Our most prestigious honor...
This distinction recognizes individuals or organizations who have made significant academic, volunteer, or philanthropic contributions to the growth and development of the Black Hawk College East Campus. Since 1992, the Black Hawk East College Foundation has inducted 30 individuals into its prestigious Wall of Fame. Contact us if you would like to tour the Wall of Fame.
Our founders were the first to be inducted into the Wall of Fame, including Robert Eastman, Robert Glidden, Gust "Brick" Lundberg, E.O. Good and Roy "Tex" Reynolds. They were responsible for securing the funding necessary to purchase a site for a permanent campus and establish a library at the new campus through the creation of the Black Hawk East College Foundation. Their pioneering efforts—and those inductees since—have made the Black Hawk College East Campus the quality higher education institution it is today.
Additionally, we have honored numerous individuals and organizations with our Distinguished Service Award (shown below), which is presented during our Wall of Fame recognition events. Their names are proudly displayed on the Distinguished Service Award Plaque on the Wall of Fame.
In 2014, we expanded the Wall of Fame recognition program to include a named scholarship, grant, or special project for the East Campus, as a means to further recognize inductees for their exceptional academic achievements, scholarship, volunteer, or financial support to the Black Hawk College East Campus.
Black Hawk College East Campus Wall of Fame Inductees
Flora B. Alvarado
Eldon “Bud” Aupperle (First faculty member)
Dr. Glenn Case (Founder, BHC East Campus)
Dr. Arthur W. DeCabooter
Robert Eastman (Founder, BHC East Foundation)
Robert Glidden (Founder, BHC East Foundation)
James Golby (Founder, BHC East Campus)
E.O. Good (Founder, BHC East Foundation)
Donald P. Lundberg
Gust “Brick” Lundberg (Founder, BHC East Foundation)
Eleanor L. Milnes
Roy “Tex” Reynolds (Founder, BHC East Foundation)
Albert “Bert” Taylor
Ted Vlahos (Founder, BHC East Campus)
Dr. Charles O. Warthen
Distinguished Service Award Recipients
Black Hawk East Community Arts Council
The Clarke Family (Dave, Kevin and Carolyn)
Kewanee Chamber of Commerce
Kewanee Kiwanis Club
Kewanee Rotary Club
Kewanee Star Courier
Margot Wicklander Macauley
Wall of Fame Criteria
Nominees are required meet one or more of the following criteria:
Outstanding service to a community within the Black Hawk College District.
Outstanding service or leadership to Black Hawk College East Campus.
Noteworthy academic achievement or scholarship associated with Black Hawk College East Campus.
Significant financial contribution to the Black Hawk College East Foundation.