Student Awards & Accomplishments - Black Hawk College

BHC announces 2020 graduation honors

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Black Hawk College awards honors to graduates earning an associate degree who meet the following requirements: Summa Cum Laude graduates – Must complete 60 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a cumulative 3.95 GPA Magna Cum Laude graduates – Must complete 45 hours of graded work at Black Hawk College with a […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society – Spring 2020

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Black Hawk College welcomed 39 students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Spring 2020. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours and […]

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Art students create magazine together while apart

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ArtFusion magazine is produced every-other-year by and for Black Hawk College students. It features essays, digital drawing, photography, painting and other student works. When the college’s ART 248 – Production and Prepress class went completely online in Spring 2020, creating the collaborative, 36-page publication became a challenge. Given the circumstances they faced, students renamed this […]

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35 student-athletes win all-conference academic awards

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Congratulations to 35 Black Hawk College student-athletes for earning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Arrowhead Academic All-Conference awards! The following BHC student-athletes were honored for achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2019-20 school year. Baseball Ely Adams, Pleasant Valley HS (IA) Grant Baker, South Elgin HS (IL) Anthony Barrios, Alleman HS (IL) […]

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Six students named to All-Illinois Academic Team

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Six Black Hawk College students were selected for the 2020 All-Illinois Academic Team in recognition of their scholarly achievements. The college was allowed to nominate two transfer and two career program students per campus to the All-USA Academic Team. Nominees must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and community engagement. Students nominated to the […]

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21 students honored as Founders’ Scholars

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Black Hawk College recently honored 21 East Campus students for their academic excellence with the 36th Annual Founders’ Scholars Awards. The award is named after the East Campus founders – Dr. Glenn Case, James Golby, Gust Lundberg, Ted Vlahos and Robert White. The award criteria are: Earned at least a 3.85 grade point average based […]

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Black Hawk College honors 22 exceptional QC students

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Black Hawk College celebrates the accomplishments of 22 outstanding Quad-Cities students with the 2020 Student Commitment to Excellence Awards. The annual awards honor students at the college’s Quad-Cities sites who have shown outstanding commitment to excellence in one or more areas. The awards recognize students who have gone the extra mile to be successful. BHC employees […]

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Music student performs duet with U.S. Air Force Band musician

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Black Hawk College music student Megan Holevoet had a unique performance opportunity this semester — she got to play an online duet with a member of the United States Air Force Band. A 2019 Geneseo High School graduate, she is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree at the Quad-Cities Campus. After graduating from Black Hawk […]

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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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Men’s basketball players named to All-Conference Team

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Congratulations to Braves men’s basketball players Terry Ford and Delaney Little for being named to the NJCAA Region IV Arrowhead Conference All-Conference 2nd Team! “Delaney and Terry played at a high level throughout the conference season,” said Darren Bizarri, head men’s basketball coach. “It’s good to see them recognized for their hard work,” he said. […]

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