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image located by Paul Bassinson, 1 October 2017
The official college seal was adopted in May 1969. It incorporates some of the oldest symbols known. The "Y," or fork, is a key sign symbolizing the up-reaching spirit, the striving of being. Above the key sign is the flame which represents knowledge, specifically the knowledge of liberal arts and sciences programs. The old chemical sign at right is for basic metals, which represents
vocational and technical education. On the left is the philosopher's sign which describes the nature of human intellect and symbolizes the active intellect present in adults who continue their education. The enclosing circle represents the continuing circle of education. The Latin phrase, Collegium Pro Populo, identifies Black Hawk as the College for the People.
Paul Bassinson, 1 October 2017