Student Awards & Accomplishments - Black Hawk College

Men’s soccer team gets first win for inaugural program

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The Black Hawk College men’s soccer team made history Sept. 16, 2021, with a 2-1 win over McHenry County College. It was the first win for the BHC men’s and women’s soccer program, which began competing only one month earlier. “Beyond proud of these guys!” said Charlie Ochoa, the Braves’ first-ever men’s soccer head coach. […]

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Sophomore Livestock Judging Team wins National Barrow Show

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team for winning the 2021 National Barrow Show Judging Contest in Austin, MN! The sophomore team won both High Team Overall and High Team Reasons in the Junior College Division in the 75th National Barrow Show Swine Judging Contest. Pictured from left to right, the team members […]

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Student-athletes win national academic awards for 2020-21

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Two Black Hawk College teams and 18 student-athletes recently earned All-Academic Team honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The NJCAA 2020-21 All-Academic Teams salute student-athletes across the country for their dedication in the classroom. “I am extremely proud of our student-athletes as they demonstrated resilience during this past academic year,” said Arnie […]

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21 students honored as 2021 Founders’ Scholars

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Black Hawk College recently honored 21 East Campus students for their academic excellence with the 37th 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 3.80 grade point average based […]

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BHC announces 2021 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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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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44 student-athletes win all-conference academic awards

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Congratulations to 44 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 2020-21 school year and completing at least 12 credit hours per semester. The honorees are listed by sport and hometown. Baseball […]

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BHC pitcher named to NJCAA All-American 2nd Team

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Congratulations to Black Hawk College pitcher Payton Lawrence for being named to the 2021 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Baseball All-American Second Team! The Dixon High School grad was one of only 13 Region IV players in Division I, II and III to earn 2021 NJCAA All-American honors. All-America selections are made […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society – Spring 2021

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Black Hawk College welcomed 42 students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Spring 2021. 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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Congratulations to Spring 2021 highway construction grads

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Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at Black Hawk College. From left to right, they are Lyndsey Campbell of Davenport, Gabriel Rodriguez of Rock Island, Estephen Briones of Davenport, Belden Washington of Kewanee, Airrion Ewing of Moline, Terrence Slater of Moline, and Terrance Brooks-Madison of Moline. Pictured separately […]

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