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The International Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently held a ceremony to induct 50 new students into the Galveston College Sigma Gamma Chapter. Pictured are newly inducted candidates Alanna Kelley and Shauna Jones being greeted by Student Government President Kai Urushihara, Phi Theta Kappa President Destiny Holtz and PTK Vice President for Scholarship Cynthia Self.

Galveston College “New Energy” Lecture Featured March 21

Galveston College’s 2010-2011 Lecture Series titled "Sustainability and Energy Conservation on the Texas Gulf Coast" continues with its third lecture at 7 p.m. on March 21, 2011 in Cheney Student Center Seibel Wing located on the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q . The third guest speaker is Author/Journalist Robert Bryce whose topic is “Power Hungry: the Myths of ‘Green Energy’ and the Real Fuels of the Future.”

Robert Bryce has been writing about the energy sector for more than two decades. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Counterpunch, Economist, and New York Times.
Bryce is the author of four acclaimed books on the energy sector, the most recent of which, Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, was published in April 2010. A review in the Wall Street Journal called the book “unsentimental, unsparing and impassioned; and, if you'll excuse the pun, it is precisely the kind of journalism we need to hold truth to power.”

Bryce is a senior fellow at the Center for Energy Policy and the Environment at the Manhattan Institute. An apiarist, he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Lorin, and their three children, Mary, Michael, and Jacob.

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 Cheney Student Center Seibel Wing located 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.

Spring Break

Galveston College will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11 for Spring Break. The College will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 21.

Whitecaps Softball and Baseball Have Big Wins

Galveston College Whitecaps Softball got their weekend started early with two wins against Hill College on Feb.17.  Kymber Crawford and Katy Adair both had excellent performances at the plate. Crawford went 6 for 8 on the day with a homerun and crucial RBI’s, while Adair went 4 for 6 with 2 RBI’s.  Following those games the Whitecaps played in the McLennan College tournament where they finished with 3 wins and a tie. Their first opponent was Temple College where Julianne Viator and Jena West had great performances. Viator was 4 for 4 with a late RBI in the 6th, while West knocked in the go-ahead run later in the same inning that put the Whitecaps up 3-2 for the victory. The second game on Friday afternoon was against the tournament hosting school, McLennan College.  The game was a late thriller thanks to Courtney Howell’s grand slam in the 7th inning, which put the Whitecaps up 6-5.  The home team McLennan College got a final at bat where they scored another run to tie, however due to the lack of lights on the field, that game ended in a tie 6-6. On their final day at the tournament, Galveston played two games and came away winning both, including a 9-1 victory over Texarkana College. Mallory Livingston, Kymber Crawford, and Jena West all gave clutch performances at the plate. Crawford again gave an outstanding performance and finished the game 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. The Whitecaps final game was a rematch against McLennan, which the Whitecaps beat 6-4 in 8 innings. Crawford continued to be on fire at the plate going 2 for 4, and had a game changing homerun, which put the Whitecaps ahead for the lead. Overall the Whitecaps had a successful weekend, making their current season record 11-2-1.

Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball opened up their home schedule on Feb. 19 playing an inaugural game on the new Bernard-Davis Field against Lone Star College.  The Whitecaps won both games of the double-header with scores of 16-1 and 11-4.  Galveston College was led offensively by Seth Dornak  with 2 triples,  Bradley Brown who drove in 3 runs, Evan Frazar scored 3 times, and Tyler Nichols who played outstanding on defense.  On the mound, Abel Guerrero earned the win for game 1, and Brandon Ramirez for game 2. A huge crowd turned out for the game,  even though a couple of times play was delayed by heavy fog.