News Stories for the Week



The Leadership Galveston 2008 class in underway with twelve new candidates.  Pictured from left to right are Judy Wilkie, Galveston Historical Foundation; Joe Huff, coordinator; Robert Nelson, retired anesthesiologist; Cesar Hernandez, Hometown Bank of Galveston; Amanda Ross, Sand ‘N Sea Properties; Robert Callies, Moody Gardens; Diana Davison, University of Texas Medical Branch; Carlos Orellana, Galveston Institute; Erin Toberman, ENR Consulting; Ronald Pearrow, Finance; Teri Wenglein-Callender, Community Activist; Robert Fearrington, Texas Gas Service; Not pictured is Barbara Zimmerman of Sand ‘N Sea Properties.

Foundation Recognizes Retiring Board Members

On January 31, 2008 the Galveston College foundation Board of Directors recognized four former Directors for their service Retiring after serving full six year terms were foundation Chair Susan Broll, Vice Chair Freddie Black and Nominating committee Chair David Murphy.  Stepping down after serving a three year term was Foundation Treasurer Jimmy Rasmussen.

The four retiring foundation directors received a South Jetty lighthouse plaque and a Galveston College Foundation shirt bearing the purple and teal lighthouse logo of the Foundation.  The Galveston College Foundation has twenty-one members on its Board of Directors.  The current chairman is Dr. Al LeBlanc, Vice Chairman is Marian Thomas, Treasurer is Rabbi Jimmy Kessler and Secretary is Dr. Rosalinda Morales.

Galveston  College to Salute Black History

Galveston College Student Activities are 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.

Eleven Years of Building Bridges to Success at Galveston College

Building Bridges to Success is a TRiO Student Support Services program funded by the Department of Education for first generation and low income Galveston College students. TRiO programs have existed across the United States for over forty years and the BBS program at Galveston College began in 1997. Since then it has served over 800 students by assisting with advisement and registration, providing tutoring and book loans, offering financial aid information and a supportive environment, and encouraging students to stay in school until they graduate and/or transfer. Applications are current being accepted. For more information call 409-944-1298.

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