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Blinn’s Darnall to serve as Texas Junior College Student Government Association president

Darnall will hold statewide office for 2016-17 school year

April 19, 2016

Christian Darnall For the first time in school history, a Blinn College-Brenham campus student will serve as president of the Texas Junior College Student Government Association (TJCSGA).

The Blinn-Brenham campus SGA won the TJSGA presidential election at the state convention in Austin and selected freshman Christian Darnall (Austin) to serve in the post for one calendar year. Darnall is the current vice president of the Blinn-Brenham SGA.

“I just wanted to get involved and be an advocate for the students at Blinn,” Darnall said. “Working with the state will be an opportunity to branch out and expand my view.”

Blinn-Brenham’s Student Government Association serves as a liaison between Blinn students and College administers, represents the voice of the campus student body, and makes improvements in all areas of campus life. SGA fosters community by hosting beneficial educational and recreational student activities and collaborating with Blinn’s Office of Student Leadership & Activities to support and oversee all of the campus clubs and organizations.

“This year’s SGA students are a group of intelligent, motivated, disciplined young adults who listen, understand and respond to issues affecting students on campus,” said Dr. Mary Barnes-Tilley, assistant dean of Social Sciences and SGA advisor. “Christian in particular ranks at the top because he has a level of understanding regarding issues affecting community college students across the state. He will be a great representative in this position.”

A U.S. Army veteran, Darnall is finishing his freshman year at Blinn and majoring in accounting. He chose to attend Blinn because he wanted a genuine campus experience and the opportunity to get involved in campus life. He will likely choose between the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University upon graduation from Blinn, he said.

The Texas Junior College Student Government Association is the only student-maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national level. It is composed of more than 72 member colleges across Texas.