11 students honored at Founders’ Scholars reception

Scholars from Black Hawk men and women
Pictured are 10 of the 11 Black Hawk College East Campus 2017 Founders’ Scholars. Standing from left to right are Frey Guerrero-Vizcarra, Mirai Kaneshi, Brody Elliott, Dalton Humphrey, Matthew Wagenecht, Isaac Goldner and Katie Miller. Seated from left to right are Shelby Brenner, Amanda Clawson and Erika Olson.

Black Hawk College recently honored 11 East Campus students for their academic excellence at the 33rd Annual Founders’ Scholars Awards Reception.

The event is named after the East Campus founders – Dr. Glenn Case, James Golby, Gust Lundberg, Ted Vlahos and Robert White.

“This is the time of year when we recognize the outstanding achievements of our students,” said Dr. Betsey Morthland, executive dean. “At East Campus, these achievements constitute a very long list.

“We honor our top academic scholars at the East Campus with the Founders’ Scholars award. They are the crème de la crème,” Morthland said.

Students receiving the award must have a minimum 3.85 grade point average after 30 credit hours at Black Hawk College with 12 credit hours taken at the East Campus. Students also must be graduating this month with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

Below are the 2017 Founders’ Scholars and their hometowns.

  • Shelby Brenner – Hopkins, MI
  • Amanda Clawson – Lafayette, NJ
  • Brody Elliott – Bradford, IL
  • Isaac N. Goldner – Sherrard, IL
  • Frey Guerrero Vizcarra – Kewanee, IL
  • Dalton Humphrey – Eaton Rapids, MI
  • Mirai Kaneshi – Morehead City, NC
  • Katie Miller – Cambridge, IL
  • Erika Olson – Manito, IL
  • Amin Rahhal – Collierville, TN
  • Matthew Wagenecht – Prophetstown, IL
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