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Pictured are 2012 Ball High graduates who participated in the Galveston College TRiO-Upward Bound program have been accepted to colleges and universities throughout the area. Shown from left to right are: Adrian Crockett, Asia McClain, Kenneth Owens, Beatriz Sanchez, Markiesha Jordan, Topacio Regalado, Alexis Douglas, Valerie Boyer, Dendrick Franklin, and Chantal Frank.
Galveston College TRiO-Upward Bound Class of 2012 graduated from Ball High School on May 31, 2012. Most participants have been accepted to colleges and universities of their choice, and most have been awarded scholarships as well. The TRiO - Upward Bound program is a federally funded college program, whose goal is to provide certain categories of high school students better opportunities for attending college. The categories of greatest concern are those with low income, and those with parents who did not attend college. Galveston College was recently awarded funding to continue serving TRiO-Upward Bound participants for an additional five years.
The graduates and their college or university of choice are: Adrian Crockett, University of Incarnate Word; Asia McClain, University of Houston; Kenneth Owens, Galveston College; Beatriz Sanchez, Galveston College; Markiesha Jordan, Lamar University; Topacio Regalado, Galveston College; Alexis Douglas, Lamar University; Valerie Boyer, Howard University; Dendrick Franklin, Galveston College; Chantal Frank, Stephen F. Austin University; Joanna Escobar, University of Texas at San Antonio; Devin Hawkins, Galveston College; Corina Santos, Texas A&M Galveston; and Ron Stone, Stephen F. Austin University.
New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, fulltime entering students registering for credit classes. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students may choose from an orientation session listed below:
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Orientation sessions provide student with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are also able to register early for courses and take the Compass® placement examination (valid picture I.D. REQUIRED) free of charge at the conclusion of each session.
All orientation sessions will be held in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center. Visit www.gc.edu for more information. To sign up for a session call (409)944-1220 or email the Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER: All first time students must present proof of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination prior to the start of the semester/session.
Early registration for the Summer II Session and Fall Semester remains in progress. Early Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Summer II Session classes begin July 11, and the Fall Semester begins August 27. Visit or call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220 for additional information.
Galveston College awarded 79 scholarships for the 2012 fall semester. The named scholarship and recipients include:
RUDY TOMJANOVICH: Yanping Cheng, Jacquelyn Brown, Tan Le, Diana Ramos, Jessica Morse, Sarah Skinner, Stephany Cantu, Joanna Peralez, Paige Carter, and Erica Light.
COCA COLA: Derek Wade, Veronica Stephenson, Erika Martinez, and Bobbi Winquest.
REGENTS: Nannette Moyer; Susan McAdams; Norma Hinojosa; Nathan Robbins; Linda Lundgren; Nelly Albarran; Angela Tamez; Amy King; Olivia Albarran and Lisa Owen-Rawls
BEN S. & MARJORIE BROWN TRUST: Jeanette Richard, Jeana Ruiz, Victor Hernandez, and Nicole Garcia.
JOAN CANNADY: Amanda Hall, Joseph Pape, Doris Nkengacha, Cynthia Chronister, and Robert Brewer.
JOHN PARKER DAVIE TRUST: Jolan Benwill, Maricella Lopez, Annaya Martin, Kristie Watson, Bianca Nadeem, Manuel Garcia and Richard Reeves.
WILLIAM MAURY DARST: Gina Tobar, Allen Godinez, Patrick Enriquez, Victoria Gutierrez, Katrina Montealegre, Mirta Salina, Angeline Imerito, Allen Burton, Paige Allen and Matthew Plummer.
GREENWOOD/MILLS/PATTISON: Corine Lele.
CARL KELLY: Jose Bocarando.
FRIENDS OF TRUDY JORDAN: Margaret Paysse.
MICHAEL HODGE MEMORIAL: Mary Fountain and Jessica Agrella.
LAMBDIN: Paula Magno, Tanisha Stevens, Linda Pothos, Stephanie Settlemire, Lavinia Darato, Janie Morales, Jola Matthews, Crystal Franklin, Terri Cole, and Belinda Wallace.
JEAN THOMAS PSYCHOLOGY: Trevor Bauer
LARRY PATTON: Lea Sanders
GALVESTON COLLEGE SCHOLARS: Dynesha Dearmon, Herbert Baron,
GREATER TEXAS FOUNDATION: Gina Wilcox, Pablo Aguirre, and Mikaia Drees.
JANICE STANTON: Gregory Hopkins.
L.D. EDWARDS MEMORIAL: Rebecca Moore
MARIONETTE BEYAH MEMORIAL: Carlesha Johnson
SOCIAL SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP: Rachel Leyva
EASTER-WILSON: Rebecca Westerman and Charmaine Shannon
INDUSTRIAL MATERIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Marques Johnson