News Stories for the Week


Galveston College Associate Professor of Art Beth Thomas holds an acrylic painting, “Smiley Looks In” done by Jane Young French, which will be on display as part of the “Art and Ecology” exhibit at the Galveston College Art Gallery February 1 through March 30.

Galveston College Honor Society Plans Book Sale

The Galveston College Phi Theta Kappa Sigma Gamma chapter is holding a used book sale on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Galveston College Atrium at the college campus at 4015 Avenue Q.
The annual book sale conducted by the community college honor society is a fundraiser supported by the Galveston College David Glenn Hunt Library and Texas Book Company. All books will be sold for one dollar.

Presidential Search Begins

The fifteen member Presidential Search Advisory Committee met on January 30, 2007, with Dr. Bob Barringer of Gold Hill Associates of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to begin the nationwide search for a new community college president at Galveston College.

Dr Barringer, a retired community college president, has used his firm to conduct eighty-one successful presidential searches across the United States. Barringer’s firm will use the fifteen member Presidential Search Advisory Committee to review applications and recommend finalists for the Board of Regents interviewing process toward the Regents selection of a top candidate.

The 2007 Presidential Search Advisory Committee for Galveston College consists of Galveston citizens Tonka Lane, community volunteer; Melvin Williams, UTMB Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and Foundation Board member; Rabbi Jimmy Kessler, adjunct faculty and rabbi to Temple B”Nai Israel; Roland Bassett, local attorney and former Regent; Susan Broll, Galveston College Foundation Board Chairperson; Ray Lewis, Jr., UTMB’s Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Brian Maxwell, Galveston County Projects Director; Albert Shannon, Chief Executive Officer of Frost Bank and Foundation board member; Don Davison, Assistant Professor of Accounting and incoming President of the Faculty Senate at Galveston College; Michael Berberich, Instructor of English and Past President of the Faculty Senate; Dr. Gaynelle Hayes, Vice President of Administration; Pamela Britton, Vocational Nursing Instructor and Secretary Faculty Senate; Brenna Molen, Galveston College student representative; Judge Roy Quintanilla, County Court Judge and former Regent and Theron Waddell, Professor of Government.

The committee’s work is expected to continue through May 2007 with appointment of a new president by the College Regents by July 2007.

Galveston College Black History Program February 6

The Galveston College Student Activities Council and the African American Club are co-hosting a celebration of African American Culture on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 in honor of February as Black History Month. The program will be held in the Galveston College Fine Arts Center Room 207 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The program features three outstanding presenters. Curt Gillins will discuss the Magic of the Drums in Music, Art and Story; Melissa Waddy- Thibodeaux will present the Resurrection of Harriet Tubman in Escape to Freedom: Literacy and Dr. Beverly Giullory Lewis, the first African-American female to complete her residency with the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch will tell “her story”.

For more information contact Geisu Lewis at 944-1224.

Blood Drive

Galveston College Student Activities Council will host a blood drive on Wednesday February 14, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The blood mobile will be at 39th Street and Q1/2 in Galveston and door prizes will be given away to lucky donors.

“Art and Ecology” Reception

The Galveston College and Artist Boat exhibit “Art and Ecology: A Collaboration with Artist who Teach” will hold an artist reception on Tuesday, February 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The exhibit features artist Jane Young French, Janet Hassinger, Karla Klay, John Stovall, Martha Terrill, Beth Thomas, Carol Vuchetich and Galveston College art students. For ore information call Beth Thomas at 944-1309 or e-mail