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Galveston College Student Government Association members recently participated in the Krewe of Aquarius Mardi Gras Parade. Pictured in the front row are students Lady Mopia, Cynthia Jerez, Mikki Smith, and Tiffanie Morris. Back row are Araceli Lopez, Coordinator of Student Activities; Skyler Ortiz and Manny Mendez.

Galveston College Hosts River Oaks Chef

Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” has announced the   speakers 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 also 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.

Galveston College Island Potters Guild Presents Visiting Artist Workshop

Galveston College Island Potters Guild will host visiting artist Max Butler from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in the Fine Arts Ceramics Studio room FA-323. Mr. Butler will give a demonstration on wheel throwing pottery and brushwork design. Admission is free for Galveston College students and the public. For more information contact Beth Thomas at 409-944-1309.

Scholarships Offered

The Galveston College Foundation will provide 111 scholarships for the 2012 Fall and 2013 Spring Semesters totaling over $90,000.

The name, number, and amount of each scholarship offered are described below:
Marionette Beyah Memorial – Two (2) scholarships at $500
Ben S. and Marjorie Brown Trust Scholarship – Four (4) scholarships at $1,000
Joan Cannady Scholarship – Five (5) scholarships at $1,000
Culinary Scholarship – Five (5) scholarships at $500
Olga Olson Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $250
Coca Cola Scholarship – Four (4) scholarships at $1,000
William Maury Darst Scholarship - Ten (10) scholarships at $1,000
John Parker Davie Trust – Eight (8) scholarships at $1,000
Edmonds/Nelson/Craft/Parker – One (1) scholarship at $1,000
Easter-Wilson Scholarship – Two (2) scholarships at $500
Galveston College Scholars – Two (2) scholarships at $750
Greenwood/Mills/Pattison – One (1) scholarship at $500
Hermes/Jordan Athletic Scholarship – Two (2) scholarships at $500
Michael Hodge Memorial Scholarship - Two (2) scholarships at $1,000
Lambdin Scholarship – Ten (10) scholarships at $1,000
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Murillo Scholarship – Four (4) scholarships at $350
Larry Patton Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $500
Rudy Tomjanovich Scholarship– Ten (10) scholarships at $1,100
Lovelace, McDaniel, Nielson, Music Scholarship – Four (4) at $750
Regents Scholarship – Ten (10) scholarships at $1,000
Tommy Smith Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $500
Janice Stanton Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $500
Jean Thompson Psychology Scholarship – Four (4) scholarships at $1,000
Carl Kelly Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $500
L.D. Edwards Memorial Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $500
Friends of Trudy Jordon Scholarship - One (1) scholarship at $500
Industrial Material Welding Scholarship - One (1) scholarship at $500
University Federal Credit Union – One (1) scholarship at $875
Leti Diaz De Leon Memorial Scholarship – One (1) scholarship at $300
Student W/Disabilities Scholarships – One (1) scholarship at $450
Patrick Stinson Memorial Scholarship - One (1) scholarship at $400
Multi-Ethnic Scholarship - One (1) scholarship at $700
CNA Scholarship - Three (3) scholarships at $575
Social Services Scholarship - One (1) scholarship at $500
Greater Texas Foundation – Three (3) scholarships at $250