News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Student Government Association officers traveled to Austin on February 4th along with 2,000 other community college students to be part of Texas Community College Student Day.  Pictured, from left to right are Kai Urushihara, Summer Rios, Representative Craig Eiland, Shaymayne Martinez, Julian Reyes and Student Activities Coordinator Geisu Lewis.

ESL Class Starts Tomorrow

The intermediate English as a Second Language course is for non-native speakers of English and increases competency in standard written English with a focus on intermediate grammar and writing skills. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning February 17th  and go through March 3rd from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The class cost $55 for 10 hours of instruction.  For additional information please call (409)944-1344.

Galveston College Hosts 2009 County Science Fair

Galveston College will host the 27th Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 28, 2009 in the Galveston College gymnasium and Fine Arts Center.  A cooperative effort of Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston and University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, the fair provides an opportunity for students to turn their creative and competitive energies into producing innovative scientific and engineering projects.  Students from different schools located throughout Galveston County share and learn from each other and their achievements are recognized through the awarding of certificates, trophies, prizes, savings bonds and scholarships.

Founded in 1983, approximately 350 students participate in the Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair each year.  Over ninety volunteer judges and organizers participate each year.  The exhibit area in the Galveston College gymnasium will be open to the public from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The Junior Division Awards Ceremony will be held at 2:15 p.m. and the 9th grade and Senior Division Awards Ceremony is at 4:00 p.m.

Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair co-chairs are Dr. Donna Lang of Texas A&M Galveston, Dr. Clifford Houston of University of Texas Medical Branch and Dr. James Salazar of Galveston College.  Committee members are Steve Conway, Dr. Melanie Lesko, John Merritt, Dr. Bill Seitz, Nyles Graham, Dr. Tom Linton, Ric Montelongo, Natalie Wiest, Dr. Patricia Seitz, Dr. Marguerite Sognier, Alicia Simmons, Sylvia Torres, Joe Huff, Sylvia Ojeda and Michelle Phillips.

Star Gazing for Beginners

It is always a thrill to see real planets, moons and stars in the nighttime sky.  In this class we will explore the heavens, learn about the constellations and actually view these objects through various telescopes.  The first class is two hours followed by a four hour evening observation class under the stars.  The first class will be held on Tuesday, February 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The second class will be the lab held on Tuesday, February 24th from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m.  This 6 hour class is offered at a cost of $30 and senior discounts do not apply.  There is no textbook required.  For additional information please call (409)944-1344.

Hip-Hop/Street Dance

This class will consist of beginner, intermediate and advanced body movements starting with a basic warm-up then moving into basic understanding of the raw elements and movements concerning hip-hop and street dancing.  Loose fitting clothes are required. 
This 10 hour class will meet on Wednesdays beginning March 25th  through May 27th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  This class costs $50 and no textbook is required.  For additional information please call (409)944-1344.

Health Care Programs at Galveston College

In partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. (CCI), Galveston College Division of Continuing Education is offering a variety of Health Care Professional Certification training programs.  Although the U.S. economy remains sluggish and the overall job market has not improved, the demand for health care staff and professionals is growing at a staggering rate.  These factors have created enormous job opportunities for individuals trained in leading health care professions.  Available to both working adults interested in a new career and current health care professionals, these exciting programs will help students prepare for the numerous jobs available to health care staff and professionals!  Call Galveston College Continuing Education at (409)944-1344 to register or call 1-866-505-3611 to receive additional information.