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Galveston College Beacon

Galveston College sets dates, times for summer, fall in-person registration

Limited in-person registration for the summer and fall 2020 semesters will open at Galveston College on Monday, June 1, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q.

Registration dates and times will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 3-5; and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 8-11. The last day for summer I registration is June 3. Late registration ends June 5.

Summer I classes begin Monday, June 8. Summer II classes start July 13. Fall 2020 classes begin Aug. 31.

All 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

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 as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for summer and fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

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

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit

New students can apply for admission at

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or

Galveston Community College District Board of Regents to meet May 13

The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in Room 220, Moody Hall, Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Prior to the regular meeting, the Nominating Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. in Room 220 of Moody Hall.

Meeting agendas are here.

New Training Ambulance at Galveston College

Galveston College announces new EMS Professional certificate and alternative AAS in EMS

Galveston College officials recently announced the addition of a new Emergency Medical Services Professional certificate and alternative Associate of Applied Science degree program for paramedics who are seeking to advance in their careers.


The 21 credit-hour EMS Professional certificate is designed to prepare certified paramedics for entry into management, education or supervisory positions in EMS and fire organizations.


The program is a completely online professional course plan.


EMS Professional certificate graduates can add coursework in a subsequent semester or semesters to obtain the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services.


“This new program accomplishes a big need in the EMS profession,” said Brian Ayres, director of the Emergency Medical Services program at Galveston College. “There are many paramedics in the workforce who did not have an option to complete their AAS EMS degree. Many EMS programs throughout the state and country do not have degree options leaving these students with no ability to complete their AAS. This program solves that problem and provides the education needed to qualify for advancement in promotional opportunities.”


In this program, not only are paramedics able to achieve their AAS degree, but also obtain certifications in Critical Care, EMS Instructor, Supervision/Management, EMS Safety and Disaster Response.


“The EMS profession needs more leaders, and the Galveston College EMS program now has a program in place to educate and develop future leaders for the EMS profession,” Ayres said.


Galveston College is a leading provider of Emergency Medical Services education in the Gulf Coast region, offering the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Medical Services, as well as the Emergency Medical Technician Basic, EMT Advanced, Paramedic, Critical Care and EMS Professional certificates.


For more information, visit the Galveston College website at or contact Brian Ayres, program director, at


Above: Vice President of Instruction Dr. Cissy Matthews and Emergency Medical Services Program Director Brian Ayres showcase the college’s EMS training unit donated by Clear Lake Emergency Medical Services. The college has expanded its EMS program with the addition of an EMS professional certificate and alternative degree for paramedics who are seeking to advance in their careers.

Galveston College to offer Associate of Applied Science in Instrumentation Technology

Galveston College has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Applied Science in Instrumentation Technology.

The 60 credit-hour program is designed to prepare graduates for employment as entry-level instrumentation technicians in chemical plants, oil refineries, electrical power plants and water treatment facilities.

The program will include three stackable Instrumentation Technology certificates: Basic (16 hours), Intermediate (32 hours) and Advanced (45 hours).

Initial enrollment is expected to be 20 students with courses delivered through a combination of face-to-face, hybrid and laboratory instruction.

According to Texas Workforce Commission data projections, employment of instrumentation technicians in the Gulf Coast region is expected to increase by 16 percent from 2016 to 2026. The average hourly salary for instrumentation technicians ranges from $20 to $67 an hour.

The program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in December 2019.

For more information on the AAS and certificates in Instrumentation Technology, please contact Martin Crichlow, student success adviser at

Galveston College library services available online

The Galveston College David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library services are now accessible online.
Students, faculty and staff can access academic eBooks to support curriculum, reference eBooks, leisure eBooks, article databases, eJournals, eMagazines, research guides, video tutorials and eCourse reserves. The library also has a live chat service available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can schedule individual online reference appointments, as well. All virtual services are accessible in one place for students, faculty and staff.
The Distance Education Library Resources Online Guide is designed to help students at a distance or taking online courses locate and use Galveston College library’s online resources and research tools. Students can access the guide at
For assistance, contact or view the library’s FAQ page
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

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

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

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

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

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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


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


Brianna Vantrojen, Bremerton

Vice President’s List


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


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


Chaesten Chon, Pearl City


Chesni Jones, Sulphur