News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Vice President for Student Services Dr. Phyllis Mingus- Pepin and Math Instructor Sandra Johnson work the booth at last year’s EduFest held at the McGuire-Dent Recreation Center. Galveston College volunteers will promote programs of the community college including new degrees in Engineering and Clinical Trial Coordinator.


Galveston College Early Registration for the 2012 Mini semester, Summer I, Summer II sessions, and the 2012 Fall semester begins today. 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.

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.

 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

 Music Recital Set For May 2

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.

Graduation 2012 Set for May 11

The 2012 Galveston College graduation ceremony has been set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Galveston Convention Center at the San Luis Resort on Seawall Boulevard. Over four hundred graduates are expected to receive either 2-year degrees or certificates during the ceremony. The 2012 commencement is the central event of Galveston College’s celebratory 45th anniversary year.