News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Regents Chairman Carl Kelly, left, and Interim President Dr. William R. Auvenshine, right congratulates Beth Thomas, Associate Professor of Fine Arts on being chosen as an Exceptional Service Awardee for 2006-2007. Thomas was also recognized for fifteen years of service to the forty year old Island community college.

Summer II Classes at Galveston College Start July 16

Galveston College will offer summer session II six week classes beginning July 16. Open registration will be held Thursday, July 16 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Summer session II class offerings include Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, German, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Reading and Vocational Nursing.

Five new courses have been added to the second summer session. The new courses include Principles of Accounting, College Physics II, Sociology, Introduction to Nursing Process and EMT Basic Recertification. Visit the Galveston College website at for a complete listing of days and times for the new courses. For more information call 409-944-4242.

Blood Drive

Galveston College Student Activities Council will host a blood drive and bone marrow registry drive on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The blood mobile will be stationed at 39th Street and Q1/2 on the College’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q.

Whitecaps to host Prospect/Evaluation Camp

The Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball team is hosting a prospect/evaluation camp on Thursday, June 28 to recruit new players for the upcoming 2007-2008 season. Head Baseball Coach Javier Solis will begin evaluating players for various field positions at 10:00 a.m. Pitchers will be evaluated at 12:00 p.m. There is a $30 standard fee with an additional $50 fee for a full evaluation. All fees must be paid on arrival.  Please make checks payable to Galveston College Baseball. For more information contact Javier Solis, Galveston College Whitecaps Head Baseball Coach at 409-944-1312.

Summer II Kids’ College

Galveston College’s Continuing Education Division is currently registering for their second summer session of their Kids’ College Program.  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 children ages 6 through 12.  Camps include Basketball, Art, Weird Science, Indoor Soccer, and 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 four 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.