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Galveston Kiwanis Club to honor Andre Deroeun at Whitecaps season opener

Galveston Kiwanis Club to honor Andre Deroeun at Whitecaps season opener

The Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team will take on the Temple College Leopards in its season opener Friday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. at Bernard Davis Field, 83rd Street and Frank Giusti Drive, Galveston, Texas.

At 2:45 p.m. prior to the game, the Galveston Kiwanis Club will make a presentation in honor of Andre DeRouen, a member of the Whitecaps baseball team from League City, Texas, who drowned last year while rescuing his brother from a neighborhood pond.

Houston Astros announcer Bob Ford will emcee the event. Admission is free.

For more information on Galveston College Athletics and the complete Whitecaps baseball schedule, please visit the official website.

Galveston College Quickstart program students

Galveston College Quickstart program students attend orientation

More than 40 Galveston College Quickstart program students attended an orientation program today for the eight-week training programs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.


High demand exists for electrical and HVAC helpers. These professions rank among the fastest growing trades. They provide stable, long-term employment with excellent opportunities for salary growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted 14% growth in the need for electricians and HVAC technicians between 2014 and 2024. Each industry is adding tens of thousands of jobs – much faster than the average for all industries.


 Wages for skilled workers average between $45,000 and $50,000 per year. The most experienced and hardest working people can make more than $70,000 per year. Of course, beginners make less; helpers in these trades average about $30,000 per year, but can advance quickly. Galveston College provides hands-on training for real-world opportunities such as these.


For more information, contact Mary Powers at


Spring 2019 registration set at Galveston College

Spring 2019 registration set at Galveston College

General registration for the spring 2019 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 14-16, in Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.


Late registration is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.


The spring course listing 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, emergency medical services, engineering, English, environmental science, government, health information, 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.


To view the complete schedule of classes, visit


New students can apply for admission at or


For more information, contact the Galveston College Admissions office at (409) 944-4242 or visit

Schedule a Tour Request Form

Galveston College provides tours of the campus for groups and individuals during the following hours
(based on staff availability):

Spring/Fall – Monday through Friday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM

Summer – Monday through Thursday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM

You will be contacted by an Admissions representative to confirm your tour date/time. Until you have been contacted by an Admissions representative, your tour date/time is not reserved.

Please allow at least 2 business days notice for individual tours.

Large groups (10+ students) require at least two weeks notice.

HVAC/R students receive Malco Tools recognition

HVAC/R students receive Malco Tools recognition

Third semester Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students Kenneth Caddell and Mahdi Pourhanifeh Doust, were honored recently by Malco Tools as part of the Head of the Class Student Recognition Program.

The Malco Tools Head of the Class program highlights students graduating in HVAC/R programs in technical education. In addition to a certificate, each winner also received a Malco tool kit and cap.

“Mahdi and Kenneth have both shown great promise and have worked hard in their HVAC classes. The tools they received from Malco will help them as they start their careers,” said Ronald Foster, HVAC/R program director.

Above – Galveston College HVAC/R students Mahdi Pourhanifeh Doust (left) and Kenneth Caddell (right) and display the certificates and tools they received as winners of the Malco Tools Head of the Class Student Recognition Program.

GC Students Visit ExxonMobil Chemical Company

GC Students Visit ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Galveston College Electrical/Electronics, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) and Welding students visited the ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown, Texas, on June 5.


Students were welcomed with a light breakfast, while receiving an overview of the facility by Chemical Engineer Bradley Chandler.


Students learned the Baytown Plant is the second largest refinery in the United States and its main products include gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. After Chandler concluded his presentation, students were taken on a bus tour of the ExxonMobil facility guided by retired ExxonMobil employee, Ray Mullins. Mullins pointed out numerous working units in the refinery and chemical divisions.



EXXONMOBIL TOUR: Those touring the ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown included (front row from left) Hilda Chavez Morales, Career Navigator Sharon Pagan and Julissa Salinas; (second row from left) Mahdi Pourhanifeh Doust, Albert Blake, Jose Almanza, Jr., Welding Program Director James Love, Andre Crockett, James Morris, Jared Krahl, Moises Martinez and Joseph Mobley, Jr.; (third row from left) Chris Gonzales, Adan Machuca, Electrical/Electronics Program Director Tyree Bearden, Victhor Resendiz, Danny Vasquez, Phillip Green, Sr., Elio Torres Aguilar and  Kenneth Caddell; (fourth row from left) Aldo Flores, HVAC Program Director, Ronald Foster, Karlos Molina and Emmanuel Jackson.

Galveston College announces spring 2018 honor students

Students named to the President’s List, Vice President’s List and Dean’s List for spring 2018 at Galveston College have been announced. Combined, the group has 246 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.

2018 Spring Honor Students

Christy ChaneyAbileneTexasPresident's
Kyle MacDonaldBaytownTexasPresident's
Myrian BarbinBedfordTexasPresident's
Stephanie HeddinCantonTexasPresident's
Karina GuevaraCrystal BeachTexasPresident's
Aaron AllenDallasTexasPresident's
Tammy RichardsonDallasTexasPresident's
Hilda Chavez-MoralesDickinsonTexasPresident's
Kirsten ShawFlower MoundTexasPresident's
Pierre-Olivier AvoineGalvestonTexasPresident's
Haelen BetancourtGalvestonTexasPresident's
Cole ChandlerGalvestonTexasPresident's
Thomas CharpentierGalvestonTexasPresident's
Valeriia ChukhnenkoGalvestonTexasPresident's
Justin ClaryGalvestonTexasPresident's
Veronica DelagarzaGalvestonTexasPresident's
Roxanna DonowhoGalvestonTexasPresident's
Charleston FaglieGalvestonTexasPresident's
Michele Fahringer-BaerGalvestonTexasPresident's
Iryna FalykGalvestonTexasPresident's
Charles GonzalesGalvestonTexasPresident's
Christian HancockGalvestonTexasPresident's
Barrington HannaGalvestonTexasPresident's
Tyler HannaGalvestonTexasPresident's
Linda JacksonGalvestonTexasPresident's
Brigitte JerezGalvestonTexasPresident's
Aaron JonesGalvestonTexasPresident's
Virginia JonesGalvestonTexasPresident's
Iryna LagroneGalvestonTexasPresident's
Jacob MasonGalvestonTexasPresident's
Mandy Mc DanielGalvestonTexasPresident's
Anna MihovaGalvestonTexasPresident's
Bailynn MooreGalvestonTexasPresident's
Melina MooreGalvestonTexasPresident's
James MorrisGalvestonTexasPresident's
Rachel MoulderGalvestonTexasPresident's
Michael NichollsGalvestonTexasPresident's
Oleksandra PetrenkoGalvestonTexasPresident's
Mario ReyesGalvestonTexasPresident's
Julissa SalinasGalvestonTexasPresident's
Michelle SmithGalvestonTexasPresident's
Camryn SpringerGalvestonTexasPresident's
Christa StaubGalvestonTexasPresident's
Brianna SwankGalvestonTexasPresident's
Zareen TabibzadeganGalvestonTexasPresident's
Elio Torres-AguilarGalvestonTexasPresident's
Samuel UhlmanGalvestonTexasPresident's
Victoria ValastroGalvestonTexasPresident's
Eric VelaGalvestonTexasPresident's
Mikayla WatsonGalvestonTexasPresident's
Kyle WheelerGalvestonTexasPresident's
Kara WoffordGalvestonTexasPresident's
Angela ZsemberyGalvestonTexasPresident's
Ryan ZunigaGalvestonTexasPresident's
Elicia DunnHitchcockTexasPresident's
Erika AppelHoustonTexasPresident's
Christopher CapaladHoustonTexasPresident's
Jessica ElorzaHoustonTexasPresident's
Maddilin EmmonsHoustonTexasPresident's
Corina MoralesHoustonTexasPresident's
Jose RodriguezHoustonTexasPresident's
Gregory GuyKatyTexasPresident's
Raegan HolmesKemahTexasPresident's
Kamryn BrownKountzeTexasPresident's
Howard WilsonLancasterTexasPresident's
Kelli FairchildLeague CityTexasPresident's
Shelby HorneLewisvilleTexasPresident's
Maureen GawaranMcKinneyTexasPresident's
Uriel ArroyoMoodyTexasPresident's
Ryan NguyenMurphyTexasPresident's
Arshvir SinghNevadaTexasPresident's
James MasonPalestineTexasPresident's
Brent GrablePlanoTexasPresident's
Courtney BrashersPort NechesTexasPresident's
Ty Boedeker ShinerShinerTexasPresident's
Rachel StoddartSugar LandTexasPresident's
Michelle De SalvoTexas CityTexasPresident's
Julissa MartinezTexas CityTexasPresident's
Joseph NolascoTexas CityTexasPresident's
Jovanna RomeroTexas CityTexasPresident's
Tylicia Munn WilliamsTylerTexasPresident's
Tyler WarrenTylerTexasPresident's
Dora Ben-AbrahamAustinTexasVice President's
Vanessa Cruz PalaciosBacliffTexasVice President's
Paula SilvaBacliffTexasVice President's
Kathaline JacksBullardTexasVice President's
Carol CurielCypressTexasVice President's
Jonathan KruegerCypressTexasVice President's
Christopher StevensDickinsonTexasVice President's
Reka Cormier-Gans FresnoFresnoTexasVice President's
Jacqueline BallGalvestonTexasVice President's
Sabrina CapulongGalvestonTexasVice President's
William DayGalvestonTexasVice President's
Christine DiazGalvestonTexasVice President's
Elizabeth DonlonGalvestonTexasVice President's
Anissa DundeeGalvestonTexasVice President's
Olha FewGalvestonTexasVice President's
John-Austin GaertnerGalvestonTexasVice President's
Ricardo GalvanGalvestonTexasVice President's
Alexis GarciaGalvestonTexasVice President's
Brandyon GonzalezGalvestonTexasVice President's
Chandler HallGalvestonTexasVice President's
Diana HendricksGalvestonTexasVice President's
Ginger JacksonGalvestonTexasVice President's
Asia LeeGalvestonTexasVice President's
Denora LopezGalvestonTexasVice President's
Jamie MeadGalvestonTexasVice President's
Royleshia MilesGalvestonTexasVice President's
Karla MolinaGalvestonTexasVice President's
Dane NguyenGalvestonTexasVice President's
Joshua PantGalvestonTexasVice President's
Sylvia Perales-LeeGalvestonTexasVice President's
Patricia PholGalvestonTexasVice President's
Yessica Ramos BarriosGalvestonTexasVice President's
Christen ReddingGalvestonTexasVice President's
Brittany SalinasGalvestonTexasVice President's
Mariana SalinasGalvestonTexasVice President's
Roberto SandovalGalvestonTexasVice President's
John SchmidtGalvestonTexasVice President's
Lisa TranGalvestonTexasVice President's
Enrique VillarrealGalvestonTexasVice President's
Rose WanjalaGalvestonTexasVice President's
Brandon WoodsGalvestonTexasVice President's
Royce BrownGranburyTexasVice President's
Annabelle BellowHoustonTexasVice President's
Leslie TenorioKatyTexasVice President's
Kayla KasterLa MarqueTexasVice President's
Cherrl McNeese-AmeyLa MarqueTexasVice President's
Christina TrevinoLa MarqueTexasVice President's
Michelle WillisLake JacksonTexasVice President's
Amanda PyleLufkinTexasVice President's
Brett JacksonManvelTexasVice President's
Kristin JenkinsNederlandTexasVice President's
Ryan RagsdaleOrangeTexasVice President's
Vanessa ChildressPasadenaTexasVice President's
Jordan GilsonProsperTexasVice President's
MacKenzie HartnettRichmondTexasVice President's
Victhor ResendizSanta FeTexasVice President's
Kylie HuntSpringTexasVice President's
Blake CaldwellSulphur SpringsTexasVice President's
Gabriela BailonTexas CityTexasVice President's
Beatriz De LoeraTexas CityTexasVice President's
Joseph MobleyTexas CityTexasVice President's
Samuel OrtegaTexas CityTexasVice President's
Venessa RochaTexas CityTexasVice President's
Stefanie HollisWebsterTexasVice President's
Brittany KostenKingmanArizonaVice President's
Rien MillikenVictoriaBritish Columbia,
Vice President's
Janell ClarkAllenTexasDean's
Hannah DaigleBeaumontTexasDean's
Alyssa DoucetBeaumontTexasDean's
Jennifer NeisigBrenhamTexasDean's
Tommy HoustonDesotoTexasDean's
Kameri MottDibollTexasDean's
George HallDickinsonTexasDean's
Kaylynn BowdenFort WorthTexasDean's
Jeremy PrognerFriendswoodTexasDean's
Bradley ElyFriscoTexasDean's
Joshua ArchibaldGalvestonTexasDean's
Collin BootenGalvestonTexasDean's
Leticia CasillasGalvestonTexasDean's
Emily ChavezGalvestonTexasDean's
Chelsea ChevezGalvestonTexasDean's
Shannon CunninghamGalvestonTexasDean's
Bailey DanielGalvestonTexasDean's
Kayla DeleonGalvestonTexasDean's
Sarah DennyGalvestonTexasDean's
Aubrey FlahertyGalvestonTexasDean's
Christopher FordGalvestonTexasDean's
Vivian GalvanGalvestonTexasDean's
Enrique GarciaGalvestonTexasDean's
Mariah GarciaGalvestonTexasDean's
Osvaldo GarciaGalvestonTexasDean's
Brijha Gibson NunesGalvestonTexasDean's
Kinara Cali Gibson NunesGalvestonTexasDean's
Brian GilmoreGalvestonTexasDean's
Alan GomezGalvestonTexasDean's
Helen HaGalvestonTexasDean's
Charnae HanksGalvestonTexasDean's
Allison HarveyGalvestonTexasDean's
Adan HernandezGalvestonTexasDean's
Bailee HoelzerGalvestonTexasDean's
Loren HoffmanGalvestonTexasDean's
Kaleb HowardGalvestonTexasDean's
Katie JacksonGalvestonTexasDean's
Davis JenksGalvestonTexasDean's
Taylor JohnsonGalvestonTexasDean's
Dustin JonesGalvestonTexasDean's
Mary JonesGalvestonTexasDean's
Jukwang KangGalvestonTexasDean's
Matthew KirstGalvestonTexasDean's
Sergey KuznetsovGalvestonTexasDean's
Robert LehmanGalvestonTexasDean's
Marco Lima-HernandezGalvestonTexasDean's
Betsaida LopezGalvestonTexasDean's
Adan MachucaGalvestonTexasDean's
Maribel Marin MiguelGalvestonTexasDean's
Mariela MartinezGalvestonTexasDean's
Ramon Martinez-RodriguezGalvestonTexasDean's
Zeb McDowellGalvestonTexasDean's
Kevin MurphyGalvestonTexasDean's
Brandi PainterGalvestonTexasDean's
Adam PameronGalvestonTexasDean's
Laura RamirezGalvestonTexasDean's
April RobbinsGalvestonTexasDean's
Alberto RosalesGalvestonTexasDean's
Alejandro SalazarGalvestonTexasDean's
Sabrina SanchezGalvestonTexasDean's
Jmi ShannonGalvestonTexasDean's
Kelley ShepherdGalvestonTexasDean's
Aartie SinghGalvestonTexasDean's
Ellen SniderGalvestonTexasDean's
Dayana SosaGalvestonTexasDean's
Taylor SpencerGalvestonTexasDean's
Caroline TerminiGalvestonTexasDean's
Aric TorresGalvestonTexasDean's
Chantica ValverdeGalvestonTexasDean's
Zohe WenglarGalvestonTexasDean's
James WheelerGalvestonTexasDean's
Litao XiaoGalvestonTexasDean's
Larissa ZunigaGalvestonTexasDean's
Marshall BartaHoustonTexasDean's
Jordan LohseHoustonTexasDean's
Adriana RinconHoustonTexasDean's
Sydney StoneKatyTexasDean's
Larre PughKemahTexasDean's
Aaron HendersonLa MarqueTexasDean's
Tazia RamosLa MarqueTexasDean's
Stephany SagastumeLa MarqueTexasDean's
Clay CasteelLa MarqueTexasDean's
William SolowskiMcKinneyTexasDean's
Gabriel VegaMcKinneyTexasDean's
Michael GreenMissouri CityTexasDean's
Josdy RuizPort ArthurTexasDean's
Corey PresleySeabrookTexasDean's
Kelly RashadaShermanTexasDean's
Nicole ChavezTexas CityTexasDean's
Shannon HopsonTexas CityTexasDean's
Carlos MartinezTexas CityTexasDean's
Rene PenaTexas CityTexasDean's
Mikaela VasquezTexas CityTexasDean's
Asha HowardVidorTexasDean's
Kimberly ConlonWhitehouseTexasDean's
Erick HernandezKissimmeeFloridaDean's
Ryan Velazquez RiveraSan JuanPuerto RicoDean's
Ian MatosToa AltaPuerto RicoDean's

Galveston College Nursing department unveils new technology

Galveston College Nursing department unveils new technology

In the ongoing effort to provide high-quality healthcare education, the Department of Nursing at Galveston College has acquired two bedside simulation smart carts and a medication dispensing system to expand training capabilities for students.


Funded by a $194,083 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP), the new equipment will enable Galveston College to better educate students for their future careers in nursing.


In addition to the new equipment, a portion of the NIGP funds will provide professional development to Department of Nursing faculty in order to enhance simulation and skills lab capacity.


The Galveston College Department of Nursing’s simulation lab is designed to replicate the clinical setting for student learning with a simulated hospital room and mannequins as patients.


“The smart cart, which is similar to devices used in hospitals, will be used to educate students on electronic medical records,” said Joan Moss, coordinator of Galveston College’s lab.


With the carts and an accompanying medication dispensing system, students can document and identify patients and their medications. Students can also view patient information, including lab work and hospitalization history.


“Each student has their own logon and everything is at their fingertips,” Moss said. “We want to be on the cutting edge. Having the resources and equipment to better prepare them for what they will see in the real world definitely attracts students to the program.”


Moss said simulation is an exciting way for students to learn.


“The simulation lab provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice in a realistic environment,” Moss said. “Each scenario is chosen or developed by the faculty to enhance the learning in the classroom. It’s very complementary to the education the students receive in the clinical settings with our healthcare partners.”


For more information on the Nursing program at Galveston College, visit or call (409) 944-1396.