News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation Joe Huff  shakes hands with Galveston College nursing student Tammy Sharper to congratulate her on receiving two scholarships for the 2007-2008 college year. Sharper was a recipient of the Rudy T Scholarship and the Drs. Eric and Octavia Hall Scholarship.

Galveston College Shares Spirit of Galveston Award

Galveston College will be celebrated, along with the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M Galveston, in receiving the Galveston Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Galveston Award at ceremonies planned for Thursday, October 25th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Moody Gardens Convention Center Floral Ballroom.

The Galveston Chamber of Commerce created the Spirit of Galveston Award to recognize the unique character of businesses that have built the economy of this special place we call home and to celebrate the very essence of Galveston’s spirit.

The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will honor Galveston College, Texas A&M and the University of Texas Medical Branch with table seating for eight for $2,500 on front tier, table seating for eight for $1,000 on the second tier and individual tickets for $75 per seat.

For more information call the Galveston Chamber of Commerce at 409-763-5326.

Front of the House Hospitality Certificate

This certificate is designed for the individual who has interest in entering the hospitality field for the purpose of learning front-of-the-house operations in the restaurant industry. These classes are fast paced with multi-media presentations and student participation. All classes involve case studies and provide the students with classroom hospitality experience prior to their application to restaurant properties. No textbook required.
The class will run from October 23 through December 6 and the cost of the course is $130.  For more information please call 409-944-1344.

Galveston College Foundation Elects New Board Members and Officers

On Thursday, September 27, 2007, the Galveston College Foundation appointed 11 new board members for 2008. The new board members, five of which have served the foundation in previous years, will be Sherry Black, Marc Capel, Bobby Enriquez, Sid Farmer, Barbara Kelly, Rabbi Jimmy Kessler, Rusty Legg, Neil Nathan, Roland Bassett, Theron Waddell and Gwen Wagner. 

New officers for 2008 were also chosen.  They are chairperson, Dr. Al LeBlanc; Vice Chairperson, Marian Thomas; Treasurer, Kelley Sullivan; Board Development Chair, Melvin Williams; Outreach Committee Chair, Henry Cavazos.

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.