News Stories for the Week



The Krewe of Bucchus Texas recently donated $1000 dollars to the Galveston College Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund. Pictured left to right are Krewe members Andy Thomas; Lisa Borsellino, Queen of Bacchus; Brack Collier, Vice President; Billy Ramsey, Ball Chair; Paul Mendoza, Instructor/Program Director of Culinary Arts; Randy Matthews, Krewe Fundraiser Chair, and James Rogers, Secretary.  

Public Invited to Learn About Passive Solar Energy

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.

Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2011 Sessions Begins April 18

Galveston College Early Registration for the 2011 Summer I and Summer II sessions, as well as the 2011 Fall semester begins April 18. Early registration hours are 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Summer Session I classes begin June 6, Summer II session classes begin July 11, and the Fall semester begins August 29. For more information call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220 or view our schedule online at

Spring Concert Featuring First Year Instrumental Students

The Galveston College Music Department will host a spring concert featuring first year instrumental students at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in the Fine Art Building, room FA-207. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Cindy Kates, adjunct music instructor at 409-944-1748.

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