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2013 Archives

January 2013

College hosts more than 125 high school ag instructors for FFA convention
Blinn names record 102 students to athletic director’s honor roll
Students raise grades more than 12 percent on Blinn’s Brenham campus
Blinn orders trustee elections held on May 11
Three Blinn board members file for reelection
Almost 1,200 area high school students enroll in Blinn dual credit this Spring
Spring enrollment at Blinn exceeds expectations
‘Blended’ courses changing the way Blinn instructors teach

February 2013

Area students put history on display at Regional History Fair
Blinn awards book scholarships to Brenham High science fair winners
Buffalo Soldier exhibit brings history to life for Blinn College students
Blinn students meet with Texas legislators at state Capitol
Wilhelm announces bid for Blinn Board of Trustees seat
Blinn seeks firm to develop master Brazos County facilities plan
Star of the Republic Museum to feature Gentilz exhibit
Houston mayor describes joys, challenges of running the nation’s fourth-largest city
Blinn draws more than 1,000 students for Success Week
Blinn assists families seeking federal student aid
Blinn’s Mordecai Brownlee named best presenter at regional conference
Twiggs family gifts $15,000 for Blinn scholarship

March 2013

Warren Masonic Lodge gifts $15,000 for Blinn scholarship
Blinn Foundation executive director retires after almost 40 years of service
‘The Best Medicine’
Blinn named one of Texas’ top community colleges

April 2013

Graham Masonic Lodge gifts $15,000 for Blinn scholarship
Blinn’s new police chief excited to be in Brenham
Star of the Republic curator honored for finding descendants of early Texas leaders
Blinn College Ag Club named state’s best
Blinn trustees approve incremental tuition increase
Blinn inducts 95 students into mathematics honor society

May 2013

Raspiller named president of John Tyler College
Blinn posts highest transfer rate in the state
Kenjura, Sommer, Miller each re-elected to Blinn Board of Trustees
Blinn scholar and vice president announces retirement
Blinn board elects Douglas Borchardt its new president
Blinn’s Hodde Center expands machinist training capabilities with new equipment
Blinn appoints Cynthia Griffith to top Allied Health post
Alumna and Houston museum executive selected to head Blinn Foundation
Blinn names an industry leader to head Therapeutics Manufacturing
Blinn’s residential student GPAs continue to skyrocket

June 2013

Blinn names Picone interim director of Sealy campus
Kruse family continues commitment to higher education with gift to Blinn College
Blinn inks five-year contract for new online learning system
One of a kind: Blinn – Brenham’s Crime Stoppers program
Blinn EMT Program grad honored after saving newborn’s life

July 2013

Blinn offering more than $400,000 in new scholarships
Blinn budget proposal anticipates revenue increase in 2013-14
Blinn students volunteer to guide at-risk youths from crime
Blinn awarded grant to increase adult workforce training enrollment
Familiar face returns as Brenham Chorale director
Blinn board rewards faculty, staff in wake of accolades

August 2013

Blinn paramedic graduates excel in EMS readiness
Record-setting crowds attend Blinn’s New Student Orientation
Blinn's property tax rate expected to remain the lowest in the state
State rewards Blinn for students' academic achievement
New emergency notification system will expand Blinn’s safety capabilities
Blinn board rewards faculty, staff in wake of accolades
Blinn opens theatre season with Tony Award-winning ‘Red’
Blinn's new Sealy campus director brings diverse skill set
Hodde family’s $100,000 gift continues commitment to strengthening local workforce
New dean plans to expand student programming on Blinn’s Schulenburg, Sealy campuses

September 2013

Blinn set to begin truck driver school
Blinn names architect for new student activity center
Blinn posts highest enrollment in College’s 130-year history
New program places Blinn students on cutting edge of biotechnology
Blinn donates 110 gallons of biodiesel to Brenham ISD
Noack family gifts $20,000 for Blinn scholarship
Corps commandant challenges Blinn students to reach greater heights
Blinn SBDC advisors recognized for aiding small business owners
Blinn College students volunteer more than 1,300 hours at Washington County Fair
Dr. Henry Boehm resigns after 33 years on Blinn College board
Blinn’s Fire Science program offers one of the best values in the nation
Author Yvonne Ward-Hughes urges opposition to injustice
Blinn names veteran workforce development leader to dean position

October 2013

Blinn health science students gain hands-on experience at College’s simulation labs
Blinn honors student veterans, raises awareness of the challenges they face
Blinn student among the nation’s top shots
Blinn appoints Teddy Boehm to Board of Trustees
Texas House of Representatives candidate studied government, history at Blinn
Blinn theatre receives nine nominations for “Clue: The Musical!”
Blinn College returns ‘Lord Nelson Mass’ to Brenham
Blinn livestock judging team makes history
56 Blinn College students inducted into international honor society
Star of the Republi c Museum technology shines light on Texas history
Blinn – Brenham nursing grads achieve 100 percent pass rate on national license exam
Texas 10th Court of Appeals returning to Blinn College
Blinn awarded more than $18,000 to address statewide nursing shortage

November 2013

Blinn awarded more than $18,000 to address statewide nursing shortage
Hodde Center to showcase its career and technical training programs
Grant offers scholarships for Blinn Certified Nurse Aide students
Blinn Foundation recognizes donors of 11 new endowed scholarships
Blinn’s new Veterans Resource Center will serve more than 700 veterans across four campuses
State Rep. Kolkhorst addresses Blinn students in Veterans Day event
Blinn College awarded major job-training grant
Blinn appoints Dr. Cynthia Griffith its vice president for instruction
Blinn Board of Trustees approve updated priorities, goals and objectives
Blinn College freshman focused on making community impact
Students showcase public speaking skills at Blinn College contest
Blinn, Bryan ISD partnership places students on the fast track to a college degree

December 2013

Demonstration fuels Brenham ISD students’ scientific curiosity
Jones & Carter – Pledger Kalkomey reaffirm their commitment to engineering education
Record 61 Blinn College band students earn all-state honors
Study shows two-year college graduates out-earning bachelor’s degree holders
High school students introduced to collegiate possibilities at Blinn’s College & Career Summit
Blinn College names Sylvia McMullen its president of Brazos County campuses
Blinn posts record Winter minimester enrollment