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The Galveston College Culinary Arts program received another donation from the Foundation of Confrerie De La Chaine Des Rotisseurs for scholarships. A “big check” for $2,000 in scholarship funds was handed over to Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, far right, by Jim Posey, Mike Dean, Jan Posey and Paul Mendoza at the 2012 Food and Wine Festival in Galveston.
Galveston College commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11 will feature 427 candidates for graduation as the College continues its 45th anniversary celebration. Candidates include:
Associate of Arts: Jessica Ann Agrella, Hayley Nicole Alexander, Amy Vanessa Almanza, Crystal Desiree Barron, Antoine L. Bell, Shereen Boysen, Cody John Butler, Angelica Beatriz Castro, Kelly D. Cobbs, Ashley D. Conner, Tuesday Caroline Cox, Rachel Michelle Dutcher, Anna Ashvinkumar Gandhi, Austin James Garrison, Kali Kristen Gibson, Kyle Joseph Giusti, Samantha Louise Bailey Goldsberry, Emily Rose Gray, Jerald Allen Gray, John David Horock, Samuel Dalton Johnson, Xavier R. Johnson, Devin Judd Juel, Trevor Elliot Leinbach, Jerry Jerome Longoria, Richard Hoa Ma, Shawna Crabtree Manago, Delila Deshay Martin, Jonas Phillip Michaud, Gordon David Mutchler, David D. Ochoa, Gerald Wayne Oglesby, Amber Marie Pacheco, Savannah K. Parker, Derek Anthony Pepin, Leslie Rena Pillow, Matthew Allen Plitt, Matthew David Plummer, Lauren M. Pucciarello, Amber Elizabeth Quick, Lorrie Anne Ramirez, Evelyn Kay Reagan, Samantha Lauren Renfro, Randle Rey Revilla, Margaret Elizabeth Rice, Luisa Rincon, Karla Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen John Rodwell, Sr., Analiese Renee Rosas, Ashley Blair Schaper, Starkisha Renee Scott, Toni C. Scott, Shayna Lynn Sheppard, Isabel Soria, Dexavier Ra'Nique Taylor, Katherine Mae Teed, Thomas Andrew Thetford, Dread T. Thomas, Kelly Alexandra Thomas, Valari Destiny Valdez, Gaynesha S. Wafer, Jena Lea West, Rachel Paige Wiley, Carla Megan Williams, Jessica Joy Wilson, and Louis Andrew Wolff.
Associate of Science: Kristin Vaneska Acrey, Christopher Brian Clarke Aleman, Brian J. Arabia, Adam Kirk Ashmore, Whitney Leigh Barwick, Cherie Lee Beasley, Kara Nicole Bloom, Elizabeth Josette Botello, Tammy Mae Brenneman-Smith, Christy Carol Callahan, Katherine Ann Carrizales, Danielle Denise Childs, Kymber Denee Crawford,
Brian Alberto Cruz, Mylana Janise Davis, Emily Griffin Dhonau, Carlos Diego Escobar, Jeremiah D. Freeman, Stephanie Ann Gambuzza, Julie Annell Garner, Israel Guadalupe Garza, Joseph Thomas Gugliuzza, III, Bonnie Shanell Harmanson-Mohammed, Cory William Hayes, Betty Ann Hernandez, Annie K. Hill, Brandon Bryce Hollier, Tyler Corbin Iguess, Kenneth Lane Jasper, Christopher Michael Jones, JungHee Kang, Alanna Sue Kelley, Nicholas Xenophon Koinis, Mallory Kay Livingston, Nataliya Lopatyuk, Claudia Nohemi Lopez, Cortney L. Mackey, Casey Elliott Martin, Kourtney Rene Martinez, Anna Marie McKenzie, Monica Lane McLaughlin, Tamara L. Moody, Chelsea Elaine Moynahan, Jasmine Patrice Mullins, Thuong (Joseph) Le Ngo, Tara Lynn Nykoluk, Janie Guadalupe Ochoa, Lisa Marie Owen-Rawls, Jessica Brittany Pacheco, Vinay J. Patel, Melissa LeShele Pellegrin, Kilcey E. Penrose, Ashley A. Preischel, Coral Faye Proctor, Diana L. Ramos, Emily Reichenberger, Reece Adam Riddle, Crystal Marie Roque, Omar Salinas, Yvette M. Salinas-Ruiz, Samantha Marie Sanders, Herminia Sandoval, James Everett Scott, Sarah C. Sendejas, Maricela Tamayo, Keyris Margarita Tamez, Dana Christine Trudo, Noemi Valencia, Julianne Renee Viator, Manuela Mona Villarreal-Gomez, Marcus Anthony Zepeda, and Sylvia Corrine Zumwalt,
Associate of Applied Science: Brenda Gabriela Aguillon, Juncel Howell Arpon, George Allen Beasley, Maria Bethania Beasley, Jo Lynn Bolden, Christopher Dale Brindley, Mirada Jean Burris, Brenda Nabors Caldwell, Maribel Cardona, Kristen Marie Darden, Steven A. Fernandez, Jamellah Jechiel Freeman, Michelle Leigh Garza, Giuseppina Francesca Glover, Anita Marie Gonzales, Jessica Leigh Guerra, Sandra Ann Harden, Nicholas Scott Horry, Sheila Ann Hubbard, Tina Renee Hubbard, Mandy Lynn Kelly, Leticia Raquel Lizardo, Maria Rosario Lopez, Daniela Martinez, Amanda Joy McElwee, Tracey McHenry, Jennifer Rosemary Mohan, Andrew Moore, Victoria Ann Morales, Peres A. Omburo, Latoya Shynette Otems, Marianne Geren Rafael Rabelas, James Edward Rankin, Casey Ann Roe, Reginell Nicole Simpson, Kelly Erica Simpton, Chastity Lynn Skipper, Brandon Christopher Stafford, Kristine Marie Triplett, Jill Nicole White, Kiran Wilwerding, Laurie Leigh Wood, Calvin Ross Crider, Daniel Wayne O'Connor, Michelle Aiken Conley, Bob Amador, Johnathan Evans, Oscar D. Evans, Gabriel Ramos, Mason Gregory Villarreal, Maria del Rosario Barillas, Andrea Juanita DeLosSantos, Chauntelle Nicole Dergin, Tim Clark, Arthur Joseph Victor, Jr., Reginald D. Bailey, Julie Lynn Gary, Brian Michael Graska, Tanya Lynn Oliver, Vinh Quang Vu, Ami Summers Watson, Shirley A. Hilton, Cherisse Josianne Allard, Jenny Lyn Campbell, Myia Longe Daniels, Emmanuel Ovie Golde, Mayra Medina Lopez, Natasha Rose Pierce, Stephanie Marie Ruelas, Erica Renee Tipping, Roger Devin Wise, Victoria Melissa Amaya, Juliano Luis Gomez, Sammie Jo Leboeuf, Sara Nicole Mendenhall, Amanda Denyce Perry, Michael Timothy Brooks, and Matthew Thomas Hawkins
Certificates: Michael Timothy Brooks, Matthew Thomas Hawkins, Emmanuel Aguilar, Tracy Nicole Allen, Tony Thoranaplack Antony, Leigh Ann Beebe, Dalanna Denise Brinsko, Olga Cater, Traci A. Cawman, Amy Lee Clay, Maria T. Contreras, Marissa Ashley Cornett, Ricardo Rodriquez Diaz, Natalya Elliott, Hugo Gonzalez, Mekale R. Hamilton, Chelsea Lauren Jolley, Caroline Beasley Jones, MaryAnne Kenealy, Stephanie Rachelle Kutach, Latisha Roxane Lopez, Hue Tieu Luu, Francisco Martinez, Lachelle Nichelle McDougall, Steven Richard McKelvey, Louis Andrew Montemayor, Van T. Nguyen, Nicole Lynn Pierce, Andrea Portilla, Melissa Ann Proxter, Natalie Aileen Randall, James Robert Reagin, Amanda Elise Roby, Wendy Susan Ross, Linda Saucedo, Crystal Dee Sease, Stacy Renee Simpton, Michael Alan Sitton, Kimberly Ann Smith-Jackson, Chelsea Lynn Socias, Fernando Tapia, Chieko Kumasaka Tom, Keyla Elizabeth Vega, Emery Tuesday Young, Shirley J. Irving, Jarrett Jamaal Ashton, Shawn Broussard, Rosszalyn Queenella Cahee, Christian Antonio Carranza, Victor Lee Cervantes, Steven Wayne Childs, Leonardo Fabian Garcia, Travis Loren Hall, Kara Dawn Harrison, Johnny Hernandez, Austin Scott Kirwin, Shinikwa Lawrence, Alejandro Maldonado, Andres Santiago Monterrubio, Lynnica Nicole Nelson, Michael Woodrow Nelson, Jr, Andy Patina, Kristopher Nicolas Pompa, Vincent Michael Ramirez, Rodrick Lynn Reeves, Sr., Shannon Ray Reyes, Joseph Steven Robinson, Toan-Khoa Huu Tran, Manuel E. Acosta, Luis R. Decker, IV, Clarissa Betty Anderson, Kyle H. Brown, Matthew A. Caudillo, Marika Joy Cousins, Preston Collin Huff, Denisha L. Lefear, Justin McKinley Leibee, Lyndsey Renae Mata, Tiffany Leann Sherman, Mahlah Jenae Simpson, Lydia Villarreal, James H. Branch, Tomas Alejandro Cantu, Jason Flame Cardin, Carlos Alberto Chavez, Martin Flores, Craig Compton Hayslip, Alejandro Gamaliel Hernandez, Andrew Wayne Herrick, Aaron John King, Rodolfo Jahir Macias, Oscar Mendoza, Alfonzo Muraira, Marc Anthony Ortiz, David Zamora, Angel Zuniga, Jose Alfredo Bocarando, Barry Alton Crooks, Stephen B. Espinoza, Mason Joseph Giusti, Clarence E. Gray, Anthony Jermaine Hill, Mark Donald Janke, Joe C. McCall, Vincent John Nava, Norise S. Pines, Ernesto Rodriguez, Tasha Antonette Anderson, Seblewongel S. Ayele, Eric C. Cargel, Herminia Morua Cisneros, Valerie Lenice Coffman, Andre Soilet Dacosta, Robyn Anastasia Davis, Megen Renee Ellison, Jufeng Fu, Valencia Rochelle Hatcher, Hanh Ho, Patricia L. Kimmel, Kara Ashley Kirkwood, Rebecca R. Mariante, Tiaunna Christine K Martinez, Sergio Morales, Itza Perez, Dominik Sharray Reed, Huma Naz Samad, Elizabeth Anne Schaefer, Gregory Alan Scott, Robert Lewis Smith, Katharine Elizabeth Spratt, Shaun Lance Waller, Tommie Jean Wyble, Roas L. Ramos, La'Porcha Chantal Walker, Danielle J. Eldridge, Renee Lynn Ochoa, Lauren Liane Chavez, Sara Jane Galbraith, Jeannie Yan Nguyen, Marina Michelle Pulido, Amy Elizabeth Whitecotton, Jasmine De'Sha Ball, Tammie L. Bell, Karla Gabriela Boozer, Allen Lee Burton, Priscilla Rendon Garza, Ashley Marie Green, Shala Rena Hadnott, Kimberly Denise Haynes, Rhonda Kay Hibbitt, Kimberly Lynn Hunter, Jesseka T. James, K-Yana Jakelle Lawrence, Diedre Antoinette Osundwa, Angela Charisse Pruitt, Anthony Carl Saracco, Kathy Schlagenhauf, Norisha R. Simmons, Devon Lanell Simpson, Latoya Nicole Solomon, Marilynn Thorn, Vinca Vargas-Alcocer, Timothy William Walker, Juan DeDios Alvarado Norman Leo Baker, Terrell Wyatt Baker, Oliver Eward Brown, Larry Dwayne Champion, Cory Jeffery Cole, Kendrick Renard Daniels, Alexi Antonio Del Valle, Dwayne Leonard Dotson, Raymond Michael Espinosa, Alejandro Flores, Ruben Ray Fuentes, Andrew Gilbert Giffen, Sr., Andrew Jose Gomez, Steven Joshua Gomez, James Delano Grant, Kervin Dywane Griffin, Greg Paul Hartnett, Rodolfo Damian Hernandez, Rodrick Dwight Hockley, Sr., Antyron De'Marco Houston, Marques Jamal Johnson, Terrence Jay Johnson, William Gary Knight, Lachristoper Troyvonne Laster, James Valentine Love, Alec Martinez, Jacob L. Mathers, Courtney Devor McWilliams, Luis A. Pena, Malcolm Jamal Pomier, Mark Andrew Ramirez, Gustavo T. Ramos, Christy L. Ryan, Jose Ismael Salgado, Tanner Allen Searight, J'Myron Jeryan Smith, David Esqueda Soto, Terrance Daniel Stanley, Andrew Michael Sword, Keeana Lauraen Thomas, Richard Leon Tousant, Sr., Jose Tovar, Brandon Demond Walker, Derrick D'Sean Walker, Stephen Jack Ward, and George Wilson,
Galveston College Early Registration continues for the 2012 May Mini semester, Summer I, Summer II sessions, and the 2012 Fall semester. Early registration hours are 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Mini semester classes begin May 14, Summer session I classes begin June 4, Summer II session classes begin July 11, and the Fall semester begins August 27. For more information, call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.
(Austin) – Winners of the annual TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Award recently received a commemorative plaque and $1,000 each to apply toward their risk management programs. Galveston College was among the 10 Fund members receiving their awards and checks at the Fund Members’ Conference April 16 in Austin.
“Since its inception in 2004, this award has been a special way of honoring Fund members for initiatives, products, or programs that are inventive, timely, and effective. These award winners truly demonstrate innovative and successful approaches to risk management that we encourage other Fund members to emulate,” said Kevin Carbo, chair of the TASB Risk Management Fund Board and president of the Mesquite ISD board of trustees.
Applications are rated on cost effectiveness, originality, transferability for use by other Fund members, and ability to address current needs at the overall member level.
Galveston College was recognized for the development of a FEMA Audit Best Practices Guide to use during a natural disaster. These best practices can be used to ensure organizations retain necessary documentation and take appropriate actions to be prepared for a FEMA audit. The guide prepares employees, students, and the community for the steps required to work effectively with FEMA to maximize recovery efforts and teaches them what to expect from insurance carriers following a natural disaster.
The TASB Risk Management Fund is the premier provider of risk management services for school districts and education entities in Texas. With more than 1,100 members, the Fund is one of the oldest, largest, and financially strongest risk pools in the nation. The Fund provides coverage through its unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, and property, liability, and auto programs. In addition, it offers a wide range of services and member benefits, such as loss prevention, free member training, online claim forms and resources, and grant programs.