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TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound honors students, grads at 2019 Showcase and Awards Ceremony

The Galveston College TRIO Upward Bound program celebrated its 2019 Showcase and Awards Ceremony July 11 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.

Priselda P. Perez, Upward Bound director, and Dr. Myles Shelton, president, welcomed the audience to campus and recognized guests and alumni.

Following a dinner and slideshow presentation, Upward Bound alumna Limesha Hill Solomon gave a keynote presentation. Students also presented an American Sign Language presentation and a computer science presentation. Julianna Salinas, Class of 2019 graduate, also gave an inspirational presentation.

Academic achievement awards, summer academic achievement course awards, academic year A/B honor roll students and seniors were recognized.

Flavio Ramos, Class of 2019 graduate, gave a motivational presentation. Successful completion awards were presented.

Upward Bound Alumna Makia Golliday presented an inspirational closing poem.

Class of 2019 members and their chosen colleges include Karson Amaro, Anthony Duque, Jennifer Escalante, Noemi Mata, Jaylan Nixon, Citlalli Ramos, Miranda Ramos, Natalia Ramos, Andre Sellers, Madison Smith and Chloe Wilber, all of Galveston College; Brianna Parson and Kyianna Parson, both of University of North Texas; Giovanni Perez, San Jacinto College; Jaqueline Perez, Texas State University; Flavio Ramos, University of Texas at Austin; Devin Reyna, Tyler Junior College; Julianna Salinas, and Stephen F. Austin State University.

For more photo highlights of the ceremony, click here.

Galveston College Quickstart Graduates

Galveston College sets free Quickstart training programs

Registration is now open for Galveston College’s free Quickstart training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), beginning July 29 and Aug 26.

Register online at

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, 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.

In addition to job training, GalvestonCollege offers career counseling and job placement assistance.

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

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.)

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

For more information, please contact Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers at (409) 944-1287 or (Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.)

Above: Recent graduates of the Galveston College Quickstart Electrical Helper training program include (standing, left to right) Quency Adams, Jenson Brunner, Collin Sempe, teacher Horace Williams IV, Keilan Navarro, D’Asia Scranton, Zulemie Perez and (kneeling, left to right) Eduardo Vazquez and Jamall Williams. Not pictured is LaMarc Graves.

Student Services Rendering

Title V Pathways project makes student services renovation a reality

Thanks to the Title V Pathways project at Galveston College, key student services spaces on the first floor of Moody Hall are being renovated to improve student success, retention, persistence to graduation and transfer among the college’s student population.

The renovation is just one of several initiatives of the “Pathway Model for Improved Teaching, Advising and Transfer at a Hispanics-serving Community College,” which is funded by the US Department of Education.

The overall goals of the project are to clarify pathways for students, help students get on a guided path, help students stay on a guided path and ensure students are learning in order to increase retention (course completion and fall-to-fall retention), improve course success, increase completion rates of a recognized credential and increase successful transfer to 4-year institutions.

PBK Architects is project architect. TUCON Unbehagen Construction is project contractor.

Dr. Sandra Metoyer is director of the Title V Pathways project.


Above: Architect’s rendering of the new student services area at Galveston College.

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