Seibel Fund gives college $210,000 grant

01/22/2006

 

Seibel Fund gives college $210,000 grant

Published January 22, 2006

GALVESTON — The Galveston College Foundation has received a $210,000 grant from the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation.

The money will be used for facilities designated as a dormitory or student center.

The Seibel Foundation, a contributor to loan funds for college students, has also been a contributor to facility development at Texas A&M and the University of Texas.

The Seibel Foundation funds held at Frost Bank in Galveston are advised by a board of directors made up of Rabbi Jimmy Kessler, Ellen Druss and Katherine Konkel.

Galveston College has undergone several campus renovations in the past year, including major deferred maintenance projects. The college renovated the David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library into the new Learning Resource Center. It also renovated the second floor of the Northen Building to house the radiologic health sciences programs along with surgical technology and emergency medical services.

Other developments include the new Beacon Square parking area at Avenue Q1/2 and 39th Street and the planned Beacon Square plaza at the new front door of the college at 39th Street and Avenue Q.

Future plans will involve renovation or development of dormitories and the student center facility.