News Stories for the Week



Galveston College student Monique Medina won a $500 scholarship in the University of Houston Clear Lake’s “Hispanics Celebrating Our Elders” essay competition.  Medina wrote a story about her and her grandfather, Benjamin Acosta.  Medina and her grandfather, pictured above, will be honored in a ceremony and photo/essay exhibit unveiling of Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bayou Building’s Atrium I & II on the UH-Clear lake campus.

Galveston College Hosts Culinary Luncheon

Galveston College’s Chef Paul Mendoza is excited to announce that reservations are now being taken for the upcoming Fall Culinary Luncheon. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Culinary Scholarship Program. The Luncheon will be held on Friday, September 28 at 11:30 am in the Galveston College Atrium.

The luncheon will be hosted by Chef Paul Mendoza and the Culinary and Hospitality students and will feature a delectable International menu of:  Mezze platter with selection of three Middle East appetizers, Spanish Chicken with Catalan Picada, rice salad, and vegetable, and a Swedish Mazarintarta (Almond Raspberry Tart).

The public is invited and seating is limited. The cost is $15.00 per person. For reservation or more information, please contact Belinda Bales at (409) 944-1291 or

Lecture Series:  Voices for Women

Galveston College’s Fall 2007 lecture series  titled “Voices for Women” will focus on women in work, race, and leadership.  The lectures will be held in Fine Arts Room 207 on the Galveston College Campus beginning at 7:00 p.m. The first lecture is scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2007 and will highlight women, work and the glass ceiling.
The first lecture, “Women, Work and the Glass Ceiling” will be presented by Dr. Paul V. Martorana, a professor in the management department of the University of Texas at Austin who has done research on women and the glass ceiling.  Dr. Martorana has received a Faculty Fellowship Award from the Center for Women and Gender Studies and UT Austin.  Among his research projects is “Power, Emotion and Voice: Individual Reactions and Responses to Societal Myths Concerning a Stereotyped Group.”  He will speak to the challenges that women face in the business world with a view to how far they have come.  Dr. Martorana will address solutions such as mentorship programs.  A question and answer period will follow.

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.
Additionally, this 100 contact hour course includes and 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. Textbooks are included in the tuition.
Prerequisites: Students should have taken math and science in high school. High School Diploma or GED is required. Classes begin October 8, 2007 and will be held from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Background check is required.  For additional information call (409)944-1344.

Pharmacy Technician Certification

This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospital, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Textbooks are included in the tuition.
Prerequisites: Students should have taken math and science in high school. High School Diploma or GED is required. Classes begin June 11, 2007, and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Background check is required.  For additional information call (409)944-1344