News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Culinary Arts Chef Pete Mitchell recently honored a request of Niigata,  Japan, visiting college students who wanted to learn how to make the perfect hamburger. To learn other Culinary Arts at Galveston College give Chef Mitchell a call at (409) 944-1334.

Galveston College Spring Carnival Coming March 30

The second annual Galveston College Spring Carnival will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the 39th and Avenue Q parking lot. The GC Spring Carnival is open to all Galveston College students, staff, faculty and their families as well as the general public. Check out all of the educational opportunities available at Galveston College and enjoy free rides and games.  The carnival will include bumper cars, sumo wrestlers, magical castle bounce-slide, human bowling, and wax hands.  Food tickets will be available for a small donation of $2, and all funds raised will be donated to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Galveston.  A food ticket will allow the purchaser to choose three items (one from each group): food, sweet treats, and beverages. The menu for the day will be pizza, hotdogs, snow cones, cotton candy, sausage-on-a stick, sodas, bottled water and popcorn. For more information contact Jameeka Grogan, Galveston College Student Activities Coordinator, at (409) 944-1224.

Galveston College to Host Career Fair 2006

Galveston College, in partnership with The WorkSource and the Rotary Club of Galveston, will present “Career Fair 2006” on Wednesday, April 19 in the Galveston College Gym from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Galveston College Gym is located at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

The “Career Fair 2006” event is open to the general public and area students. Fifty employers are expected to be in attendance to talk with students and community residents about potential employment with their respective organizations or to provide information on student’s fields of study. Coordinators of the event are Galveston College Counselor Jason Wilson and WorkSource representative Terri Simpton.

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

 Motorcycle Safety

The course teaches basic riding techniques which non-riders or new riders need for safe, enjoyable street riding. Students fifteen through seventeen years old must have a beginner's license for a car to enroll in the class; and the class is required for this age group to apply for a motorcycle license. For other students, completing the course will waive the state's requirement for a motorcycle road test but those students must have some class of a Texas operator's license. Most insurance companies give a discount for course completers. The course is approximately 20 hours long, with 25% classroom and 75% hands-on training on the range. Motorcycles are provided. For additional information call (409) 944-1344 or 944-1347. Course number: 3058; Hours: 20; Cost: $165; Room: R-252; April 1-2; SaSu; 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Ruiz.

Student Requirements:

  • Must be a licensed motor vehicle operator
  • Wear protective clothing (eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle footwear)
  • Bring your own helmets. Loan helmets are available during the course, if needed. Helmets must be DOT approved and are subject to inspection by the instructors.
  • Attend 100% of the course to pass the written knowledge test and range skill test
  • Pay the course registration fee to be officially enrolled in the course
  • Classes are held at Galveston College on Saturdays from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday afternoons and Sunday classes are held at Ball High School Parking Lot.
 Watercolor Painting

Each class session will focus on specific techniques to help participants develop both technical skills and an understanding of the medium. The aim of the class is to explore the unique qualities of this medium: transparency, speed and spontaneity. For the beginner and the more experienced student. Supplies are needed for this class. Course number: 3043; Hours: 18; Cost: $ 60; Room: TBA; April 22-May 27; Saturday; 10:00 am-1:00 pm; Gariby.

 Preparation for Hurricanes (Minimizing Damage)

This course will identify the destructive forces that can severely damage residential and commercial structures. Learn steps to take before a storm enters the Gulf and measures to take if a storm approaches the upper Texas gulf coast. Understand that it may be too late to obtain building materials days before a possible hurricane strike. Doors, windows, garage doors and roofs have a better chance of surviving if proper precautions are implemented. Investing now may save a bundle later. Course number: 3054; Hours: 3; Cost: $ 25; Room: TBA; May 25; Wednesday; 6:00-9:00 pm; Clement. For more information call Continuing Education at (409) 944-1344.

 Real Estate Contracts

A review of real estate contracts required by Section 6A (3) of the Real Estate License Act with emphasis on general contract law requirements. Also covers the purpose, history, and working process of the Broker-Lawyer Committee. Includes preparation of real estate contract forms with emphasis on the most commonly used forms. Textbook is required. Course number: 3029; Hours: 30; Cost: $125; Room: TBA; April 10-May 3; Mondays and Wednesday; 6:00-10:00 pm; Instructor: McBride. Internet class: course number: 3030; April 10-May 3; Instructor: Goeters.