Galveston College faculty and staff donned their best Roaring ‘20s party wear to celebrate student success and their colleagues’ achievements at the 2018 Employee Awards Banquet on May 4 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus.

With a theme of “Jazzed About Our Student Success,” featuring student success highlights from 2017-18, faculty and staff were honored with exceptional performance awards and milestones awards for years of service.

Exceptional Service Award recipients included Gloria Milton, administrative assistant II, Development and Galveston College Foundation, and Nick Saum, media specialist, Department of Information Technology, classified staff; Priscilla Culver, dual credit adviser and adjunct faculty member in psychology, professional-technical staff; Paul Mendoza, Culinary Arts, and Rebecca Montz, Nuclear Medicine Technology, faculty; and Mirta Salinas, Culinary Arts, adjunct faculty.

Dr. Gaynelle Hayes, vice president for administration, was recognized for 50 years of service to Galveston College. John Rimar was recognized for 40 years of service.

Those recognized for 30 years of service included Michael Berberich and Jose Ortiz.

Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach Ken Delcambre, Maria Garcia, Polly Martin and Regent Carl Kelly were recognized for 20 years of service.

Dr. Larry Blomstedt, Dr. LaToya Mills, Laura Clouser and Brenda Reeves received 10-year service awards.

Those recognized for five years of service were Deon Botha, Fred Khoury, Patty Reyes, Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, Jeffery Eubank, Rebecca Montz, Jason Smith, Maria Tripovich, Nick Saum, Arlinda Washington, Donna Swartz, Dr. Larry Root and Elvia Bytautas.

Retirees in 2017-18 who were honored at the event included Beth Thomas, Linda Kelley, Joe Huff, Mary Lee Guthier and David Bowers.

Above: Galveston College President Myles Shelton (left) and Board of Regents Chair Ray Lewis (second from right) recognize Employee Excellence Award winners Mirta Salinas, Rebecca Montz, Gloria Milton, Nick Saum, Priscilla Culver and Paul Mendoza.