BHC got me here: grads pursue dream degrees

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Black Hawk College is a great place to begin your higher education. No matter what your interests are, from agriculture to music, we have you covered! Do what you love while you learn. Read on to hear the stories of three BHC graduates who are now earning bachelor’s degrees at universities. BHC Transfer Programs allow […]

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Nursing graduate finds his passion

Nursing ended up being the ultimate destination of BHC graduate Ian Hutto’s winding career path, and a perfect fit. “A college education and nursing degree, along with my now two years of nursing experience, have given me more confidence and meaning in my life than I ever thought possible,” he said. His educational journey Hutto […]

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BHC equine program attracts Venezuelan student

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Ezequiel Bustamante is more than 2,500 miles from his hometown, but he has found a second home at Black Hawk College. “I feel like the United States, Black Hawk College and Texas are part of me,” he said. “I feel proudly to be here.” Bustamante has ridden horses all his life, but he did not […]

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BHC got me here: alumni transfer near and far

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We do transfer right! Black Hawk College transfer graduates earn their bachelor’s degrees at a variety of colleges, ranging from those close by to universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Read on for three graduates’ transfer stories. Learn more about our transfer programs. Dylan Freeman Degree earned at Black Hawk College: Associate in Arts Graduation year: […]

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BHC got me here: graduates’ transfer tales

These graduates shared their stories of earning the first half of their bachelor’s degrees at BHC before transferring to universities! Did you know we have about 130 transfer agreements and guides in place with about 23 four-year colleges and universities in Illinois, Iowa and beyond? Learn more about our transfer programs. Baylee Burklund Black Hawk […]

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Graduation and gratitude: an alumna’s story

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BHC graduate Tamica Reynolds has a simple message for people considering going back to school: do it. “The hassle is definitely worth the tassel,” she said. Reynolds, of East Moline, accomplished a long-time goal of hers when she graduated from Black Hawk College with her Associate in Arts degree in 2018. She graduated from United Township […]

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BHC got me here: transfer student stories

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Black Hawk College graduates transfer to colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and beyond! Take a few minutes to read about these East Campus graduates. They are all finishing up their first semesters at their transfer colleges. Learn more about our transfer programs here. Brittany Luttrell Black Hawk College degree: Associate in Science Graduation year: […]

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IT graduate helps people bit by bit

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It all started with a retaining wall. When working as a handyman, Shaun Brown helped a Black Hawk College GED instructor rebuild one. A conversation during the work inspired him to fast track his education. Within months, Brown earned his GED and was enrolled at Black Hawk College as a college student. Now, Brown is […]

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