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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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

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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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