BHC wins second HorseIQ APHA World Championship Judging Contest

APHA World Championships 2018 - 9 students & coach Aaron Callahan with awards

Congratulations to Black Hawk College horse judging students for winning the American Paint Horse Association’s HorseIQ World Championship Judging Contest in Fort Worth, Texas. This was the second year in a row that a Black Hawk College team has won the contest. The Sept. 20 event was the first fall contest for the BHC Horse […]

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Hunter receives new Wyffels scholarship, deadline Nov. 2 for next round

Wyffels Hybrids logo

Congratulations to Kyle Hunter of La Moille, IL, the inaugural recipient of Wyffels Hybrids’ new Scholarship and Work Program in coordination with Black Hawk College. Hunter is a first-year agribusiness major at the East Campus. He will receive a $500 scholarship for each semester he remains in good standing and re-applies for the scholarship. “We […]

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Six incoming BHC students receiving $500 scholarships

River Valley Cooperative

River Valley Cooperative recently awarded 10-$500 scholarships to students planning to attend a two-year college. Six of the recipients are incoming Black Hawk College East Campus students. The BHC scholarship recipients are: Dalton Petersen of Muscatine, IA Payton Rose of Kewanee Bailey Roselieb of Annawan Mackenzie Steward of Oneida Kristen Vendevelde of Galva Connor Williams […]

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BHC sweeps NACTA Judging Conference for third straight year

Black Hawk College North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture winning team members & coaches 2018

Congratulations to Black Hawk College East Campus students and coaches for winning the 2018 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference Sweepstakes Award! This marks the 10th 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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Congrats to the BHC horse show team!

Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Team 2018

Black Hawk College’s horse show team recently was named the 2017-18 High Point Western Team for its region. This is the 15th consecutive year the college has won the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Regional Championship. The BHC team had a season total of 243 points, beating the next closest school (Iowa State University) by 57 […]

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BHC named Top 5 college by Successful Farming

East Campus sign and campus

Black Hawk College recently was named one of the 5 Top Community Colleges by Successful Farming magazine. “You’re missing a good bet if you haven’t looked to the two-year community colleges as a source of farm employees,” the article says. “Their associate degree graduates may be more battle-tested for real farmwork than four-year graduates from […]

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BHC East Foundation honors scholarship donors, recipients

East Foundation scholarship recipients 2017-18

The Black Hawk College East Foundation honored both those who gave and those who received at its annual scholarship banquet Oct. 3 at Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, Illinois. Welcoming benefactors, scholarship recipients and their guests, college and foundation leadership, faculty and staff were Doug Parrott, vice chair of the Black Hawk College East Foundation […]

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BHC pumpkin auction raises $6,250 for United Way

Male student talking in front of table with 3 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 15th Annual Stampede Auction of Champion Pumpkins at Black Hawk College East Campus. On Oct. 16, auctioneer and East Campus alum Bill LeSage persuaded the audience of generous students, faculty, staff and friends […]

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East Campus celebrates new Brink sculpture

Large metal sculpture with wings and sphere. Six people standing in front of it.

As students and visitors approach the main entrance of the East Campus, they are greeted by a new sight – a gleaming sculpture more than 10 feet tall with wings reaching skyward and a sphere balanced between its wings. The stainless steel sculpture includes nearly 100 icons representing past and present East Campus academic programs […]

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BHC wins inaugural Horse IQ APHA World Championship Judging Contest

Congratulations to Black Hawk College horse judging students for winning the American Paint Horse Association’s Horse IQ World Championship Judging Contest in Fort Worth, Texas! The Sept. 22 event was the first national fall contest for the BHC Horse Judging Team. Students competed against 25 two-year and four-year schools to vie for first place. Contestants […]

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