News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Foundation’s Rob Brasier Memorial Award was recently presented to the Whitecaps Baseball player who claimed the highest grade point average on the team in spring 2013. Pictured from left to right are Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, Rob Brasier’s father Dr. Allan Brasier, award recipient with a 4.0 GPA Cody Michna, Rob Brasier’s mother Anne Brasier and Whitecaps Baseball Head Coach Chris Joblin.

Galveston College Chorale Performs May 5

The Galveston College Chorale, directed by Mike Gilbert, will perform on Sunday May 5, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church at 2:00 p.m. Sacred Heart Church is located at the corner of 14th and Broadway in Galveston. The event is free and open to the public. The performance will be comprised of primarily American composers.

2013 Commencement to be held May 10

Galveston College’s 46th annual commencement exercise is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center on the San Luis resort at 5600 Seawall Boulevard.

A record 503 graduates are receiving some five hundred and thirty two Associate Degrees and Certificates. Families, friends and colleagues are invited to attend the event.

 GED Testing Available Online!

The GED® Test is now being offered on online at Galveston College!

Galveston College is offering the 2002 Series GED Test on computer. We are currently the only online center in the area so act quickly.

Moving the current 2002 Series GED® Test to a computer delivery model prepares the program and adult learners today for the new assessment coming out January 2, 2014. To register for the Computer Base GED, simply go to and create an account for online registration.

The computer based GED 2002 Series  is only available to first time testers at this It is offered in both English and Spanish. Benefits of offering GED Test on computer include:

• Test-takers can access an easy-to-use online registration and scheduling system
• Test-takers receive instant score reports on four of the content area (Language Arts Writing is available in approximately 5 days)
• Test-takers can register for same day testing
• Currently 88% Pass Rate on Computer Test; verses 71% on paper tests.
• Second Shot: retest for Free before May 31, 2013
• Computer Tutorials located at: http//

Don’t miss out on you future today! Contact the Galveston College Testing Center at 409-944-1290 for further information.

GC Holds Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry on April 23

Galveston College Radiography students will host The Skeleton Crew Blood Drive Bone Marrow Registry on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Seibel Wing. For more information contact Sandi Martinez, Radiography Instructor, at 409-944-1228.

Registration Currently Underway

Early registration is underway for the May Mini Semester, Summer Sessions 1 and 2 and the 2013 Fall Semester. Mini Semester classes begin May 13, Summer Session 1 classes begin June 10, Summer Session 2 classes start July 15 and Fall Semester classes start August 26. For more information call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.