Tag: SGA

Success Seminar: “College 101 Panel Discussion”

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present a “College 101 Panel Discussion” Success Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 12-1 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Galveston College Student Government Association officers and faculty will answer students’ questions about the college. Refreshments will be served.

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

Student Activities and SGA sponsor Juneteenth celebration

Galveston College recognized the oldest celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States with a Juneteenth luncheon on June 19 in the Cheney Student Center dining room.

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities and Student Government Association partnered with Mr. C’s Dugout to provide a soul-food lunch menu, including smothered pork chops, white rice, cabbage, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, black-eyed peas and cornbread.

The SGA served up free peach cobbler and ice cream and shared a poster display with information on the history of Juneteenth in Galveston and in the USA.

Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the freedom of the slaves in the United States. The name Juneteenth is a combination of the words June and nineteenth. The day is also called Emancipation Day and Freedom Day.

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862. It went into effect on January 1, 1863. However, slaves were not set free in the Confederacy until the Union army was able to come in and take over. On June 18, 1865, the Union army arrived in Galveston, Texas. The next day, June 19, General Gordon Granger announced that the slaves in Texas were free by order of the president of the United States.

The former slaves in Galveston celebrated the day that they were set free. The first Juneteenth celebration took place the very next year. The annual celebration began to spread throughout Texas and surrounding states. In 1980 it became an official state holiday in Texas.

 

Above: Galveston College Nursing students enjoy soul food from Mr. C’s Dugout and peach cobbler and ice cream courtesy of the Student Activities office and Student Government Association during Galveston College’s Juneteenth celebration on June 19.

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.

SGA and Ambassadors Applications are available

Represent GC in the community, Make a Difference, Develop leadership Skills

Become a Galveston College Student Ambassador

Pick up Applications in Student Center 110

Deadline has been extended to March 28, 2019 at 5pm

$3 Movie Night – Glass

Grab some popcorn and settle in for M. Night Shyamalan’s exciting, super hero-style
thriller Glass, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy. Discount
tickets are available for just $3 to Galveston College students, faculty and staff in
Student Center SC-110 until 4:30 the day of the movie. Arrive at theater by 5:45 pm.
The movie starts at 6:15 pm.

Fun and Games

Join us for board game fun and enjoy FREE snacks and beverages. Bring your friends
and meet some new ones! Board games provided by the Office of Student Activities.

Mix and Mingle with SGA Officers

Enjoy Free coffee and hot chocolate. Get your official FREE Galveston College Planner. Don’t forget to get your FREE Whitecaps  Wednesday Shirt, while supplies last. Meet the 2018-2019 Student Government Association Officers. FREE Snacks and Beverages in The Atrium.

$3 Movie Night: “Venom” in 3D

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities and Student Government Association will host a $3 Movie Night featuring the 2018 American superhero film, “Venom,” in 3D on Friday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Premiere Cinema, 8902 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas.

Presale tickets are $3 each for Galveston College students, faculty and staff with valid ID. Tickets, which are limited to four per person, must be purchased from the Student Activities office (SC-110) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.

For more information, contact activities@gc.edu.

Voter Registration

Voter registration drive underway on campus

The Galveston College Student Government Association and Office of Student Activities will host a voter registration drive throughout the fall 2018 semester. Dates are as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 (Constitution Day), 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby

To be eligible to vote, an individual:

  • must be a United States citizen;
  • must be a resident of the county where he or she submits the application;
  • must be at least 17 years and 10 months old, and must be 18 years of age on Election Day.
  • must not be a convicted felon (may be eligible to vote if he/she completed sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • must have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

To confirm voter registration status, an individual may select one of three methods to perform a search:

  • Texas driver’s license number, if it was provided at the time of application for voter registration;
  • Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on a voter registration certificate;
  • first and last name.

Oct. 9 is the last date to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.