Community College Month: BHC Alumni return to work for the college

April is Community College Month and we wanted to take the time to celebrate some of our incredible alumni. National Community College Month started in 1986 as a way to spread awareness for community, technical and junior colleges that provided another option for students looking for higher education. My name is Bryan Goman and I […]

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Mini-grant to help TRIO students prepare for college classes

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Sixteen TRIO students will be better prepared to start classes this fall thanks to a $2,384 mini-grant from the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation. The TRIO Student Support Services program at the Quad-Cities Campus serves first-generation students, low-income students and students with a documented disability who plan to transfer to pursue a four-year degree. “These […]

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‘It’s more than bugs’ – BHC student finds his future in research

BHC student Elijah Davis of Kewanee found himself looking for his next challenge after discovering his initial major was not a good fit. Getting Started Davis began his academic career at a university before making the change. He decided Black Hawk College was where he was going to find his next adventure. That is when […]

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BHC Livestock Judging Teams continue rich tradition

Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Teams are synonymous with winning, but why are they so successful? It all started back in the 1970s when now-retired professor Dan Hoge started the team with his knowledge and passion for the sport. Over the years, the team has grown and trained some of the best livestock judges from […]

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BHC’s Honors Program: Your next academic adventure

Students at Black Hawk College may not know it yet, but the Honors Program could be their next adventure. “We wanted to give the opportunity to do honors work to people who maybe wouldn’t normally be the audience for honors work,” said Nicole Banks, Honors Program chair. The Honors Program is meant for both transfer […]

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Kendrick takes over for his musical mentor at BHC

Black Hawk College is welcoming back a familiar face to its instrumental music program. Jazz pianist, composer and recording artist Corey Kendrick has returned to the Quad Cities from Detroit and will be teaching music courses full-time at the Quad-Cities Campus. “I love the music program at Black Hawk. It’s not a cut-throat program. It’s […]

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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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