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Galveston College Foundation recently hosted 40 young women in grades nine through twelve from Ball High School on a tour and lunch at the college campus. Pictured in front of the 39th Street Beacon Square, the group from Ball High looks at colleges and careers through a program organized by Texas Executive Women’s Margo Snider and UTMB’s Director of Workforce Development Katie Winslade.

Galveston College Spring Festival March 29

Galveston College’s Beacon Square at 39th and Avenue Q will be the site of the annual spring festival on March 29 from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. The festival, sponsored by the Student Activities Council and new Student Government Association is an annual event open to students, their families and the general public.

This year’s festival will feature booths with personalized dog tags, silicone bracelets, wax hands and a rock wall. Live multicultural performances begin at 3:00 p.m. with Chinese Dragon Dancers, belly dancers and African drum performers. For more information call Geisu Lewis at (409) 944-1224.

Country Western Dance –Introductory

This is a beginning class for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with Country and Western dances or need a refresher. Students will learn the most popular Country & Western Dances: two-step and polka. The class will concentrate on the two-step and the basics of dance fundamentals. A variety of fun patterns will be taught, including couple and underarm turns, conversation, wraps and side-by-side. Ladies will learn how to spin. Classes will be held on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. from April 2 until April 30, 2007. For more information call Sheryle Jackson at 409-944-1344.

Galveston College to Host Career Fair 2007

Galveston College, in partnership with The Work Source and the Rotary Club of Galveston, will present “Career Fair 2007” on Thursday, April 19 in the Galveston College Gym from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Galveston College Gym is located at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

The “Career Fair 2007” event is open to the general public and area students. Fifty employers are expected to be in attendance to talk with students and community residents about potential employment with their respective organizations or to provide information on student’s fields of study. Coordinators of the event are Galveston College Counselor Jason Wilson and Work Source representative Tom Brown.

Career Fair 2007 Participants:

  • AIG American General
  • American National Insurance Company
  • City of Galveston, Human Resources Department
  • Department of Assistive/Rehabilitative Services
  • Devereux Texas Treatment Network
  • Gaido’s
  • Galveston County Apt Association
  • Galveston County Parks & Senior Services
  • Health District of La Marque
  • Houston Police Department
  • Manpower
  • Military Sealift Commands
  • Sherwin Williams, Coastal District
  • Space Center Houston
  • The San Luis Resort
  • U.S. Navy
  • UTMB Human Resources
  • Vocational Guidance Services
TABC Seller/Server Training

This course covers the laws applicable to the sales or service of alcoholic beverages to minors, intoxicated persons, and non-members of a private club. The course also teaches techniques to identify these persons and prevent sales to them. Individuals who successfully complete an approved program are issued certificates and licensees. Class will be held on Monday, March 19, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  For more information call Jeff Gordon at 409-944-1346.

Galveston College Closed for Spring Break

Galveston College will be closed starting Monday, March 12 through Sunday, March 18 for Spring Break.  During this closure, the Fine Arts entry and parking area will be closed to repair minor stucco damage to the building columns. The entrance to the Fine Arts parking area will be blocked off Friday evening and remain closed until March 18. The College will reopen on Monday, March 19, 2007.