Category: Student Government Association

Volunteers Needed

College seeks volunteers for Food for Thought packing and distribution

Are you looking for a way to give back to the college and community? Does your club or organization need service hours?

Ten to 12 volunteers are needed to assist in packing, bagging and distributing food to Galveston College students at the Food for Thought drive-through mobile food distribution at the college’s Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway St., Galveston.

Volunteers are needed on the following dates:

Oct. 27 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. – Food Packing/Bagging and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Distribution
Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Food Packing/Bagging and 12 p.m.-2 p.m. – Distribution
Nov. 23 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. – Food Packing/Bagging and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Distribution
Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Food Packing/Bagging and 12 p.m.-2 p.m. – Distribution

To volunteer to assist with the program, contact Randy Graves at rgraves@gc.edu or (409) 944-1234. Please send him the dates on which you would like to volunteer.

Please do not volunteer if exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

cough
fever
tiredness
difficulty breathing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations regarding social distancing, masks/face coverings, gloves, hand washing and sanitation will be followed.

About Food for Thought
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.

Food for Thought gives all Galveston College 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 program will be operating on the regular scholarship program schedule this semester and will not be available to the general public. For a calendar listing of mobile food pantries in Galveston County open to the public, click here.

Here are the steps to receive food:

Bring a Food for Thought client ID card and current student ID for the fall 2021 semester.
Present ID through the window of automobile to receive food. (Windows must remain closed for the safety of the students and volunteers.)
Open trunk of automobile so that volunteers may place box/bag of food inside.
Drive off safely after receiving food.

Currently enrolled students can obtain Food for Thought client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or at the office at the Applied Technology Center.

In addition to the distributions at Galveston College, students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets here or 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.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is Oct. 6

The Galveston College Office of Student Life and Student Government Association will partner with Mr. C’s Dugout to provide a Hispanic-themed menu and horchata drink in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during luncheon service in the Chaney Student Center.

Students are encouraged to view “Galveston’s Hispanic History” provided by the Galveston Historical Foundation online at Galveston’s Hispanic History – Galveston Historical Foundation (galvestonhistory.org).

A QR code with a link to the history also will be available on the monitors on campus and tables in the dining room.

Randy Graves

Galveston College Announces New Student Life Coordinator

Galveston College recently named Randy Graves as student life coordinator, a position that oversees residence life and student housing, including the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Student Residences, the Whitecaps Apartments and a number of houses in the vicinity of the main campus that house Galveston College students.

In his role at the college, Graves is also responsible for student activities and serves as adviser to the Galveston College Student Government Association.

For the past five years, Graves served as vice president for student affairs and athletic director at Carl Albert State College, a two-year college in Poteau, Oklahoma. Previously, he served two years as associate vice president for student life at Carl Albert.

While at Carl Albert, Graves established the second National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) community college men’s wrestling program in Oklahoma, the first NJCAA cross country program in Oklahoma and the first NJCAA Esports program in Oklahoma. He also coordinated athletic renovations, including the installation of a new baseball backstop, scoreboard, press box and softball entry; coordinated renovations at the Stivers Center recreation complex, including cardio, weight room, racquetball and outdoor recreation equipment; established an Esports Arena; and assisted in establishing VikingTV live broadcasts for athletics and special events.

Prior to his time at Carl Albert, he worked at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, for 15 years, serving most recently as director of student life and Department of Veterans Affairs certifying official. He also worked at the Boys and Girls Club of America in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Graves has a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from the University of Texas at Tyler, a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and an Associate of Science from Carl Albert State College.

“Mr. Graves brings a wealth of experience to the college, and we are excited to welcome him as an integral part of our Student Services team,” said Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services. “He is off to a great start with seating our Student Government Association as well as developing several student engagement opportunities for the campus.”

Graves said, “I am very appreciative to the Galveston College administration for this opportunity and all the faculty and staff who have been helpful in my journey back to Texas. My goal as student life coordinator is to provide educational activity experiences that will complement the academic program of studies. Hopefully, housing students will embrace their new home and develop a respect for suitemates, and all students will engage in organizational leadership, campus and community service opportunities, explore Galveston Island, and participate in additional student activities, intramurals and supporting the Whitecaps athletic programs.”

For more information about Student Life at Galveston College, contact Graves at rgraves@gc.edu.

SGA Induction

SGA Celebrates Officer Induction

The Galveston College Student Government Association celebrated its incoming officers at an induction ceremony Sept. 28 in the Regents Hall courtyard.

Dora Martinez was inducted 2021-2022 president. Benjamin Shelton was inducted as secretary. Also recognized was incoming officer Ethan Fox, vice president. Randy Graves, student life coordinator, is SGA adviser.

The SGA is responsible for governing student interests, advocating for student concerns, providing support and recognition for student organizations, and serving students by hosting activities and events that enhance student life.

The positions of treasurer and historian are currently open.

Above: Galveston College Student Government Association adviser Randy Graves (right) administers the oath of office on Tuesday to 2021-2022 SGA officers President Dora Martinez (center) and Secretary Benjamin Shelton. Not pictured is SGA Vice President Ethan Fox.

Whitecaps Wardrobe

Whitecaps Wardrobe appointments available

Are you looking for clothes for work or a job interview?

The Galveston College Student Government Association is accepting appointments to shop its new Whitecaps Wardrobe professional clothing closet. The closet is located on the second floor of the Hermes Fitness Center.

A variety of free business and business casual attire is available, including dress shirts and slacks, jackets, dresses, pants, blouses and career-specific attire.

To schedule a confidential appointment, please contact Jose Martinez at jmartinez@gc.edu to arrange a date and time.

Donations also may be dropped off near the screening stations in the Moody Hall lobby and the Mary Moody Northen Center atrium and at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.

Whitecaps Wardrobe is made possible thanks to generous donations from faculty, staff, students and friends of Galveston College.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought distribution is open to the general public

Galveston College’s free Food for Thought drive-through food distribution is now open to the general public in addition to Galveston College students.

The next drive-through distribution will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (while supplies last) on Wednesday, April 21, at the college’s Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway St., Galveston.

The final distribution date for the spring 2021 semester will be Wednesday, May 5.

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 distribution gives Galveston College students and the general public access to fresh produce, meats and other groceries on the Galveston College campus, enabling them to save money for other necessities.

Here are the steps to receive food:

–Bring ID card, client card or current student ID for the spring 2021 semester.
–Open trunk of automobile so that volunteers may place box/bag of food inside.
–Drive off safely after receiving food.

Galveston College adheres to the wearing of facial coverings/masks and COVID-19 protocols.

For more information, please contact Jose Martinez at jmartinez@gc.edu or (409) 944-1234.

Whitecaps Wardrobe

SGA launches Whitecaps Wardrobe collection

The Galveston College Student Government Association will launch its new Whitecaps Wardrobe collection initiative this week to provide professional clothing and other items to students later this spring.

Jose Martinez, student life coordinator, said Whitecaps Wardrobe will be implemented in two phases: collection, which begins Wednesday, March 24, and distribution, which begins in April.

Collection dropboxes will be located behind the COVID-19 screening stations in the Mary Moody Northen Center atrium, the Moody Hall lobby and the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center lobby.

Drop-offs for special items that cannot be placed in a dropbox can be scheduled through Martinez at jmartinez@gc.edu.

New and gently worn donations are requested. Please do not donate items that are dirty, wet, ripped, torn or stained.

The following items are needed:

  • Professional dress clothes — dress shirts, blouses, slacks, skirts, suit coats and jackets
  • Shoes, ties and belts
  • New undershirts and dress socks
  • Workforce clothing and materials such as scrubs and anything relevant to the programs at Galveston College
  • Grooming items and supplies
  • Simple accessories

 

Distribution will begin April 21. Students will be able to register for a time to visit the Whitecaps Wardrobe.

For more information, please contact Jose Martinez at jmartinez@gc.edu or any member of the Student Government Association.