News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Surgical Technology students recently sponsored a blood drive to celebrate National Surgical Technology week. The blood drive was a success with over 37 students, faculty, staff, and others donating blood to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Pictured left GC Surgical Technology student Rocio Carlillo (seated) donates blood in the blood mobile with the help of Linda Smith and Glinda McBride of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Galveston College Awards Renovation to Local Contractor

The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District voted at their Sept. 28 meeting to award the general construction contract for renovation of the Charlie Thomas family Vocational-Technical Training Center to RLH Construction, Inc., who is based in Galveston.

RLH Construction, located at 8001 Bayside Avenue, made a bid amount of $937,106 including bonds. Seven proposals were received in response to a request for proposals advertised in the Galveston County Daily News.

Whitecaps Host Little Leaguers

Galveston College Baseball will hold a “Little League Night” from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at Whitecaps/Tornado Field, 83rd and Jones Drive. Little Leaguers will be able to practice on the field from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and take pictures with their favorite Whitecaps players. Hot dogs, chips, cookie and drink will be provided for a donation of $5.00. All proceeds will go to the Whitecaps Baseball Team.

For additional information call Kathy at 409-939-6734, Coach Key at 409-944-1312 or Coach Forse at 713-724-3054.

Second Annual Whitecaps Fundraiser

Galveston College Whitecaps Athletics Dept. will hold their second annual Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. The event will be held in the Galveston College Sarah Hermes Memorial Fitness Center and Gym at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas on Galveston Island.

Whitecaps baseball, softball and volleyball players will play hosts and hostesses for the silent auction that will include sports memorabilia, entertainment packages, collector’s items and more. Both monetary donations and donated auction items will be accepted in the Athletics Office.

The spaghetti dinner will be prepared by Mario’s Italian Restaurant on Seawall Blvd. For additional information call Regina at 409-944-1202.

Galveston College United Way Campaign

The Galveston College Foundation recently hosted a breakfast to kickoff the 2010 United Way State Employee Charitable Campaign. Employees enjoyed breakfast and were treated to door prizes while they listened to details about the College-wide United Way Campaign.

The Galveston College Foundation is an approved United Way agency and gifts can be made by   payroll deduction, and using charitable code 323000.

The United Way Leadership team includes Dr. Myles Shelton, President and 2010 Galveston United Way Campaign Chairman; Dr. Gaynelle Hayes, Vice President and State Employee Charitable Campaign Chair Joe Huff, United Way Board  of Directors, and (GC Foundation) agency director; Christina Bergvall, Jeff Engbrock, Jose Garcia, Peggy Miranda; Alan Uyehara; Dawn Uyehara, and Regina Williams.

Last year Galveston College raised $15,096.00 and the College was recognized as making the “Highest Per Capita Gift from Institutions of Higher Education with 200 or Fewer Employees.” Galveston College is in competition with Texas A&M Galveston employees during the current 2010 campaign. The employee group that raises the most money will get to fly their flag over the runner-up’s campus for one day.