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Five Blinn students selected to All-Texas Academic Team

Chineyemba, Prowell, Tijerina, Thomas, Jaouhari recognized for leadership, civic contributions

January 28, 2022

Five Blinn College District students have been selected to the 2022 All-Texas Academic Team.

Lemuel Chineyemba, a sophomore from Lekki, Nigeria; Casey Prowell, a sophomore from Bellville; Alexis Tijerina, a freshman from League City, Texas; Courtney Thomas, a sophomore from Katy; and Sherihan Jaouhari, a sophomore from Houston, were among approximately 400 community college students named to the prestigious academic team this year. Chineyemba, Prowell and Tijerina attend classes on the Brenham Campus. Jaouhari is a student on Blinn’s Bryan Campus and Thomas is an online student.

They will be honored at a virtual medallion ceremony Friday, April 1.

The award is sponsored by the University of Texas System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges. Selections are based on students’ leadership, academic achievements, and civic engagements.

All five Blinn honorees are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an international honor society for students from two-year colleges. Students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 to be members.

“Through dedication to their PTK chapters and their own academic success, these students exemplify what it means to be nominated to the All-Texas Academic Team,” said Emily Erdmann, advisor to the Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter of PTK. “I cannot think of a more deserving group of students to receive this honor.”

Jaouhari, Thomas, Tijerina, Prowell, and Chineyemba are now eligible to be considered for the PTK All-USA Academic Team, which includes a $5,000 scholarship and special medallion.

Blinn recently named 2,400 students to its fall 2021 Chancellor’s and Deans’ Scholars Lists and its academic transfer rate ranks No. 1 among Texas community colleges.

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