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Forty Austin County students earn academic honors at Blinn

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

January 14, 2019

Fall 2018 GraduationForty Austin County students earned academic honors during the Fall 2018 semester, the Blinn College District announced today.

Blinn named 23 area students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars List, including 13 who completed the semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA). An additional 17 students earned placement on the Deans’ Scholars List.

To be named a Chancellor’s Scholar, students must earn a 3.75 GPA, complete at least 12 credit hours, and pass all their courses. Students must attain a 3.25 GPA and pass all their courses to earn Deans’ Scholar recognition.

“It is a privilege for us to recognize these students for their incredible achievement,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, Chancellor of the Blinn College District. “Their hard work and commitment to their future will serve them well as they continue their education at elite four-year universities and embark on exciting career opportunities.”

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Austin County students named to the Chancellor’s Scholars List include: Felipe Arriaga (Sealy), Adrian Arriaga (Sealy), Jesus Barroso-Juarez (Sealy), Rebecca Brobston (Sealy), Tommy Bui (Sealy), Kelsye Craft (Sealy), David Escalera (Sealy), Megan Flores (Sealy), Abigail Froehlich (Bellville), Hally Galvan (Cat Spring), Sonica Gavvala (Sealy), Kelli Haynes (Bellville), Tiffany Krause (San Felipe), Cassidy Moseley (Bellville), Paige Moyle (Sealy), Hannah Myers (Bellville), Noah Neuendorff (Cat Spring), Hai Nguyen (Sealy), Elizabeth Ramirez (Sealy), Cristal Romero (Bellville), Allison Schram (Sealy), Ruby Tavera (Wallis), and Summer Williams (Sealy).

Austin County students earning Deans’ Scholar recognition include: Calvin Bailey (Bellville), Benjamin Carmean (Bellville), Jessica Casas (Sealy), Jorge Cervantes (Bellville), Angelica Fitzgerald (Sealy), Samantha Gilligan (Bellville), Kathleen Hartt (Sealy), Eva Kirby (Bellville), Miranda Kolwes (Bellville), Sarah Kulhanek (Sealy), Natalie Leyva (Bellville), Jacqueline Martin Del Campo (Sealy), Cheyenne Matthews (Sealy), Jasmyn Trejo (Sealy), Trace Wicklein (Bellville), Shaqujuna Williams (Sealy), and Rebekah Woods (Sealy).

Blinn recognized 465 graduates during its Fall 2018 commencement ceremony held last month at the Bryan Performing Arts Center in Bryan.

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 36.9 percent ranks second in the state and far exceeds the state-wide average of 20.9 percent. In addition to transfer agreements with the state’s leading four-year universities, Blinn is home to pioneering co-enrollment programs such as the Texas A&M-Blinn TEAM Program and the Texas A&M Engineering Academies at Blinn, and provides a seamless transfer pathway to The Texas A&M University System through the RELLIS Academic Alliance.

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s, out-of-district Blinn students who enroll in 30 credit hours during the 2018-19 academic year save 42 percent in tuition and fees compared to students at public universities across the state. In addition to Blinn’s low tuition and fees, the Blinn Foundation offers more than 200 endowed scholarships available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences.

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