Blinn’s Spring 2019 commencement ceremony to recognize 756 graduates
Students Isaiah Edwards and Mindi Maly will speak on behalf of their classmates at graduation
May 8, 2019
The Blinn College District will recognize 756 graduates during the College District’s 141st commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Brenham High School.
Blinn’s graduation total includes 281 reverse transfer graduates. Reverse transferring allows students who completed Blinn’s residency requirements before transferring to a four-year university to apply credits they earned at the university to their associate degree. To check eligibility, Blinn alumni should contact their four-year institution and request that their transcript be sent to Blinn, then visit Blinn’s graduation website at www.blinn.edu/graduation to complete the reverse transfer graduation application.
Blinn’s commencement ceremony will feature two student speakers – Isaiah Edwards representing the Brenham Campus and Mindi Maly representing the Bryan Campus.
A Houston native, Edwards is a graduate of Eisenhower High School, where he participated in the theatre arts program while working a part-time job. In Fall 2016, Edwards enrolled at the Blinn College-Brenham Campus, where he began pursuing his Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts.
While at Blinn, Edwards has been active in the Theatre Arts Program and a variety of student organizations and has served as a resident assistant and student worker. He has been named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in five consecutive semesters.
This Fall, Edwards plans to continue his education at the University of St. Thomas, where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with concentrations in education, theatre, and leadership studies. Upon his graduation, he hopes to work in an executive or administrative office role in Houston while continuing to pursue his passion for theatre.
A 1997 graduate of Madisonville High School, Maly began her career in healthcare as a licensed vocational nurse in 2001. Since becoming a mother in 1998, she has devoted much of her life to her three children and to many other children in ambulatory and community healthcare.
Maly is president of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society, an active member of the Blinn College Nursing Students Association, and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Registration is now open for the Blinn College District’s May Minimester, Summer I, Summer II, and Fall semesters.
The three-week May Minimester runs Monday, May 13, through Wednesday, May 29, and registration is available through Sunday, May 12.
Students can enroll in the Summer I semester through Sunday, June 2, and the Summer II semester through Sunday, July 7. Fall semester registration is open through Sunday, Aug. 25.
Prospective students can apply to Blinn via the ApplyTexas.org application. Once admitted, they can register for classes at https://my.blinn.edu or in person at the Brenham Campus Administration Building (802 Green St.), Bryan Tejas Center (3125 Texas Ave., Suite 1900), Schulenburg Campus (100 Ranger Dr.), or Sealy Campus (3701 Outlet Mall Dr., Suite 250). Blinn recommends that all students visit with an academic advisor, and students can chat online with a Blinn admissions specialist between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at www.blinn.edu/admissions.
Blinn offers courses online and at its Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Schulenburg, and Sealy campuses. Blinn Online offers students greater flexibility in scheduling their courses, and academic and student support are available through the College’s online student portal, myBLINN. Blinn offers a variety of resources for students considering online courses at www.blinn.edu/online, including an orientation course, tips for taking an online course, tutorials, and frequently asked questions.
At the RELLIS Campus, Blinn courses transfer seamlessly into the four-year bachelor’s degree programs offered by The Texas A&M University System regional universities also located onsite. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu/RELLIS.
Blinn’s academic transfer rate is the highest in the state, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Blinn has partnered with Texas A&M University to develop pioneering co-enrollment programs such as the Texas A&M-Blinn TEAM Program, the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan, and the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham.
According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CollegeForAllTexans.com, out-of-district Blinn students who enrolled in 30 credit hours during the 2018-19 academic year saved 42 percent in tuition and fees compared to students at public universities across the state. In addition to Blinn’s low tuition and fees, the Blinn Foundation offers more than 200 endowed scholarships available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Current and prospective students can complete a single application to apply for all Blinn scholarships at www.blinn.edu/scholarships.
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With an enrollment of 19,581 students, Blinn ranks among the nation’s leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence.