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Galveston Island Mardi Gras 2019

Galveston College readies for Mardi Gras

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Galveston College students, faculty and staff will participate in the 33rd Annual Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Mardi Gras parade, which begins at 12 p.m. and runs from 57th and Seawall to the Strand Historic District.

Also on Saturday, students, faculty and staff will participate in the Krewe of Gambrinus’ 31st Annual King Gambrinus Lights Up the Night parade, which starts at 6 p.m. at 4500 Seawall Blvd. and proceeds downtown through the Strand Historic District.

Click here to view the parade route.

According to the City of Galveston, the island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration begins Friday, Feb. 14, and continues until Feb. 25, or Fat Tuesday. Both weekends are packed with parades, parties and, of course, beads.

The 10-day event is expected to draw more than 300,000 attendees for masked balls, balcony parties, parades and concerts.

This island-style Mardi Gras has plenty of personality. There’s the classic revelry found in the heart of Galveston’s historic downtown district, where the bulk of festivities takes place, and also family-friendly events and parades along the Seawall.

To view the concert schedule, confirm parade routes and times, purchase tickets for ticketed events and venues, or to become a vendor, please visit the official Mardi Gras! Galveston website at http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/.

To view the complete list of Mardi Gras street closures, safety reminders and transportation information, visit the City of Galveston website here.

For more information on Galveston College’s participation in Mardi Gras activities, contact Associate Vice President for Student Services Ron Crumedy at rcrumedy@gc.edu.

10-Minute Play Festival Photo

Galveston College Theatre sets 10-Minute Play Festival

The Galveston College Theatre department will present its third 10-Minute Play Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, in Room 207 of the Fine Arts building on the Galveston College campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The showcase will include staged readings of six original 10-minute plays written by Galveston College students, faculty and community members.

“We hope you will join us for the premiere of these playwrights’ new works,” said Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts at Galveston College.

Playwrights include Stephany Blair, Shelly Downes, Alyssa Gudz, Destiny Montemayor, Christiana Rose-Eileen Rubio and Adi Teodoru.

Show dates and times are Friday, Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

Company members include Galveston College students Dorion Alcantar, Eva Arita, Elijah Barrie, Daniel Bourque, Alyssa Gudz and Eric Scales.

For more information, contact Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Pictured: Elijah Barrie, Alyssa Gudz and Daniel Bourque rehearse a scene for the upcoming Galveston College 10-Minute Play Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, in the Galveston College Fine Arts building.

 

 

 

Whitecaps baseball team hosts inaugural Island Invitational tournament

Hundreds of fans and family members from throughout east Texas and the Gulf Coast region were on hand to cheer on their teams at the first-ever Galveston College Whitecaps Island Invitational Friday and Saturday at Bernard Davis Stadium and Tor Baseball Field.
After two full days of play marked by sunny skies and mild winter temperatures, Temple College emerged the winner of the tournament after winning all four of its games.
Galveston College won its first game of the season on Friday, beating Howard College by a score of 3-1. On Saturday, the Whitecaps lost to Temple College, 4-12, and Coastal Bend College, 2-5.
Alvin Community College, Coastal Bend College and Howard College each won two games. Galveston College and Wharton County Junior College each took one.
Game scores:
  • Wharton County Junior College, 7 – Howard College, 4
  • Temple College, 3 – Alvin Community College, 2
  • Galveston College, 3 – Howard College, 1
  • Alvin Community College, 6 – Coastal Bend College, 1
  • Temple College, 8 – Wharton County Junior College, 4
  • Howard College, 7 – Alvin Community College, 2
  • Alvin Community College, 6 – Coastal Bend College, 1
  • Temple College, 8 – Wharton County Junior College, 4
  • Howard College, 8 – Alvin Community College, 3
  • Temple College, 12 – Galveston College, 4
  • Coastal Bend College, 5 – Galveston College, 2
  • Coastal Bend College, 9 – Wharton County Junior College, 6
For more information on Galveston College athletics and the complete Whitecaps baseball schedule, please visit https://gc.edu/athletics/whitecaps-baseball/.
WHITECAPS 2020

Galveston College Whitecaps baseball to host inaugural Island Invitational

The Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team will host its inaugural Galveston College Island Invitational on Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, at Bernard Davis Stadium at 81st Street and Frank Giusti Drive and Tor Baseball Field at 83rd and Stewart Road.

The tournament will feature six community college teams from throughout the region.

First pitch is 1 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, play gets underway at 10 a.m.

The Whitecaps will take on Howard College at 8 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, the Whitecaps will play Temple College at 4 p.m. and Coastal Bend College at 8 p.m.

Other teams featured in the tournament include Alvin Community College and Wharton County Junior College.

Admission is free, and the games are open to the public.

Kevin Lallmann is entering his second season as head baseball coach at Galveston College and his fifth season on the Whitecaps coaching staff. During Coach Lallmann’s tenure, the Whitecaps sent 28 players on to the NCAA Division I level, had two players drafted in the MLB draft and had another player sign as a free agent.

Assisting Coach Lallmann is former Whitecaps standout Kyle Giusti, who joined the Whitecaps coaching staff as assistant coach last season after spending the 2018 season at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he worked with the team’s hitters and served as bullpen coach.

“I think there’s a lot of excitement for this season,” Coach Lallmann said. “It doesn’t get any better than college baseball, and we are ready to put it out there and give it everything we have.”

For more information on Galveston College athletics and the complete Whitecaps baseball schedule, please visit https://gc.edu/athletics/whitecaps-baseball/.

Galveston College

Galveston College announces fall 2019 honor students

Students named to the President’s List, Vice President’s List and Dean’s List for fall 2019 at Galveston College have been announced. Combined, the group has 337 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.

Person First Name Person Last Name Person Address City Person Address State

President’s List

Texas

Liam Beaumont, Alvin

Jacob Easley, Alvin

Rene Navarro, Alvin

Vanessa Richardson, Angleton

Karli Newton, Bayou Vista

Jennifer Neisig, Brenham

Mirye An, Carrollton

Bryan Kuhn, Carrollton

Michelle Tomei, Carrollton

Darla Nunez, Dallas

Carnae Dillard, Denton

James Atchley, Dickinson

Robert Sanchez, Fort Worth

Illeana Amaya, Galveston

Hemal Amin, Galveston

Joshua Bailey, Galveston

Eliana Barlow, Galveston

Jose Becerril, Galveston

Lily Benavidez, Galveston

Sierra Benjey, Galveston

Courtney Berry, Galveston

Aaron Bouwkamp, Galveston

Rosie Bui, Galveston

Julie Butler, Galveston

Jessica Castro, Galveston

Larry Chambers, Galveston

Cynthia Christensen, Galveston

Samantha Coffey, Galveston

Isabella Corrales, Galveston

Kodiak Cox, Galveston

Richard Crawford, Galveston

Jose Cuenca Bazan, Galveston

Brittany Diaz, Galveston

Diane Edmonds, Galveston

Robert Ellis, Galveston

Britney Fletcher, Galveston

Mariana Flores Gonzalez, Galveston

Ryan Fullerton, Galveston

Jordan Garcia Covarrubias, Galveston

Dennis Gardner, Galveston

Daniel Golan, Galveston

Vincente Gonzalez, Galveston

Michael Green, Galveston

Tavin Grey, Galveston

Margarita Guerrero, Galveston

Heidi Haglund, Galveston

Brandi Hardeman, Galveston

Luke Havard, Galveston

Ronald Henriquez, Mancia Galveston

Earika Hermann, Galveston

Tyszhe Herron, Galveston

David Iadarola, Galveston

Laura Jimenez, Galveston

Reed Jones, Galveston

Anupama Kandel, Galveston

Roza Kastis, Galveston

Devlyn Mahanay, Galveston

Alexis Makris, Galveston

Richard Mancuso, Galveston

Nataly Mendieta, Rosas Galveston

Kaitlyn Mixon, Galveston

Devonte Moffett, Galveston

Ruben Morales, Galveston

Alec Muniz, Galveston

Ma Noviz Nevarez, Galveston

Jose Olguin Azcona, Galveston

Liliana Oseguera, Galveston

Jake Pritchett, Galveston

Jaime Quintanilla, Galveston

Sophia Ramirez, Galveston

Dario Ramirez Pico, Galveston

Kyra Ramos, Galveston

Brianna Reyes, Galveston

Joel Rivera, Galveston

Fernando Robles, Galveston

Jordan Rocha, Galveston

Jeremy Ross, Galveston

Maggie Rushing, Galveston

Mariana Salinas, Galveston

Elissiana Santiso, Galveston

Marsha Scoggin, Galveston

Julia Sierra, Galveston

Caleb Smith, Galveston

Grace Smith, Galveston

Josalyn Malyce Taylor, Galveston

Abigail Teague, Galveston

Caroline Termini, Galveston

Elizabath Thomas, Galveston

Jonisha Tisino, Galveston

David Ton, Galveston

Jesus Torres, Galveston

Catalina Tovar, Galveston

Alexandra Vasut, Galveston

Julianna Wagner, Galveston

Jaelyn Williams, Galveston

Roshawn Williams, Galveston

Michael Wilson, Galveston

Justin Wood, Galveston

Miguel Yanes, Galveston

Trevor Graham, Hico

Kari Bey, Hitchcock

Valeriia Chukhnenko, Hitchcock

Tracey Johnfroe, Hitchcock

Kristen Alfrey, Houston

Juanita Cantu, Houston

Reah Kelly, Houston

Jordyn Peck, Houston

Ricardo Rivera, Houston

Sylvia Rodriguez, Houston

Steven Yancey, Houston

Nicole Farnham, Kemah

Jason Brown, La Marque

Michele Garza, La Marque

Christian Rodriguez, La Marque

Katelyn Buechter, Lake Jackson

Nicholas Callies, League City

Miranda Fowler, League City

Keith Grumbles, League City

Jaime Lopez, League City

Christina Trevino, League City

Grace Hamilton, Nederland

Cora Harrington, Orange

Sarah Filip, Palacios

Brenna Nguyen, Port Arthur

Brittney Buchanan, Richardson

John Erfe, Richmond

Joshua Graham, San Leon

Mackenzie Dobbs, Santa Fe

Brent Black, Seabrook

Hailey Smith, Spring Branch

Michelle De Salvo, Texas City

Shona Gastian, Texas City

Kyle Griffin, Texas City

Victoran Johnson, Texas City

Tyrone Melanson, Texas City

Hunter Green, Vidor

Washington

Brianna Vantrojen, Bremerton

Vice President’s List

Texas

Brandi Garza, Alvin

Yeslin Rivas, Bacliff

Mikaela Clark, Beaumont

Yanet Vargas-Rojas, Dallas

Jordan Rasmussen, Dayton

Sarah Jones, De Berry

Abigail Forrest, Dickinson

Jacob Allen, Galveston

Chantelle Anderson, Galveston

Gabriela Bailon, Galveston

Savanna Benjey, Galveston

Michael Brown, Galveston

Jakolby Bryant, Galveston

Ty Burchfield, Galveston

Alexandria Carattini, Galveston

Yaquelin Caro, Galveston

Zeyla Carranza, Galveston

Annmarie Castro, Galveston

Benjamin Coulson, Galveston

Shelby Daues, Galveston

Norman Dorise, Galveston

Jennifer Escalante, Prieto Galveston

Ulises Garcia, Galveston

Kelsey Gaspard, Galveston

Zoe George, Galveston

Natalie Henson, Galveston

Adan Hernandez, Galveston

Cristal Hernandez, Galveston

Brillist Herrera, Galveston

Tobi Holthusen, Galveston

Gabrielle Hosler, Galveston

William Hosler, Galveston

Rawand Hudaifa, Galveston

Ginger Jackson, Galveston

Paula Jackson, Galveston

Noah Jansen, Galveston

James Jobe, Galveston

Aaron Jones, Galveston

Wai Kaung, Galveston

Alexis Lapoint, Galveston

Juan Lara Del Cid, Galveston

Gabriella Lopez, Galveston

Andrea Lopez-Trejo, Galveston

Noemi Mata, Galveston

Andrew Medina, Galveston

Kaylyn Monnell, Galveston

Delaney Murphy, Galveston

Connor Murphy Mauldin, Galveston

Sierra Newell, Galveston

Kayla Olguin, Galveston

Patricia Phol, Galveston

Iliana Pittman, Galveston

Regina Roach, Galveston

Mikaela Rule, Galveston

Jessica Sanchez, Galveston

Cade Sattelmaier, Galveston

Caitlyn Savage, Galveston

Dazjah Shannon, Galveston

Tiffany Sherman, Galveston

Kenneth Simpson, Galveston

Carlisha Sinegaure, Galveston

Alicia Villarreal, Galveston

Marterell Benamon, Garland

Nathaniel Jackson, High Island

Elizabeth Miracle, High Island

Alondra Saucedo, Hitchcock

Jovaunia Smith, Hitchcock

Robert Berger, Houston

Cori Icenhower, Houston

Kenton Taylor, Houston

Stephen Amy, Jamaica Beach

Tanner Evans, Kingwood

Laura Guerrero, La Marque

James Pace, La Marque

Yvonne Shaw, La Marque

Kelsey Bollinger, Lake Jackson

Cindy Bonilla Banegas, League City

Brannen Jones, League City

Corey Lanier, League City

Celene Nunez, League City

Makinzie Romrell, League City

T’yuana Sanders, League City

Kayleigh Deakle, Mont Belvieu

Michael Boyett, Newton

Michael Lee, Orange

Brandi Smith, Pearland

Ashley Honeycutt, Santa Fe

Dylan Whitehurst, Santa Fe

Tamikia Clemons, Texas City

Jeraud Samuels, Texas City

Avery Feagin, Tiki Island

Justin Gentry, West

Dean’s List

Texas

Krysten Hurick, Abilene

Angelica Rios, Alvin

Eric Alvarado, Bulverde

Aleka Xayaseng, Call

Zachary Young, Deer Park

Melody Boatman, Dickinson

Lindsay Castro, Dickinson

April Reyes, Dickinson

Jessica Reyes, Dickinson

Josey Rolland, Dickinson

Delaini Daughenbaugh, Flower Mound

Bryan Klemme, Friendswood

Ashley Silvas, Fulshear

Roxana Arrazola, Galveston

Eden Atkinson, Galveston

Chana Baggett, Galveston

Melody Benavides Carreon, Galveston

Richard Beverlin, Galveston

Wyatt Bomberger, Galveston

Stannesha Davis, Galveston

Jacob Flores, Galveston

Ludwika Franco, Galveston

Jonathan Gomez, Galveston

Macy Gutierrez, Galveston

Nieasha Hayes, Galveston

Glenda Hernandez, Galveston

Jose Hernandez, Galveston

Bernardino Hernandez, Estrada Galveston

Brandon Jackson, Galveston

Diya Jaison, Galveston

Cody Jones, Galveston

Kristopher Kuenning, Galveston

Abigail Larios, Galveston

Rosa Marsh, Galveston

Bruno Martinez, Galveston

Roxana Martinez, Galveston

Ramon Martinez-Rodriguez, Galveston

Cecille Maxey, Galveston

William McQuitty, Galveston

Branden Medina, Galveston

Daniela Miskowic-Fajardo, Galveston

Franche Moore, Galveston

Maviridiana Morales, Galveston

Coby Moseley, Galveston

Jamarkis Nwadiei, Galveston

Marco Paessler, Galveston

Isabel Peralta, Galveston

Tyrell Randle, Galveston

James Rodgers, Galveston

Christine Romero, Galveston

Melody Rumion, Galveston

Kimberly Sanchez, Galveston

Ramius Sanchez, Galveston

Andre Sellers, Galveston

Eric Silva, Galveston

Cristina Simon, Galveston

Vividiana Solis, Galveston

Amanda Thomas, Galveston

Jessica Thornton, Galveston

Patrick Unbehagen, Galveston

Gianna Viggiano, Galveston

Jasmian Walker, Galveston

Megan Ward, Galveston

Robert Ward, Galveston

Madison Westhause, Galveston

Sparkle White, Galveston

Brandon Worthen, Galveston

Tailey Wright, Galveston

Macey Impson, Hemphill

Brittney Borden, High Island

Lindsay Miracle, High Island

Destiny Barrientos, Hitchcock

Daniel Bourque, Houston

April Espinoza, Houston

Kiyona Mack, Houston

Sugey Bautista Pacheco, La Marque

Sylvia Perales-Lee, La Marque

Saylaion Dunlap, Lake Jackson

Willis Coleman, League City

Ty Luper, League City

Erik Norred, League City

Danee Plante, League City

Liz Waweru, League City

Brittney Wingate, League City

Odette Lopez, Lufkin

Abby Anderson, Orange

Rachel Andrews, Pasadena

Brandon Trevino, Pasadena

Lea Siltberg, Pflugerville

Leslie Fonseca, Port Arthur

Vincent Havens, Port Bolivar

Cali Sundseth, Port Bolivar

Michael Tovar, Port Bolivar

Koby Dutka, Richmond

James Shaver, Santa Fe

Jean Sheppard, Santa Fe

Vanessa Stilwell, Santa Fe

Sydnye Cromwell, Spring

Jenny Liu, Sugar Land

Briana Carter, Texas City

Katina Frank, Texas City

Bethany Maness, Texas City

Andres Ramos, Texas City

Citlalli Ramos, Texas City

Alexis Vela, Texas City

Raylene Zaragoza, Texas City

Hawaii

Chaesten Chon, Pearl City

Louisiana

Chesni Jones, Sulphur

 

Spring 2020 Food for Thought market dates set

Galveston College has announced spring 2020 distribution dates for the Food for Thought mobile food distribution on the college’s main campus at Avenue Q 1/2 and 39th Street and at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway Street.
Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, check-in, distribution and clean up.
Market dates and times are as follows:
Galveston College Main Campus
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 10 a.m.
Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center
  • Friday, Feb, 7, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.
Food for Thought is a partnership between Galveston College, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank through its Food for Change food scholarship initiative.
The Food for Thought market gives students access to fresh produce, meats and other groceries on the Galveston College campus, enabling them to save money for other necessities and to maintain their focus on school.
Currently enrolled students can obtain client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or the office at the Applied Technology Center and enroll online by visiting the Food for Change page on the Houston Food Bank website.
Students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets by using the  Houston Food Bank Mobile App . Food for Change markets are labeled to help clients identify all markets available to all Food for Change recipients.
For more information and to volunteer to assist with the program, contact Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services, at rcrumedy@gc.edu.
Whitecaps Logo

Galveston College unveils new athletics logo

Galveston College has unveiled a new athletics logo and mascot just in time for the spring 2020 baseball and softball seasons.

The comprehensive redesign includes a distinct logo, new wordmark and new colors to reflect the college’s official royal blue and orange colors, which replaced blue and rust in 2018.

“The new logo features a blue wave with a foamy crest and a friendly but fierce expression,” said Carol Langston, director of public affairs. “We have had a great reaction from students, faculty and staff, and we are excited to introduce our new athletics brand to our fans in the community.”

This is the college’s first mascot and first logo update since Galveston College launched its sports teams under the name Whitecaps in 1992.

“Having a strong and recognizable brand is important to Galveston College and our high-performing athletics program,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “The new Whitecaps logo provides us with a more powerful connection to our fans and our community. It also allows us to more seamlessly elevate the entire college’s visibility in the region, state and nation.”

The new Whitecaps wordmark will be featured on baseball uniforms this spring and new softball uniforms in 2021. Any new uniforms or equipment will include the new branding. The old Whitecaps wordmark will remain in use with some items as it is phased out.

The new logo also will be featured on athletics apparel, signage and the athletics website.

The rebranding project, which began a year ago, was conducted by the college’s Public Affairs department and the college’s Communication, Marketing and Advertising Committee comprised of faculty, staff and students.

The college will conduct a mascot naming contest during the spring 2020 semester.

Spring 2020 Food for Thought market dates set

Galveston College has announced spring 2020 distribution dates for the Food for Thought mobile food distribution on the college’s main campus at Avenue Q 1/2 and 39th Street and at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway Street.

Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, check-in, distribution and clean up.

Market dates and times are as follows:

Galveston College Main Campus

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 10 a.m.

Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center

  • Friday, Feb, 7, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.

Food for Thought is a partnership between Galveston College, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank through its Food for Change food scholarship initiative.

The Food for Thought market gives students access to fresh produce, meats and other groceries on the Galveston College campus, enabling them to save money for other necessities and to maintain their focus on school.

Currently enrolled students can obtain client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or the office at the Applied Technology Center and enroll online by visiting the Food for Change page on the Houston Food Bank website.

Students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets by using the Houston Food Bank Mobile App. Food for Change markets are labeled to help clients identify all markets available to all Food for Change recipients.

For more information and to volunteer to assist with the program, contact Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services, at rcrumedy@gc.edu.

39th Annual Share Your Holidays is huge success

The 39th Annual ABC13 Share Your Holidays food drive at Ball High School on Friday, Dec. 6, was a huge success.

Members of the Ball High School band, cheerleaders, Tornettes, Ballet Folklorico, as well as the Parker Elementary School Elite students, entertained the public and Share Your Holidays community partners as they dropped off nonperishable food and monetary donations that benefited the Galveston County Food Bank.

A total of 25,603 pounds of food and more than $1,000 in monetary contributions were collected by the end of the day.

Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services at Galveston College, Shelia Fields, second year coordinator for the Galveston College Nursing program, and Galveston College students Kyle Hendrix, Justin Clary, Anastasia Venegas, Eva Rios and Iraida Tzoy joined community members, Ball High School students and students from throughout Galveston in volunteering at the event.

The food will be distributed by the Galveston County Food Bank to local families in need during the holiday season.

Mike Dudas, media arts coach at Ball High School, is the coordinator for Share Your Holidays-Galveston. Robyn R. Bushong serves as community partners/publicity coordinator.

Above: Shelia Fields, second year coordinator for the Galveston College Nursing program, and Galveston College students Kyle Hendrix, Justin Clary, Anastasia Venegas and Eva Rios volunteer at the 39th Annual Share Your Holidays food drive Friday, Dec. 6, at Ball High School.