Trustee Q&A: Chair Fritz Larsen grateful to give back

Fritz Larsen, chair of the BHC Board of Trustees, ran for election because of the opportunity to give back to his alma mater and the community. While studying at Black Hawk College, he played basketball, scoring than 1,000 career points, and met his wife and best friend in a business law class. Larsen says he […]

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BHC honor society students win awards

Phi Theta Kappa key

Five students from the Quad-Cities Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently represented the chapter at the PTK Regional Convention in Champaign. The chapter earned 1st place in the Chapter Yearbook/Scrapbook Competition. The chapter also was honored for moving up from a One Star Chapter to a Three Star Chapter in the 2018 […]

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Bee-researching students awarded scholarships

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Two Black Hawk College students have received $500 scholarships because of their efforts to study bees through a BHC program. East Campus students Emily Vintika of Genoa and Nicolas Sierra of Kewanee received the inaugural Eddy Scholarship from River Action, a local nonprofit organization. The Eddy awards recognize “talent, perseverance, initiative, and going against the […]

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BHC announces graduation honors

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Black Hawk College awards honors to graduates earning an associate degree who meet the following requirements: Summa Cum Laude graduates – Must complete 60 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a cumulative 3.95 GPA Magna Cum Laude graduates – Must complete 45 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a […]

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BHC baseball coach named interim athletic director

head & shoulders picture of coach Arnie Chavera

Black Hawk College has named Arnie Chavera as the college’s interim athletic director effective July 1. Chavera, the Braves’ head baseball coach since Fall 2004, is replacing Gary Huber who is retiring June 30 after serving as athletic director since Fall 1990. “I am excited for the opportunity,” Chavera said. “My goal is to build […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Phi Theta Kappa key

Black Hawk College welcomed 38 students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Spring 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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BHC congratulates 2019 GED, high school completion grads

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Black Hawk College celebrated the accomplishments of 75 students June 6 at the annual GED and High School Completion Graduation Celebration. The event recognized Adult Education and Optional Education students from across the college district who completed all GED® or high school completion graduation requirements during the 2018-19 school year. GED® graduates Aidan Hunter of […]

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Congratulations to highway construction grads

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Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Black Hawk College. Pictured are: Kneeling – Charles Nunn of Moline Front row – Landon Randol of Moline, Jeremiah Ford of Davenport, Guillermo Jimenez-Almanza of Bettendorf, Adam Wyffels of Davenport, Logan Oaks of Rock Island, Daejon Thorpe of Rock Island, Kane […]

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First class of BHC surgical tech students graduates

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Congratulations to the first graduates of the Black Hawk College Surgical Technology Program! Eleven students recently earned the inaugural Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science degree. Surgical technologists are in demand – nine of the students had jobs lined up before they graduated May 16. The two-year program launched in August 2017. During their two […]

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BHC golfers wrap up successful season

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McGranahan wins All-American Award, team gets 6th place at national tourney, six All-Conference spots Congratulations to the Black Hawk College men’s golf team for finishing sixth out of 21 teams at the 2019 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship! Rielly McGranahan tied for 12th place. Players who finish in the Top 26 at the NJCAA […]

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