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October 15, 2013

Blinn appoints Teddy Boehm to Board of Trustees

Board recognizes Dr. Henry Boehm Jr.’s 33 years of service to the College

Teddy Boehm

Blinn College has named a member of its Hall of Honor and the chair of the Blinn College Foundation Board to be the newest member of its Board of Trustees.

Teddy Boehm, a member of Blinn’s first Hall of Honor class in 2003, was appointed to fill the Precinct 3 seat after Dr. Henry Boehm Jr., her husband, announced his resignation at the College’s September board meeting. She will serve until the next general election in May 2015.

“We are thrilled to welcome Teddy Boehm to our board,” said Board President Douglas Borchardt. “Her unique perspectives and experiences will enrich our College and help us continue to provide the highest caliber of affordable education in the state.”

Teddy Boehm attended Blinn in the late 1950s before earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in 1959 and her master’s degree from Texas A&M in 2001. She is chair of the Blinn College Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the Ex-Students Association. Additionally, she has served on the boards of Trinity Medical Center; the Lower Colorado River Authority; the Brenham Economic Development Foundation, where she was the first female member; and the Washington County Women’s Leadership Forum.

She has been involved in the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Washington-Burleson County Medical Auxiliary, Washington County Goodfellows, Washington County Historical Commission, German-Texan Heritage Society, Heritage Society of Washington County, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Burton Cotton Gin Museum, Independence Historical Society, Brenham Fortnightly Club, University of Texas Ex-Students Association, Washington County Council and Washington County Genealogical Society. She is also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the Blinn College board and I look forward to helping Blinn continue to meet the challenge of providing the community affordable, top-quality education,” Teddy Boehm said.

Henry Boehm Jr.The board also passed a resolution in honor of Henry Boehm Jr.’s service to Blinn College, which included 33 years on the board and terms as the board’s secretary/treasurer, vice president and president. During Boehm’s tenure on the board, Blinn opened campuses in Bryan, Schulenburg and Sealy and has seen enrollment leap from 2,502 to 18,443 this Fall.

Founded in 1883, Blinn’s 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 quick employment through its workforce education, technical training and vocational education programs. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.