News Stories for the Week




The Galveston College TRiO-Upward Bound students and staff recently hosted a bake sale that raised $300.00 for D’Feet Breast Cancer, Inc. Pictured left to right, front row are Priselda P. Perez, Upward Bound Director; Dolly Warren, Founder & Vice President of D’Feet Breast Cancer, Inc.; Coraima Ramos, Brittany Pacheco, Upward Bound Office Assistant & Tutor; Elijah Rockers, Upward Bound Tutor; Cheronda Frank and  Priscilla Gonzales Culver, Upward Bound Academic Coordinator. Back row from left to right are students Alexis Douglas, Daniel Garcia, Joanna Escobar, Victoria Alba.

Galveston College Early Registration Begins November 14

Early registration for the 2012 Spring Semester starts November 14. Early registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays. Class schedules and the Continuing Education Guide are now available on campus and online. General Registration runs from January 9 to 13 and Spring classes start January 17. Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.

Galveston College Lecture Series

Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” continues with the second guest speaker Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg, Co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, whose topic is “The Changing Face of the Houston Region: Tracking the Economic and Demographic Transformations Through 30 Years of Houston Surveys.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. on November 15, 2011 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing located at 4015 Avenue Q of the Galveston College campus.

A graduate of Haverford College, with an M.A. from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. from Harvard, Dr. Klineberg is a Professor of Sociology at Rice University. In 1982, he and his students initiated the annual "Houston Area Survey,” now in its 30th year of tracking the remarkable changes in the demographic patterns, economic outlooks, experiences, and beliefs of Harris County residents. The recipient of twelve prestigious teaching awards, including the Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Piper Professor Award, Klineberg is currently writing a major report on the Houston studies and serving as Co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.

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

Culinary Arts Plans Scholarship Luncheon

Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts students invite you to attend the annual Fall Scholarship Lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2011 in the atrium.

The meal will begin with a special appetizer, which won an award for one of the culinary students, in Kraft’s Real Women of Philadelphia cream cheese contest. The main course follows with Prosciutto wrapped Pork Loin with Roasted Apples, Creamy Polenta, and Brussels Sprouts with Pecan Butter.  The meal concludes with a dessert of Sweet Potato Cake.

Tickets are $15 each and proceeds go toward the Culinary Arts Scholarship at Galveston College. Reservations may be made by calling Mari Macias at 409-944-1286.

Third Annual Athletics Fundraiser

Galveston College Whitecaps will hold their third Annual Athletics Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The event will be held in the Galveston College Sarah Hermes Memorial Fitness Center and Gym located at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available for purchase from any Whitecaps baseball or softball player, or by calling Regina Williams at 409-944-1202. All proceeds go to the Whitecaps Athletic Fund.

The Spaghetti Dinner event has been assisted by Johnny Smecca and his colleagues at Mario’s on Seawall Boulevard for the last three years.