East Foundation celebrates scholarship donors, recipients

Foundation scholarship recipients

The Black Hawk College East Foundation honored both those who gave and those who received at its 2019 Scholarship Recognition Banquet. Students shared their future plans and how receiving a scholarship has assisted them in their education. Scholarship benefactor Dan Hoge talked about education being an on-going process. “It’s never really over, your roles just […]

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BHC helping curb shortage of early childhood educators

people at podium signing agreement

Illinois has a shortage of early childhood educators but Black Hawk College is working to help curb that shortage. Officials from Black Hawk College and National Louis University (NLU) in Chicago recently signed an agreement for four online bachelor’s degree pathways for BHC early childhood education students. All Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science […]

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Highway construction students make improvements at Loud Thunder

ribbon cutting with hcctp students

Black Hawk College recently celebrated the completion of a retaining wall and sidewalk built by BHC students at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. Three Highway Construction Careers Training Program classes – a total of 36 students – worked 2,500 hours on the project over three semesters. The improvements began in Fall 2018 when HCCTP students started […]

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Horse judging students bring home big wins

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Horse Judging Team for bringing home another championship from the All-American Quarter Horse Congress! Ten BHC students competed Oct. 16 at the national judging contest in Columbus, OH. BHC Team A took 1st and BHC Team B took 4th. The collegiate and youth divisions award individual and team high-point […]

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Soil Judging Team takes 1st place in Wisconsin

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Soil Judging Team for winning 1st place at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) 2019 Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest in Stevens Point, WI. BHC team members competed against students from two-year schools Eastern Oklahoma State College and Vincennes University. Six students also placed in the Top 10 individually. They […]

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BHC celebrates 50 years of providing Adult Ed classes

Adult Education Family Literacy Week

Black Hawk College is celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Sept. 22-28. Each year, approximately 1,100 students enroll in GED completion and non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Black Hawk College. More than 36 million adults in the United States cannot read, write or do basic math above a third-grade […]

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Interested in BHC? Come to an Explore BHC Day!

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Join us for a tour of the Quad-Cities Campus and a presentation from admissions and financial aid representatives to learn more about getting started. This is a great opportunity for parents and prospective students to get answers to their college-related questions. Explore BHC Days are the following Fridays at 1 p.m. 2020: Jan. 17 Feb. […]

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Irvin inducted into BHC East Foundation Wall of Fame

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Professor emerita Donna Irvin was inducted Sept. 7 into the Black Hawk College East Foundation Wall of Fame. More than 140 people attended the ceremony at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island. View photos from the event on Facebook. The Wall of Fame represents individuals and organizations that have made Black Hawk College East […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Phi Theta Kappa key

Black Hawk College welcomed nine students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Summer 2019. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours and […]

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Ribbon cut for Building 1 addition, renovation at QC Campus

people gathered in courtyard between 2 buildings

Dozens of students, employees and members of the community gathered Aug. 29 in the new courtyard at the Quad-Cities Campus to celebrate the Building 1 addition and renovation. The $17.8 million project began in March 2017 with renovations to the Enrollment Services, Financial Aid and Bursar’s offices. Ground was broken in March 2018 for the […]

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