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UTMB Associate professor Owen Hamill is congratulated by Galveston College’s Joe Huff after winning a Whitecaps jacket in a United Way raffle.  Huff conducted the raffle at a Galveston College Employee United Way breakfast and at the State Employee’s Charitable Campaign held at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

CLEP Test at Galveston College Testing Center

Individuals who want to get college credit by passing an exam can do so by taking one or more College-Level Examination Program tests at Galveston College.
 Exams in 34 undergraduate subjects are available. In the United States, 2,900 colleges and universities give CLEP credits. Each institution sets its own policies regarding the scores required and the amount of credit given for a CLEP test. Students should find out the policy of the institution prior to testing.
 CLEP tests at Galveston College must be scheduled at least one day in advance at the Galveston College Testing Center. Those registering should bring in a photo ID. Registration forms are available at: or at the Testing Center. General information about the test is at
 Total cost of the exam is $75. This includes a $65 fee payable to the College Board and a $10 fee payable to Galveston College. The $65 fee is payable at the Testing Center, and the $10 fee is payable at the Galveston College business office. The Testing Center is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The Galveston College business office is open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
 For further information, contact the Galveston College Testing Center at (409) 944-1290.

Galveston College Offers Fall Concert

The Galveston College Choir and the Island Steel Drum Band, both conducted by Eric D. Sharp, are presenting a musical evening of musical history on Friday October 26, 2007.  Each piece represents a time period in musical history.  A piece from the Middle Ages is the Gregorian Chant “Kyrie.”

From the Renaissance Period, “O Quam Goriosum Est Regnum” is a gorgeous piece of Renaissance counterpoint by Victoria. From the Baroque Period is “Your Voices Raise” which is an exciting piece with long sequential runs one would expect from Handel.  From the Classic Period is piece by Mozart, “Dixit Dominus,” which incorporates the text from psalm 110.  The Romantic period is represented by a piece from Brahms, “O Schöne” with a rich piano accompaniment underneath the nice long expressive melodies.  We then will step into the early twentieth century with “The Road Not Taken” by Randall Thompson.  The late twentieth century piece is a rhythmically exciting piece for a speech choir “Shh” by Vijay Singh.  The choir will end its set with 2 pieces of vocal jazz, “Georgia on My Mind” and “S Wonderful.” 
The Galveston College newest ensemble, The Island Steel Drum Band, will join the choir in the music department’s fall concert.  The steel drum band began with Eric D. Sharp wanting to create an ensemble unique to the island.  With only two students, Mr. Sharp and his two students performed their first concert with the Galveston College Choir in the spring of 2006.  Since then, the members of the band have grown in size as well as the ability so play more advanced and highly rhythm pieces.
So come join us at the concert on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the performing arts room (F-207) at Galveston College. The concert is free.  For more information or questions about the music department contact Eric D. Sharp at (409) 944-1258 or at .