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The Galveston College Whitecaps make regular generous donations of used sports equipment to non-profit groups including RBI and First Lutheran Church in Galveston. Pictured from left to right are Brandon Ramirez, Sam Johnson, Omar Ugarte, Kyle Burris, Athletic Director and Coach Ken Delcambre, Chase Campbell, Coach Gary Key, Michael Blackwell, Asst. Coach Darrin Forse, Jake Phillippe, RBI Sponsor John Nash, Matt Plitt, Coach Joe Gugliuzza, Griffin Davis, Josh Land and Zach Pusley.
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 the 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.
Mr. Wright 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.
Galveston College Early Registration for the 2011 Summer I and Summer II sessions begins April 18. Early registration hours are 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Summer Session I classes begin June 6 and Summer II session classes begin July 11. For more information call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220 or view our schedule online at www.gc.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.