News Stories for the Week




Galveston College’s new Student Government Association recently elected officers for the coming year.  Pictured from left to right are Ryan Gainer, At Large Representative; Geoff Lingard, President; Alicia Yust, Vice President; Ashley Nicole Felton, Secretary; Oscar Duarte, Treasurer.  Not pictured: Connie Maza, Regional Representative.

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

Galveston College Upward Bound Program Recruiting Rising 9th Grade Students

Galveston College Upward Bound Program is a federally funded TRIO Program through the Department of Education.  It is a college preparatory program designed to serve first generation college students who have financial and academic need.  A first generation college student is one whose parents have not obtained a four-year degree from college.  Students must be a U.S. citizen or in the process of filing for permanent residency.
Students must also be planning to enroll at Ball High School.

Students are provided with services that will assist them in generating the skills and the motivation necessary to enter and earn a bachelors degree from college.  A few examples of the services that are provided to students are mentoring, weekly tutoring, academic, career, and personal advisement, college visits, career exploration, social, cultural and academic enrichment activities, college admissions assistance, financial aid and scholarship assistance. 

For information contact the TRIO – Upward Bound Office at 409-944-1254 or visit Galveston College R286 for an application.  You may also download an application from and return to R286.

The deadline to submit completed applications is May 18, 2007.

Galveston College Announces Kids’ College 2007

Galveston College’s Continuing Education Division has announced plans for two summer sessions of classes in their Kids’ College Program.  Session I is from June 4 until June 21 and Session II is from July 9 to July 26.  Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at a cost of $45 for each class.  Camps meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a cost of $85.
The courses and camps are for students ages 6 through 12.  Camps include Basketball, Art, Weird Science, Indoor Soccer, Victory Cheerleading.  In addition, six new and exciting Camps have been added to the schedule. They include Football, Speaking with Style, Computer and Recreation, Dance, Piano & Voice, and Percussion 101. Camps are 4 hours and students can take more than one camp in each Session.  Camps are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. until12:00 p.m. and 1:00 until 5:00 p.m.  Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Classes consist of Fun Art!, Art Under Construction, Come Create, PowerPoint Pizzazz, Invisible Science, Ooey Gooey Science, Mixtures Galore, Math Madness, Edible Math, Don’t Count It Out, Spanish, Creative Writing, Ready To Read,  Beginning Piano, Lil Chess Champs, Fashion Modeling, Hip Hop Dance,  Kickboxing, Pilates and Nutrition, Horticulture, Space Exploration, Math Studies Hands-on, and Study Smart.  New Classes include:  Computer Fun, “Can You Hear Me Now”, Kids in the Kitchen, Snack Shack, Math Magic, Bringing Reading to Life, Hip Hop and Dr. Seuss, and Chemistry for Kids.  Register by phone before May 31, 2007.  Call (409) 944-1344 or (409) 944-1347 for more information.