News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Student Government Officers recently went to Austin for Texas Community College Student Day and visited with local Texas State Senators and Representatives. Pictured left to right are Levi Barrie, Julian Jimenez, Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, Victoria Vazquez, State Representative Craig Eiland, Michelle Gomez, Briana Villarreal, Katherine Gulick, Omar Marines, Director of Public Affairs and GC Foundation Joe Huff, and GC Counselor Geisu Lewis.

Lecture Series Continues March 6 at Galveston College

The first lecture series for the 2013 spring semester is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Student Center Wing. The lecture features Dr. Joan Bytheway of Sam Houston State University. Dr. Bytheway’s will give a presentation titled “Forensic Anthropology: From Grave to Prosecution”. From her first forensic anthropology case of animal bones to the collection of evidence used in the prosecution of Saddam Hussein, Dr. Bytheway will introduce the audience to forensic anthropology and discuss some of her most interesting cases.

Dr. Joan Bytheway is a Physical and Forensic Anthropologist, is the Director of the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility at Sam Houston State University, and an Associate Professor in the College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science Department, at Sam Houston State University. In 2008, under her directive, the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility, a willed body donor program conducting research in human decomposition and forensic anthropology, was opened at Sam Houston State University.

In January of 2005, as a member of an international forensic team in Baghdad, Iraq, she analyzed and documented hundreds of cases of genocide in mass graves against the Kurds of Northern Iraq. Dr. Bytheway is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Society of Forensic Anthropology and the Texas Professional Forensic Anthropologists. She has published in the American Journal of Forensic Sciences and the Forensic Science International Journal and is a Peer Reviewer for the American Journal of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Bytheway consults on forensic anthropology cases for various counties in Texas.

Students and the general public are invited to attend.

Career and Transfer Fair - Wednesday, March 20

Galveston College and the Rotary Club of Galveston are sponsoring the 2013 Career Day and Transfer Fair in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Over 75 employers and exhibitors will be on the Galveston College campus and students as well as the general public are invited to attend and bring resumes and fill out applications for employment. For more information call 409- 944-1221.

Summer Blues Camp Auditions - March 23

Students, 12 to 18 years of age, can try something new with Galveston College's Summer Blues Camp. Galveston College will hold auditions for the Summer Blues Camp on March 23 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 207. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Leadership Galveston 2013 Recruiting

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the spring 2013 semester. Sessions will be held from    9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17 and May 31.  The cost is $500 per registrant.  For information, contact Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at either 409-944-1302 or email at  The last day to register is February 27.

Acceptance to the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.  As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that will arise in the coming years.  Leadership Galveston is a training ground providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

Prospective students must complete the College’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms found online at, under the Schedule of Classes subsection. Please mail forms to: Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550.

Black History Month Presentation

Galveston College’s Student Government Association will have a special presentation for Black History Month on Monday evening February 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing of the Student Center. Associate Professor Demetrius Pearson will speak on the topic of “African–Americans and Sport: Overcoming Barriers to Success.” Pearson is an Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston Central Campus. His research focuses on African-American involvement in sport, including North American Rodeo, as well as their depiction in contemporary sport films. He will focus on Jackie Robinson in baseball and Willie Thomas in rodeo. Students and the general public are invited to attend.