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Galveston College representatives recently visited the offices of Texas State Senator Kyle Janek during the recent Texas Community College Student Day at the Capitol in Austin. Pictured from left are Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and the Galveston College Foundation; Security Officer Richard Roller; student representatives Alicia Yust, Jeremiah Oliver, Charles McVey, Geoff Lingard, George Enriques, Oscar Durter; Student Activities Coordinator Geisu Lewis; student Jarvis Givens and Galveston College Interim President Dr. William R. Auvenshine.

Community Colleges Are Essential

The fifty community college districts in Texas had 1,700 students and administrative representatives converge on the Texas State Capitol on Thursday, February 22, 2007 to celebrate Texas Community College Student Day and to carry the message to the legislature that community colleges are essential to the future of the citizens and the communities that they serve.  A special insert in this month’s Texas Monthly magazine, that was created as an informational piece by the community college public relations professionals of the Gulf Coast region, preceded the travel to Austin giving legislators a heads up that this is the session for the community college.

The fifty community college districts in Texas provide accessible, affordable, quality higher education to more than 70% of all first-time college students. The districts themselves account for $13.47 billion in all annual earnings – the equivalent of 351,530 jobs. Texas community colleges have also been shown to provide students with an attractive 26.1% annual return on their investment of time and money.

Your local community college asks you to support all the community colleges of Texas with your voice. You can partner with your local community college to provide training for your business. You can help support community college students by providing a scholarship. For more information on Galveston College visit or

Introduction to Welding Fundamentals

An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel  burning and SMAW  welding  of  carbon steel plate, basic nomenclature of carbon steel welding consumables, carbon steel metallurgy  with welding, grinding  and cutting safety emphasized. Open entry, open exit. Students must wear long sleeve shirt, steel-toed boots and cap. Classes begin March 19, 2007 and are held Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information call Jeff Gordon at 944-1346.

Introduction to Cycling

While riding a bike is something most learned as kids, as adults, it seems reasonable that we can just jump on our bike a few times and be ready to go, right? Wrong! Becoming a competent cyclist takes a little refresher training and practice to develop good riding skills. This class will discuss the following: bicycle fit and selection, highway laws governing, safety and security, equipment, accessories and clothing, riding technique, riding in Galveston and resources for riding in adjacent areas, starting-out and conditioning/training. The class will conclude with an optional ride in Galveston. Classes begin March 24, 2007 and are held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1364.

Basic Internet

Introduction to the Internet includes E-mail, home page, and how to perform basic research to address your needs. E-mail is a great way to keep in touch with everyone. Tuition cost is $60. Classes begin April 10, 2007 and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1364.