News Stories for the Week



 Galveston College recently held elections to nominate officers for the Student Government Association. Student Government Association officers are Krista Cardenas, President; Carlesha Johnson, Vice President; Jean Kim, Treasurer; Brandy Roehm, At-Large Representative; Mylana Davis, Region Representative; and Melinda Molina, Night School Representative. Not pictured are Jasmine Wafer, Secretary; Dominique Goffney, Media/Historian; and Chris Butler, Council Representative.

Galveston College Benefits From 17th Annual Rudy T Classic

Galveston College joined its sister institutions of higher education, Texas University A&M at Galveston and Houston Community College, for the 17th Annual Rudy T Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Galveston County Country Club.

Honorary Chairs of the event were Sophie and Rudy Tomjanovich. Tournament Chairpersons were Penny and Bill Ross. Participating institutions were headed by Dr. W. Myles Shelton, President, Galveston College; Dr. Mary S. Spangler, Chancellor, Houston Community College; RADM Robert Smith III, President and CEO; Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Steering Committee Members were Gene Binder, Jesse Brown, Lee Ellis, Joe Huff, Knute Lunde, Nancy and Don Mafrige, Helen McMillan, John Merritt, Penny and Bill Ross, Donnie St. Germain, Sarah Mason, Cathy Cashio and Kelly Zuniga.

The annual even for the last seventeen years has netted over $600, 000 in scholarships for Galveston College and comparable amounts to other institutions.

Foundation Promotes Spring 2012 Scholarships

The Galveston College Foundation is offering 18 scholarships for the 2012 Spring semester. Scholarship applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. The deadline to submit applications to the Financial Aid Office is 5 p.m., November 3, 2011. All essays must be original and typed.

Available scholarships include:
Ben S. and Marjorie Brown Trust Scholarship – Four (4) scholarships at $250
Clelie Ann Moore Ceramics Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $300 (Spring only)
Coca Cola Scholarship – Two (2) scholarships at $175
Culinary Arts/Olga Olsen Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $250
Culinary Scholarship – Six (6) scholarships at $250
Easter-Wilson Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $225
Edmonds/Nelson/Craft/Parker – Two (2) scholarships at $200
Friends of Trudy Jordon Scholarship - One (1) scholarship at $250
Industrial Material Welding Scholarship - Two (2) scholarships at $250
John Parker Davie Trust – Twelve (12) scholarships at $250
Lambdin Scholarship – Eight (8) scholarships at $300
Leti Diaz De Leon Memorial Scholarship – Two (2) scholarships at $150
Lovelace, McDaniel, Nielson, Patton Music Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $200
Marionette Beyah Memorial – Four (4) scholarships at $250
Michael Hodge Memorial Scholarship - Two (2) scholarships at $200
Murillo Scholarship – Six (6) scholarships at $250
Sarah Hermes Athletic Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $181
Tommy Smith Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $150
William Maury Darst Scholarship - Two (2) scholarships at $250

For more information regarding scholarship applications call Financial Aid at 409-944-1237.

Galveston College Fall Festival

The Galveston College 4th Annual Fall Festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2011 on the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q. This year’s theme is “Classic Horror Movies.” 

The objectives of the event are in conjunction with Galveston College’s continued efforts to retain students, and also serve as a recruitment event for prospective Galveston College students.

This year’s event will include our annual Haunted House, hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and Math Club, co-directed by Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez and faculty member Jesse Warren and Fred Khoury.  The event will also include carnival games, activity booths, costume contest and a Trick or Treat Walk sponsored by Galveston College student clubs/organizations, academic departments and various campus committees.

For more information about the Galveston College Fall Festival please contact Galveston College Office of Student Activities at (409)944-1228.

Galveston College Lecture Series: “Fracking Technology”

Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” has announced the guest speakers for the fall session. The first guest speaker is Robert J. Traylor, Geologist. Mr. Traylor's lecture topic is titled “‘Fracking” Technology - Exploiting a New Energy Source in Texas - Economic Potential and Environmental Risk.”  The lecture begins at 7 p.m. on October 19, 2011 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing located at 4015 Avenue Q of the Galveston College campus.

Robert J. “Bob” Traylor holds a BS in Geology from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.  He has 40 years of combined experience in the petroleum industry as a petroleum geologist and in public service as a geological advisor.  He is a licensed geoscientist in geology with Texas, a certified petroleum geologist with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a certified professional geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.  He is an active member in several other geological societies, including the Houston Geological Society and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists.

For more information contact Lecture Series Coordinator Klaus Adam at 409-944-1273.