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Pictured from left to right are Chris Joblin, Whitecaps Head Baseball Coach; Karen, Anne and Allan Brasier, Rob Brasier’s sister and parents; William Mason Leeming, Rob Brasier Memorial Award winner; and Dr. Gaynelle Hayes, vice president for administration at Galveston College.

Leeming, a right-handed pitcher for the Whitecaps, won the Rob Brasier Memorial Award worth $1,000 in cash, as a result of having the highest grade point average of all student athletes on the Whitecaps baseball team.

Galveston College Whitecaps player William Leeming received the coveted Rob Brasier Memorial Award this spring for being the Whitecaps baseball player-student with the highest grade-point average. Leeming is a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Fort Worth.

The Rob Brasier Memorial Award, a $1,000 gift to the Whitecap male athlete scoring the highest grade-point average, was set up through the generosity of Dr. Allan and Anne Brasier, the parents of Rob Brasier in 2007 to honor the memory of their son Rob Brasier who was a gifted student and baseball player. Rob Brasier was a talented baseball player at Ball High School and he was great at computers and he attended some classes at Galveston College when he was in the tenth grade at Ball High School. Many friends and relatives of the family have contributed to the award fund held with the Galveston College Foundation.

Registration for 2017 summer and fall

Galveston College will begin registration for the 2017 summer sessions and the fall semester on April 17. Summer I Session classes begin June 5. Summer II Session classes start July 10. Fall classes begin Aug. 28. For more information, call the Counseling Center, 409-944-1220.

Lecture discusses disaster preparedness

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing, Galveston College students, faculty, and guests will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Sharon Croisant of the University of Texas Medical Branch. Croisant will discuss local, state and national emergency health preparedness as part of the Galveston College 2016-17 lecture series that has featured the topic of “Preserving Our Gulf: A Balancing Act.”

Croisant is currently a faculty member in the UTMB School of Medicine’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. She has participated in multiple projects designed to elucidate the causes and mechanisms of asthma exacerbations related to air pollution, and has established long-standing, ongoing collaborative relationships with community stakeholders who have a vested interest in using these research findings to direct community-based intervention and outreach activities. She is also a scientific investigator in the UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences, which houses the UTMB Clinical and Translational Science Award, for which she directs community engagement. Community-based research has become an important focus of her work, primarily in response to emergent environmental health issues experienced by Gulf Coast communities, including natural and man-made disasters.

This event is open to the public.

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