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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.

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.


Galveston College Theatre Department recognized at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Galveston College Theatre Department recognized at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Eight students from the Galveston College Theatre Department recently attended the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

At the regional festival, the Galveston College students participated in the on-site devised initiative. This consisted of working with students from other colleges under the supervision of Alyssa Hughlett from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre to create an original devised performance based on the prompt, “She/He/They Never Met a Stranger.” Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Tyler Hanna, Gabrielle Hosler, Jade Killebrew and Eric Scales each received a KCACTF “Festival Developed Devised Performance Award” and Destiny Shute received the KCACTF “Devised Theatre Student Excellence Award.”

Students Melina Moore and Destiny Shute performed one scene and a monologue for the Irene Ryan acting competition. Moore was chosen as the Irene Ryan Acting Nominee Award Recipient from the GC Theatre Department’s fall production of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” She was also cast for a role in the play “15” by Claire Fountain and performed in the Ten-Minute Play Festival.

“It was truly an honor and privilege to be able to attend this prestigious collegiate theatre festival,” said Liz Lacy, Galveston College program coordinator for the performing arts. “While Galveston College is a small college theatre department compared to the other colleges and universities represented at the festival, the Galveston College students performed exceptionally well.”

In addition, the students attended six plays, musical theatre presentations, staged play readings and at least three workshops a day on various topics including acting, playwriting, directing and various technical topics. Galveston College also sponsored the Design and Technology Breakfast for all participants at the festival.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region VI Theatre Festival includes colleges and universities within Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. The KCACTF is a national organization that exists to celebrate the educational and creative process of university and college theatre. KCACTF promotes professional standards and provides students and faculty with opportunities to bridge the academic and professional worlds. KCACTF honors achievements in diversity and excellence and encourages experiences in all areas of theatre.

Galveston College students (from left) Jade Killebrew, Melina Moore, Destiny Shute, Alyssa Gudz, Eric Scales, Tyler Hanna, Eva Arita and Gabrielle Holster recently received awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.