News Stories for the week



The first annual Rob Brasier Memorial Award was presented on Saturday, April 12, 2008, to Whitecaps baseball player Andrew Whittington.  The award was established by Rob Brasier’s family to honor the baseball player with the highest grade point average with a cash award of $1000 and in remembrance of Rob Brasier, a national merit scholar who played baseball at Ball High School and the University of Washington.  Pictured, left to right are Joe Huff, Galveston College Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation; Rob’s mother Anne Brasier; recipient Andrew Whittington; Rob’s dad Dr. Allan Brasier; Rob’s sister Karen Brasier and Whitecaps coach Javier Solis.

Whitecaps Woman’s Softball Ranked Sixth in Nation

The Galveston College Whitecaps Women’s softball team is currently ranked sixth in the United States and climbing.  The team’s overall record is 40 wins and 4 losses and the Whitecaps have clinched the Region XIV championship for the second year in a row.  The Whitecaps are the number one seed in the six team regional tournament that will be held in Brenham, Texas beginning May 1st.  The regional winner will go directly to the sixteen team NJCAA National Tournament as the Region XIV representative.  The national tournament begins may 15th in Lake City, Florida.

Early Registration for Summer and Fall

Galveston College begins early registration for the Summer and Fall semesters 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 and Vocational Nursing.

The first summer session classes begin on Monday, June 2, 2008.  The Fall semester classes begin Monday, August 25, 2008.

Biotechnology Summit Set

The Galveston College Biotechnology Program, UTMB Office of Educational Outreach, East Texas Health Education Center, Coastal Area Health Education Center, San Jacinto Aerospace and Biotechnology Academy, Texas A&M-Galveston and BioGalveston will present the Biotechnology Career Fair on May 10, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event will be held in the Hermes Fitness Center at the Galveston College main campus.  Students will attend seminars, participate in hands-on activities and have the opportunity to participate in a Crime Scene Investigation. All participants who correctly solve the case will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

The Biotechnology Education Summit and Training is sponsored by the Galveston College Foundation, San Jacinto Aerospace & Biotechnology Academy and Texas Workforce Commission’s Meeting Industries’ Critical Workforce Needs Biotechnology Grant.

Styles for Success Fashion Show

Galveston College Office Administration program will host a “Styles for Success” Fashion Show on April 24, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. on campus in room FA-207.  Students in Office Administration, Continuing Education, and Upward Bound/Trio programs will organize and produce this event focusing on appropriate business office attire.  This project will provide the students the opportunity to gain knowledge of the importance of personal appearance, attitude, self-esteem, and proper attire in a business environment; work in a team environment and develop organizational and time management skills; acquire interpersonal skills, communication skills, and values needed to seek and retain employment; and utilize skills in working within a budget and meeting deadlines.

The fashion show is open to the public and refreshments will be served.  If an organization or business would like to participate by providing fashions or make-up and hair styling services, we would appreciate you support.  For information, please call or email Marie Eliaz, Project Coordinator at 409-944-1336 or email