Join us for outstanding events which increase awareness, recognize achievements, honor scholarship recipients and raise scholarship funds for Black Hawk College Foundation.


Black & Gold

Black & Gold Celebration

Held in April 2023, the Black and Gold Celebration is our premiere fundraising event featuring dinner, silent auction, live music entertainment and a hall of fame induction. This event is an opportunity to support and celebrate Black Hawk College's impact on our students' lives and throughout our community. View photos from our 2023 event.

Chad Pregracke

The 2023 event featured special guest, Black Hawk College alumn Chad Pregracke, Living Lands & Waters, Founder and President, and recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service (America's version of the Nobel Prize). In 2013, he was named CNN's Hero of the Year. Chad is also the author of From the Bottom Up: One Man's Crusade to Clean America's Rivers. Learn more about Chad



Annual Scholarship Banquet

BHC Scholarship BanquetBlack Hawk College Foundation hosts a Scholarship Recognition Banquet annually in the fall to recognize the generosity of its scholarship benefactors and award recipients.

View photos from our 2022 Scholarship Recognition Banquet.

We invite scholarship creators to speak each year about their decision to establish a scholarship fund and the impact of their generosity on the students attending the Quad-Cities Campus. The award recipients are also invited to share their future plans and how the scholarship has enhanced their lives.

Learn how you can support Black Hawk College students or become a scholarship recipient.



BHC Hall of Fame

BHC Hall of FameThe Black Hawk College Hall of Fame promotes pride in the College and its students. Inductees are chosen based on outstanding success and distinction in their chosen field and humanitarian service.

Our Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes alums for their outstanding achievements. You are invited to share a Black Hawk College alum story to be considered for the BHC Alumni Hall of Fame.

BHC Hall of Fame honorees possess one or more of the following achievements: Outstanding distinction and success in their chosen professional career; Humanitarian service proven beneficial to society; Completed at least 30 college credit hours at Black Hawk College. Learn more



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5K Hustle

Join us in October 2023

5k Hustle

The Black Hawk College 5K Hustle, is a Quad Cities tradition, held annually on the beautiful BHC campus in Moline. Runners, joggers and walkers of all levels enjoy an autumn day on the hills of the College's campus.


2022 Event Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors: Quad City Bank & Trust, Tri-City Building & Construction Trades Council, and Illowa Construction Labor & Management Council IMPACT


Special Thanks

We extend our gratitude and appreciation to Jerry & Cathy Lack, longtime Black Hawk College supporters, who have successfully coordinated the 5K Hustle race efforts since 2012.



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