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FAFSA dos and don’ts: what you need to know

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Oct. 1 approaching means it’s almost time to fill out the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Black Hawk College Financial Aid is hosting a webinar to help you learn what you will need to complete FAFSA on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. […]

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Explore student clubs and organizations virtually

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Black Hawk College offers a variety of clubs and organizations to help you have a great college experience. Both campuses are offering virtual club fests this month to let you explore what your campus offers. Plan to attend! Quad-Cities Campus Virtual Club Fest – Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. […]

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Tips for a successful semester

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While 2020 has been a year of change and challenges, the building blocks for academic success are still the same. Stay motivated, manage your time effectively, limit distractions, communicate and develop good study practices to start the school year off right. Motivate yourself: Set goals and work toward them. Keep what you are working toward […]

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New to BHC? Check out returning students’ advice

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Spend a few minutes getting some great advice from returning students! Their words of wisdom can help you start your college education off on the right foot. A quick summary: get involved, manage your time carefully and do not rush yourself. Explore BHC student clubs and athletics to find opportunities to get involved, stay connected […]

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Transfer grad found affinity for math at BHC

Taking a risk can be rewarding. That was one of many life lessons Black Hawk College 2020 graduate Abigail Wadsworth learned while earning her degree. The Silvis resident started at Black Hawk because she didn’t know what she wanted to study, and the college was close by and affordable. You might recognize Wadsworth from a […]

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Disability Services fuels student success

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Disability Services provides students with accommodations to assist them in accomplishing their goals. “Black Hawk College has a dedicated staff to help students with disabilities receive the resources and assistance they need to succeed in their educational journey,” said Rachael Weeks, Disability Services Coordinator. Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations for people with qualified, documented disabilities. […]

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Orthodontist started at Black Hawk College

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A desire to move forward brought Dr. Michelle McManus to Black Hawk College. After graduating from Rockridge High School, she postponed college for a year to work in hopes she would figure out what she wanted to do. “I still had no idea, but I wanted to start school and at least get the process […]

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Behind the scenes: responding to COVID-19

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The COVID-19 outbreak changed many things, but not Black Hawk College’s commitment to the community and student success. Remote learning began in March, and most learning will remain online for Fall 2020. A few BHC leaders answered some questions on the decision-making process and adjusting to changes. BHC President Tim Wynes What were the main […]

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Student trustee Kelly Nache is prepared to serve

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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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