Galveston College Logistics program information session is July 13

Are you interested in being part of one of the largest employment sectors in Texas? Is a career in logistics and supply chain management right for you? Would you like more information about the new associate degree and certificates in logistics at Galveston College?

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend an information session hosted by Galveston College Logistics Program Director John Rydlund on Tuesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. in the Galveston College Cheney Student Center Seibel Wing, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Rydland will discuss the job outlook for logistics careers, highlight the program offered at Galveston College and go over important steps to enroll. He also will discuss the dual-credit program offered at Ball High School, share information on important industry certifications and provide insight on career advancement opportunities for those already in the field.

Crucial to the supply chain of any business, logistics involves the timely delivery of freight and goods from one place to another, as well as the unloading and unpacking of this cargo. Whether by land, air or sea, Galveston, Houston and the Gulf Coast region offer an impressive array of logistical and distribution channels to move goods around the country and the world. Houston is also home to the No. 1 foreign trading port in the U.S. by tonnage and the largest container port on the Gulf Coast making this a capital of global trade.

The Galveston College Logistics program covers the foundational areas of logistics and supply chain and develops students’ abilities to think critically and solve real-world problems. Students learn negotiation tactics and receive exposure to supply chain analytics, both desirable skills for employers.

A two-year Associate of Applied Science degree and Basic, Intermediate and Advanced certificates are available.

For more information, contact Rydlund at (409) 944-1318 or jrydlund@gc.edu.

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
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 www.collegeforalltexans.com.

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.

Scholarships
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 https://gc.edu/universal-access/.

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 https://gc.edu/galveston-college-scholarships/.

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 https://gc.edu/emergency-scholarship/.

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: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/education_programs.asp.

Loans
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: https://gc.edu/laptop-loan-program/.

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 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. 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 https://gc.edu/financial-aid/, or email finaid@gc.edu.

For information about scholarships, visit the scholarship websites and contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@gc.edu.

For more information about Galveston College admissions, visit https://gc.edu/steps-to-enroll/, call (409) 944-1230, or email admissions@gc.edu.

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 whitecaps.gc.edu.

Massage Therapy Program

Galveston College Massage Therapy program starts in August

Galveston College will begin the next class of its popular Massage Therapy program in August.

The courses, which are offered through the college’s Continuing Education department, begin Aug. 30 and continue through Dec. 16.

Classes are offered Mondays through Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway St., Galveston, Texas.

Fall semester courses include Health and Hygiene, Massage Fundamentals I, Kinesiology, Pathology for Massage, and Reflexology and Chair Massage.

Spring semester courses include Massage Fundamentals II, Anatomy and Physiology for Massage, Therapeutic Modalities, and Business Practices and Ethics.

Students must also enroll in a summer internship program in June or July.

Upon completion of the three-semester program, students will be eligible to take the state board exam.

Download an application for the Massage Therapy program at //gc.edu/massage, or visit the Continuing Education department on the first floor of Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.

Register now for summer and fall classes

Priority registration for summer II and fall 2021 classes is underway at Galveston College.

Summer II classes begin Tuesday, July 12. The fall 2021 semester begins Monday, Aug. 30.

Your College. Your Way.
The schedule of classes for summer and fall 2021 features a robust offering of in-person face-to-face classes, fully online classes, and hybrid classes that combine in-person and distance education.

Advising
In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, students should contact their advisor or email advising@gc.edu.

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, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston. The college is closed on Fridays.

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 helpdesk@gc.edu.
–click on myGC.
–select Student Planning and Registration.

Students who need help or who have questions about registering online should email the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students should contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@gc.edu 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 myGC in 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 bo@gc.edu 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 bo@gc.edu.

Please contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu with any questions concerning registration.

QuickStart +

Registration open for free Quickstart+ training programs

Registration is open for Galveston College’s free Quickstart+ training programs in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical technology, beginning July 6.

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 Quickstart+ HVAC Helper and Electrical Helper 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 access to a working computer and the internet.
-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 https://gc.edu/continuing-education/quickstartplus/ and contact Sharon Pagan at (409) 944-1410 or spagan@gc.edu.

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 Board of Regents accepts American Rescue Plan grant award increase

The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on June 9 accepted an American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) grant award increase of $2,118,460 to enable the college to continue to respond to the coronavirus.

On March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law. The ARP appropriated approximately $39.6 billion for the HEERF and represents the third stream of funding appropriated for the HEERF in response to COVID-19.

Galveston College has been awarded $4,367,587 through the U.S. Department of
Education for the ARP HEERF III grant. Of the total amount awarded, a minimum of $2,249,127 is to be allocated for student aid and a maximum of $2,118,460 for the institution. The budget period is May 5, 2020, through May 18, 2022.

Through HEERF, emergency student aid grants have been awarded to students whose lives were disrupted because of COVID-19 and who faced financial challenges due to job loss and unemployment, healthcare, childcare and other unexpected expenses.

In other board action, the regents approved a proposal to use $222,578.12 in HEERF II grant funds to purchase equipment and installation services from DataVox for wireless access points across many areas at the main campus and the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center. Based on the results of a wireless survey, this refresh will help provide broader wireless coverage and improve performance for students, faculty and staff.

Additionally, the board approved a proposal to use $290,588.83 in HEERF II grant funds to purchase equipment and installation services from Presidio to replace network switches in Moody Hall, Regents Hall and the Mary Moody Northen Center on the main campus. The project will help upgrade and replace existing gear in these areas with Cisco 9300 series switches and includes the Cisco DNA Center appliance, which will help to improve
visibility and management capabilities.

Regents also approved the purchase of 82 Dell All-in-One OptiPlex 7490 AIO
series desktops from Dell EMC at a cost of $109,880 to refresh computer labs in the Student Success Center (Northen Center 119) and Regents Hall Room 357 on the main campus and Room 300 at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.

In other action, board members:

-adopted a resolution granting residence homestead tax exemptions for the 2021 tax year.
-approved a change in rank for Clint Jones from instructor to assistant professor of Developmental Mathematics.
-accepted the retirement of Elizabeth Tapp, associate professor of Psychology and program coordinator for Psychology and Sociology.
-appointed Regent Rebecca Trout Unbehagen as an alternate voting delegate to the Community College Association of Texas Trustees Annual Conference on Sept. 16-18.
-approved investment firms Gilford Securities, Inc., Landenburg Thalmann & Company. LOGIC (Local Government Investment Cooperative), Lone Star Investment Pool, TexPool, TexTERM and Vanguard (mutual funds) as required by the Public Funds Investment Act.
-reaffirmed Board Policy CAK Local, which contains the college’s investment strategy, and resolution as required by the Public Funds Investment Act.
-approved a one-year contract extension for landscaping maintenance services with Beach Town Lawn Service LLC.
-renewed National Flood Insurance Program and Texas Windstorm Insurance Association policies and purchased additional insurance coverage for property and contents.
-renewed Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund insurance coverage for unemployment and workers’ compensation coverage.
-accepted the third quarter investment report.
-authorized Dr. Myles Shelton, president, to negotiate the purchase of property.
-heard a report on the results of the 2021 Media Preferences (MediaPrefs) survey of Galveston College students from Carol Langston, director of Public Affairs.
-heard an update from Janene Davison, president of the Faculty Senate.
-reviewed the monthly financial reports presented by Jeff Engbrock, chief financial officer/comptroller.

The Beacon of Galveston College

Galveston College announces spring 2021 honor students

Students named to the President’s List, Vice President’s List and Dean’s List for spring 2021 at Galveston College have been announced. Combined, the group has 282 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

Texas
Teresa Wilmering, Anna
Morgan Ambler, Austin
Aspyn Grossman, Bullard
Josie Ashmore, Carrollton
Evan Cameron, Conroe
Nicholas Cortinas, Dickinson
Sarah Niccum, Dickinson
Baylee Adams, Flint
Makinzie Tomascik, Franklin
Michael Faber, Friendswood
Katherine Albares, Galveston
Rohan Balasubramanian, Galveston
Daniela Barragan, Galveston
Victor Benavides, Galveston
Oscar Carrillo, Galveston
Morgan Chaljub, Galveston
William Clore, Galveston
Sarina Contreras, Galveston
Stannesha Davis, Galveston
Grant Davison, Galveston
Ronaldo De la Garza, Galveston
Svitlana Domingo, Galveston
Creed Fisher, Galveston
Ethan Fox, Galveston
Oscar Fuentes, Galveston
Claira Garcia, Galveston
Maria Garcia, Galveston
Amber Garen, Galveston
Nicky Giron, Galveston
Daniel Golan, Galveston
William Golliday, Galveston
Trevor Grace, Galveston
Bailey Graham, Galveston
Eusebio Guerra, Galveston
Miguel Guzman, Galveston
Barbara Harbaugh, Galveston
Jillian Hester, Galveston
Leah Hewitt, Galveston
Mariella Huerta, Galveston
Sofia Ixcotoyac, Galveston
Anupama Kandel, Galveston
William Kanost, Galveston
Gagandeep Kaur, Galveston
Marcus Landers, Galveston
William Livanec, Galveston
Kaleyah Malveaux, Galveston
Mandy McDaniel, Galveston
Kelly Nicholas, Galveston
Reece Ogden, Galveston
Kiara Ortiz, Galveston
Michael Rabinowitz, Galveston
Laura Ramirez, Galveston
Lilia Ramirez, Galveston
Kate Ramos, Galveston
Kyra Ramos, Galveston
Yasmine Rawas, Galveston
Migdalia Rodriguez, Galveston
Christine Salinas, Galveston
Jesus Salinas-Garcia, Galveston
Jimena Sanchez, Galveston
Noa Seigel, Galveston
Taghrid Shreidi, Galveston
Renard Simmons, Galveston
Caleb Smith, Galveston
Elahe Tabibzadegan, Galveston
Kyle Tan, Galveston
Savannah Wilkinson, Galveston
Erica Williams, Galveston
Jaelyn Williams, Galveston
Angelina Woods, Galveston
Jayme Yeager, Galveston
John Yeager, Galveston
Isabella Botello, Itasca
Laura Perez, Jarrell
Antony Hernandez, La Marque
Holly Agee, La Vernia
Corey Lanier, League City
Santosh Soule, League City
Brittney Wingate, League City
Haley Henderson, Leander
Dana Holst, Liberty
Odette Lopez, Lufkin
Lauren Vacker, Lumberton
Itzel Espinoza, Mc Gregor
David Melendez, Mckinney
Kiana Kieffer, Needville
Madison Murdock, Orange
Jason Dyess, Paris
Keila Fuentes, Pasadena
Marisa Velasquez, Pearland
Kendall Florence, Port Bolivar
Everett Williams, Port Bolivar
Wendy Ormand, San Antonio
Robert Preshong, San Antonio
Angela Cantu, Texas City
Jodie Chapman, Texas City
Gerard Dorsey, Texas City
David Gage, Texas City
Matthew McDaniel, Texas City
Taylor McDaniel, Texas City
Kristi Montemayor, Texas City
Olena Reading, Texas City
Tracy Rios, Texas City
Hunter Green, Vidor
Tionna Gibson, Webster
Amber Alexander, Whitehouse

Illinois
Kenna Skepnek, Algonquin

New Hampshire
Lazer Axelman, Hooksett

New York
Jake Murciano, Roslyn

Vice President’s List

Texas
Shelli Darnell, Alvin
Travis Phelps, Alvin
Michael Lee, Beaumont
Hallie Gloor, Blanco
Caitlin Denison, Bridge City
Bryan Kuhn, Carrollton
Connor Kaiser, College Station
Cassie Sartain, Conroe
Anthony Gross, Cypress
Jordan Rasmussen, Dayton
Tammy Walker, Deer Park
Dora Martinez-Ruiz, Friendswood
Ashley Silvas, Fulshear
Jordan Alcala, Galveston
Dazlin Allen, Galveston
Gabriel Arroyo, Galveston
Samuel Bell, Galveston
Ameerah Ben-Aissa, Galveston
Basel Chreidi, Galveston
Adonia Collins, Galveston
Kodiak Cox, Galveston
Jennifer Escalante Prieto, Galveston
Britney Fletcher, Galveston
Arleth Flores, Galveston
Bennett Gonzales, Galveston
Michelle Gonzales, Galveston
Curtis Gundrum, Galveston
Madeline Haver, Galveston
Lindsey Hernandez, Galveston
Paula Jackson, Galveston
Audrey Johnson, Galveston
Victoria Johnson, Galveston
Alexis Labao, Galveston
William Leopold, Galveston
Corbin Linton, Galveston
Gabriela Lopez, Galveston
Diego Lopez-Fuentes, Galveston
Selso Loubet, Galveston
Mary Moore, Galveston
Cierra Nelson, Galveston
Sarah Nonmacher, Galveston
Rebecca O’Rourke, Galveston
Richard Perez, Galveston
Anna Richardson, Galveston
Katherine Rivera, Galveston
Jaime Saenz, Galveston
Mouhamadou Seye, Galveston
Benjamin Shelton, Galveston
Jully Singh, Galveston
Vividiana Solis, Galveston
Joseph Terrell, Galveston
Amanda Thomas, Galveston
Katherine Walker, Galveston
Valerie Wilmeth, Galveston
Kristin Thomason, Hitchcock
Bailey Groom, Hooks
Alyssa Castellano, Houston
Chasity Kambitsch, Houston
Madeline Knapp, Huntsville
Amanda Pyle, Huntsville
John Bissaillon, Katy
Lacey White, Kemah
Pablo Carcano Martinez, La Marque
Jessica Curtis, La Marque
Julianne Jones, La Marque
Mariah Leras, La Marque
Ingrid Senegal, La Marque
Kayla Kerr, League City
Ty Luper, League City
Javier Rodriguez, League City
Kristi Louvier, Lumberton
Britney Norman, Lumberton
Tyran Norris, Pearland
Jada Nolasco, Port Bolivar
Daishja Dorman, Rosenberg
Julian Bustillos, Round Rock
Joseph Barber, Sweeny
Trayvon Cotton, Texas City
Lauren Guillen, Texas City
Kyle Mathis, Texas City
Moneisha Williams, Texas City
Julian Montoya, Vidor

Massachusetts
Charles Jenness, Brookline

Dean’s List

Texas
Savana Pendergast, Bayou Vista
Sarah Davis, Baytown
Sarah Wingate, Baytown
Hunter Zaragoza, Bryan
Joseph George, Carrollton
Matthew Perez, Channelview
Mariluz McGrath, Clute
Tyler McClosky, Cypress
Olivia Yargo, Cypress
Andres Perez, Dallas
Zachary Young, Deer Park
Kayla Clark, Dickinson
Charles Peacock, Dickinson
Brandon Quinonez, Dickinson
Avorie Williams, Dickinson
Wendy Jardine, Freeport
Joseph Alexander, Galveston
Sabrina Allen, Galveston
Oswaldo Alonso, Galveston
Giuliana Araujo, Galveston
Jocelyn Avila, Galveston
Alexandra Benitez Briseno, Galveston
Mary Breitbach, Galveston
Jamari Crooks, Galveston
Bailey Daniel, Galveston
Zachary Dean, Galveston
Alyssa Dill, Galveston
Kurt Dillon, Galveston
Connor Dykstra, Galveston
Xavier Esquivel Arevalo, Galveston
Derrick Forsythe, Galveston
Lukas Frers, Galveston
Eyleen Fuentes, Galveston
David Garcia, Galveston
Brijha Gibson Nunes, Galveston
Kinara Cali Gibson Nunes, Galveston
Braden Hebert, Galveston
Chet Henry, Galveston
Gustavo Hernandez, Galveston
Rory Hinton, Galveston
Tobi Holthusen, Galveston
Leah Johnson, Galveston
Kristin Kaufman, Galveston
Michael Keltz, Galveston
Rachel Leyva, Galveston
Yariza Lopez, Galveston
Bruno Martinez, Galveston
Kamille Martinez, Galveston
Natalia Martinez, Galveston
Shannon Mathers, Galveston
Ma Noviz Nevarez, Galveston
Cayleigh Reznikoff, Galveston
Erick Rodriguez, Galveston
Andre Sellers, Galveston
Hannah Sendejas, Galveston
Dazjah Shannon, Galveston
Raoul Simmons, Galveston
Grace Smith, Galveston
Kahley Smith, Galveston
Anakin Thacker, Galveston
Bryanna Tovar, Galveston
Aliyah Vidales, Galveston
Ter’nique Wells-Webb, Galveston
Bailey Westhause, Galveston
Taylor Westmoreland, Galveston
Brianna White, Galveston
Jolie Edwards, Gonzales
Sarah Reyna, Hitchcock
Leslie Simpton, Hitchcock
Steven Bowman, Houston
Amalie Coker, La Marque
Michaela Helms, La Marque
Soledad Juarez, La Marque
Victoria Saunders, La Marque
Jeeshia Bacarinas Selerio, League City
Clay Erwin, League City
Blake Garrison, League City
Robert Reeves, League City
John Hamilton, Liberty Hill
Kennedy Onuoha, Missouri City
Abby Anderson, Orange
Blake Martin, Pasadena
Adam Jacobsen, Richmond
Marcus Arce, San Antonio
Chelsea Burnett, Santa Fe
Amanda Rodriguez, South Houston
Arce Cisneros, Texas City
Jacqueline Lawrence, Texas City
Frederick Spradley, Texas City
Latoishia Smith, Woodway

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 crobinson@gc.edu, or instructor Bart Stephenson at (409) 944-1263 or bstephenson@gc.edu.

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 https://gc.edu/criminal-justice-law-enforcement.

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.

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

Advising
In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, students should contact their advisor or email advising@gc.edu.

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 helpdesk@gc.edu.
–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 advising@gc.edu.

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 finaid@gc.edu 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 bo@gc.edu 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 bo@gc.edu.

Please contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu with any questions concerning registration.