BHC pumpkin auction raises $6,525 for United Way

table full of pumpkins

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

12 people standing in front of white curtain & flowers

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

8 college students standing in soils pit

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

smiling woman with plaque & framed photo

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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BHC freshmen win first two horse judging contests

11 horse judging students in a line

Congratulations to Black Hawk College freshmen horse judging students for winning their first two contests! Awards are presented to the Top 5 teams and the Top 10 individuals overall and in each category (halter, performance and reasons). At the Spring Contest in Oklahoma City, OK, two BHC teams competed against more than 20 teams from […]

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BHC sweeps NACTA Judging Conference for fourth straight year

NACTA Sweepstakes Award-winning team members & coaches 2019

Congratulations to Black Hawk College East Campus students and coaches for winning the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference Sweepstakes Award! This marks the 12th time Black Hawk College has garnered the top prize at the national judging conference. BHC students brought home the Sweepstakes Award in 1981-85, 1989, 2009, […]

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New BHC equestrian team shines in first season

8 people wearing black riding helmets, black jackets, tan pants & black boots

Black Hawk College’s new Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Hunt Seat Team recently completed a very successful inaugural season. “This first year’s group worked hard. They have really started a launch pad for where this team can go in the future,” said Sarah Schobert, coach and horse science instructor at the college’s East Campus near […]

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