Mar. 16: Employee COVID-19 Update

Mar. 16: Employee COVID-19 Update

Tue Mar 16, 2021 at 11:00 PM


The Brazosport College Board of Regents held its regular meeting on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Board Member Robert Perryman discussed the Brazosport Foundation Fund Development report. The 2021 Brazosport College Foundation Gator Classic presented by Freeport LNG is scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021 with the 22nd annual golf tournament at the Wilderness Golf Course. Due to the pandemic, the Blue Jacket Social has been delayed and will return in 2022. The Clarion Guest Artist Spring 2021 Series has been set. The series will host two concerts in March and May 2021.  The Opening Concert will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 featuring Diamond Rio sponsored by BASF Corporation.  In person concert tickets are sold out, but livestream tickets are for sale on the Clarion website. The second concert will be held Friday, May 14, 2021, featuring Roots and Boots sponsored by STP Nuclear Operating Company. 

Mr. Marshall Campbell, Vice President, Human Resources, presented an overview of the Diversity Employment Report of the Brazosport College’s faculty and staff. Board of Regents Chair Carolyn Johnson noted that the Drive-Thru Employee Recognition Dinner will take place on Friday, April 16, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will honor service awards recipients from 2020 and 2021.  It was also noted that as 2020 service awards recipients, Regents Jason Cordoba and Robert Perryman will be recognized for their service. Jason Cordoba will be recognized for five years of service and Robert Perryman will be recognized for ten years of service. As a 2021 service awards recipient, Regent Danny Yates will be recognized and receive an award for five years of service. In addition, Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek shared her plans for 2022 which includes her retirement in January 2022.

Megan McKnight, Vice President of Scholarship for the Brazosport College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society provided an overview of the organization’s accomplishments and activities for 2020.

During the President’s report, Dr. Millicent Valek noted that the Spring II semester has begun and will last for 8-weeks to provide students flexibility to complete their coursework. Dr. Valek also shared that while Governor Abbott’s GA-34 is now in effect, Brazosport College’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, which includes social distancing, daily health screenings and wearing masks, remain in place. Dr. Valek reported that the new customer relations software through Anthology will go live tomorrow, March 16th.  Dr. Valek also provided a legislative update.

During New Business, the Board approved the course fees as presented in the agenda. The Board also voted to exercise its option not to participate in the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), and instead, participate in the 2021 United Way Campaign of Brazoria County. The Board also approved one- and two-year contracts for both faculty and staff. The Board approved the employment of Mr. Alexander Crouse as Director of Student Life & Intramural Programs and Mr. Bryan Brown as Grant Coordinator – Instructional Designer. The Board accepted the financial reports for January and February 2021.

The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The next regularly scheduled Board of Regents meeting will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


We are excited to announce that Brazosport College will hold a virtual commencement celebration for over 550 students on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The virtual commencement ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. with a pre-show countdown celebration at 9:50 a.m.

The virtual ceremony will be held on the College’s website

Please visit for more information regarding 2021 Commencement.

Members of the 2021 class, their friends, families and BC Gators everywhere are invited to watch online and offer their congratulations during the ceremony by using #bcgators21 on Twitter and Instagram.

In addition, a graduation celebration parade will be held on the Brazosport College campus on Friday, May 7th. Details will be provided at a later date.

Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek, college administration, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate this milestone with all our 2021 graduates.


Grad Fest for 2021 graduates will be held on April 5th and 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Dow Academic Center.  At Grad Fest, candidates for 2021 graduation will have the opportunity to pick up their cap and gown, have their photo taken to be used for the virtual ceremony, and learn about joining the Former Students Association.

Please visit for more information regarding 2021 Commencement.


 All BC students who are currently enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester are eligible for food from Gator Mart. The Gator Mart drive-thru food distribution times are scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  

  • Please bring your student ID card and Houston Food Bank card (if available).  NOTE: A student is only allowed to pick-up food on Wednesday or Thursday, not both days.
  • Distribution will take place in the overhang area of the Sadler Health Sciences Building.
  • To protect the safety of all food recipients and staff, the following guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Houston Food Bank will be followed:
    • Drive under the Sadler Health Sciences Building overhang and stop next to a table placed in that area.
    • Pre-packed boxes and bags of groceries will be on the table.
    • Exit your car, open your trunk, and load the groceries into your trunk. Be careful not to touch the table; just touch the boxes and bags of groceries. If you accidentally touch the table, alert one of the staff and they will clean the table after you leave.
    • All staff and food recipients will maintain a six-foot distance at all times.

We are eager to serve you. Please contact us directly for further information:


The Brazosport College CHN Health Center is open from 1:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays for BC faculty, staff and students with behavioral health and medical providers available for face-to-face services.  The CHN Health Center is located in the B Wing of BC Central and can only be accessed from the courtyard near Tommy’s Grill and the BC Bookstore.  Virtual care is also available by visiting  All appointments can be scheduled by calling (281) 824-1480 or by visiting A pre-registration form is available at The Brazosport College CHN Health Center is an outpatient healthcare facility that provides a variety of services, including adult medicine, chronic care management, behavioral health and women’s health, among other services.  CHN accepts most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP. Uninsured individuals may be eligible for discounted self-pay services based on their family size and household income. CHN strives to provide the highest value of care and therefore offers substantial benefits for people who are uninsured and self-pay.


This spring, Brazosport College will continue its participation in a national survey focused on teaching, learning, and retention in community colleges, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). The project is part of the Center for Community College Student Engagement and the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

In the past, the survey was administered to students in randomly selected classes using a paper survey. This year the survey will be administered online to all credit students, 18 years and older. 

The student survey runs from February 24, 2021 to March 18, 2021.  The faculty survey runs from March 15, 2021 to April 2, 2021. Please look for more information coming soon to your email inbox.

Brazosport College is intent on being a leader in higher education, and this survey can assist us in improving course completion rates, as well as the rate of student persistence to the completion of their educational goals. To learn more about CCSSE visit, or contact Leslie Cummings, Assistant Research Analyst, Institutional Research, at


The Spring 2021 Toolkit is a great resource for students to get information about academic support services, virtual events, food and emergency assistance, assistance with technology, getting connected online or in person and many other available resources. Visit to access these resources.


Starting Monday, March 15, 2021, anyone over 50 years of age can now register and receive the vaccine.  In addition, any Brazosport College employee that teaches at a K-12 campus may also register to receive the vaccine. Local COVID-19 vaccine appointment information can be found on the Brazoria County Health Department website.


On March 2, 2021, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 effective March 10, 2021. The Executive Order allows for institutions of higher education and public schools to establish minimum standard health and safety protocols. At this time, all current Brazosport College COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a face mask/covering, completing a daily health screening when coming to campus, and social distancing, will remain in effect until further notice. The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is our top priority as we work together to have a successful, safe finish to the Spring semester. We are appreciative of the commitment and dedication of our faculty, staff, and students, and we thank you for your continued support.


Brazosport College health screening process is online for all employees, students, and visitors who come to campus. You will need to fill out the questionnaire each day you intend on coming to the Brazosport College campus.  The COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire can be accessed in English or Spanish by visiting  This questionnaire has been designed to be quick and simple to fill out, and can be easily accessed through all internet browsers, smartphones, and tablets.   

Once completed, you will be shown either a green check mark with “APPROVED FOR ENTRY” if you have passed, or a red exclamation mark with “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” if you failed, as well as your name, and the date you completed the questionnaire. 

Anyone that does not pass the COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire should not come to campus.  Everyone that passes should be prepared to show the confirmation email.

Brazosport College has increased focus on safety monitoring to promote safety protocols of social distancing, wearing a face mask/covering, practicing good hygiene, etc.  Once on campus, have either the confirmation email or confirmation screen of your completed questionnaire available as you may be asked at random to show proof of completing the self-screening tool.  

Upon arrival to campus, you will be able to access all parking lots and enter campus through most entrances. To provide clarification, face masks/coverings are required for all students, employees, and visitors (ages 10 and up) any time on campus.  To clarify, face shields are not considered face masks/coverings. If an individual chooses to wear a face shield, the individual must also wear a face mask/covering which fully covers the mouth and nose except as allowed in the following exceptions. The exceptions are: if you are walking, running, or biking on the trails; if you are in your vehicle; if you are alone in your office with the door closed; if you are a welding student actively welding and wearing a welding face shield; and, if you are an instructor lecturing students, you may wear a face shield instead of a face mask in addition to maintaining 6ft. of distance.  Otherwise, all individuals, students, faculty, staff, grounds keepers and contractors are to wear a face mask/covering.

For reference, the CDC defines “close contact” as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

These procedures are subject to change, so it's vital that you check your Brazosport College email for updates before heading to campus.

With the rise in positive COVID-19 cases across the country, medical experts are reinforcing the importance of use of masks and social distancing.  Please continue following the CDC guidelines for prevention of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which includes, but not limited to, thorough hand washing, social distancing and the wearing of face masks or face coverings.


For individuals needing to self-identify as affected by COVID-19 or notify Brazosport College of COVID-19 incidents involving students, faculty, or staff, please visit

Please note, the COVID-19 Contact/Exposure Report Form is separate and apart from the Health Screening Questionnaire.  The COVID-19 Contact/Exposure Form should be completed if you have been exposed to someone or if you have tested positive for COVID-19.