News Stories for the Week




Galveston College recently held its annual employee awards banquet where exceptional service and years of service awards were given. Galveston College Maintenance Foreman Jose Garcia is shown at center being congratulated for thirty five years of service by Regent Armin Cantini on left, and Galveston College President Dr. W. Myles Shelton on right.

 Lewis Elected to 2013 Community College Association of Texas Trustees Board

During the Business Meeting at the 2013 CCATT Annual Conference, Galveston College Board Secretary Raymond Lewis was elected to serve as a member of the CCATT Board for the June 2012 to June 2013 term. The composition of the Board includes directors representing categories of member colleges based on the size of their enrollments.

 Galveston College Named In Top Five Least Expensive Colleges in Texas

What are students expecting to pay as the 2012-2013 school year encroaches in about two months for college in Texas? The following list of lowest-priced colleges was taken from the College Stats website. Depending on the number of credit hours, costs will vary.  Here is the list of the top five least expensive colleges in the state, for in-state students:

1. Collin County Community College District in Dallas, at $1,180.00/year
2. Grayson County College in Grayson County, at $1,296.00/year
3. Galveston College in Galveston, $1,414.00/year
4. El Paso Community College in El Paso, $1,452.00/year
5. Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, $1,512.00/year

As an added benefit, the Universal Access scholarship grant, funded by the Galveston College Foundation, gives local Galveston high school, GED or home schooled graduates the opportunity to receive up to $2,400 to offset the cost of tuition & fees. For more information, contact the GC Foundation page on the GC website, or call: (409) 944-1302.

Second Summer Session Begins Wed., July 11th

General Registration for the Summer II Session will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10. Summer II Session classes begin July 11. Visit or call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220 for additional information.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, fulltime entering students registering for credit classes. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students may choose from an orientation session listed below:

• Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10 a.m.
• Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 3 p.m.
• Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5 p.m.
• Monday, August 20, 2012 at 3 p.m.
• Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 9 a.m.

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are also able to register early for courses and take the Compass® placement examination (valid picture I.D. REQUIRED) free of charge at the conclusion of each session.

All orientation sessions will be held in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center. Visit for more information. To sign up for a session call (409) 944-1220 or email the Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez, at

REMINDER: All first time students must present proof of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination prior to the start of the semester/session. For more information, visit the Bacterial Meningitis link on the Admissions & Records page of the GC website.