News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Surgical Technology students recently collected stuffed animals to donate to the Galveston Police Dept. Outreach Program and Shriners Burns Hospital. Standing from left to right are students Daniel Smith, David Jackson, Michaela Marquez, Mary Anthony, Rocio Carrillo, and Sharhonda Love. Sitting from left to right are students Brian Jochum, Tina Gurley, Teresa Rodriquez, Angela Williams, and Surgical Technology Program Director Suzanna Miller, CST.

Galveston College Whitecaps Host Little Leaguers

Galveston College Baseball will hold a “Little League Night” from 6 p.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.

Galveston College Whitecaps Volleyball Student Receives Honor

For the second week in a row, Whitecaps Volleyball player Kelly Hairell was selected as the Conference Player of the Week for Region XIV, District I.  Last week, Kelly shared the honor with another athlete, but this week, she earned sole recognition for the award.  Kelly will be Region XIV’s nomination for the NJCAA player of the week.

Kelly’s performance over the past week was outstanding.  She put up some great numbers against some tough opponents, including #3 in the nation, San Jacinto.  In three separate matches, Kelly’s hitting percentage was over .500.  Tallying 48 kills in 12 games, she had a 4.00 kills per game ratio.  Overall, she has a cumulative hitting percentage of .405 for the season.  Tack on her 11 blocks for the week and a .92 blocks per game average, which she is currently nationally ranked for, and it is clear why she was named Conference Player of the Week!

In addition to her athleticism, Kelly also carries a 3.677 GPA at Galveston College, which puts her on track to become an Academic All-American!

Galveston College Lecture Series

Galveston College’s 2010-2011 Lecture Series titled "Sustainability and Energy Conservation on the Texas Gulf Coast" begins with its first lecture on October 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 207 at the 4015 Avenue Q campus. The first guest speaker is Rice University Oceanography Professor John P. Anderson whose topic is "A Long Term Sustainable Development Plan for Galveston Island”.

Anderson, who holds the W. Maurice Ewing Professorship in Oceanography at Rice University, joined the faculty at Rice in 1975 and served as chairman of the department from 1992 through 1998.  He has published 190 peer-reviewed papers and mentored over 50 graduate students.  John has participated in 24 scientific expeditions to Antarctica.  His research there focuses on the history of the ice sheet, glacial response to climate change and potential contributions to sea level rise. His other research focuses on the evolution of the Texas coast and on predicting coastal response to climate change this century.  He has authored two books "Antarctic Marine Geology" and “The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast”, and has co-edited four books, most recently a Geological Society of America Special Paper entitled “Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise”. 

Anderson received the 1992 GCAGS Outstanding Educator Award, the 1996 Rice University Graduate Teaching Award, the 2004 Rice University Presidential Mentoring Award, and was the 2007 recipient of the Society of Sedimentary Research Shepard Medal. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and past president of the Society for Sedimentary Research.

Galveston College 3rd Annual Fall Festival

In an effort to increase our student involvement, Galveston College will host its 3rd Annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 29. This year’s theme is “Pirates of Galveston Island.” 

This event was originally created for Galveston College students and the community in 2008 to help take minds off Hurricane Ike that landed in the Gulf Coast of Texas on Sept. 13, 2008.

This year’s event objectives will be in conjunction with Galveston College’s continued efforts to retain Galveston College students, and serve as a recruitment event for prospective Galveston College students.

The event will include our annual Haunted House hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and co-directed by Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez and faculty member Jesse Warren. The students have elected to name our haunted house LaFitte’s Galveston Hideout. 

The event will also include carnival games, activity booths and a Trick or Treat Walk sponsored by Galveston College student clubs/organizations, academic departments and various campus committees.

The Galveston College Fall Festival will be held from 3pm to 7pm on campus, 4015 Avenue Q. 

For more information about the Galveston College Fall Festival please contact Galveston College Office of Student Activities at (409)944-1220.