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The second annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival 2011 included the presentation of a generous $2,000 gift from the Confrerie De La Chaine Des Rotisseurs Foundation benefitting Culinary Arts scholarships at Galveston College. Pictured from left to right are event supporters and Chaine members Jim Pozzi and Jan Pozzi; Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton; Galveston College Culinary Arts Chef Paul Mendoza, and Food and Wine Festival Master of Ceremonies / Event Organizer Mike Dean.

Galveston College Student Art Show Opens April 28

The thirty first annual Galveston College Student Art Show opens on Thursday, April 28 in the third floor gallery of the Fine Arts Building. An opening reception will be held in the gallery at 5 p.m. on April 28.

The exhibition may be viewed by students and visitors from April 28 through July 31 on the Galveston College campus, located at 4015 Avenue Q.

This year’s Galveston College Student Art Exhibition features a variety of ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and mixed media. For more information call Galveston College Art department faculty John Stovall at 944-1320 or Beth Thomas at 944-1309.

College to Hold Open House for New Seibel Wing

Galveston College will welcome the general public at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 for a ribbon cutting and Open House to dedicate the new Abe and Annie Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center located at 39th Street and Avenue Q. The event, hosted by the Galveston College Board of Regents, College faculty, students, and staff, will feature a glimpse of the facility, furniture, and accessories that make up the Seibel Student Center Wing, made possible by a 1.5 million dollar donation from the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation.

 The Seibel Wing addition provides 7,300 square feet of new space in a building to be known as the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing. The exterior design of the new building compliments existing facilities on campus. The interior will provide two multipurpose meeting rooms that may be configured into a single room, and seat 180 guests in a banquet style seating or 260 people in a theatre style arrangement. The facility also includes a conference room, restrooms, and storage rooms.

Architectural services were provided by Morris Architects, and construction services were managed by EMJ Construction.

Registration Continues for Summer/Fall

Galveston College Early Registration for the 2011 Summer I and Summer II sessions, and the 2011 Fall semester began on 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

Prom Dress Clothing Drive

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the two-year community college honor society chapter at Galveston College, is coordinating a Prom Dress Clothing Drive in conjunction with the Ball High School Counselors and Atmosphere the Salon and Beyond.  The 2011 Prom Dress Drive continues through the end of April. PTK will be collecting gently used or new prom dresses, and accessories for Ball High School students. Atmosphere the Salon and Beyond will also be providing prom hair makeovers for a number of the girls.  Donation drop boxes are located at Galveston College and Atmosphere the Salon and Beyond. It is time to clean out your closet to help a young lady feel special! For more information please contact the Office of Student Activities at 409.944.1228.

Galveston College Choir presents “A Cabaret Night on Broadway”

The Galveston College Choir will present “A Cabaret Night on Broadway” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 25 and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 in the Fine Art Building, room FA-207 at Galveston College. The concerts will feature various selections from Broadway musical favorites.

Dr Larry Patton will direct the choir and Ron Wyatt will serve as the piano accompanist. Several vocal soloists from the group will perform and Jack Sheaffer and Carla Woodmansee will accompany on violin and clarinet for selected pieces.

There will be no charge to attend the concerts but a reservation will be required. To make reservations please call Joann Palomo at 409-944-1317.