Alumna makes music and an impact

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When a student’s face lights up while learning, Black Hawk College graduate Stephanie Moen knows she is where she belongs. That place is C.R. Hanna Elementary School in Orion where she teaches music to every student, from kindergartners to fifth-graders. During music class, the students sing, play instruments and move to the beat. Moen changes […]

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Students celebrate new construction

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Black Hawk College students started off the school year with new facilities at both campuses. Students are benefiting from the facility investments as they learn, socialize and study in areas designed with their needs in mind. Two August ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrated the completion of these major construction projects. Building 1 at the Quad-Cities Campus On […]

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Returning students share their advice

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Just getting started at Black Hawk College? Read on for some great advice from returning students! A quick summary: get involved, don’t be afraid to talk to your professors, make connections and don’t hesitate to ask for help. If you need help now or in the future, please also remember there are resources here to […]

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BHC grad makes it in marketing

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Two Rivers YMCA marketing director and Black Hawk College graduate Abbey Taets has an eye for design. She launched her graphic design and marketing career after earning her Associate in Applied Science degree in visual communication in 2013. Initially when Taets enrolled at Black Hawk College, she wanted to study psychology. She planned on transferring […]

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BHC grad, athlete kicked off career in sports

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Black Hawk College grad Destiny Brown’s educational path led her to a football field. The Davenport native is executive assistant and director of game day operations for the Quad City Steamwheelers. “I’ve played sports my whole life and I love the environment of being surrounded by the love of the game,” Brown said. Her duties […]

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Miss Illinois graduated from Black Hawk College

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Ariel Beverly has many titles: Black Hawk College graduate, Illinois State University alumna, art teacher and now, Miss Illinois. “Being crowned Miss Illinois was absolutely surreal,” she said. “I had never had an out-of-body experience until that moment.” Beverly will compete in the Miss America pageant in Connecticut on Dec. 19, 2019, which will be […]

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Student’s calling is grass-fed cattle

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Black Hawk College ag student Cole Peterson’s internship site is unconventional, even in the world of farming. Acres and acres of mostly cover crops, more than a hundred cows, a few dozen ewes, and about 700 chickens make up Grateful Graze in Cambridge, IL. Grateful Graze never feeds the animals grain, and the farm is […]

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Trustee Q&A: Chair Fritz Larsen grateful to give back

Fritz Larsen, chair of the BHC Board of Trustees, ran for election because of the opportunity to give back to his alma mater and the community. While studying at Black Hawk College, he played basketball, scoring than 1,000 career points, and met his wife and best friend in a business law class. Larsen says he […]

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Pharmacist began at Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College helped make it possible for Hannah Turner to achieve her longtime career goal of becoming a pharmacist. “I’m thankful for the choices I made,” she said. Turner, who graduated from Moline High School in 2011, received the BHC Presidential Scholarship. The top 10% of graduating seniors at in-district high schools receive free […]

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Ag grad travels and educates for internship

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BHC graduate Justin Slabaugh’s summer internship lets him share his passion for showing livestock. He is traveling the country as an intern for Stock Show University, which holds free educational livestock clinics. Slabaugh, of Goshen, Indiana, graduated with his Associate in Science – Ag Transfer degree in May. He is transferring to Kansas State University […]

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