News Stories for the Week
Galveston College recently held the Fall Lectures Series featuring Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg, Co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, who spoke on “The Changing Face of the Houston Region: Tracking the Economic and Demographic Transformations Through 30 Years of Houston Surveys.” Pictured from left to right are Lecture Series organizers Michael Berberich, Instructor of English; Beth Thomas, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Janene Davison, Instructor of Speech and Klaus Adam, Professor of Chemistry.
Galveston College Foundation Launches Year End Drive
The faculty, staff and students of Galveston College send you greetings as we celebrate our 45th anniversary of service to the community. We invite you to consider a donation to become part of our year end fundraising campaign. Your generous support in the past is now more important than ever in light of State of Texas funding cuts.
One decade ago the Galveston College Foundation implemented the flagship Universal Access program. This effort delivered on a local promise that made local, state and national headlines as one of the few community college “free tuition” programs in the United States for local high school, home schooled and GED graduates. During the past ten years the Galveston College Foundation has provided over $4.9 million in tuition assistance to over 4,000 local students utilizing proceeds from the foundation endowment and the federal Pell Grant. The Foundation has also delivered over 90 annual scholarships to students based on merit or financial need. The Foundation has secured funding for the Seibel Student Center Wing, developed the Dreamkeepers Emergency student fund, participated in the development of the College’s front door “Beacon Square” and bolstered funding for United Way, Whitecaps Athletics, Student Leadership, UA Book Fund and Honors programs.
Your continued generosity will allow the Galveston College Foundation to continue to support and enhance the ability of Galveston College to accomplish its mission of improving people’s lives through lifelong learning. Thank you for your consideration.
The Galveston College Foundation provides opportunities for any individual, company or other organization to make a difference in our community by supporting Galveston College. There are many ways that you can assist the College to fulfill its mission:
- Universal Access Endowment Fund
Universal Access, a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created, provides education and career training opportunities for Galveston citizens regardless of income. The Universal Access commitment encourages and inspires Galveston students to complete their education and improve their quality of life in Galveston. Since Fall 2001 every local high school, GED and home schooled graduate has been eligible to apply for assistance with tuition and fees through the Universal Access program at Galveston College.
- Universal Access Book Fund
Students who are eligible for the Universal Access Endowment Fund are also eligible to receive a one time book stipend of $200.
- Dr. David Glenn Hunt Library Fund
- Athletic Programs
- Beacon Square Fund
If you are interested in obtaining additional information on Bequests, Gifts through Wills, Charitable Trusts, or Gifts in Kind, please contact Joe Huff III , Director of Institutional Advancement and GC Foundation at 409-944-1302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.