News Stories for the Week
Galveston College dedicated its Beacon Square development on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, with the help of the Coast Guard Color guard, the Chamber of Commerce honor guard and other dignitaries and guests. Pictured in center cutting the ribbon are Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas, College President William R. Auvenshine, College Regents Chairman Carl Kelly, and College Regents Secretary George Black.
The Galveston College Island Potters Guild will hold its annual Christmas show and sale on Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7 from 10am until 6pm in the Galveston College Atrium at the 4015 Avenue Q campus on Galveston Island. The annual event hosted by Galveston College instructors and students provides many items that make wonderful artistic holiday gifts. For more information call Beth Thomas at 944-1309.
Dr. Dayton Hall has been appointed Dean of Academics for Galveston College. Dr. Hall has been a faculty member and academic administrator at Galveston College since January of 2004. He received a bachelor’s degree in Social and Rehab Services/Sociology from Stephen F. Austin State University, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University and doctorate in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Dr. Hall has been serving in an interim capacity as dean and will officially assume the position effective December 1, 2006.
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine has put Galveston College on its list of Publishers Picks for 2006. Hispanic Outlook publisher Jose Lopez – Isa has chosen Galveston College as one of the top Hispanic serving institutions among all Texas community colleges, colleges and universities. Last year Galveston College was awarded a federal Title V grant that has aided efforts in student and staff development at Galveston College. Galveston College’s credit student enrollment now reflects 25% of the students as Hispanic.
Galveston College representatives will talk with GISD 8th grade parents and students at 6:30 p.m. in the Ball High School cafeteria tonight. The primary message for parents and students about to enter Ball High next year is the Galveston College Foundation promise of Universal Access free tuition for all local high school, home schooled and GED graduates. Galveston College Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation Joe Huff says, “ Since the inception of the Universal Access free tuition program in the Fall of 2001, over 1000 students have received the universal access free tuition benefit totaling over 2.7 million dollars.” Huff added, “the College created the program to inspire high school students to stay in school and pursue a higher education.”