Category: Academic

Healthcare Management

Apply now for Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management

Galveston College will accept applications from Oct. 1 to Jan. 13 for spring 2021 admission to its new Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management (BAS-HCM) degree program.

Dr. Tirizia York, director of the program, said the purpose of the BAS-HCM program is to prepare students who already possess associate degrees in allied health fields for entry- to mid-level management positions in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, emergency medical services, public health agencies or similar organizations. The upper-level courses in the program will be delivered primarily via distance education with some face-to-face meetings each semester.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, there will be an average of 275 openings each year in the Gulf Coast Workforce Area for healthcare managers. This represents a 32 percent increase from 2014 to 2024.

Statewide predictions indicate there will be 1,070 annual job openings in this career field, which is a 29 percent increase from 2014 to 2024. All of these healthcare management positions will require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

The admissions criteria and program application are available on the Galveston College website at

Face-to-Face Tutoring

Career Readiness and Student Success Center reopens with face-to-face tutoring

The Galveston College Career Readiness and Student Success Center has reopened and is offering face-to-face tutoring services.

NetTutor is also available for online students to access 24 hours a day.

Students, faculty and staff are asked to be mindful of the following sanitation and safety precautions observed in the center:

• All students who enter the center must be wearing a wristband signifying they have completed a Galveston College COVID-19 screening.
• In an effort to ensure social distancing, the center has condensed itself to 12 study stations with eight of those being computer stations.
• No more than three tutors will be on duty at a given time.
• Each tutor can only tutor one student at a time. (There are two stations that can accommodate a group of two students.)
• Students will be tutored in 60-minute sessions, if there is no wait, a student can restart a new 60 minutes.
• All stations will be sanitized after every use.

For hours and more information, click here.

2020 Commencement Graphic

Watch 2020 Commencement Friday night or on demand

Galveston College will celebrate its 2020 Commencement and first-ever virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. A total of 522 students will receive 614 associate degrees and certificates during the online event.

Graduates, family members, friends, faculty and staff, and the general public can view the commencement ceremony at or on Galveston College social media.

Students who wish to view the commencement ceremony at a later date or time may view it via the college website at

Speakers will include Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, Karen Flowers, chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, and Janene Davison, president of the Galveston College Faculty Senate.

The candidates for degrees and certificates will be announced and presented in a video slideshow.

The public is invited to view the ceremony.

The Beacon of Galveston College

Galveston College fall 2020 registration is Aug. 24-29

General registration for the fall 2020 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 24-27, 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 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 31.

Students have five course-delivery options that fit their preferred learning style and comfort level:

• face-to-face instruction,
• hybrid synchronous (a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings),
• hybrid asynchronous (a combination of face-to-face and traditional online instruction),
• online synchronous via Zoom,
• traditional online asynchronous instruction, or
• a combination of the options.

Not all classes are offered in all five course-delivery methods.

Students can review lists of classes for each learning option at the “Your College, Your Way” site on the Galveston College website at

The fall 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

In order to plan coursework for the fall semester, new and current students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at

All campus areas/offices have reopened to provide in-person services.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, city of Galveston and state of Texas guidelines.

New and current students can also register on their Whitecaps portal at with their student ID number. A student ID number is assigned at the time of admission.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at with any questions concerning registration.

For a copy of Galveston College’s Making It Real for Fall 2020: A Framework for Fall Classes and Campus Operations,” visit

Seibel Spring Flowers

Galveston College announces spring 2020 honor students

Students named to the President’s List, Vice President’s List and Dean’s List for spring 2020 at Galveston College have been announced. Combined, the group has 299 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.

President’s List

Rene Navarro, Alvin
Yeslin Rivas, Bacliff
Connor Rowe, Bayou Vista
Aleka Xayaseng, Call
Benjamin Soule, Dallas
Nicholas Cortinas, Dickinson
Abigail Forrest, Dickinson
Anthony Sanabria, Dickinson
Eric Hadley, Fort Worth
Natalie Aldous, Galveston
Jacob Allen, Galveston
Illeana Amaya, Galveston
Hemal Amin, Galveston
Chantelle Anderson, Galveston
Eden Atkinson, Galveston
Kelsey Barillas, Galveston
Eliana Barlow, Galveston
Lily Benavidez, Galveston
Charles Blacketer, Galveston
Aaron Bouwkamp, Galveston
Rosie Bui, Galveston
Kaylor Burton, Galveston
Annmarie Castro, Galveston
Samantha Coffey, Galveston
Isabella Corrales, Galveston
Kodiak Cox, Galveston
Richard Crawford, Galveston
Caryn Donihoo Lemons Galveston
Owen Earl, Galveston
Robert Ellis, Galveston
Britney Fletcher, Galveston
John Fowler, Galveston
Daniel Golan, Galveston
Denzel Gonzales, Galveston
Tavin Grey, Galveston
Luke Havard, Galveston
Reagen Isbell, Galveston
Brandon Jackson, Galveston
Ginger Jackson, Galveston
James Jobe, Galveston
Audrey Johnson, Galveston
Cody Jones, Galveston
Anupama Kandel, Galveston
William Kanost, Galveston
Roza Kastis, Galveston
Gagandeep Kaur, Galveston
Alexis Lapoint, Galveston
Abigail Larios, Galveston
Gabriella Lopez, Galveston
Andrea Lopez-Trejo, Galveston
Branden Medina, Galveston
Kaitlyn Mixon, Galveston
Ruben Morales, Galveston
Coby Moseley, Galveston
Ma Noviz Nevarez, Galveston
Patricia Phol, Galveston
Rodrick Piper, Galveston
Sophia Ramirez, Galveston
Jeremy Ross, Galveston
Valeria Salinas, Galveston
Cade Sattelmaier, Galveston
Marsha Scoggin, Galveston
Tiffany Sherman, Galveston
Elisabeth Smith, Galveston
Josalyn Malyce Taylor, Galveston
Abigail Teague, Galveston
Elizabath Thomas, Galveston
Jesus Torres, Galveston
Catalina Tovar, Galveston
Alexandra Vasut, Galveston
Gianna Viggiano, Galveston
Julianna Wagner, Galveston
Madison Westhause, Galveston
Roshawn Williams, Galveston
Justin Wood, Galveston
Kari Bey, Hitchcock
Brent Black, Houston
Roberto Garza, Houston
Cameron Alt, Humble
Maritchie Arriaga, La Marque
Jason Brown, La Marque
Brandon Freeman, La Marque
Michele Garza, La Marque
Liliana Oseguera, La Marque
Sylvia Perales-Lee, La Marque
Hunter Tauch, La Marque
Waylin Wells, La Marque
Daryll Young, La Marque
Kelsey Bollinger, Lake Jackson
Saylaion Dunlap, Lake Jackson
Cindy Bonilla Banegas, League City
Corey Lanier, League City
Dawn Marcantel, League City
Daniel Martinez, League City
Ricky Pierce, League City
T’yuana Sanders, League City
Sheldon Jones, Missouri City
Teena Mavumkal, Missouri City
Kayleigh Deakle, Mont Belvieu
Sarah Filip, Palacios
David Hardy, Pasadena
Amna Ahmed, Pearland
Dontae Bailey, Pearland
Jada Nolasco, Port Bolivar
Noble Castleman, Porter
Caitlin Emery, Porter
Jessica Good, San Angelo
Jared Dornak, Santa Fe
Marisa Rodriguez, Santa Fe
James Shaver, Santa Fe
Steven Sapio, Spring
Jenny Liu, Sugar Land
Samir Rene Capulong, Texas City
Jonathan Daniel, Texas City
Michelle De Salvo, Texas City
David Gage, Texas City
Shona Gastian, Texas City
Tyrone Melanson, Texas City
Angela Onofre, Texas City
Andres Ramos, Texas City
Avery Feagin, Tiki Island
Hunter Green, Vidor

Joshua Meyer, Carnegie, Victoria

Vice President’s List

Chelsey Blackman, Anna
Lenora Amey, Bacliff
Karli Newton, Bayou Vista
Mikaela Clark, Beaumont
Caitlin Denison, Bridge City
Aspyn Grossman, Bullard
Jordan Rasmussen, Dayton
Zachary Young, Deer Park
Lindsay Castro, Dickinson
Christian Law, Dickinson
Brielle Mallet, Dickinson
Hannah Martin, Dickinson
Charles Peacock, Dickinson
Jayden Turner-Garner, Dickinson
Makinzie Tomascik, Franklin
Jennifer Alverdin, Galveston
Gabriela Bailon, Galveston
Bethany Boedicker, Galveston
Jamie Burns Johnson, Galveston
Carlos Chinchilla, Galveston
Brandon Cisneros, Galveston
Joy Cohen-Blake, Galveston
Kurt Dillon, Galveston
Connor Dykstra, Galveston
Jada Edwards, Galveston
Jolie Edwards, Galveston
Jennifer Escalante Prieto, Galveston
Breanna Fritzius, Galveston
Carrie Garcia, Galveston
Kayla Garcia, Galveston
Ana Gutierrez, Galveston
Macy Gutierrez, Galveston
Ronald Henriquez Mancia, Galveston
Adan Hernandez, Galveston
Anel Hernandez, Galveston
Gabrielle Hosler, Galveston
William Hosler, Galveston
Macey Impson, Galveston
Paula Jackson, Galveston
Noah Jansen, Galveston
Alejandro Lopez, Galveston
Alexis Makris, Galveston
Campbell Martin, Galveston
Ramon Martinez-Rodriguez, Galveston
Noemi Mata, Galveston
Cecille Maxey, Galveston
Nataly Mendieta Rosas, Galveston
Cristina Montez, Galveston
Alec Muniz, Galveston
Connor Murphy Mauldin, Galveston
Brandon Nicoll, Galveston
Zoe Oramous, Galveston
Brianna Reyes, Galveston
Graciela Salinas, Galveston
Ramius Sanchez, Galveston
Heather Seiler, Galveston
Dazjah Shannon, Galveston
Stephanie Simmons, Galveston
Nicholas Smecca, Galveston
Caleb Smith, Galveston
Joanna Strueby, Galveston
Amanda Thomas, Galveston
Patrick Unbehagen, Galveston
Alanicesia Vanhorne, Galveston
Alicia Vega, Galveston
Johnnette Lolley, Hitchcock
Leslie Simpton, Hitchcock
Robert Berger, Houston
Reah Kelly, Houston
Steven Yancey, Houston
Clayton Young, Humble
Nicole Farnham, Kemah
Yvonne Shaw, La Marque
Tiara Jones, League City
Ty Luper, League City
Celene Nunez, League City
Christina Trevino, League Ctiy
Odette Lopez, Lufkin
Mitchell Partlow, Pearland
Savannah Robisheaux, Pearland
Daisy Ortega, Plano
Jason Ortiz, Port Bolivar
Brittney Buchanan, Richardson
Mackenzie Dobbs, Santa Fe
Jean Sheppard, Santa Fe
Dylan Whitehurst, Santa Fe
Benjamin Edwards, Sherman
Sydnye Cromwell, Spring
Jeryn Baldwin, Texas City
Jeraud Samuels, Texas City
Iliana Pittman, Tomball
Tyler Warren, Tyler

Dean’s List

Alejandra Barragan, Bacliff
Michael Lee, Beaumont
Hallie Gloor, Blanco
Mirye An, Carrollton
Yanet Vargas-Rojas, Dallas
Sarah Jones, De Berry
Joseph Vasquez, Deer Park
James Atchley, Dickinson
Theresa Stanford, Dickinson
Adamari Vela, Galveston
Alanis Briseno, Galveston
Alexandria Carattini, Galveston
Alexis Labao, Galveston
Allie Massicott, Galveston
Andrea Trevino, Galveston
Anthony Sorenson, Galveston
Azucena Gonzalez Garcia, Galveston
Bernardino Hernandez Estrada, Galveston
Brianna Patterson, Galveston
Brijha Gibson Nunes, Galveston
Brittany Diaz, Galveston
Chana Baggett, Galveston
Cindy Rodriguez, Galveston
Devlyn Mahanay, Galveston
Devonte Moffett, Galveston
Emily Drake, Galveston
Ennid Dulaney, Galveston
Isabel Peralta, Galveston
Jaelyn Williams, Galveston
Jamie Comer, Galveston
Jay Balasubramanian, Galveston
Joel Hernandez, Galveston
Jose Becerril, Galveston
Joshua Bailey, Galveston
Julie Butler, Galveston
Karalynn Salva, Galveston
Kayla Jones, Galveston
Kayla Olguin, Galveston
Kelly Heiberger, Galveston
Kenneth Simpson, Galveston
Kevin Dodge, Galveston
Kinara Cali Gibson Nunes, Galveston
Lanetra Woods, Galveston
Luis Garrido, Galveston
Madalyn Whatley, Galveston
Maia Adolphs, Galveston
Maribel Marin Miguel, Galveston
Mary Lopez, Galveston
Melody Benavides Carreon, Galveston
Melody Rumion, Galveston
Michael Brown, Galveston
Michael Rabinowitz, Galveston
Natalia Martinez, Galveston
Oscar Alberdin Jr., Galveston
Roxana Arrazola, Galveston
Roxana Martinez, Galveston
Skyler Botello, Galveston
Taylor Daniel, Galveston
Tyszhe Herron, Galveston
Ulises Garcia, Galveston
Vividiana Solis, Galveston
Wyatt Bomberger, Galveston
Marterell Benamon, Garland
Destiny Barrientos, Hitchcock
Cori Icenhower, Houston
Jaycob Deese, Houston
John Erfe, Katy
Tanner Evans, Kingwood
Kaitlyn Carman-Salazar, La Marque
Alyssa Toler, League City
Garrett Marcantel, League City
Makinzie Romrell, League City
Bradley Ely, Little Elm
Brandon Andrews, New Braunfels
April Reyes, Santa Fe
Hailey Bowie, Seabrook
Ryan Fullerton, South Padre Island
Janet Edwards, Texas City
Jordan Filer, Texas City
Ronald Rivas, Texas City
Gary Koehler, The Colony
Alysia Little, Wylie

Chesni Jones, Sulphur

Puerto Rico
Gabriel Arroyo, Arecibo

Quickstart plus program starts in Sept at Galveston College

New Quickstart+ programs set to launch this fall

Galveston College has received a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to offer new Quickstart+ training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). The first cohort of the Electrical Helper program will begin Sept. 21.

Career Navigator Sharon Levy Pagan will be moving to the Continuing Education department to coordinate and serve as job placement navigator for the program. Her office will remain at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.

Funded with a Foundational Skills for Construction Career Pathways Grant. the Quickstart+ programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

In the eight-week programs, students will be presented with the basics of a trade, including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more. They also will receive career counseling and job placement assistance.

Tuition is free for those accepted into the programs. However, students must purchase their own steel-toed boots and personal protective equipment.

An individual applying to a Quickstart program must

• be age 18 or older. (Proof of age is required such as driver’s license or birth certificate.)
• be a United States citizen or certified to work in the United States. (A Social Security card or original I-9 documentation is required.)
• meet United States Military Selective Service registration requirements, if male. (Student must present Registration Acknowledgment Card at the time of enrollment.)
• have a working computer and internet access.
• have steel-toed boots and personal protective equipment (mask or face covering).

Following acceptance into the program, the applicant must meet with the job placement navigator and bring required documents.

For more information, please visit and contact Job Placement Navigator Sharon Pagan at (409) 944-1410 or
Sharon Pagan

TRIO Upward Bound Virtual Awards Ceremony

TRIO Upward Bound honors students, grads at 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Augie Melendez
Augie Melendez

The Galveston College TRIO Upward Bound program celebrated its 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony July 16 via GoToMeeting.

Priselda P. Perez, Upward Bound director, welcomed the audience and recognized guests and alumni.

“We have had some challenging times this past year, but looking back I believe all of our students have worked hard to continue to meet their academic and personal goals,” Perez said.

“I have seen a tremendous amount of resiliency and heartfelt commitment to making the best out of our current situation. I commend the students, parents, Upward Bound instructors, staff, alumni and many of those in our community at Galveston College and Ball High for their efforts in supporting academic and personal pursuits. We will continue to overcome any challenge put forward as a team and as a family.”

Perez introduced Galveston College and Upward Bound alumnus Agustin (Augie) Melendez, a certified/licensed athletic trainer at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, who gave an inspirational keynote presentation.

Melendez encouraged the students to set goals and to turn any setbacks into positive learning experiences.

“There are not enough mirrors for students of color in higher education, only windows,” Melendez said. “It’s easy to become a statistic. The hardest part is letting yourself fall into the negative.”

Following a slideshow presentation created by Gabriela Zepeda that honored the Class of 2020, graduates were recognized by Perez.

2020 Bridge program and early admissions students were recognized by Rosie Rios, Upward Bound academic coordinator.

Summer academic course awards were presented by Upward Bound instructors.

The Leadership Award, Service Award, Outstanding Bridge Student Award, Outstanding Senior Award and School/Work/Life Balance Awards were presented by Rios.

Closing remarks were made by Perez.

Class of 2020 members and their chosen colleges include Oswaldo Alonso, Galveston College; Jasmin Arcega, Stephen F. Austin University; Leslie Castillo, Galveston College; Geovon Evans, Galveston College; Anais Franco, Galveston College; Eliazar Garcia, Galveston College; MarcoAntonio Gomez, Galveston College; Amethyst Guerra, Galveston College; Marisol Gutierrez, Galveston College; Wai Kaung, University of Texas; Camryn Montoya, Galveston College; Daniel Ortiz, College of the Mainland; and Gatien Powell, Galveston College.

Also, Benjamin Pulido, Galveston College; Kate Ramos, Galveston College; Kyra Ramos, Galveston College; Donavan Reeder, Galveston College; Katherine Rivera, Galveston College; Kiara Ruiz, Galveston College; Amari Williams, Lamar University; and Leyha Williams, Howard University.

To view Melendez’s presentation, visit the Galveston College Facebook page.

Galveston College announces tenure of four faculty members

Galveston College announced the tenure of four faculty members following completion of the tenure review process and conferment on June 10 by the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents.

Tenure has been awarded to the following faculty members:

Clint A. Jones
Developmental Mathematics

Anna E. (Liz) Lacy
Performing Arts

Dr. David Shane Wallace
English and Humanities

Arlinda Washington

Dr. Arlinda B. Washington

Moody Hall

Galveston College accepts applications for Healthcare Management program

Galveston College is accepting applications for admission to the second cohort of its Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management (BAS-HCM) degree program.

The BAS-HCM program prepares students who already possess associate degrees in allied health fields for entry- to mid-level management positions in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, emergency medical services, public health agencies or similar organizations. The upper-level courses in the program are delivered primarily via distance education with some face-to-face meetings each semester.

The admissions criteria and program application are available on the Galveston College website at Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the summer, but priority review is underway now!

For more information, contact Dr. Tirizia York, program director, at (409) 944-1489 or tyork@gc.eduMoody Hall.

Final exams are May 7-13 at Galveston College

The countdown is on! Spring 2020 semester final exams are set for May 7-13 at Galveston College.

Final exams will be conducted online; however, students in some technical and professional program areas may have to return to campus to complete coursework or testing due to national accreditation standards or program requirements.

Students and instructors in these specific programs are finalizing details to conclude these programs successfully. The college will begin to reopen the campus on Monday, May 18, on a limited basis for students who need to complete clinical training and laboratory assignments. All Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols will be followed.

All individuals entering campus facilities are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, as students, faculty, staff and visitors enter the buildings, there will be screening stations to check for signs of COVID-19.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings, as appropriate and in accordance with CDC guidelines.

All May mini-semester and summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with CDC guidelines.