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Blinn names its 2015 Mr. and Ms. Buccaneer

Agriculture Club named College’s service program of the year

May 14, 2015

Christian Ramos and Alexis Dalley its 2015 Mr. and Ms. Buccaneer Blinn College has named sophomores Christian Ramos and Alexis Dalley its 2015 Mr. and Ms. Buccaneer for their outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments during their two years at Blinn.

Ramos, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, played offensive line for the Buccaneer football team after earning all-district honors in high school. Dalley, from Mansfield, was an officer in the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta honor societies and served as a student delegate. Dalley was also a student ambassador during her time at Blinn, guiding campus tours and answering questions for prospective students and their families.

Ramos and Dalley were recognized at the recent Student Leadership Awards Banquet in the Brenham campus Student Center.

To be eligible, nominees must be full-time students who have exhibited outstanding leadership and moral character and have a grade-point average above 3.0. Nominations are made by the Blinn faculty, administration and staff before the top nominees are placed on the ballot and voted upon by the students.

“It is a great honor to receive this award,” Ramos said. “Playing football and being a part in the Student Government Association really helped me get involved on campus.”

Ramos was in the fundraising, events and housing committee for the Student Government Association and was a sophomore captain. He plans to study math and play football at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., and would like to become a coach/high school teacher.

Dalley is transferring to Texas A&M University to study veterinary science and would like to become a small animal vet.
“Getting this award just means that it is possible to balance extracurricular activities and academics,” Dalley said.

In all, 37 students were recognized for academic excellence for maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 and above, and four were given the Emerging Leaders Award: Kaelyn Thurmond (Corona, Calif.), Katie Crayne (Sealy), Sean Miller (College Station) and Trent Soechting (Katy).

The Student Government Association was named social program of the year while the Agriculture Club was named top service program. Johnnie Schroeder was named advisor of the year for his work with the Agriculture Club.
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