News Stories for the Week


Galveston College Nursing students Kristy Wade, left, is congratulated by her mentor Laura Parker, Administrative Assistant for Galveston College Nursing, on her recent designation to the International Scholar Laureate program in South Africa. Wade was named as part of a delegation to go to South Africa in the Summer of 2007 to experience health care challenges in South Africa and learn about the areas history and culture.

Registration Continues for Spring and Mini-Semester

Galveston College’s registration for the 2007 Spring Semester and the special January 3 through 12 Mini-Semester, continues today from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. when Galveston College closes for the holidays.

Students wanting to take advantage of the eight day special mini-semester must register before 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, the day faculty and staff return to the Galveston College campus. Open registration for the 2007 Spring Semester will be held January 8 through 12 with classes starting on Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

Surgical Technology Program Renews Accreditation

Galveston College’s one year certificate surgical technology program has received accreditation for another ten years after a review headed by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology. For more information call program coordinator Suzanna Martinez at (409) 944-1493.

Welding Classes at Galveston College

One of the popular Continuing Education courses at Galveston College is welding.  To educate and inform prospective students about the Welding Program at the College, a special Information Session will be held Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cheney Student Center, room SC-101 at 4015 Avenue Q. To meet the ever-increasing industry demand for this course, Galveston College has added “The Welding Technology Certificate” program to complement the existing course offerings of Introduction to Welding Fundamentals, Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)” and Introduction to Pipe Welding and Blueprint Reading. At the conclusion of each class, students can interview with representatives from The WorkSource who will arrange for on-site testing. For more information call 409-944-1344, email to ce@gc.ecdu or visit

Jeffrey Benedict Receives National Dean's List Scholarship

Jeffrey Benedict, a student at Galveston College, has been named a recipient of the 2006 Phi Theta Kappa National Dean's List Scholarship. Community College students from states and nations hosting Phi Theta Kappa chapters were chosen to receive this award.

The National Dean's List is a prestigious compilation of honor students in two-year and
four-year degree programs. By virtue of membership in Phi Theta Kappa, all new inductees are automatically nominated for the National Dean's List. Recipients of the National Dean's List Scholarship are chosen by random search and each receives a $250 scholarship.

“The National Dean's List Scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to improving their communities,” explains Rod A. Risley, Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director. “Jeffrey exemplifies the outstanding students enrolled not only at Galveston College, but at community colleges everywhere.”

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, MS, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,200 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Pa1au, the British Virgin Islands and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.