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2020 Commencement Via Virtual Ceremony

2020 Graduation Ceremony Info
Please carefully review the information and schedule below regarding graduation.
GRADUATION DAY – August 21, 2020
7:30 PM – Graduation Ceremony will be a virtual ceremony please view online
Galveston College officials have announced that the 2020 Commencement Ceremony, originally scheduled for Aug. 21 at Moody Gardens, will be conducted virtually because of a spike in COVID-19 cases in Galveston County. We are so proud of the amazing and resilient graduates of the Class of 2020! We look forward to recognizing and celebrating you in style!

 

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Galveston College announces spring 2020 honor students

Students named to the President’s List, Vice President’s List and Dean’s List for spring 2020 at Galveston College have been announced. Combined, the group has 299 students.

The three lists recognize students who achieved the highest grade-point averages while enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of study.

The President’s List includes students who have a 3.9 semester grade-point average or better. The Vice President’s List includes students who have a grade-point average of 3.6 but less than 3.9. The Dean’s List includes students who have a grade point average of 3.2 but less than 3.6.

Students are listed by designation, state and hometown.

President’s List

Texas
Rene Navarro, Alvin
Yeslin Rivas, Bacliff
Connor Rowe, Bayou Vista
Aleka Xayaseng, Call
Benjamin Soule, Dallas
Nicholas Cortinas, Dickinson
Abigail Forrest, Dickinson
Anthony Sanabria, Dickinson
Eric Hadley, Fort Worth
Natalie Aldous, Galveston
Jacob Allen, Galveston
Illeana Amaya, Galveston
Hemal Amin, Galveston
Chantelle Anderson, Galveston
Eden Atkinson, Galveston
Kelsey Barillas, Galveston
Eliana Barlow, Galveston
Lily Benavidez, Galveston
Charles Blacketer, Galveston
Aaron Bouwkamp, Galveston
Rosie Bui, Galveston
Kaylor Burton, Galveston
Annmarie Castro, Galveston
Samantha Coffey, Galveston
Isabella Corrales, Galveston
Kodiak Cox, Galveston
Richard Crawford, Galveston
Caryn Donihoo Lemons Galveston
Owen Earl, Galveston
Robert Ellis, Galveston
Britney Fletcher, Galveston
John Fowler, Galveston
Daniel Golan, Galveston
Denzel Gonzales, Galveston
Tavin Grey, Galveston
Luke Havard, Galveston
Reagen Isbell, Galveston
Brandon Jackson, Galveston
Ginger Jackson, Galveston
James Jobe, Galveston
Audrey Johnson, Galveston
Cody Jones, Galveston
Anupama Kandel, Galveston
William Kanost, Galveston
Roza Kastis, Galveston
Gagandeep Kaur, Galveston
Alexis Lapoint, Galveston
Abigail Larios, Galveston
Gabriella Lopez, Galveston
Andrea Lopez-Trejo, Galveston
Branden Medina, Galveston
Kaitlyn Mixon, Galveston
Ruben Morales, Galveston
Coby Moseley, Galveston
Ma Noviz Nevarez, Galveston
Patricia Phol, Galveston
Rodrick Piper, Galveston
Sophia Ramirez, Galveston
Jeremy Ross, Galveston
Valeria Salinas, Galveston
Cade Sattelmaier, Galveston
Marsha Scoggin, Galveston
Tiffany Sherman, Galveston
Elisabeth Smith, Galveston
Josalyn Malyce Taylor, Galveston
Abigail Teague, Galveston
Elizabath Thomas, Galveston
Jesus Torres, Galveston
Catalina Tovar, Galveston
Alexandra Vasut, Galveston
Gianna Viggiano, Galveston
Julianna Wagner, Galveston
Madison Westhause, Galveston
Roshawn Williams, Galveston
Justin Wood, Galveston
Kari Bey, Hitchcock
Brent Black, Houston
Roberto Garza, Houston
Cameron Alt, Humble
Maritchie Arriaga, La Marque
Jason Brown, La Marque
Brandon Freeman, La Marque
Michele Garza, La Marque
Liliana Oseguera, La Marque
Sylvia Perales-Lee, La Marque
Hunter Tauch, La Marque
Waylin Wells, La Marque
Daryll Young, La Marque
Kelsey Bollinger, Lake Jackson
Saylaion Dunlap, Lake Jackson
Cindy Bonilla Banegas, League City
Corey Lanier, League City
Dawn Marcantel, League City
Daniel Martinez, League City
Ricky Pierce, League City
T’yuana Sanders, League City
Sheldon Jones, Missouri City
Teena Mavumkal, Missouri City
Kayleigh Deakle, Mont Belvieu
Sarah Filip, Palacios
David Hardy, Pasadena
Amna Ahmed, Pearland
Dontae Bailey, Pearland
Jada Nolasco, Port Bolivar
Noble Castleman, Porter
Caitlin Emery, Porter
Jessica Good, San Angelo
Jared Dornak, Santa Fe
Marisa Rodriguez, Santa Fe
James Shaver, Santa Fe
Steven Sapio, Spring
Jenny Liu, Sugar Land
Samir Rene Capulong, Texas City
Jonathan Daniel, Texas City
Michelle De Salvo, Texas City
David Gage, Texas City
Shona Gastian, Texas City
Tyrone Melanson, Texas City
Angela Onofre, Texas City
Andres Ramos, Texas City
Avery Feagin, Tiki Island
Hunter Green, Vidor

Australia
Joshua Meyer, Carnegie, Victoria

Vice President’s List

Texas
Chelsey Blackman, Anna
Lenora Amey, Bacliff
Karli Newton, Bayou Vista
Mikaela Clark, Beaumont
Caitlin Denison, Bridge City
Aspyn Grossman, Bullard
Jordan Rasmussen, Dayton
Zachary Young, Deer Park
Lindsay Castro, Dickinson
Christian Law, Dickinson
Brielle Mallet, Dickinson
Hannah Martin, Dickinson
Charles Peacock, Dickinson
Jayden Turner-Garner, Dickinson
Makinzie Tomascik, Franklin
Jennifer Alverdin, Galveston
Gabriela Bailon, Galveston
Bethany Boedicker, Galveston
Jamie Burns Johnson, Galveston
Carlos Chinchilla, Galveston
Brandon Cisneros, Galveston
Joy Cohen-Blake, Galveston
Kurt Dillon, Galveston
Connor Dykstra, Galveston
Jada Edwards, Galveston
Jolie Edwards, Galveston
Jennifer Escalante Prieto, Galveston
Breanna Fritzius, Galveston
Carrie Garcia, Galveston
Kayla Garcia, Galveston
Ana Gutierrez, Galveston
Macy Gutierrez, Galveston
Ronald Henriquez Mancia, Galveston
Adan Hernandez, Galveston
Anel Hernandez, Galveston
Gabrielle Hosler, Galveston
William Hosler, Galveston
Macey Impson, Galveston
Paula Jackson, Galveston
Noah Jansen, Galveston
Alejandro Lopez, Galveston
Alexis Makris, Galveston
Campbell Martin, Galveston
Ramon Martinez-Rodriguez, Galveston
Noemi Mata, Galveston
Cecille Maxey, Galveston
Nataly Mendieta Rosas, Galveston
Cristina Montez, Galveston
Alec Muniz, Galveston
Connor Murphy Mauldin, Galveston
Brandon Nicoll, Galveston
Zoe Oramous, Galveston
Brianna Reyes, Galveston
Graciela Salinas, Galveston
Ramius Sanchez, Galveston
Heather Seiler, Galveston
Dazjah Shannon, Galveston
Stephanie Simmons, Galveston
Nicholas Smecca, Galveston
Caleb Smith, Galveston
Joanna Strueby, Galveston
Amanda Thomas, Galveston
Patrick Unbehagen, Galveston
Alanicesia Vanhorne, Galveston
Alicia Vega, Galveston
Johnnette Lolley, Hitchcock
Leslie Simpton, Hitchcock
Robert Berger, Houston
Reah Kelly, Houston
Steven Yancey, Houston
Clayton Young, Humble
Nicole Farnham, Kemah
Yvonne Shaw, La Marque
Tiara Jones, League City
Ty Luper, League City
Celene Nunez, League City
Christina Trevino, League Ctiy
Odette Lopez, Lufkin
Mitchell Partlow, Pearland
Savannah Robisheaux, Pearland
Daisy Ortega, Plano
Jason Ortiz, Port Bolivar
Brittney Buchanan, Richardson
Mackenzie Dobbs, Santa Fe
Jean Sheppard, Santa Fe
Dylan Whitehurst, Santa Fe
Benjamin Edwards, Sherman
Sydnye Cromwell, Spring
Jeryn Baldwin, Texas City
Jeraud Samuels, Texas City
Iliana Pittman, Tomball
Tyler Warren, Tyler

Dean’s List

Texas
Alejandra Barragan, Bacliff
Michael Lee, Beaumont
Hallie Gloor, Blanco
Mirye An, Carrollton
Yanet Vargas-Rojas, Dallas
Sarah Jones, De Berry
Joseph Vasquez, Deer Park
James Atchley, Dickinson
Theresa Stanford, Dickinson
Adamari Vela, Galveston
Alanis Briseno, Galveston
Alexandria Carattini, Galveston
Alexis Labao, Galveston
Allie Massicott, Galveston
Andrea Trevino, Galveston
Anthony Sorenson, Galveston
Azucena Gonzalez Garcia, Galveston
Bernardino Hernandez Estrada, Galveston
Brianna Patterson, Galveston
Brijha Gibson Nunes, Galveston
Brittany Diaz, Galveston
Chana Baggett, Galveston
Cindy Rodriguez, Galveston
Devlyn Mahanay, Galveston
Devonte Moffett, Galveston
Emily Drake, Galveston
Ennid Dulaney, Galveston
Isabel Peralta, Galveston
Jaelyn Williams, Galveston
Jamie Comer, Galveston
Jay Balasubramanian, Galveston
Joel Hernandez, Galveston
Jose Becerril, Galveston
Joshua Bailey, Galveston
Julie Butler, Galveston
Karalynn Salva, Galveston
Kayla Jones, Galveston
Kayla Olguin, Galveston
Kelly Heiberger, Galveston
Kenneth Simpson, Galveston
Kevin Dodge, Galveston
Kinara Cali Gibson Nunes, Galveston
Lanetra Woods, Galveston
Luis Garrido, Galveston
Madalyn Whatley, Galveston
Maia Adolphs, Galveston
Maribel Marin Miguel, Galveston
Mary Lopez, Galveston
Melody Benavides Carreon, Galveston
Melody Rumion, Galveston
Michael Brown, Galveston
Michael Rabinowitz, Galveston
Natalia Martinez, Galveston
Oscar Alberdin Jr., Galveston
Roxana Arrazola, Galveston
Roxana Martinez, Galveston
Skyler Botello, Galveston
Taylor Daniel, Galveston
Tyszhe Herron, Galveston
Ulises Garcia, Galveston
Vividiana Solis, Galveston
Wyatt Bomberger, Galveston
Marterell Benamon, Garland
Destiny Barrientos, Hitchcock
Cori Icenhower, Houston
Jaycob Deese, Houston
John Erfe, Katy
Tanner Evans, Kingwood
Kaitlyn Carman-Salazar, La Marque
Alyssa Toler, League City
Garrett Marcantel, League City
Makinzie Romrell, League City
Bradley Ely, Little Elm
Brandon Andrews, New Braunfels
April Reyes, Santa Fe
Hailey Bowie, Seabrook
Ryan Fullerton, South Padre Island
Janet Edwards, Texas City
Jordan Filer, Texas City
Ronald Rivas, Texas City
Gary Koehler, The Colony
Alysia Little, Wylie

Louisiana
Chesni Jones, Sulphur

Puerto Rico
Gabriel Arroyo, Arecibo

Notices of Public Meetings on Proposed Budget and Tax Rate Adoption

The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents will convene on Monday, August 17, 2020, at 8 a.m. to hold public hearings on the FY2021 proposed budget and the 2020 tax rate.  The public hearings will be in Room M-220 of Moody Hall at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

 

Meeting Notice – FY2021 Proposed Budget

 

Meeting Notice – 2020 Proposed Tax Rate Notice

FY2021 Budget and Tax Rate Information

· For questions on the budget or tax rate, please contact:

Jeff Engbrock

Chief Financial Officer\Comptroller

(409) 944-1215

mengbrock@gc.edu

Galveston College

4015 Avenue Q

Galveston, TX 77550

 

· Board of Regents information can be found at https://gc.edu/board-of-regents/

· The FY2021 budget is $23,366,745, a decrease of $275,250 or 1.2% from FY 2020.

· Budget information can be found at https://gc.edu/about-gc/business-office/financial-transparency/.

· The college has no outstanding debt or interest and sinking tax rate.

· The FY2021 M&Q proposed tax rate and no-new-revenue rate is .159188/100.

 

Actual Proposed*

FY2019 FY2020 FY2021

0.176188 0.171188 0.159188

· The certified FY2021 tax rate calculation worksheet can be found at https://wp.me/a9ALmy-9ty.

· Annual financial reports can be found at https://gc.edu/financial-transparency/.

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NJCAA moves majority of sports to spring

Following the recommendations from the National Junior College Athletic Association Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the NJCAA has announced its adjusted plan of action for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.

Following the Board of Regents’ vote on July 13, a majority of competition will be moved to the spring semester.

“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA president and CEO. “Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful.”

For spring sports, including baseball and softball, competition remains intact with minor adjustments to dates. The fall practice schedule will include a maximum of 60 consecutive calendar days for practice and scrimmages from Sept. 5 to Nov. 15. Baseball will be allowed a maximum of 15 fall scrimmages (not dates) against outside competition. Softball will be allowed a maximum of seven fall scrimmage dates against outside competition.

To view the updated NJCAA 2020-2021 plan of action, click here. To view all NJCAA COVID-19 updates, click here.

Moody Hall

In-person registration for summer II and fall is July 6-9

Limited in-person registration for the summer II and fall 2020 semesters will open at Galveston College on Monday, July 6, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Registration times will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6-9. The last day for summer II general registration is Wednesday, July 8. Late registration for summer II is Thursday, July 9.

In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

New students should apply for admission at applytexas.org. For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu.

Online registration is available to new and current students via their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu using their student ID number. For assistance, contact the Information Technology Service Desk at helpdesk@gc.edu.

All summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and city of Galveston guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

Galveston College is here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

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Galveston College announces plans for summer classes

Galveston College President Myles Shelton announced today that all May mini-semester and summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

“During the rapidly changing circumstances of the last several weeks, our country, state and community took actions that were designed to protect us from COVID-19,” Dr. Shelton said. “It was no different at Galveston College, as we worked to create the opportunities for teaching and learning to continue while also working to keep students, faculty, staff and the community safe during this pandemic.”

On March 23, all classes at Galveston College moved online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Academic and student support services, such as the library, tutoring, counseling and advising, admissions, registration and financial aid, also are offered online, by telephone and by email.

“I want to commend our students, faculty and staff for their flexibility, adaptability and perseverance this semester,” Dr. Shelton said. “I am especially proud of our students, as they have continued in their studies and have committed to completing their programs of study even in the face of the hurdles and curves that they have encountered as a result of COVID-19. I commend their strength and their courage.”

The college will begin to reopen the campus on May 18 on a limited basis for students who need to complete clinical training and laboratory assignments in technical programs or technical courses.

“We will be working to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials,” Dr. Shelton said.

All individuals entering campus facilities are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, as students, faculty, staff and visitors enter the buildings, there will be screening stations to check for signs of COVID-19.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings, as appropriate and in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Registration for summer and fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

On June 1, limited in-person admissions, financial aid and registration services will be available on campus. Other academic and student support services will continue to be available online. Faculty and staff, where possible, will continue to work remotely until July 31.

“Although we are looking forward to August, the fall semester, and a return to the normal operations of the college, we know that the COVID-19 situation is continuing to evolve and change on almost a daily basis,” Dr. Shelton said.

For Dr. Shelton’s complete update to the campus community, please visit the Galveston College website at gc.edu.

Campus Update from President Myles Shelton

During the rapidly changing circumstances of the last several weeks, our country, state, and community took actions that were designed to protect us from COVID-19. And it was no different at Galveston College as we worked to create the opportunities for teaching and learning to continue while also working to keep you safe during this pandemic. Not that long ago, all classes at Galveston College moved online for the remainder of the spring semester. And now, as we approach the end of the spring semester and as we look forward to the summer and fall semesters, it is time for us to consider and make decisions about our next steps as we seek to continue to confront COVID-19 and to work to make sure that teaching and learning continue at Galveston College in the safest way possible.

 

However, before we talk about next steps, I first want to commend you, our students, our faculty, and our staff for your flexibility, your adaptability, and your perseverance this semester. I want you to know that I am proud of our faculty and staff as they have continued to work to help you, our students, succeed. And to our students, I am especially proud of you as you have continued in your studies and as you have committed yourselves to completing your programs of study even in the face of the hurdles and curves that you have encountered as a result of COVID-19. I commend your strength and your courage.   #GCStrong

 

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with state and local directives, and out of our continuing concern for you, our students, faculty, and staff, we announce the following decisions for all May mini-semester and summer classes (credit and Continuing Education classes).

 

All May mini-semester and summer classes (both credit and noncredit) will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online, but can be delivered face to face in accordance with CDC guidelines. Examples include shop, laboratory, and/or clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and other applied technology areas.

 

Registration for summer and fall classes will continue online through May. Then, one week prior to the beginning of the first summer session, limited in person admissions, financial aid, and registration services will be available on campus. Other academic and student support services will continue to be available online.

 

For the early part of the summer and continuing through July 31, employees where possible will continue to work remotely. For those individuals who must come to campus and/or work from campus, the College will allow flexible schedules and/or shifts, as approved by the immediate supervisor and the vice president responsible for that area of the College.

 

Beginning on Monday, May 18, as we begin to reopen the campus for students who need to complete clinicals and laboratory assignments in technical programs or technical courses, we will be working to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines as well as the directives of state and local officials. All individuals entering campus facilities are expected to use a facial mask or face covering, as appropriate. (See FAQs for additional information concerning facial masks or face coverings.) In addition, as students, faculty, staff, and visitors enter the facilities, there will be screening stations to check for signs of COVID-19. Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students, and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings, as appropriate and in accordance with CDC guidelines.

 

Although we are looking forward to August, the fall semester, and a return to the normal operations of the College, we know that the COVID-19 situation is continuing to evolve and change on almost a daily basis. Consequently, we must plan for classes as scheduled in the fall and for normal operations while at the same time planning for the hurdles and curves that COVID-19 might still throw at us.

 

As we begin the process of reopening the campus and before I close this letter, let me again say how proud I am of each of you. And, although this is just the first stage in the reopening process, I know the Galveston College family is strong and up to the challenges of these uncertain times. I know our faculty and staff are continuing to help you, our students, succeed. And I am confident that you, our students, will continue to be strong and courageous as you work to continue your studies.   #GCStrong

 

Regards,

 

Dr. W. Myles Shelton

President

Galveston College

Galveston College library services available online

The Galveston College David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library services are now accessible online.
Students, faculty and staff can access academic eBooks to support curriculum, reference eBooks, leisure eBooks, article databases, eJournals, eMagazines, research guides, video tutorials and eCourse reserves. The library also has a live chat service available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can schedule individual online reference appointments, as well. All virtual services are accessible in one place for students, faculty and staff.
The Distance Education Library Resources Online Guide is designed to help students at a distance or taking online courses locate and use Galveston College library’s online resources and research tools. Students can access the guide at https://library.gc.edu/distance-education-library-resources.
For assistance, contact gclibrary@gc.edu or view the library’s FAQ page https://gc.libanswers.com/.
Galveston College News Update

Graffiti incident under investigation

On Wednesday, March 25, Galveston College received a report from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office that the Galveston Island Beach Patrol found graffiti on a lifeguard stand containing threatening and racist statements.

The incident is under investigation.

Media inquiries should be addressed to Sgt. Xavier Hancock with the Galveston Police Department at (409) 497-6568 or Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset at (409) 766-2322.

Food for Thought Mobile Food Distribution at ATC

The Galveston College Food for Thought mobile food distribution is set for today at the Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center location at 7626 Broadway St.

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 administration office at the Applied Technology Center and enroll online by visiting the Food for Change page on the Houston Food Bank website.

PRE-SURVEY: https://houstonfoodbank.tfaforms.net/4723881

APPLICATION LINK: https://houstonfoodbank.tfaforms.net/4678096

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, contact Ron Crumedy at rcrumedy@gc.edu.