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Galveston College TRIO-Upward Bound participant Limesha M. Hill is shown receiving the Upward Bound Leadership Award and an Academic Achievement award at a recent Upward Bound awards banquet. Pictured from left to right are Hill; Priscilla Gonzalez, Upward Bound Academic Coordinator and Priselda Perez, Upward Bound Director.

Galveston College TRIO – Upward Bound Success Story

Limesha M. Hill is a participant in the Galveston College TRIO – Upward Bound Program.  She is a senior at Ball High School and a dual enrolled college student at Galveston College.  Limesha has been a great example of what Upward Bound represents.  Limesha earned the Leadership Award presented by the Upward Bound Program in 2005 and 2006. 

She currently serves as Class President of her senior class and was selected as Homecoming Queen for 2006-2007.  She has been admitted to Prairie View A&M and the University of North Texas.  She will be attending the University of North Texas in the Fall where she will major in Biology and then apply to Medical School to be a Pediatrician in a Pedi-specialty clinical area.

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.

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
Galveston College Announces Kids’ College 2007

Galveston College’s Continuing Education Division has announced plans for two summer sessions of classes in their Kids’ College Program.  Session I is from June 4 until June 21 and Session II is from July 9 to July 26.  Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at a cost of $45 for each class.  Camps meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a cost of $85.
The courses and camps are for students ages 6 through 12.  Camps include Basketball, Art, Weird Science, Indoor Soccer, Victory Cheerleading.  In addition, six new and exciting Camps have been added to the schedule. They include Football, Speaking with Style, Computer and Recreation, Dance, Piano & Voice, and Percussion 101. Camps are 4 hours and students can take more than one camp in each Session.  Camps are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. until12:00 p.m. and 1:00 until 5:00 p.m.  Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Classes consist of Fun Art!, Art Under Construction, Come Create, PowerPoint Pizzazz, Invisible Science, Ooey Gooey Science, Mixtures Galore, Math Madness, Edible Math, Don’t Count It Out, Spanish, Creative Writing, Ready To Read,  Beginning Piano, Lil Chess Champs, Fashion Modeling, Hip Hop Dance,  Kickboxing, Pilates and Nutrition, Horticulture, Space Exploration, Math Studies Hands-on, and Study Smart.  New Classes include:  Computer Fun, “Can You Hear Me Now”, Kids in the Kitchen, Snack Shack, Math Magic, Bringing Reading to Life, Hip Hop and Dr. Seuss, and Chemistry for Kids.  Register by phone before May 31, 2007.  Call (409) 944-1344 or (409) 944-1347 for more information.