Tag: SGA

SGA Hosts Virtual Escape Room

The Galveston College Student Government Association and Office of Student Life will host a Breakout Games Virtual Escape Room on Wednesday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. Gamers direct their gamemaster (a real person in a real escape room) to explore, and the gamers solve the clues. To sign up to play, contact Jose Martinez, student life coordinator, at jmartinez@gc.edu.

SGA Halloween Decorating Contest Deadline to Enter

The Galveston College Student Government Association is hosting a Halloween-themed decorating contest during the month of October.

To participate, students, faculty and staff should submit a photo of their door or lawn decorations to Jose Martinez, student life coordinator, at jmartinez@gc.edu. Winners will be selected through a vote by students, faculty and staff. A valid Galveston College ID will be required to submit a vote. The three categories include off off-campus resident, Student Housing, and faculty and staff.

Off-campus residents may submit a photo of lawn decorations and address to verify location. Submit entries to jmartinez@gc.edu.

Student Housing may submit photo of door decorations and may enter alone or with room/suitemate. Submit entries to jmartinez@gc.edu.

Faculty and staff should submit departmental/office entries to jmartinez@gc.edu..

Entries will be given an ID number. Public voting via a form will determine the winners. Deadline to submit an entry is Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m. Voting will occur Oct. 29 to Oct. 31. Winner will be announced Nov. 2.

Prizes include a $40 gift card for the off-campus resident and Student Housing resident, which may be split into two $20 gift cards for roommates.

SGA Halloween Decorating Contest

The Galveston College Student Government Association is hosting a Halloween-themed decorating contest during the month of October.

To participate, students, faculty and staff should submit a photo of their door or lawn decorations to Jose Martinez, student life coordinator, at jmartinez@gc.edu. Winners will be selected through a vote by students, faculty and staff. A valid Galveston College ID will be required to submit a vote. The three categories include off off-campus resident, Student Housing, and faculty and staff.

Off-campus residents may submit a photo of lawn decorations and address to verify location. Submit entries to jmartinez@gc.edu.

Student Housing may submit photo of door decorations and may enter alone or with room/suitemate. Submit entries to jmartinez@gc.edu.

Faculty and staff should submit departmental/office entries to jmartinez@gc.edu..

Entries will be given an ID number. Public voting via a form will determine the winners. Deadline to submit an entry is Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m. Voting will occur Oct. 29 to Oct. 31. Winner will be announced Nov. 2.

Prizes include a $40 gift card for the off-campus resident and Student Housing resident, which may be split into two $20 gift cards for roommates.

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.