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Blinn College Student Government Association named chapter of the year

March 3, 2014

Blinn qualifies for the opportunity to earn the same designations at the state level in April.
“I am very proud of these students,” Franke said. “They have worked hard and they truly deserve the recognition they received.”

This marks the seventh time Franke has been named advisor of the year since he began guiding the organization in 1999.

“We have a dedicated group of students who are committed to making Blinn the best it can be,” Franke said. “It’s about much more than an award.”

Franke said Peel, a former Blinn SGA president who was recently accepted to Texas A&M University for the Fall 2014 semester, is an excellent representative of Blinn College.

“He’s a natural leader,” Franke said. “He’s very involved on campus and he’s got a fantastic ability to develop a vision and guide others toward it.”

The Bryan campus SGA, formed in 1991, serves as the official voice of the student body. Each year, SGA hosts blood drives, sponsors a Halloween carnival on campus, assists with distinguished lectures and volunteers with the Special Olympics and the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Feast of Caring.

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 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 career and technical certification programs. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.