […]

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BHC art grad inspired by travel

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Traveling serves as her inspiration, but Amber Dale’s college education took off close to home at Black Hawk College in Moline. “My husband and I enjoy backpacking through the national parks, which has been a big inspiration for a lot of my personal work,” she said. Her love for the national parks resulted in her […]

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Staff Q&A: Coordinator of Veterans Services

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Just in time for Veterans Day, Black Hawk College Coordinator of Veterans Services Thomas Reagan completed a Q&A session. The Marine veteran spends his work days busy connecting other veterans and active military members with the resources they need to transition into college life, but he doesn’t slow down when he leaves campus. When Reagan […]

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