News Stories for the Week



Galveston Independent School District Communications Specialist and Leadership Galveston 2012 graduate Johnston Farrow accepts a scholarship donation for the Galveston College Leadership Galveston Program from Mrs. Pat McCloy. McCloy, a 1997 graduate of Leadership Galveston, gave two full scholarships to benefit candidates in the Leadership program.

Whitecaps Hold Reunion and Fundraiser

The Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball team held a reunion on January 18th and 19th at Moody Gardens Hotel and Moody Gardens Golf Course. The reunion began on Friday evening at the Moody Gardens Hotel with a reception hosted by the Moody Foundation and former Whitecaps Coach Allan Matthews. On Saturday, January 19th, the reunion players held a shotgun start golf tournament beginning at noon at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Fifty-two former Whitecaps players, coaches, sponsors and professional Major League Baseball players attended the event with their spouses, children and other family members.

Whitecaps Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

The Whitecaps Baseball and Softball teams are announcing the 2013 Whitecaps Baseball and Softball Fundraiser to be held on Friday, January 25, 2013. Longtime Whitecaps supporter, Johnny Smecca owner of Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, is donating Spaghetti and all the trimmings for a Whitecaps Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, January 25th at 5:00 p.m. in the Galveston College Gym. Dinner tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the GC Athletic Office or at the door the evening of the event on January 25th. Call 944-1202 for more information.

African-American Club Celebrates

The Galveston College African American Club will hold a Celebration of Unity and Progression on Thursday February 7, 2013 on the patio of the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing of the Student Center. The event will feature Poetry Readings, a Gospel Rapper, Presentations by African American Sororities and Fraternities, Popcorn and Giveaways and Representatives of the Southwest Black Leadership Conference. For more information call (409) 944-1397.

Conversational Spanish I Begins January 22nd

Galveston College is offering a Conversational Spanish course. This beginning Spanish series is designed to develop skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to the point where a student can communicate on a basic level with a sympathetic native speaker. Students will acquire basic vocabulary and structures of Spanish and develop an understanding of its cultural context. Note: this level is not recommended for those with a native Spanish speaking background. Textbook is required. The cost is $175. Classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class will run from January 22nd through March 7th. For more information, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Conversational Spanish II Begins March 19th

 Galveston College will offer an intermediate course in Conversational Spanish. Being a better Spanish speaker can improve your social skills, marketability, and volunteer opportunities. In part two of Conversational Spanish, the instructor will give you the advanced level of language skills to improve your personal life and career. The cost is $175. Classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class will run from March 19th through May 2nd. For more information, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I

 Galveston College invites you to take a course in Diesel Engine Repair. An introduction to testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems specialized tools. Student will learn shop and personnel safety, understand use of engine measuring tools, and learn major engine components and principles of operation. Diesel engine cooling systems, air intake and exhaust system, turbo-chargers and diesel engine emissions are reviewed. Basic diesel engine troubleshooting and preventive maintenance are addressed. This class prepares students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification exam. High School Diploma or GED is required. Textbooks are required. The cost for this course is $545.

The class will meet Mondays through Thursdays from January 28 to March 28. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Ball High School. For more information, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.