Programs - Black Hawk College

Physical therapy assistant grad stays connected

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Robin Edwards felt nervous at her interview for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, but not for long. Larry Gillund, Black Hawk College associate professor and director of the program, soon put her at ease. “I was very scared. I was in my 40s,” the 1972 Muscatine High School graduate said. “He made me feel welcome.” […]

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Student, future pilot prepares to transfer

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Transfer student John Fisher’s college education took flight at Black Hawk College. This fall he will transfer from the East Campus near Galva to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale to pursue an aviation degree. As a junior and senior at Wethersfield High School in Kewanee, Fisher completed more than 20 credit hours in dual credit […]

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BHC got me here: grads share their transfer stories

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You can earn the first half of your bachelor’s degree at Black Hawk College then transfer to a four-year college, near or far. Read on to hear the stories of three BHC graduates who are now earning bachelor’s degrees at universities. BHC Transfer Programs allow you to transfer to a four-year institution ready to earn your […]

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PaCE employee’s work helps learners of all ages

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No matter who you are, Black Hawk College’s PaCE program has something to offer you. PaCE, which stands for Professional and Continuing Education, has served the community for more than 40 years. Program coordinator Abbey Roodhouse loves the impact PaCE makes. Her job duties include developing, coordinating and promoting a variety of PaCE classes and […]

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Nursing runs in the family for recent grad

The passing of a torch was marked with a pin. Leigh Westbrook celebrated her graduation from Black Hawk College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at a nursing pinning ceremony in December. Graduates select a special person to pin them, with the event marking the completion of their ADN educations. For Westbrook, that special person was […]

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Nontraditional student finds her path

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She arrived in the United States at age 15, married, pregnant and full of hope. “We moved because I wanted my baby to have a better future,” Alma Lievanos said. “I knew if I stayed in Mexico, I wouldn’t be able to give him the education or the life he deserves.” Her son is now […]

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Music grad sings Black Hawk College’s praises

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Morgan Sarber gained lifelong friends, an associate’s degree, and the foundation she needed to succeed while studying at Black Hawk College. Initially she decided on Black Hawk College because it was cost-effective and close to her hometown of Geneseo. The college’s music opportunities happened to be a huge bonus, though. Sarber earned a Music Achievement […]

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Instructor inspired student to teach history

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Marland Rachel has nothing but great memories of his time studying at Black Hawk College. “The atmosphere was awesome. All the instructors were very helpful,” he said. “I never had a bad day at Black Hawk.” Rachel encourages prospective students to consider Black Hawk College: if you want to earn an associate degree and then […]

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Celebrate National Transfer Student Week 2019

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Black Hawk College is celebrating National Transfer Student Week (Oct. 18-25, 2019) with a packed calendar! Before we get into the activities, though, let’s talk about transferring: Black Hawk College is a great place to earn the first half of your bachelor’s degree. There are several associate degree options available and plenty of resources available […]

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BHC grad makes it in marketing

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Two Rivers YMCA marketing director and Black Hawk College graduate Abbey Taets has an eye for design. She launched her graphic design and marketing career after earning her Associate in Applied Science degree in visual communication in 2013. Initially when Taets enrolled at Black Hawk College, she wanted to study psychology. She planned on transferring […]

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