News Stories for the week



Pictured above is the 2009 Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team.  Back Row: Javier Solis, Head Baseball Coach; Chad Richard, Orange, TX; Hernand Hernandez, Crosby, TX; Tyler Fiebrich, Manor, TX; Gabriel Cardenas, Rosenberg, TX; Dustin Lloyd, Friendswood, TX; Brock Vinson, Henderson, TX; Dan Lazarou, Newmarket; Ontario, Canada; Trevor Pistler, Anderson, TX; Zach Boulanger, Houston, TX; Jarad Ramirez, Blessing, TX; Ryan Sampere, Nederland, TX; Scott Pasket, Anderson, TX; Coby Miller, Sulphur, LA; Craig Smitherman, Humble, TX; and Assistant Baseball Coach O.J. King.
Front Row ;  Tyler Magliolo, Dickinson, TX; Brandon Campbell, Aledo, TX; Adam Sullivan, Norman, OK; Aaron Buchanan, Houston, TX; Collin Hetzler, Aledo, TX; Justin Gibson, Aledo, TX; Corti Wilson, Baytown, TX; Ryan Williams, Kingwood, TX; and Kyler Brady, Littleton, CO.

Galveston College Completes United Way Employee Campaign

Galveston College faculty and staff recently completed the annual United Way campaign in December 2008.  Seventy-eight employees contributed $12,788 as part of the State Employees Charitable Campaign.  Last year Galveston College’s United Way Campaign claimed the highest per capita gift award for it’s number of employees.

Essentials of Kite Building

When they tell you to go fly a kite, you will be able to do it with style after this course.  Students will learn the art of sewing, building and flying kites.  Topics covered include building basic paper kites, Japanese style kites, simple box kites, the Ben Franklin kite, delta and sled kites.  Kite flying is fun for the whole family whether on the beach, in your neighborhood or participating in area kite festivals.  Students should begin building a tool kit with pencil, scissors, notebook, markers and ruler.  Students will be given a list of materials for the class which will be on Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning February 11th until March 5th from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  The class cost $50 for 12 hours of instruction.  For additional information please call (409)944-1344.

Introduction to Microcomputers and Windows

This hands-on course is designed for those who know absolutely nothing about computers.  You will learn basic functions, terminology, use of the mouse and navigating Microsoft Windows applications.  Students review software in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a presentation program as well as sending email.  This is a twelve hour course will be held on Thursdays beginning March 3rd through  March 26th from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and no textbook is required. The cost for the class is $60.  For additional information please call (409)944-1344.

Galveston College Offers Aerospace Scholars Program

Galveston College students who have a strong interest in science, technology, engineering or math should register for the College Aerospace Scholars Program to be held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on April 16th through 18th.  Deadline for student registration is February 20th and there are 15 spaces available.  Students interested in registering should be 18 years or older, a U.S. resident, a Texas resident and a community college student.  Students who are chosen to participate will complete a four hour web assignment that educates on NASA missions and objectives, microgravity, conditions in lunar and Martian atmosphere and building a rover for exploration.  Students must commit to stay in the program Thursday, April 16th through Saturday, April 18th.   Lodging and food are provided free in Clear Lake City.  Call Professor of Chemistry Klaus Adam at (409)944-1273 or register online at