News Stories for the Week


The Galveston College Foundation Executive Committee recently held a meeting at Galveston College preparing for its winter Board of Directors meeting. Standing from left to right are Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation; Carl E. Kelly, Galveston College Board of Regents Chairman; Freddie Black, Foundation Vice Chairman; Jimmy Rasmussen, Foundation Treasurer; Dr. Al LeBlanc, Outreach Committee Chairman; Marian Thomas, Foundation Secretary; David Murphy, Board Development Committee Chairman; Susan Broll, Foundation Chairman; and Dr. William R. Auvenshine, Galveston College Interim President.

Galveston College to present Citizen Kane

Galveston College will present the first in its film series honoring the American Film Institute’s ranking of the best 100 American films of the 20th Century on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 7:30 pm in the Fine Arts room 207.

The first selection will be the immortal classic Citizen Kane, voted by both the American Film Institute and the British magazine Sight and Sound, to be the greatest American film ever made.

Staring Orson Welles, it is the “fictionalized” account of the life of the controversial and very real “yellow dog” newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst.

Prior to the screening, a presentation will be made by Don Davison, Associate Professor at Galveston College, providing an introduction to the making of the film, its impact on the film industry, and why most film historians and film critics, 66 years after its release, still consider Citizen Kane the greatest film ever made.  An open discussion will follow the film’s showing.

Was Citizen Kane the greatest film ever made?  Come to the screening and see for yourself; or at least in the spirit of a collegiate setting, come and agree to disagree.

The film series is sponsored by the Employee Relations and Wellness Committee of Galveston College. Admission is free to the public. 

For more information, contact Don F. Davison, at 409-944-1311.

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.

Board of Regents Meeting

The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District will meet on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Moody Hall room 220 on the Galveston College main campus. Board of Regents members include Carl E. Kelley, Chairman; Florentino Gonzalez, Vice Chairman; George Black, Secretary; Barbara Crews; Ross Novelli, Jr; Paul Cunningham, M.D.; Gregory Roof, Ph.D.; F .A. Odom; and Carroll G. Sunseri.

Universal Access Go For It Days Set

Galveston College will host all Ball High School Seniors on April 17, 18 and 19 in an annual effort to acquaint the pending graduates about the local community college’s free tuition program. The Universal Access “Go for it” days are sponsored by the Galveston College Foundation. Since the fall of 2001 over 1,250 students have attended Galveston College for academic transfer and workforce classes funded by a community based 3.1 million dollar endowment and Pell grant federal funds. Counselors and college staff will be on hand during the Go for it Days to provide compass testing, financial aid information and class schedules. For more information call Joe Huff at 944-1302.