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February 8, 2012

Prospective Blinn students flock to College’s Brenham campus

More than 500 visitors learn about traditions and culture on Blinn’s flagship campus

Campus ToursMore than 500 people visited Blinn College – Brenham today to tour the 130-year-old flagship campus and learn more about the College’s unique tradition and values.

High school students from across the state were greeted by Vice President for Student Services Dennis Crowson before attending presentations on the College’s housing, admissions process and financial aid opportunities. The audience was treated to dance, choir and step performances before going on guided tours of the campus. More than 20 Blinn departments manned booths with more information about their role in the College’s vibrant culture.

Attendees came from across the state, including Dallas and Waco, and one family even made the trek from Colorado.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to see how Blinn would be a good fit for them and what they want out of their college experience,” said Prospective Student Advisor Abby DeBolt. “It’s a fun day, but there’s also a lot of great information.”

Founded in 1883, Blinn has one of the state’s highest percentages of students who graduate from leading four-year institutions, and its tuition and fees average about one-third the cost of the same classes at most four-year public universities in the state. In addition to its four campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg and Sealy, the College teaches online courses, dual credit for high school and prepares students for employment through workforce education, technical training and vocational education programs. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.

PHOTO – Blinn College English major Ashlen Smolik takes visitors on a tour of the College’s Brenham campus Friday morning.