News Stories for the Week



 Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton accepts a year-end $1000 gift from Texas Gas Service, Operations Manager Bobby Enriquez.  Both Bobby Enriquez and his wife are graduates of Galveston College and Bobby currently serves on the Galveston College Foundation Board of Directors.

Galveston  College to Salute Black History

Galveston College Student Activities is sponsoring a Black History Month program on Monday, February 4, 2008, in Moody Hall Room 220 at 5:00 p.m.  Actress-Educator Melissa Waddy-Thibodeaux will provide a Rosa Parks reenactment.  Outside of Moody Hall Room 220 will be a display of artifacts and information on the “Resurrection of Harriet Tubman” and a Military Women’s Exhibit.

Whitecaps Season Opens

The 2008 Galveston College Whitecaps women’s softball season will open on Friday, February 1, 2008 at the west end softball field as the 11th ranked community college softball team will face last year’s national champion Chipola Community College from Marianna, Florida.  The game starts at 1:00 p.m.  The Whitecaps team features nineteen players fourteen of which are freshmen.  Local Galveston talent playing for the Whitecaps softball team is O’Connell Consolidated graduate Mollye Mlcak.

Mini-Semester Offered

Galveston College will offer a three week mini-semester beginning May 12.  Courses that are featured will be Art Appreciation, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing Process, Microcomputer Applications I, Computers in Healthcare, Introduction to Humanities, Medical Terminology, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Keyboarding, Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy, College Physics and social Problems.

Students who are currently enrolled at Galveston College can register for the Spring 2008 Mini-Semester by logging on to Campus Online from April 21st through May 9th .  Students must complete late Registration by 7:00 p.m. on May 12, 2008 in person only.  New, previously enrolled or transfer students need to contact the Office of Admissions prior to registering for classes.  Early Registration begins April 21st.  For more information about fees, special mandatory orientations, and class times, call 409-944-1220 or visit online at

Galveston County Science Engineering Fair February 16

Galveston College, Texas A&M Galveston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, will co-host the 26th Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair to be held on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the Texas A&M Galveston campus on Pelican Island. The Fair draws students, teachers, volunteer judges, sponsors and parents from throughout the Galveston County area. Students in middle and high schools compete for scholarships, cash prizes and trophies that go to winners in senior and junior categories. Interested parents and students should consult with science teachers in Galveston County middle and high schools or just visit

Dreamkeeper Fund

The Galveston College Foundation had created the Dreamkeepers Fund to request contributions that will be used in making emergency grants or loans to students who face particular personal, medical, housing, child care, utility and transportation difficulties that may prevent their continuation in higher education programs.  A donation of $1000 by individuals, corporations or organizations provides lifelong membership to the Dreamkeepers Society.  Any donated amount is appreciated.  For more information please call (409)944-1302.