BHC students, alumni awarded American FFA Degree

FFA American degree 10-31-15Three current Black Hawk College East Campus students and two 2015 grads recently received the American FFA Degree at the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Ky.

The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs).

Pictured from left to right are:

  • Adam Lloyd of Aledo – Current BHC student, 2015-16 student trustee on the BHC Board of Trustees and president of the BHC Ag Ambassadors
  • Kristi Smith of Princeville, Ill. – 2015 BHC graduate
  • Haley Verhaeghe of Walkerton, Ind. – 2015 BHC graduate
  • Kelley Koester of Elizabeth, Ill. – Current BHC student

Not pictured is Rebecca Riggs of Glenwood, Ind., current BHC student and president of the East Campus Student Government Association.

Approximately 3,500 American FFA Degrees are handed out each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo. That number represents less than half of one percent of all FFA members, making it one of the organization’s highest honors.

The Black Hawk College Agriculture Program is located at the East Campus and offers a variety of career and transfer programs, including Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Mechanics, Agriculture Production Technology, Agriculture Transfer, Horse Science Technology, Equestrian Science, Horticulture Science, Horticulture Transfer and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

For more information about agriculture programs at Black Hawk College, visit


Last updated 11/13/2015