News Stories for the Week



Galveston College recently held elections to nominate officers for the Student Government Association. Student Government Association officers are Alec Garcia, President; Levi Barrie, Vice President; Savanah Lee, Treasurer; and Samantha Afonso,  Media Officer/Historian. Not pictured is Victoria Duffo, Secretary.

Galveston College Lecture Series Continues November 12th

The second lecture for the 2013 fall semester is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing. The lecture features Dr. Wes Tunnell, Associate Director and Endowed Chair of Biodiversity and Conservation Science, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. Dr. Tunnell will give a lecture titled, “Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills: A Historical and Spatial Perspective.”

Dr. Tunnell began his career at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 1974, where his teaching and research broadly focused on marine biology and ecology.  His primary research interests lie in coral reef ecology in Mexico, mollusks (seashells) of Texas and Mexico, oil spill impacts in the marine environment, and most recently, biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information call Anne Dickens, HSI-STEM Project Director, at 409-944-1430.

Galveston College Fall Festival – November 15

The Galveston College 6th Annual Fall Festival will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 15th on the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q. This year’s Western theme festival is open to all ages. 

The event is hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Ellis, Coordinator of Student Activities.  Highlights will include live music, games, activity booths, and many more attractions that are sponsored by Galveston College student clubs and organizations.

For more information about the Galveston College Fall Festival please contact the Galveston College Office of Student Activities at (409) 944-1234.

Galveston College Announces First of Glorious Gatherings – November 16

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, the owners of Backbay Emporium, Jim Manen and Mike Harwell, are hosting the first in a series of Glorious Gatherings benefiting the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access program. Admission is a $25 donation per person and all Galveston College supporters are urged to attend. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for generous prizes. Jim and Mike are pleased to sponsor the fundraising event that will include music, drinks and appetizers. The November 16 fundraising event at Backbay Emporium will be from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the delightful two story antique store and glittering courtyard at 1513 19th Street in Galveston. Tickets can be purchased at the Galveston College Business Office.

The Galveston College Foundation Universal Access program began in the fall of 2001 giving tuition assistance to all local high school, home schooled and GED graduates who live in Galveston. For more information call 409-944-1303.

Digital Photography Begins November 4

Learn to take great photos just in time for the holidays.  Improve your pictures with the technical and artistic basics of photography. You'll learn the basics, take photos, and critique them in a friendly and collaborative environment. Topics include camera settings, basic composition and different types of photography. Try a little of everything and then concentrate on your area of interest. This class is for novice and intermediate photographers. *Bring your digital SLR camera with a flash and interchangeable lenses. Senior discount available. Classes are held Mondays, November 4 through December 9 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 pm. The cost is $89. For more information call Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.