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Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, center, accepts a check from Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority Nu Chapter Treasurer Joanne Valencia, as Sorority President Sue Rice looks on. The local Alpha Delta Kappa organization established the GladniO Parker Memorial Scholarship at Galveston College and regularly contributes to the scholarship fund.

Nurse Aide Fast Track Begins October 1st

Galveston College Continuing Education is offering two Nurse Aide for Health Care Fast Track courses. The course facilitates entry-level nursing assistants in achieving a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential in providing basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. High School Diploma or GED is required.

Clinical Site:  Manor Care Health Services, 750 Texas Avenue, Webster, TX  77598. Students MUST wear burgundy scrubs to clinical. Clinical may be held during the day and/or weekends.

Prospective student will have an opportunity to choose from two Nurse Aide for Health Care Fast Track courses. The first course will be held October 1 through October 16. The second class will be held November 26 through December 11. Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The cost of the course is $575, plus a required textbook and scrubs. The State certification exam fee must be paid separately.

Financial Aid is available through the Nursing Education and Placement Program (NEPP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch. For more information about funding through NEPP call 409-747-6700.

For more information about the Nurse Aide for Health Care Fast Track course contact Connie Thomas, Customer Account Executive at 409-944-1292 or Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Register Now For Fall Second Start Classes

Registration for the Fall Second Start term is now in progress. Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Late Registration will be held on Monday, October 1 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fall Second Start classes begin Monday, October 1 and end Wednesday, December 13. Courses offered include Business Computer Applications, Introductory Algebra, Reading Improvement, College Reading, Basic Writing Skills, Composition I, World Literature I, Environmental Science I, United States History I, Introduction to Philosophy, General Psychology, Public Speaking. For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

The Industrial Maintenance Program, which provides training to inspect, service and maintain machinery on which homeowners and businesses rely, also begins on October 1st. The program includes training in heating and cooling systems, boilers, electrical systems, and air flow distribution systems. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Galveston College Vocational-Technical Training Center. For more information, contact Robert Shields at (409) 944-1374 or email

Whitecaps Baseball and Softball Announce Fall Season


14  Baton Rouge Community College  Galveston, TX  1:00 p.m.
15  Baton Rouge Community College Galveston, TX  2:00 p.m.
21  Wharton CC/San Jacinto CC  Brenham, TX  2:00 p.m./7:00 p.m.
23  Laredo/Blinn  Brenham, TX  12:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
27-29  All-Star Weekend  Austin, TX  TBA

10  San Jacinto College  Galveston, TX  1:00 p.m.
12  Alvin CC/Angelina CC  Alvin, TX  TBA
13  Prairie View  Galveston, TX  12:00 p.m.
19  St Mary's University  San Antonio, TX  2:00 p.m.
27  Texas Southern University  Houston, TX 1:00 p.m.
31  San Jacinto College Houston, TX  12:00 p.m.

 9 - 11  Whitecaps Fall World Series  Galveston, TX  TBA


12-23 All Stars Tournament Abilene, TX TBA

6-7 SKGSL College Classic Spring Klein, TX TBA
13-14 Sugar Land College Classic Sugar Land, TX 12:00/2:00 p.m.
19 Sam Houston State Univ. Huntsville, TX 4:00/6:00 p.m.
20 Lamar University Beaumont, TX TBA
27 Houston Baptist University Houston, TX 1:00/3:00 p.m.

10 University Louisiana Lafayette Lafayette, LA 1:00/3:00 p.m.