Chavera inducted into NJCAA Region IV Hall of Fame

Coach Chivera and Gary Huber on Awards Night

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

Braves Athletics logo

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

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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