News Stories for the Week



Galveston College continued its Fall Lecture Series with a presentation titled “Why Our History Matters: Defining Our Culture” delivered by the Executive Director of the Institute of Texan Cultures to an audience of over 200 students, faculty and campus visitors. The Galveston College 2013-14 Lecture Series Committee is pictured with Angelica Docog, Executive Director Institute of Texan Cultures including Connie Gomez, STEM Engineering Instructor; Janene Davison, Instructor of Speech; Anne Dickens, HIS STEM Project Director.

Culinary Arts Scholarship Luncheon – October 18

Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts class invite you to join them for the fall Culinary Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, October 18, 2013.  In keeping with tradition, the salad course will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Northen Building, Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q.  The main course of Cedar Brined Pork Roast with potatoes and onions will follow, and a dessert course of Roasted Pear Crumble will complete the meal.  Ticket price is $15.00 and reservations may be made with Mari Macias by phone 409-944-1404, or e-mail  Proceeds will go to the Culinary Arts Scholarship.

Healthcare Provider CPR – November 21


The Healthcare Provider CPR course is designed for those who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in and out of hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, residents or fellows, medical or nursing assistants or students in training, aides, and other allied health personnel. All participants who complete the course and pass the written exam will receive a BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion card (credential), which is good for two years. The cost is $49. Classes fill quickly! The next dates available are: Thursday, November 21, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Thursday, December 12, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Zumba – October 17 – November 26

Zumba fitness is the only Latin-inspired, dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness party” that is downright addictive! This class will be held from        7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 17 to November 26. The cost is $40. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Mediterranean Menu – October 22 – October 24

Food critics and dietitians praise the diet of Mediterranean cultures as wonderfully healthy. Dishes prepared in this course include the healthy ingredients of Mediterranean diet. Instructor Karen Hix will show you how to make some of these more popular cultural dishes at home: hummus, tabouli and baklava. You'll see demonstrations, participate in hands-on recipe preparations, receive family recipes to take home and hear family stories. Best of all – every class ends with a tasting! This course will be held on Tuesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 24, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The cost is $59.  For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Small Business Skills Training

Galveston College’s Contract Training and Professional Development has partnered with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce to promote and implement the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills for Small Business grant to provide training needs to our area’s small businesses.If you are a Galveston business with between 1 and 99 employees, e-mail or call Connie Thomas, , 409-944-1292, to find out how to qualify for training opportunities for your employees.