Category: Campus News

Dr. Myles Shelton

Galveston College extends remote learning through Oct. 8

The following message was sent today via email from President Myles Shelton to Galveston College students, faculty and staff:

Campus Community:

As you are aware, Galveston College announced a shift to remote instruction for the first three weeks of classes of the fall 2021 semester because of a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Galveston County, the City of Galveston, and on the Galveston College campus. Since that time, COVID-19 cases in the United States have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter. Here in Galveston County, more students and staff members in our local school districts have tested positive for COVID-19 so far this semester than did during the entire first semester of 2020.

Extension of Remote Learning for Three Weeks
While we had hoped to have better news to share and to return to in-person learning here at Galveston College on Monday, Sept. 20, the continued surge in COVID-19 cases, coupled with a strain on our local healthcare resources, necessitates that we continue to scale back the number of students, classes, and employees on campus. This means that the majority of our on-campus classes will continue to operate remotely for at least three more weeks through Friday, Oct. 8. During the weeks ahead, we will continue to monitor and assess our operational plans and protocols. It remains our intention to return to on-campus learning this semester.

As they did during the first three weeks of classes, students enrolled in technical and professional programs that require hands-on instruction will continue to come to campus for in-person laboratories and instruction. These programs include, but are not limited to, the following:

Associate Degree Nursing
Certified Nurse Assistant (Continuing Education)
Computed Tomography
Computer Network System Administration
Culinary Arts
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Electrical & Electronics Technology
Emergency Medical Services
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Instrumentation Technology
Law Enforcement Academy
LVN/EMT-P Transition to Associate Degree Nursing
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology
Medical Administration
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Patient Care Technology (CE)
Phlebotomy (CE)
Radiation Therapy Technology
Surgical Technology
Vocational Nursing
Welding Technology

Specific information regarding laboratories and/or clinicals for technical programs requiring face-to-face, hands-on training will be provided by the individual program directors and/or instructors.

Dual-credit classes will continue to meet as scheduled and will follow all health and safety protocols as established by each school district.

Vaccinations and Vaccination Opportunity and Incentive Program
With the full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the FDA, we strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone in our campus community. The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents recently approved a vaccination opportunity and incentive program for current students, faculty, and staff at Galveston College. The program is being funded by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Participating students will receive a $200 gift certificate to the Galveston College Bookstore. Current full- and part-time employees as of Aug. 30 will receive a one-time incentive of $300, which will be included on the November payroll. Information concerning the vaccination opportunity and incentive program is available at

We know that vaccination is the best way each of us can protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community against the effects of COVID-19 and its Delta variant. We hope this incentive program will encourage students, faculty, and staff who haven’t been vaccinated to avail themselves of the opportunity.

Facial Coverings/Face Masks
For students, faculty, staff, and visitors coming to campus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidance and safety protocols to help us protect each other from COVID-19. The latest information from the CDC essentially states that due to the Delta variant of COVID-19, fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals alike should wear facial coverings/face masks indoors in high-transmission areas. And all of Galveston County has been determined to be a high-transmission area. These recommendations are in addition to the recommendations concerning social distancing, hand washing, and other healthy hygiene habits.

Based on the Governor of Texas’s most recent Executive Order concerning COVID-19, we cannot currently require the wearing of masks on campus; however, we strongly encourage all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to accept personal responsibility and commit to wearing a mask or facial covering while on campus. In doing so, you are protecting yourself and others.

COVID-19 Reporting
As in previous months, students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19, who have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive, or who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are required to self-report. Additional information concerning COVID-19 and the form to self-report can be found at

Thank you for your efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 within our campus community. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community is paramount. We appreciate your patience, resilience, cooperation, and support, as we continue to respond to the pandemic and to fulfill the mission of Galveston College.


W. Myles Shelton

Vaccination Incentive Program

Galveston College board approves vaccination opportunity and incentive program

On Wednesday, the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents approved a vaccination opportunity and incentive program for current students, faculty and staff at Galveston College. The program is being funded by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

“We know that vaccination is the best way each of us can protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community against the effects of COVID-19 and its Delta variant,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president. “We hope this incentive program will encourage students, faculty and staff who haven’t been vaccinated to avail themselves of the opportunity.”

The student/work-study student vaccination incentive program is open to full- and part-time credit and continuing education students who are enrolled at Galveston College for the fall 2021 semester. Students must receive the full COVID-19 vaccination series by Monday, Nov. 1, to participate.

Participating students will receive one $200 gift certificate to the Galveston College Bookstore. The gift certificate can be used to purchase items in the bookstore up to but not to exceed $200. Students will need to pay any amounts over $200.

To participate, students must present a copy of their Galveston College student ID, a copy of their class schedule and a copy of their Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued COVID-19 vaccination card demonstrating they have completed the vaccination regimen to the Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus.

Once all of the information is received, students will be given a one-time-use gift certificate to present to the Galveston College Bookstore. Students who are unable to spend the entire $200 will forfeit any remaining balance. All unused gift certificates expire at the close of business on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.

To further encourage vaccinations among faculty and staff, Galveston College will provide current full- and part-time employees as of Aug. 30 a one-time incentive of $300, which will be included on the November payroll.

Faculty and staff members must have received their full COVID-19 vaccination series by Oct. 31 and submit their certification application to Human Resources on or before noon Monday, Nov. 1.

Work-study students are not eligible for the faculty and staff program but rather should apply using the student/work-study student vaccination incentive program.

Information concerning the vaccination opportunity and incentive program is available here:

Hurricane Relief Flyer

Donate now to Hurricane Ida relief

Galveston College is accepting donations of food and personal supplies from now through Sept. 11 to help families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida.

Meghann Nash, director of Financial Aid, and her family will be transporting the donations to Houma, Louisiana, on Sept. 12.

Donation boxes are located in the Moody Hall lobby on the main campus of Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, and at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway.

Hurricane Relief Flyer

Whitecaps Logo

Whitecaps welcome new assistant coaches

Galveston College recently added new assistant softball and baseball coaches to the Whitecaps coaching team.

Former Whitecaps standout and professional baseball player Chad Rogers also has signed on with Whitecaps baseball as a volunteer assistant coach.

Whitecaps Softball Tori Smith

Assistant Softball Coach Tori Smith came to Galveston College from Vernon College in Vernon, Texas, where she spent the last three seasons (2019-2021) as the assistant softball coach for the Chaparrals.

The Chaps completed the year with a 42-12 record, earning the program’s highest ranking of sixth in the nation. Coach Smith served as the primary hitting instructor for the Vernon College offense, and defensively, her focal point was on the catchers. Offensively, the Chaps accrued record-breaking institutional statistics in on-base percentage (.447), doubles (144), and home runs (81). In her tenure at Vernon (including a COVID-shortened season), Coach Smith helped lead the program to a compiled 99 wins.

Coach Smith graduated from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Before graduating, she completed her Senior Capstone as an assistant coach at Cache Middle School in southwestern Oklahoma. She also aided in the Oklahoma Bulldogs travel ball organization in the summer of 2018.

Coach Smith finished her softball career as a Cameron Aggie after transferring from Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa, where she was a two-year starter. As a JUCO product, she said she was excited to continue her career in the NJCAA realm and looked forward to working on the island.

“When considering applicants, Tori’s name rose to the top from the beginning,” said Maria Winn-Ratliff, head softball coach and athletic director. “Adding someone like Coach Smith to our staff is indescribable. Her passion for the game, on-field coaching, and recruiting abilities and ties are incredible. I’m excited to get the team back on campus so we can get to work.”

The Whitecaps softball team will kick off its fall schedule on Saturday, Sept. 25, with a 10-inning game against the Texas Southern University Bobcats at 4 p.m. at the Lassie League Complex in Galveston.

Whitecaps Baseball

Ryne Edmondson

Prior to joining the Galveston College coaching staff, Assistant Baseball Coach Ryne Edmondson spent the summer as the volunteer assistant coach with the Whitecaps. During the 2020-21 year, he played his last season of collegiate baseball at the University of Houston, where he was an outfielder. He is in the Global Retailing master’s program in the College of Technology and will complete the program in two semesters.

Before his time at the University of Houston, Coach Edmondson played baseball and earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Houston Baptist University. Prior to his time at HBU, he played baseball and earned an associate degree at Cisco College, an NJCAA member in Region 5.

“I am excited to add Ryne to our staff and to help mentor him on his journey into college baseball coaching,” said Kevin Lallmann, head baseball coach. “Coach Edmondson has been a tremendous player at the NCAA and NJCAA D1 levels and will be a great asset in recruiting, player development and moving our team forward this year. I look forward to our student-athletes returning to campus and to a great fall season.”

Coach Edmondson was born in Chandler, Arizona, and graduated from Perry High School in Chandler in 2015. His parents are Tom and Jennifer, and he has two siblings, John and Sarah. His hobbies include golfing and cooking.

“I am very excited about getting into coaching and having the ability to make an impact on student-athletes’ lives,” Coach Edmondson said. “Throughout my life, I have been blessed to have been surrounded by great mentors and role models who have taught me a great deal about not only baseball but also life.”

Chad Rogers

Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach Chad Rogers was born and raised in Galveston. He graduated from Ball High School in 2007 and was drafted out of Galveston College by the Cincinnati Reds organization in the 28th round in 2010.

Coach Rogers spent six years with the Reds where he accumulated four All-Star bids for their minor league system. He had two Major League Baseball spring training invites and spent his 2014 year on the 40-man roster. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves in 2016 and signed with the Chicago Whitesox in 2017 where he finished his career.

After retiring Coach Rogers went back to school and earned his degree in Kinesiology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He now operates a baseball training academy in Galveston.

“I could not be happier that Chad has agreed to be part of the Whitecaps baseball program,” Coach Lallmann said. “Coach Rogers knows firsthand what it takes to compete in Major League Baseball, and he brings a great amount of experience in training and education to the program. He is an outstanding addition to our coaching staff, and I know our players will be excited to welcome him to the Whitecaps baseball family.”

Galveston College baseball’s fall schedule will begin Friday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. against the San Jacinto College Gators at Bernard Davis Stadium in Galveston. On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Whitecaps take on the Alvin Community College Dolphins at 1 p.m. at home.

Self-Care Workshop

Galveston College Outreach and Retention Committee to host virtual self-care and mental health workshops

The Galveston College Outreach and Retention Committee will host a series of virtual health and wellness workshops this summer via Zoom videoconference. The workshops are free and open to all students, faculty, staff and the general public.

July 28, 1 p.m.
“Self Care”
Presenter: Denysse Guzman, LPCA, VOCA Counselor, Gulf Coast Center
This presentation is designed for community members as an introduction to self-care planning. The objectives of this presentation are to explore self-care domains and begin to create a self-care plan.
Meeting ID: 838 9594 2757
Passcode: Whitecaps

Aug. 2, 1 p.m.
“Addressing Stigma toward Mental Health”
Presenter: Kristin M. Holt, LCSW, VOCA Counselor, Gulf Coast Center
Individuals are often more comfortable talking about their physical health than their mental health. This discussion is intended for individuals who would like to learn more about how to talk with family members about mental health in a supportive and positive way.
Meeting ID: 851 6323 0797
Passcode: Whitecaps
About the Presenters

Kristin Holt
Kristin Holt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. A native of Galveston County, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Houston-Downtown and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Houston.

Her professional experience includes working with adolescents, engaging special populations via outreach and education, and trauma-focused training to help those with complex grief and bereavement.

Denysse Guzman
Denysse Guzman is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She earned an Associate of Science from Galveston College, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from The University of Houston-Victoria.

Her experience includes working with individuals dealing with complex trauma in residential settings following abuse, assault or disaster. She uses a person-centered approach, motivational interviewing, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in working with individuals and groups.

Need money for college? Galveston College is here to help!

Galveston College’s goal is to never let finances stand in the way of student success. In fact, the Galveston College Financial Aid office has helped thousands of students find resources to pursue their educational and professional goals at no cost to them.

The majority of students at Galveston College qualify for financial aid, and the Financial Aid office provides students with information about the types of financial aid available and how to apply for financial assistance.

“Galveston College does not want finances to be the obstacle to students seeking degrees and classes that count toward a bachelor’s degree or career training for today’s in-demand jobs,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We want students to contact us so we can work with them individually to share information about financial aid options and resources.”

Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services, said it’s important for Galveston College to spread the word about financial aid opportunities.

“There are funds out there, and we want to help students receive the assistance they need,” he said. “We have so many scholarships and grants to assist in paying for college. We’re here to help future and current students explore their options.”

Available Funding

Grants are awarded to students with financial need and do not have to be repaid unless a student withdraws from school, stops attending, or owes a refund. There are two types of grants awarded by Galveston College—federal grants and state of Texas grants.

Federal Grants
The Federal Pell Grant is awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. The Pell Grant does not have to be repaid.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to eligible undergraduate students who show exceptional financial need. The actual amount will vary depending on the availability of funds and other financial aid the student is receiving.

Emergency Grants
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Galveston College must pay a certain percentage of those funds to current students in the form of emergency financial grants. Students can apply the funds from emergency grants toward emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare (including mental healthcare), and childcare.

Texas Grants
The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is a state financial aid program designed to assist students attending state-supported colleges. To be eligible, students must show financial need and make satisfactory academic progress toward their educational goals. The actual amount of the grant will vary depending on the availability of funds at the school, the student’s family financial condition, and other financial aid the student is receiving.

The Texas Education Opportunity Grant (TEOG) was established to assist financially needy students at Texas public two-year colleges. The TEOG is awarded to students in their first 30 hours of their college program who have financial needs and have minimum half-time enrollment.

Galveston College also has secured funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the Texas Reskilling Support Program. This program aims to support displaced Texas workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who need to learn new skills or further develop current skills to return to the workforce, as well as Texas students who were previously attending Galveston College for a certificate or degree but have not completed it.

In addition to grants, Texas has a variety of exemptions and waivers. Exemptions are a type of financial assistance that allows some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees. For more information please check out

Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial needs, allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.

Thanks to the generosity of the Galveston Island community, Galveston College has one of the most robust scholarship programs of Texas community colleges.

Universal Access
Universal Access Scholarships are provided by the Galveston College Foundation to ensure that every eligible high school graduate–or equivalent, who resides in the Galveston College taxing district has the opportunity to attend college and receive an associate degree or workforce certificate. These students are not eligible for federal or state funding–often because their income exceeds eligibility limits, yet they still need financial assistance to complete their studies and graduate. For information, visit

Privately Funded and Institutional Scholarships
Galveston College offers a variety of privately funded and institutional scholarships to graduating high school seniors, transfer students, and currently enrolled students. The criteria for eligibility and the award amount for these scholarships have been developed in cooperation with each scholarship sponsor. For a list of these opportunities and application, visit

Emergency Scholarship
The purpose of the Emergency Scholarship is to provide monetary relief to students for unexpected circumstances that may significantly interfere with their ability to attend college. For more information, visit

Military Benefits
Students may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous federal and/or state programs. Student veterans and dependents are encouraged to visit the Veterans Administration education website for the most current information about education benefit programs:

Students loans, unlike grants and work-study, are borrowed funds that must be repaid, with interest. Student loans should be considered only after students have exhausted all avenues for free financial aid such as grants and scholarships. Galveston College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Federal Direct Loans include Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct PLUS Loans.

Laptop Loan Program
A computer is now required for every class at Galveston College; therefore, a laptop loan program has been established to assist students who need off-campus computing resources. For more information about the laptop loan program, click here:

How to Apply for Financial Aid

To maximize their opportunity to receive financial aid for fall 2021, students should complete the Galveston College enrollment process as soon as possible.

To begin the financial aid process, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) on a desktop or laptop at The 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is also available on mobile at the myStudentAid app.

Galveston College’s school code is 004972.

Galveston College will use information from the FAFSA to compile a financial aid offer, which may include a combination of grants, loans, and work-study. Remember, federal student aid must be used for school expenses such as tuition, room and board, and books and supplies.

For assistance in completing the FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid office at Galveston College at (409) 944-1235, visit, or email

For information about scholarships, visit the scholarship websites and contact the Financial Aid office at

For more information about Galveston College admissions, visit, call (409) 944-1230, or email

To register for classes, visit the Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall, Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas, or register online via myGC on the Whitecaps portal at

Eight Whitecaps softball players named 2021 NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes

Eight Galveston College Whitecaps softball players have been named National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2021 All-America Scholar Athletes. Athletes who achieve a 3.5 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale are recognized as NFCA Scholar Athletes.

Those recognized include the following:

Alyssa Castellano

Cailtin Denison

Bailey Groom

Aspyn Grossman

Chasity Kambitsch
Chasity Kambitsch

Odette Lopez
Odette Lopez

Jordan Rasmussen
Jordan Rasmussen

Makinzie Tomascik

Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy celebrates graduations

The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy recently celebrated the graduations of Class 6 of its full-time, daytime program and Class 34 of its evening program with virtual ceremonies for family members, co-workers and friends.

Crystal Robinson, director of the Law Enforcement Academy, served as master of ceremonies and commended the work of the program instructors and the cadets, congratulating the graduates as they launched their careers.

Instructor Bart Stephenson presented special awards for marksmanship and academic achievement.

Class 6D award recipients included Cadet Sam Kayal, Top Gun award for the best marksmanship on the firing range, and Cadet Ethan Torres, top academic achievement award.

Cadet Kevin Anderson received both the Top Gun marksmanship award and the top academic achievement award for Class 34.

Galveston College is now accepting applications for its Law Enforcement Academy for 2021-2022.

The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy’s seventh full-time day program will run Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for one semester. Classes begin July 26. Graduation will be in December 2021.

The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy’s 35th evening program will run Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 2. The program runs for two semesters. Graduation is set for May 2022.

The deadline to apply for the day or evening program is June 30.

More than 450 cadets have graduated from Galveston College’s Law Enforcement Academy since it began in 1987. Many of those graduates have gone on to join county law enforcement agencies and police departments across Texas.

The 740-hour law enforcement academy is designed for those who are seeking certification as a Texas peace officer from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE.)

For more information on the Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy, contact Crystal Robinson, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Academy program director, at (409) 944-1331 or, or instructor Bart Stephenson at (409) 944-1263 or

Students also can visit the Law Enforcement Academy office in Room 323 of the Mary Moody Northen Center on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas, or online at

Graduates of Class 34 of the Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy include (front row from left) Benjamen Cohan, Keren Chapman, Reynol Lopez, Kevin Anderson, Shamael Ruiz, Law Enforcement Academy Program Director Crystal Robinson, (back row) instructor Bart Stephenson, Andrew Moffet, Alyssa Dale, Geria Brown, Johnathan Aucoin, John Perry, Wesley Hurt and instructor Sgt. Billy Kilburn, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

Graduates of Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy Class 6D include (front row from left) Wesley Divine, Britnni Love, Meghan Bilbrey and Felicia Barrienties, (back row from left) instructor Bart Stephenson, Andy Duhon, Zachary Williams, Sam Kayal and Crystal Robinson, program director of the Law Enforcement Academy.

Registration underway for summer and fall 2021

Registration for summer and fall 2021 classes is underway at Galveston College.

Summer I classes begin Tuesday, June 7. Summer II classes begin Tuesday, July 12.

The fall 2021 semester begins Monday, Aug. 30.

The #YourCollegeYourWay schedule of classes features a robust offering of in-person classes, fully online classes and hybrid classes that combine learning modes.

In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, students should contact their advisor or email

Online Registration
To register online, students should

–log in to their Whitecaps portal by entering their Galveston College user ID and password. Students who do not know their Galveston College user ID should contact the Information Technology Service Desk at
–view Degree Audit.
–select Register for Classes.

Students who need help or who have questions about registering online should email the Counseling and Advising Center at

In-person Registration
In-person registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays in the Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus. The college is closed on Fridays.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students should contact the Financial Aid office at to ensure their financial aid awards are in place. Those who have not completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-2022 should complete the application here.

Tuition and Fees Payment Arrangements
Registration is not complete until payment arrangements are made. Students who owe a balance can make full payments online with a credit card via their Whitecaps portal or by sending a check or money order by mail to the Galveston College Business Office, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550. (Please include the student’s name and student ID number.)

Students with payment questions can email the Business Office at or leave a message at (409) 944-1362. (Please leave name, student ID number and contact information.)

Students who want to set up a payment plan must sign up via their Whitecaps portal using the FACTS payment plan system. For more information on payment plans, please visit the FACTS payment system information page here.

Payment questions may be directed to the Business Office at

Please contact the Counseling and Advising Center at with any questions concerning registration.

Whitecaps Wardrobe

Whitecaps Wardrobe appointments available

Are you looking for clothes for work or a job interview?

The Galveston College Student Government Association is accepting appointments to shop its new Whitecaps Wardrobe professional clothing closet. The closet is located on the second floor of the Hermes Fitness Center.

A variety of free business and business casual attire is available, including dress shirts and slacks, jackets, dresses, pants, blouses and career-specific attire.

To schedule a confidential appointment, please contact Jose Martinez at to arrange a date and time.

Donations also may be dropped off near the screening stations in the Moody Hall lobby and the Mary Moody Northen Center atrium and at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.

Whitecaps Wardrobe is made possible thanks to generous donations from faculty, staff, students and friends of Galveston College.