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Galveston College student Cherisse Allard is congratulated by Joe Huff III,  Director of  Institutional Advancement and Galveston College Foundation,  on receiving the Griff  Lambdin Scholarship for the 2012 Spring Semester. Allard is a student in the Radiography program at Galveston College and she is a native of Trinidad.

Galveston College Lecture Series Continues

Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” has announced the   speaker for the spring semester portion of the lecture series. The first speaker is Chef Charles Carroll, Executive Chef of River Oaks Country Club, in Houston Texas. Chef Carroll’s lecture topic is titled “Essence of Greatness.”  The lecture begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing located at 4015 Avenue Q of the Galveston College campus.

 An award winning author of Leadership Lessons From A Chef: Finding Time To Be Great and Tasting Success “Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef,”  Chef Carroll is currently the Executive Chef of River Oaks Country Club, in Houston Texas.  River Oaks Country Club enjoys the reputation of being ranked #4 of all country clubs in the United States.  The Club has 1500 members and 61 culinary team members. 

Chef Carroll was Executive Chef at Oak Hill Country Club from 1996-2000.  Oak Hill Country Club is ranked #17 of all country clubs in the United States and is home of the Ryder Cup, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, and PGA Championship.

Chef Carroll was Executive Chef, and employed at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel for thirteen years. The Balsams is a four-star, four-diamond resort located in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.  He also served as Apprenticeship Coordinator for one of the country’s leading apprenticeship programs.

Charles is a 1985 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.  Chef Carroll serves as a Coach for the 2008 United States Culinary Olympic National Team.  This will mark Chef Carroll’s eighth Olympic Team.  Other teams have included 2004 Manager of the United States Regional Team which captured third in the world and the best in the world Category B, Team USA 2000 national team which received 4 gold and one silver in the world Culinary Olympics held in Germany,  ACF New England Olympic Team in 1988, which won more gold than any other regional team; Team USA Northeast 1992, which placed number two in the world; Team USA National 1993, Basel Switzerland, which placed third in the world; and was Manager of Team USA National Apprentice Team, which placed number two in the Taste of Canada Competition.

Students and the general public are invited to attend this lecture series that will be held at 7 p.m. on February 29, 2012 in the Seibel Wing.

 Galveston College offers GED Testing

Galveston College will offer GED Testing, which includes exams in Math, Language Arts Writing, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts Reading, beginning this January.
The first GED test in Math will be at 8 a.m. on January 27th, followed by an exam in Language Arts Writing at 10 a.m. On January 28, exams in Science, Social Studies and Language Arts Reading will begin at 8 a.m.  The Science exam will be held at 8 a.m., Social Studies at 9:30 a.m. and Language Arts Reading will start at 11 a.m. For more information contact the Galveston College Testing Center at 409-944-1290.