Food pantries help fuel student success

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The Black Hawk College food pantries provide students with food for thought. The Hawk’s Cupboard at the Quad-Cities Campus and the Emergency Food Pantry at the East Campus feed students in need. “It takes a little bit of worry off their plate so they can focus on their studies,” said Jen Holldorf, special populations coordinator. […]

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Chamber CEO got started at Black Hawk College

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Uncertainty bought Paul Rumler to Black Hawk College after high school. He had plans to study engineering at a four-year university after graduating from Moline High School, but it didn’t feel quite right. After a lot of thought, he decided to switch directions and attend Black Hawk College instead, where he graduated with his Associate […]

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Love for math adds up to a fulfilling career

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Assistant professor Robyn McVey loves that with math, once you arrive at the right answer, the task is completed. While there is only one correct answer, McVey has discovered multiple ways to explain how to solve problems during her decade teaching at Black Hawk College. “Some people do need a different take,” she said. “I’ve […]

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Veterans services help students succeed

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Veterans and those still serving have the benefit of year-round resources and camaraderie at Black Hawk College. Marine veteran Thomas Reagan, BHC Coordinator of Veterans Services, is dedicated to helping veterans and active military members transition into civilian life. Reagan is a source for veterans to learn more about their options through the GI Bill, formally […]

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Music grad sings Black Hawk College’s praises

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Morgan Sarber gained lifelong friends, an associate’s degree, and the foundation she needed to succeed while studying at Black Hawk College. Initially she decided on Black Hawk College because it was cost-effective and close to her hometown of Geneseo. The college’s music opportunities happened to be a huge bonus, though. Sarber earned a Music Achievement […]

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Travel the Trick-or-Treat Trail Oct. 30

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Black Hawk College East Campus will transform into a spooky destination for the Trick-or-Treat Trail on Wednesday, Oct. 30! The college encourages the community to bring their ghosts and goblins out to grab goodies while exploring campus from 5-7 p.m. More than 1,500 community members attend this annual event. For many of the trick-or-treaters, this […]

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Instructor inspired student to teach history

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Marland Rachel has nothing but great memories of his time studying at Black Hawk College. “The atmosphere was awesome. All the instructors were very helpful,” he said. “I never had a bad day at Black Hawk.” Rachel encourages prospective students to consider Black Hawk College: if you want to earn an associate degree and then […]

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Attend a fair to find resources

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Black Hawk College students can attend fairs this fall to find resources to help them succeed. Mark your calendar for the below event that applies to you, and don’t forget that Black Hawk College offers a wide range of student resources year-round! Social Services Fair (Quad-Cities Campus) Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 […]

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Celebrate National Transfer Student Week 2019

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Black Hawk College is celebrating National Transfer Student Week (Oct. 18-25, 2019) with a packed calendar! Before we get into the activities, though, let’s talk about transferring: Black Hawk College is a great place to earn the first half of your bachelor’s degree. There are several associate degree options available and plenty of resources available […]

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Benefit from free tutoring at BHC

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It’s National Tutoring Week this week (Oct. 7-11, 2019)! Make time to learn about the free tutoring help available to Black Hawk College students. Options include on-campus tutoring during walk-in hours or by appointment, and online tutoring help 24/7, so no matter what your schedule is, help is available. Keep in mind that you do […]

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