BHC named military-friendly for eighth consecutive year

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Black Hawk College has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for the eighth consecutive year. The college was first designated a Military Friendly® School in 2011 but serving veterans is not a new mission. When Black Hawk College conducted its first classes in September 1946, 73 percent of the 239 students […]

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QC students make cards for sick kids during study break

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Quad-Cities Campus students recently enjoyed free hot cocoa and cookies as they studied for finals courtesy of the Student Government Association. During Cocoa and Cram, students also made 200 holiday cards for children at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The cards will be delivered Monday, Dec. 18.  

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Black Hawk College appoints interim president

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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Cuddly canines help BHC students de-stress

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  Some four-legged friends recently helped Black Hawk College students take a relaxing break from studying. Therapy dogs from the QC Canine Assistance Network visited the Quad-Cities Campus Library, letting stressed students pet, cuddle and adore them. Their visit was sponsored by the Counseling Department.

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Students share native dishes in International Food Competition

Five International Food Competitors

BHC international students recently participated in the English as a Second Language Mentor and Mentee Program’s 2nd Annual International Food Competition at the Quad-Cities Campus. Students and their mentors prepared dishes from their home countries, including Eritrea, Ghana, India, Karen State, Mexico, Myanmar, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Togo and the United States. Fifteen countries were represented […]

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Students receive $76,400 in BHC QC Foundation scholarships

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MOLINE, Ill. – The Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation has distributed more than $76,400 in scholarships to more than 100 Quad-Cities Campus students for the 2017-18 school year. “On behalf of the foundation’s Scholarship Committee, we congratulate the 2017-18 scholarship recipients and wish you tremendous success at Black Hawk College,” said Maureen Dickinson, executive director […]

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Dogs, cats available for adoption at East Campus

Veterinary sciences program chocolate lab puppy

At the end of each semester, the animals cared for by students at the BHC East Campus Veterinary Sciences Center are available for adoption. Photos are posted on Facebook with names and descriptions. For more information about the animals still available or the adoption process, contact Stephanie Hansen ( or 309-854-1985) or Kim Stevens ( […]

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Vintage Rods donates $3,000 to student scholarship fund

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Quad City’s Vintage Rods car club recently donated $3,000 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation for student scholarships. Since 1984, Quad City’s Vintage Rods car club has given more than $76,000 to the QC Foundation and has donated to the college for more consecutive years than any other organization. The donations are generated by […]

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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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Interested in workplace safety? Register for Jan. 10 Safety Summit

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Get updated information from safety professionals, gather resources to turn to for current OSHA and safety information, and network with other safety personnel Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Safety Summit at the Quad-Cities Campus. Cost is $89, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.

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