Livestock Judging Team takes 2nd at American Royal

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team for winning second place in the American Royal Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, MO! The sophomore team outscored more than 20 teams from Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming. In livestock judging, selected contestants compete, as a team and individually, to […]

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Livestock Judging Team wins Tulsa State Fair contest

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team for winning the Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the Tulsa State Fair! The sophomore team took first place out of 25 teams with 4,207 points, beating the second-place team by 58 points. Team members also competed individually against students from Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. […]

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Livestock Judging Team wins State Fair of Texas contest

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team for winning the Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the State Fair of Texas! The sophomore team won: 1st – Overall 1st – Cattle 1st – Swine 2nd – Reasons 7th – Sheep/Goats Team members also competed individually against students from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. […]

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Livestock judging freshmen, sophomores win World Beef Expo

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team for winning both the freshman and sophomore divisions at the World Beef Expo Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds! In the sophomore division, BHC teams took 1st, 2nd and 3rd. In the freshman division, BHC teams took 1st, 2nd and 4th. The sophomore […]

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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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