News Stories for the Week




The Galveston College Whitecaps Softball team season is underway. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are Assistant Softball Coach Stephanie Zellner, Jena West, Dani Barragan, Tiffany Oliver, Chastity Skipper, Brittney Batten, Sarah Shotton, and Head Softball Coach Ken Delcambre. Second row are Rose Stubbs, Rebekah Ragsdale, Ashley Curry, Kori Oord, and Courtney McKay. Back Row are Whitney Socha, Amanda Skaggs, Courtney Howell, Lori Earl, and Arial Ellis. The Whitecaps play Alvin Community College on Wednesday, March 10 at 2 pm.

Galveston College Foundation Partners to Promote Osler Essay Award

The Galveston College Foundation has partnered with the Osler Student Scholars at UTMB to create a new award for local community college students. The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Essay Award is open to students interested in the health sciences who attend Galveston College or College of the Mainland. The winning essay award winner will receive $1,000. The winner will be presented with his/her award at a meeting with members of the Osler Academy at UTMB. For more information contact Joe Huff of the Galveston College Foundation at or 409-944-1302.

Second Lecture Series Speaker on March 3

The second presenter in Galveston College’s 2010 Spring Lecture Series is Joseph Rivera on the “Science and Technology of Coffee”. Rivera’s presentation is Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts room 207.

Rivera is a knowledgeable coffee expert. After graduating with a degree in Food Chemistry from the California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Joseph A. Rivera began working with the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), a non-profit research educational foundation.

In 2005 he launched – the largest scientific information portal dedicated to the advancement of coffee science and quality.

In 2008 after nearly a decade in the specialty coffee industry, Joseph left the his position to launch Coffee Intelligence, a independent technical consulting firm dedicated to coffee testing, training and addressing the future needs of the industry using both science and technology.

Career Fair and Transfer Day Planned for March 30

Galveston College will host its annual Career Fair and Transfer Day on Tuesday, March 30 from 10:00 a.m. in the Moody Hall and Regents Hall lobby. The event is sponsored by the Galveston Rotary Club, Galveston College and Workforce Solutions.

The event will have about 80 exhibitors that include employers looking to hire and universities and colleges looking for transfer students. Students and the general public are encouraged to attend. For more information call (409) 944-1221.

Spring Break

Galveston College will close Friday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. for the 2010 Spring Break. The College will reopen on Monday, March 22 at 8:00 a.m.

Wedding Floral Techniques (FMKT 1015)

Unique styles and techniques pertinent to the floriculturist in the application of wedding floral designs. Includes the use of color and how to combine different flowers and accessories for different effects. Also covers steps in creating bridal bouquets, corsages, hairpieces, and accessory construction. A supply fee is included in tuition. Tuition is $125.00, and textbooks are not required. Class will meet Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 24 – April 21, 2010. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.