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Galveston College Whitecaps Volleyball recently signed Dobie High School senior Andrea Bertrand. Seated from left to right are Sandra Bertrand, mother; Andrea and father, Rene Bertrand. Standing from left to right are Norman McIntyre, Dobie faculty member; Galveston College Head Volleyball Coach Jeff Pearce; Joe Sabatell, Dobie varsity head coach; Valline Bertrand, sister; Quinton Edwards, boyfriend; Christian Bertrand, brother; Mo Hickman, Dobie varsity assistant coach; and Donna Branch, Dobie assistant principal.

Galveston College Lecture Series Features Future Automobiles

Galveston College 2010 Spring Lecture Series will feature its next presenter on Wednesday March 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Room FA-207 of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.  The series’ third speaker is Dr. Andrew R. Barron, Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science at Rice University.  Dr. Barron’s topic will be the “Challenges for the Future of the Automobile”.

After having gained his BSc and PhD degrees from Imperial College (London) and performing post-doctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin, Barron spent eight years as a Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University before moving to Rice University in 1995, where he is the Charles W. Duncan, Jr. – Welch Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science.

He is the author of over 350 scientific publications, over 20 Patents, 5 books, and has graduated over 30 PhD students. His early research focused on the chemistry and materials science of aluminum and related elements. His research is currently focused on the application of nanotechnology to fundamental problems in energy and health research.

Professor Barron is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the recipient of several national and international awards, including: Hümboldt Senior Scientist Research Award, the Corday Morgan Medal and Prize, the Meldola Medal and Prize, and the first Welch Foundation Norman Hackerman Award. In 2009 Barron was appointed as the first Prince of Wales Visiting Innovator.

For relaxation Barron races cars in both amateur and professional on both sides of the Atlantic. He also instructs for a range of car clubs, as well as a number of professional organizations.

College Readies for Summer Sessions

Galveston College will begin early registration starting April 19th and runs through May 7 from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Mondays and Tuesdays and 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Registration will continue May 17 through May 27 from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

General registration for the Summer Semesters will be held June 1, June 2 and June 3 from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summer I classes start Monday, June 7, 2010.

Ballroom Dance – Intermediate

Galveston College is offering a Ballroom Dance Intermediate course. If you think you can dance but need to learn some extra steps then this class is for you. Students must wear comfortable clothes and shoes (no tennis shoes). Partners must register.  Tuition is $100 per couple. No textbook is required.  The class will meet from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays, March 23rd through April 20th. Call 944-1344 for more information.

East Coast Swing & Jitterbug Dancing

Galveston College is offering a course in Swing and Jitterbug dancing. This is a beginning class for those who are new to Swing Dance or need a refresher. Students will learn East Coast Swing and be introduced to Jitterbug. The class will concentrate on the basics of dance fundamentals. A variety of fun patterns will be taught including beginning and intermediate levels. Partners must register.  Tuition is $100 per couple. No textbook is required. The class will meet from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Mondays, March 22nd through April 19th.