3 BHC students named to All-Illinois Academic Team

Three Black Hawk College students recently were selected for the 2023 All-Illinois Academic Team in recognition of their scholarly achievements.

Students are nominated by their colleges for the All-USA Academic Team. Nominees to the All-USA Academic Team are named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Teams.

Nominees must demonstrate outstanding academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

head & shoulders shot of Christian Manzi wearing honor society stole
Christian Manzi
2 smiling students holding certificates
Abigail Tossou and Akos Tiwa

Black Hawk College nominated:

  • Christian Manzi of Rwanda – transfer path
  • Akos Tiwa of Moline – workforce path
  • Abigail Tossou of East Moline – transfer path

All three students are members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on almost 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations. The American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges in 1929.