Join us for outstanding events which increase awareness, recognize achievements, honor scholarship recipients and raise scholarship funds for Black Hawk College Foundation.
For 2020, we went virtual. The in-person 5K on the hills of the BHC Quad-Cities campus was canceled, but participants were able to participate in a virtual format event to support the college and students!
2020 Event Details
Participants ran, biked, hiked, paddled or chose to participate in their favorite activity. Then they were invited to share their journey on social media.
Grand Prize: The grand prize was a 15-seat bike tour, sponsored by Pedal Pub Quad Cities, won by Jeff Griffith of East Moline. Additional prizes were awarded throughout the 2020 event. All participants received a 5K Hawk Hustle water bottle or BHC Foundation mug.
We extend our gratitude and appreciation to Jerry & Cathy Lack, longtime Black Hawk College supporters, who have successfully coordinated the race efforts since 2012.
The Foundation held the 4th Annual Black Hawk College Foundation and Athletics Golf Outing in June 2019 at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. Proceeds from the golf event supported Black Hawk College student-athletes by providing six new scholarships through the Foundation, including the Demonica Kemper Architects Athletics Scholarship, the Robert and Blenda Ontiveros Athletics Scholarship, and the ILLOWA IMPACT Athletics Scholarship.
We thank these generous Eagle Sponsors as well as the Birdie Sponsors, foursomes, and individual players for joining in the fun for the benefit of student-athletes.
Celebrating Community Partnerships
In November 2018, we hosted an evening celebrating community partnerships and shared missions that support superior surgical care in the Quad Cities. The Black Hawk College Foundation Telling Our Stories Gala, celebrated community partnerships. The event highlights our 2018 community partners—Black Hawk College’s new Surgical Tech program.
The gala transported guests to the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the midst of the Korean War—toured beautiful tropical flora—viewed the handiwork of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild and their touching Quilts of Valor. Guests enjoyed swing-style musical entertainment and 1950’s military decor and attire.
The gala featured a keynote presentation by Martha Roskam and entertainment included The Manny Lopez Big Band, Wine Pull, as well as a silent auction.
Martha Roskam and her late husband V.R. “Swede” had traveled to Vietnam seventeen years ago. While there, they came across street vendors peddling 36 US military dog tags in the market as souvenirs. Moved by finding these, Martha purchased them and engaged their son, then an Illinois state senator, to help verify the legitimacy of the tags. They spent years researching the service members and tracking down the veterans and families of those lost military members, making the return of the dog tags to the rightful owners their life mission.
Proceeds to benefit the Black Hawk College Surgical Tech Program and Black Hawk College Foundation.
Black Hawk College Foundation hosts a Scholarship Appreciation Banquet annually in the fall to recognize the generosity of its scholarship benefactors and award recipients.
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 demonstrate how the scholarship has enhanced their lives.
Each year, we bring together Heritage Society members who have made the generous decision to provide for Black Hawk College in their Will or estate plans. The generosity of these donors provides transforming resources and a lasting legacy for future students of Black Hawk College.
Learn how you can become a Heritage Society member.
The 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 alumni for their outstanding achievements. You are invited to share a Black Hawk College alumnus story to be considered for the Alumni Hall of Fame.
BHC Hall of Fame honorees possess one or more of the following achievements: Outstanding distinction and success in chosen field; Humanitarian service which has proven beneficial to society; Completed at least 30 college credit hours at Black Hawk College. Learn more
Held in November 2015, this memorial special event featured a dinner, a commemorative program about Congressman Lane Evans who served the 17th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 24 years. He attended Black Hawk College in 1971, 1972 and 1980. In May of 2006, he was awarded an honorary Associate of Arts degree from Black Hawk College and was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Read more
From 2003 through 2012 the Black Hawk College Foundation recognized regional leaders through our Quad-Cities Area Leaders Under 40.
This prestigious recognition acknowledged individuals throughout the area who exemplify leadership through their professional accomplishments, community involvement and civic service.
While no longer a Black Hawk College Foundation event, we honor all those who received this prestigious award. Read more
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