Galveston College celebrated excellence at its annual Employee Performance Awards ceremony on May 3, 2024, at the Fisherman’s Wharf, honoring outstanding faculty and staff who have demonstrated dedication and exceptional service within the college community.

Six faculty and staff members were selected for the GC Employee Performance Awards in four categories: Professional/Technical, Adjunct, Classified and Faculty.

The Employee Performance Award winners were:

  • Professional/Technical: Building Bridges to Success Student Success Advisor, Amanda Lozano.
  • Adjunct: Adjunct Welding Instructor Arik Andre Gomez.
  • Classified: Media/Print Specialist, Mirzza Salinas, and Maintenance Specialist Assistant, Scott Pearse.
  • Faculty: Arts & Humanities Division Director, Conrad Breitbach, Ph.D., and Developmental Mathematics Instructor and Developmental Education Program Coordinator, Rodrigo Santoyo.

Service awards were presented for faculty and staff who have served GC for 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 35 years and recent retirees.

Five Years:

  • Carmen Allen, Ed.D.
  • Donna Carlin
  • Courtney Cross
  • Regina Durante, Ph.D.
  • Kara Fahringer-Baer
  • Dyone Little
  • Mary Longoria
  • Donique Lungs
  • Telishia “Tee” Murray
  • Mirzza Salinas
  • Rick Segura
  • Tirizia York, Ph.D.

10 Years:

  • Arlo Adolphs
  • Vicki Jernigan
  • Clint Jones
  • Liz Lacy
  • Gloria Milton
  • Sandra Villarreal

20 Years:

  • Conrad Breitbach, Ph.D.
  • Ron Crumedy
  • Jeff Engbrock
  • Mary Jan Lantz, Ed.D.

25 Years:

  • Don Davison
  • Scott Pearse

30 Years:

  • Jo Ann Buentello

35 Years:

  • Joyce Landry
  • Richard Ramos


  • Larry Blomstedt, Ph.D.
  • Shelia Fields
  • Fred Khoury
  • Mary Jan Lantz, Ed.D.
  • JoAnn Palomo
  • Brenda Reeves


Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.