Tips and resources - Black Hawk College

BHC alumna now helps students’ dreams come true

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Zenaida Landeros was once a Black Hawk College student earning scholarships. Now, the BHC alumna is the executive director of the Quad-Cities Foundation, and she loves helping make students’ dreams possible. “When I saw that an organization that once supported my dreams was looking for leadership, I was excited to be part of that,” she […]

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BHC East Foundation executive director talks giving

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Each donation to Black Hawk College East Foundation takes on a life of its own. That’s one message foundation executive director Danielle Williams wants donors to know. “If you give, it starts this trajectory of giving for generations and generations to come,” she said. The donations help students, who become alumni, who often become donors […]

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Food pantries help students worry less, study more

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A lot has changed this year, but hunger persists. Black Hawk College remains committed to combating it by offering food pantries to meet students’ needs. “The food pantry helps students worry less and study more,” said Jen Holldorf, special populations coordinator. The Hawk’s Cupboard, located at the Quad-Cities Campus, distributes pre-packaged food the first and […]

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Tips for a successful semester

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While 2020 has been a year of change and challenges, the building blocks for academic success are still the same. Stay motivated, manage your time effectively, limit distractions, communicate and develop good study practices to start the school year off right. Motivate yourself: Set goals and work toward them. Keep what you are working toward […]

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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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Disability Services fuels student success

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Disability Services provides students with accommodations to assist them in accomplishing their goals. “Black Hawk College has a dedicated staff to help students with disabilities receive the resources and assistance they need to succeed in their educational journey,” said Rachael Weeks, Disability Services Coordinator. Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations for people with qualified, documented disabilities. […]

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Five tips for spring semester success

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Whether this is your last semester or you’re getting ready to take your first class at Black Hawk College, we have some tips for you. Check out these ideas to help you make the Spring 2020 semester a great success, and get your decade started off right! Prepare for classes Make sure you have all […]

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Food pantries help fuel student success

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The Black Hawk College food pantries provide students with food for thought. The Hawk’s Cupboard at the Quad-Cities Campus and the Emergency Food Pantry at the East Campus feed students in need. “It takes a little bit of worry off their plate so they can focus on their studies,” said Jen Holldorf, special populations coordinator. […]

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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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Attend a fair to find resources

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Black Hawk College students can attend fairs this fall to find resources to help them succeed. Mark your calendar for the below event that applies to you, and don’t forget that Black Hawk College offers a wide range of student resources year-round! Social Services Fair (Quad-Cities Campus) Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 […]

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