Archives for November 2017

College of the Mainland’s Veterans Day observance

Texas CityCollege of Mainland will hold a Veterans Day observance at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Learning Resources Center, L-131, for students, faculty, staff and the public.

Guest speakers will be Joe “Pops” Foley, and Joel Chatelain.

Foley, who served in the US Air Force, is founder and managing director of Leading Edge Medical and is district coordinator of Team Rubicon-South Houston/Galveston. Team Rubicon helps pair military veterans with first-responders to use the skills they acquired while serving in aiding with disaster relief at home.

Chatelain, who served in the US Marine Corps, is an outreach specialist with the American GI Forum – National Veterans Outreach Program. National Veterans Outreach has an array of human services programs that includes job training, counseling, veterans affairs, family services and affordable housing.

The observance will be followed by lunch served in the Student Center from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Office for Veteran Success at 409-933-8455.

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Galveston College’s first year nursing students recently participated in various community activities


Galveston College’s first year nursing students recently participated in various community activities, including the 2017 D’Feet Breast Cancer event, the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimers and the Wings Over Houston Air Show.

Students at the First Aid Area at the Galveston 2017 D’Feet Breast Cancer event.

Pictured from left are Liliana Rodriquez, Lizette Osorio, Mary Cruz-Gutierrez, Christianne Witt, Stephon Lampkins, Kristin Radzieski and Broaderick Brown.

Students at the First Aid Area at the Galveston 2017 Walk to End Alzheimers Event October 14.

Pictured from left are nursing student Melvin Senegal, Katherine Cleveland, Associate Degree Nursing Instructor Vicki Jernigan, nursing student Julie Butler and Alain Cruz. Not pictured are Mary Stewart and Kristen Peck.

Students at the First Aid Areas at the 2017 Wings Over Houston Air Show Event October 20 and 21 working in collaboration with the UTMB Aerospace Medicine Medical Coordinators.

Pictured from left are William Schneider, Joseph Butler, Isabella Arcidiacono, John Moreno, Mary Stewart, Kathryn Rodriquez, Ashley Honeycutt, Devin Reyes, and Melvin Senegal.

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Lone Star College partners with consortium to promote Hispanic student success

Lone Star College and Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) have teamed up to enhance Hispanic student success and opportunities in higher education.

“This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to be connected to a wealth of resources to support the pursuit of a variety of  academic and career goals,” said Dr. Alicia-Harvey Smith, LSC executive vice chancellor. “I am excited about this collaboration and am looking forward to hearing many success stories.”

HETS was established in 1993 and is the first bilingual consortium founded by more than 40 higher education institutions in Puerto Rico, United States and Latin America. HETS member institutions are comprised by nearly 25,000 faculty members and serve over 770,000 students, of which approximately 60 percent are Hispanic.

HETS focuses on three strategic areas; access, retention and technology integration. These help promote and advance innovation, leadership and opportunities in Hispanic higher education.

“Lone Star College remains committed to providing high-quality academic and workforce programs,” said Harvey-Smith.

From 2012 to 2017, HETS developed a series of programs and services to continue growing opportunities in Hispanic higher education and further promote leadership and innovation. Through these programs and services, HETS promoted research and key issues in Hispanic higher education; directly impacted student and faculty; fostered ongoing learning and development; and established key partnerships and alliances to further impact education and foster innovation.

Lone Star College is working with Hispanic Educational Technology Services to increase Hispanic student success. Pictured (left to right) are Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS executive director and Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith, LSC executive vice chancellor.

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Alvin Community College Foundation will Host 18th Annual Gala


The Alvin Community College Foundation will host the 18th Annual ACC Foundation Gala Paint the Town Red on November 17. The event benefits ACC student scholarships.

The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pearland.

Festivities begin with a social reception at 6 p.m. There will also be live and silent auctions. After the dinner, the evening will feature music and dancing from the Houston-based Royal Dukes Band.

In addition to scholarships, the Foundation also uses the funds to support the Innovative Initiative grants and other programs on campus. This year, the Foundation awarded over $100,000 in student scholarships, grants and awards to ACC staff members.

Proceeds are also used for the three Excellence Awards given every year to a professional employee, a faculty member and a technical support, clerical or maintenance employee.

Seats for the Gala sell fast so get them early. Different levels of sponsorship are available: $5,000 includes premier seating for 16 and wine at the tabel; $2,500 includes premier seating for ten and wine at their table; $1,000 includes reserved seating for eight and wine at the table and $750 sponsorships include reserve seating for eight. Individual tickets are $75.

Sponsors are also being sought for the entertainment at $2,000, social hour at $1,500, photo booth at $1,000 and valet parking at $750.

Donations are still being sought for the live and silent auctions.

For more information about sponsorships or to purchase tickets, call 281-756-3600. You can also purchase tickets online at the ACC Marketplace at

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