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Galveston College President Myles Shelton and Board of Regents member Carl Kelly congratulate Business Administration student Lisa Brazina on receiving the new Carl Kelly Scholarship. An anonymous donor recently established the scholarship in honor of Regent Kelly.

Galveston College, UTMB and Texas A&M Galveston Host 2011 County Science Fair

Galveston College will join the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and Texas A&M University at Galveston  to host the 28th Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Feb. 26 in the UTMB Levin Hall. A cooperative effort of Galveston College, UTMB and TAMUG, the fair provides an opportunity for students to turn their creative and competitive energies into producing innovative scientific and engineering projects.  Students from different schools located throughout Galveston County share and learn from each other and their achievements are recognized through the awarding of certificates, trophies, prizes, savings bonds and scholarships.

Founded in 1983, approximately 250 students participate in the Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair each year. Over 90 volunteer judges and organizers participate each year as well.  The exhibit areas in UTMB’s Levin Hall will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. The Junior Division Awards Ceremony will be held at 2:15 p.m. and the 9th grade and Senior Division Awards Ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.

Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair co-chairs are Dr. Donna Lang of TAMUG, Dr. Clifford Houston of UTMB and Dr. James Salazar of Galveston College.  Committee members are Steve Conway, Dr. Melanie Lesko, Dr. Bill Seitz, Dr. Tom Linton, Natalie Wiest, Dr. Patricia Seitz, Dr. Marguerite Sognier, Alicia Simmons, Ashley Grant, Merribeth Kuhl, Sylvia Torres, Janene Davison, Regina Daniels, Brian Borski, Joe Huff, Sylvia Ojeda and Lori Del Buono.

Galveston College Second Start Classes

Galveston College is offering Second Start classes beginning Monday, Feb. 28. Second Start classes are 10 week courses that run through Friday, May 6. Courses offered include Introduction to Computing, English Composition II, Word Literature II, Surging I, Surfing II, General Psychology, and Public Speaking. Prospective students can register for Second Start classes now through Feb. 27.  For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Galveston College Allied Health Sciences hosts Blood Drive

Galveston College Allied Health Sciences will host a Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15 on the Galveston College main campus at 4015 Avenue Q. The blood coach will be located on Avenue Q1/2, at 39th Street. For more information contact Suzanna Martinez-Miller, Surgical Technology Program Director, at 409-944-1493.

Career Fair and Transfer Day planned for March 23, 2011

Galveston College will host a Career Fair and Transfer Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, in the Galveston College Student Center Seibel Wing on the main campus. The event is sponsored by the Galveston Rotary Club, Galveston College and Workforce Solutions.

The event will have about 75 exhibitors including employers in search of new employees, and universities and colleges in search of transfer students. All students and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information contact LaToya Mills, Counselor, at (409) 944-1221.