News Stories for the Week




The Galveston College Nursing Department recently received a $500 donation toward Student Nursing scholarships from members of the Xi Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Pictured left to right are Elaine Renola, Director of Nursing, and Kate Smith of Beta Sigma Phi.

Galveston College Student Art Show Opens May 1

The Galveston College Art Department will host the 32nd Annual Galveston College Student Art Exhibition in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery from May 1 through July 31st.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1.

The art exhibit features a variety of ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and mixed media. For more information call Galveston College Art department faculty John Stovall at 409-944-1320 or Beth Thomas at 409-944-1309.

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.

Galveston College Early Registration Continues

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

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.

New Engineering Program

Galveston College will open a new Engineering Program in Fall 2012. This program gives students the ability to complete the first two years of their engineering education at Galveston College by earning an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Engineering. Afterward, students can transfer to a four year institution to earn their Bachelors of Science degree. This program will provide our students with more educational and career opportunities within the fields of engineering, science, and technology. Graduates with an engineering degree will qualify for the highest paying jobs and be in high demand as the United States tries to produce enough engineers to remain
technologically competitive.

In Fall 2012, Galveston College will open its Engineering Program, beginning with the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Over the next several years, the Engineering Program will increase the number of courses and disciplines offered to include Civil and Electrical Engineering. The expected start dates for each program are:

• Mechanical Engineering (Fall 2012)
• Industrial Engineering (Fall 2012)
• Civil Engineering (Fall 2013)
• Electrical Engineering (Fall 2013)

For more information, please contact Dr. Connie Gomez, STEM Engineering Curriculum Specialist, at 409-944-1328 or by email at Also visit our website at: