BHC students, trustees win awards from state association

Daniel Hintzke student trustee 2014-15 (web)Black Hawk College students and trustees received awards June 5 from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) at ceremonies in Schaumburg.

Gigi Campbell Student Trustee Excellence Award – Daniel Hintzke of Colona, a 2015 Quad-Cities Campus graduate who served as student trustee for 2014-15, was chosen from seven nominees to receive this award.

Paul Simon Student Essay Contest – Colleges may enter only one student essay in the statewide competition. The essay topic is “How My Community College Has Changed My Life.” James Garlock of Silvis received Honorable Mention (second place) out of 19 entries.


Trustees Emerick Beck Black (web)Trustee Education Awards – This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the area of professional development. Recipients have participated in 15 or more ICCTA seminars. First-time recipient honors went to BHC trustees Dorothy Beck of Rock Island, Tim Black of Galva and David L. Emerick, Jr. of Rock Island.


Donna Frye ICCTA 6-5-15 (small)


Lifetime Membership – Community colleges may honor their outstanding and retiring board members for their service and contributions to the community college movement by awarding them with an ICCTA Lifetime Membership. Former trustee Donna Frye of Moline was presented with the membership. Other lifetime members are former BHC Board of Trustees chairs Evelyn Phillips and Steve Spivey.