WHEREAS, Brazosport College is celebrating its 50th
  anniversary during the 2018-2019 school year, and this is a
  fitting opportunity to take note of its outstanding record of
  service to the students of southern Brazoria County; and
         WHEREAS, Originally known as Brazosport Junior College,
  the school enrolled its first 879 students in the fall of 1968,
  and it graduated its inaugural class in 1970, when the name was
  changed to Brazosport College; this venerable institution has
  benefited from the leadership of four presidents, including
  Dr. J. R. Jackson, Dr. W. A. Bass, Dr. John R. Grable, and the
  current president, Dr. Millicent Valek, who has served since
  1996; and
         WHEREAS, Situated on a spacious 156-acre campus in Lake
  Jackson, Brazosport College has experienced impressive growth
  over the past two decades; in 2002, the Corporate Learning Center
  and the Bill and Julia May Children's Center were built, and in
  2005, the music venue The Clarion was added; in recent years, the
  school has seen the construction of the BASF Center for Process
  Technology, the Byron and Sandra Sadler Health Professions and
  Science Complex, the Dow Academic Center, and a new student
  pavilion; moreover, the BCPC Welding Technologies Lab and the
  Freeport LNG Crafts Academy were dedicated in 2016; and
         WHEREAS, Brazosport College received accreditation as a
  baccalaureate-level institution in 2004, and it offers four-year
  programs in industrial and health services management, along
  with two-year degree and certification programs for a wide
  variety of careers; its 300 faculty members serve the educational
  needs of 4,000 degree students each semester and 4,000 continuing
  education students each year, as well as 20,000 participants in
  business and industry training; and
         WHEREAS, The Brazosport College Foundation has done
  outstanding work raising funds for the college, including $5.6
  million for the Building a Legacy Campaign in 2002, $5.5 million
  with the Your College Capital Campaign in 2008, and $3 million with
  the Crafts Academy Capital Campaign in 2015; in 2013 and 2015, the
  college was named a Top 10 Community College in the nation by the
  Aspen Institute, and in 2010, 2013, and 2016, the school was
  certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream; and
         WHEREAS, For half a century, Brazosport College has
  remained committed to meeting the educational needs of its
  students, and the school has played a vital role in helping many
  Texans build a bright and prosperous future for themselves; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby congratulate Brazosport College on its 50th
  anniversary and extend to all those associated with the college
  sincere best wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  Brazosport College as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on March 5, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate