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41st Annual

Agriculture Recognition Reception Friday, May 16, 2014 • Noon Black Hawk College East Campus

www.bhc.edu/agriculture


Program Welcome ........................................................................................................................... Ross Newton Master of Ceremonies ................................................................................................ Tyler Johnson Acknowledgements of Appreciation ................................................... Agribusiness Club Officers Recognition of Scholarship Recipients ................................................................... Liz Breedlove Executive Director, Black Hawk College East Foundation Recognition of Student Achievement ........................................................................ Jared Boyert Brooke Byers Aaron Callahan Drew Cotton Lee Denzer Jeffry Hawes Dan Hoge Donna Irvin Andrew Larson Outstanding Student Awards ...................................................................................... Jared Boyert Aaron Callahan Drew Cotton Lee Denzer Jason Grice Jeffry Hawes Dan Hoge Donna Irvin Gary Werkheiser

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Agribusiness Club

2013-2014 Officers & Executive Committee Ross Newton, President • Shelby Riley & Clayton Boyert, Vice President Elizabeth Heaton, Secretary • Tyler Johnson, Treasurer

2013-2014 Ag Ambassadors Colton Geiger • Ashley Hansen • Tyler Johnson • Maggie Neer • Ross Newton • Shelby Riley

Agriculture Alumni Board Kindra Callahan, Chair • Andrew Bergeson, Vice Chair • Kimberly Steven, Secretary Renee Crabtree, Treasurer • Ex-Officio - Jon R. Wolf, Executive Secretary Ex-Officio - Lee Denzer, Associate Executive Secretary Ex-Officios - Jeff Hawes, Andrew Larson & Gary Werkheiser, Agriculture Department Co-Chairs

Directors

Ashlee Boers • Ryan Butler • Brooke Byers • Nikki Klein Bill LeSage • Doug Nelson • Tammy Pelz • Jon Pittard • Andy Rash

Black Hawk College Board of Trustees

Dorothy Beck • Tim Black • David Emerick, Jr. • Kylee Fox Donna Frye • John McCooley • Douglas Strand • TBA, Student Trustee (QC)

Executive Officers of Administration Dr. Thomas Baynum, President Ms. Leslie Anderson, Vice President for Finance/Treasurer of the Board Ms. Chanda Dowell, Vice President for East Campus Dr. Bettie Truitt, Vice President for Instruction & Student Services

Faculty Jared Boyert • Brooke Byers • Aaron Callahan • Drew Cotton • Lee Denzer • Bill Good Jason Grice • Jeff Hawes • Dan Hoge • Donna Irvin • Andrew Larson • Mark Washburn • Gary Werkheiser

Student recognition plaques provided through the generosity of the Black Hawk College East Foundation. The Agriculture Department would like to give a special thanks to the Agriculture Alumni who sponsored this event. -2-


Livestock Judging Scholarship Benefactors Campbell Ag Enterprises/Scott Campbell • Cardinal Transport/John Riley David Cox • Ken Geuns • Mark Gordon Jack & Sherry Lowderman • Werner Angus/Bill Werner

Agriculture Education Internship Program High School Level - I sabelle Ausdal • Harley Carlson • Mary Fielding • Kyle Freebern • Haley Haverback •

Megan Mansker • Brent Nelson • Colton Sanders • Jessie Segura • Cheyenne Stockton • Casey Verway • Katelyn Walters College Level - Stephanie Adams • Kayla Bailey • Shelbi Louck • Ross Newton • Anne Riggs • Riley Ryburn • Sara Specht • Haley Verhaeghe

Achievement Awards Athletics - Kayla Bennett • MacKenzie Brandt • Megan Knight • Calby Pearman • Tayler Sykes Crops & Soils - Joseph Fey • Joshua Henderson • Matt Johnson • Shelbi Louck • Blake Retherford • Logan Simon Horse Show Team - C  armen Conrad • Jordan Goodwin • Breanna Grebin • Makayla Maciejewski • Alex Miller • Mary Staub

Horse Judging - H  eather Burroughs • Marissa Chapa • Breanna Grebin • Grace Guyer • Ashley Hansen •

William Lechner • Danielle Neisendorf • Sumer Opinker • Rachel Riddle • Shelby Riley • Allison Schleis • Jamie Wall Livestock Judging - Clayton Boyert • Tracey Clifford • John Clouse • Devan Cox • Taylor Dawson • Oliver Debnam • Colton Geiger • Brandon Gruber • Maggie Neer • John Reasor • Thomas Trout • Hayden Wilder

Founders Scholars Maggie Adamson • Tracy Clifford • Jonathan Hall • Matt Johnson • Tyler Johnson • Carly Lukas Hannah Morrissey • Jamie Mueller • Abby Newell • Anne Riggs • Rebecca Stone • Seth Strom • Ian Waggoner

Graduation Honors Summa Cum Laude - Tracey Clifford • Helen Grace Guyer • Tyler Johnson • Ashley Monroe • Jamie Mueller • Jacob Samuelson • Liberty Schmied • Rachel Schut • Seth Strom • Jonathan Swanson • Kayla Weikert Magna Cum Laude - Hollie Buhl • Tanner Carlson • Karla Chrisop • Carmen Conrad • Gracelynn Dale • Sally Engdahl • Nicole Farina • Kendra Kissee-Rector • Alyssa Knaack • Carly Lukas • Danielle McElroy • Abby Newell • Sumer Opinker • Anne Riggs • Emily Stenzel Cum Laude - Maggie Adamson • Trevor Blankenbaker • Jonathan Hall • Matt Johnson • Tiana Maslan • Hannah Morrissey • Rebecca Stone • Ian Waggoner

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees Stephanie Adams • Carmen Conrad • Agatha Dumford • Mitchell Hampton • Rachel Hill • Tyler Johnson • Jessica Manthe • Maggie Neer • Matthew O’Connor • Erin Peterson • Shelby Riley • Kristi Smith • Savannah Speckhart • Emily Stenzel • Rebecca Stone -3-


Scholarship Recipients Scholarships in bold indicate those awarded by the Back Hawk College East Foundation. Stephanie Adams ................................................................................................ Black Hawk College Presidential Mercer County Farm Bureau National FFA Maggie Adamson ................................................................................................ Black Hawk College Presidential Kade Allen .............................................................................................................................. Livestock Judging Kayla Bailey .......................................................................................................... Indiana Farm Bureau District 1 Clarence Lawrence Memorial, Northern Indiana Community Foundation James & Carrie Lucas, Northern Indiana Community Foundation Miss Blackhawk Valley, IL Miss Mississippi Crown Starke County Farm Bureau, Inc., IN 2013 Starke Co. Junior Leadership, IN Starke County Scholarship Foundation Jennifer Bathje ...................................................................................................................... Don Bybee Memorial Caitlyn Bowyer ................................................................................................................ Lawrence County Jr. Fair Adrian Campbell ............................................................................................................................................ Seeger Tanner Carlson ...................................................................... Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Ashley Carter ......................................................................................................................... Walter H. Schreck Marissa Chapa .............................................................................................................. Kane County Farm Bureau Tracey Clifford ......................................................................................................................................... 25 for 25 Ron & Theresa Brown Memorial National FFA Carmen Conrad ..................................................................................................................... Walter H. Schreck Sheboygan County 4-H Alumni Assoc. Jacob Coyne .............................................................................................................. Mercer County Farm Bureau RIAWC - CS & S Rock Island County Farm Bureau Dakota Dace ........................................................................... Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Warren Henderson Farm Bureau Gracelyn Dale ............................................................................................................. Bureau Valley Farm Bureau Jacob Darbyshire ................................................................................................................ Ray L. Creelman Trust Iowa State Bank Heather Dufek .................................................................. PHS, Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin Platteville FFA Alumni Nolan Dykema ........................................................................................ PACF - Morrison Education Foundation Cory Edge ............................................................................................................................... Livestock Judging Cory Lowderman Memorial Mallory Espenschied ..................................................................................................................... TTCF - PEO, IA Garrett Feik ................................................................................................................................. Marjorie Cavanah Joseph Fey ........................................................................................................................................... Holmquist Sully Frick .............................................................................................................................. Livestock Judging Isabella Frisk ...................................................................................................... Black Hawk College Presidential 2013 Henry County, IL 4-H Foundation Educational Colton Geiger .................................................................................................... Black Hawk East Foundation Churubusco Building Trades Churubusco Turtle Days 4-H Beef Club, Whitley Co. Community Foundation, Inc. Gaylord L. Jackson Dale & Helen Swanson Tyler Gradert ......................................................................................................................... Livestock Judging Breanna Grebin ................................................................................................... Chatfield Area FFA Alumni, MN Independent School Districdt No. 227 2013 Gordon Nelson Memorial Foundation -4-


Brandon Gruber ...................................................................................... Carroll County 4-H Livestock Club, MD Mount Airy Lions Club, MD Elizabeth Guttenfelder ........................................................................... Atlantic Community School Foundation Ashley Hansen ............................................................................................................................. Beitz Foundation Louis & Helen F. Schwartz FFA Agricultural Elizabeth Heaton ........................................................................................................................... Dean L. Bates 2013 Illinois State Fair Superior Young Producer Livestock Judging Stark County Soil & Water Conservation District Josh Henderson ............................................................................................................... 2013-14 Coleman-Lower Colton Hickey ....................................................................................................................... Ohio Elks Association Joanna Hilker ................................................................................................................................... Gerard Cowles Harold Mousel Memorial, Cambridge Public School Foundation State Bank of Bartley Alexandria Johannsen .................................................................................................... Rob Landis Memorial Rock Falls FFA Christopher Johannsen .................................................................................................. Rob Landis Memorial Rock Falls FFA Tyler Johnson ............................................................................................................................... CHS Foundation Livestock Judging National FFA Walter H. Shreck Devon King ............................................................................................................................ Livestock Judging Kassandra King ............................................................................................................. Dale & Helen Swanson Trevor Kirkpatrick ................................................................................................................. Livestock Judging Alyssa Knaack ................................................................................................................... G & M Distributors, Inc. Kade Knapp ........................................................................................................................... Livestock Judging Hank LeVan ........................................................................................................................... Livestock Judging Shelbi Louck ............................................................................................................. Jay County Farm Bureau, IN The Portland Foundation, IN Emily Lovdahl ........................................................................ Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Ashley Mann ...................................................................................................................... Anderson Memorial Wallen General Jessica Manthe .............................................................................................................................. Dean L. Bates Damron, Kewanee Schools Foundation Walter H. Shreck Alexandra Medwick ....................................................................................................... Cuba Believes in You, MO Alex Miller .......................................................................................................................................... National FFA Derek Moon ............................................................................................................................... Barger Agriculture Hannah Morrissey .............................................................................................. Black Hawk College Presidential Nancy & Wayne Hier Jamie Mueller ..................................................................................................... Black Hawk College Presidential Dylan Murray ............................................................................................. Burns Grange #1839 Agriculture Class of 2013, Nevada High School, MO Colwell Floyd Hines Ag Memorial, Nevada High School, MO Vernon County Cattlemen, MO Maggie Neer ....................................................................................................................................... National FFA Perpetual Federal Bank Sumer Opinker ........................................................................................................................................... Cargill Wisconsin Horse Council Calby Pearman .......................................................................................................... South Dakota College Access Erin Peterson .......................................................................................................................... Geneseo Lions Club Rotary Club of Geneseo Lauren Prill ................................................................................................................ American Royal Association Livestock Judging Codi Reed ............................................................................. Verlin & Joan Jackson Equine (Horse Show) -5-


Rachel Riddle ................................................................. Verlin & Joan Jackson Equine (Horse Judging) Anne Riggs ..................................................................................................................................... Dean L. Bates 2013-14 Coleman-Lower Rush Co. Community Foundation Gettinger, IN Shelby Riley ............................................................................................................................ Dollars for Scholars National FFA Jon Rubey ............................................................................................................................ Corey Baker Memorial Ray L. Creelman, IA Riley Ryburn .................................................................................................................................. Dean L. Bates Indian Creek FFA Alumni Sheldon Kesner, Indian Creek Education Foundation Zachary Safley ................................................................. Paul C. Rohling, Muscatine Comm. School District, IA Mathew St. John ............................................................................................................... 2013-14 Coleman-Lower Allison Schleis ............................................................................................................................................. Cargill Susan Shipp Memorial Liberty Schmied ................................................................................................................................... Holmquist Brent Schnettgoecke ..................................................................................................... Julia Pierson Trust Award Rachel Schut .............................................................................................................................................. Colwell Logan Simon ......................................................................................... Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation Travis Smeltzly ................................................................................................. Rock Island County Farm Bureau Tyson Foods Kristi Smith ............................................................................................................ Illinois Purbred Swine Council Mary Staub ....................................................................................... TUA Amy & James Ousley Education Fund Kendall Steines .............................................................................................................................. Dean L. Bates Seth Strom .......................................................................................................... Black Hawk College Presidential River Valley Cooperative, IA Hanna Swanson ....................................................................................................................... Walter H. Shreck Christine Todd ..................................................................................................... McLean County Pork Producers Haley Verhaeghe .................................. Leon R. Verhaeghe Vocational Agriculture Memorial, Marshall Co., IN Jamie Wall ......................................... Everett & Fern Besson Memorial, Kosciusko Co. Comm. Foundation, IN Ben Bibler Body for LIFE Memorial, Kosciusko Co. Comm. Foundation, IN Jane Kleinsmith Shoop Sports & Youth Foundation Whitko Dollars for Scholars, IN Hayden Wilder ............................................................................................... Farmers Cooperative Company, IN Indiana 4-H Foundation

Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) Coach: Jeff Hawes

• Fall Leadership Conference • Dixon, Illinois

Team & Individual Accomplishments • Athens Demartini - Laura, IL; Matt Johnson - Cambridge, IL;

Abby Newell - Williamsfield, IL; Ross Newton - Bloomington, IN; Devon Peterson - Galva, IL; Logan Simon - Liberty, IL and Seth Strom - Victoria, IL

Crop Judging

Floriculture Judging

Team 1 - 5th • Strom - 10th, Johnson - 12th Team 2 - 9th • Newell - 19th, Simon - 21st

Team - 8th • Peterson - 9th, Demartini - 16th

Job Interview Judging Team • Newton -6-


Intercollegiate Horse Show Association

www.ihsainc.com IHSA Team Coaches: Donna Irvin, Drew Cotton & Brooke Byers

(2013-14 • 370 colleges and 8,300 students competed nationally) Black Hawk College Western Team Academic All American IHSA

These students, chosen by the IHSA Coaches Association, must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and have shown in two or more meets. GPAs are based on the first three semesters. 1st Team (3.8 or above) Carmen Conrad, Nicole Farina, Alyssa Knaack, Makayla Maciejewski, Jamie Mueller, Riley Ryburn, Judith Showalter, Kayla Weikert 2nd Team (3.5 or above) Marissa Chapa, Jordan Goodwin, Ashley Hansen, Caitlin Johnson, Alex Miller, Erica Prachal, Codi Reed, Rachel Riddle, Deanna Rutkauskas, Allison Schleis, Gabrielle Schuler

Regular Season Team & Individual Accomplishments Western Division - Zone 7, Region 5 Colleges:

Augustana College, Black Hawk College East Campus, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Missouri State University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and Truman State University

9 Regular Season meets hosted by:

Black Hawk College East Campus, Missouri State University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Truman State University

Regular Season Team Results

Black Hawk College East Campus • High Point Team (4) Reserve High Point Team (3)

Regular Season Open Rider Awards • High Point Rider Makayla Ray Maciejewski (2) Alex Miller (1) Heather Burroughs (1) • Reserve High Point Rider (2) Makayla Ray Maciejewski (2) Alex Miller (1) Heather Burroughs (2)

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• Regional Championship Show • March 9, 2014 • Missouri State University Black Hawk College East Campus • Region Champion Team Individual Regional Qualifiers and Regional Championship Results: Alex Miller • Region High Point Open Rider Reining - Reserve Champion Open Horsemanship - 3rd Makayla Maciejewski • Open Horsemanship - Reserve Champion Breanna Grebin • Advanced - Champion Carmen Conrad • Advanced - qualifier Ashley Hansen • Novice - Champion Jordon Goodwin • Novice - Reserve Champion Marissa Chapa • Novice - 3rd Jamie Mueller • Intermediate - Champion Mary Staub • Intermediate - Reserve Champion Nikki Farina • Intermediate - 3rd

Aly Schleis • Intermediate - 5th Selina Wiseman • Intermediate - 6th Ashley Mann • Intermediate - finalist Zachary Safley • Intermediate - finalist Gabi Schuler • Beginner - Reserve Champion Codi Reed • Beginner - 3rd Alyssa Knaack • Beginner - 4th

• Semifinals • March 29-30, 2014 • University of Findlay • Findlay, Ohio Team Results Black Hawk College East Campus - 7th Place Team Team Reining • Alex Miller - 8th Team Open Horsemanship • Breanna Grebin - 1st Team Advanced • Jordan Goodwin - 6th Team Novice • Mary Staub - 7th Team Intermediate • Danielle Niesendorf - 6th Team Beginner • Erica Prchal - 6th Individual Results Alex Miller • Reining - 6th Makayla Maciejewski • Open Horsemanship - qualifier Breanna Grebin • Advanced - qualifier Ashley Hansen • Novice - 3rd Jordan Goodwin • Novice - qualifier Jamie Mueller • Intermediate - 3rd Gabi Schuler • Beginner - 3rd Mary Staub • Intermediate - 4th

• Invitational Team Tournament • April 12, 2014 • University of Findlay • Findlay, Ohio Team Results 17 Teams competed Black Hawk College Team 2 • 5th Overall Heather Burroughs, Mary Staub, Codi Reed, Gabi Schuler Black Hawk College Team 1 • 6th Overall Alex Miller, Ashley Hansen, Jamie Mueller, Nikki Farina, Erica Prchal

Pictured from left: Codi Reed, Heather Burroughs, Erica Prchal, Ashley Hansen, Mary Staub, Alex Miller, Jamie Mueller, Gabi Schuler, Nikki Farina

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• Nationals • May 1-4, 2014 • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania The following is a list of National Qualifiers (results will be announced) Mary Staub • Intermediate Horsemanship Alex Miller • AQHA Cup Gabi Schuler • Beginner Horsemanship Ashley Hansen • Advanced Horsemanship Jamie Mueller • Intermediate Horsemanship

2013-14 Freshmen Team Members Brittany Butler - Warsaw, IN Marissa Chapa - Maple Park, IL Nina Curotto - St. Louis, MO Melanie Cyr - Sheboygan Falls, WI Isabella Frisk - Atkinson, IL Lauren Gentry - Atkinson, IL Breanna Grebin - Rochester, MN Elizabeth Guttenfelder - Atlantic, IA Skylee Hemp - Milford, IL

Racheal Hodge - Morristown, IN Caitlin Johnson - Rockford, L Makayla Maciejewski - Downs, IL Alex Miller - Claypool, IN Cassie Myre - Oneida, IL Danielle Neisendorf - Genoa, IL Peyton Nobis - Lockport, IL Haley Oesch - Crystal Lake, IL Rachel Riddle - Stanford, IL

Alex Rider - Arrowsmith, IL Deanna Rutkauskas - Sheboygan, WI Riley Ryburn - Earlville, IL Zachary Safley - Muscatine, IA Judith Showalter - Corunna, IN Victoria Thuot - Loami, IL Abbie Weyeneth - Davenport, IA Selina Wiseman - Sacramento, CA

2013-14 Sophomore Team Members Heather Burroughs Muscatine, Iowa

Carmen Conrad

I competed in the Open and Reining divisions with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team this year. Some of my favorite memories include making it to semifinals as a freshman and going to Pamona, Calif., to compete. Next year, I plan to finish my equine degree at Black Hawk College. I would like to give a special thanks to my grandparents for all of their support and for getting me started in this crazy horse hobby! Heather has been a solid competitor on the team and has consistently contributed to the success of the team in the top division. We would like to thank her for her dedication and willingness to loan Sassy to us for practices and at home shows!

Howards Grove, Wis.

While on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team, I was able to ride and compete in the Novice, Advanced and finally the Open divisions. My favorite memories include traveling to California for semifinals as well as nationals in the novice division as freshman. This summer I was able to take an internship with Julie Voge at Voge Quarter Horses in Texas. My future plans are to attend West Texas A&M University for a degree in ag communications and media. Thank you to my family and friends for all of their support throughout college. Also, I would like to thank my horse trainer, Sandy, for helping me before college. We would like to thank Carmen for her leadership and commitment to the IHSA Team. She has done an outstanding job bringing together the sophomore and freshmen team members!

Agatha Dumford Syracuse, Ind.

I rode in the Open Horsemanship division as a freshman and sophomore. My favorite part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team was getting to know more people and developing relationships that will last a lifetime. I also enjoyed learning to ride a variety of horses on different patterns. My highlight was winning my first Open Horsemanship class at Missouri State University, it was a great feeling. My future plans are to train horses and give lessons at a newly built equine facility in Franklin, Tenn. I would like to thank my mother, father and grandparents (Bob and Sue Dumford) for all of their support! The IHSA Team would like to thank Aggie for her dedication and commitment to the team. She was a tremendous asset in the Open division this year. -9-


Nikki Farina

Jordan Goodwin

McHenry, Ill.

I competed in the Intermediate division on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team this year. My favorite experience with the team was qualifying for regionals at the Black Hawk College show and then being able to compete at regionals as well. My internship included working for Tommy Sheets Quarter Horses. I plan to complete a second internship then continue on to the Art Institute of Schaumberg. Special thanks to my parents for supporting me and being there whenever they are able. The IHSA Team would like to acknowledge Nikki’s relentless efforts both in improving her horsemanship and in preparing horses for the shows. We are only as good as our horses, and Nikki certainly brought Doda to the arena well-prepared! Ashley Hansen

Wanatah, Ind.

On the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team this year, I rode in the Advanced and Novice divisions. My favorite memory during this time was making it to semifinals and being a two-time regional qualifier. The trips are always fun as well, I would never know what to expect when we left as a team! My internship took me down to Green Cove Springs, Fla., where I had the opportunity to work for Byron Forehand Barrel Horses. Riding and training futurity barrel horses is something that I plan to continue with in the future. I want to thank my parents for being there all the way for me. I would also like to thank Scotty at Top Tier Fitness for getting me in shape. We would like to thank Jordan for his relentless efforts getting fit, improving his horsemanship and helping the team with the program and other assignments. We would also like to thank him for driving too!

Muscatine, Iowa

While riding for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team, I competed in the Novice and Advanced divisions. A few of my favorite memories with the team include teaching Brooke how to use Twitter and qualifying for nationals in the novice division this year at Findlay. Next year my plans include attending West Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in animal science. I would like to say thank you to all the individuals who helped put on the Black Hawk College IHSA shows, as well as my family for being such a huge support! We would like to thank Ashley for being a positive role model and recruiter for Black Hawk College. She has grown tremendously in her horsemanship and works tirelessly to be her best!

Alyssa Knaack Galesburg, Ill.

This year I competed on Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team in the Beginner and Intermediate I divisions. One of my favorite memories during this time was qualifying for regionals and pointing out of the Beginner division. Last spring I worked on an internship for Beutenmiller Cutting Horses, where I plan to return and begin work as a full-time loper. We would like to thank Alyssa for being a solid supporter of the beginner riders in practice and in building confidence at the shows!

Ashley Mann Wenona, Ill.

While riding for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team, I competed in the Intermediate and Novice divisions. Placing in the top 10 at regionals and having the opportunity to ride a variety of horses is one of my favorite memories. While on internship, I worked for V2 Reining Horses in Davenport, Iowa, where I plan to continue my work as well as teach youth and ride talented horses at Veritas Stables. Thank you to my parents for their on-going support. We appreciate Ashley’s dedication and consistency on the team for two years!

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Jamie Mueller Reynolds, Ill.

While competing on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team, I rode in both the Intermediate and Novice divisions. A highlight to my career was qualifying for nationals this year. One of my favorite memories was riding on Brooke’s bus to regionals, attempting to keep up with the other bus -- “I need to over under this bus! Everyone in two point!” Next year I plan to transfer to Iowa State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in animal science and eventually continuing on to Iowa State’s veterinary program. I would like to thank my parents for traveling all the way to Ohio and Pennsylvania to watch me compete and also all of my teammates who made me push myself all year, especially in the end. We would like to thank Jamie for allowing us to use Josie at practice and at the shows. Josie is as solid as they come, just like Jamie! Codi Reed

Woodhull, Ill.

Riding for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team allowed me to compete in the Beginner and Intermediate divisions. Traveling to California where I rode for the team, as well as qualifying for regionals in Missouri, are some of my favorite memories. I am looking forward to completing the veterinary tech program at Black Hawk College in the future. Special thanks to my family and friends for all of their continued support of my completion of the equestrian program at Black Hawk College. We would especially like to thank Codi for her positive attitude and creativity in decorating the draw and awards tables at our shows!

Erica Prchal Rockford, Ill.

This was my first year with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team, and I competed as a beginner. My favorite memory was going to semifinals with the team in Findlay, Ohio. For my internship, I was able to work for Sunlight Farms in Sallisaw, Okla. In the future, I plan to move to Oklahoma and work for a breeding facility. I would like to say thank you to my family who constantly supported me during my entire college experience! We would like to thank Erica for her commitment and willingness to compete on the team! Her confidence and consistency was the foundation for our team success finishing the season! Aly Schleis

Reynolds, Ill.

This year I rode in the Novice and Intermediate divisions for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team. A highlight of my IHSA experience was qualifying for regionals and all of the fun the team had on the trips. Outside of the show team, my favorite memory at Black Hawk College is working with my project horse Sidney. Last year I went on an internship at Welhouse Horses and Hounds in Poynette, Wis. In the fall, I will transfer to West Texas A&M University. I would especially like to thank Scotty from Top Tier Fitness. We love you! We would like to thank Aly for her willingness to wait the bench and push our Intermediate division riders to be their personal best. Aly was also a stellar announcer for us at home meets! Thank you for being such a good team player!

Gabi Schuler

Cambridge, Wis.

This year I was able to compete on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team as a Beginner rider. My favorite memory is being able to qualify for nationals this year. Last spring I had the opportunity to go on an internship with Craig Morris Cutting Horses of Fort Worth, Texas. In the future, I plan to further my knowledge and experience in the horse industry and eventually have my own lesson and boarding barn. I would like to say thank you to my dad and stepmom. I wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of the great opportunities that Black Hawk College has given me without you. Your love and support has allowed me to become the person I am today. Thank you. The IHSA Team would like to thank Gabi for being a solid team player in her quest for qualifying. She was a major contributor to the team this season!

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Mary Staub

Kayla Weikert

Lakeview, Ore.

This year I competed in the Intermediate and Novice divisions. One of my favorite experiences was competing last year at the IHSA Western Semifinals in Pamona, Calif., and also having the opportunity to compete at nationals as a sophomore. In the future I plan to pursue a degree in animal nutrition. I would like to say thank you to my family and friends who have supported me throughout my time at Black Hawk College. The IHSA Team would also like to extend a special thank you to Mary for her leadership and hard work on the show programs and all of the other outside tasks as our show secretary!

Taylor Ridge, Ill.

I competed in the Intermediate division with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team. Last year I was able to do an internship with Antique Coach and Carriage in Chicago. My plans for next year involve transferring to Western Illinois University or starting my career in law enforcement. Some of my favorite memories include the shows that were hosted at Black Hawk College. I would like to give a special thanks to my family. The IHSA Team would like to extend a special thank you to Kayla for her outstanding sportsmanship, work ethic and her willingness to share her horses with the team in practice and at shows.

Not Pictured • Marina Cadle - W. Lafayette, Ind. and Jessica Stoneking - Geneseo, Ill.

Equis Emeritus Award Sizzle

May 24, 1989 - April 15, 2013 “There is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” ~ Ronald Reagan, President 1987 For over 20 years Sizzle was the best at just that! She was the cornerstone of our program for thousands of students and visitors. She will be missed!

2014 IHSA Student Scholarships Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation (IEF) Scholarship ................................................ Jamie Mueller Sizzle Award .............................................................................................................................. Codi Reed

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Soil Judging

Coaches: Andrew Larson, Scott Wiesbrook & Brandon Hall

• American Society of Agronomy Regional Contest • University of Wisconsin • Stephens Point, WI

Team Members • from left: Coach Scott Wiesbrook; Trevor Nelson - Toulon, IL; Clayton Ryan - Wyoming, IL; Conner King - Kewanee, IL; Chloe Yoder - Prairie City, IA; Zane Torrance - Biggsville, IL; Joe Fey - Glenwood, IA; Josh Henderson - Glenwood, IN; Ross Newton - Bloomington, IN; Tanner Clementz - Elkhart, IL; Shelbi Louck - Redkey, IN Team/Student Pit #1 Pit #2 Pit #3 Pit #4 Team results not available

Overall/Points 1st

• Vincennes University Invitational • Vincennes, Indiana

Team Members • Tanner Clementz - Elkhart, IL; Joe Fey - Glenwood, IA; Josh Henderson - Glenwood, IN; Conner King - Kewanee, IL; Shelbi Louck - Redkey, IN; Trevor Nelson - Toulon, IL; Zane Torrance - Biggsville, IL Team/Student Pit #1 Pit #2 Pit #3 Pit #4 Overall/Points Team 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st Henderson 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st Clementz 7th 6th 2nd King 2nd 1st 1st 5th Torrance 4th 4th 7th 6th Fey 2nd 6th 7th Nelson 7th 5th 4th 8th Louck 3rd 1st 9th

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Horse Judging

Coach: Aaron Callahan Freshmen Team & Individual Accomplishments • from left: Makayla

Maciejewski - Downs, IL; Danielle Neisendorf Genoa, IL; Isabella Frisk - Atkinson, IL; Heather Dufek - Platteville, WI; Shelby Riley - Noblesville, IN; Marissa Chapa - Maple Park, IL; Amy Martin Newark, IL; Skylee Hemp - Milford, IL; Mary Kandis - E. Moline, IL; Riley Ryburn - Earlville, IL; Breanna Grebin - Rochester, MN; Will Lechner - Plymouth, IN; Jamie Wall - Pierceton, IN and Rachel Riddle Stanford, IL

• Middle Tennesse State University • Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Team/Student Halter Performance Reasons Overall Team B 1st 1st 2nd 1st Team A 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd Grebin 1st 2nd 5th 1st Wall 7th 9th 1st 2nd Riley 5th 4th 4th Maciejewski 1st 5th Lechner 2nd 9th 7th Neisendorf 5th 2nd 9th Frisk 10th Kandis 8th Dufek 9th Ryburn 10th

• “The Spring Contest” • Gainesville, Texas

Team/Student Halter Performance Reasons Overall Team A 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd Team B 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd Team C 5th 6th 5th 5th Neisendorf 10th 1st 1st 1st Riddle 4th 6th 4th 4th Wall 4th 3rd 5th Frisk 7th 5th 9th Riley 10th Maciejewski 9th 2nd Grebin 7th 10th Ryburn 9th Chapa 9th

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Sophomore Team & Individual Accomplishments •

from left: Carmen Conrad - Howards Grove, WI; Heather Burroughs - Muscatine, IA; Aly Schleis - Waunakee, WI; Grace Guyer - Kokomo, IN; Sumer Opinker - Larsen, WI; Emily Stenzel - Bartonville, IL; Ashley Hansen - Muscatine, IA; Ashley Monroe Cedarburg, WI and Coach Aaron Callahan

• All-American Quarter Horse Congress • Columbus, Ohio

Academic All American Horse Judging Team

These students, chosen by the National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association, must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and be in the top 10 overall at the national level. *Indicates Distinguished Academic All Americans (a GPA of 3.80 or higher). GPAs are based on the first three semesters. * Grace Guyer 4.0 * Ashley Monroe 3.95 * Carmen Conrad 3.88 Ashley Hansen 3.79 Aly Schleis 3.74

Team/Student Halter Performance Reasons Overall Team A 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd Burroughs 4th 8th 6th 4th Monroe 3rd 8th Schleis 2nd 1st 9th Conrad 10th Hansen 1st 8th Guyer 6th Stenzel 8th

• American Quarter Horse World Show • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Team/Student Halter Performance Reasons Overall Team A 2nd 1st 1st 1st Team B 1st 4th 4th 4th Guyer 6th 3rd 2nd 2nd Burroughs 4th 4th 7th 5th Hansen 8th 6th 3rd 6th Monroe 1st 10th 11th Opinker 5th 12th Schleis 4th 13th

Horse Judging Awards & Scholarships Susan Shipp Memorial Scholarship (Freshman Horse Judging) ................................ Jamie Wall This award is given in memory of Susan, a transfer student who lost her life in a car accident while a student at BHE in November, 1994. It is awarded to a member of the freshmen horse judging team. The selection is based on Contest results, an essay about their Personal Characteristics and first semester GPA.

Pard’s Western Store Work Horse Award (Sophomore Horse Judging) ............ Ashley Hansen Each year Pard’s Western store presents a gift certificate to the sophomore horse judge that competed on the judging team all four semesters; set high goals for themselves and the team; stayed very coachable until the end and added value to the team by motivating others and staying a team player. They always tried hard and finished strong, but not necessarily finished 1st. Also plans to continue their education and judging at a fouryear institute.

Robert & Jean Wolf Memorial Scholarship (Sophomore Horse Judging) ... Heather Burroughs In the fall of 2002 Jon Wolf, founder of the Equine program, suffered the loss of both parents, Robert and Jean Wolf of Polo during the month of September. They were of vital support in the beginning of the program and remained so to the end. Both parents are so reflected in the personality and dedication of Jon. This award will be given to a sophomore horse judge that compted on the judging team all four semesters; set high goals and made major progress in their placing of classes and oral reasons; stayed very coachable until the end, trying hard and finishing strong. This award goes to the sophomore who accumulates the most contest points in fall competition. - 15 -


Livestock Judging

Coaches: Dan Hoge & Jared Boyert

Freshmen Team • from left front: Thomas Trout - Huntington, IN; Kristi Smith - Princeville, IL; Gretchen Simpson

- Alexis, IL; Christine Todd - Danvers, IL; Melissa Knowles - Deland, FL; Mallory Espenscheid - Traer, IA; Lauren Prill Wichita, KS; Savannah Speckhart - Princeville, IL; Maggie Neer - Urbana, OH; Dylan Murray - Nevada, MO from left back: Coach Dan Hoge; Dalton Kelman - Watertown, IN; Colton Geiger - Columbia City, IN; Hayden Wilder - Remington, IN; Tyler Dawson - Rushville, IN; Breck Debnam - Gaithersburg, MD; Kendall Steines - Springbrook, IA; Kade Knapp - Stanwood, IA; John Reason - Wildwood, GA; Brandon Gruber - Woodbine, MD; Derek Moon - Urbana, OH Clayton Boyert - Seville, OH and Coach Jared Boyert

• Stockman •

Auburn, Indiana Individuals • (No Team Competition) Team/Student Beef Swine Sheep/Goats Reasons Overall Geiger 3rd 6th 1st 1st Wilder 10th 2nd 2nd 3rd Knapp 4th Boyert 6th 9th Debnam 1st 8th Neer 3rd 9th Reasor 5th

• Purdue University Block & Bridle • West Lafayette, Indiana

Team/Student Beef Swine Reasons Overall Team 1 3rd Wilder 5th Neer 10th

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• Western Illinois University Livestock Judging Contest • Macomb, Illinois

Team/Student Beef Swine Sheep Reasons Overall Team 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st Gradert 5th Edge 6th 1st 3rd 8th Frick 3rd 9th LeVan 2nd Johnson 4th Malone 6th King 10th

• Iowa Beef Expo • Des Moines, Iowa

Team/Student Placings Overall Team 4th Dawson 2nd 4th Knapp 6th Speckhart 10th

Sophomore Team • from left front: Trevor Kirkpatrick - Washington Court House, OH; Deven King - Lansing, MI; Tracey Clifford - Auburn, IN; Caitlyn Bowyer - Sumner, IL; Elizabeth Heaton Toulon, IL; Tyler Johnson - Kimmell, IN; Hank LeVan - Woodstock, OH from left back: Coach Dan Hoge; Sully Frick - Alexis, IL; Grant Malone - Abingdon, IL; Cory Edge Rosedale, IN; Matthew Hahn - Minonk, IL; Sam Bair - Elkhart, IA and Asst. Coach Jared Boyert missing: Tyler Gradert - Geneseo, IL and Ben Lenig Wakarusa, IN

Academic All American Livestock Judging Team

These students, chosen by the National Junior College Coaches Association as being in the top 15 individually at the national level based on academics and national judging achievements. Hank LeVan

• National Barrow Show • Austin, Minnesota

Team/Student Reasons Overall Team 2nd 2nd Edge 2nd 3rd Gradert 4th Kirkpatrick 7th LeVan 11th - 17 -


• Ak Sar Ben •

Omaha, Nebraska Team/Student Beef Swine Sheep/Goats Reasons Overall Team 5th 1st 1st 2nd 1st Heaton 3rd 3rd 7th 3rd Gradert 4th 5th LeVan 4th 9th Bowyer 7th King 8th Edge 9th

• The Stockman • Auburn, Indiana

Individuals: (No Team Competition) Team/Student Beef Swine Sheep/Goats Reasons Overall Gradert 2nd 6th 10th Clifford 2nd Heaton 7th King 7th Edge 9th LeVan 9th 10th

• American Royal Livestock Show • Kansas City, Missouri

Team/Student Beef Reasons Overall Team 5th 7th

• North American International Livestock Exposition • Louisville, Kentucky

Team/Student Beef Swine Sheep Team 4th 12th 4th LeVan 10th Bowyer 10th

Reasons 6th 10th

• Hoosier Beef Congress • Indianapolis, Indiana

Individuals: (No Team Competition) Team/Student Reasons Placings LeVan Hahn Heaton * Dawson

Overall 3rd 4th 5th 7th

*- freshman

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Overall 7th 7th


• National Western Stock Show and Rodeo • Denver, Colorado

Team/Student Beef Swine Sheep/Goats Reasons Team 5th 4th 11th 5th LeVan 2nd Gradert 4th Hahn 10th

Overall 6th 11th

• National Western Stock Show Carload Judging Contest • Team/Student Overall Team 11th

• Iowa Beef Expo • Des Moines, Iowa

Team/Student Reasons Placings Overall Team 1 1st 1st 1st Team 2 3rd Heaton 1st 4th 2nd LeVan 8th 3rd 3rd Hahn 2nd 9th 5th Gradert 4th 7th King 6th 8th Bowyer 8th 10th Edge 7th

• San Antonio Livestock Show • San Antonio, Texas

Team/Student Cattle Swine Sheep/Goats Reasons Overall Team 10th King 2nd Heaton 4th 8th LeVan 7th Gradert 9th Clifford 10th

• Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo • Houston, Texas

Team/Student Beef Swine Sheep/Goats Team 4th 7th 2nd LeVan 1st Heaton 4th Clifford 8th Bowyer 12th

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Reasons Overall 4th 3rd 3rd 10th


Livestock Judging Awards & Scholarships Cory Lowderman Freshman Challenge Scholarship ....................................... Hayden Wilder This award was established by the 1990-1991 Livestock Judging Team and is awarded annually in memory of Cory Lowderman (2000). This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed one year of competition on the Freshman Livestock Judging Team. The award is presented annually to a student who has the highest combined points throughout all competitions during their Freshman year. Cory believed in challenging others to be their very best.

Denzer Memorial Award ........................................................................................... Tyler Johnson This award was established by the 1999-2000 BHE Livestock Judging Team. It is presented in memory of Norma Denzer (1999) and Adam Denzer (2008). This award is given to the outstanding sophomore Livestock Judging student who has completed two years in the Livestock Judging Program at Black Hawk College East Campus. This award is presented annually to a student who has exemplified an extra effort of achieving excellence in the participation of Livestock Judging related activities. This award is not based on points, but rather on attitude and always thinking of others before themselves. The Denzer Family of Bloomington, IL has been a very important part of the development of the Livestock Judging tradition and culture at BHE.

Ken Urban Memorial Award ..................................................................................... Tyler Gradert This award was established in memory of Ken Urban who was a Duroc Swine Breeding Pioneer from Prophetstown, Ill. Ken helped the Livestock Judging teams at BHE in the early years to excellence in swine judging not only in competitions, but more importantly in understanding how swine genetics impacts the next generation of offspring. This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed two years of competition on the Livestock Judging Team. The award is presented annually to a student who has the highest combined points in swine judging throughout all of the competitions of the year.

Denny Benoodt Memorial Award .............................................................................. Hank LeVan This award was established in memory of Denny Benoodt of Geneseo, Ill. who was a famous beef cattle breeder. He played an important role in bringing the first Simmental breeding cattle to the United States. He helped the Livestock Judging teams at BHE in the early years to excellence in beef judging not only in competitions, but more importantly in understanding how breeding beef genetics impacts the next generation of both show and sale beef cattle offspring. This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed two years of competition on the Livestock Judging Team. The award is presented annually to a student who has the highest combined points in beef judging throughout all of the competitions of the year.

Gwen Peterson Memorial Award .......................................................................... Tracey Clifford This award was established in memory of Gwen Peterson, of Kewanee, Ill. an outstanding 4-H leader for many years in Henry County. She and her husband Stan are known to us as our “College Sheep Farm�. They have provided sheep judging classes for our Livestock Judging Team for over thirty years. This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed two years of competition on the Livestock Judging Team. The award is presented annually to a student who has the highest combined points in sheep judging throughout all of the competitions of the year.

Elmer Hoge Memorial/Mid-Continent Scholarship ............................................. Hank LeVan This award was established in memory of Elmer Hoge by the 1979-1980 BHE Livestock Judging Team. Elmer was a true stockman, having established very prominent and successful Duroc breeding swine and Hereford cattle herds. Years later, the Hugh Miller family further endowed this Scholarship in representing many years of the Mid-Continent Livestock Stock Show and Judging Contest and the participation of Black Hawk College. This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed two years of competition on the Livestock Judging Team. The award is presented annually to a student who has the highest combined points in Livestock Judging throughout all of the competitions of the year.

BHE Livestock Judging Reasons Award .................................................................. Hank LeVan This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed two years of competition on the Livestock Judging Team. The award is presented annually to a student who has the highest combined points in Oral Reasons throughout all of the competitions of the year.

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North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Maryville, Missouri

Crops Team • Coach: Jeff Hawes Team/Student Exam Identification Team 4th 2nd Strom 4th 2nd Newell 15th 17th Johnson 21st 4th Johannsen 25th 21st

Lab Practical 6th 10th 20th 22nd 23rd

Math Practical 7th 10th 25th 19th 30th

Overall 5th 6th 23rd 17th 24th

Team Members from left: Ali Johannsen - Rock Falls, IL; Matt Johnson - Cambridge, IL; Seth Strom - Victoria, IL and Abby Newell - Williamsfield, IL

Dairy Cattle Team • Coach: Dan Hoge Team Members: front left: Hank LeVan - Woodstock, OH; Tracey Clifford - Auburn, IN; Devn King - Lansing, MI and Tyler Johnson - Kimmell, IN Team/Student Placings Reasons Overall Team 3rd 1st 3rd King 4th 1st 1st LeVan 7th 12th 8th Johnson 14th 6th 13th Clifford 19th 10th 14th

Horticulture Team • Coach: J eff Hawes Team Members from left: Lisa Sprouse - E. Moline, IL; Athens Demartini - Laura, IL; Michal Slezak - Long Grove, IL; Seth Strom - Victoria, IL and Coach Hawes Team/Student Exam Identification Placings Overall Team 2nd 1st 1st 1st Strom 2nd 1st 1st 1st Sprouse 4th 2nd 5th 2nd Demartini 8th 4th 2nd 3rd Slezak 10th 3rd 10th 4th - 21 -


Livestock Management Team • Coaches: Lee Denzer & Jared Boyert

Team Members from left: Coach Lee Denzer, Cory Edge - Rosedale, IN; Trevor Kirkpatrick - Washington Court House, OH; Elizabeth Heaton - Toulon, IL; Anne Riggs - Glenwood, IN and Coach Jared Boyert Team/Student Exam Practical Overall Team 2nd 2nd 2nd Kirkpatrick 2nd 6th 3rd Heaton 5th 8th

Livestock Team • Coaches: Dan Hoge & Jared Boyert Team 1 Members: Clayton Boyert - Seville, OH; Tyler Dawson - Rushville, IN; Colton Geiger - Columbia City, IN; Maggie Neer - Urbana, OH and Hayden Wilder - Remington, IN Team 2 Members: Breck Debnam - Gaithersburg, MD; Kade Knapp - Stanwood, IA; Lauren Prill - Wichita, KS; Savannah Speckhart - Princeville, IL; Kendall Steines - Springbrook, IA Team/Student Beef Goats Reasons Sheep Swine Overall Team 1 4th 7th 1st 8th 7th 8th Team 2 3rd 5th 8th 7th 8th 6th Geiger 1st 6th 9th Wilder 6th Knapp 8th Prill 4th Neer 6th 6th

Meats Team • Coaches: Lee Denzer & Anne Riggs Team Members from left: Cory Edge - Rosedale, IN; Tyler Johnson - Kimmell, IN; Coach Anne Riggs - Glenwood, IN; Elizabeth Heaton - Toulon, IL; Coach Lee Denzer and Trevor Kirkpatrick - Washington Court House, OH Team/Student Team Kirkpatrick

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Meat ID Meats Placings 4th 4th 10th 3rd

Overall 5th 9th


Soils Team • Coaches: Andrew Larson & Scott Wiesbrook Team/Student Pit #1 Pit #2 Pit #3 Pit #4 Overall/Points Team 1st 2nd 4th 4th 1st Nelson 9th 2nd 2nd 8th 1st Fey 11th 3rd 5th 2nd Samuelson 4th 10th 2nd 3rd Clementz 2nd 4th 5th Torrance 5th 13th 3rd 9th Henderson 6th 5th 10th Louck 7th 12th Yoder 17th 8th 15th Ryan 14th 16th King 15th 23rd

Team Members back from left: Clayton Ryan - Wyoming, IL; Joe Fey - Glenwood, IA; Conner King - Kewanee, IL; Zane Torrance - Biggsville, IL; Tanner Clementz - Elkhart, IL; Josh Henderson - Glenwood, IN and Trevor Nelson - Toulon, IL front from left: Jacob Samuelson - Geneseo, IL; Chloe Yoder Prairie City, IA; Shelbi Louck - Redkey, IN and Coach Andrew Larson

Outstanding Student Awards Todd DeMay Memorial Award (Freshman Transfer) ................................................. Shelby Riley This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed one year in the Agricultural Transfer Program. This award is presented annually to a student who has exemplified an extra effort of achieving excellence in the classroom, as well as extensive involvement in extracurricular activities.

Sophomore Agriculture Business Award ......................................................... Jacob Samuelson This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed two years in an Ag Career Work Experience Program. This award is presented annually to a student who has exemplified an extra effort of achieving excellence in the classroom, on work experience, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Sophomore Agriculture Production Award ........................................................... Ivan Harvell This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed two years in an Ag Career Work Experience Program. This award is presented annually to a student who has exemplified an extra effort of achieving excellence in the classroom, on work experience, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Sophomore Horticulture Award .............................................................................. Michal Slezak The award is presented to the outstanding graduating student that demonstrates passion and competency in horticulture science as well as academic excellence, a high level of involvement in extra-curricular activities, and has stood out as a leader among their peers.

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Verden and Verna Lee Broers Stockman’s Award ... Maggie Adamson & Trevor Kirkpatrick This award was established in memory of both Verden and Verna Lee Broers of Walnut, Ill. Verden and Verna Lee Broers’ family farm is the original home of the famous BHE animal sciences labs. Because of their contributions throughout the years, the BHE animal sciences labs are the most popular “hands on” lab activities of any community college or university in the world. The Broers family is considered to be the most generous family in the history of the ag program. Above everything else they truly enjoyed the successes and the futures of each student and graduate of Black Hawk College agriculture student. This award is given to two outstanding agriculture students who have completed two years in the Agriculture Programs. One student from the agriculture related programs and one student from the equine related programs. This award is given to students who have exemplified excellence in demonstrating interest and tremendous effort in supporting the animal sciences activities both on and off campus.

Rosemary Ward Memorial Scholarship (Sophomore Ag Transfer Student) ....... Ashley Hansen This award is given to the outstanding agriculture student who has completed two years in the agricultural transfer Program. This award is presented annually to a student who has exemplified an extra effort of achieving excellence in the classroom, as well as extensive involvement in extracurricular activities, both on and off campus. Mr. Donal Ward, of Walnut, Ill. established an endowed scholarship in memory of his late wife Rosemary Ward. This endowment is one of the largest ever endowed at Black Hawk College. Mr. and Mrs. Ward believed strongly in the agriculture programs at BHE, they always sincerely followed the successes of the students and have always enjoyed where the students were from and what their successes truly represented.

Sophomore Horse Science Award ....................................................................... Carmen Conrad The award is presented to the outstanding graduating student that demonstrates passion and competency in Horse Science as well as academic excellence, a high level of involvement in extra-curricular activities, and has stood out as a leader among their peers.

Sophomore Equestrian Science Award ....................................................................... Aly Schleis The award is presented to the outstanding graduating student that demonstrates passion and competency in Equestrian Science as well as academic excellence, a high level of involvement in extra-curricular activities, and has stood out as a leader among their peers.

Sophomore Ag Mechanics Award ....................................................................... Christopher Eble This award is given to the outstanding agriculture mechanics student who has completed two years in an Ag Mechanics Career Work Experience Program. This award is presented annually to a student who has exemplified an extra effort of achieving excellence in the classroom, on work experience, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Sophomore Automotive Technician Award ........................................... Not awarded this year This award is given to the outstanding automotive technician student who has completed two years in an Auto Mechanics Career Work Experience Program. This award is presented annually to a student who has exemplified an extra effort of achieving excellence in the classroom, on work experience, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

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d n a s e r o m o ! s h r p o o v s a e d n e e r u t u f r u in yo

Join us

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

www.bhc.edu/agalumni

for the Ag Alumni Banquet!

7 p.m. | Kewanee Dunes

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Your gift . . . Think of the impact Black Hawk College East Campus EAST FOUNDATION has had on your own life, or on the lives of those closest to you. Think of how you can impact future students through a donation to the Black Hawk College East Foundation’s scholarship program. Invest in the students of tomorrow by establishing an endowed or annual scholarship today. Your gift is their future! For more information, please contact Liz Breedlove, Executive Director, at 309-854-1715 or breedlovel@bhc.edu. Visit our website at www.bhc.edu/ecfoundation.

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Hosted by Black Hawk College East Campus Agribusiness Club


Ag Recognition Reception Program 2014