Last updated 2/4/2014
Since 1992, the Black Hawk East College Foundation has inducted twenty-six individuals into its prestigious Wall of Fame. This distinction is bestowed on an individual or organization that has made significant academic, volunteer, and/or philanthropic contributions for the growth and development of the East Campus of Black Hawk College. A framed photograph of each inductee is displayed on the Wall of Fame at the East Campus.
To be considered for the Wall of Fame, nominees must provide exceptional service to the BHC East Foundation and/or East Campus. In addition, they also meet one or more of the following criterion:
- Outstanding service to a community within the Black Hawk College District.
- Outstanding service or leadership to Black Hawk College East Campus.
- Noteworthy academic achievement or scholarship associated with Black Hawk College East Campus.
- Significant financial contribution to the Black Hawk College East Foundation.
An additional twenty-seven deserving individuals and organizations have received the Distinguished Service Award which is also presented at the Wall of Fame recognition reception. Their names are proudly displayed on the Distinguished Service Award Plaque on the Wall of Fame.
The Founders of the Black Hawk College East Foundation were the first to be inducted into the Wall of Fame including Robert Eastman, Robert Glidden, Gust “Brick” Lundberg, E.O. Good and Roy “Tex” Reynolds. They were responsible for securing the funding necessary to build the first four buildings on the current campus by establishing the Black Hawk East College Foundation as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
These individuals, in addition to all other Wall of Fame inductees that followed, have made the Black Hawk College East Campus the quality higher education institution it is today. Through their significant academic and scholarly achievements; leadership on the College and Foundation Boards and College administration; and philanthropic support of the Foundation and institution, the Foundation now awards nearly $90,000 annually in student scholarships and provides instructional resources to faculty and staff to maintain excellence and access to higher education at the East Campus.
As a means to further recognize those making a significant difference to the East Campus, the Foundation will be seeking funds to create a named scholarship or grant for all future inductees beginning in 2014.