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September

September 30, 2022
Blinn College-Schulenburg hosting quilt block painting class Friday, Oct. 7

Students will learn techniques used in an art form that is growing in popularity

September 30, 2022
Blinn-Bryan Theatre Troupe takes audience on whimsical romp across Europe in Paula Vogel's 'The Baltimore Waltz'

Performances run Oct. 13-16 at the Blinn-Bryan Student Center with a post-show discussion featuring the Pride Community Center on Oct. 13

September 29, 2022
Blinn College environmental science class witnesses earthquake via seismograph

Geology Professor Michael Dalman was lecturing on quakes when one hit in Mexico

September 28, 2022
Blinn College-Brenham hosting performance by acclaimed tenor Christopher Pfund

Recital will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Finke Recital Hall

September 23, 2022
Blinn College-Brenham Theatre Arts Program opens 2022-23 season with 'Houdini' Oct. 6-9

Play about the life of the famous escape artist will be held at the Dr. W.W. O'Donnell Performing Arts Center

September 22, 2022
This Blinn College sophomore is building more than robots as he pursues his mechatronics degree. He's also building a career.

Garcia appreciates the program’s hands-on learning opportunities, affordability, and small class sizes

September 21, 2022
Blinn College offers students an immersive study abroad opportunity in Granada, Spain, next summer

Students earn college credit and gain a global perspective during once-in-a-lifetime experience

September 20, 2022
Blinn Board of Trustees receives positive fall enrollment report

Preliminary figures show a 2.52% increase over last year

September 19, 2022
Blinn alumna finds pathway to her dream job through Blinn Surgical Technology Program

Recent graduates maintain a perfect national certification pass rate and employment rate

September 16, 2022
Nancy Berry elected Chair of the Blinn College Foundation Board of Directors

Sam Sommer will be vice-chair and Kevin Mutscher was elected secretary/treasurer

September 16, 2022
Blinn names Graves Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Role provides leadership, coordination, and strategic planning to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive college

September 15, 2022
More than 150 high school students take part in the inaugural Buccaneer Band Experience

Day culminates with performance with Blinn band at halftime of football game

September 13, 2022
Blinn College-Schulenburg offering fall classes for growing gardens and trees

Instructor says plant-related courses growing in popularity

September 12, 2022
A California nomad finds her home in Blinn's Welding Technology Program

Associate of Applied Science degree provides universally recognized credentials and training to succeed in the welding field

September 9, 2022
Blinn College-Brenham Theatre Arts Program announces its 2022-23 schedule

Blinn students will stage 'Houdini,' 'The Day Before Christmas,' 'Vinegar Tom,' and 'Ladies at the Alamo'

September 9, 2022
Blinn graduate presents research at national psychology conference

Dylan Franke was one of only six community college participants to showcase their findings at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Minneapolis

September 8, 2022
Blinn-Bryan Theatre Troupe embraces change and collaboration for its 2022-23 season

The Troupe's productions will feature community partnerships and performances at the Blinn-Bryan Student Center, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, and Texas A&M University

September 7, 2022
Bill Thienes Engineering Endowed Scholarship established at Blinn College

Retired engineer seeks to help future Blinn engineering students

September 7, 2022
Blinn Alumni and Friends Association to induct five new members into Hall of Honor

Ray Daugbjerg, Eunice Kelm, Lawrence Hemann, F.C. "Sonny" Schulte and the Rev. Randy Wells will be recognized Friday, Sept. 30

September 2, 2022
Blinn kicks off Performing Arts Series season with 'The Greatest Piano Men'

Classic rock tribute show hits the O'Donnell Center stage Tuesday, Sept. 20

September 2, 2022
Three Blinn faculty will hold TCCTA leadership roles this year

Dr. Patrick Gilbert, Dr. Leslie Janac, and Kwohn Whitaker will represent Blinn

September 2, 2022
Dr. April Kinkead named new Dean of Humanities

Kinkead has been elected Faculty Senate President three times

August

August 31, 2022
Seven graduate from Blinn Vocational Nursing Program

Students completed Blinn’s blended online program

August 26, 2022
Blinn provides the community with more opportunities to grow careers and earn nationally recognized trade credentials

Blinn becomes National Center for Construction Education (NCCER) Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS)

August 25, 2022
Blinn College District partners with Royal ISD's early college high school

Through dual-credit courses, students can earn their associate degree as they complete their high school diploma

August 25, 2022
Bryans gift endowed scholarship for Blinn students from Washington County

Chip Bryan says scholarship aided him when he attended college

August 23, 2022
Blinn invites prospective engineering students to attend Zoom information sessions

Tailored sessions will focus on Blinn's Associate of Science Degree in Engineering, the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham, and Texas A&M Engineering at Blinn

August 22, 2022
Blinn Surgical Technology Program accepting applications for the spring 2023 application cycle

Program prepares students for high-demand jobs as surgical team members

August 17, 2022
The Blinn College District names its 2022 Teaching Excellence Award winners

James Lanfrey, Tracy Matthies, Melissa Meek, and Trixy Roy are recognized for their commitment to Blinn students

August 16, 2022
Blinn Board of Trustees lowers tax rate to $0.0377 per $100 of property value

The College's most recent economic impact study shows that taxpayers gain $5.80 in value for every dollar they invest in Blinn

August 15, 2022
August 12, 2022
Blinn to open its second building at Texas A&M-RELLIS this fall

The Blinn RELLIS Administration Building features 19 classrooms, an esports arena, engineering and technology labs, and a 5,500-square-foot banquet room

August 10, 2022
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August 9, 2022
Blinn celebrates the grand opening of a new Brenham Campus residence hall

Prairie Lea Hall offers rooms for more than 500 students

August 8, 2022
Blinn graphic design students use their artistic talents to support Habitat for Humanity

Students created a new logo and T-shirt design to commemorate the 15th build of Bryan’s Circle of Women

August 5, 2022
Cloud computing courses place Blinn students on the path to high-wage careers with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google

Students who earn cloud computing certifications can earn six-figure salaries in this high-demand field

August 2, 2022
Blinn recognizes Surgical Technology Program graduates with pinning ceremony

Program prepares students for high-demand field in the healthcare industry

July

July 18, 2022
Public welcome at Blinn’s Moody Library

W.L. Moody Jr. Library offers services to everyone, including computers, books, DVDs, and even video games

July 11, 2022
Scholarships available for Blinn College-Sealy students

Applications being taken for Ryan Ford and Boots and Blue Jeans scholarships

July 1, 2022
Lifelong teacher honored with endowed scholarship at Blinn College

Ellie Vanderwerth’s career included volunteering as a bus driver so rural students could attend high school

June

June 29, 2022
Approximately 250 campers from across the nation attend Blinn livestock judging camps

Blinn Agricultural Sciences Department and livestock judging team host annual camps

June 27, 2022
Blinn celebrates 38 vocational nursing graduates with pinning ceremony

Vocational nurses earn a median salary of $48,070 and employment is growing nationwide

June 23, 2022
Blinn recognizes 35 students with GED graduation ceremony

Blinn’s Adult Education and Literacy Program is offered in partnership with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments and Texas Workforce Commission

June 21, 2022
Blinn Board of Trustees adopts approximately $121.3 million budget

FY 2023 budget includes pay raises for full-time faculty and staff

June 16, 2022
STEI Summer Camp participants get behind-the-scenes look at healthcare technology

Three-day camp packed with activities, including 3-D printing, drone display, and EMS visit

June 16, 2022
Blinn Health Sciences Summer Camp introduces students to health science career options

7th and 8th graders used Blinn’s state-of-the-art clinical simulation labs to learn about real-world emergency scenarios

June 15, 2022
Houston-area native pursuing childhood dream through Blinn Fire Science Program

David Noltensmeyer left business school to earn Associate of Applied Science degrees in Fire Safety and Health and Fire Science Technology

June 14, 2022
Blinn summer camp introduces participants to high-demand, high-wage electrician careers

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Summer Camp runs July 11-22 on the RELLIS Campus and is open to individuals 17 and older

June 9, 2022
June 8, 2022
Citizens State Bank sponsoring Blinn SBDC QuickBooks course

All-day workshop teaches small business owners to get the most from their desktop accounting software

June 7, 2022
Blinn summer camp allows high school students to explore careers in the construction industry

Introduction to Construction Summer Camp runs June 20-July 1 on the RELLIS Campus

June 1, 2022
Germania Insurance gifts second endowed scholarship to the Blinn College Foundation

Endowed scholarship celebrates Germania’s 125th anniversary

May

May 31, 2022
'The teachers are the best that I have had in my entire life'

Blinn Adult Education and Literacy Program offers life-changing educational services

May 27, 2022
Nursing website ranks Blinn ADN Program No. 2 in the southwestern United States

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

May 26, 2022
Six Blinn College District faculty and staff recognized with 2022 NISOD Excellence Awards

Recipients will be honored with medallions recognizing their service to students and the community

May 25, 2022
LeRow finds success as member of Blinn College's livestock judging team

Sophomore credits coaches, teammates for individual accolades

May 24, 2022
Brenham Junior High School eighth graders explore Blinn College programs, facilities

Students tour the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Innovation Building

May 23, 2022
Innovation Center seeing growing use as students, staff embrace technology

Engineering major Aanooalii Filoialii calls it ‘my favorite building on the whole campus’

May 20, 2022
A family bound by Blinn gets a special moment during the College's 145th commencement ceremony

Dean Brandon Franke presented his son, Dylan, with his graduation scroll

May 19, 2022
Blinn names 1,801 students to its spring 2022 chancellor's and deans' scholars lists

869 students earn Chancellor’s Scholar honors with GPAs of at least 3.75

May 19, 2022
Blinn introduces new Mexican American and African American history courses for fall 2022

All four courses can be applied toward the core curriculum American History requirement

May 19, 2022
Boots and Blue Jeans raises more than $20,000 to support Blinn College-Sealy Campus students

Total includes a $10,000 gift from the Mark Chapman Foundation

May 19, 2022
$500,000 pledge to Blinn College STEI health sciences fulfilled

Gift made by Sally Blackie-Sengel, BetsWest Foundation

May 18, 2022
May 17, 2022
Blinn trustees authorize sale of 95 acres to Bryan ISD

Board of Trustees also authorizes the College to negotiate and execute painting and online proctoring contracts

May 16, 2022
Blinn's newest residence hall will feature larger rooms, group study pods, and even a community kitchen

Students can apply today for summer and fall housing on the Brenham Campus

May 16, 2022
Blinn College District, the RELLIS Academic Alliance, and Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley hosting truck driving career fair on May 21

Regional and statewide employment opportunities abound for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

May 13, 2022
Bill Thienes gifts $33,000 to the Blinn College Foundation for nursing student scholarships

Donation honors late wife, daughter-in-law who was a nurse

May 13, 2022
Blinn College District FutureWorks Academy celebrates new class of graduates

Leadership program looks to enhance personal growth, develop ways to help students, faculty, and staff

May 11, 2022
Blinn wins five national marketing awards

Blinn wins two gold awards for its soccer and volleyball recruiting guide and two silver awards for its spring registration guide

May 10, 2022
Blinn recognizes 62 Associate Degree Nursing graduates with pinning ceremony

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

May 9, 2022
Retired Marine pursues dream by earning his Associate of Science in Business at Blinn

Michael Rocha, 46, will speak at Blinn’s 145th commencement ceremony in Brenham on Thursday, May 12

May 6, 2022
More than 200 Blinn College graduates to walk the stage at spring commencement

Altogether, approximately 900 Blinn students will earn degrees, certificates, and occupational skills awards

May 5, 2022
Blinn named a 2022 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award winner

Award recognizes Blinn’s inclusive learning and working environments and community engagement opportunities

May 4, 2022
Blinn-Bryan concert choir enrolling students for fall 2022

Participants learn proper vocal techniques and no experience is required

May 2, 2022
Blinn College-Schulenburg hosting Preview Night on Wednesday, May 4

Blinn staff will assist future students with Blinn and federal student aid applications

April

April 29, 2022
Blinn Music Department closing the semester with five instrumental concerts

Free performances will be held at the Dr. W.W. O'Donnell Performing Arts Center

April 29, 2022
Blinn announces the 2022 Agricultural Mechanics Project Show winners

More than 140 high school students and 4-H members from across Texas showcased their skills

April 28, 2022
Registration open for Blinn Health Sciences Summer Camp at the RELLIS Campus

Camp introduces 7th and 8th graders to a variety of in-demand health science career options

April 27, 2022
Blinn College District communications workshop teaches guests to maximize the power of their voice

Theatre Arts Professor Greg Wise will share tips and techniques online and in person

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022
Blinn College District to host annual student art show

Exhibit runs May 2-5 on the Blinn-Bryan Campus with a special reception on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.

April 26, 2022
Blinn-Schulenburg to offer certified medication aide refresher course on May 27

Students who successfully complete the course receive an updated medication aide permit

April 25, 2022
Blinn Dental Hygiene Program provides more than $20,000 in free dental services to local children

Fifty-eight children received free dental care during the 12th annual Give Kids a Smile event

April 25, 2022
Clay Shootout raises $107,000 for Blinn College District programs

Event hosted by the Alumni and Friends and Buccaneer Alumni Lettermen associations

April 22, 2022
Blinn College to host soprano recital on Wednesday

Mikayla Wallis and Charis Wirtley will perform at 7 p.m. in the C.F. Schmidt Building

April 22, 2022
Blinn-Brenham Theatre Arts to present '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' April 28-May 1

Performances will be staged at Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center

April 22, 2022
Blinn College-Schulenburg course offers organic pest and weed control solutions

Community education course will meet May 17 and 19

April 21, 2022
Blinn College District invites students to audition for its Music and Theatre Arts programs

Scholarships and performance opportunities are available on the Brenham and Bryan campuses

April 20, 2022
Blinn’s Dr. Kendall Prinz to present tuba recital Tuesday, April 26

Prinz will perform ‘Modernism & Traditions: Modern Composers, Divergent Paths'

April 20, 2022
Blinn-Bryan Theatre Troupe wraps its season with a family-friendly adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Performances run April 27-28 on the Blinn-Bryan Campus and April 29-30 at the Lick Creek Park Amphitheater

April 19, 2022
Blinn Board of Trustees recognizes students and authorizes new cloud computing and web programming degrees

The board also authorizes the College District to negotiate contracts for facilities upgrades

April 18, 2022
Blinn-Bryan honor society recognized again with three awards at international conference

Chapter reflects Blinn’s ongoing dedication to academic excellence by inducting 187 new Bryan Campus students

April 18, 2022
Blinn library displaying exhibit from Brenham Heritage Museum

Display features historical items from African American families, information on tracing ancestry

April 13, 2022
Agricultural mechanics show returning to the Blinn-Brenham Campus

Hundreds of 4-H, FFA members will compete in Wednesday, April 27 contest

April 12, 2022
Endowed scholarship honoring Jose Gonzales, Jr. established at Blinn College

Scholarship will benefit carpentry students at Blinn

April 11, 2022
Five students graduate from Blinn College Certified Nurse Aide Program

Program prepares students for in-demand roles as essential caregivers and pathway into other healthcare fields

April 8, 2022
Blinn-Bryan honor society recognized with six awards at regional convention

Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received individual and group awards for their commitment to leadership and student success

April 8, 2022
Blinn-Brenham Innovation Center hosting 3D printer workshop

Free program on Friday, April 29, will display potential of new technology

April 7, 2022
Blinn-Bryan Student Government Association wins two statewide awards

Blinn-Bryan student SarahLynn McCord is elected to serve as 2022-23 state treasurer

April 7, 2022
Three from Blinn-Brenham Student Government Association elected to Region IV offices

Thornton, Powell, and Glaze elected at annual state convention

April 6, 2022
Blinn, UTSA to host TATE information session for prospective engineering students on the Blinn-Brenham Campus

Co-enrollment partnership offers a seamless pathway toward an engineering bachelor’s degree from UTSA

April 5, 2022
Blinn launches new Paramedic-to-RN Transition Program for fall 2022

Streamlined degree plan allows paramedics to apply their knowledge and skills toward their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

April 4, 2022
Registration now available for Blinn's May minimester, summer, and fall terms

Blinn offers flexible course schedules and the state’s top academic transfer rate

April 4, 2022
Blinn College District, Blinn Foundation announce new scholarship program for Washington County residents

Scholarship provides up to $1,000 in tuition support for in-district residents for up to one year after they graduate from high school or earn their high school equivalency

March

March 31, 2022
Blinn College-Sealy's Boots and Blue Jeans to be held Saturday, April 23

Fundraiser will benefit scholarships, educational programs at Sealy Campus

March 30, 2022
Blinn Dental Hygiene Program to offer free dental services to local children during Give Kids a Smile event

Parents must call in advance to make an appointment for the April 14 clinic

March 28, 2022
Mary and Larry Whigham establish scholarship in honor of Blinn Professor John Dujka

John Dujka Excellence Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Blinn music student

March 25, 2022
Blinn Music Department to stage 'A Night of Oratorio' on Friday, April 1

Performance will include selections by composers Bach, Handel, and Mendelssohn

March 24, 2022
Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley, RELLIS Academic Alliance, and Blinn College District invite job seekers to Building Trades Career Fair on April 9

Job seekers can tour the RELLIS Agriculture and Workforce Education Complex and meet with local employers seeking to hire skilled tradespeople

March 23, 2022
Blinn launches new mechatronics program to begin this fall

Mechatronics blend electrical, mechanical, software, and computer engineering skills to meet the technological needs of 21st-century industry

March 22, 2022
Blinn College District Music Program to present 'Opera or Jazz?' on Tuesday, March 29

Performance will feature the Blinn choir, women’s chorus, men’s chorus, concert choir, and chamber choir

March 15, 2022
March 14, 2022
Blinn-Bryan student plans a career helping others through social work

Blinn social work courses transfer seamlessly towards Tarleton State University's Bachelor of Social Work degree at the RELLIS Campus

March 11, 2022
Blinn to host two upcoming vocal performances

Dr. Diane Burt will perform March 23; Blinn student Mikayla Wallis and Professor Dr. Daniel Johnson will perform ‘The Telephone’ on March 25

March 11, 2022
Blinn Alumni and Friends, Lettermen associations to host 2022 Clay Shootout on April 8

Proceeds benefit student scholarships and athletic equipment

March 10, 2022
Blinn Board of Trustees sets tuition and fee rates for 2022-2023 academic year

Board also approves items related to three upcoming renovation projects

March 9, 2022
High school dual credit student finding his spark in Blinn College's Welding Technology Program

Jonathan Jameson is pursuing his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding Technology at the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center

March 8, 2022
Ten Blinn students earn all-state band recognition

All-state honorees were invited to perform at the Texas Community College Band Directors Association annual convention

March 7, 2022
Blinn-Brenham Theatre Arts earns superior rating for 'Golden Boy'

Blinn hosts annual Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association Play Festival

March 3, 2022
Blinn staff visiting senior English classes at Brenham High School to assist students preparing for college

Blinn staff will help students complete college and scholarship applications, explore degree plans, and answer questions

March 2, 2022
Eighteen Blinn students receive basic construction safety certificates

Graduates earn their NCCER CORE and can build credentials through other Blinn skilled trades courses

March 2, 2022
Scholarships available for basic construction safety course at Blinn College

Course begins March 22 at the A.W. Hodde Jr. Technical Education Center

March 1, 2022
Blinn's Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform free concert on Sunday

Performance will be held at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center

February

February 28, 2022
Blinn College livestock judging team wins the San Antonio Livestock Exposition

Blinn places three individuals in top five at Saturday contest

February 23, 2022
Blinn's Blended Veterinary Technology Program extends application deadline through March 31

Applications for the traditional two-year program will be accepted through April 30

February 21, 2022
Eighteen Blinn students receive plumbing, electrical certificates

Graduates earn nationally recognized credentials and gain skills for immediate employment

February 17, 2022
Dark humor and optimistic drama take center stage in the Blinn-Bryan Theatre Troupe's upcoming production of 'Tigers Be Still'

Performances run Feb. 23-25 on the Blinn-Bryan Campus and March 2-4 at Texas A&M University

February 17, 2022
Blinn Music Department hosting award-winning soprano Lily Guerrero for Feb. 23 voice recital

Performance will be held at the C.F. Schmidt Building and be streamed live online

February 16, 2022
February 15, 2022
Blinn board approves construction items for the Bryan and RELLIS campuses

Bryan Campus Administration Building will begin construction this summer while the RELLIS Administration Building will open for the fall semester.

February 14, 2022
February 11, 2022
Blinn-Brenham Theatre Arts to stage 'Golden Boy' Feb. 17-20

Four performances will be held at O’Donnell Center

February 7, 2022
Six students graduate from Blinn Phlebotomy Technician Program

Students received support through Project Unity partnership aimed at providing training and employment opportunities

February 4, 2022
Aerospace scientist and Blinn alumnus to speak about new space telescope

Brenham native Michael Harrison to speak about James Webb Space Telescope in Feb. 8 presentation

February 2, 2022
Blinn Surgical Technology Program hosting online information sessions for prospective students

Texas has highest employment rate of surgical technologists in the nation

February 1, 2022
Blinn College District accepting applications for more than $400,000 in endowed scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and interests

February 1, 2022
UHV, Blinn College strike new partnership agreement

C.A.P.S. Program allows students to earn their associate and bachelor's degrees for under $25,000

January

January 31, 2022
Blinn SBDC to offer basic QuickBooks desktop accounting course on Friday, Feb. 11

All-day workshop teaches small business owners to get the most from their desktop accounting software

January 28, 2022
Five Blinn students selected to All-Texas Academic Team

Chineyemba, Prowell, Tijerina, Thomas, Jaouhari recognized for leadership, civic contributions

January 20, 2022
Blinn College livestock judging team places third at National Western Stock Show

Kelton Poe is top overall individual at contest in Denver

January 20, 2022
Blinn-Bryan Theatre Troupe brings courage and comedy to life in 'The Revolutionists'

Performances run Jan. 27-30 on the Blinn-Bryan Campus

January 19, 2022
Blinn names 2,400 students to its fall 2021 Chancellor's and Deans' Scholars Lists

1,089 students earn Chancellor’s Scholar honors with GPAs of at least 3.75

January 18, 2022
Blinn accepts $400,000 gift in support of nursing scholarships

Wheeler Foundation has gifted $1 million toward Blinn scholarships in the past four years

January 13, 2022
Blinn-Schulenburg offering spring community and workforce education classes

Courses include career training, personal enrichment, continuing education

January 13, 2022
Blinn Radiologic Technology Program accepting applications for Fall 2022 admission

Program prepares graduates for the state licensure exam and high-demand careers as radiologic technologists

January 10, 2022
Blinn's academic transfer rate once again ranks No. 1 among Texas community colleges

Blinn’s unique co-enrollment and transfer partnerships allow students to pursue bachelor’s degrees with Texas A&M and other universities

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