Tag: June 2017

Electronics Program near me

Galveston College Welcomes New Electronics Instructor

Tyree Bearden is the new program director for the Electrical and Electronics program at Galveston College.  He has a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.  He began his career as a design engineer at Intel Corporation and Motorola, Inc in the semiconductor industry where he designed semiconductors for cellular phones.  He then became an applications engineer in the electronic design automation industry where he found the passion he had for teaching, as he conducted 5-day trainings on the latest design software tool at customer sites nationwide.

After relocating to the Houston area, Bearden followed his passion of teaching by becoming a full time faculty at several institutions. He managed the demands of students and faculty, implemented curriculum changes and ensured that students received awesome customer service.  He has taught several engineering courses – such as Digital Systems, DC/AC Electronics, Integrated Circuits, Programmable Logic Controllers, C, C++, HC11 Assembly Language, HC12 Assembly Language, PIC16 Assembly Language, x86 assembly language, Capstone Project, Power Systems, and Electronic Circuit Analysis.

Bearden is a certified NCCER instructor and he is excited about serving the Galveston College students. The Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation program at Galveston College will prepare students with the skills to install and maintain electrical devices, wiring in homes, factories and offices. The average hourly wage for graduates of the full program is over $32. For more information call 409-944-1403.

Carson Maxwell

Whitecaps Baseball Earns NJCAA All-American for 4th Straight Year

Yesterday, the NJCAA Division 1 Baseball All-American Teams were announced, and for the fourth straight year Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball had a player named an All-American. Carson Maxwell (Soph 3B) was named Second Team All-American. Carson had a very impressive year, batting .443 with 6 HR, 57 RBI, and leading the country with 27 doubles.

The three previous Galveston College All-Americans were, Tyler Webb (OF 2016), Jose Garcia (C 2015), Jose Rendon (RHP 2014).

2017 MLB Draft Picks from GC

Galveston College Well Represented in MLB draft

Major League Baseball held its 2017 Amateur Draft on June 12-14, 2017 and Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball was well represented.  Two current students and three former students were picked in the 40 round draft, which concluded on Wednesday evening,

2017 MLB Draft Picks from GC

Sophomore LHP Blake Pflughaupt was picked in the 27th round (Pick #799) by the Tampa Bay Rays.  Pflugerhaupt went 7-6 with a 3.80 ERA last season and led the Whitecaps in strikeouts with 71. Sophomore SS Bernabe Camargo was picked in the 28th round (#835) by the Los Angeles Angels.  Camargo hit .393 this past season, with 4 home runs and a team-leading 59 RBI.

A trio of Spring 2015 Whitecaps also heard their name called this week.  LF Raphael Gladu, a senior at Louisiana Tech, was drafted in the 16th round (pick #487) by the New York Mets.  University of Texas – RGV  senior OF Jose Garcia, an NJCAA All-American during his sophomore year here at Galveston College, was drafted in the 25th round (pick #747) by the Chicago White Sox.  RHP Gabriel Klobosits, a senior at Auburn University, was selected in the 36th round (pick #1093) by the Washington Nationals.

Congratulations to those current and former Whitecaps for continuing their dream of playing in the big leagues.  We are all very proud of you!