Our most prestigious honor of those committed to the future of Black Hawk College East Campus
Since 1992, the Black Hawk East College Foundation has inducted 29 individuals into its
prestigious Wall of Fame. This distinction is bestowed on an individual or organization that has made significant academic, volunteer, and/or philanthropic contributions for the growth and development of the East Campus of Black Hawk College. A framed photograph of each inductee is displayed on the Wall of Fame at the East Campus.
Donna Irvin 2019 Honoree
We are pleased to announce that Professor Emerita Donna Irvin has been selected as the 2019 inductee into the prestigious Black Hawk College East Foundation Wall of Fame.
The Wall of Fame event will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Jumer's Casino & Hotel located in Rock Island, Illinois.
The special distinction of Wall of Fame Inductee is bestowed upon individuals who make significant academic, volunteer, and/or philanthropic contributions for the growth and development of the East Campus of Black Hawk College. Learn how you can help honor Donna's legacy.
In recognition for her achievements, the Black Hawk College East Foundation is establishing the endowed Donna Irvin Equine Scholarship which will provide financial assistance to students for many years to come. Learn more
Register online or download Registration and Donor informational brochure (4 pages–PDF).
Wall of Fame Criteria
Nominees must 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.
Additionally, we have honored 19 individuals and organizations who have been recognized with the Distinguished Service Award which is also presented at the Wall of Fame recognition reception. Their names are proudly displayed on the Distinguished Service Award Plaque on the Wall of Fame.
The Founders of the Black Hawk College East Foundation 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 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
These individuals, in addition to all of the Wall of Fame inductees that followed, have made the Black Hawk College East Campus the quality higher education institution it is today. Through their significant academic and scholarly achievements; leadership on the College and Foundation Boards and College administration; and philanthropic support of the Foundation and institution, the Foundation now awards more than $100,000 annually in student scholarships and provides instructional resources to faculty and staff to maintain excellence and access to higher education at the East Campus.
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