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Galveston College graduates 642 on May 17

Galveston College celebrated its 52nd Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 17, at the Galveston Island Convention Center with a record number of graduates earning a record number of degrees and certificates.

The college had a graduating class of 642 this year, compared to 566 in 2018, with 744 degrees and certificates awarded, compared to 652 in 2018.

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, and Karen Flowers, chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, challenged the graduates to pursue their dreams and to give back to their community and future students.

Speakers included graduating students Olha Few and Kelly Simmons.

Theron Waddell, president of the Faculty Senate, certified the graduates and Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, introduced the candidates for degrees and certificates.

Music was provided by the Galveston College Community Chorale Men’s Ensemble and TMH Company, Theresa Hanebury, conductor.

Earlier in the day, the Galveston College Nursing program celebrated its 2019 Pinning Ceremony for Associate Degree in Nursing and Vocational Nursing graduates.

To view photos from 2019 Commencement and 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony, click here. Download code is 7142.

 

Above: Galveston College Associate Degree in Nursing graduate Mary Stewart celebrates following the 2019 Galveston College Commencement Ceremony on Friday. A record 642 graduates received 744 degrees and certificates this year.

Galveston College 2019 Commencement Ceremony is May 17

Galveston College will celebrate its 52nd commencement ceremony Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center, 56th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston.

Scott Branum, director of admissions and registrar, said 642students will receive 744 associate degrees and certificates. More than 2,000 family members and friends are expected to attend the event.

The grand marshals of the faculty, staff and student procession will be faculty exceptional service award winners.

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, will offer a welcome and introduce platform guests.

Karen Flowers, chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, will bring greetings from the board.

Speakers will include graduating students Olha Few and Kelly Simmons.

Theron Waddell, president of the Galveston College Faculty Senate, will certify the graduates, and Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president for instruction, will introduce the candidates for degrees and certificates.

Music will be provided by the Galveston College Community Chorale Ensemble and TMH Company, conducted by Theresa Hanebury.

Graduation/Commencement

GRADUATION DAY – FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

7:30 PM – Graduation Ceremony (arrive no later than 7:00 to Convention Center dressed in cap/gown)

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

GRADUATION DAY – FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018
2:30 PM – Nursing Pinning Ceremony (arrive no later than 2:00 to Convention Center)
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 409-944-1232 or pbanks@gc.edu.

GC Graduation Information

Galveston College to celebrate 51st Commencement Ceremony

Galveston College will celebrate its 51st Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 56th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston.

Scott Branum, director of admissions and registrar, said 562 students will receive 661 associate degrees and certificates.

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, will offer a welcome and introduce platform guests.

Raymond Lewis, Jr., chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, will bring greetings from the board.

Speakers will include students Claire Rodriguez and Daniel Vela.

Don Davison, president of the Faculty Senate, will certify the graduates and Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, will introduce the candidates for degrees and certificates.

Music will be provided by the Galveston College Community Chorale Men’s Ensemble and TMH Company, featuring Katie Carrington, viola; Laura Cividino, violin; Annamarie Reader, cello; Hanna Watson, violin; and Theresa Hanebury, conductor.

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Graduation Ceremony for 30th Law Enforcement Academy Class

Galveston College held graduation ceremonies for its thirtieth Law Enforcement Academy featuring 13 graduates that have all found placement in law enforcement agencies across the Houston-Galveston area. Among the many supporters, family members and friends in the audience was a very special lady that had been with Galveston College’s Law Enforcement Academy since the beginning. College officials, students and guests took time to honor Gladys Jones with the Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy’s first ever “Legacy Award” recognizing Jones’ many years of service as an administrative assistant that helped to organize the Law Enforcement Academy classes that have produced thirty years of dedicated , quality law enforcement professionals. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Academy Director Mary Pyle said “No one but Gladys Jones could have made such a long term impact on the safety and protection of our area citizens by committing so many hours and so much energy to the Law Enforcement program at Galveston College.”

The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy presented the “Legacy Award” to Gladys Jones for her long- term service to the Academy for thirty years of law enforcement classes.
Pictured, from left to right, are Galveston College Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Cissy Matthews; Port of Galveston Chief of Police Bob Pierce; honoree Gladys Jones; Galveston Chief of Police Rick Boyle; Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Academy Director Mary Pyle, and Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset.

Pyle continued the program of commencement as the Master of Ceremonies by introducing Galveston College President, Dr. Myles Shelton, who gave welcoming remarks to family and friends of the graduates. Shelton commended the work of the program instructors and the cadets and congratulated the graduates as they launched their careers as Galveston College’s 50th anniversary celebration winds down.

Chief Brad Heiman of the Jamaica Beach Police Department spoke as a representative of the Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board and told the audience that law enforcement service and first responder service was “a calling” rather than a career. He welcomed the thirteen graduates to the ranks of law enforcement service. Graduating cadet Aaron Jarma spoke on behalf of the class and gave thanks to family members, instructors and Galveston College for the opportunity of attending the academy.

A presentation of special awards included the Top Gun award for the best marksmanship on the firing range by cadets Juan Moran and Benjamine White. The top academic achievement award went to Juan Moran. Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Mike Bell and William Kilburn, who served as instructors in the Law enforcement Academy program made the presentation of certificates to the graduates.

The Galveston College Law enforcement Academy Graduating Class Number 30 included Felix Cora, DeAnna Durrett, William Hardman, Aaron Jarma, Elric King, Nathan King, Mitchell Lewis, Juan Moran, Richard Palacios, Carlos Ramos, Martin Silvas, Erik Tucker, and Benjamine White.