News Stories for the Week



Galveston College hosted seven Japanese college students as part of the City of Galveston’s recent Niigata, Japan Sister City visit February 23 through March 3. Above, the seven students from the Niigata Airplane, International and Resort College are photographed with Cristina Cardenas’s Speech Communications class after a session on nonverbal communications.

 Janice Stanton Scholarship Honors Former Regent

Former Galveston College Regents Janice Stanton retired from service to the Board of Regents after 21 years in the Spring of 2004. The Board of Directors of the Galveston College Foundation and the Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District hosted a “You Mean the World to Us” dinner salute upon her retirement that helped create the Janice D. Stanton Scholarship.

The scholarship is being offered for the first time in the amount of $500 for the 2006-2007 college academic year. Over $60,000 in named scholarships are available in addition to the free tuition Universal Access program available to local high school, GED and home schooled graduates. Call the Financial Aid Office at (409) 944-1235 for more information.

 Galveston College Spring Break

Galveston College's Spring Break will be observed March 13 through March 19. The Office of the President, located on the second floor of Moody Hall, will be open to accept Board of Regents Election applications. All applications must be turned in Monday, March 13, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Classes and offices hours resume Monday, March 20, at 8:00 a.m.

 Gallery Hosts Photography Exhibition

The Galveston College Fine Arts Gallery currently features the photography exhibition, Found, then Lost: Photographs of the Misplaced through March 31, 2006. The Fine Arts Gallery of Galveston College is located on the third floor of the Fine Arts building at the 4015 Avenue Q main campus. The artists were selected for their use of found objects in the creation of their photographs for uncommon depictions of surreal, fantastic, and scientific narratives.

The artists, who teach art in various Texas university art programs, include Robin Germany, Leighton McWilliams, Dick Lane and Irma Sizer. The Galveston College Fine Arts Gallery is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

 Beacon Square Bricks Deadline June 1, 2006

Galveston College is selling bricks or pavers for the new Beacon Square Development. The deadline for brick purchases is June 1, 2006. The College’s Vision Statement-“Galveston College, a beacon of light guiding lifelong learning”-has inspired the development of Beacon Square. Beacon Square will provide a walkway entry featuring the South Jetty Lighthouse cupola at 39th Street and Avenue Q. You have an opportunity to be a lasting part of the front entrance of Galveston College, near an important piece of Galveston History. The South Jetty Lighthouse was located two miles from Galveston Island from 1916 to 2000 until a storm toppled it. Through a lease with the U.S. Coast Guard, the restored lighthouse cupola will soon be part of the Galveston College campus. As part of the College’s expansion project, bricks will be placed around the cupola and at the entrance of 39th Street and Avenue Q that will have names inscribed by laser. The bricks may also be used to honor or remember friends and family, businesses or other organizations. Walkway pavers are available for individual, organization or corporate sponsors from $100 to $800. For more information contact Joe Huff at (409) 944-1302 or

Whitecaps Baseball and Softball

The Galveston College men’s baseball team will face San Jacinto College on March 15, 2006 at home at 7:00 p.m. at Whitecaps/Tor field. The Galveston College women’s softball team will face Lamar State College on March 15, 2006, at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at airport softball field. Come out and root for the Whitecaps.

Galveston College Offers Scholarships for Fall 2006, Spring 2007

In addition to Pell Grants, Texas Grants, the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access Program, Galveston College offers over $60,000 in named Scholarships.  Most of the scholarships listed may be applied for by contacting the Galveston College Financial Aid Office on the first floor of Moody Hall. The awards are made for the 2006-2007 year covering the fall and spring semesters. 

Scholarship Filing:  Deadline for Application – April 18, 2006, 5:00 p.m.

  • Marionette Beyah Memorial Scholarship ($500), 1
  • Ben S. And Marjorie H. Brown Trust Scholarship ($500), 1
  • Joan Cannady/Laura Mae Elrod Scholarship ($350.00), 2
  • Culinary Scholarship ($500.00), 2
  • Coca Cola Scholarship ($350.00), 4
  • William Maury Darst Memorial Scholarship ($500, 2
  • John Parker Davie Trust Scholarship ($500), 6
  • Easter, Wilson Memorial Scholarship ( $350), 1
  • Edmonds / Nelson / Craft/ Parker Scholarship ($200), 1
  • Emergency Medical Services ($1,700) 7
  • Galveston College Scholars ($500), 2
  • Greenwood / Mills / Pattinson Scholarship ($500), 2
  • Drs. Eric and Octavia Hall Scholarship ($1,297), 10
  • Health Programs Scholarship ($396), 1
  • Hermes-Jordan Athletic Scholarship ($500), 1
  • Michael Hodge Memorial Scholarship ($400), 1
  • Houston Metropolitan Area Diagnosticians Scholarship ($750), 2
  • Jean Morgan /Buell Humphries/Sister Mary Agnesita Memorial ($300), 2
  • Lambdin Scholarship ($600) 7
  • George Marinos Memorial Scholarship ($378) 1
  • Clelie Ann Moore Ceramics Scholarship ($200) 1
  • Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Murillo ($350) 3
  • Lovelace, McDaniel, Nielson , Patton Memorial Scholarship ($200) 1
  • Regents Scholarship ($500) 4
  • Janice D. Stanton ($500) 1
  • Jean Thompson Psychology Scholarship ($500) 1
  • Tommy Smith Music Scholarship ($300) 1
  • Rudy Tomjanovich Scholarship   ($1,100) 10
  • University Federal Credit Union   ($250) 2
  • Patrick Stinson Memorial Scholarship ($300) 2
Customer Service Skills (ITSC 1044)

Students will learn how to effectively communicate with customers and co-workers, customerservice principles, troubleshooting and solution oriented techniques. Course number: 3050; March 24-May 12; Fridays; 5:30-7:00 pm.

Nurse Assistant (NURA 1001)

Preparation for entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident's rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team. Students are required to attend a CPR Level C (health care provider) class to be scheduled by the instructor. Students must enroll concurrently in Nurse Aide Clinical (NURA 1060) to complete the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. The course fee includes certification test, CPR/First Aid and insurance. Course Syllabus, Textbook and Scrubs are required. Hours: 86; Cost: $300; Room: N-347; Course number: 3017; March 27-April 17; Monday-Friday; 8:00 -3:00 pm.

Nurse Assistant Clinical (NURA 1060)

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Students must enroll concurrently in Nurse Aide (NURA 1001) to complete the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Students MUST wear burgundy scrubs to clinicals. Course number: 3020; April 18-21; Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-3:00 pm.  

All students intending to apply for entrance into the Certified Nurse Assistant program must complete the following immunization requirements BEFORE they can start the program: Complete Hepatitis B immunization series, including the titer test, (takes 7 months to complete) and Complete Varicella (chicken pox) immunization - or proof of illness. A background check is also required. Students must have a High School Diploma or GED, current Texas ID, and social security card (you will be required to furnish a copy of all of the above at registration). For more information contact the Continuing Education Office at (409) 944-1344.