News Stories for the Week




Galveston College was recently invited to compete in the annual Chili Cookoff at Texas A&M Galveston. Using a recipe of Laury Beth Huff consisting of tenderized stew meat, hamburger, kidney beans and chili powder, Galveston College Chef Pete Mitchell utilized his Ball High students to brew up the chili that took first place out of nine teams on the Texas A&M campus. Pictured from left to right are Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, Ball High Culinary students Amanda Newell, Staci Deppe, Ryan Arredondo, Kristopher Demauhet, Jyreka Newbill, Andrea Polanco, Crystal Jones, Lauren Marinos, Jessica Raeke, Roland Gomory, Kristina Van Ness and Chef Pete Mitchell.

Galveston College to Host Career Fair

Galveston College will be hosting a career fair scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Hermes Fitness Center.  This is the perfect opportunity to meet potential employers, fill out applications and provide them with resumes.  Some of the organizations attending are City of Galveston HR Department, Department of Assistive/Rehabilitative Services, Devereux Texas Treatment Network, Edgewater Retirement Community, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Eye Masters, Houston Police Department Recruiting Unit, Kelly Services, Manthra Health Care Staffing, Rainforest Café, Schlitterbahn Waterpark-Galveston Island, Sherwin-Williams Coastal District Office, Sodexho, Target, Texas Army National Guard, Texas Gas Service, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, The San Luis Resort, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Transitional Learning Center, U.S. Marines Recruiting Office, U.S. Navy, UTMB/Human Resources, Vista Community Medical Center, Vocational Guidance Services, Walgreen Drug Stores and Wyndham (Galvez) Hotels.  The deadline for vendor registration is March 28, 2008.  The career fair is free and open to the general public.  For more information please call (409)944-1220.

Galveston College to Sponsor Spring Festival

Galveston College plans to sponsor a Spring Festival on April 3, 2008.  The festival will be held on Beacon Square at 39th and Avenue Q on the Galveston College campus.  Festival hours are from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and many of the displays and performances will feature cultural enhancements for students and visitors.  The general public is invited to attend.

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 orientations, and class times, call 409-944-1220 or visit online at

Galveston College Sociology hosts LEAP Presenter

Galveston College Sociology class will welcome Russ Jones, speaker for LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), for a discussion on how the racially biased drug laws have failed and why drugs should be treated as a medical issue rather than a law enforcement issue.  Mr. Jones has spent ten years as a narcotics detective, served on a DEA task force and studied drug problems and policies in the former Soviet Union and China.   This event will be held on March 5, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. in room M-220 on the main campus.  For more information please contact John Nelson at (409)944-1264.

Transfer Day

Galveston College will offer Transfer Day on Tuesday, March 4th from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Moody Hall Lobby at the 4015 Avenue Q college campus.  Universities planning to attend the Transfer Day event include Prairie View A&M University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Houston-Victoria, University of Texas at Dallas, Lamar University, Texas Tech University, Texas State University San Marcos, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Stephen F. Austin University, UTMB School of Nursing, Texas Southern University, Texas A&M-Galveston and Sam Houston State University.  The Transfer Day event is sponsored by the Galveston College Student Government Association.