Outreach Center employees donate to military care packages

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Employees at the BHC Outreach Center in East Moline recently contributed three boxes of donations to the military care packages drive at the Quad-Cities Campus. The BHC Military Students and Veterans Club hosted the month-long drive. The club is working with the USO of Illinois to send packages to troops serving overseas. Donations from the […]

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BHC math professor receives Faculty of the Year award

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Every year the Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) honors an outstanding community college faculty member in Illinois with the Leo Welch Faculty of the Year Award. Connie McLean, Black Hawk College math professor, received the 2018 award Nov. 16 at the ICCFA annual conference in East Peoria. McLean has taught math at Black Hawk […]

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Gelaude receives lifetime achievement award

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Congratulations to Julie Gelaude, director of the Black Hawk College Business Training Center, for receiving the Joan Simon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Community College Training Resource and Information Network (weTRaIN). The award honors an outstanding weTRaIN member who has excelled in her/his contributions to workforce training and development. “Julie approaches each new opportunity […]

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Chavera inducted into NJCAA Region IV Hall of Fame

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Black Hawk College baseball coach Arnie Chavera was inducted into the NJCAA Region IV Hall of Fame at a Feb. 15 ceremony. Chavera is in his 14th year as head coach of the Braves. His record of 426-243-1 makes him the all-time winningest Black Hawk College baseball coach. He notched his 400th win April 1, […]

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BHC celebrates volleyball coach Mary Davis, softball GPA

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The Black Hawk College Athletic Department 2018 Special Awards Night was Feb. 15 between the women’s and men’s basketball games at the Quad-Cities Campus. Congratulations to our women’s softball team! Carrie Calderon Award – Softball team wins with a 3.56 GPA Fall 2017. Great job to all sports for earning a departmental 3.07 cumulative GPA! […]

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Gala raises money for QC Foundation, vets center, USO of Illinois

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The Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation’s first-ever Telling Our Stories Gala on Nov. 17 raised more than $12,000. The BHC QC Foundation partnered with the BHC Veterans Resource Center and USO of Illinois for the event. Foundation executive director Maureen Dickinson recently presented checks to these organizations. The BHC Veterans Resource Center – represented by Marceia […]

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Black Hawk College appoints interim president

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On Thursday, Dec. 7, the Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. John Erwin to the position of interim president to replace Dr. Bettie Truitt, who is retiring at the end of December. Dr. Erwin will assume the responsibilities of president on Jan. 2, 2018. Board of Trustees Chair Rick Fiems said, “I would […]

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Davis inducted into volleyball coaches’ Hall of Fame

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The NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its 2017 Hall of Fame inductees. BHC coach Mary Davis, who passed away in September 2017, is one of the three inductees. Read more in this article from the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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East Campus celebrates new Brink sculpture

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As students and visitors approach the main entrance of the East Campus, they are greeted by a new sight – a gleaming sculpture more than 10 feet tall with wings reaching skyward and a sphere balanced between its wings. The stainless steel sculpture includes nearly 100 icons representing past and present East Campus academic programs […]

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BHC dean wins state workforce development award

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Glenda Nicke, the college’s dean of adult and continuing education, has received the 2017 Individual Leadership Award from the Illinois Workforce Partnership. She was one of five people nominated for the statewide award. Nicke has contributed to workforce expansion by helping Quad-City area residents enter the workforce. She has worked for Black Hawk College in […]

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