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Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton congratulates Brenna Brown-Molen on being named to the 2008 All-State Academic Team.  The award was presented by the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges in conjunction with the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

GC Professor and Students in Ceramic Showdown

Galveston College Associate Professor of Fine Arts Beth Thomas will take nine Galveston College art students to McAllen this week to participate in a symposium called “A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Extending Influence”.  The ceramics students are Marilyn Schultz, Natasha Gallagher, Franzisca Noack, Teresa Banuelos, Leti Land, Adam Farber, David Oliver, Ginny Moore and Ellen Stivison.

Thomas and GC student's works will be exhibited between the galleries of UT Pan Am and South Texas College. There are 10 schools participating including the largest ceramics programs in Texas' major universities. Thomas and students will be exhibiting their artworks along with 90 students (and their professors) ranging from undergraduate to graduate students in ceramics. Thomas will be a presenter demonstrating salt saggar firing and giving a slide talk on June 13-14.

New Courses for Fall

Galveston College will offer a variety of new programs beginning with the fall 2008 semester.  The two year Associate of Arts I Teaching degree will offer three options of 4th to 8th grade generalist, Special Education and Secondary Education. 

A new program in Health Sciences is Respiratory Care.  The Respiratory Care two year degree at Galveston College has a feature for continuation in the bachelor’s program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  The fall semester will also emphasize programs of Criminal Justice, Radiation Therapy, Emergency Medical Technician and Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management.  For more information call (409)944-1220.