News Stories for the Week

01/09/2007

Rudy Tomjanovich. left. is shown with Galveston College students from left, Caroline Santos, Lory LeBlanc, Jian Fu, Tammy Sharper, Charles McVey and Laura Schultz at the recent 13th annual Rudy T Golf Tournament and Dinner that benefits students of Galveston College, Texas A&M Galveston, Houston Community College and Houston Baptist University.

Galveston County Science Engineering Fair for February 3

Galveston College, Texas A&M Galveston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, will co-host the 24th Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Texas A&M Galveston campus on Pelican Island. The Fair draws students, teacher, volunteer judges, sponsors and parents from throughout the Galveston County area. Students in middle and high schools compete for scholarships, cash prizes and trophies that go to winners in senior and junior categories. Interested parents and students should consult with science teachers in Galveston County middle and high schools or just visit www.tamug.edu/scifair/index.htm.

Galveston College’s Boudreaux to present at League Innovation Conference

Galveston College’s Dr. Bill Boudreaux, who is the Drs. Charles and Octavia Hall Professor of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences has been selected to present at the League for Innovation in Community Colleges “Innovations 2007 Conference” schedule for March in New Orleans, Louisiana. Boudreaux will be a key presenter on the topic of “Individual Concepts Mastering in a Hybrid Internet Course”. Boudreaux heads the Hall Center for Education Technology at Galveston College.

Texas Community College Student Day, February 22, 2007

The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the Texas Junior College Student Government Association (T JCSGA) are hosting Texas Community College Student Day at the Texas State Capitol on Thursday, February 22, 2007. This is the second time this has been done. In February 2005, also at the kick-off of the Texas State Legislature, about 1,000 students converged on the capitol. This year, we anticipate between 1,200 and 1,500 community college students to participate. The purpose of the event is to educate community college students about the Texas State Legislature, to give these students an opportunity to meet their state legislators and to express how they have personally benefited from attending their community college. The overall intent is to convey the importance of community colleges in our state, and that it is imperative that the legislators support adequate funding to these community colleges in order for them to continue to provide well-trained workers and graduates.

Art reception February 6

Galveston College and the Artist Boat are hosting an exhibit from February 1 through March 30, 2007 in the Galveston College Art gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit is titled “Art and Ecology: A Collaboration with Artist who Teach and features artist Jane Young French, Janet Hassinger, Karla Klay, John Stovall, Martha Terrill, Beth Thomas, Carol Vuchetich and Galveston College art students.

An artist reception will be held Tuesday, February 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Gallery hours at Galveston College are Mondays through Thursdays 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For ore information call Beth Thomas at 944-1309 or e-mail bthomas@gc.edu.