New Stories for the Week



Galveston College’s Culinary Arts program recently received a scholarship donation from the Confrerie De La Chaine Des Rotisseurs Foundation through the local and national chapters participating in the Galveston Food and Wine Festival. Pictured from left to right are Galveston College Culinary Arts program director Paul Mendoza, Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, Chaine local representative Jan Posey and national representative Jim Posey.

Galveston College Begins Alumni Adventure

An Alumni organization steering committee is being launched by the Galveston College Office of Development and Galveston College Foundation. Among the activities that the steering committee will perform is early support planning for the fiftieth anniversary of Galveston College scheduled for 2016-2017. The Foundation Office needs help with confirmation of current mailing addresses, phone and e-mail contact information for former students and alumni. For more information about the Galveston College Foundation Alumni Steering Committee interested volunteers are encouraged to contact Maria Schattenberg-Tripovich, Director of Development and the Galveston College Foundation at 409-944-1303 or

 New Law Enforcement Academy – August 26

The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy is now accepting applications for their next academy class beginning August 26, 2013.  Classes will be held weeknights Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information or to inquire about an application contact Gladys Jones, Administrative Assistant, Law Enforcement Academy at 409-944-1263.

Registration Continues

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

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.

 GED Test 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.

Summer and Fall 2013 Credit Class Schedule Now Available

The Galveston College 2013 Summer and Fall Credit Class Schedule is now available in print and on our website at