Category: Student Activities

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Galveston College accepts applications for student ambassadors

Galveston College is accepting applications from now through Sept. 19 for student ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Galveston College Ambassadors program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing Galveston College.

What is a Galveston College Ambassador?

Galveston College Ambassadors are a select a group of dedicated student leaders who give service in the fall and spring semesters to the college and surrounding communities. Ambassadors are also liaisons between faculty, staff, students and the community.

Galveston College Ambassadors support, promote and represent Galveston College through volunteerism at campus and community events, such as campus tours, student activities, recruiting events, banquets, galas and meetings. Galveston College Ambassadors may be asked to appear in college promotional materials, commercials and videos.

What does a student ambassador receive?

  • Stipend of $100 per month for the months of August, September, October, November, February, March, April and May
  • Official Galveston College attire to wear when representing Galveston College as an ambassador

The deadline to submit references and applications is Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. in person to the Office of Student Activities, Cheney Student Center Room 110, or via email to cparra@gc.edu.

Required documents are as follows:

  • Student Ambassador application
  • Two references

To request an application and reference forms, email Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities, at cparra@gc.edu or come by the Office of Student Activities, Cheney Student Center Room 110.

Food For Thought at Galveston College

Galveston College announces fall 2019 Food for Thought market dates

Galveston College has announced fall 2019 distribution dates for the Food for Thought mobile farmers market 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 are as follows:

Galveston College Main Campus 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4

Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center 

  • Thursday, Sept. 26
  • Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Thursday, Nov. 7
  • Thursday, Dec. 12

Market hours are 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.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.

“The food scholarship assists with lowering grocery expenses throughout the semester and allows students to stay fueled and healthy while pursuing their educational goals,” said Cynthia Parra, student activities coordinator and Food for Thought market coordinator at Galveston College.

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 Cynthia Parra in the Office of Student Activities at cparra@gc.edu or (409) 944-1234.

SGA celebrates induction ceremony

The Galveston College Student Government Association celebrated its incoming and outgoing officers at an induction ceremony April 11 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.

David Gage was inducted 2019-2020 president. Also recognized were incoming officers Stephanie Sagastume, vice president; Graciela Salinas, secretary; Ivan Escalante, treasurer; and Shona Gastian, historian.

Outgoing officers recognized during the evening were Ivan Escalante, president; McKenzie Holmes, vice president; Maura Williams, treasurer; and Maurissa Pena, historian.

President Escalante noted a number of SGA accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year, including:

  • the establishment of the Food for Thought mobile farmers market;
  • attending Community College Day at the Texas State Capitol;
  • monthly presentations at the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents meetings;
  • participation in two Mardi Gras parades; and
  • attending the Sam Houston State University Diversity Leadership Conference with other student organization leaders.

The students recognized a number of individuals, including Cynthia Parra, Student Activities coordinator and SGA adviser; Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services; Priselda Perez, director of Upward Bound; Rosie Rios, Upward Bound academic coordinator; Gabriela Zepeda, Upward Bound administrative assistant; Trish Szymanski, digital communications and web services manager; Sandi Smith, graphics specialist; and Carol Langston, director of public affairs and SGA co-adviser.

 

Above: The Galveston College Student Government Association recognized outgoing officers and inducted new officers for 2019-2020 on April 11. Pictured (front row from left) are McKenzie Holmes, 2018-19 vice president; Stephanie Sagastume, 2019-20 vice president; Maurissa Pena, 2018-19 historian; (back row from left) Carol Langston, SGA co-adviser; Cynthia Parra, SGA adviser; Ivan Escalante, 2018-19 president and 2019-20 treasurer; David Gage, 2019-20 president; Shona Gastian, 2019-20 historian; Graciela Salinas, 2019-20 secretary; ; Shona Gastian, 2019-20 historian; and Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services. Not pictured is Maura Williams, 2018-19 treasurer.

2019 Health and Wellness Fair set for April 17

Galveston College will host its 2019 Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.
Sponsored by the Galveston College Employee Relations and Wellness Committee and Office of Student Activities, the Health and Wellness Fair is free and open to the public.
Highlights of the event will include the following:
  • blood pressure checks by Galveston College Nursing and Emergency Medical Services students and faculty;
  • immunizations for participants eight years of age and older by Walmart Pharmacy;
  • free flu shots donated by American National Insurance Co. and provided by Affinity Immediate Care;
  • HIV testing and information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by Access Care of Coastal Texas (ACCT);
  • one free hour of yoga from 12-1 p.m. with Galveston College yoga instructor Jim Turner;
  • information and pre-registration packets by UTMB Health Radiography-Breast Imaging;
  • games and prizes by Anytime Fitness and
  • healthy snacks by Galveston College Culinary Arts.
Other participating exhibitors will include Alzheimer’s Association – Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter, MD Anderson Cancer Center, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, the Galveston County Health District-Public Health, Ball High School Teen Health Center, Inc., Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County and Affinity Immediate Care.
“We are excited to once again host a Health and Wellness Fair for the students, faculty and staff of Galveston College,” said Joyce Landry, Human Resources payroll/benefits specialist. “This event is designed to help educate our community, students, faculty and staff about health services available in the community and to focus on issues related to health and wellness.”
For more information, contact Landry at (409) 944-1280 or jlandry@gc.edu.

Spring Fling

Galveston College will celebrate Spring Fling 2019 on Wednesday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Seibel Wing Lawn on the Galveston College main campus, 4015 Avenue Q.

There will be free popcorn, hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and chips, as well as a variety of booths, games and DIY crafts.

In the event of rain, Spring Fling will take place in the Hermes Fitness Center Gym and under the Hermes carport.

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 activities@gc.edu.

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 activities@gc.edu, 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.