Leading lady of the Grassburr


Photo courtesy of Hannah Bahlman

After three years of being on staff for Student Publications, Hannah Bahlman, has been named the Editor-in-Chief of The Grassburr.

Senior history major, Hannah Bahlman, has been named The Grassburr 2020-2021 Editor-in-Chief.

Bahlman first joined student publications as a photographer and a writer for both the JTAC and Grassburr in fall 2017. This past year Hannah was an Assistant Editor for the Grassburr.

In 1916, on the campus of John Tarleton Agricultural College, The Grassburr, the official yearbook for Tarleton, was born.

Bahlman’s passion for designing yearbooks came from being the Editor-in-Chief of her high school yearbook at Evangel Classical Christian School in Birmingham, Ala.

Since coming to Tarleton, Bahlman has been a member of the Honors College. Bahlman is also the Vice President of Judicial Affairs for the Panhellenic Council. Since joining a panhellenic sorority, Bahlman has been an academic mentor, she has also been yell leader for three years.

“This yearbook is a Tarleton tradition. The work we put into producing this book is for the student body. We want to commemorate their years here,” Bahlman, said.

“When I realized that my time as EIC was coming to an end, I knew I needed someone reliable, independent, strong and creative to take over my role as EIC. The only person that I felt was qualified for this position was Hannah Bahlman,” the previous Grassburr Editor-in-Chief, Omar Herrera, said.

Herrera and Bahlman have worked together in student publications for three years. He encouraged her to apply to be a Grassburr Associate Editor in the summer of 2019.

“I am very proud of the person that she has become and will continue to be throughout the course of this book. Hannah will do great things with an amazing team and she will continue to create an important Tarleton tradition for this upcoming year.”

The advisor for the Grassburr, Hillary Trussell, is excited to see the direction Bahlman takes the Grassburr.

“Hannah’s creative eye and leadership skills make her the perfect person for the job. I’m very excited to see her vision for the yearbook come to life. Her dedication to the Grassburr over the last three years has been unwavering. I have no doubt that she will continue to be successful.”