For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, nursing students from the Galveston College Chapter of the Texas Nursing Students’ Association (TNSA) had the opportunity to attend the association’s annual conference in Austin.


A delegation of nine GC nursing students represented the college’s chapter of the association and were accompanied by faculty advisors Jeff Eubanks and Maddie Strawn at the TNSA Annual Conference, held Oct. 12-14.


During the conference, students had the experience of witnessing parliamentary procedure and the voting of resolutions created by their peers from other Texas nursing schools.


As part of that process, GC Level One nursing student Christopher Trajan was nominated by his peers and voted to represent local nursing schools as the Eastern Regional Director for the state. The Eastern Region includes multiple nursing programs from the Houston area to Bryan, and as far south as Victoria.


The GC delegation also included GC TNSA President Raelynn Parfait, Vice President Jessica Lawson, Secretary Leah Sendejas and nursing students Angelica Alcocer, Brett Lange, Moses De Arcos, Autumn Sinor and Kassandra Gonzalez.


In order to attend the conference, the GC student chapter raised money to pay for hotel and registration fees, while transportation was sponsored by the college.


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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.