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Galveston College Ceramics Alumna Lotus Bermudez, left,  recently presented an artist workshop to GC ceramics students Bryan Buckalew, Ralph Nusebaum, Leigh Frazier, Jassiel Martinez, and Pat Patterson. Her show "A FULL PLATE: Ceramic Art of Lotus Bermudez" will be  on display until March 14 in the third floor Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Building at Galveston College's Main Campus at 4015 Avenue Q.

Spring Semester General Registration Starts Saturday

General Registration begins January 11 and continues January 13 through January 15. General Registration hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11 and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 13 through Wednesday, January 15. Late Registration will be held January 16, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and January 17, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Spring semester classes begin January 21, 2014. The Spring Credit Class Schedule is now available online and in printed versions throughout the campus. For more information, call 409-944-1220.

Leadership Galveston 2014

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the spring 2014 semester. Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21, April 4 and April 25.

Acceptance into 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 and the Public Affairs subsections. Please mail forms to: Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550. The cost is $350 per registrant.  For information, contact Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs, at either 409-944-1302 or email at  The last day to register is January 10, 2014.

Galveston College Continuing Education

Rejuvenate your New Year with Continuing Education classes at Galveston College!  It’s easy to choose a fun or serious class, register and pay, and then start the class!  Studies have shown that your mind is always in need of stimulation and new learning to enhance your quality of life and lower instances of depression or anxiety.  Continuing Education learners are rewarded with the experience of learning and enjoy the absence of tests.  Classes are scheduled mostly for evenings and range from two to six weeks in length.  Call 409-944-1344 to sign up for a leisure class and get your New Year off to a good start!  See your choices at, “2014 Spring Continuing Education Schedule.” 

Diesel Engine Testing and Repair

If you have previously taken the first level of Diesel Engine Testing and Repair at Galveston College, or if you have been employed working on diesel engines, you can now take the second level this spring.  Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. starting January 13 for 16 weeks. Course cost is $599 and helps prepare you for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification exam.  Our offices are closed until January 6; call 409-944-1344 then to sign up for the class.  More information on the class is explained in the “2014 Spring Continuing Education Schedule” (