College wraps up 75th anniversary celebration with sealing of time capsule

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On the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, a Black Hawk College time capsule was sealed and placed inside a wall in Building 1 at the Quad-Cities Campus. A plaque designating the spot says, “To be opened on the 100th Anniversary, 2046.” (Yes, there is a mask in it, but you’ll have to wait for […]

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Cooper, Koch receive Golden Apple Award from students

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Two Black Hawk College employees recently received the Golden Apple Award from the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus. During the honor society’s Fall 2021 Induction Ceremony, the Golden Apple Award was presented to: Jana Koch (left), director of student life and engagement Loredana Cooper (right), multicultural and inclusion coordinator Both were […]

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Leadercast funds scholarship for business majors

A new Leaders in Business Scholarship has been established thanks to a $10,000 donation to the Black Hawk College Foundation. The donation was generated by Leadercast Quad Cities registrations and sponsorships. Leadercast is the world’s premier leadership development conference. Black Hawk College began hosting the simulcast in 2018. More than 70 BHC students in leadership […]

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Livestock Judging Team ends season with big win

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The Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team ended the 2021 season with a tremendous win at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY. The sophomore team took High Team Overall in the 2021 NAILE Junior College Livestock Judging Contest, winning the contest by 40 points. Other team results included: High Team Reasons – […]

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BHC peeks into its past with opening of 1971 time capsule

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On Oct. 19, 2021, Black Hawk College celebrated its 75th anniversary and a highlight of the event was the opening of the 1971 time capsule. “Today we have the honor of opening a time capsule, discovering the artifacts they left for us, and learning more about what life was like at BHC circa 1971,” said […]

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Kitchen, toiletries drive generates overwhelming response

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As part of the Black Hawk College 75th Anniversary Celebration, a kitchen and toiletries drive was held for the food pantries at both campuses. Often times, kitchen supplies and toiletries are overlooked as needed supplies for food pantries. The response from BHC employees and students – as well as community members – was overwhelming! Donations […]

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Retired professor, musician creates scholarship for jazz students

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Dr. Edgar Crockett spent 29 years teaching thousands of Black Hawk College students about music and sharing his musical talent with them and the Quad-Cities community. Even though he retired July 31, he will continue to have an impact on BHC students through the new Black Hawk College Foundation Jazz Scholarship. For nearly three decades, […]

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Retiring professor creates scholarship for students with disabilities

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Biology professor Dr. Xixuan Collins is retiring from Black Hawk College but she and her family will be connected to the college and BHC students for years to come. Dr. Collins and her husband have created an endowed scholarship fund through the Black Hawk College Foundation at the Quad-Cities Campus. Once fully endowed, the ABC […]

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Nelson, Snook receive Golden Apple Award from students

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Two Black Hawk College faculty members recently received the Golden Apple Award from the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus. During the honor society’s Virtual Spring 2021 Induction Ceremony, the Golden Apple Award was presented to: Sarah Nelson, assistant professor of psychology – nominated by Tori Nielsen Laura Snook, math professor – […]

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Former speech instructor creates new scholarship for BHC students

head & shoulders portrait of Diana Corley Schnapp

Dr. Diana Corley Schnapp taught speech at Black Hawk College for 22 years and touched the lives of hundreds of students. She left the Quad Cities in 1992 but Black Hawk College remained in her thoughts. “The best part of my experience was getting to work with the wide variety of students,” she said. Now […]

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