Galveston College celebrates 2018 Commencement Ceremony
Galveston College celebrated its 51st Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 11, at the Galveston Island Convention Center.
The college had a graduating class of 566 this year, compared to 490 in 2017, with 652 degrees and certificates awarded, compared to 552 in 2017.
The graduating class included 101 African American students, compared to 67 last year, and 210 Hispanic students versus 182 last year.
The class has 232 male students, which was an increase from last year, and 334 female students.
Challenge to the Graduates
Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, and Raymond Lewis, Jr., chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, challenged the graduates to pursue their dreams and to give back to their community and future students. Speakers included students Claire Rodriguez and Daniel Vela. Don Davison, president of the Faculty Senate, certified the graduates and Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, introduced the candidates for degrees and certificates.
Music was provided by the Galveston College Community Chorale Men’s Ensemble and TMH Company, featuring Katie Carrington, viola; Laura Cividino, violin; Annamarie Reader, cello; Hanna Watson, violin; and Theresa Hanebury, conductor.