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

three women holding two oversized checks

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

Dr. John S. Erwin head shot

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

Mary Davis

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

Large metal sculpture with wings and sphere. Six people standing in front of it.

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

Pam Furlan, Glenda Nicke, Bettie Truitt with award

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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Black Hawk College president announces retirement

Black Hawk College President Doctor Bettie Truitt

Black Hawk College president, Dr. Bettie Truitt has announced plans to retire at the end of 2017. Dr. Truitt began her career at the College in 1989 as an instructor in the Mathematics Department and served the College in numerous instructional and administrative roles over her 29 year career. In addition to serving as president since […]

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Bennett wins Professional Board Staff Member Award

Heather Bennett Illinois Community College Trustees Association award

Congratulations to Heather Bennett, executive assistant to the president and the Board of Trustees, for winning the 2017 Professional Board Staff Member Award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association! The Professional Board Staff Member Award recognizes exemplary professional service to an Illinois community college board. Bennett has worked at Black Hawk College since May […]

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Vietnam veterans honor, thank Black Hawk College

Tom Hickson from Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299 recently presented Black Hawk College with a framed, signed and numbered print to thank the college for its support, encouragement and work in the community for veterans and military students. The print was created by artist Michael F. Blaser, a Vietnam veteran and former Marine, to […]

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BHC celebrates new Science Art Gallery

chair of the Black Hawk College East Foundation, speaking at the Science Art Gallery Dedication and Reception

Black Hawk College celebrated its new Science Art Gallery at the East Campus with an April 11 reception and dedication. The gallery – located in the Student Science Center in Building B – features eight pieces of art. All of the paintings and photographs are science-themed, including an abstract portrait of rusted steel and images […]

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Dispatch Argus – Humble Chavera notches 400th victory as BHC baseball coach

Humble Chavera notches 400th victory as BHC baseball coach By Tom Johnston, tjohnston@qconline.com Apr 5, 2017 Updated Apr 5, 2017 MOLINE — Black Hawk baseball coach Arnie Chavera knew he had reached a coaching milestone last weekend, but admitted the accomplishment of logging his 400th coaching victory didn’t get much thought. “I guess 500 and […]

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