News Stories for the Week


Dr. William Auvenshine, Galveston College Interim President, recently addressed Professor of Government Theron Waddell’s Texas Government students on the College’s legislative priorities for the 80th Legislature in 2007. Auvenshine has over 40 years of  teaching and higher education administration experience at all levels of the educational spectrum.

Galveston College Offers Course in Hospitality Customer Services

Galveston College’s Continuing Education Division is offering a course in Hospitality Customer Services that may be ideal for individuals wanting to enter the growing tourism and hospitality industry. It is also highly recommended for regional hotel, tourism and restaurant managers who may want on site training for their various work groups.
The course explores the process of providing good customer service. It includes recognition of the customer base and identification and fulfillment of customer needs. Participants will also learn the history of Galveston Island, Texas.
The course is being offered February 5, 7 12, 14 and 19 from 6:00 until 8 p.m. at a cost of $50 per student. Classes can also be arranged for on site training at local attractions, hotels or restaurants. For more information call (409)944-1344.
Foundation Provides Nurse Assistant Scholarships

The Galveston College Foundation has provided a limited number of scholarships for Nurse Assistant students to help meet the demand for nurse assistants in the Galveston County workforce. For more information call Sheryle Jackson at (409) 944-1342.

Ballroom Dance for Seniors

This is a new class for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with ballroom dances or need a refresher. Participants will experience the fun of dancing, being with new and old friends. Learn Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Swing. The class is being offered on Mondays from February 5 through February 26. Additional classes will be offered each month. For more information call 409-944-1344.

Dental Assisting Program

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The Dental Assisting program will cover key areas and topics exposing the student to both classroom and laboratory hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting. Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization and charting. The laboratory instruction allows the student to experience the “feel” of working in a dental suite. The student will learn the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. Practical experience includes tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements This 100 contact hour course includes an 8 hour Health Care Provider CPR certification course and covers the relevant material necessary to prepare students to take the 3 State of Texas “Registered Dental Assistant (RDT)” Exams I, II & III. For more information call Sheryle Jackson at (409) 944-1342.