BHC East Foundation honors scholarship recipients, benefactors

East Campus scholarship recipients 2016

The Black Hawk College East Foundation honored both those who gave and those who received at its annual scholarship banquet Oct. 4, 2016, at Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, Illinois. Welcoming benefactors, scholarship recipients and their guests, college and foundation leadership, faculty and staff were Doug Parrott, vice chair of the Black Hawk College East […]

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BHC celebrates Veterans Day by sending packages to troops

To celebrate Veterans Day, Black Hawk College students assembled 21 care packages to send to troops serving overseas. BHC employees and students donated hundreds of items for the care packages. Students wrote notes of encouragement and thank you cards that were put in the boxes.     Last updated 11/17/2016

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BHC’s Kopel gives back during retirement

When Jim Kopel accepted a teaching position with Black Hawk College in 1967, he had no idea it was the beginning of a 32-year career that would combine his love for teaching accounting and finance with his passion for helping people manage and invest their money. “Cash” Kopel, as he became known, shared his knowledge […]

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BHC horse judging students take 1st, 3rd at Quarter Horse Congress

The Black Hawk College Horse Judging Team took 1st Place and 3rd Place at the 50th Anniversary All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The collegiate and youth divisions award individual and team high-point awards in halter, performance and oral reasons categories, as well as overall awards. Scores are determined based on the accuracy of […]

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BHC Sophomore Livestock Judging Team wins 3rd place in Tulsa

Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Sophomore Livestock Judging Team for winning 3rd Place overall at the Tulsa State Fair Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest in Tulsa, OK. The team members were Kiley Elder of Pleasantville, IA; Hannah Lauffenburger of Queen Creek, AZ; Jordyn Sills of Poneto, IN; Kip Wallace of Emerald, WI; and Luke Wechter […]

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BHC horse show team starts season with consecutive wins

Equine Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association at Truman Fall 2016

Black Hawk College Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Team members started their season on a high note, winning their first two meets at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Black Hawk College competes against schools in Zone 7, Region 5 (central and western Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas). At the Truman State meets, Black Hawk College […]

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BHC Sophomore Livestock Judging Team wins 3rd place at National Barrow Show

Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Sophomore Livestock Judging Team for winning 3rd Place Team Overall at the 2016 National Barrow Show Judging Contest in Austin, MN. The team finished only five points behind the second place team and 27 points ahead of the fourth place team. The sophomore team members who competed were Easton […]

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BHC Sophomore Livestock Judging Team wins 2nd place at AKSARBEN

Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Sophomore Livestock Judging Team for winning 2nd Place Team Overall at the 2016 AKSARBEN Junior College Livestock Judging Contest in Omaha, NE. More than 180 students competed as individuals with Black Hawk College’s Hannah Laffenburger taking 3rd Place and Jordyn Sills taking 5th Place. Schools are allowed to enter […]

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