News Stories for the Week




Henry Cavazos, J.D., third from left, recently completed six years of service as board member and treasurer of the Galveston College Foundation. Presenting the South Jetty Lighthouse Beacon of light award are from left Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and the Galveston College Foundation; Dr. Al LeBlanc, Chairperson, GC Foundation; Cavazos and Dr. Myles Shelton Galveston College President. 

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 Plans Career Fair March 30

Galveston College, Workforce Solutions and the Rotary Club of Galveston are presenting a Career Fair and Transfer Day event on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m. in the Galveston College Mood Hall at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston. The event titled “Navigating Toward the Future” is free and opened to the public.

Over fifty employers and exhibitors will be on the Galveston College campus during the career fair and transfer day. This event provides students and visitors the perfect opportunity to meet potential employers. Participant can fill out applications and provide employees with resumes. For more information call LaToya Mills at 409-944-1221.

Financial Aid Awareness Workshop

Galveston College Financial Aid opportunities will be presented in a workshop on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Regents Hall Room 358 at the 4015 Avenue Q Galveston Island campus.
Items discussed will be financial aid and scholarship opportunities, Universal Access free tuition program and 2010-2011 FAFSA applications.

Door prizes will be awarded. Students are encouraged to bring copies of their 2009 tax returns. Call 944-1235 for more information.

Cake Decorating, Beginning

Everything you need to know to create and decorate beautiful cakes.  Students will learn how to make fancy borders and specialty designs.  You’ll learn cake writing techniques, color techniques, and how to make and use decorative icings.  Students must provide their own cakes, and supplies for the class.  Supply list will be available upon registration.  Tuition is $50.00, and textbooks are not required. Class will meet Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. April 1-May 6, 2010. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Conversational Spanish II

This course is an advance conversational Spanish course.  Prerequisite:  Conversational Spanish I.  Tuition is $180.00, and textbooks are required. Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Apr 6-May 27, 2010. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Managing Stress

This is an introductory hands-on-course on managing stress.  Participants will practice relaxation exercises and participate in individual and group sharing exercises to practice stress management.  Tuition is $25.00, and textbooks are not required. Class will meet Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. April 8 – 15, 2010. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.