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Blinn College to recognize its 133rd graduating class Friday

More than 450 will graduate as part of Blinn’s Spring 2015 class

May 12, 2015

More than 450 graduates will be recognized Friday evening during Blinn College’s 133rd commencement ceremony.
The Blinn Alumni & Friends Association will host a reception from 5 – 5:45 p.m. in the Brenham High School atrium, with the commencement ceremony to follow at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Braden Kropp Shelly Acree-Havran Brooke Vinklarek
Braden Kropp Shelly Acree-Havran Brooke Vinklarek

The ceremony will include three student speakers – Braden Kropp for the Brenham campus, Shelly Acree-Havran for the Bryan campus and Brooke Vinklarek for the Schulenburg campus, and will recognize Teaching Excellence Award winners Theresa Wahrmund, TEACH Program director; Linda Bow, English and Philosophy Department head; and Shelley Pearson, Radiologic Technology Program director.

Blinn has earned a statewide reputation for academic quality and affordability. Its academic transfer rate regularly ranks among the highest in the nation and is approximately 20 percent higher than the state average. Out-of-district students who take 30 credit hours at Blinn in 2014-15 will save approximately $4,000 in tuition compared to the average Texas public university (48.8 percent).

Registration is currently available for Blinn’s May Minimester and Summer and Fall semesters. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit:

About Blinn College
Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation’s leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for its affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled “Destination Success: First-Year Focus,” which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: