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Blinn College to induct five members to its Hall of Honor

Brenham businessman, philanthropist Howard Kruse named 2016 person of the year

August 3, 2016

The Blinn College Alumni & Friends Association has named Howard Kruse its 2016 person of the year and also has named Doyle Coatney, the late Dr. Bobbie Dietrich, Kay Boehm Fannin and M. Houston McGaugh to its Hall of Honor.

The Hall of Honor recognizes Blinn’s most distinguished alumni, local business leaders and those who have made a significant impact in their communities or professions. Inductees are recognized at a luncheon during Blinn’s homecoming festivities each year.

This year’s luncheon will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Brenham campus Student Center’s Janice Sneed Banquet Room. To purchase tickets, contact Kyle Merten, alumni relations director, at 979-830-4495 or

The mission of the Alumni & Friends Association is to maintain contact with all former students and friends of the College, to encourage support for and participate in the educational, cultural, athletic and social programs of the College, to encourage personnel recruitment of students by members, to assist the College in achieving planned goals and objectives and to provide fellowship among former students, friends and support.