Feb. 23, 2016

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Blinn trustees authorize $38.8 million bond sale to fund Phase 1 construction of new Bryan campus

February 23, 2016

Blinn trustees authorize $38.8 million bond sale to fund Phase 1 construction of new Bryan campus

New campus will allow Blinn to expand its offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

The Blinn College Board of Trustees adopted a resolution Tuesday authorizing the issuance of approximately $38.8 million in Washington County Junior College District Combined Fee Revenue Bonds to fund Phase 1 development of its new campus in Bryan.

In addition to the approximately $9.6 million in bank-qualified bonds sold in November 2015, this completes the estimated $46.5 million funding for the project.

Announced in 2015, the new 95-acre campus will be located at 851 N. Harvey Mitchell Parkway and ultimately will serve as many as 15,000 students. Complementing Blinn’s current Bryan campus on Villa Maria Road, the new campus will allow Blinn to develop additional science, technology, engineering and mathematics offerings and expand its workforce, technical, research and health-related education programs.

Phase 1 of the project will serve approximately 2,500 students, and includes an academic building, a student resource building and approximately 800 parking spaces. The four-story academic building will include 18 classrooms and eight laboratories, while the student resource center will include a library, study and leisure space, campus police and other student services.

Phase 1 is scheduled for completion in time for the Fall 2017 semester.

For more information on the new campus, please visit: www.blinn.edu/expansion/.

About Blinn College

With an enrollment of 19,422 students, Blinn ranks among the nation’s leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.

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Media Contact:

Richard Bray

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

Blinn College

Office: 979-209-7285

Cell: 979-220-5554

Richard.Bray@blinn.edu

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