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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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The Brink debuts at East Campus

The Brink and students wearing 50th anniversary shirts

Black Hawk College invites the community to a celebration of the new Brink sculpture at the East Campus. The e4e Brink Sculpture Dedication will be Monday, Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Brink. The Brink sculpture was installed Aug. 18 at the East Campus by the Building A atrium […]

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BHC sweeps NACTA Judging Conference AGAIN!

Congratulations to Black Hawk College East Campus students and coaches for winning the 2017 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference Sweepstakes Award! This marks the ninth 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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Five incoming BHC students receiving $500 scholarships

River Valley Cooperative

River Valley Cooperative recently awarded nine $500 scholarships to students planning to attend a two-year college. Five of the recipients are incoming Black Hawk College East Campus students. The BHC scholarship recipients are: Amanda Carlson, Aledo Dylan Decker, Atkinson Adam Dynes, Annawan Matthew Lloyd, Aledo Brayden Newman, Lynn Center Applicants were eligible to apply by […]

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BHC horse judging students take 1st, 3rd at Quarter Horse Congress

The Black Hawk College Horse Judging Team took 1st Place and 3rd Place at the 50th Anniversary All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The collegiate and youth divisions award individual and team high-point awards in halter, performance and oral reasons categories, as well as overall awards. Scores are determined based on the accuracy of […]

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BHC Sophomore Livestock Judging Team wins 3rd place in Tulsa

Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Sophomore Livestock Judging Team for winning 3rd Place overall at the Tulsa State Fair Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest in Tulsa, OK. The team members were Kiley Elder of Pleasantville, IA; Hannah Lauffenburger of Queen Creek, AZ; Jordyn Sills of Poneto, IN; Kip Wallace of Emerald, WI; and Luke Wechter […]

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