Galveston College will present the fourth talk in its Coastal Culinary Lecture Series: Exploring Food Narratives on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Guest speaker will be Dr. M. Dustin Knepp, director of interdisciplinary studies and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Bakersfield, who will discuss “Tamales: A Tradition of Food, Family and Culture in Texas.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Knepp to Galveston College for the next lecture in our Exploring Food Narratives series,” said Dr. Shane Wallace, associate professor of English and coordinator of English and Humanities at Galveston College. “Tamales are greatly associated with themes of unity, celebration, family and community. We look forward to Dr. Knepp’s presentation on tamales and the impact of Mexican and Mexican-American food on Texas culture.”
Dr. Knepp received his doctoral degree from the State University of New York at Albany with a concentration in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies. He is a Texas native and has degrees from Angelo State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
A member of the CSU Bakersfield faculty since 2015, Dr. Knepp has responsibility over various programs, including Ethnic Studies (Latino, Latin American, African American) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others.
Previously, he served as director of Latin American and Latino Studies and assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Central Arkansas.
The free lecture is open to the public and is funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information about the lecture, contact Dr. Shane Wallace at (409) 944-1321 or email@example.com.Read More
Galveston College is mourning the untimely death of student Andre Derouen Jr., a member of the Whitecaps baseball team from League City, Texas.
Andre drowned Friday evening after swimming out to rescue his younger brother who had become trapped in a neighborhood pond.
Andre successfully rescued his brother before he went under water and did not surface.
A 2017 graduate of Hitchcock High School, Andre played both baseball and football. He was recognized as the district’s most valuable defensive player in baseball his senior year.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Andre’s family, friends and the Whitecaps community as we grieve his tragic passing,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College.
“Andre brought so much joy to everyone around him,” said Chris Joblin, head coach of the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team. “He will be missed by everyone who knew him.”
Support is available for those at Galveston College who are grieving Andre’s loss through Counseling Services on the first floor of Moody Hall or (409) 944-1220.
There will be a celebration of Andre’s life on Friday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church in Hitchcock, Texas. Viewing is set from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Hayes Grace Memorial Park.Read More
Eligible spouses of active-duty service members now have an opportunity to enroll in their choice of 95 courses and programs offered by Galveston College Continuing Education as part of the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) workforce development program.
The Department of Defense MyCAA program provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses of active-duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2 and O1-O2 who are pursuing a license, certification or degree in a portable career field and occupation.
“We are so excited and proud to be a participant in the MyCAA program,” said Dr. Rebecca Stout, director of Continuing Education at Galveston College. “The primary focus of MyCAA is to prepare military spouses for employment at their next duty station. The courses are completely online, and they are extremely flexible and self-paced.”
Galveston College has an extensive catalog of programs offered through MyCAA, including 24 healthcare-related courses, 21 accounting, business and leadership courses, 14 career and hospitality courses, green and renewable energy courses, industrial and skilled trade courses, legal and criminal justice courses, multimedia and graphic design courses, programming and web applications courses, and technology and computer programs.
Most of the programs can be completed in six months although some of the programs allow up to 18 months for completion.
To view the course offerings, visit https://gc.edu/continuing-education/leisure-learning/online-learning/.
For additional information, contact Galveston College Continuing Education at CE@gc.edu.Read More
Galveston College will feature an exhibition of recent ceramic art by Linnis Blanton through Thursday, April 5, in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas. The gallery is open during regular college hours.
Blanton is a southeast Texas native and adjunct instructor of ceramics at Lamar University. He received his B.S. and B.F.A. from Lamar University, and worked as an art teacher in the Port Arthur Independent School District for 30 years.
Blanton is well known throughout the area for his ceramic vessels and sculptures that subconsciously reference figurative subjects and the organic elements of the natural world in his shape, texture and form. The exhibition will focus on recent works by the artist.
There will be a closing reception on April 5 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. The public is invited.Read More
Galveston College and the Rotary Club of Galveston have partnered to present the 2018 Career Fair and Transfer Day on Wednesday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Moody Hall, Regents Hall and the Atrium of the Mary Moody Northen Center on the Galveston College main campus located at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
“Navigating Towards the Future” is the theme of this year’s Career Fair and Transfer Day, which is open to students and the general public.
Participants can fill out applications for employment or admissions. Employers also are welcoming applicants with resumes.
The following employers, colleges and universities are scheduled participate in the fair:
- City of Galveston
- County of Galveston
- Galveston Island Beach Patrol
- Galveston Island Park Board
- YMCA of Greater Houston
- Island Famous/The Spot
- Moody Gardens
- Pleasure Pier
- Rosenberg Library
- The San Luis Resort
- Schlitterbahn Galveston
- Heartland Institute of Financial Education and Literacy
- Terminal Security Solutions
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Wyndham Hotels/Hotel Galvez
- Fashion Institute of Design
- Lamar University
- Sam Houston State University
- Stephen F. Austin State University
- Texas A&M University at Galveston
- Texas A&M University
- Texas Southern University
- Admissions and Recruitment
- College of Education
- College of Pharmacy
- Texas State University
- Texas Woman’s University
- University of Houston
- University of Houston Clear Lake
- University of St. Thomas
- University of Texas at Arlington, College of Nursing
- UTMB, Health Professions
- UTMB, Nursing
Employers, universities and colleges that would like to register to participate can contact Dr. LaToya Mills-Thomas at (409)944-1221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
How do you make a great first impression? How do you come across as confident and powerful? How do you know if someone is lying to you?
Come learn about how to read other people’s nonverbal behavior and how to better manage your own nonverbal communication at Galveston College on Wednesday, March 21, from 3-4 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Janene Davison, assistant professor of speech and coordinator of the Communications program, will be the featured speaker for this Student Success Seminar. Her presentation is titled “Read Others Better: Nonverbal Communication and Power.”
The seminar is sponsored by the Student Activities office at Galveston College. For more information, contact Cynthia Parra at (409) 944-1234 or email@example.com.Read More
Scholarship applications for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters are available in the Financial Aid office on the first floor of Moody Hall.
The deadline for application submission to the Financial Aid office is April 13.
For more information, contact Meghann Nash, director of financial aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A case review by Alexander Yordanopoulos, a second-year student in the Galveston College Nuclear Medicine Technology program, is one of only nine abstracts selected for presentation at the 63rd Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging-Southwest Chapter Meeting April 13-15 in Frisco, Texas.
Yordanopoulos will present his case review as a poster and will be available during the poster exhibit to answer and discuss his case review with physicians, technologists and physicists.
The title of Yordanopoulos’ case review is “The Hepatobiliary Scan of the ‘Gallbladder-ish’ Finding.” There will be a cash reward for the poster voted the best during the exhibit.
Yordanopoulos was born in Athens, Greece, and moved to the United States when he was young. He grew up in Boston and moved to Ohio to begin his career goals as a medical professional.
“Alexander was always interested in diagnostic imaging; however, he also applied to nursing programs to which he was accepted,” said Rebecca Montz, director of the Galveston College Nuclear Medicine Technology program.
“After his first semester of nursing school, he decided to move to Houston to assist in the care of his ailing father battling cancer,” said Montz. “Upon moving to the Houston area, he researched programs in diagnostic imaging and discovered the Galveston College Nuclear Medicine Technology program. He was immediately fascinated by nuclear medicine due to the ability of the procedures to diagnosis patients early improving their quality of life.”
Yordanopoulos said he is grateful for the opportunity to be part of a profession that plays a vital role in a patient’s diagnosis, treatment and outcome.
“Alexander’s professional achievement is a direct representation of the program’s expectations and commitment to promoting lifelong learning,” said Montz. “The program has the support of administration, clinical affiliates and staff technologists to enhance the educational experience for future nuclear medicine technologists, as well as provide the knowledge and resources necessary to excel at both regional and national levels.”
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging-Southwestern Chapter is a regional chapter that consists of over 1,200 physicians, physicists, technologists, pharmacists, veterinarians and commercial vendors who reside in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Students attend the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board Exam Review at the annual SNMMI-SWC Meeting. The two-day presentation is designed to be informal and fun and to help participants identify personal strengths and weaknesses to prepare efficiently for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-Nuclear Medicine Technology (ARRT(N)) exams.
For more information on the Galveston College Nuclear Medicine Technology program, contact Rebecca Montz at email@example.com or (409) 944-1491.Read More
Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts students at Galveston College invite the public to join them for the spring scholarship lunch on Thursday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Northen Building on the Galveston College main campus, at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.
In a break from tradition, the students will present a garde manger buffet with a variety of appetizers and savory bites.
The buffet project is the culmination of the students’ study of charcuterie products like sausages, pates and terrines, as well as smoking and curing of meats/fish, hors d’oeuvres, salads and condiments.
There will be sweet items for dessert as well.
Tickets are $20, and reservations may be made by calling Mari Macias at (409) 944-1404. Proceeds help fund Culinary Arts scholarships for deserving students.
Ebony Spiller has always enjoyed helping others look their best.
As a student at Ball High School in Galveston, she completed the two-year, dual-credit Cosmetology program at Galveston College and, following graduation, earned state of Texas certification as a licensed cosmetologist, as well as licensure in Novalash eyelash extensions.
Born and raised in Galveston, Spiller currently works at the Hotel Galvez and Spa, where she serves as a lash stylist and makeup artist in the salon. She is continuing her studies at Galveston College with the ultimate career goal of becoming a licensed cosmetology instructor.
As the mother of an active one-year-old, Brycen, Spiller said she enjoyed the flexibility of the Cosmetology program at Galveston College.
“I wouldn’t be able to do what I do now if I didn’t have the training from Galveston College.”
She said she especially enjoyed her senior year in the dual-credit Cosmetology program.
“I loved Ms. (Kristin) Harris’ class,” said Spiller. “I want to be able to teach people cosmetology the way Ms. Harris taught me.”
Students in the 1,000-contact-hour, dual-credit Cosmetology program can earn upwards of 42 hours of college credit while at Ball High School. They enroll in courses such as Principles of Cosmetology Design and Color Theory, Introduction to Cosmetology and Cosmetology 1, and Cosmetology 2 and Practicum in Human Services.
Students also can opt to pursue the 320-contact-hour Novalash licensure program, which Spiller took in the evenings with Cosmetology Program Director Sandra Villarreal.
Spiller said her grandmother and her significant other, Marcus, whom she has been dating for four years, have encouraged her to pursue her dreams.
“After my first year in the Cosmetology program, I wasn’t sure I wanted to pursue it my senior year,” Spiller said. “My grandmother encouraged me to finish out my senior year of the program. I’m glad she did because I had a chance to meet Ms. Harris and decide that I wanted to teach.”
Spiller is taking general education courses this semester and plans to enroll this fall in the Cosmetology Instructor program at the Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.
“I love what I do. The work and styles are always changing,” she said. “I’m excited to do something that changes the way people look and feel.”
While the dual-credit Cosmetology program for high school students is two years in length, encompassing both junior and senior years, the college-level program is one year in length.
For more information on the Galveston College Cosmetology program, contact Sandra Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org or (409) 944-1480.