Western Equestrian Team wraps up historic year

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While Black Hawk College has been a top contender for many years, 2022 was the first time the college’s Western Equestrian Team claimed victory at the IHSA National Championships. “The founder of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association, Bob Cacchione, was excited to tell us that Black Hawk College East Campus was the first community college […]

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Business honor society welcomes 3 new members

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The Black Hawk College chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma National Business Honor Society welcomed three new members in Spring 2022. The purpose of Alpha Beta Gamma is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students enrolled in business and professional curricula or any course of study leading to a business-oriented career at accredited two-year degree granting […]

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BHC horse judging students bring home big wins

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Horse Judging Team for a very successful 2021-22 season! Sophomores competed in Fall 2021 while freshmen competed in Spring 2022. Students compete individually and as a team. At the spring contests, the freshmen were divided into two or three smaller teams. Sophomore team Fall 2021 results: All-American Quarter Horse […]

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Scholarship application deadline extended to May 30

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Students – Apply now for 2022-23 scholarships from the Black Hawk College Foundations! You complete only one application whether you are enrolling at the Quad-Cities Campus or the East Campus. However, once in the application, you must select the campus you will be attending in order to qualify for scholarships specific to each campus. The […]

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Bjorgan, Hoogheem 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 Spring 2022 Induction Ceremony, the Golden Apple Award was presented to Heather Bjorgan, dean of enrollment management, and Andrew Hoogheem, assistant professor of English. Bjorgan was nominated by PTK […]

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QC students named to Coca-Cola, All-Illinois academic teams

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Black Hawk College student Reagan Lommell of Geneseo is one of only 50 students nationwide to be named a 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Lommell and Aubrie Mozingo of Moline were named to the All-Illinois Academic Team through Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Both Quad-Cities Campus students were […]

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BHC, UT students come together for talent, fashion show

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Black Hawk College and United Township High School students recently came together to perform and compete in a Multicultural Talent and Fashion Show at Black Hawk College. Participants represented more than a dozen countries, including Belgium, Chile, the Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ghana, Iran, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Sudan, Thailand, Togo and […]

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BHC Livestock Judging Team named National Champion

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The 2021-22 Livestock Judging Team will go down in history as one of the greatest teams to ever be assembled at Black Hawk College, finishing the year as the National Champion Junior College Livestock Judging Team. The sophomores claimed High Team honors for 10 of 12 shows they competed in for 2021-22. “I’m proud of […]

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BHC women share experiences, advice at HERstory event

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Quad-Cities Campus Student Government Association hosted a BHC HERstory: Women’s Empowerment Luncheon and Panel in honor of eight Black Hawk College employees. SGA senators selected women who had personally made contributions to their continued student success, demonstrated achievements in their specific fields, and embodied the impact of women […]

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BHC Western Equestrian Team makes history as IHSA champs

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Western Equestrian Team for making history as the first two-year school to win the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Western Team Championship! The BHC riders won with a team total of 48 points. Ohio State University earned 46 points to secure the reserve champion title. “What allows these students to […]

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