Category: Student Activities

Galveston College Student Activities Movie Night Venom

$3 Movie Night to feature “Venom”

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities and Student Government Association will host a $3 Movie Night featuring the 2018 American superhero film, “Venom,” on Friday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Premiere Cinema, 8902 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas.

Presale tickets are $3 each for Galveston College students, faculty and staff with valid ID. Tickets, which are limited to four per person, must be purchased from the Student Activities office (SC-110) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.

For more information, contact

Whitecaps Wednesday

Whitecaps Wednesdays fan days set

As part of Whitecaps Wednesday, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear Galveston College orange and royal blue in support of the Whitecaps baseball and softball teams every Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters.

Each Wednesday in September, a different Whitecaps Wednesday promotion will be announced.

For more information, email Cynthia Parra at, call (409) 944-1234 or visit Student Center 110.

Voter Registration

Voter registration drive underway on campus

The Galveston College Student Government Association and Office of Student Activities will host a voter registration drive throughout the fall 2018 semester. Dates are as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 (Constitution Day), 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby

To be eligible to vote, an individual:

  • must be a United States citizen;
  • must be a resident of the county where he or she submits the application;
  • must be at least 17 years and 10 months old, and must be 18 years of age on Election Day.
  • must not be a convicted felon (may be eligible to vote if he/she completed sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • must have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

To confirm voter registration status, an individual may select one of three methods to perform a search:

  • Texas driver’s license number, if it was provided at the time of application for voter registration;
  • Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on a voter registration certificate;
  • first and last name.

Oct. 9 is the last date to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

Schedule a Tour Request Form

Galveston College provides tours of the campus for groups and individuals during the following hours
(based on staff availability):

Spring/Fall – Monday through Friday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM

Summer – Monday through Thursday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM

You will be contacted by an Admissions representative to confirm your tour date/time. Until you have been contacted by an Admissions representative, your tour date/time is not reserved.

Please allow at least 2 business days notice for individual tours.

Large groups (10+ students) require at least two weeks notice.

Galveston College celebrates National Nursing Week

Nurses inspire, innovate and influence!

Celebrate the American Nursing Association’s National Nurses Week May 6-12 at Galveston College by joining the first-level nursing students as they share their poster presentations on a variety of nursing topics.

Posters will be displayed through Thursday, May 10, in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium and Moody Hall first floor lobby.

The public is invited to view the exhibits.

6 Whitecaps softball players named to 2018 NJCAA Region XIV South Zone all-conference teams

Six Whitecaps softball players have been named to the 2018 NJCAA Region XIV South Zone first and second all-conference teams.

The Whitecaps landed five players on the first team and one player on the second team. Ashley Kriesel, a sophomore from Houston, was named Region XIV South Zone Pitcher of the Year.  First team selections included Kriesel; Alyssa Martinez, shortstop; Kirsten Shaw, first base; Alexandria Lewis, second base; and Kayla Kerr, DP/UT. Outfielder Anahi Hoover was named to the second team.

The Whitecaps softball coaches attended a coaches meeting at San Jacinto College on Tuesday, May 1, for the all-conference team selections.  The Galveston College Whitecaps softball team has qualified for the NJCAA Region XIV Tournament to be held at the Lamar State College Port Arthur field in Port Arthur, Texas. The Whitecaps secured the South Zone #1 seed with a conference record of 20 wins and only four losses. The team’s first game is Friday, May 4, against the East Zone #4 seed, Angelina College. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. Live video broadcast will be aired at

Visit the tournament website or view the bracket.

SGA officers at Galveston College

SGA recognizes incoming, outgoing officers

The Galveston College Student Government Association celebrated its incoming and outgoing officers at an induction ceremony April 19 in the Fine Arts Building.

Samuel Uhlman of Galveston was inducted 2018-19 president. Also recognized were incoming officers Ivan Escalante of La Marque, vice president; McKenzie Holmes of Dallas, secretary; and Maura Williams of Galveston, treasurer.

Outgoing officers recognized during the evening were Crystal Cruz of Galveston, president; Benjamin Russell of Galveston, vice president; Jasmine Pizano of Galveston, secretary; Kayla DeLeon of Galveston, treasurer; and Maurissa Pena of La Marque, historian. Pena will continue her role as historian in 2018-19.

President Cruz noted a number of SGA accomplishments during the 2017-18 academic year, including:

  • hosting the Fall Festival and Spring Fling;
  • co-hosting the Texas House of Representatives District 23 Candidate Forum with the Faculty Senate and Political Science Club;
  • co-hosting the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents Position 7 Candidate Forum;
  • monthly presentations at the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents meetings;
  • participation with a specially designed float in two Mardi Gras parades; and
  • attending the Sam Houston State University Diversity Leadership Conference with other student organization leaders.

Guest speaker Priscilla Culver, dual credit adviser and adjunct faculty member in psychology, shared her inspirational story and encouraged the students to pursue and achieve their dreams, to continue building their networks and to take a genuine interest in mentoring others.

The students recognized a number of individuals, including Student Activities Coordinator and SGA Adviser Cynthia Parra, Acting Vice President for Student Affairs Ron Crumedy, Developmental Mathematics Instructor/Program Coordinator Rodrigo Santoya and Developmental Education Student Success Adviser Elvia Bytautas.

welding project at galveston college

Welding project showcases layout and fabrication skills

Galveston College Welding program director James Love has a challenging assignment for students enrolled in his second semester class, Introduction to Layout and Fabrication.

Students are required to construct a 4-inch by 4-inch carbon steel cube with a precise 2-inch cutout on all six sides.

Love explained this intricate project gives him the opportunity to teach students how to create a layout plan with detailed measurements on paper, followed by transferring the layout from paper to the actual material.

Students learn about tolerances, which are the amount of error permitted on a project. On the cube project, a one-eighth-inch tolerance is accepted.

Students also learn how to make allowances for kerf lines, which are the amount of material taken off during the cutting process.

Take-offs are another critical factor where students are expected to accurately deduct the thickness of the materials in their calculations.

Students learn three different types of cutting processes and are given the choice of what cutting process to use.

Grinding follows to ensure a smooth finish and then pieces are assembled.

Students weld up all seams of the cube using one of four processes: shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux cored arc welding or gas metal arc welding.

Financial-Aid-Basics at Galveston College

‘Financial Aid 101 Basics’ seminar set for Wednesday

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101 Basics” on Wednesday, April 18, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 251 of Regents Hall at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.

“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College. “

For more information, contact Parra at