BHC Alumni Spotlight: Building Lifelong Learners

Black Hawk College plays an important part in shaping so many lives in the Quad-Cities community. From Rock Island to Silvis, southeast to Kewanee, and southwest to Aledo, so many […]

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PTA alum donates $10,000 to program

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When Steve Shuman’s father passed away in 2021, the Black Hawk College alum received an unexpected inheritance. Shuman decided that he wanted “to do something good with it.” “Someone else […]

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Georgia transplant makes QC, BHC home

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The future is full of possibilities for Black Hawk College graduate Ty Lewis. He isn’t sure what he’ll be doing when he completes his bachelor’s degree in 2022, but one […]

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BHC grad Chad Pregracke: ‘Expand your mind’

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Chad Pregracke’s good work has made him a household name in the Quad Cities and beyond. The founder of Living Lands & Waters’ recognitions even include the Jefferson Award for […]

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BHC grad, chiropractor’s future is vibrant

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Dr. Crystal Strode’s job brings her to tears regularly, but in the best way. The moment when a patient who came in with chronic pain feels relief is always emotional. […]

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Homelessness, injury, sobriety: a graduate’s story

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Jerry Jett hit an all-time low in his early 50s: he was homeless during a brutal Midwest winter. The extreme weather without adequate shelter resulted in frostbite, and most of […]

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PTK Posts: Three things I wish I had known

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Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus are writing PTK Posts for their 2021 College Project. College Projects are a way for PTK chapters […]

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Community College Month faculty spotlight: Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson loves her job, so it is no surprise the associate professor of speech encourages prospective students to attend Black Hawk College. “Black Hawk is a great start to […]

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Find your fit at Black Hawk College

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As we celebrate Community College Month in April, it’s a great time to reflect on and celebrate the impact Black Hawk College makes. It’s also a great time to start […]

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Alumna’s career in construction is like winning the lottery

It’s like winning the lottery. That is how Sonia Shepard of Davenport, Iowa, describes getting a job in construction. “The life that I have now is amazing,” she said. Shepard […]

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