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Galveston College student Daniel John talks with Texas Southern University Recruiter Arnette Watson-Freeman at the recent Career and Transfer Day sponsored by Galveston College, Worksource Solutions and the Galveston Rotary Club.  Hundreds of students and visitors made application for Galveston and Houston area jobs and many received information on transferring to a university.

Galveston College Registration Underway April 20

Galveston College begins registration on Wednesday, April 20, 2009 for its May Mini Semester, Summer I and Summer II sessions and Fall Semester. 

The May Mini Semester starts Monday, May 18 and runs through Thursday, June 4 offering internet classes in Computer Science, Government, History, and Mathematics.  Day classes are available in Music and Sociology.

Early registration for Summer I session runs from April 20 through May 28.  General registration is June 1 through June 4.  Summer I classes begin June 8.  Classes conclude on or before July 14.

Early registration for Summer II session runs from April 20 through July 2.  General registration is July 7 through July 9.  Classes begin July 15 and conclude on or before August 19.

Early registration for the 2009 Fall Semester begins April 20 and runs through August 20.  General registration is August 24 through 29.  Classes begin August 31.

Legal Updates Continue

Galveston College continues its partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and the Galveston Bar Association by hosting a presentation of “Critical Legal Updates for Individuals and Businesses” this Wednesday, April 22nd.  On May 20th presenters will discuss “Child Support” and on June 17th the series concludes with a discussion on “Family Law and Probate Changes.”

The seminars are held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Galveston College Cyber Café.  There is no charge to students or the general public but participants are asked to register by calling (409)944-1344 or email

Whitecaps Seek Regional Spot

The Galveston College Whitecaps Softball Team is wrapping up another successful year with their last regular season games scheduled in Galveston at the Lassie League Field on April 24 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  The team is hopeful of winning a spot in the Region XIV Tournament to be held April 30, May 1, and 2.

The team currently stands 4 in Region XIV with 31 wins and 19 losses.  They just returned from Lufkin, TX on April 8 with two winning games against Angelina College.  There are 11 freshmen on the team this year, and Coach Delcambre is proud of the progression of the team.  They are finishing the season stronger than when the season began. 

A memorable highlight happened in a game with Paris College on April 4 when freshman Katie Hollas hit a walk-off grand slam homerun in the bottom of the 7 inning to win the game 6-5.  The two leading hitters in conference play are Lauren Strickland and Texas City graduate Chastity Skipper.  Galveston Ball High graduate Danni Barragan leads the team with 44 RBI’s.  Mollye Mlcak of Galveston leads the conference in Runs Scored with 18.

The team is playing solid defense with a .934 fielding percentage.   Pitcher Erica White leads the team with 14 wins and an ERA of 2.65.  She has been the workhorse throughout the season.  Baylea Wagener, a mid-term transfer student, has contributed with a conference record of 8 & 2.  Erica Jones rounds out the pitching staff with an overall record of 6 & 4.

Information about the Whitecaps team and the Whitecaps season schedule is available on the Galveston College website at

KIDS’ COLLEGE Starts June 8

The first of two summer sessions of KIDS’ COLLEGE at Galveston College begins on June 8. “Classes” are 2 hours in length and offered on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Classes include Fun Art, Computer Fun, PowerPoint w/Pizzazz, Kids in the Kitchen, Snack Shack, Math Mania, Math Games, “Can You Hear Me Now,” Ready to Read Everything, Reading, Word Rap, Creative Writing, Si Habla Español I, Exercise Made Fun, Hip Hop Dance, Kickboxing for Kids, Beginning Piano, Fashion Modeling, Mixtures Galore,  Grossology for Kids, Chemistry for Kids, & Study Smart. Classes vary by age and tuition is $50 per course.

Kids’ College also offers two summer sessions of “camps” beginning June 9. Camps are 4 hours in length and held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Camps include Art, Theater, Soccer, Basketball, Bringing Reading to Life I & II and Weird Science. Camps vary by age and tuition $85 per course.

Classes and camps fill quickly, so if you have a child to register or need additional information, please contact the Continuing Education Department at 409-944-1344.