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2015 Archives

January 2015

Blinn earns national community service recognition
Blinn’s Winter minimester shatters College enrollment mark
Blinn announces its Fall 2014 honors graduates
Hardin Simmons instructors to present master class at Blinn College
Blinn prepares high school students for college life with College & Career Summit
Blinn names 106 students to athletic director's honor roll
Blinn recognizes Kolkhorst for commitment to community
Blinn trustees name Presidential Search Committee members
Blinn students tell state legislators what community college has meant to them

February 2015

Toubin will not seek re-election after almost 23 years on Blinn Board of Trustees
Blinn announces its largest Spring class in College history
Blinn Criminal Justice Program offers top-notch training through partnership with TEEX
Blinn announces purchase of 94 acres in Bryan for development of additional campus

March 2015

Blinn-Sealy to host second annual ‘Boots & Blue Jeans for Blinn’ on March 28
Blinn announces launch of Central Texas Historical Association
Blinn nursing students raise funds, awareness as part of worldwide campaign
Blinn student government associations earn top honors at regional convention
Blinn board votes to submit modifications to recent house bill
Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn coming to Brenham in Fall 2015

April 2015

Blinn board declines proposed amendments to House Bill 1903
Three Blinn College faculty honored with coveted educator excellence award
Blinn invites community to join it in celebrating championship students
Blinn Agricultural Mechanics Show draws record number of entries
Miller announces resignation from Blinn Board of Trustees

May 2015

Blinn College celebrates three national championship teams
Aschenbeck elected, Powell and Boehm re-elected to Blinn Board of Trustees
Blinn names its 2015 Teaching Excellence Award winners
Blinn names its 2015 Mr. and Ms. Buccaneer
Blinn trustees elect David Sommer new board president
Blinn names 15th district president
Blinn College to recognize its 133rd graduating class Friday
Blinn College to offer new engineering degree
Blinn names Dr. Sarah Burke new director of bands

June 2015

SACSCOC reaffirms Blinn’s accreditation
Blinn administrator named to national advocacy research initiative board
Blinn’s McMullen seeks answers to erasing the engineering gender gap
Blinn board approves matching funds for proposed training center
Blinn appoints Moser to board, thanks former trustees Toubin and Miller
Blinn offers study abroad opportunity for British literature students

July 2015

More than 180 youths participate in Blinn’s second annual Livestock Judging Camp
Blinn Class of ’65 graduates return to campus after 50 years
Blinn awarded more than $700,000 for science, tech, engineering and math scholarships
Blinn names new assistant band director, choir director
Blinn awarded $395,000 grant to provide Tempur Sealy technical training
Blinn board welcomes new trustee Charles Moser

August 2015

KBTX’s Max Crawford thanks Blinn for blazing path to dream career
Blinn board adopts $106.8 million budget, sets tax rate
Blinn grad named one of the state’s top emergency responders
Blinn’s Radiologic Technology Program celebrates 25 years of service
Curator at Blinn’s Star of the Republic Museum uncovers hidden history with ceramics study
Brenham EDF, Blinn College awarded $1.35 million grant to expand job training opportunities

September 2015

Kirksey Architecture presents Blinn board with preliminary draft of new campus master plan
Blinn board approves 2015 tax rate
Blinn enrollment holds steady for Fall 2015

Blinn to induct six new members to its Hall of Honor

Blinn Ag Club volunteers more than 950 hours at Washington County Fair

Former Blinn student uniquely positioned to see College’s impact on Washington County
Blinn-Sealy’s computer-aided design course prepares students for variety of fields
Blinn alumnus named presiding officer of Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Blinn students immerse themselves in Spanish culture, language studying abroad
Blinn Workforce Education grad finds fulfilling career as certified machinist
Blinn graduate finds success through perseverance
Blinn Ag Club volunteers more than 950 hours at Washington County Fair
Blinn College students have stepped up to expedite the reopening of a state park devastated by flooding.

October 2015

Blinn names Larry and Mary Whigham its people of the year
Blinn board reviews Brenham campus master plan, approves Kruse Recreation Center construction
Blinn College announces new Resource & Grant Development department
Blinn trustees to receive recommendations regarding sale of bonds
Blinn financial advisor presents plan to fund new campus development
Blinn names Larry and Mary Whigham its people of the year
Blinn recognizes endowed scholarship donors at annual luncheon
Blinn names Mel Waxler executive vice president and general counsel
Blinn College professor leads panel discussion on public education

November 2015

Blinn trustees authorize $10 million bond sale to begin new campus construction

Blinn’s Performing Arts Series opens to audience acclaim
Blinn bringing fire science courses to Brenham campus
Blinn welcomes two new trustees to its board
Blinn’s new Black Box Theatre to host its theatrical debut Thursday
Blinn’s new food services offer students greater choices, more convenience
Don and Mary Wilhelm establish endowed scholarship for Blinn students
Former Blinn student, aerospace scientist to speak about new space telescope
Blinn students glimpse future careers at Texas Heart Institute
Five Blinn students to be featured in upcoming English textbook

Blinn celebrates inaugural FutureWorks Academy graduating class

Blinn veterinary technology students test communication skills with simulation exercise

Blinn board approves negotiations for new Brenham campus housing

December 2015

Blinn launches research fund named for retired chemistry professor, former board member
Texas Workforce Commission awards Blinn nearly $100,000 to provide training for Stanpac employees
Blinn students, public see Texas appeals court in action
Local talent shines in Blinn-Schulenburg photography contest
Blinn nursing curriculum redesign recognized as model for programs nationwide
Blinn SBDC advisor serves as judge for prestigious elevator pitch competition
Blinn to recognize more than 450 graduates during Fall commencement ceremony
Blinn unveils plans for new Bryan campus