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Galveston College Foundation recently received a generous contribution for a nursing scholarship from the Xi Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.  Pictured are Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation; Judy Dolfi and Katherine Smith of Beta Sigma Phi; Lillian Barron, Director of Nursing and Deborah Scroggins, Dean of Galveston College Health Sciences.

Galveston College Hosts Biotechnology Career Fair

 Galveston College will host the Biotechnology Career Fair for all interested 7th through 12th grade students, May 10th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The Fair compliments the Summit conference with additional seminars, displays, and hands-on activities by area biotechnology companies.  Information on Galveston College’s Biotechnology Program and San Jacinto Aerospace Academy’s offerings will be available.  A  Professional Development Workshop will be offered for teachers.  Financial Aid and Galveston College registration information will be available

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a Crime Scene Investigation case challenge, which started at the Summit meeting with the first case clue and will continue on Saturday, May 10th.

All participants who correctly solve the case will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Registration for the Saturday, May 10th Biotechnology Career Fair is requested but not required.  To register go to:

The Biotechnology Education Summit and Training is sponsored by Galveston College Foundation, San Jacinto Aerospace & Biotechnology Academy’s Texas Workforce Commission’s Meeting Industries’ Critical Workforce Needs Biotechnology Grant.

Legal Updates

Galveston College in partnership with the Galveston Bar Association will continue the Critical Legal Updates for Individuals and Businesses seminar with a presentation on Wednesday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. on “Wills in Texas”.  The seminar location is in the Cyber Café of the Learning Resource Center at the 4015 Avenue Q campus.  The seminar is free to the public.  For more information or to register contact the Galveston College Continuing Education Division at 944-1344.

Commencement May 13th

Galveston College will hold annual commencement ceremonies for 304 graduation candidates and their families on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Moody Gardens Convention Center.  Graduation candidates will be led into the convention center by the three faculty Exceptional Service Award winners serving as grand marshals, Don Davison, Assistant Professor of Accounting; Joan Mader, Instructor of Associate Degree Nursing and Jesse Warren, Instructor of Mathematics.  Greetings from the Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District will come from Board Chairman Carl Kelly.  Dr. Myles Shelton, President of Galveston College will introduce three student speakers who will combine to deliver the commencement address.  All three students are 2008 candidates for graduation.  The student speakers are Hannah Kent, a graduate with an Associates in Arts in General Studies; Kristen Maxey, a graduate with an Associates in Applied Science in Radiography and Gina Pak with an Associates in Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology.