BHC celebrates Honors Program students

Black Hawk College Honors Program students recently were invited to a banquet with college president Tim Wynes, program faculty members Andrew Mansheim and Dr. Emily Lehman, and East Campus faculty members Dr. Blake Bloomberg, Aaron Callahan, Drew Cotton and Isaac Stewart.

The BHC Honors Program includes students from both campuses, and eight East Campus students were able to attend the banquet.

The program consists of two honors courses – HONR 200 Honors Seminar and HONR 205 Independent Study – and a service project.

To complete an Honors Service Project, students must volunteer at least 10 hours for a non-profit organization. After they have completed their volunteer work, students write a reflection paper on their overall involvement.

Four of the banquet attendees have completed the entire Honors Program – HONR 200, HONR 205 and the Honors Service Project:

  • Haley Beaman of Brownsburg, IN
    Honors Service Project – Henry County Humane Society
  • Maya Davis of Kewanee
    Honors Service Project – Kewanee Food Pantry
  • Bryanna Delgado of Kewanee
    Honors Service Project – Peoria Zoo
  • Mya Kirgan of Lincoln, IL
    Honors Service Project – National Rifle Association

One banquet attendee has completed the Honors Seminar course and the Honors Service Project:

  • Jonwyn Ayres of Medford, OR
    Honors Service Project – National FFA Organization

Three banquet attendees completed HONR 200:

  • Aaron Kendrick of Shallowater, TX
  • Mya Lenke of Fremont, OH
  • Brianna Stockwell of Dowagiac, MI

Other students who participated in the BHC Honors Program in 2022-23:

  • Dona Adjahoungbeta of Moline
  • Herbert Berko of Moline
  • Victor Cardoza of Rock Island
  • Sienna Douglas of New Boston
  • Tristan Gerber of Toulon
  • Shayla Hufford of Kewanee
  • Christian Manzi of Moline
  • Camryn Marshall of Washington
  • Jadyn Mowder of Moline
  • Madeline Newkirk of Colona
  • Annette Orwig of Kewanee
  • Lauren Rogan of Milan
  • Abigail Sancken of Geneseo
  • Emily Sarabio of East Moline
  • McKenna Schillinger of East Moline
  • Lena Slininger of Moline
  • Akos Tiwa of Moline
  • Abigail Tossou of East Moline
  • Samantha Weed of Carbon Cliff