News Stories for the Week



Professor Theron “Bujo” Waddell, Galveston College Foundation Board member and Division Director of Galveston College Arts and Humanities, congratulates Galveston College students Melnikia Smith and Victor Gonzales on winning the Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Murillo Scholarship. Smith is a Social Work major and Gonzales is majoring in General Studies.

Galveston College ATC Plans Open House on July 2

The new Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center will hold an Open House for the public on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The open house event will feature faculty and staff connected to the Center’s programs of Cosmetology, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Electrical and Electronics Technology, Welding Technology and Medical Administration and Medical Coding.

Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the facilities and talk one on one with the faculty and counselors connected to the programs.

Registration for Summer II and Fall Classes Continues

Registration for the 2014 Summer II session, 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 II session classes begin July 14, and the Fall semester begins August 25. For more information, call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

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 944-1344 for more information.

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. 

Acceptance into the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.  As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that will arise in the coming years.  Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

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.

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.