BHC student excited to intern at Disney

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This summer BHC international student Jami Hessell will pack her bags for an internship at the most magical place on earth: Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Hessell moved to United States from Japan to take English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and pursue her Associate in Arts at Black Hawk College. Hessell has family […]

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BHC team helps bees at Illiniwek

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A BHC team is researching a tiny creature with a big impact: bees. They are small enough to be overlooked by many, but their role in our lives is huge. Bees pollinate many of the fruits and vegetables that make our meals possible, and the flowers that we love. You have likely heard the buzz […]

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QC student leaders: it’s time to apply for SGA

Want to make a difference during your time at Black Hawk College’s Quad-Cities Campus? Apply for the Student Government Association (SGA), where you could do just that! SGA is accepting online applications through March 29, 2019. Interviews to select SGA senators will be April 10. Up to 14 senators, including executive officers, make up Quad-Cities […]

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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 student is moved by music

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Once he takes the stage, freshman music student Anthony Collins lets go and lets loose. “When I perform I get to express myself. There’s no limits,” he said. His saxophone and polished shoes glint as he rocks out jazz chords during a solo. “I put my mind, body and soul into it,” he said. A […]

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TRiO helps students succeed

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College can be especially overwhelming when you are the first one in your family to attend, or when you have limited finances or a disability. That is why TRiO Student Support Services, a federally-funded program, steps in to help students succeed at the Quad-Cities Campus. You could potentially be eligible for TRiO assistance if one […]

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Learn and serve as a student trustee

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The BHC student trustee position allows a student to learn and serve. “It is an amazing opportunity that opens doors far beyond the community college environment,” said Vashti Berry, Coordinator of Orientation and Student Life at East Campus. Berry is a BHC graduate and a former student trustee. She said the experience defined her love […]

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BHC student fights hunger at internship

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BHC student Yvette Adjakpa is growing her résumé while helping feed her community. The business management and marketing student is interning at River Bend Foodbank in Davenport this semester. Adjakpa’s internship includes managing the nonprofit’s social media accounts, creating fliers, and helping coordinate River Bend Foodbank events. River Bend Foodbank has a service area of […]

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BHC students write a children’s book

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BHC Children’s Literature students will soon be published children’s book authors. Their book, “Shapes of Our Lives,” covers basic shapes and the importance of diversity, acceptance and inclusion. Adjunct professor Lauren Wood owns a small publishing company, Paradisiac Publishing in Davenport, which is publishing the English 240 students’ book. “I wanted to give my students […]

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Advice for new students from students

Starting college can feel overwhelming, but keep in mind that everyone was new once. Take a few minutes and read advice from six returning students to help you start college off right! Student: Emma Bertram Hometown: Moline, Illinois Program: Associate in Arts – English Advice: “Get involved with clubs and organizations, you’ll make new friends […]

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