News Stories for the Week




Associate Degree Nursing student Nannette Moyer is congratulated by Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton on receiving the L.D. Edwards Memorial Scholarship. Moyer received the scholarship, named in memory of longtime College Regent L.D. Edwards, to assist with tuition and fees in the 2011 Spring Semester.

Power Hungry Lecture Tonight at Galveston College

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. tonight,  Monday March 21, 2011 in Cheney Student Center Seibel Wing located on the college campus at 39th Street and 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, The 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 college campus at 39th Street and Avenue Q. The event is sponsored by the Galveston Rotary Club, Galveston College, and Workforce Solutions.

The event will have over 75 exhibitors including employers in search of new employees,  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.

Culinary Arts Hosts Scholarship Luncheon March 25

The Culinary Arts department will host a Culinary Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, March 25, 2011.  As is tradition, lunch will be served in the Atrium of the Northen building at 11:30 a.m.  The menu is respectful of those observing Lent and/or those attempting to include some meatless meals in their weekly repertoire.  The luncheon will start with a Barley and Lentil soup with Swiss Chard, followed by the main course of Butternut Squash Lasagna, served with Broccolini in a Citrus vinaigrette, and baked tomato.  The dessert planned is a three-berry torte.  The cost is $15.00. Please make reservations by calling Joann Palomo at 409-944-1317.

Galveston College Lecture Series Concludes April 7

Galveston College’s 2010-2011 Lecture Series titled "Sustainability and Energy Conservation on the Texas Gulf Coast" concludes with its fourth lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Cheney Student Center Seibel Wing located on the college campus at 39th Street and Avenue Q. The fourth guest speaker is Architect David Wright whose topic is “The Evolution of Passive Solar Energy and Sustainability.”

Wright  has been involved with alternative architectural design since the 1960’s. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, he has also taken advanced study at The University of Utah, University of Wisconsin and Harvard University.

As a Peace Corps Architect volunteer in Tunisia and Guinea, Africa, he became involved in traditional and alternative methods of environmental design. He has lived and practiced architecture in Santa Fe, NM, The Sea Ranch, CA and Nevada City, CA, and has designed over 500 passive solar and alternative construction buildings, both residential and commercial/institutional. Nationally certified as an Architect (N.C.A.R.B.), he has been licensed to practice throughout the United States, as well as overseas.
He has written several books on passive solar architecture and has been published in many periodicals and books including: Sunset Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Architecture Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, and National Geographic. His most recent book is The Passive Solar Primer: Sustainable Architecture.

Recently, he was awarded the 2007 Passive Solar Pioneer Award  and a lifetime achievement award at the 11th annual American Solar Energy Society conference. He has  lectured throughout the United States and Europe, and his work has been exhibited at several international exhibits.

EducationFest 2011

Galveston College, the City of Galveston Parks & Recreation Department, and the City of Galveston Families, Children & Youth Board will host EducationFEST 2011 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The EducationFEST is a free community partnership that will offer information on educational resources, family activities, and entertainment.  The event will be held at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center located at 28th St. and Seawall Blvd. For more information contact LaToya Mills, Counselor, at 409-944-1221 or