Tag: Community Event

2018 Fall Festival

Galveston College will host its 2018 Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on lawn of the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Now in its 11th year, the festival is hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and the Office of Student Activities under the direction of Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities.

“Galveston College began the festival shortly after Hurricane Ike to bring the community together and to give the children of the island some consistency in the aftermath of tragedy,” said Parra. “The event has continued to grow over the years and has become a Galveston College tradition along with Spring Fling during the spring semester.”

Highlights of the festival will include music, games, inflatable bounce houses, activity booths, food and many more attractions that are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, student clubs and organizations.

A new Galveston College program starting this academic year is the addition of the first-ever FAFSA Fest in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.

FAFSA Fest is designed to help students and their families navigate the sometimes-challenging financial aid process. Three sessions will be available: 9-10:30 a.m., 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Current and prospective students can get help completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to having other questions answered. Students who complete their FAFSAs that day will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

The FAFSA application period for the 2019-20 academic year opened on Oct. 1. Students should bring their families’ 2017 income and tax information. Students under the age of 18 should bring a parent or guardian.

Activities and attractions sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, as well as FAFSA Fest, are free of charge. Student organizations may charge nominal fees for food items and other fundraisers in support of club activities such as attendance at professional conferences.

The festival is open to the public, and children are welcome.

In the event of rain, the event will be located in the Hermes Fitness Center on campus.

Galveston College Spring Fling 2018 set for April 4

Galveston College Spring Fling 2018 set for April 4

Galveston College will celebrate Spring Fling 2018 on Wednesday, April 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Seibel Wing Lawn.
There will be free popcorn, hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and chips, as well as free samples of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Rita’s Italian ice and frozen custards. The campus community will be able to make personalized cell phone cases and water bottles.
In the event of rain, Spring Fling will take place in the Hermes Fitness Center Gym and under the Hermes carport.
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Galveston College sets 2018 Health and Wellness Fair on April 6

Galveston College will host its 2018 Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Sponsored by the Galveston College Employee Relations and Wellness Committee and Office of Student Activities, the Health and Wellness Fair is free for Galveston College students and faculty, staff, their spouses and dependents.

Participants are asked to bring a valid Galveston College ID and their insurance card. Discounted fees for services may be available for those with no insurance.

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 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 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, the Galveston County Health District-Public Health, UTMB Health Transplant Center, Ball High School Teen Health Center, Inc., VALIC-Mike Brown and Voya-Jeremy Joaquin.

“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 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.