Author: Carol Langston

Galveston College announces fall 2019 honor students

Students named to the President’s List, Vice President’s List and Dean’s List for fall 2019 at Galveston College have been announced. Combined, the group has 337 students.

The three lists recognize students who achieved the highest grade-point averages while enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of study.

The President’s List includes students who have a 3.9 semester grade-point average or better. The Vice President’s List includes students who have a grade-point average of 3.6 but less than 3.9. The Dean’s List includes students who have a grade point average of 3.2 but less than 3.6.

Students are listed by designation, state and hometown.

Person First Name Person Last Name Person Address City Person Address State

President’s List

Texas

Liam Beaumont, Alvin

Jacob Easley, Alvin

Rene Navarro, Alvin

Vanessa Richardson, Angleton

Karli Newton, Bayou Vista

Jennifer Neisig, Brenham

Mirye An, Carrollton

Bryan Kuhn, Carrollton

Michelle Tomei, Carrollton

Darla Nunez, Dallas

Carnae Dillard, Denton

James Atchley, Dickinson

Robert Sanchez, Fort Worth

Illeana Amaya, Galveston

Hemal Amin, Galveston

Joshua Bailey, Galveston

Eliana Barlow, Galveston

Jose Becerril, Galveston

Lily Benavidez, Galveston

Sierra Benjey, Galveston

Courtney Berry, Galveston

Aaron Bouwkamp, Galveston

Rosie Bui, Galveston

Julie Butler, Galveston

Jessica Castro, Galveston

Larry Chambers, Galveston

Cynthia Christensen, Galveston

Samantha Coffey, Galveston

Isabella Corrales, Galveston

Kodiak Cox, Galveston

Richard Crawford, Galveston

Jose Cuenca Bazan, Galveston

Brittany Diaz, Galveston

Diane Edmonds, Galveston

Robert Ellis, Galveston

Britney Fletcher, Galveston

Mariana Flores Gonzalez, Galveston

Ryan Fullerton, Galveston

Jordan Garcia Covarrubias, Galveston

Dennis Gardner, Galveston

Daniel Golan, Galveston

Vincente Gonzalez, Galveston

Michael Green, Galveston

Tavin Grey, Galveston

Margarita Guerrero, Galveston

Heidi Haglund, Galveston

Brandi Hardeman, Galveston

Luke Havard, Galveston

Ronald Henriquez, Mancia Galveston

Earika Hermann, Galveston

Tyszhe Herron, Galveston

David Iadarola, Galveston

Laura Jimenez, Galveston

Reed Jones, Galveston

Anupama Kandel, Galveston

Roza Kastis, Galveston

Devlyn Mahanay, Galveston

Alexis Makris, Galveston

Richard Mancuso, Galveston

Nataly Mendieta, Rosas Galveston

Kaitlyn Mixon, Galveston

Devonte Moffett, Galveston

Ruben Morales, Galveston

Alec Muniz, Galveston

Ma Noviz Nevarez, Galveston

Jose Olguin Azcona, Galveston

Liliana Oseguera, Galveston

Jake Pritchett, Galveston

Jaime Quintanilla, Galveston

Sophia Ramirez, Galveston

Dario Ramirez Pico, Galveston

Kyra Ramos, Galveston

Brianna Reyes, Galveston

Joel Rivera, Galveston

Fernando Robles, Galveston

Jordan Rocha, Galveston

Jeremy Ross, Galveston

Maggie Rushing, Galveston

Mariana Salinas, Galveston

Elissiana Santiso, Galveston

Marsha Scoggin, Galveston

Julia Sierra, Galveston

Caleb Smith, Galveston

Grace Smith, Galveston

Josalyn Malyce Taylor, Galveston

Abigail Teague, Galveston

Caroline Termini, Galveston

Elizabath Thomas, Galveston

Jonisha Tisino, Galveston

David Ton, Galveston

Jesus Torres, Galveston

Catalina Tovar, Galveston

Alexandra Vasut, Galveston

Julianna Wagner, Galveston

Jaelyn Williams, Galveston

Roshawn Williams, Galveston

Michael Wilson, Galveston

Justin Wood, Galveston

Miguel Yanes, Galveston

Trevor Graham, Hico

Kari Bey, Hitchcock

Valeriia Chukhnenko, Hitchcock

Tracey Johnfroe, Hitchcock

Kristen Alfrey, Houston

Juanita Cantu, Houston

Reah Kelly, Houston

Jordyn Peck, Houston

Ricardo Rivera, Houston

Sylvia Rodriguez, Houston

Steven Yancey, Houston

Nicole Farnham, Kemah

Jason Brown, La Marque

Michele Garza, La Marque

Christian Rodriguez, La Marque

Katelyn Buechter, Lake Jackson

Nicholas Callies, League City

Miranda Fowler, League City

Keith Grumbles, League City

Jaime Lopez, League City

Christina Trevino, League Ctiy

Grace Hamilton, Nederland

Cora Harrington, Orange

Sarah Filip, Palacios

Brenna Nguyen, Port Arthur

Brittney Buchanan, Richardson

John Erfe, Richmond

Joshua Graham, San Leon

Mackenzie Dobbs, Santa Fe

Brent Black, Seabrook

Hailey Smith, Spring Branch

Michelle De Salvo, Texas City

Shona Gastian, Texas City

Kyle Griffin, Texas City

Victoran Johnson, Texas City

Tyrone Melanson, Texas City

Hunter Green, Vidor

Washington

Brianna Vantrojen, Bremerton

Vice President’s List

Texas

Brandi Garza, Alvin

Yeslin Rivas, Bacliff

Mikaela Clark, Beaumont

Yanet Vargas-Rojas, Dallas

Jordan Rasmussen, Dayton

Sarah Jones, De Berry

Abigail Forrest, Dickinson

Jacob Allen, Galveston

Chantelle Anderson, Galveston

Gabriela Bailon, Galveston

Savanna Benjey, Galveston

Michael Brown, Galveston

Jakolby Bryant, Galveston

Ty Burchfield, Galveston

Alexandria Carattini, Galveston

Yaquelin Caro, Galveston

Zeyla Carranza, Galveston

Annmarie Castro, Galveston

Benjamin Coulson, Galveston

Shelby Daues, Galveston

Norman Dorise, Galveston

Jennifer Escalante, Prieto Galveston

Ulises Garcia, Galveston

Kelsey Gaspard, Galveston

Zoe George, Galveston

Natalie Henson, Galveston

Adan Hernandez, Galveston

Cristal Hernandez, Galveston

Brillist Herrera, Galveston

Tobi Holthusen, Galveston

Gabrielle Hosler, Galveston

William Hosler, Galveston

Rawand Hudaifa, Galveston

Ginger Jackson, Galveston

Paula Jackson, Galveston

Noah Jansen, Galveston

James Jobe, Galveston

Aaron Jones, Galveston

Wai Kaung, Galveston

Alexis Lapoint, Galveston

Juan Lara Del Cid, Galveston

Gabriella Lopez, Galveston

Andrea Lopez-Trejo, Galveston

Noemi Mata, Galveston

Andrew Medina, Galveston

Kaylyn Monnell, Galveston

Delaney Murphy, Galveston

Connor Murphy Mauldin, Galveston

Sierra Newell, Galveston

Kayla Olguin, Galveston

Patricia Phol, Galveston

Iliana Pittman, Galveston

Regina Roach, Galveston

Mikaela Rule, Galveston

Jessica Sanchez, Galveston

Cade Sattelmaier, Galveston

Caitlyn Savage, Galveston

Dazjah Shannon, Galveston

Tiffany Sherman, Galveston

Kenneth Simpson, Galveston

Carlisha Sinegaure, Galveston

Alicia Villarreal, Galveston

Marterell Benamon, Garland

Nathaniel Jackson, High Island

Elizabeth Miracle, High Island

Alondra Saucedo, Hitchcock

Jovaunia Smith, Hitchcock

Robert Berger, Houston

Cori Icenhower, Houston

Kenton Taylor, Houston

Stephen Amy, Jamaica Beach

Tanner Evans, Kingwood

Laura Guerrero, La Marque

James Pace, La Marque

Yvonne Shaw, La Marque

Kelsey Bollinger, Lake Jackson

Cindy Bonilla Banegas, League City

Brannen Jones, League City

Corey Lanier, League City

Celene Nunez, League City

Makinzie Romrell, League City

T’yuana Sanders, League City

Kayleigh Deakle, Mont Belvieu

Michael Boyett, Newton

Michael Lee, Orange

Brandi Smith, Pearland

Ashley Honeycutt, Santa Fe

Dylan Whitehurst, Santa Fe

Tamikia Clemons, Texas City

Jeraud Samuels, Texas City

Avery Feagin, Tiki Island

Justin Gentry, West

Dean’s List

Texas

Krysten Hurick, Abilene

Angelica Rios, Alvin

Eric Alvarado, Bulverde

Aleka Xayaseng, Call

Zachary Young, Deer Park

Melody Boatman, Dickinson

Lindsay Castro, Dickinson

April Reyes, Dickinson

Jessica Reyes, Dickinson

Josey Rolland, Dickinson

Delaini Daughenbaugh, Flower Mound

Bryan Klemme, Friendswood

Ashley Silvas, Fulshear

Roxana Arrazola, Galveston

Eden Atkinson, Galveston

Chana Baggett, Galveston

Melody Benavides Carreon, Galveston

Richard Beverlin, Galveston

Wyatt Bomberger, Galveston

Stannesha Davis, Galveston

Jacob Flores, Galveston

Ludwika Franco, Galveston

Jonathan Gomez, Galveston

Macy Gutierrez, Galveston

Nieasha Hayes, Galveston

Glenda Hernandez, Galveston

Jose Hernandez, Galveston

Bernardino Hernandez, Estrada Galveston

Brandon Jackson, Galveston

Diya Jaison, Galveston

Cody Jones, Galveston

Kristopher Kuenning, Galveston

Abigail Larios, Galveston

Rosa Marsh, Galveston

Bruno Martinez, Galveston

Roxana Martinez, Galveston

Ramon Martinez-Rodriguez, Galveston

Cecille Maxey, Galveston

William McQuitty, Galveston

Branden Medina, Galveston

Daniela Miskowic-Fajardo, Galveston

Franche Moore, Galveston

Maviridiana Morales, Galveston

Coby Moseley, Galveston

Jamarkis Nwadiei, Galveston

Marco Paessler, Galveston

Isabel Peralta, Galveston

Tyrell Randle, Galveston

James Rodgers, Galveston

Christine Romero, Galveston

Melody Rumion, Galveston

Kimberly Sanchez, Galveston

Ramius Sanchez, Galveston

Andre Sellers, Galveston

Eric Silva, Galveston

Cristina Simon, Galveston

Vividiana Solis, Galveston

Amanda Thomas, Galveston

Jessica Thornton, Galveston

Patrick Unbehagen, Galveston

Gianna Viggiano, Galveston

Jasmian Walker, Galveston

Megan Ward, Galveston

Robert Ward, Galveston

Madison Westhause, Galveston

Sparkle White, Galveston

Brandon Worthen, Galveston

Tailey Wright, Galveston

Macey Impson, Hemphill

Brittney Borden, High Island

Lindsay Miracle, High Island

Destiny Barrientos, Hitchcock

Daniel Bourque, Houston

April Espinoza, Houston

Kiyona Mack, Houston

Sugey Bautista Pacheco, La Marque

Sylvia Perales-Lee, La Marque

Saylaion Dunlap, Lake Jackson

Willis Coleman, League City

Ty Luper, League City

Erik Norred, League City

Danee Plante, League City

Liz Waweru, League City

Brittney Wingate, League City

Odette Lopez, Lufkin

Abby Anderson, Orange

Rachel Andrews, Pasadena

Brandon Trevino, Pasadena

Lea Siltberg, Pflugerville

Leslie Fonseca, Port Arthur

Vincent Havens, Port Bolivar

Cali Sundseth, Port Bolivar

Michael Tovar, Port Bolivar

Koby Dutka, Richmond

James Shaver, Santa Fe

Jean Sheppard, Santa Fe

Vanessa Stilwell, Santa Fe

Sydnye Cromwell, Spring

Jenny Liu, Sugar Land

Briana Carter, Texas City

Katina Frank, Texas City

Bethany Maness, Texas City

Andres Ramos, Texas City

Citlalli Ramos, Texas City

Alexis Vela, Texas City

Raylene Zaragoza, Texas City

Hawaii

Chaesten Chon, Pearl City

Louisiana

Chesni Jones, Sulphur

 

Spring 2020 Food for Thought market dates set

Galveston College has announced spring 2020 distribution dates for the Food for Thought mobile food distribution on the college’s main campus at Avenue Q 1/2 and 39th Street and at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway Street.
Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, check-in, distribution and clean up.
Market dates and times are as follows:
Galveston College Main Campus
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 10 a.m.
Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center
  • Friday, Feb, 7, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.
Food for Thought is a partnership between Galveston College, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank through its Food for Change food scholarship initiative.
The Food for Thought market gives students access to fresh produce, meats and other groceries on the Galveston College campus, enabling them to save money for other necessities and to maintain their focus on school.
Currently enrolled students can obtain client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or the office at the Applied Technology Center and enroll online by visiting the Food for Change page on the Houston Food Bank website.
Students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets by using the  Houston Food Bank Mobile App . Food for Change markets are labeled to help clients identify all markets available to all Food for Change recipients.
For more information and to volunteer to assist with the program, contact Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services, at rcrumedy@gc.edu.
Whitecaps Logo

Galveston College unveils new athletics logo

Galveston College has unveiled a new athletics logo and mascot just in time for the spring 2020 baseball and softball seasons.

The comprehensive redesign includes a distinct logo, new wordmark and new colors to reflect the college’s official royal blue and orange colors, which replaced blue and rust in 2018.

“The new logo features a blue wave with a foamy crest and a friendly but fierce expression,” said Carol Langston, director of public affairs. “We have had a great reaction from students, faculty and staff, and we are excited to introduce our new athletics brand to our fans in the community.”

This is the college’s first mascot and first logo update since Galveston College launched its sports teams under the name Whitecaps in 1992.

“Having a strong and recognizable brand is important to Galveston College and our high-performing athletics program,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “The new Whitecaps logo provides us with a more powerful connection to our fans and our community. It also allows us to more seamlessly elevate the entire college’s visibility in the region, state and nation.”

The new Whitecaps wordmark will be featured on baseball uniforms this spring and new softball uniforms in 2021. Any new uniforms or equipment will include the new branding. The old Whitecaps wordmark will remain in use with some items as it is phased out.

The new logo also will be featured on athletics apparel, signage and the athletics website.

The rebranding project, which began a year ago, was conducted by the college’s Public Affairs department and the college’s Communication, Marketing and Advertising Committee comprised of faculty, staff and students.

The college will conduct a mascot naming contest during the spring 2020 semester.

Spring 2020 Food for Thought market dates set

Galveston College has announced spring 2020 distribution dates for the Food for Thought mobile food distribution on the college’s main campus at Avenue Q 1/2 and 39th Street and at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway Street.

Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, check-in, distribution and clean up.

Market dates and times are as follows:

Galveston College Main Campus

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 10 a.m.

Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center

  • Friday, Feb, 7, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.

Food for Thought is a partnership between Galveston College, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank through its Food for Change food scholarship initiative.

The Food for Thought market gives students access to fresh produce, meats and other groceries on the Galveston College campus, enabling them to save money for other necessities and to maintain their focus on school.

Currently enrolled students can obtain client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or the office at the Applied Technology Center and enroll online by visiting the Food for Change page on the Houston Food Bank website.

Students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets by using the Houston Food Bank Mobile App. Food for Change markets are labeled to help clients identify all markets available to all Food for Change recipients.

For more information and to volunteer to assist with the program, contact Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services, at rcrumedy@gc.edu.

Spring 2020 general registration is Jan. 13-15

General registration for the spring 2020 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 13-15, on the first floor of Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Late registration is set for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The spring course schedule includes classes in accounting, art, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, computed tomography, cosmetology, computer and network administration, computer science, criminal justice, culinary arts, developmental studies, diagnostic medical sonography, drama, economics, education, electrical and electronics technology, emergency medical services, engineering, English, environmental science, government, health information and healthcare management.

Also, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), history, humanities, instrumentation technology, kinesiology/physical education, law enforcement, learning framework, magnetic resonance imaging, mathematics, medical administration, music, nuclear medicine, nursing, philosophy, physics, psychology, radiation therapy, radiography, sociology, Spanish, speech, surgical technology, vocational nursing and welding technology.

New students can apply for admission at https://gc.edu/admissions/new-students/ or applytexas.org. To view the complete schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

For more information, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at admissions@gc.edu or (409) 944-1230.

39th Annual Share Your Holidays is huge success

The 39th Annual ABC13 Share Your Holidays food drive at Ball High School on Friday, Dec. 6, was a huge success.

Members of the Ball High School band, cheerleaders, Tornettes, Ballet Folklorico, as well as the Parker Elementary School Elite students, entertained the public and Share Your Holidays community partners as they dropped off nonperishable food and monetary donations that benefited the Galveston County Food Bank.

A total of 25,603 pounds of food and more than $1,000 in monetary contributions were collected by the end of the day.

Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services at Galveston College, Shelia Fields, second year coordinator for the Galveston College Nursing program, and Galveston College students Kyle Hendrix, Justin Clary, Anastasia Venegas, Eva Rios and Iraida Tzoy joined community members, Ball High School students and students from throughout Galveston in volunteering at the event.

The food will be distributed by the Galveston County Food Bank to local families in need during the holiday season.

Mike Dudas, media arts coach at Ball High School, is the coordinator for Share Your Holidays-Galveston. Robyn R. Bushong serves as community partners/publicity coordinator.

Above: Shelia Fields, second year coordinator for the Galveston College Nursing program, and Galveston College students Kyle Hendrix, Justin Clary, Anastasia Venegas and Eva Rios volunteer at the 39th Annual Share Your Holidays food drive Friday, Dec. 6, at Ball High School.

Galveston College Quickstart program ignites student’s passion for electrical engineering

Before signing up for Galveston College’s Quickstart program in January 2018, Alexandria Reese had a high school diploma and had taken a few Galveston College courses, but was uncertain as to her career direction. Her two children were toddlers, and she was barely making it with minimum wage jobs.

Then she heard about Continuing Education’s Quickstart Electrical Helper classes, enrolled, and was accepted. Until the last two weeks of class, she had no car. She walked or took the bus from 53rd Street and Avenue S to class at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center four times each week and walked home each night.

Leaving class at 10:30 p.m. and walking home in January and February was really cold, she recalls, but even after the first night, “I had something to hope for, something I could use the next day. It was hard, but it was my piece of peace.”

Within about six weeks she developed enough electrical skills to get a part-time job at a hotel, bought a $500 car and finished the eight-week program. It also gave her direction in life. She realized that she wanted to work in the electrical field and eventually she decided on her career goal: to become an electrical engineer.

“Electricity is like me,” she says. “You look at a wire or a switch and think you know what it is, but you don’t really understand it until you sit down and really study it. People think they understand me by looking at me, but until they see what’s inside and analyze what they learn about me, they don’t really know me.”

She continued to work at the hotel and got promoted to head of maintenance, but she wasn’t quite ready mentally or financially to continue her studies in the Electrical and Electronics Technology degree program following a violent assault.

Now, stabilized at the Resource and Crisis Shelter of Galveston County, she finds that she cannot wallow in pain and is now completing the enrollment process.

“I had to get going to school. I need to support my children’s stability, no matter how down I am. If I give up, I provide ammunition to the children to give up. I can never give up. School is my safe haven. You can turn lemons into lemonade.”

Alexandria hopes to finish her Associate of Applied Science degree within a year and transfer to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she will finish her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering by 2022.

Study abroad in Costa Rica and stay in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Galveston College will sponsor a study-abroad trip to Costa Rica from Sunday, June 7, to Friday, June 19, at the Soltis Center for Research and Education in San Isidro.

Cost of the trip is $2,250, which includes a round-trip flight, in-country travel, planned excursions, room and most meals, and travel insurance. Travel cost does not include tuition and fees, which are estimated at $362 in district. Scholarships are available for Galveston College STEM Honors students.

To reserve a spot, submit the study abroad reservation form here and pay a deposit of $250 by March 30.

Once a spot is reserved, participants must register for Galveston College Environmental Science summer 2020 course ENVI 1301 or 1101 and/or Federal Government course GOVT 2305. Registration opens April 13.

Payment in full for the trip is due by April 30.

For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Metoyer at smetoyer@gc.edu or Dr. Ana Sanchez at asanchez@gc.edu.

This opportunity is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1565155.

Galveston College Community Chorale to bring ‘Tidings of Joy’ to community

“Tidings of Joy” is the theme of the Galveston College Community Chorale’s annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, Texas. The free concert is open to the public.
Under the direction of Michael Gilbert, the chorale will feature a performance of “Christmas Day: Choral Fantasy on Old Carols” by English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934) accompanied by a string ensemble and organ. Holst is best known for his masterpiece ”The Planets.”
While music director at Morley College, Holst dedicated “Christmas Day” to the music students. It was first performed on Jan. 28, 1911. The piece is composed of four familiar Christmas carols with “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “The First Noel” as the most prominent.
The chorale also will perform other holiday music, including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Silent Night,” an early American hymn entitled “Brightest and Best,” along with such favorites as “Sleigh Ride” and Winter Wonderland.”
Internationally acclaimed organist, Ron Wyatt, the chorale’s accompanist, also will be featured in a special musical presentation on the pipe organ.
The chorale is composed of singers from the greater Galveston area and is open to individuals who are interested in singing and being a part of an outstanding choral organization.
For more information on joining the Galveston College Community Chorale, contact the Galveston College Continuing Education office at (409) 944-1344.