Year-round Pell Grants are now available. This means eligible students can get funding to take summer classes and possibly graduate sooner.
To be eligible, students must
- have completed or complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA,
- be Pell Grant eligible,
- register for at least six credit hours,
- be enrolled in eligible courses that count toward a degree plan and
- meet all satisfactory academic progress requirements and be in good academic standing
Summer and fall 2018 registration opened on Monday, April 16. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid office at (409) 944-1235 or email@example.com.
The Galveston College Theatre Department will present the western comedy, “Wild Oats,” on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The performances are free and open to the public.
“Wild Oats” is James McLure’s 1985 rewrite of Irish playwright John O’Keeffe’s 1791 farce of the same name. The raucous comedy combines a little bit of Shakespeare, western duels, hilarious slapstick and an old-time saloon setting in a fun and entertaining way.
Company members include Galveston College students Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Tyler Hanna, Gabrielle Hosler, Jade Killebrew, Dane Nguyen, Tony Montemeyer, Melina Moore, Eric Scales and Destiny Shute.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. The running time for each performance is approximately two hours with one 15-minute intermission.
“Wild Oats” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service, Inc., New York.
For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts, at (409) 944-1398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an opening reception for the Ball High School student art exhibition from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the third-floor gallery of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The exhibition features the creative works of Ball High School art students, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and masks in a variety of mediums.
The show will run through Friday, April 27. It is free and open to the public.
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
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.