Black Hawk College is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak

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Black Hawk College is monitoring the coronavirus – COVID-19 – outbreak and will provide updates on this page.

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Congrats to 3rd annual high school weld invitational winners!

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Black Hawk College recently hosted the 3rd Annual T-Joint Fillet Weld Invitational at the college’s Welding and Skilled Trades Center in downtown Kewanee. The goal is to provide a competitive welding contest in a state-of-the-art welding facility that gives high school students an opportunity to test their skills. Teams consisted of four or five students. […]

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New BHC scholarship honors the late Chuck Deahl

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Chuck Deahl always believed in Black Hawk College, especially the East Campus. The Galva resident showed his love for the college by serving on the BHC East Foundation board for 10 years. “We know how important it is to have a community college in our area,” said his wife, Sharon Deahl. “If there’s a way […]

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BHC 5K Hustle raises $6,700 for PTA scholarships

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The 2019 Black Hawk College 5K Hustle raised $6,700 to provide scholarships for students in the BHC Physical Therapist Assistant Program. The annual road race was Nov. 9, 2019, at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. The 2020 race will be Saturday, Nov. 14. Since 2012, the event has raised more than $60,000 to benefit […]

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BHC receives $1 million gift from alumni Bob & Blenda Ontiveros

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Black Hawk College is excited to announce that it has received a $1 million gift from BHC alumni Bob and Blenda Ontiveros. The donation comes to the college from the Bob and Blenda Ontiveros Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. It is the largest monetary gift ever donated to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities […]

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Congrats to Scholastic Bowl winners Mercer County, Galva, ROWVA, United high schools

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Black Hawk College East Campus hosted the 2020 Lincoln Trail Conference Scholastic Bowl Meet on Saturday, Jan. 25. The event pits students from different high schools against each other to answer questions from a variety of categories, such as history, literature, mathematics, music and science. More than 130 high school students from 11 schools in […]

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Students collect $1,700 in care package items for soldiers

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The Black Hawk College Student Veterans of America recently coordinated a very successful care packages donation drive at the Quad-Cities Campus. The students collected an estimated $1,700 worth of items such as candy, granola bars, drink mixes and jerky. The donations from BHC employees, students and the community were given to the USO of Illinois. […]

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Honors lists for Fall 2019 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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Students share native dishes at 4th International Food Competition

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BHC students recently participated in the English as a Second Language Mentor and Mentee Program’s 4th Annual International Food Competition at the Quad-Cities Campus. International and U.S. students prepared 17 dishes from 14 countries – Bolivia, Chin State (Myanmar/Burma), Germany, Hungary, India, Iraq, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Togo, the United States and […]

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BHC volunteers sort 865 pounds of trash

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Black Hawk College students and employees recently dug into dozens of bags of trash, sifting through 865 pounds by hand to find out what recyclables are ending up in the trash. Every five years, the college is required by the State of Illinois to identify the kinds of waste generated on campus and how much […]

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