News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Intramural Club recently competed in the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Conference Spring Sports Day at San Jacinto College Central and placed second in Co-ed Soccer and third place in Flag Football. Pictured left to right are Benjamin Hernandez, Student Activities Coordinator, Dr. Kimberly Ellis, Articulation/Graduation Specialist, Linda Kelley, Santiago Macias, Katrina Waddell, Jorge Leamons, Jhon Maldonado, Ariel Thorn, David Lantz, Edras DeSouza, Victoria Vazquez, Thomas Gray, Joergen Sjostrom, Orlando Torres, Keelan Smith, Jeffrey Franklin, Alphonso Neal, Steven Smith, Rodney Billingsley and Jordan Filer. Not  pictured: Juan Torres, Ruben Torres, and Martin Meza.

Galveston College Announces Five Fabulous Chefs: Le Beau Printemps 2014! 

The Galveston College Foundation is excited to announce the first annual Five Fabulous Chefs: Le Beau Printemps 2014!  Proceeds from two evenings of culinary delight, March 25th and 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., support the Universal Access Endowment assisting local eligible Galveston high school graduates with financial assistance to attend Galveston College. 

Underwriters for this beautiful springtime epicurean evening are Gaido’s, Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Conference Center, Olympia The Grill at Pier 21, The San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center, and Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar.  Executive Chefs Casey Gaido and Ross Warhol, Urs Schmid, Tikie Kriticos and Hector Moreno, Brian Robertson, and Denise and Paco Vargas have designed an evening featuring hors d’oeuvres from each of their superb kitchens plus a five course dinner of soup, salad, two entrees of seafood and beef, and a spectacular array of innovative desserts.  Molecular gastronomy – the investigation of how physical and chemical interactions transform ingredients while cooking – will be employed to enhance the experience!

The evening’s program will highlight the education and skill necessary to become a professional in a contemporary culinary setting.  Prior to the event, the executive chefs have generously offered to tutor and train Galveston College Culinary Arts Program students selected by program director and Chef Paul Mendoza in their professional kitchens.  The students, under direction of the executive chefs, will also serve both evenings from the culinary program’s kitchen located in the College’s atrium area. 

For more information, please call Maria Tripovich, Director of the Office of Development and Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1303.

Career Fair and Transfer Day – March 26

Galveston College and the Rotary Club of Galveston are sponsoring the 2014 Career Fair and Transfer Day in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Over 75 employers and exhibitors will be on the Galveston College campus and students as well as the general public are invited to attend, bring resumes and fill out applications for employment. For more information call 409- 944-1221.

Patio Wines

Join us to taste and explore both traditional and unconventional wines, with information about them from an experienced wine steward. Wines are specially selected to be the most complementary and refreshing choices for spring and summer patio and deck relaxation. Fruit and cheese platter accompaniments and appetizers will also be served. Note: Students must be 21 or older. Only registered participants may attend the class. The cost is $59 per person. This class will meet on Thursday, May 8 from 6 to 8 pm.