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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

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

Blinn named 16 area students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars List, including 11 who completed the semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA). An additional 31 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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Fayette County students named to the Chancellor’s Scholars List include: Haley Bertsch (Fayetteville), Ryan Cooper (La Grange), Shannon Cruz (West Point), Janae Dees (Schulenburg), Danielle Engstrom (Fayetteville), Dallas Garza (Schulenburg), Michael Heller (Schulenburg), Allyson Hoffmann (Fayetteville), Arismel Manzano (Schulenburg), Braydon Mica (Flatonia), Rhiannon Parker (Fayetteville), Naida Roden (La Grange), Kristyn Schramm (La Grange), Megan Wells (Fayetteville), Desiree Yanis (La Grange), and Conner Zeller (La Grange).

Fayette County students earning Deans’ Scholar recognition include: Laura Bible (Fayetteville), Ty Brooks (La Grange), Brittany Brune (Ellinger), Noah Centeno (Flatonia), Claira Crim (Schulenburg), Kayla Deulen (Flatonia), Silvia Garcia (La Grange), Cole Garlin (Ledbetter), Emma Green (La Grange), Ike Hall (La Grange), Payton Hemmitt (La Grange), Robert Herzik (Schulenburg), Jyllian Hicks (Flatonia), Jonathon Hipp (Flatonia), Rayvin Kalisek (Flatonia), Stephen Korenek (Fayetteville), Dylan Kubala (Schulenburg), Garret Leblue (Schulenburg), Alexandra Lopez (La Grange), Maxie Maldonado (La Grange), Susana Maldonado (La Grange), Emily Miksch (Schulenburg), Emily Polasek (Fayetteville), San Juan Ramirez (Flatonia), Joshua Roscher (La Grange), Jon Sampson (Flatonia), Kayli Seitter (La Grange), Jack Seyl (Schulenburg), Braxton Smidovec (La Grange), Meredith Sobel (La Grange), and Ubaldo Villasana (La Grange).

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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