News Stories for the Week



Galveston College recently held its annual Employee Awards Banquet. 5-year service pins were presented by Regents Chair Tino Gonzalez, at left and College President Myles Shelton, far right.  Recipients included seated left to right are Ed Stout, Dayton Hall, Eric Sharp, James Salazar, Alan Uyehara, Deborah Bastien and standing left to right, Jeff Engbrock, Javier Solis, Conrad Breitbach, Roberto Mere, Ron Crumedy and Pete Mitchell.

Galveston College’s Award Winning Seminar Concludes Wednesday

The Galveston College Critical Legal Updates seminar that started in Fall 2008 (as a partnership with the Galveston Bar Association and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce) will conclude Wednesday evening June 17, 2009.  The session is titled “Family Law and Probate Legislative Changes.”

The Critical Legal Updates for Individuals and Businesses session will begin at 6:00pm in the Galveston College Cyber Café inside the Learning Resources Center on the first floor of Regents Hall.  There is no charge for the seminar but participants are asked to register by calling 944-1344 or emailing

The Legal Updates seminar won a community service citation named the 2009 State Bar of Texas Stars of the Bars Award for providing a viable partnership to inform the public on legal issues.  Topics have included Child Support, Living Wills, Probate Law and Real Estate Law.

Second Summer Session Starts July 15

Galveston College will start the second Summer Session on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.  Classes offered include Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Developmental Studies, English, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Vocational Nursing.  General registration is July 7, 8, 9 and July 13, 14 from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Beginning Painting

A “Beginning Painting” course will provide an introduction to painting using acrylics or oils. Subject matter will be still life, landscapes and portraits. No previous background in art is necessary and no textbook is required. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  This 12 hour class costs $65 and will be held every Monday and Wednesday from June 29th through July 20th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  For additional information please call (409) 944-1344.

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

A new Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning course examines automotive air conditioning and heating systems. The course prepares students for the ASC A/C Certification Test. Emphasis is on the basic refrigeration cycle and diagnosis of system malfunctions, and manual and electronic climate control systems. Students will understand the operation of the basic refrigeration cycle; describe the air distribution system, the proper procedure for handling refrigerant, and the operation of air conditioning and heating controls. This is a hands-on course. Prerequisites are a High School Diploma or GED. A textbook will be required. The cost of this 48 hour course is $320; however no senior discount will be offered.  The class will be held at Ball High in Room 4018 four nights a week (Monday through Thursday) from June 29th through July 27th. Class hours are from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For additional information please call (409) 944-1344.