Community News - Black Hawk College

Notice of Black Hawk College Board of Trustees vacancy

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NOTICE OF BLACK HAWK COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES VACANCY REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS This notice is being provided to solicit applications from candidates who are interested in serving as a member of the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees to fill its current vacancy. One candidate will be appointed by the Board to serve until April […]

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Have you registered for Fall 2021 classes?

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Don’t procrastinate and miss out on the classes you want – or need – to take this fall! Register now! Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 23. View the Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes. For more information, contact Enrollment Services at or call: East Campus – 309-854-1703 Quad-Cities Campus – 309-796-5300 Need to connect with […]

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Family honors father with scholarship for nontraditional students

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Rob Murphy served in the U.S. Air Force for four years then worked in a tire factory for 19 years. At age 42, he decided to do something different – he enrolled at Black Hawk College. For two years, Murphy commuted more than an hour from Savanna, IL, to attend classes at the Quad-Cities Campus […]

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Honors lists for Spring 2021 released

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At the end of the fall and spring semesters, High Honors and Honors lists are published to honor students for their academic achievement.

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Retiring professor creates scholarship for students with disabilities

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Biology professor Dr. Xixuan Collins is retiring from Black Hawk College but she and her family will be connected to the college and BHC students for years to come. Dr. Collins and her husband have created an endowed scholarship fund through the Black Hawk College Foundation at the Quad-Cities Campus. Once fully endowed, the ABC […]

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Watch the ESL Virtual Graduation Ceremony 2021

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We are so glad to invite you to celebrate with us our English as a Second Language students’ accomplishments! Watch the 2021 ESL Transition Ceremony. Thank you so much for supporting our students!   Janet Francisco Academic ESL Program Coordinator

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Get ready for the fall semester with BHC Smart Start!

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Quad-Cities Campus students – Get ready for the fall semester with BHC Smart Start! BHC Smart Start will cover basic information to help students succeed, including: Meet your BHC assigned advisor Introduction to financial aid and payment information Difference between career/technical degrees and certificates and transfer degrees How to read our Fall 2021 schedule and […]

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BHC students elect Dillon Sheiss new student trustee

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Dillon Sheiss of Larwill, IN, is the new student trustee on the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees. He was seated at the board’s May 3, 2021, meeting and will serve until April 2022. “I hope to be a valuable asset to the board meetings, working diligently with everyone in place,” he said. Sheiss, who […]

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Former speech instructor creates new scholarship for BHC students

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Dr. Diana Corley Schnapp taught speech at Black Hawk College for 22 years and touched the lives of hundreds of students. She left the Quad Cities in 1992 but Black Hawk College remained in her thoughts. “The best part of my experience was getting to work with the wide variety of students,” she said. Now […]

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Voters elect three BHC trustees

Fritz W. Larsen of Moline, Kimberly L. Stevens of La Fayette, and Jeffrey M. Swan of Colona were elected to six-year terms on the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees in the April 6 consolidated election. Three seats were up for election. Larsen, the current board chair, was re-elected to his second term. Stevens and […]

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