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December

December 17, 2019
Fall 2019 Blinn graduate discovers second career through the Health Information Technology Program

Program prepares graduates for in-demand careers in the healthcare industry

December 13, 2019
Blinn partners with local child development program to host ninth annual children's Christmas party

Blinn students and faculty spread holiday cheer to Brazos Valley children and families in the Early Childhood Intervention Program

December 12, 2019
Blinn recognizes 541 graduates during Fall commencement ceremony

Registration currently available for Blinn's Winter Minimester and Spring semester

December 11, 2019
Music major Martinez finds family atmosphere at Blinn

Sixth grade bell kit proves to be good investment

December 11, 2019
Blinn-Schulenburg Campus announces Spring technical and community education classes

Offerings include pharmacy technician, Microsoft programs, painting, and conversational Czech

December 9, 2019
Blinn students aim for the stars in partnership with Texas A&M University's Physics and Astronomy Department

PHYS 2289: Academic Cooperative provides a unique research opportunity for undergraduates with a passion for astronomy

December 9, 2019
Blinn recognizes 37 Associate Degree Nursing graduates with pinning ceremony

Blinn ADN graduates rank among state leaders on national licensure exam

December 6, 2019
Independent website ranks Blinn among the best Texas nursing programs

NursingProcess.org rankings were developed based upon academic quality, NCLEX pass rate, affordability, and reputation

December 5, 2019
Accelerated program puts Blinn students on the path to earning their Associate of Science in Business degree in one year

Program graduates can seamlessly transition to Texas A&M University System bachelor's degree programs at the RELLIS

November

November 25, 2019
Business management courses added at the Blinn-Brenham Campus

Principles of Management, Advanced Communications classes will begin Jan. 21

November 25, 2019
Flatonia student starts college career right down the road

Gonzalez taking core classes at Blinn's campus in Schulenburg

November 22, 2019
Blinn social work course applies seamlessly toward new RELLIS Campus degree pathway

Course applies toward Tarleton State University's Bachelor of Social Work degree coming in Fall 2020

November 21, 2019
Blinn agricultural sciences student selected for prestigious ag program

Jameson hopes to promote Agriculture Future of America on campus

November 20, 2019
Blinn board takes next step toward a second building at the RELLIS Campus, honors trustees Horton and Jennings

Board authorizes request for qualifications for designs of a Phase II building at RELLIS

November 20, 2019
Blinn celebrates career milestones for 133 employees

Brenham Campus Librarian Robin Chaney and Math Professor Daniel England each celebrate 35 years with Blinn

November 19, 2019
November 18, 2019
Blinn students gain invaluable experience during Texas 10th Court of Appeals visit

2019 marks the eighth consecutive year the court has held session at the Bryan Campus

November 15, 2019
Blinn-Schulenburg's Garlick wins national dissertation award

Garlick's dissertation shares findings that an integrated reading/writing approach can help students transition into credit coursework more quickly

November 14, 2019
Blinn inducts 153 Bryan Campus students to national honor society

To earn membership, Phi Theta Kappa inductees must earn a 3.5 GPA with 12 transferable credit hours

November 12, 2019
Blinn Engineering Program robot battle combines technology, collaboration, and strategy

Demonstration highlights engineering students' creativity and Blinn's state-of-the-art resources

November 11, 2019
Czech Ex-Students Association of Texas gifts $2,800 to support Blinn College Czech language students

Blinn is one of only two higher education institutions in the state to offer college credit for Czech language courses

November 8, 2019
Blinn agricultural sciences student selected as Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship recipient

Jonathan Ryan Crowl is a member of Blinn's livestock judging team

November 8, 2019
STANDING THE WATCH

Former Navy Aviator Chris Marrs leads Blinn's success at the RELLIS Campus

November 7, 2019
Texas 10th Court of Appeals to hear three cases at Blinn-Bryan Campus

Court visit allows student to witness the law in action, meet judges, and ask questions

November 4, 2019
Blinn professor to open art studio in downtown Brenham

Doug Peck Studio, set to open in early 2020, will feature decorative and functional pottery

November 1, 2019
StudentLoanHero.com ranks Blinn No. 1 transfer institution among Texas community colleges

Blinn’s academic excellence, articulation agreements, and innovative partnerships make it a state-wide leader

October

October 29, 2019
Perfect licensure pass rate makes Blinn Physical Therapist Assistant Program the choice for students state-wide

Blinn PTA graduates have a 100% licensure pass rate dating back to 2013

October 28, 2019
The top five reasons to take online classes

Considering online classes but aren’t sure if they are for you? Thousands of Blinn College students each year choose online courses for a wide variety of reasons. Here are our top five reasons to take online classes:

October 24, 2019
Blinn Veterinary Technology Program ranks No. 1 in the State of Texas

Graduates' first-time national board examination pass rate is No. 1 in the state

October 24, 2019
Area students test welding skills at Hodde Center competition

Washington County Weld-Off held Wednesday

October 21, 2019
Blinn Surgical Technology Program accepting applications for Spring 2020

Innovative program prepares students for high-demand jobs as integral members of surgical teams

October 21, 2019
Top 5 Reasons to Register For Winter Minimester

Intrigued by the Blinn College District’s Winter Minimester beginning Monday, Dec. 16? Here are the top five reasons students just like you enroll in the winter session:

October 16, 2019
Blinn Board of Trustees approves resolution honoring Richard and Barbara Powell

Board authorizes next steps for district-wide master plan and new Brenham Campus student housing

October 14, 2019
U.S. Air Force veteran finds smooth transition to college life at RELLIS

Kevin Jackson enjoys smaller class sizes, personalized instruction as he pursues his business, finance degrees

October 14, 2019
Blinn livestock judging team named reserve champion at State Fair of Texas

Julia Isbell leads freshman division with first-place individual finish

October 8, 2019
New era dawning for Blinn's Agricultural Sciences Program

6,000-square-foot facility will include a livestock demonstration room, tack room, farrowing house, livestock pens, and a livestock chute

September

September 22, 2019
Blinn crowns 2019 Homecoming king and queen

Keegan Jones and Maddie Eddings named royalty during halftime of Blinn’s Homecoming game

September 20, 2019
Blinn Alumni and Friends Association celebrates four distinguished leaders at Hall of Honor luncheon

Jeane Block Spencer, Randy French, Dr. Charles Heller, and Diane Pieper each are inducted into the 2019 Hall of Honor class

September 20, 2019
Blinn student pursues lifelong passion through the Surgical Technology Program

National Surgical Technologists Week celebrates the unsung advocates of the operating room

September 18, 2019
Blinn College District announces 2019 Homecoming Court

Blinn’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during the halftime of the Sept. 21 football game

September 16, 2019
After 15 years, distinguished war veteran returns to his roots to complete Blinn degree

Blinn Dual Credit Program helps ignite U.S. Air Force reservist's academic success

September 10, 2019
Blinn College District awarded participation in Texas Success Center’s $11 million Texas Pathways Grant

Blinn selected as a Cadre 1 college in the Texas Pathways strategy in recognition of its commitment to advancing student pathway practices

September 9, 2019
The Blinn College District names its 2019 Teaching Excellence Award winners

Jennifer Patrick, Nilsa Pérez-Cabrera, Brenda Walker, and Audrey Wick are recognized for their innovative approaches to student success

September 7, 2019
Blinn College District student Paige Moyle named 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

Moyle is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members recognized across the nation with a $1,000 scholarship

August

August 22, 2019
Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

Blinn College, Junior College District of Washington County will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 5.2 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax rate calculated under Tax Code, Chapter 26).

August 19, 2019
Blinn Alumni and Friends Association names four to its 2019 Hall of Honor class

Jeane Block Spencer, Randy French, Charles Heller, and Diane Pieper will be recognized at special luncheon on Sept. 20

August 15, 2019
Blinn College District celebrates inaugural online/blended Vocational Nursing Program graduates at pinning ceremony

Innovative program prepares graduates for fulfilling careers dedicated to patient care

August 6, 2019
Blinn Paramedic Program recognizes 19 graduates with pinning ceremony

Real-world scenarios prepare students to serve the community and save lives

August 6, 2019
Blinn College District Surgical Technology Program hosts its inaugural pinning ceremony

Program trains graduates for a high-demand field in the healthcare industry

July

July 30, 2019
Blinn, TEEX partner to offer college credit for TEEX Forensic Science Academy students

Students who co-enroll bolsters their employability and become eligible for additional financial aid opportunities

June

June 28, 2019
Six Blinn College District faculty and staff recognized with excellence awards

Recipients honored at NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin

June 24, 2019
Prenzler family donates $15,000 to establish Blinn College endowed scholarship

Glenwood and Shirley Prenzler establish scholarship for Burton students

June 14, 2019
Blinn Vocational Nursing Program pins 27 nursing graduates

Program equips graduates with skills needed to embark on fulfilling careers as healthcare professionals

June 13, 2019
Blinn, Sam Houston State launch nursing partnership

Co-enrollment program places students on the fast track toward Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees

June 13, 2019
Blinn-Brenham Vocational Nursing Program pins 21 nursing graduates

Classroom, lab, and clinical experiences prepare students for rewarding healthcare careers

June 10, 2019
Eight Blinn College District students graduate from the Basic Peace Officer Academy

Graduates recognized during a ceremony at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

May

May 31, 2019
Four Blinn College District students elected to state-wide student government positions

Brenham, Bryan, and Schulenburg Campus students elected to Texas Junior College SGA leadership roles

May 29, 2019
Blinn Associate Degree Nursing Program again cited as one of the state’s best

RNCareers.org recognizes the program’s exceptional hands-on learning opportunities and success rate

May 28, 2019
1,901 Blinn College District students earn academic honors

Blinn names 808 students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholar’s List

May 23, 2019
Blinn College District professor donates kidney to longtime friend

Parallel Studies Professor Mary Lovelidge gives life-changing gift

May 22, 2019
Blinn, Texas A&M University System break ground on RELLIS Agriculture and Workforce Education Center

Blinn and Texas A&M University System officials broke ground Wednesday on the Agriculture and Workforce Education located on the 2,000-acre RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas

May 21, 2019
Blinn celebrates the legacies of Kenjura and Sommer, welcomes Kolkhorst and Crowson to the Board of Trustees

Board approves lease agreement for veterinary technology space at Texas A&M

May 7, 2019
Blinn College District recognizes 14 dental hygiene graduates with pinning ceremony

Fourteen graduates are welcomed to the profession after completing rigorous two-year program

May 7, 2019
Blinn Radiologic Technology Program honors 16 Spring 2019 graduates

Graduates are eligible to apply for state licensure and begin high-demand careers as radiologic technicians

May 7, 2019
Blinn recognizes 50 Associate Degree Nursing graduates with pinning ceremony

Blinn ADN graduates rank among state leaders on the national licensure exam

May 6, 2019
Blinn College-Schulenburg celebrates exceptional writing with its Emerging Writers Contest

Six students receive honors in academic writing, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry categories

May 6, 2019
Blinn ranks among the best associate degree nursing programs in Texas

Blinn ADN graduates posted a 96.39 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam in 2018

May 6, 2019
Blinn College-Brenham students volunteer at Brenham State Supported Living Center

Thirteen Blinn communication students give back by reading to residents

May 2, 2019
Blinn College District students can save more than $4,000 in tuition and fees compared to students at state universities in 2019-20

Out-of-district Blinn students taking 30 credit hours will save 42% in tuition and fees compared to the average Texas public university

April

April 24, 2019
Blinn professor recognized for outstanding contributions to teaching

The Southern States Communication Association awards Speech Professor Dr. Laurie Metcalf its prestigious Suzanne Osborn Award

April 18, 2019
Krizan family donates $15,000 to Blinn for endowed scholarship

Dr. A.C. ‘Buddy’ and Judy Krizan establish scholarship for Blinn students with physical disabilities

April 18, 2019
Mother establishes the Hayley McHam Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Blinn College in honor of her late daughter

The $15,000 donation will create scholarships for students who have overcome significant challenges

April 17, 2019
Blinn Board of Trustees authorizes $30 million bond issuance to fund development of new science, technology, engineering, and innovation building

Facility will provide upgraded and expanded laboratory space for students in high-demand fields

April 17, 2019
Blinn Dental Hygiene Program surpasses $200,000 in free dental services for local children

Seventy-six children received free dental care during the 11th annual Give Kids a Smile

April 5, 2019
Blinn-Schulenburg students assist in construction of replica Vietnam Wall

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall will be displayed through Sunday, April 7, at the Schulenburg Sports Complex

April 4, 2019
Texas Workforce Commission awards Blinn almost $1 million in grant funds to provide training for Tempur Sealy and Igloo

Skills Development Fund grant will provide safety and skills training for 511 employees, including 87 new jobs

April 3, 2019
Blinn introduces new tool to help students develop the perfect course schedule

The new ‘Build My Schedule’ tool allows students to conveniently select the best schedule for their busy lifestyles

March

March 28, 2019
Learn.org ranks Blinn among the nation’s best community colleges

Website recognizes Blinn’s state-leading transfer rate and variety of student services

March 22, 2019
Independence Coffee Company wins state-wide honor with the support of the Blinn SBDC

‘Independence Coffee’s commitment to excellence and history of giving back makes it the type of business all communities strive to have,’ Blinn SBDC Director Matthew Wehring says

March 7, 2019
International student charmed by the Blinn-Brenham Campus

‘I knew this was the place I wanted to be,’ says Nova Scotia native Danielle Decoste

March 6, 2019
Blinn’s academic transfer rate ranks No. 1 among Texas community colleges

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board data shows that Blinn’s transfer rate almost doubles the state-wide average

March 5, 2019
Blinn-Brenham theatre students earn awards at state play festival

Blinn theatre students earn recognition for production of ‘Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?’

March 1, 2019

February

February 25, 2019
Blinn alumna turns passion into a rewarding career through the Veterinary Technology Program

Mindy Borst earns Director's Excellence Award at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

February 20, 2019
Blinn nursing graduates post healthy 100 percent pass rate on national licensure exam

Hands-on simulations and committed faculty help Blinn nursing students provide compassionate, knowledgeable care

February 15, 2019
Tyler native enjoys success during inaugural semester at the RELLIS Campus

James Loya is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

February 8, 2019
Blinn Foundation unveils new Benjamin Knox painting of Old Main in honor of Blinn’s 135-year tradition of excellence

Painting will hang in the Brenham Campus Student Center’s Janis Sneed Banquet Room

February 8, 2019
Blinn College District, Blinn Foundation thank donors of 10 endowed scholarships

Scholarship donors and recipients are honored during special luncheon

January

January 18, 2019
Blinn-Brenham Theatre Director’s play featured in New York

‘The Prisoners of Driscoll Street’ is premiering in Brooklyn

January 18, 2019
Blinn launches Bryan Campus Speaking Center

Students of all disciplines are invited to conquer their fear of public speaking

January 17, 2019
California native elevates career with Blinn's Certified Medication Aide Program

'The opportunity presented itself at the right time in my life,' Joe Vasapolli says

January 16, 2019
Blinn trustees take first steps toward new science, technology, and innovation building on the Brenham Campus

Blinn also will seek bids for Bryan Campus renovation and repair project

January 16, 2019
Blinn trustees Kenjura, Sommer announce that they will not run for re-election

Kenjura and Sommer combined for a half century of service

January 14, 2019
Seventy-five Washington County students earn academic honors at Blinn

Blinn names 35 area students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars List

January 14, 2019
More than 300 Brazos County students earn academic honors at Blinn

Blinn names 154 area students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars List

January 14, 2019
Forty-seven Fayette County students earn academic honors at Blinn

Blinn names 16 area students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars List

January 14, 2019
Forty Austin County students earn academic honors at Blinn

Blinn names 23 area students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars List

January 8, 2019
Blinn names Dr. Marcelo Bussiki its Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Bussiki previously served as Blinn’s Dean of Visual/Performing Arts and Kinesiology

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