Final exams are May 9-15 at Galveston College. The Office of Student Activities, in conjunction with the Student Government Association, has planned a variety of activities to help students, faculty and staff decompress before finals.
Schedule of Events
Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, May 1
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cheney Student Center
Come enjoy a sweet treat!
15-Minute Chair Massages
Thursday, May 2
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium
Relax your muscles. Soothe your stress. Treat yourself to a free chair massage with Therapeutic HealthWorks!
$3 Movie Night: “Avengers: Endgame”
Friday, May 3
Arrive by 3:30 p.m.
Movie Starts at 4 p.m.
Premiere Cinemas, Galveston
The Avengers take a final stand against Thanos in Marvel Studios’ conclusion to 22 films, “Avengers: Endgame.” Pick up a $3 ticket in Student Activities in the Cheney Student Center to see the movie that has smashed every imaginable box-office record!
Snacks with Friends
Monday, May 6
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium
Come enjoy free snacks, board games, music and more!
Tuesday, May 7
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Abe and Annie Seibel Wing Lawn
De-stress with a little friendly competition! Horseshoes, badminton, beanbag toss, soccer and football!
For more information, contact Cynthia Parra in Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
The Sigma Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges at Galveston College, inducted 28 new members into the organization at an April 22 ceremony in Moody Hall.
To be eligible for membership, students must be enrolled in an accredited institution offering an associate-degree program, have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree and have a grade-point of 3.5.
Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa include Illeana Amaya, Jhanna Antonio, Michael Brown, Ellie Byrom, Jesus Castillo, Katherine Cleveland, Thien Dang, Alexandra Demack, Elizabeth Donlon, Elicia Dunn, David Gage, Zoe George, Marisela Guillory, McKenzie (Raegan) Holmes, Ginger Jackson, Dillon Jones, Annalise Martinez, Alyssa Morales, Rachel Moulder, Ondrea Pasley, Erica Pidatella, Kendall Robinson, Venessa Rocha, Kathryn Rodriguez, Kelly Shepherd, Lauren Simpton, Enrique Villareal and Kara Wofford.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The organization provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
To view more photos from the ceremony, click here.Read More
The Galveston College Student Government Association celebrated its incoming and outgoing officers at an induction ceremony April 11 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.
David Gage was inducted 2019-2020 president. Also recognized were incoming officers Stephanie Sagastume, vice president; Graciela Salinas, secretary; Ivan Escalante, treasurer; and Shona Gastian, historian.
Outgoing officers recognized during the evening were Ivan Escalante, president; McKenzie Holmes, vice president; Maura Williams, treasurer; and Maurissa Pena, historian.
President Escalante noted a number of SGA accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year, including:
- the establishment of the Food for Thought mobile farmers market;
- attending Community College Day at the Texas State Capitol;
- monthly presentations at the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents meetings;
- participation in two Mardi Gras parades; and
- attending the Sam Houston State University Diversity Leadership Conference with other student organization leaders.
The students recognized a number of individuals, including Cynthia Parra, Student Activities coordinator and SGA adviser; Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services; Priselda Perez, director of Upward Bound; Rosie Rios, Upward Bound academic coordinator; Gabriela Zepeda, Upward Bound administrative assistant; Trish Szymanski, digital communications and web services manager; Sandi Smith, graphics specialist; and Carol Langston, director of public affairs and SGA co-adviser.
Above: The Galveston College Student Government Association recognized outgoing officers and inducted new officers for 2019-2020 on April 11. Pictured (front row from left) are McKenzie Holmes, 2018-19 vice president; Stephanie Sagastume, 2019-20 vice president; Maurissa Pena, 2018-19 historian; (back row from left) Carol Langston, SGA co-adviser; Cynthia Parra, SGA adviser; Ivan Escalante, 2018-19 president and 2019-20 treasurer; David Gage, 2019-20 president; Shona Gastian, 2019-20 historian; Graciela Salinas, 2019-20 secretary; ; Shona Gastian, 2019-20 historian; and Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services. Not pictured is Maura Williams, 2018-19 treasurer.Read More
Twenty-five years ago, the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team ascended to the pinnacle of athletic success by winning the 1994 National Junior College Athletic Association Division I title in only its third year of intercollegiate athletic competition.
On Thursday, April 25, the current Whitecaps team, coaches and fans will honor the 1994 Junior College World Series champs at “Turn Back the Clock Day” prior to the 4 p.m. doubleheader with the San Jacinto College Gators at Bernard Davis Field, 81st Street and Frank Guisti Drive, Galveston
The Whitecaps will wear throwback uniforms, and there will be a bounce house for the kids, free popcorn, music and fun. The games are free and open to the public.
In June 1994, the Whitecaps took the field in the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado, determined to improve on their third-place finish of the previous year. The team responded remarkably to the pressures of the series competition, winning six of seven games to take the coveted crown and finish the season with 54 wins against only 14 defeats.
Although each team member made a significant contribution to the Whitecaps’ success, several players also earned individual honors. Jose Rosado, Roman Escamilla, Stephen Randolph, William Roland, Dominic Hernandez, Justin Bowles and Mark Cridland were named to the NJCAA World Series all-tournament team. Jose Rosado also was tabbed the series most valuable player and most valuable pitcher, and Justin Bowles was chosen NJCAA first team All-American and Baseball America junior college player of the year.
Other Whitecaps receiving recognition for their performance during conference and postseason regional tournament competition included Mark Manbeck, Chris Olson, Stephen Watson, Scott Morrison, Collin Wissen and Karl Chatman.
Inspiration and determined leadership were the hallmark of head Coach Dick Smith, who led his players in baseball fundamentals and ignited their desire to excel both individually and as a team. For his superior efforts, Coach Smith was honored as NJCAA and ABCA coach of the year in 1994.
Dr. Marc Nigliazzo, president of Galveston College in 1994 and founder of the Whitecaps baseball program, said at the time the team’s championship in only its third year of competition far exceeded his original expectations. He said his primary goal was to provide “an opportunity for 30 to 40 kids to compete in intercollegiate athletics and to receive a good education. The rest was gravy.”
This exemplary group of men and their coaches has been a tremendous source of pride for the Whitecaps athletic program, student-athletes, coaches, students, faculty and staff of Galveston College and their many fans in the community for a quarter of a century. Their exceptional accomplishments have rightfully earned them honors from the city of Galveston, Galveston County and the state of Texas.
In recognition of the 25th anniversary of Galveston College winning the national championship, the Whitecaps are proud to play Thursday in honor of the 1994 NJCAA World Series champions.Read More
The Galveston College Theatre department will present “Jungalbook” on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The performances are free and open to the public.
In this dramatization by Edward Mast based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling, Mowgli, the rescued child, grows up in the concrete jungle, raised on the streets and learns the rules of society from Baloo. Sherakhan sees the outsider as a threat and has a vendetta against Mowgli, but Bagheera, his secret protector, won’t let any harm come to the boy.
Mowgli grows up wild and unconcerned, believing he is just like everyone else and that the streets are his home. While he learns the laws of this modern jungle, Mowgli begins to understand his own identity and that he has no place in this society.
As tensions grow between Mowgli and Sherakhan, the boy must choose whether to disregard his society’s strict moral code or leave the only place he has called home.
Company members include Eva Arita, Daniel Bourque, Eddie Cobbs, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Melina Moore, Andrea Parsons, Eric Scales and Wrath Sorrell.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. The running time for each performance is approximately two hours with one 15-minute intermission.
For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts, at (409) 944-1398 or email@example.com.Read More
The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on Wednesday, April 10, appointed Mary R. Longoria of Galveston to fill the unexpired term of longtime Regent Florentino “Tino” Gonzalez, who died Jan. 22 following a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Regent Longoria received the oath of office from Carla Biggers, executive assistant to the president, with a crowd of well-wishers in attendance, including family members, friends and her students from the Ser y Hacer adult education citizenship and English language program, which she co-founded.
In other action, the board approved final design concepts for renovation of the student services area on the first floor of historic Moody Hall.
Funded by a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the renovation of key student services spaces is part of a multi-year initiative designed to improve student success, retention, persistence to graduation and transfer among Galveston College’s student population.
Dr. Myles Shelton, college president, said the concept, presented by PBK Architects of The Woodlands, Texas, features an open and welcoming design that infuses current technology with spaces for student study.
“Technology has changed dramatically since the last renovation of Moody Hall in 1991,” Dr. Shelton said. “It’s important for colleges to have learning and student services spaces that address the ever-evolving needs of our students and communities.”
The project will go to bid in the coming weeks and construction will take place during the summer months. During construction, the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Continuing Education will relocate to the Cheney Student Center. The project is scheduled for completion by the beginning of the fall semester.
In other business, the board:
- approved the reappointment of full-time faculty for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
- accepted and approved final payment to J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC for the Mary Moody Northen Center window/curtain wall replacement project.
- approved the 2020-2021 academic calendar.
- nominated Regent Armin Cantini for service on the Community College Association of Texas Trustees Board of Directors for 2019-2021. Regent Raymond Lewis currently serves on the board as past president of the organization.
- approved the purchase of computers for the testing center at a cost of $4,113.
- accepted the resignation of Chase McGlinchey, instructor of Emergency Medical Services.
Above: Carla Biggers, executive assistant to the president, administers the oath of office to new Galveston College Regent Mary Longoria, as her husband, Dr. Abel Longoria, Board of Regents Chair Karen Flowers and Board of Regents Vice Chair Fred Raschke look on.Read More
- blood pressure checks by Galveston College Nursing and Emergency Medical Services students and faculty;
- immunizations for participants eight years of age and older by Walmart Pharmacy;
- free flu shots donated by American National Insurance Co. and provided by Affinity Immediate Care;
- HIV testing and information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by Access Care of Coastal Texas (ACCT);
- one free hour of yoga from 12-1 p.m. with Galveston College yoga instructor Jim Turner;
- information and pre-registration packets by UTMB Health Radiography-Breast Imaging;
- games and prizes by Anytime Fitness and
- healthy snacks by Galveston College Culinary Arts.
The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present a “Financial Aid 101” Success Seminar on Thursday, April 18, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 251 of Regents Hall at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.
“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College. “
For more information, contact Parra at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
Registration for the 2019 summer and fall semesters will open on Monday, April 15, at Galveston College.
Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Summer I classes begin Monday, June 10. Summer II classes begin Monday, July 15. The fall 2019 semester begins Monday, Aug. 26.
To search for summer and fall classes, visit http://gc.edu/search-for-classes.
New students can apply for admission at https://gc.edu/admissions/steps-to-enroll/ or applytexas.org.
Students registering from April 15-Aug. 30 for the fall 2019 semester have access to a new FACTS monthly payment plan option. Payments may be made via e-Cashier by automatic bank payment or credit card. Additional information is on the Whitecaps portal.
For more information, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-4242 or email@example.com.Read More
Galveston College will celebrate Spring Fling 2019 on Wednesday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Seibel Wing Lawn on the Galveston College main campus, 4015 Avenue Q.
There will be free popcorn, hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and chips, as well as a variety of booths, games and DIY crafts.
In the event of rain, Spring Fling will take place in the Hermes Fitness Center Gym and under the Hermes carport.Read More