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New to BHC? Check out returning students’ advice

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Spend a few minutes getting some great advice from returning students! Their words of wisdom can help you start your college education off on the right foot. A quick summary: get involved, manage your time carefully and do not rush yourself. Explore BHC student clubs and athletics to find opportunities to get involved, stay connected […]

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Student trustee Kelly Nache is prepared to serve

Kelly Nache

New Black Hawk College student trustee Kelly Nache is gearing up for an unusual year. “This year is going to be very unique and I’m sure we will have no shortage of challenges,” she said. “I’m interested to see how BHC and the students continue to adapt to the changes caused by COVID.” From election […]

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International student excels far from home

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When C. Blaise Kinto arrived in the United States from Togo in 2016, he had trouble communicating. For a self-confessed social butterfly, it was rough. He was fluent in French and Ewe, an African language, and he knew some English, but not enough to make understanding or speaking it easy. “Being at home all the […]

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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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IT student encourages others to get involved

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Shanda Robb only has one regret about attending Black Hawk College: “I wish I had done it sooner.” She is looking forward to graduating this spring with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in computer information technology, application developer tract. Robb also is earning web developer and PC application programmer certificates. Journey to Black […]

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Bosnian basketball player excels on the court, in the classroom

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Nearly 5,000 miles away from his hometown, Banja Luka in Bosnia, Filip Timotija has found a home away from home. The Black Hawk College freshman student and basketball player is earning his Associate in Arts degree while living in an apartment walking distance from campus. He’s gained lasting friendships, including roommates he considers family – […]

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Student and scout plans career in technology

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Ryan Hoexter already achieved the highest Boy Scouts of America rank, but his journey is not over. Black Hawk College student Ryan Hoexter, who became an Eagle Scout in August 2019, continues to be involved with BSA by giving back as a volunteer. “I love being a leader and someone the scouts can look to […]

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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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