News Stories for the Week



Galveston College hosted an opening reception featuring artwork by Ball High Students to launch the Ball High Art Exhibit in the Galveston College Art Gallery. Pictured are Ball High student artists: Elissa Nash, Angel Reyes, Sabas Ramirez, Elsa Leiva, David Bailon, and Ball High Art teachers Candie Lepo, Colleen Moore and Beverly Balshaw.

 GC Early Registration Begins April 16

Galveston College Early Registration for the 2012 Mini semester, Summer I and Summer II sessions, as well as the 2012 Fall semester begins April 16. Early registration hours are 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Mini semester classes begin May 14, Summer session I classes begin June 4, Summer II session classes begin July 11, and the Fall semester begins August 27.  For more information, call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Gammill Gets Excellence Award

Beverly Gammill, Galveston College Developmental Education Activity Coordinator, was recently awarded the 2012 Personal Excellence Award at the 9th Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence in San Antonio, Texas. Also honored were Dr. Madeline Justice of Texas A&M University Commerce and Dr. Patricia Maggard of Air University.

Beverly Gammill is a recognized leader of Emotional Intelligence (EI) initiatives in community colleges.  Beverly has been involved instructively and constructively with the Annual institute and EI Conference from its beginning. In 2005 she was instrumental in Galveston College's EI-centric QEP that is being adopted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). She remains committed to embedding EI throughout the curricula and routinely presents the benefits of teaching and modeling EI at colleges.  This year, Beverly and Galveston College colleagues Chandra Matthews and Sandra Johnson presented a program on the benefits of EI for students, faculty, staff and community.  In addition to providing excellent presentations, Beverly has served on numerous expert panels to facilitate learning at annual EI conferences. 

Galveston College Gallery Hosts Ball High Student Art

The Galveston College Department of Visual and Performing Arts is hosting an Exhibition of Artwork by Ball High School art students in the Fine Arts Gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts building at 4015 Avenue Q. Painting, sculptures, ceramics and drawings are on view now through April 19. The GC Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, contact John Stovall or Beth Thomas at 944-4242.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Students Attend Conference

The Galveston College Nuclear Medicine Technology Students will be attending the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine April 19-22, 2012 that will be held at Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center. The students will be attending the NMTCB Review. The two-day presentation is designed to be informal and fun, but also to help participants identify personal strengths and weaknesses for preparing effectively for NMTCB or ARRT(N) exams. The exams are the national boards that students are eligible to take upon graduation from the Program.

The students may also attend the educational meetings which include a diverse program directed toward nuclear medicine and radiology physicians, trainees, nuclear medicine technologists, educators, administrators, and scientists who actively participate in clinical or research activities in nuclear medicine. The meetings also include nationally recognized speakers from outside and within the Chapter.

Galveston College Co-hosts EducationFest 2012 on April 21

Galveston College, the City of Galveston Parks & Recreation Department, and the City of Galveston Families, Children & Youth Board will co-host EducationFEST 2012: Promoting Educational Achievements & Opportunities from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center located at 28th St. and Seawall Blvd. The event offers many displays of educational schools, colleges and universities and a variety of crafts, entertainment venues, and promotional centers. For more information contact LaToya Mills, Counselor, at 409-944-1221 or

Spring Instrumental Music Recital

The Galveston College Music Department will host a Spring Instrumental Music Recital at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in the Fine Art Building, room FA-207. The event will feature students from the College’s instrumental music programs. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact Cindy Kates, adjunct music instructor at 409-944-1748.

“Meet the Candidates” Forum on April 12, 2012

The Galveston College Faculty Senate will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum for the two candidates running for Position #3 of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents in the May 12th general election. Candidates Rebekah “Weez” Doherty  and Karen Flowers will be in attendance. The forum begins at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in room M-220 of Moody Hall. The forum is open to the public.