News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Foundation Board of Directors honored Mrs. Maureen Patton for her six years of service as a Foundation Board member. Pictured are Roland Bassett, Foundation Board Chairman; Maureen Patton; Joe Huff, Director of Institutional Advancement and the GC Foundation, and Myles Shelton, President of Galveston College.

Galveston College Culinary Arts Hosts Scholarship Luncheon

Please join Galveston College Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts class for the Spring Culinary Scholarship Luncheon that will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012.  Our menu this semester is inspired by the Hawaiian Islands, and recipes were developed by the Kapi’olani Community College culinary arts department with the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan.  The first course will be a chilled Cucumber Bisque with Cherry Tomato garnish, followed by the main course of Four-Seeded Salmon and Pumpkin-Miso Risotto.  Dessert will be Mango cake with Liliko’I (passion fruit) frosting.  Following tradition, lunch will be served in the Atrium of the Northen Building on the Galveston College campus.  Price remains $15.00 and proceeds help fund scholarships for our Culinary Arts students.  For reservations, please call Mari Macias at 409-944-1286.

College Plans Career Fair March 21

Galveston College, Workforce Solutions and the Rotary Club of Galveston are presenting a Career Fair and Transfer Day event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the Galveston College Seibel Wing at 39th Street and Avenue Q1/2 in Galveston. The event titled “Navigating Toward the Future” is free and open to the public.

Over 75 employer representatives and exhibitors will be on the Galveston College campus for the event, allowing students and visitors the perfect opportunity to meet potential employers. Participants may fill out applications and attach resumes. For more information, call LaToya Mills at 409-944-1221.

Spring Break

Galveston College will close Friday, March 9, 2012 at 5 p.m. for Spring Break. The College will reopen on Monday, March 19 at 8 a.m.

Lecture Series Focuses on Ike Dike

Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” concludes with guest speaker Dr. William J. Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston. Dr. Merrell will present “The Ike Dike: A Coastal Barrier Protecting the Houston/Galveston Region from Hurricane Storm Surge,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

Dr. Merrell currently holds the George P. Mitchell Professorship of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He has also served as president of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, vice chancellor for Strategic Programs of The Texas A&M University System, vice president for Research Policy of Texas A&M University, president of Texas A&M University at Galveston, and has held presidential appointments with the National Science Foundation. Among his awards are the Distinguished Achievement Medal from the Geosciences and Earth Resources Council, and the Distinguished Service Award of the National Science Foundation for “his lasting impact on the course of American science.” Recently his interests have evolved to coastal sustainability and disaster mitigation and recovery.  In particular, he is investigating the possibility of a regional surge suppression barrier for the Houston/Galveston area, the Ike Dike.