Harold Nolte, active as district president of Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, from 2011 to 2015, served as executive administrator of the board of trustees and the district. During his time there, Harold Nolte continued to support Blinn College’s relationship with Texas A&M University through the joint development of an engineering academy.
Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham (TEAB) is a partnership with Texas A&M’s Dwight Look College of Engineering that offers Blinn College students the opportunity to be co-enrolled at both colleges while completing their engineering degree. As part of a residency community, Academy students are enrolled in first-year math, science, and engineering courses on Blinn’s Brenham campus, with the latter being taught by Texas A&M instructors. Upon completion of certain math requirements, students of the program receive optional early entry to Texas A&M’s engineering major.
TEAB students receive access to engineering courses that have previously been reserved for Dwight Look College students, as well as the opportunity to participate in various student organizations and activities of both institutions.