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In the foreground Carla Biggers, Executive Assistant to the President of Galveston College administers the oath of office to elected Regents Fred Raschke, Raymond Lewis and Carroll Sunseri during a recent special meeting of the Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District. Raymond Lewis and Carroll Sunseri ran unopposed to reclaim their Board positions for another six year term and Fred Raschke ran unopposed to fill the remaining four years in his positions term.

Registration for Summer and Fall  Classes Continues

Galveston College Registration for the 2014 Summer I and Summer II sessions, as well as the 2014 Fall semester is now in progress. Registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Summer I classes begin June 9, Summer II session classes begin July 14, and the Fall semester begins August 25. For more information, call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220. Galveston College will be closed on Monday May 26 in observance of
Memorial Day.

Customized Professional Training

Galveston College offers a variety of services that include needs analysis, consulting, and customized training to optimize the skills of your workforce.  The training is offered at a cost-effective level and can be provided at your worksite or one of Galveston College’s facilities and at your requested time.  The following are just a few of the solutions we can provide:

• Computer Skills
• Employee & Human Resource Development
• Industry & Safety
• Language Skills & Cultural Diversity
• Leadership & Supervision
• Quality & Continuous Improvement

Those who complete their training will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a Certificate of Completion.  For more information on how the Galveston College Continuing Education & Professional Development Center can assist with your training needs, please contact Connie Thomas, Customer Account Executive, at 409-944-1292 or

Cake Decorating

Whether you want to learn cake decorating just for fun or your dream is to have a cake decorating business, you will be delighted with this class. Your instructor decorates cakes professionally and loves working with students just learning the art, as well as those who wish to add to their expertise.  You’ll learn the fundamentals of cake decorating, including baking a great cake and making and using various kinds of icings. Learn how to make fancy borders, specialty designs, coloring and cake writing techniques. The last class ends with a “Cake Show” to display to family and friends. Students must provide their own cakes and supplies. Costs will vary depending on your preferences and will be discussed at the first class. The price to register for this course is $89. This class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays July 8 through July 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Baking 101

If you are a budding baker, or if you want to try different baking recipes, this course is for you!  Learn how to bake easy breads, biscuits, pastry and pies – both sweet and savory.  Not only do you get hands-on practice, but also the recipes and tastings. Supplies and costs will vary and will be discussed at the first class. The price to register for this course is $79. This class will meet on Tuesdays, June 10 through July 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 944-1344 for more information.