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51st annual Galveston College commencement set for Friday at Galveston Island Convention Center
News Release
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston College will celebrate its 51st commencement ceremony Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 56th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston.

Scott Branum, director of admissions and registrar, said 562 students will receive 661 associate degrees and certificates. More than 2,000 family members and friends are expected to attend the event.

´╗┐The grand marshals of the faculty, staff and student procession will be 2018 Exceptional Service Award faculty recipients Chef Paul Mendoza, program director and instructor of Culinary Arts, and Rebecca Montz, program director and instructor of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, will offer a welcome and introduce platform guests.

Raymond Lewis, Jr., chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, will bring greetings from the board.

Speakers will include students Claire Rodriguez and Daniel Vela.


Don Davison, president of the Faculty Senate, will certify the graduates and Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, will introduce the candidates for degrees and certificates.

Music will be provided by the Galveston College Community Chorale Men’s Ensemble and TMH Company, featuring Katie Carrington, viola; Laura Cividino, violin; Annamarie Reader, cello; Hanna Watson, violin; and Theresa Hanebury, conductor.

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