2022-2023 Catalog Vol. 83 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog Vol. 83

Blinn College


Vision of the Institution
Mission of the Institution
Strategic Priorities and Goals
Historical Statement
Locations
Blinn College Alma Mater
Athletic Nickname
Blinn College Fight Song
Colors

Vision of the Institution

Shaping future academic, workforce, cultural, and economic leaders by providing excellent instruction, resources, services, and innovative partnerships, for students and the community.

Mission of the Institution

Blinn College is building stronger communities by providing quality, comprehensive education, and empowering students to achieve excellence in their educational careers and personal goals.

Strategic Priorities and Goals

Since Blinn College first opened its doors in 1883, it has been committed to being an educational leader in Washington County, the Brazos Valley, and throughout the State of Texas. To maintain Blinn’s place as one of the premier community colleges in the nation, we must continue to plan for the future with both short- and long-term planning and a clear, streamlined vision for the Blinn College District’s future. Through a process involving students, faculty, staff, and community, we have identified the following goals and objectives:

Strategic Priority 1: Student Success – The Blinn College District provides excellent learning experiences and services for students.

Goals and Objectives:

  1. Ensure student progress towards degree completion.
  2. Support student success through comprehensive and proactive advising.
  3. Facilitate student success through availability of programs, which meet academic or workforce labor market needs reflecting community economic development initiatives.
  4. Increase enrollment in academic, workforce, and applied sciences programs.
  5. Expand data use and analysis for ongoing evaluation and continuous improvement.

Strategic Priority 2: Performance Excellence

Goals and Objectives:

  1. Recognize faculty, staff and student excellence, and celebrate achievements.
  2. Improve employee awareness of benefits.
  3. Promote collaboration, mutual support, and professionalism at all levels to ensure a collegial work environment.
  4. Structure transparent and timely communication to internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Integrate consistent and equitable processes and services across campuses.
  6. Develop continuous improvement through ongoing training and professional development.

Strategic Priority 3: Planned Growth

Goals and Objectives:

  1. Enhance the culture of employee recognition.
  2. Expand opportunities for ongoing professional development.
  3. Improve communication between departments and across levels.

Historical Statement

Blinn College, the Junior College District of Washington County, is located in Brenham, Texas, and serves a 13-county service area with additional campuses in Bryan, Schulenburg, and Sealy. The school was founded in 1883 by the Southern German Conference of the Methodist denomination under the name of Mission Institute. In 1889, the name was changed to Blinn Memorial College in honor of the Reverend Christian Blinn of New York who had donated a considerable sum of money to make the school possible. The institution was originally founded for the purpose of training young men for the ministry, but in the course of time, to meet the demands of the public, academic courses were added. After operating for five years as an institution for men only, Blinn College was made coeducational in 1888. Until 1927, the school was of academy rank. In 1927, the Board of Trustees, under the leadership of President Philip Deschner, organized a junior college. In 1930, the school was merged with Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas). In 1934, a new charter was procured by the citizens of Brenham, and a private nonsectarian junior college, under the name of Blinn College, was organized with nine regents as the board of control. In February 1937, all connection with Southwestern University and the Methodist denominations was severed. An election held in Washington County on June 8, 1937 for the purposes of creating a public junior college district and for levying a small tax was successful. Blinn thus became the first county-owned junior college district in Texas. The college continues to operate as one of the largest 50 public junior/community college districts in Texas.

Locations

The Brenham Campus is located at 902 College Avenue, Brenham, Texas 77833. The A.W. Hodde Jr. Technical Education Center is located at 2910 S. Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833. Brenham has a population of approximately 17,000 and lies in the south central part of the state about 90 miles east of Austin, Texas, and 70 miles west of Houston, Texas.

Blinn College has offered a full schedule of classes in Bryan/College Station since 1970. The Bryan Campus is located at 2423 Blinn Blvd., Bryan, Texas 77802. The RELLIS Campus opened in Fall 2018 and is located at 3100 TX-47, Bryan, TX 77807. The Post Office Campus is located at 301 Post Office Street (off Texas Ave.), Bryan, Texas 77801; and the . Agriculture and Workforce Education Complex is located at 1244 7th Street, Bryan, Texas 77807

A campus was opened in Schulenburg, Texas (Fayette County), in the fall of 1997. It is located at 100 Ranger Drive, Schulenburg, Texas 78956.

A campus was opened in Sealy, Texas (Austin County), in the spring of 2005. It is located at 3701 Outlet Center Drive, Sealy, Texas 77474.

The Blinn College service area includes the following 13 counties: Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Lee, Madison, Waller and Washington Counties and parts of Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, and Walker Counties.

Blinn College Alma Mater

Dear College we, our hearts to thee have holden
By loyal love for each familiar scene,
Our faithful pledge to thee is ever golden
On our dear Blinn the sun of glory beams
Our song to thee we raise in joyous praise,
Our song to thee we raise in praise.

The children we, our love and pride confessing

Within thy walls we find a pleasant home;
And may strive to bring a greater glory
To crown thee now, and thro’ years to come,
And may we strive to bring a greater glory

To crown three now, thro’ the years to come.

Athletic Nickname

Buccaneer

Blinn College Fight Song

Fight, Fight you Blinn Buccaneers
Fight on to victory amid our cheers
You’re the masters of the ball
You’ll never falter, never fall
With colors waving, Fight on, team fight
You’ll make a touchdown for blue and white
Win or lose you’ll always know
We’re for you Blinn Buccaneers.

Fight, Fight, Fight Team Fight
Fight, Fight, Blue and White
B U C S Blinn Buccaneers Fight
Team Fight.

Colors

Blue and White