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Galveston College Radiation Therapy student Heidi Lonabaugh is congratulated by Joe Huff, Director of Institutional Advancement and the GC Foundation on receiving the Griff Lambdin Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. The scholarship was a bequest from Griff Lambdin, a former college Regent and Galveston attorney who was an activist in the Galveston civil rights movement during the 1960s.

Galveston College Announces New Lecture Series

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

The second guest speaker is Cindy Althoff-Morgan, meteorologist from the Weather Research Center in Houston, who will give a lecture on “Hurricanes: A Complex Beauty” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. This lecture will also be held in room FA-207.

Galveston College 3rd Annual Fall Festival

In an effort to increase 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 on 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 annual event will include a 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 the 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 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q. 
For more information about the Galveston College Fall Festival please contact Galveston College Office of Student Activities at (409) 944-1220.

Universal Access Scholarships

Universal Access is a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created in 2001 to provide education and training opportunities for its citizens.

Universal Access Scholarships ensure that every eligible graduate of a Galveston high school, home school program, and/or GED has the opportunity to attend Galveston College to pursue a two year associate degree, take university transfer classes and receive technical training through a workforce development program.

An applicant must be a resident of the Galveston College taxing district, which includes Galveston Island and Port Bolivar, for a minimum of 12 months prior to graduation or GED completion and continue to be a resident of the Galveston College taxing district while enrolled at Galveston College and receiving Universal Access funds. A recipient must be a resident of the state of Texas and United States citizen or an alien who has filed with the proper federal immigration authorities a declaration of intention to become a citizen allowing these students to qualify for resident tuition rates.

The maximum Universal Access Scholarship grant is $2,400, for up to five years. Complete Eligibility and Participation Guidelines for the program are available on request from the Financial Aid Office and online at For more information, contact the Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1303. For Financial Aid assistance, contact the Galveston College Financial Aid Office at (409) 944-1235.

Watercolor Class

Galveston College is offering a watercolor class for all levels using various techniques for the adult student. Color theory will be stressed as well as style. Exploration of ideas using water-based painting media and techniques will also be reviewed. The supplies can be purchased at college bookstore. No textbook is required. Tuition is $65 and the class meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Nov. 16.

Centerpieces and Roses Course

Galveston College is offering  a Centerpieces and Roses course. Students will learn greening and adding floral. How to determine size & shape. Deciding what flowers to use. Roses (dozen & half dozen) greening round, front facing, fan shape, adding roses, filler verses fancy greenery. No textbook is required. Supply list will be provided upon registration. The tuition is $35 and classes meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Nov. 16. Call 944-1344 for more information.