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October 9, 2013

Blinn College schedules full slate for Homecoming week

Community invited to participate in annual celebration Oct. 14-19

Blinn College is once again inviting the entire community to join it in celebrating the tradition and history of the oldest publicly-owned community college in the state of Texas.

Blinn has a week of student and community activities scheduled for this year’s Homecoming celebration on its historic Brenham campus Oct. 14-19.

“Homecoming week is a time of celebration as our community reflects on the rich history of Blinn College,” Dean of Student Life Mordecai Brownlee said. “It’s also a time for Blinn to honor its alumni and supporters who have helped advance our institution’s mission and vision.”

The week kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, when voting begins for the College’s Homecoming king and queen. The winners will be announced at halftime of Saturday’s Homecoming game.

For the second consecutive year, Blinn Student Leadership & Activities (SLA) is inviting the entire community to take part in the Homecoming festivities. Family Weekend begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, with a Studlent Center pep rally/block party that includes a disc jockey, free food and prizes. Afterwards, Brownlee encourages students and families, as well as the community, to continue the fun at the No. 1-ranked Blinn volleyball team’s 6 p.m. match against Lee College in the P.E. Building.

At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Blinn will honor five new members of the College’s Hall of Honor. The Hall recognizes the college’s most distinguished alumni, business leaders or those who have made a significant impact in their communities or professions.

State Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst will be recognized as person of the year, and Janis Sneed, Charles W. Schwartz, Terry Tottenham and Nathan Winkelmann will also be named to Blinn’s Hall of Honor, bringing the total number of recipients to 56 since the Hall was founded in 2003 by the Blinn Ex-Students Association.

The week concludes at 3 p.m. Saturday when the football team kicks off against Navarro College at Cub Stadium, located at 1600 East Tom Green St. in Brenham.

Other Homecoming events during the week include a casino night, school spirit contest, outdoor movie night and king and queen nominees pageant.

Blinn enrolled 18,413 students this Fall and has experienced 31.1 percent growth since 2006. Founded in 1883, the College’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.