BLINN COLLEGE INDUCTS 5 TO HALL OF HONOR

  

Blinn College held their Hall of Honor Luncheon Friday to induct 5 new members.  Ray Daugbjerg, Lawrence Hemann, Eunice Kelm, F.C. “Sonny” Schulte and Randy Wells were inducted into the Hall of Honor.  They will be joining the 92 other recipients of the Honor since 2003.

L to R - Nathan Van Noord, President Blinn College Alumni and Friends Association, Recipients F.C. "Sonny" Schulte, Ray Daugbjerg, Ruth Hemann (wife of recipient Lawrence Hemann), Eunice Steinfeld Kelm, and Rev. Randy Wells.

Ray Daugbjerg is a native of Houston and a 1964 graduate of Blinn College. He is a 1967 graduate of the University of Houston, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. His business career began with Honeywell Information Systems, where he became Marketing Manager of Small and Medium Systems in the Houston Region of Honeywell’s Southern Operations. He was elected President of the Honeywell Pacesetter Awards Club for outstanding sales performance and new business generation. In 1975, he joined the international management-consulting firm of Kepner-Tregoe, where he served as Director of Petro Chemicals USA.  He talked about his years at Blinn College at his induction:

 

Lawrence Hemann was born in Navasota and grew up on a Grimes County dairy farm. He was a 1952 graduate of Navasota High School, then attended Blinn College and graduated in 1959. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Agriculture degrees from Sam Houston State University and did post-graduate work at Texas A&M, Arizona State, and Colorado State universities. From 1964 until his retirement in 2000, Hemann was an agriculture instructor at the Blinn College-Brenham Campus. He was Chairman of the Applied Arts and Sciences Division and served as the College’s Director of Transportation. Hemann died in 2011 and is survived by his wife Ruth, son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Shelly Hemann, daughter and son-in-law Karen and Wil Schulz.

Eunice Steinfeld Kelm is a graduate of Brenham High School and part of four generations of graduates of Blinn College. She received a nursing degree from Hermann Hospital School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Prairie View A&M University.  She is a lifelong resident of Washington County and was a practicing registered nurse for 50 years at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.

F.C.”Sonny” Schulte is a lifelong resident of the Brenham/Washington County area. He was born in Independence in 1930.  He spent his formative years working in his parents’ general store in Clay, Texas. His first eight grades of education were in a one-room schoolhouse where one teacher taught all eight grades. Schulte moved to Brenham public schools in the 9th grade and graduated from Brenham High School in 1948.  He served as Administrative Assistant to Washington County’s Gus Mutscher, Texas Speaker of the House of Representatives, from 1968-72. After completing his work with the Legislature, Schulte continued his career with the State of Texas for another 11 years as District Supervisor and Assistant Director of Marketing with the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Rev. Randy Wells was born and raised in uptown New Orleans where he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans in sociology with a minor in political science (1990) and a Master of Social Work degree from Southern University at New Orleans (1996). Wells has dedicated more than three decades of his life working and developing national best practice programs for children, youth, and families. He currently serves as a member of the Blinn College Board of Trustees. Wells is Executive Director of Faith Mission and Help Center and Associate Minister for Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church.

 

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  1. So so proud of Mrs. Kelm and Mr. Schulte both of whom I know personally and who are both very nice good people. Both so deserving of this honor.

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