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Blinn to honor 540 graduates at its fall 2021 commencement ceremony

Registration currently available for Blinn’s winter minimester and spring semester

Registration currently available for Blinn’s winter minimester and spring semester

December 10, 2021

The Blinn College District will recognize 540 graduates during its 144 th commencement ceremony Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Brazos County Expo Center.

The commencement ceremony featured two student speakers – Robin Afshar representing the Bryan Campus and Esther Jarrett representing the Brenham Campus – and will be streamed live on the Blinn YouTube channel at

A resident of Madison County for the past 15 years, Afshar is pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a social worker. While at Blinn, she earned Chancellor’s List or Dean’s List honors each semester and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

Originally from Nigeria, Jarrett moved to America three years ago. She is transferring to Texas State University and will pursue a degree in business administration.

Registration is now open for Blinn’s winter minimester, which begins Monday, Dec. 20, and the spring semester, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The winter minimester allows Blinn students to make faster progress toward their degree by earning college credit over parts of four weeks with time off for the holidays. Blinn’s winter minimester courses are offered online, allowing students to complete their coursework while enjoying the holidays.

Prospective students can apply to Blinn via the application. Once admitted, they can register for classes at or in person at the Brenham Campus Administration Building (802 Green St.), Bryan Central Administrative Services Building (3125 Texas Ave., Suite 1900), Schulenburg Campus (100 Ranger Dr.), or Sealy Campus (3701 Outlet Mall Dr., Suite 250). Blinn recommends that all students visit with an academic advisor before registering for classes.

Blinn’s academic transfer rate is the highest in the state, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s, out-of-district Blinn students who enroll in 30 credit hours during the 2021-22 academic year save 43% in tuition and fees compared to students at the average Texas public university. In addition to Blinn’s low tuition and fees, the Blinn Foundation offers approximately 300 endowed scholarships available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Current and prospective students can complete a single application to apply for all Blinn scholarships at

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