News Stories for the Week



Dr. Nathan Ivey, right, of the University of Texas at Dallas presented an award to Dr. Myles Shelton in honor of the Comet Connection partnership program between Galveston College and University of Texas at Dallas.  Comet Connection is a program that allows Galveston College students to transfer to UTD to earn a 4 year degree.

Galveston College Students Join Others In Austin February 4th

Galveston College students representing leaders in the Student Government Association and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society traveled to the Austin capitol on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 for Texas Community College Day.  The Galveston College students joined over 2,000 community college students from all over Texas who went to visit Texas State Senators and Representatives and talked to them about the need for increased community college funding and other areas of student interest.

Texas community colleges provide higher education for 54% of all students in college in Texas yet community colleges receive only 12% of all state higher education funding.  Student leaders went to the capitol with convincing statistics about community colleges involvement in workforce development that provide the bulk of trained professional in jobs like nursing, emergency medical services, welding, biotechnology technicians, policemen, firemen, process technology workers, hotel managers and automotive or air conditioner repair professionals among others.

The first Texas Community College Student Day was held in February of 2005 and the student’s concerns have been well received all three sessions that community college students have traveled to Austin.

How To Get Your Items In The Newspaper

If you submit items for your church, school, business or other organization to a local news publication and could use some insight on improving your skills, attend this three-part class on how to prepare items for publication.  Dr. Dale Taylor, a journalism professor at Galveston College, guides you through the preparation of briefs, short features and photographs.  A brief overview of types of news included.  Class will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. beginning February 17th through March 3rd.  The class cost $25 and no textbook is required.  For additional information please call (409)944-1344.

Art Legacies Program Continues

The Art Legacies exhibits will continue to be on display through March 27. Gallery hours are from Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, contact Galveston College Gallery Coordinator Beth Thomas at or (409) 944-1309.

Probate Law Next Legal Update at Galveston College

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Bar Association and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, continues its 2009 Critical Legal Updates for Individuals and Businesses series on Wednesday, February 18th.  The session covering “Probate Law” will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Galveston College Cyber Café in the Learning Resources Center.  Participants should register but there is no charge for the session.  For information or to register please contact the Galveston College Continuing Education Division by email at or call (409)944-1344