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39th Annual Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception

The Galveston College Art Department will host the 39th Annual Galveston College Student Art Exhibition from May 7 to Sept. 27 in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery on the Galveston College campus.

There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A variety of art, including ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media, will be on display.

For more information contact John Stovall, associate professor of fine arts, at (409) 944-1320 or jstovall@gc.edu or Amanda Barry Jones, instructor of fine arts, at abarry@gc.edu or (409) 944-1309.

Galveston College Fine Arts Spring Music Recital

The Galveston College Fine Arts department will have a spring music recital on Thursday, May 2, from 7-9 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Cindy Kates, the students will present selections in a required credit performance.

The recital is free and open to the public.

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.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities will sponsor a blood drive with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on Monday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hermes Fitness Center gym on the Galveston College campus.

For more information, contact Cynthia Parra at cparra@gc.edu.

Student Success Seminar: Financial Aid 101

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101” on Thursday, April 18, from 4-5 p.m. in the Regents Hall 251, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.

“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College.

For more information, contact Parra at cparra@gc.edu.

2019 Health and Wellness Fair

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 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;
  • flu shots;
  • HIV testing and information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP);
  • information and pre-registration packets by UTMB Health Radiography-Breast Imaging;
  • games and prizes; and
  • healthy snacks by Galveston College Culinary Arts.

“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.

Celebrate Diversity Month

April is Celebrate Diversity Month. There will be a celebration hosted by the Office of Student Activities and Student Government Association on Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cheney Student Center.

Please join the college community in celebrating diversity at Galveston College.

University of Texas at Arlington Campus Visit

The University of Texas at Arlington will be at Galveston College on Tuesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Moody Hall lobby.

Rebecca Kubecka, a representative from UTA will be promoting UTA’s online RN to BSN and online public health degrees.

For more information, contact Diane Laine in Galveston College Counseling/Advising, at dlaine@gc.edu or (409) 944-1220.

SPARK Poetry and Writing Club Book Sale

The SPARK Poetry and Writing Club at Galveston College will host its second annual book sale on Wednesday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium on the main campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Students will be selling donated books to raise funds for the club’s activities.