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GC Graduation Information

Galveston College to celebrate 51st Commencement Ceremony

Galveston College will celebrate its 51st Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 56th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston.

Scott Branum, director of admissions and registrar, said 562 students will receive 661 associate degrees and certificates.

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, will offer a welcome and introduce platform guests.

Raymond Lewis, Jr., chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, will bring greetings from the board.

Speakers will include students Claire Rodriguez and Daniel Vela.

Don Davison, president of the Faculty Senate, will certify the graduates and Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, will introduce the candidates for degrees and certificates.

Music will be provided by the Galveston College Community Chorale Men’s Ensemble and TMH Company, featuring Katie Carrington, viola; Laura Cividino, violin; Annamarie Reader, cello; Hanna Watson, violin; and Theresa Hanebury, conductor.

Galveston College Lecture: “Autism: History, Gentlemen, Giants and Villains”

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month in April, “Autism: History, Gentlemen, Giants and Villains” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health.

Dr. Wolf is the vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and an Osler Scholar in the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at UTMB. He attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in chemistry. He attended medical school at UTMB, graduating in 1986, and completed his residency in general psychiatry in 1993 and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 1995.

Dr. Wolf joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry upon completion of his fellowship. He has served as the department’s outpatient medical director since 2000 and has been the chair of Institutional Research Board-2 since 2010. He was appointed vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry in 2015. He maintains an active private practice and provides clinical supervision of the Child Psychiatry fellows and medical students in the UTMB Psychiatry clinics and the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

Dr. Wolf is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His areas of research interest include team-based learning in medical student education and the use of popular cinema in medical student psychiatry education.

The free lecture is open to the public.

welding project at galveston college

Welding project showcases layout and fabrication skills

Galveston College Welding program director James Love has a challenging assignment for students enrolled in his second semester class, Introduction to Layout and Fabrication.

Students are required to construct a 4-inch by 4-inch carbon steel cube with a precise 2-inch cutout on all six sides.

Love explained this intricate project gives him the opportunity to teach students how to create a layout plan with detailed measurements on paper, followed by transferring the layout from paper to the actual material.

Students learn about tolerances, which are the amount of error permitted on a project. On the cube project, a one-eighth-inch tolerance is accepted.

Students also learn how to make allowances for kerf lines, which are the amount of material taken off during the cutting process.

Take-offs are another critical factor where students are expected to accurately deduct the thickness of the materials in their calculations.

Students learn three different types of cutting processes and are given the choice of what cutting process to use.

Grinding follows to ensure a smooth finish and then pieces are assembled.

Students weld up all seams of the cube using one of four processes: shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux cored arc welding or gas metal arc welding.

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Registration underway for 2018 Kids’ College

Registration is underway for the 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older at Galveston College.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design. These courses are a great introduction to coding and programing.

Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.

To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/kids.

To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.

 

Financial-Aid-Basics at Galveston College

‘Financial Aid 101 Basics’ seminar set for Wednesday

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101 Basics” on Wednesday, April 18, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 251 of Regents Hall at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.

“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College. “

For more information, contact Parra at cparra@gc.edu.

 

Pell Grants at Galveston College

Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

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 finaid@gc.edu.

 

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month in April, “Autism: History, Gentlemen, Giants and Villains” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Galveston College to host lecture on autism

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month in April, “Autism: History, Gentlemen, Giants and Villains” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health
The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health

Dr. Wolf is the vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and an Osler Scholar in the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at UTMB. He attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in chemistry. He attended medical school at UTMB, graduating in 1986, and completed his residency in general psychiatry in 1993 and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 1995.

Dr. Wolf joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry upon completion of his fellowship. He has served as the department’s outpatient medical director since 2000 and has been the chair of Institutional Research Board-2 since 2010. He was appointed vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry in 2015. He maintains an active private practice and provides clinical supervision of the Child Psychiatry fellows and medical students in the UTMB Psychiatry clinics and the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

Dr. Wolf is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His areas of research interest include team-based learning in medical student education and the use of popular cinema in medical student psychiatry education.

The free lecture is open to the public.

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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.

Galveston College Theatre Department to present ‘Wild Oats’

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 llacy@gc.edu.

 

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