News Stories for the Week


Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton congratulates Jessica Schott on receiving the Rudy Tomjanovich Scholarship for the 2013-2014 college year. Schott is taking courses to transfer for a four year nursing degree at University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston.

Galveston College Second Summer Session Starts July 15

The Galveston College second summer session begins July 15 and the fall semester begins August 26. Students may go online at to view the summer/fall 2013 Schedule and the 2013 summer Continuing Education and Professional Development Schedule. Please call 409-944-1220 for information on credit classes and 409-944-1344 for information on non-credit classes.

Galveston College Partners with UTMB to Train Clinical Research Coordinators

Galveston College and UTMB have collaborated to develop the Clinical Research Coordinator Program.  A $50,000 grant from UTMB’s President’s Cabinet Awards administered by Dr. David Callender provided the impetus to begin the new program.

The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District has approved these programs to deliver training and education for an Advanced Technical Certificate as a Clinical Research Coordinator and a full two year Associate of Applied Science degree as a Clinical Research Coordinator.

The Clinical Research Coordinator programs prepare students for careers managing research studies conducted in the development of new drugs and medical devices. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to coordinate clinical trial activities and will understand applicable laws and standards inherent in Good Clinical Practice (GCP). The training emphasizes an understanding of the interactions and relationships between key members of the clinical research industry. The program is designed to prepare for entry-level employment in a variety of venues such as: research sites in medical centers, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotech companies or contract research organizations.

The first two semester certificate program will begin this fall at Galveston College.  Applications are being accepted now.  For more information contact Dr. Judith Schmidt at 409-944-1381 or the Nursing Department at 409-944-1388.  Program details also are available at

Point & Shoot Cameras – July 24 – July 1 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

Just "point and shoot"! It should be easy, but what are all those settings for on your automatic camera? Come to this class and find out so that you can take pictures that are worth showing off! Learn how to use different settings and how to download pictures from your camera to a computer. Senior discount available. *Bring your "point and shoot" camera with you to each class. The cost is $49. This class will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from June 24 through July 1. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

The REAL CSI – July 11 – August 1 (Thursdays)

Do you love the CSI shows on television? This is an exciting, hands-on opportunity for participants to learn about the criminal justice system in general and real crime scene analysis in particular. During this four evening course, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Gulf Coast Forensics, is presenting a Continuing Education non-credit training class of Crime Scene Investigation. You’ll learn about the tools and techniques used in securing crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence, fingerprinting, crime scene mapping and photography, and even several case presentations. Course is taught by a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and includes cost of various crime scene supplies and tools used in the class. Ages 17+ Senior discount available. The cost is $129. The class will be held on Thursdays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. July 11 through August 1. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Leadership Galveston 2013

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the fall 2013 semester. Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25, November 8, November 22 and December 6. The cost is $500 per registrant. For information contact Joe Huff, Director of public Affairs at either 409-944-1302 or email The last day to register is August 27. Acceptance to the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston. Prospective students must complete the College’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms found online at under the Schedule of classes subsection. Please mail the forms to: Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston , Texas 77550.