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Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton congratulates Jessica Schott on receiving the John Parker Davies Scholarship. Schott is majoring in Nursing at Galveston College.

Galveston College Culinary Arts  Luncheon April 19

Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts students invite you to the spring Culinary Scholarship Lunch on April 19, 2013 in the Galveston College Atrium.  The menu is drawn from the book “True Food” which was featured in the Galveston County Daily News last year.  The recipes in the book are based on the Mediterranean Diet, but ingredients are selected for their anti-inflammatory qualities.  The title of the book mimics that of a small chain of restaurants by the same name.  The first course, Chicken Dumplings with Cilantro-Za’atar Sauce, will be served at 11:30 a.m.  The entrée of Halibut with Fingerling Potatoes and Umami Sauce will follow, and Lemon-Ginger Frozen Yogurt will be served for dessert.  Ticket price is $15.00.  Please make reservations with Mari Macias at 409-944-1286.

Galveston College Exhibits in Art Gallery

Galveston College's Fine Arts Gallery has two exhibits. First the "Ceramic Art of Mata Ortiz Mexico" is on display February 20 through May 31. This exhibition represents a selection of Mata Ortiz Pottery from the collection of Galveston College Art Professor Beth Thomas collected from 1981 to 2000. Thomas was recently recognized by the San Diego Museum of Man as the first student from the United States to apprentice with master potter Juan Quezada and his family in the remote village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua Mexico.

The second exhibit "Not So Simple" is displayed February 20 through April 4. This exhibit features the art of Kirk Mangus and Chris Leonard. Chris Leonard will give a Ceramics Demonstration on April 4 from 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. followed by a reception for the artists and visitors/students that will be held at 6:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

STEM Week – April 1 through April 4

The Galveston College Engineering Department is hosting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Week from April 1 through April 4, 2013. STEM Week is designed to promote opportunities for students interested in STEM fields and will feature guest speakers, brown bag lunches with College faculty, and demonstrations by engineering students.  The first lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m. and will feature Dr. Joan E. Nichols, Associate Professor in the departments of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology & Immunology at UTMB. The second lecture will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. and features Amy Ellison, Space Suits Engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center. Two brown bag lunches with GC Faculty will be held on April 1 and 3 at 12:00 p.m. GC engineering students catapult demonstrations will be held Thursday, April 4 on the campus lawn at 39th and Q1/2 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Deborah Hutchings, STEM Advisor and Transfer Specialist, at 409-944-1331. 

Education FEST set for April 13

Galveston College, the City of Galveston Parks & Recreation Department, and the City of Galveston Families, Children & Youth Board will co-host “2013 EducationFEST - Education is a Family Affair” from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center located at 27th St. and Seawall Blvd.

EducationFEST offers creative and engaging educational activities from area schools, colleges and universities and a variety of games, food and fun for all ages. For more information contact LaToya Mills, Counselor, at 409-944-1221 or