News Stories for the Week


Galveston College recently participated in the Community College Petrochemical Initiative by working the Gulf Coast Community College booth at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Pictured  from Galveston College are Robert Shields, Electrical & Electronics Program Director/Instructor; Evan McClimans, Welding Technology Program Director/Instructor; Dr. W. Myles Shelton, President; Dr. Cissy Matthews, Vice President of Instruction; Vera Lewis-Jasper, Dean of Technical & Professional Education and Connie Thomas, Continuing Education Account Executive. 


Galveston College and the Rotary Club of Galveston are sponsoring the 2014 Career Fair and Transfer Day in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Over 75 employers and exhibitors will be on the Galveston College campus and students as well as the general public are invited to attend, bring resumes and fill out applications for employment. For more information call 409- 944-1221.

College Gallery Features Ball High Student Art Starting March 27

 The Galveston College Department of Visual and Performing Arts is hosting an Exhibition of Artwork by Ball High School art students in the Fine Arts Gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts building at 4015 Avenue Q. Painting, sculptures, ceramics and drawings are on view March 27 through April 10. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. The GC Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, contact John Stovall at 944-4242.

Leadership Galveston 2014 -2015

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the 2014-2015 class. Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, September 19, 2014, October 17, 2014, November 14, 2014, December 12, 2014, January 16, 2015, February 20, 2015 and March 13, 2015.  The cost is $350 per registrant.

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 care of Joe Huff 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas 77550. For more information, contact Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs, at either 409-944-1302 or email at  The last day to register is September 5, 2014.