Category: Featured Events

Voter Registration

Voter registration drive underway on campus

The Galveston College Student Government Association and Office of Student Activities will host a voter registration drive throughout the fall 2018 semester. Dates are as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 (Constitution Day), 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby

To be eligible to vote, an individual:

  • must be a United States citizen;
  • must be a resident of the county where he or she submits the application;
  • must be at least 17 years and 10 months old, and must be 18 years of age on Election Day.
  • must not be a convicted felon (may be eligible to vote if he/she completed sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • must have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

To confirm voter registration status, an individual may select one of three methods to perform a search:

  • Texas driver’s license number, if it was provided at the time of application for voter registration;
  • Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on a voter registration certificate;
  • first and last name.

Oct. 9 is the last date to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

Houston Astros honor Whitecaps Andre Derouen

The Houston Astros on Wednesday, Sept. 5, honored Galveston College Whitecaps baseball player Andre Derouen, Jr., who drowned in March after rescuing his younger brother from a pond near their home.

Andre was a fantastic and beloved athlete, having played both football and baseball for Hitchcock High School. He was also named Hitchcock ISD’s most valuable defensive baseball player his senior year in 2017.

“Andre brought so much joy to everyone around him,” said Chris Joblin, head coach of the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team. “He is missed by everyone who knew him.”

Several dozen family members, friends and teammates were at the event to celebrate and honor Andre.  All of them wore custom-made T-shirts featuring Andre in his Whitecaps uniform and the Houston Astros’ classic orange star.

SGA recognizes incoming, outgoing officers

The Galveston College Student Government Association celebrated its incoming and outgoing officers at an induction ceremony April 19 in the Fine Arts Building.

Samuel Uhlman of Galveston was inducted 2018-19 president. Also recognized were incoming officers Ivan Escalante of La Marque, vice president; McKenzie Holmes of Dallas, secretary; and Maura Williams of Galveston, treasurer.

Outgoing officers recognized during the evening were Crystal Cruz of Galveston, president; Benjamin Russell of Galveston, vice president; Jasmine Pizano of Galveston, secretary; Kayla DeLeon of Galveston, treasurer; and Maurissa Pena of La Marque, historian. Pena will continue her role as historian in 2018-19.

President Cruz noted a number of SGA accomplishments during the 2017-18 academic year, including:

  • hosting the Fall Festival and Spring Fling;
  • co-hosting the Texas House of Representatives District 23 Candidate Forum with the Faculty Senate and Political Science Club;
  • co-hosting the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents Position 7 Candidate Forum;
  • monthly presentations at the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents meetings;
  • participation with a specially designed float in two Mardi Gras parades; and
  • attending the Sam Houston State University Diversity Leadership Conference with other student organization leaders.

Guest speaker Priscilla Culver, dual credit adviser and adjunct faculty member in psychology, shared her inspirational story and encouraged the students to pursue and achieve their dreams, to continue building their networks and to take a genuine interest in mentoring others.

The students recognized a number of individuals, including Student Activities Coordinator and SGA Adviser Cynthia Parra, Acting Vice President for Student Affairs Ron Crumedy, Developmental Mathematics Instructor/Program Coordinator Rodrigo Santoya and Developmental Education Student Success Adviser Elvia Bytautas.