News Stories for the Week




Leadership Galveston Spring 2008 graduates completed their program on April 4th on Galveston Island.  Pictured, first row left to right are Amanda Ross, Sand ‘N Sea Properties; Diana Davison, UTMB Community Health Services; Cesar Hernandez, Hometown Bank of Galveston and Dr. Robert Nelson, retired anesthesiologist.  Second row: Barbara Zimmerman, Sand ‘N Sea Properties; Robert Fearrington, Texas Gas Service and Teri Wenglein-Callender, community activist and volunteer.  Last row: Ron Pearrow, finance investor; Joe Huff, Leadership Institute coordinator Galveston College; Carlos Orellana, Galveston Institute; Erin Toberman, ENR Consulting; Robert Callies, Moody Gardens and Judy Wilkie, Galveston Historical Foundation.

Galveston College Students Selected for Aerospace Scholars Program

Six students have been selected to participate as team members in the College Aerospace program from Galveston College.  Team members are Michael Alaris, Jerry Allen, Elizabeth Bishop, Kalle Christiansen, Alexander Grayling and Trevor Leinbach.  Students from Galveston College physics professor Klaus Adam’s class have participated in the College Aerospace Scholars program for several years.  The students visit NASA headquarters in Houston April 3rd through 5th and experience simulated space flight and other maneuvers in aerospace training.

Early Registration for Summer, April 21

Galveston College begins early registration for the Summer I and II sessions on Monday, April 21, 2008.  Registration hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 

Classes being offered for the Summer semesters include Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computers in Health Care, Computerized Tomography, Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts/Chef Training, Drama, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, English, German, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics,  Medical Terminology, Music, Nuclear medicine Technology, Office Administration, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Reading, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Speech, Surgical Technology, Vocational Nursing,

The first summer session classes begin on Monday, June 2, 2008. University bound students who plan to register for summer courses at Galveston College should apply now.

Galveston College Offers New Program in Respiratory Care

Galveston College has partnered with the University of Texas Medical Branch to offer a degree in Respiratory Care. This innovative program offers a unique opportunity for students interested in a respiratory care career to enroll in introductory courses at Galveston College. Respiratory care is uniquely suited for students interested in direct patient care since it allows them to treat patients from all age groups while rotating through different patient care units within hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and rehabilitation facilities.

Accepted students will attend Galveston College where they will complete the requirements for an associate of arts degree. They will then enter the baccalaureate respiratory care program at the UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences. Students may be eligible for a work/school program and scholarships once they move to UTMB.

The class will be offered during the Summer I semester on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. until 4:50 p.m. for 10 weeks.  For more information contact Jameeka Williams, Allied Health Advisor, at 409-944-1252.