Ag News - Black Hawk College

Ag Department honors nine outstanding students

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The Black Hawk College Agriculture Department recently presented awards and scholarships to nine East Campus students. “It is our tradition to recognize a few outstanding students based on their performance in the classroom and during co-curricular activities,” said Drew Cotton, co-chair of the BHC Ag Department. “We are fortunate as teachers to interact with some […]

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BHC students elect Dillon Sheiss new student trustee

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Dillon Sheiss of Larwill, IN, is the new student trustee on the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees. He was seated at the board’s May 3, 2021, meeting and will serve until April 2022. “I hope to be a valuable asset to the board meetings, working diligently with everyone in place,” he said. Sheiss, who […]

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BHC equestrians take home awards without leaving home arena

Black Hawk College hunt seat equestrians competed this fall against riders from around the Midwest without leaving their home arena. Nineteen BHC students participated in the inaugural Hunt Seat Flyover States Challenge Series: Virtual Collegiate Horse Show. Riders competed in the Black Hawk College East Campus arena in three shows from September-November. Videos of their […]

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East Foundation receives largest estate gift ever

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The Black Hawk College East Foundation is excited to announce that it has received the largest estate gift in the foundation’s 52-year history. Donal J. “Bud” Ward of Walnut passed away in January 2019 and in his estate designated a gift of more than $240,000 to the BHC East Foundation to benefit the Black Hawk […]

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State association honors BHC alumnus, trustees

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The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) recently honored a Black Hawk College alumnus, a former trustee and a current trustee. Distinguished Alumnus Award – Marion Calmer of Alpha is the co-recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a 1978 Black Hawk College East Campus graduate, founder/owner/CEO of Calmer Corn Heads and president […]

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BHC donates PPE to hospitals, humane society

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When Black Hawk College transitioned to online-only classes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, an opportunity arose for the college to give back to the community. There was a supply of masks, gloves, gowns and other personal protective equipment in college labs intended to be used for student safety and training. Since students weren’t going to […]

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Congrats to IHSA All-Academic Award winners!

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Congratulations to 18 Black Hawk College equestrian team members who recently received the International Horse Shows Association National All-Academic Award! The IHSA National All-Academic Award recognizes the individual academic achievements of its undergraduate and alumni members each year. Nominees must be full-time students and must have participated in at least one regular-season IHSA horse show […]

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Congrats to 3rd annual high school weld invitational winners!

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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

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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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