News Stories for the Week


Galveston College graduate Nancy M. Swanston, CNMT, PET, RT(N), recognized as one of the “Medical  Imaging Industry’s  Top 10”.

Galveston College fall semester orientation schedule begins Tuesday, July 25

Required for all new, full-time students registering for credit classes and recommended for part time and continuing education students attending the upcoming Fall Semester, Galveston College will offer three orientation sessions starting Tuesday, July 25. Each session will be held in Room FA-207.

• Tuesday, July 25 - 5pm-8pm
• Thursday, July 27  - 9am-12noon
• Saturday, August 19  - 9am -12noon

Refreshments will be served 30 minutes prior to each session.  Free child care will be provided on a space-available basis for children 18 months to 12 years. Each session will also include door prizes and gifts. To make a reservation and for more information, call 409.944.1220 or register on line at

Galveston College fall registration begins July 31; classes begin August 28

Early registration for the upcoming Fall semester will be July 31 through August 3; August 7 through August 10, from 8am-6pm, with payment deadline for early registration – August 18.  Open registration is August 22-24, from 8.30am-7pm; August 25 from 8.30am-1pm.  Both early and open registration will be held in Moody Hall, main campus, 4015 Avenue Q.  For information, contact the Counseling office at 409.944.1220 or visit the website at

Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy license renewed

The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy license has just been renewed through 2011 following an evaluation by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). According to Dr. Dayton Hall, Interim Dean of Academics and coordinator of the Galveston College Criminal Justice programs, the TCLEOSE is responsible for ensuring the quality of peace officers throughout the State. The Commission meets this responsibility by setting appropriate training and licensing standards for these professions, overseeing a system of training academies, testing the proficiency of candidates for licensure – e.g. Galveston College – and enforcing these licensing provisions and requirements. Criminal Justice programs at Galveston College offers the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice to those students seeking careers as police officers, sheriff’s deputies, state law enforcement officers, district attorney’s investigators, and correctional officers.  The 20th Law Enforcement Academy begins August 29. For more information about the program, contact Gladys Jones at 409.944.1263, email to, or visit the website at

Galveston College graduate named top technologist in diagnostic imaging

Nancy M. Swanston, 1999 graduate of Galveston College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology Program, was recently named a top technologist in diagnostic imaging. Voted as one of the “Top 10” of “The Best of the Best” by approximately 16,000 Medical Imaging professionals, the criteria for the award was based on patient care and outcome, dedication, attitude, problem-solving abilities, and industry interaction.  Swanston is now a supervisor of diagnostic imaging/positron emission tomography (PET) at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Currently overseeing one of the busiest PET centers in the United States, Swanston also designed the center’s PET training program for technologists. Other professional accolades include receiving awards for First and Second Place by the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) for her Technologist Paper in 2005 and serving currently as secretary of the PET Center of Excellence for the Society of Nuclear Medicine.  Nuclear Medicine Technology is the medical specialty that is concerned with the use of small amounts of radioactive materials for diagnostic, therapeutic, and research purposes.  For more information about this program, visit the website at

Galveston College Whitecaps 2006 Volleyball Camp set for July 31-August 3

Offered exclusively to incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students, the Galveston College Whitecaps 2006 Volleyball Camp will be held July 31- August 3, from 8.30am-11.30am at the Galveston College Hermes Fitness Center, 4015 Avenue Q.  Participating students will learn and practice with the Galveston College Whitecaps Volleyball team. Instruction will include passing, setting, hitting, and blocking.  Galveston College coaching staff and team members (including alumni of the Whitecaps program) will provide instruction during the 4-day camp. Advance registration is $75 (cash or check). A $10 fee will be added to registration if done on site. An injury liability waiver prior to participation is required.  For more information, contact Coach Jeff Pearce at 409.944.1313, or email to or call Pam Scheiber in the Athletics Office at 409.944.1202.