Blinn trustees appoint new member to the board

Board also approves purchase of furniture, fixtures, and equipment for Leroy Dreyer Field and an esports arena at Mill Creek Hall

Board also approves purchase of furniture, fixtures, and equipment for Leroy Dreyer Field and an esports arena at Mill Creek Hall

October 20, 2021

The Blinn College District welcomed a new trustee and took action to upgrade the College’s esports and baseball facilities during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The board appointed Allison Bentke to represent Precinct 3. Teddy Boehm resigned her seat in a letter to the Board of Trustees, and Bentke will serve the remainer of her term through May 2023.

Bentke brings 18 years of experience as an educator, beginning as a fourth grade math and science teacher at First Baptist Church School in Brenham. From 2003 through 2021, she worked as an eighth grade science teacher at Brenham Junior High School and was Science Department Head from 2016 until 2018. She now works at Botts Title Company.

In 2010 and 2021, Bentke was named Brenham ISD’s Teacher of the Year. She also has been recognized as a Texas Wildlife Association Woman of the Land honoree in 2010, as the Washington Soil & Water Conservation District and Region III Teacher of the Year in 2017, and as an HEB Excellence in Education state semifinalist in 2018.

A member of the Science Teachers Association of Texas and the Texas Wildlife Association, Bentke is an active community leader, she is a graduate of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2000, a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Washington County 4-H, and volunteers at the Washington County Fair.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science and a Master of Education in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.

Boehm had served on the Blinn Board of Trustees since October 2013.

In other business, the board authorized the College to award a guaranteed maximum price and seek proposals for furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for the Leroy Dreyer Field upgrades. The board also authorized the College to proceed with the design and seek proposals for construction services and FF&E for esports renovations to Mill Creek Hall.

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