News Stories for the Week




Galveston College students have some fun line dancing at the 5th Annual Fall Festival that was organized by the Student Government Association, and recently held on the main campus.

Today is the Deadline to Apply for Spring 2013 Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the Spring 2013 semester are due today, November 5th.  Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office located 1st floor, Moody Hall. 

Students desiring to apply for Financial Aid for Spring 2013 are encouraged to do so by November 12th in order to receive priority consideration.

For more information regarding scholarship applications call Financial Aid at 409-944-1237.

Early Registration for the Winter Mini and Spring Semester Begins November 12

Early registration for the 2012 Winter Mini Semester and 2013 Spring Semester begins November 12. Early registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. General Registration will be held January 7 through January 12. Winter Mini classes begin December 17, 2012. Spring classes begin January 14, 2013. Call 409-944-1220 for more information.

Galveston College Lecture Series – November 7

The 2012-2013 Galveston College Lecture Series is titled “The Bounty of Texas, Assets and Opportunities.” The second speaker will be Bradford Jones, Terrestrial Archaeologist/Collections Manager, from the Texas Historical Commission in Austin, Texas. His lecture titled “La Belle and the Archaeology of La Salle’s Expedition to the Mississippi,” will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

The 1686 wrecking of the little six-gun frigate La Belle in Matagorda Bay, marked a turning point in La Salle’s expedition to establish a French colony on the Gulf Coast. Over 300 years later, the rediscovery and excavation of La Belle by the Texas Historical Commission re-invigorated research on La Salle’s expedition. This presentation will examine the history of the expedition through the lens of the archaeology of La Belle, focusing on the evolving interpretations of the shipwreck and its reflection of French colonial ambitions in Texas. In addition, this presentation will discuss the ongoing conservation and exhibition plans for La Belle that will preserve this unique piece of Texas’ rich history for future generations.

For more information contact Lecture Series Coordinator Klaus Adam at 409-944-1273.

Culinary Arts Scholarship Luncheon – November 16

Chef Paul Mendoza and his Galveston College Culinary Arts students invite you to their 2012 Fall Semester Scholarship Lunch on Friday, November 16, 2012.  The menu includes pumpkin hummus with pita bread crisps for starters, followed with a main course of Lentil and Garlic Sausage Cassoulet, with salad.  For dessert, Apple Croustades will be served with Brown Sugar-Bourbon ice cream.  In keeping with tradition, the starter course will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Northen Building on the Galveston College campus.  Ticket price is $15.00 and reservations may be made by calling Mari Macias at 409-944-1286.

Nurse Aide for Health Care Fast Track  - Begins November 26

Galveston College Continuing Education is offering a Nurse Aide for Health Care Fast Track course. 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.

The Nurse Aide for Health Care Fast Track classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays from November 26 through December 11. The cost of the course is $575. A required textbook and scrubs are extra. 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 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.