Six students learn to preserve family history through Blinn College-Schulenburg course

The eight-week continuing education course guides students through goal setting, researching, organization, and production of family stories

Six students learn to preserve family history

December 6, 2017

Six students recently completed Preserving Your Family Story I, a continuing education course designed to help family historians gather and preserve cherished memories offered at Blinn College-Schulenburg.

Bob DeWitt (Schulenburg), Charles Mazac (Bastrop), Kathee Mazac (Bastrop), Barbara Schneider (Schulenburg), Martha Schultz (La Grange), and Cathleen Dunne (La Grange) finished the eight-week interactive program taught by local writer Elaine Thomas.

“I expected Blinn’s Preserving Your Family Story course to motivate me to get started, but I didn’t realize how fun the course would be,” Schultz said. “I enjoyed my classmates’ stories and Elaine Thomas is a positive force.”

The course guides students through steps such as goal setting, researching, organization, and production of their family stories with a strong emphasis on sharing weekly writing assignments orally.

For more information or to register, contact Loraine Orellana at 979-743-5237 or

Blinn-Schulenburg offers a variety of academic transfer, workforce training and continuing education classes to fit the needs of any student. For information on course offerings and student registration, call 979-743-5237.

Registration for Blinn’s Winter Minimester, which runs Dec. 15-22 and Jan. 3-10, is available through Dec. 14, and registration for the Spring semester is open through Jan. 15. College officials encourage early registration for convenient scheduling and placement in high-demand courses.









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