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Texas A&M Singing Cadets help Blinn celebrate Texas independence

Blinn College and the Blinn College Foundation honored 178 years of Texas independence Saturday night with the Texas A&M Singing Cadets.

More than 60 attendees enjoyed the Texas-themed “Party With Your Boots On: A Night to Celebrate Texas Independence,” including Blinn College District President Dr. Harold Nolte, the Blinn Board of Trustees and members of the Kruse family.

“It was a wonderful night to welcome in the community and the Singing Cadets to Blinn College,” said Foundation Executive Director Susan Myers. “We’re so thankful for the Cadets and everyone who made this night a success.”

Now in their 110th touring season, the Singing Cadets are Texas A&M’s premier men’s chorus and are recognized as the “Voice of Aggieland.”

The Blinn Foundation supports programs and activities that enhance the quality of education for Blinn College students and expand the educational opportunities for the entire community. While raising funds is an important function, the Foundation also seeks to heighten community awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence in education.

Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has raised more than $13 million for Blinn. Those funds have been used to help launch major construction projects across Blinn’s campuses, including the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center, the J. Hal and Allyne Machat Music Facility, the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex and the Bert and Mae Dean Wheeler Residence Hall.

An additional $1 million has been spent purchasing classroom equipment and supplies requested by Blinn faculty.

For more information on the luncheon or to learn about the Foundation and its mission, call 979-830-4017 or visit: www.blinn.edu/foundation/.