News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Student Government Association recently held elections for officers using the students’ Whitecaps Portal. Elected to positions were Jonathan Little, Media/Historian; Carlesha  Johnson, Vice-President; Kai Urushihara, President; Casey Cole, Student Representative and Mylana Davis, Region Representative. Not pictured is Ajá S. Castańo, Treasurer.

Galveston College, Ball High Host College Night

Galveston College and Ball High School will host a College Fair from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 1 in the Ball High School Cafeteria located at 4115 Avenue O in Galveston.

Universities and colleges from around the state and region will have representatives available to discuss programs at their respective institutions. Many program directors and faculty from Galveston College will be present to discuss the Universal Access free tuition program funded by the Galveston College Foundation for local high school, home schooled, and GED graduates.
Universities and colleges scheduled to attend include: Austin College, East Texas Baptist,  Galveston College, Grambling University, College of the Mainland, Houston Baptist University, Paul Quinn College, Sam Houston State University, Southern Methodist University, Southwestern University, St. Edwards University, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas A&M College Station, Texas A&M Galveston, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Incarnate Word, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, University of North Texas, University of Oklahoma, University of Phoenix, University of St. Thomas, UTMB School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas Pan American, University of Texas at San Antonio, Alvin Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, McNeese State University, Midwestern State University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Rice University, Texas Christian University, Trinity University, The University of Dallas, The University of Texas at Arlington, and Tyler Junior College.

Culinary Arts Luncheon

Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts class invite you to attend the Fall Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, November 19.  An Apple Butternut Squash soup will be served,followed by the main course of Homestyle meatloaf, rosemary macaroni & cheese and sautéed green beans.  Pumpkin cheesecake will complete the meal. The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Northen building on the Galveston College Campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas. The price is $15.00 per person. For reservations please call Joann Palomo at 409-944-1317.

Galveston College Announces New Lecture Series

Galveston College’s 2010-2011 Lecture Series titled "Sustainability and Energy Conservation on the Texas Gulf Coast" will feature the second guest speaker, Cindy Althoff-Morgan a meteorologist from the Weather Research Center in Houston. She will give a lecture on “Hurricanes: A Complex Beauty” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. in Fine Arts  Room 207 on the Galveston College main campus at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

Meteorologist Cindy Althoff-Morgan has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  After 5 years as a broadcast meteorologist in Iowa and Michigan, Cindy relocated to the Houston area, where she currently works as a meteorologist for the Weather Research Center.  The Weather Research Center is a non-profit organization whose goal is to increase the community’s knowledge of weather through several outreach programs including: weather camps for kids, community talks, and exhibits at the John C. Freeman Weather Museum, the nation’s only weather museum. 

Cindy has extensive knowledge and experience in the forecasting of severe thunderstorms, ice storms, heavy snow, and lake effect snow.  Her recent move to the Gulf region has introduced her to the challenges of forecasting tropical weather systems, and the complexities of making atmospheric forecasts for sea based sites such as oil rigs. 

Early Registration November 15

Early registration for the 2011 Spring Semester begins on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. Early registration will be held that week from
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays.  For more information
call the Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220.