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The Galveston College Skeleton Crew recently held a bake sale on campus. Pictured left to right are Radiography students Guillermo Hernandez, Retha Hood, Kyle Davenport, Jessica Hill, Jessica Garcia, Jenny Phillips and Tan Le.

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. Just 200 tickets will be sold. For more information call 944-1362 or 944-1303.
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.

Leadership Galveston 2014

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the Spring 2014 Semester. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21, April 4 and April 25.  The cost is $350 per registrant.  For information, contact Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs, at either 409-944-1302 or email at  The last day to register is January 10, 2014.

Acceptance into 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 and the Public Affairs subsections. Please mail forms to: Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550.