Veterans services help students succeed

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Veterans and those still serving have the benefit of year-round resources and camaraderie at Black Hawk College. Marine veteran Thomas Reagan, BHC Coordinator of Veterans Services, is dedicated to helping veterans and active military members transition into civilian life. Reagan is a source for veterans to learn more about their options through the GI Bill, formally […]

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Returning students share their advice

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Just getting started at Black Hawk College? Read on for some great advice from returning students! A quick summary: get involved, don’t be afraid to talk to your professors, make connections and don’t hesitate to ask for help. If you need help now or in the future, please also remember there are resources here to […]

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Student’s calling is grass-fed cattle

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Black Hawk College ag student Cole Peterson’s internship site is unconventional, even in the world of farming. Acres and acres of mostly cover crops, more than a hundred cows, a few dozen ewes, and about 700 chickens make up Grateful Graze in Cambridge, IL. Grateful Graze never feeds the animals grain, and the farm is […]

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Fresh start leads Chicago native to BHC

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Chicago native and BHC student Chiquita White moved to the Quad-Cities with her family for a fresh start. White said it felt like home when they visited for her husband’s job interview. He got the job, and the Quad-Cities officially became home. Going back to school While living in Rock Island, White realized she wanted […]

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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

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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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