News Stories for the Week



The Galveston College Foundation recently held an event hosted by Backbay Emporium owners  Mike Harwell and Jim Manen. The Backbay Emporium owners are supporters of Galveston College and they wanted to host the event to help raise funds for the Universal Access program. Pictured are Carol Hodges, Sherry Black, Secretary of the Galveston College Foundation Board of Directors and her husband George Black who is Chairperson of the Galveston College Board of Regents with Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton and Board of Regents member Carroll Sunseri with his wife Andrea Sunseri. 

Galveston College Foundation recently held a glorious gathering event to raise funds for the Universal Access program with the help of owners of the Backbay Emporium on 19th street in Galveston. Pictured are Backbay Emporium owner Mike Harwell; George Black, Chairperson of the Galveston College Board of Regents and Tino Gonzalez, a member of the  Board of Regents, with Backbay Emporium co-owner Jim Manen.

Galveston College Chorale Performs Christmas Concert

The Galveston College Community Chorale will hold its annual Christmas concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 at Moody Methodist Church at 2803 53rd Street in Galveston. The performance will consist of familiar Christmas favorites - "Angles We Have Heard on High", "Go Tell It on the Mountain", "Winter Wonderland", "Sleigh Ride" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."  The general public is invited to attend.

Early Registration for the Winter Mini Semester and Spring Semester 2014 Begins Today

Early registration for the 2013 Winter Mini Semester and the 2014 Spring Semester is now in session at Galveston College. Student Services office hours during Early Registration are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Payment for Early Registration must be made by noon on December 13, 2013 in order to avoid being dropped for non-payment.

Winter Mini Semester internet classes include: Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, English Composition II, College Algebra, Introduction to Ethics, Texas Government, and College Physics I. Winter Mini semester classes begin December 16, 2013 and end January 10, 2014.

Spring semester classes begin January 21, 2014. For more information, call 409-944-1220.

Beginning Violin

Galveston College is offering a Beginning Violin class. Have you marveled at the sound of the violin or fiddle in a song? Wonder if you could play? Maybe you were in the school orchestra, but haven’t picked up a violin since then. Noted for its fine and flexible tone, the violin is often considered the most important of the stringed instruments. You can do this! Group lessons are affordable, fun and a great way to meet new people – and just maybe being part of a group will give you that little nudge to keep practicing! This beginner’s class is taught using the popular Suzuki Method and will cover posture, holding the violin and bow, basic technique, scales and fun music. While helpful to know a little about reading musical notes, you do not need to know anything about the violin to attend this class.

Students need to bring violin to class (call for options on rentals). The cost is $99. Beginning Violin will be held on Tuesdays, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. January 28 through March 25. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Roughneck Tech Program

Galveston College is offering a Roughneck Tech program. Basic and Advanced Courses will be offered in segments of four to six courses each. Once a student has completed all of the courses, a Roughneck Tech Certificate is earned. Several industry recognized OSHA certifications are embedded in these courses. With an understanding of all facets covered in the Roughneck Tech certificate, students will have a much better overview and outlook for obtaining a position with an oil drilling or production company. The Basic Program is for those who have no experience in the oil industry; the Advanced Program is for those who have experience working in related oil industry careers. Class combination packages will be offered in each program or classes may be taken individually.

Basic Roughneck Tech courses include: Definitions and Terms; How to Drill and Produce a Well; Forklift Operations; and Cranes, Hoisting, and Rigging. Sign up for all four Basic Roughneck Tech courses (a total of 36 hours of classroom time). The cost is $650.

Advanced Roughneck Tech Operations courses include: Power Generation, Basic Rig Math, Shaft Alignment, and Pipe Handling. The Advanced Roughneck Tech package includes four classes, a total of 32 hours of classroom time, and costs $550.

For more information about the Roughneck Tech Program, call Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.