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Food for Thought mobile farmers market Sept. 18 distribution canceled; next market date is Sept. 26

The Galveston College Food for Thought mobile farmers market food distribution, originally set for Wednesday, Sept. 18, has been canceled. The next distribution date will be Thursday, Sept. 26, at the college’s Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center location at 7626 Broadway St., Galveston.

Below is a list of community food pantries for those in need of assistance. Many of these organizations have requirements that the client must meet to receive food. Please call ahead to determine if you qualify for assistance and to determine if the pantry is open during inclement weather.

Pantries in Galveston:

St. Vincent
2817 Post Office
(409) 763-8521

Salvation Army
601 51st St.
(409) 763-11691

Access Care of Coastal Texas
707 Tremont
(409) 763-2437

Catholic Charities
47001Broaddway, Suite F103
(409) 762-2062

The Galveston County Food Bank, located at 624 4th Avenue in Texas City, has walk-in hours:

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(409) 945-4232

Student Activities announces campus volunteer opportunities

The Galveston College Student Activities office has announced volunteer opportunities for the fall 2019 semester. Individual students, faculty and staff, as well as clubs and organizations, are invited to participate. A variety of on-campus and community events are included on the schedule.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Cynthia Parra in the Galveston College Student Activities office at cparra@gc.edu or (409) 944-1234.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Food for Thought Mobile Farmers Market  

Galveston College Main Campus

Volunteered needed:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. – Set up
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. (until finished) – Clean up

Wednesday, Sept. 26 Food for Thought Mobile Farmers Market  

Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center

Volunteered needed:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. – Set up
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. (until finished) – Clean up

Friday, Oct. 4 Walk a Mile in Their Shoes (Walk to End Domestic Violence)

Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas

Volunteers needed:

  • 6-7 p.m. – Walk

Walkers will receive a free wristband to the Pleasure Pier.

Saturday, Oct. 5 2019 EdFest for All (Education for All Festival)

McGuire-Dent Recreation Center, 2222  28th St. Galveston, Texas

Volunteers needed:

  • 9-10 a.m. – Set up
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Assigned duties
  • 12-2 p.m. – Assigned duties
  • 2-3 p.m. – Cleanup

Wednesday, Oct. 10 Food for Thought Mobile Farmers Market  

Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center

Volunteered needed:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. – Set up
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. (until finished) – Clean up

Saturday, Oct. 12 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Stewart Beach Pavilion, 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas

Volunteers needed:

  • 7-8 a.m. – Set up
  • 8 a.m. – Check in
  • 8:30 a.m. – Ceremony
  • 9-11 a.m. – Walk
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Clean up
  • Route Length: 3.1 miles

Wednesday, Oct. 23 Food for Thought Mobile Farmers Market  

Galveston College Main Campus

Volunteered needed:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. – Set up
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. (until finished) – Clean up

Thursday, Oct. 24 Fall Festival

Seibel Wing Lawn (Rain Contingency: Hermes Fitness Gym Gym and Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium)

Volunteers needed

  • 1-3 p.m. – Set up
  • 3-6 p.m. – Monitor Inflatables and Games
  • 6-7 p.m. (until finished) – Clean up

Thursday, Nov. 7 Food for Thought Farmers Market  

Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center

Volunteered needed:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. – Set up
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. (until finished) – Clean up

Wednesday, Nov. 20 Food for Thought Mobile Farmers Market  

Galveston College Main Campus

Volunteered needed:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. – Set up
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Check in or Check out
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Unload food from truck
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. (until finished) – Clean up

Friday, Dec. 6 Share Your Holidays Food Drive

Galveston College Student Center to Ball High School

Volunteers needed:

  • 8:30-9 a.m. – Load canned goods into van
  • 9-10 a.m. – Deliver canned goods to Ball High School
Involvement Fair

Promote your department, organization at the Fall 2019 Involvement Fair

Looking for a way to promote your department, program, organization or service? Here’s your opportunity!

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities and Student Government Association will host a campus and community Involvement Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium.

Organizations, departments and programs that are interested in participating in the Involvement Fair can contact Cynthia Parra at cparra@gc.edu with the following information by noon on Friday, Sept. 6:

  • Club, organization or department name
  • Representative name (person that will be stationed at table)
  • Representative cell phone number
  • Representative office number
  • Representative email address

Tables and chairs will be provided. Participants are encouraged to have sign-in sheets to capture contact information and to provide their own tablecloths and marketing materials. Giveaways and promotional items are highly recommended.

The Office of Student Activities and SGA will provide food and beverages.

Involvement Fair Itinerary

10-11 a.m.  – Set up

11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Involvement Fair

1-2 p.m. – Tear down/clean up

SGA members with President of Galveston College

Galveston College sets Week of Welcome

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities and Student Government Association have planned a Week of Welcome (WOW) from Aug. 26 to 29 in celebration of the beginning of the fall 2019 semester.

On Monday, Aug. 26, join the Student Government Association for free breakfast and beverages from 7:30-10 a.m. in the lobby of Moody Hall. Students will receive their official free Galveston College planner and will have an opportunity to meet the 2019-2020 SGA officers.

Later that day, there will be a Mix and Mingle with the SGA from 5-7 p.m. in the lobby of Moody Hall. Students are invited to enjoy free snacks and beverages, to play board games, to network, to pick up a free copy of the Galveston College planner and to meet the SGA officers.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, join the Student Government Association for free breakfast and beverages from 7:30-10 a.m. in the lobby of Moody Hall. Students will receive their official free Galveston College planner and will have an opportunity to meet the 2019-2020 SGA officers.

Also on Tuesday, there will be a Mix and Mingle with the SGA from 5-7 p.m. in the lobby of Moody Hall. Students are invited to enjoy free snacks and beverages, to play board games, to network, to pick up a free copy of the Galveston College planner and to meet the SGA officers.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, there will be a blood drive hosted by the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing – West.

On Thursday, Aug. 29, there will be a Game Truck Video Game Party from 3-5 p.m. in the parking area at Avenue Q 1/2 and 39th Street. The game truck is loaded with video consoles and a massive library of video games.

The Fall 2019 Involvement Fair is set for Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium. Student organizations, departments, programs and community organizations will host informational tables. Come to learn more about the many ways to get involved at Galveston College. Free pizza will be served.

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

See you at WOW!

Above: Galveston College Student Government Association officers (from left) Graciela Salinas, secretary, Shona Gastian, historian, David Gage, president, Stephanie Sagastume, vice president, and Ivan Escalante, treasurer, visit with Dr. Myles Shelton, president, at the Week of Welcome (WOW!) breakfast today in the lobby of Moody Hall. The Office of Student Activities and SGA have planned a variety of activities this week in celebration of the beginning of the fall 2019 semester. Cynthia Parra (second from right), coordinator of student activities, is SGA advisor at Galveston College.

Student Ambassadors Graphic

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.