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Galveston College Culinary Arts chefs and students participated in the Galveston Restaurant Associations Epicurean Evening winning the President’s Award for best hors d'oeuvre. For more information on the Galveston College Culinary Arts program call Chef Paul Mendoza at (409) 944-1304.  

Galveston College Choir and the Island Steel Drum Band Perform “The Sounds of Winter” December 11

The Galveston College Choir and the Island Steel Drum Band, conducted by Eric D. Sharp, Galveston College Music Instructor, will present a musical evening of winter and Christmas pieces on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 7:30 pm in the Fine Arts Building, room 207 at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q. The concert is free.  The concert will include winter pieces by W. A. Mozart, John Rutter, Randall Thompson, Richard Carpenter, and Eric D. Sharp.  The concert will also include Christmas pieces by G. P. da Palestrina, Gustav Holst, Leroy Anderson, PDQ Bach, “Christmas Time is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas and “The Christmas Song” by Mel Torme.  It will also include a special treat which includes the Christmas Carol Audience Sing Along. For more information or questions about the music department contact Eric D. Sharp at (409) 944-1258 or at

Brown to Speak at Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southwest Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine will feature Galveston College Nuclear Medicine Technology faculty member Bobby Brown at their Fort Worth, Texas event on March 30, 2007. Brown will serve as part of the conventions faculty to cover the latest developments in General Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Personal and Workplace classes for Nuclear Medicine professionals. The Galveston College two year associates degree Nuclear Medicine.

Galveston College Culinary Arts to offer New Classes

Galveston College’s Culinary Arts students demonstrated fast and healthy cooking techniques to GC’s Senior Advisory Committee when the group met at the College recently. The GC Senior Advisory group was formed in recent months to discuss and evaluate the needs of the growing senior population in Galveston. Wendy Allen, Continuing Education Customer Account Executive, commented, “I set up this luncheon and tour to give our advisory group a closer look at the Culinary Arts Department and the opportunity to sample different foods.” The Culinary Arts students prepared a variety of recipes, including Mahi-mahi with pineapple salsa, Mexican-style chicken filled tortillas and a spinach/cabbage frittata. Chef Paul Mendoza’s dual credit Ball High culinary students also baked three wonderful dessert selections. The senior advisory group was offered Mocha Cappuccino Pudding Cake, Ginger-orange Bars and fresh Pineapple Tarts. Chef Mendoza and his culinary class wanted the advisory group the see how quick, easy and fun the cooking process can be.

Chef Mendoza noted, “In addition to our credit classes for the degree plan, Galveston College is planning to offer a series of one or two night classes for the general public.” Classes under consideration include Sushi, Cooking for One or Two People, Energizing Healthier Breakfast, and Healthier/lighter Fare. These classes are designed to meet the many requests for classes beyond those included in the degree plan, as many working and retired folks cannot commit to the time requirements of the regular classes. Most of these classes will be offered in the evenings or on Saturdays. For more information about these courses, contact the Continuing Education department at 409-944-1344 or on the website at