News Stories for the Week



Galveston College President Dr. William Auvenshine presents a Whitecaps jacket to hospitality management student Brenda Roby. The exclusive Whitecaps jacket was raffled by the GC Foundation as part of an “Education Works” campaign to raise funds to match a community development block grant award that provides scholarships for workforce programs.

Galveston College Names Exceptional Service Winners

Galveston College recently named exceptional service employees for the year at a packed event held at Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston.  Exceptional service awards are given each year to employees nominated by their colleagues among the 160 full-time personnel at the local community college.

Classified staff, consisting of clerical, maintenance and support staff, received three exceptional service awards recognizing JoAnn Buentello, Jose Garcia and Tia Campbell.  Full time faculty receiving awards were Kenda Josselet, Beth Thomas and Klaus Adam.  The adjunct faculty award winner was Rabbi Jimmy Kessler and the professional staff award winner was Mary Lee Guthier.  Administrative staff members are not eligible for awards.

Years of service awards were also presented.  Five year service awards were given to Belinda Bales, Bobby Brown, Hubert Callahan, Daniel Gebreselasie, Jeff Gordon, Sandra Martinez, Andrew Moon, Eva Osorio, Erma Phillips.  A 15 year service award was presented to Beth Thomas.  A twenty year service award was given to Sylvia Ojeda.  Linda Kelley and Becky Roark received 25 year service awards and Jose Garcia received a 30 year award.

2007 Summer Mini-Semester May 14 - 31, 2007

Galveston College is offering a Summer Mini Semester from May 14 – 31. Courses include Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing Process, Computers in Health Care, Microcomputer Applications, Crime in America, Composition II, Introduction to Humanities, Basic Math, Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Medical Terminology, and Public Speaking. All mini-semester courses are held weekdays Monday-Thursday beginning Monday, May 14, 2007.

Students who are currently enrolled at Galveston College can register for the Summer 2007 Mini-Semester by logging in to Campus Online, from April 23 through May 11. Students must complete Late Registration by 7:00 p. m. on May 15, 2007 in person only. New, previously enrolled, or transfer students need to contact the Office of Admission prior to registering for classes. Early Registration begins April 23, 2007. For more information about fees, special man¬datory orientations, and class times, call 409-944-1220 or visit online at

Schedules Available

The 2007 Summer and Fall Semester class schedules are now available online and in hard copy. Please visit to view the schedule online. Call (409) 944-1302 to have a copy sent to your business or residence.

Leadership Galveston 2007 Deadline September 7

The Leadership Galveston program was revived during 1995 as a project of Galveston College's Leadership Institute in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. The Leadership Galveston members now boast over 300 former graduates of diverse backgrounds and experiences that studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston in previous leadership classes between 1984-1990 and 1995 - 2005.

The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program on the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to provide motivation for the leadership candidates to become involved in Galveston's future.

Its objectives are to: (1) acquaint participants with Galveston's history, government, economy and resources along with the problems and challenges facing the City; (2) offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current leaders and decision makers; and (3) encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership roles.

Acceptance in 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 face Galveston and those that will arise in the coming years. Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet the challenges.

Dates: Fridays – September 21, October 5, October 19, November 9, November 30, and December 7. The cost is $325 per registrant.  For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302.