BHCE honors scholarship donors, winners
GALVA — The Black Hawk College East Foundation honored both those who gave and those who received at its annual scholarship banquet Oct. 29 at the Lavender Crest Winery in Colona.
Welcoming benefactors, scholarship recipients and their guests, faculty and staff were Steve Spivey, chair of the Black Hawk College East Foundation Board of Directors; Thomas Baynum, Black Hawk College president; and Chanda Dowell, vice president for the East Campus.
Chuck Deahl, a member of the foundation’s board, introduced scholarship benefactors and representatives in attendance.
In acknowledging the benefactors, foundation executive director Liz Breedlove said it was her pleasure to report the Black Hawk College East Foundation was able to award scholarships totaling $76,195 to 64 students this year. The Black Hawk College East Foundation maintains 84 scholarship funds with assets of more than $1.6 million.
Area scholarship recipients are: Kassandra King of Bradford, the Dale and Helen Swanson Scholarship; Cassidy Balensiefen of Neponset, the Eleanor Washburn Fund Scholarship; Gus Block of Neponset, the Kewanee Rotary Club Scholarship; Victoria Clark of Neponset, the Peterson-Martin Engineering Foundation Scholarship and the Dean W. Stoner Scholarship; and Tyler Petersen of Sheffield, the William and Elizabeth Dolieslager Scholarship.