News Stories for the week




Galveston College Surgical Technology students recently celebrated Surgical Technologist Week with an open house and toy drive. Students collected stuffed animals and books for donation to Shriner’s Burns Hospital and John Sealy Children's Hospital.  Pictured standing from left to right are students Danielle Rafferty, Andrea Herrera, Crystal Scott, Renard Simmons, Tasha Johnson, Melissa Hernandez, and Suzanna Miller, Surgical Technology Program Coordinator. Seated from left to right are students Ranjit Walia, Brandi Williams, Kristen Darden, and Tiffany Schuler.

Regents Approve Receipt of Upward Bound Funds

Galveston College received a grant award notification from the U.S. Department of Education for the fifth year of funding of the five-year TRIO – Upward Bound Program.  The amount of the award is $250,000.  This grant provides funding to allow Galveston College to assist ninth through twelfth grade Ball High School students who demonstrate financial and academic need and are potential first generation college students.  At least 30% of entering freshman are considered academically at-risk students.  The program provides tutoring, academic enhancement, career information, access to cultural events, and visits to colleges and universities in an effort to improve these students’ skills and prepare them for the transition from high school to college.  The program has an academic year component and summer component.  This funding will serve 50 students per year.

Lecture Series:  Voices for Women

The second lecture in the Galveston College Fall 2007 lecture series will be held Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. on the main campus in the Fine Arts Building in room 207.  The lecture, “Women, Gender and Race” will be presented by Dr. Dorie J. Gilbert of the School of Social Work of the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Gilbert has done prevention and intervention with women and people of color living with HIV/AIDS.  She will discuss what gender and race have to do with a woman’s ability to cope.  She will address issues related to popular culture and the perception of women.  Dr. Gilbert is a professor of Social Work and African, Women’s and Gender Studies, and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research investigates the cognitive, behavioral, and developmental challenges for socially stigmatized populations, with a special focus on women and persons of color living with HIV or AIDS.  A question and answer period will follow.

Intro to Grant Writing

This course details the components of a typical grant proposal. This includes foundation research, how to effectively write a cover letter, the importance of needs assessments, and evaluations. It will also emphasize presenting an organization’s problem statement in a clear concise manner. No textbook is required.  The class will meet on Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost of the class is $35. For information call 944- 1344.

Watercolor Painting

Each class session will focus on specific techniques to help participants develop both technical skills and an understanding of the medium. The aim of the class is to explore the unique qualities of this medium: transparency, speed and spontaneity. This class is for the beginner and the more experienced student. Supplies are needed for this class.  This class meets on Saturday November 3rd through December 15th from 10: a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The cost of the class is $60. For information call 944-1344.