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All thirty-eight seniors of O’Connell Consolidated High School were treated recently to “Go For It Day” on the Galveston College campus. The students are pictured at Beacon Square after spending the morning learning about the free tuition universal access program and eating pizza with Galveston College counselors and staff.

Culinary Scholarship Luncheon Planned

Galveston College is very excited about our forthcoming Culinary Luncheon to be held Friday, April 20, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. in the Galveston College Atrium.

The luncheon, hosted by Chef Paul Mendoza combined with the Culinary and Hospitality students, will feature a delectable menu of Asian pork tenderloin, spicy Asian slaw along with sautéed green beans.  Mouth-watering green tea ice cream will be served for dessert.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Galveston College Culinary Scholarship Program.

For reservations or questions, contact Belinda Bales at (409) 944-1291.

Early Registration for Summer, April 23

Galveston College will hold early registration for the Summer I and II sessions from Monday, April 23, 2007 until Friday, May 11, 2007. Registration will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays  through Fridays. The first summer session classes begin on Monday, June 4, 2007. University bound students who will register for summer courses at Galveston College should apply now.

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.