Congrats to 3rd annual high school weld invitational winners!

student welding and wearing protective equipment

Black Hawk College recently hosted the 3rd Annual T-Joint Fillet Weld Invitational at the college’s Welding and Skilled Trades Center in downtown Kewanee. The goal is to provide a competitive welding contest in a state-of-the-art welding facility that gives high school students an opportunity to test their skills. Teams consisted of four or five students. […]

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BHC Western riders win Regionals for 17th time

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The Black Hawk College Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Western Equestrian Team recently was named the 2019-20 High Point Western Team for Zone 7 Region 4. This is the 17th consecutive year the college has won the IHSA Regional Championship. The BHC team had a season total of 272 points, beating the next closest school […]

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BHC Western Equestrian Team leading Region 4

group of equine students in arena with banner, award ribbons & 2 horses

The Black Hawk College Western Equestrian Team is currently leading Region 4 in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) after winning the first six regular season shows. There are eight colleges/universities in Region 4 with Black Hawk College being the only two-year school. The BHC team has 182 points. Second place Iowa State University has […]

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BHC pumpkin auction raises $6,525 for United Way

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There are pumpkin auctions around the country this time of the year, but, on a per-pumpkin-basis, probably none can compare to the Annual Stampede Auction of Champion Pumpkins at Black Hawk College East Campus. On Oct. 30, auctioneer and East Campus alumnus Bill LeSage persuaded the audience of generous students, faculty, staff and friends to […]

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East Foundation celebrates scholarship donors, recipients

Foundation scholarship recipients

The Black Hawk College East Foundation honored both those who gave and those who received at its 2019 Scholarship Recognition Banquet. Students shared their future plans and how receiving a scholarship has assisted them in their education. Scholarship benefactor Dan Hoge talked about education being an on-going process. “It’s never really over, your roles just […]

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Horse judging students bring home big wins

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Horse Judging Team for bringing home another championship from the All-American Quarter Horse Congress! Ten BHC students competed Oct. 16 at the national judging contest in Columbus, OH. BHC Team A took 1st and BHC Team B took 4th. The collegiate and youth divisions award individual and team high-point […]

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Soil Judging Team takes 1st place in Wisconsin

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Soil Judging Team for winning 1st place at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) 2019 Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest in Stevens Point, WI. BHC team members competed against students from two-year schools Eastern Oklahoma State College and Vincennes University. Six students also placed in the Top 10 individually. They […]

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Irvin inducted into BHC East Foundation Wall of Fame

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Professor emerita Donna Irvin was inducted Sept. 7 into the Black Hawk College East Foundation Wall of Fame. More than 140 people attended the ceremony at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island. View photos from the event on Facebook. The Wall of Fame represents individuals and organizations that have made Black Hawk College East […]

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Ribbon cut on new equine facilities at East Campus

horse and female student in walkway in stables

More than 100 people – and 60 horses – attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Aug. 22 to celebrate the new equine facilities at the East Campus. The additions and renovations build upon the college’s nationally recognized equine program. Improvements include: 20,000-square-foot addition for equine studies 94 horse stalls, a 36% increase 7,400-square-foot practice […]

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2019 Agriculture Recognition Reception

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The 2019 Agriculture Recognition Reception was Friday, May 17 at the East Campus. Recipients are listed in the program.

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