News Stories for the Week


 Several Galveston College faculty and staff served as judges for the 24th Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair held at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in February. Pictured from left to right are:  Wayne Way, Instructor of Computer Science; Klaus Adam, Professor of Chemistry; David Melasky, Adjunct Instructor, Business Law; Pamela Scheiber, Athletic/Physical Education Secretary; Daniel Gebreselasie, Instructor of Physics; and Dr. James Salazar, Associate Professor and Director of Biotechnology Program. Judges not pictured include:  Timothy Kinney, Desktop/Service Support Specialist; Richard Kopec, Instructor of Biology and Ana Sanchez, Chemistry Instructor.

 Galveston College Early Registration Starts April 24

Galveston College early registration for the Summer I and Summer II sessions will take place Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25 from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday April 27, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Early registration will be held Friday April 28 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Classes for Summer Session I begin Tuesday, May 30.  Classes for Summer II begin Tuesday, July 11.

The combined Summer and Fall 2006 schedules for both credit and non-credit courses will be available in hard copy and online beginning Friday April 21.

 College Displays Ball High Art

Galveston College will host a reception on Thursday, April 6, 2006 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery on the third floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.  The reception is for the opening of the annual Ball High School student art show that will be featured in the Galveston College Art Gallery from April 6 through 21.  The annual exhibition features the work of Ball High ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelth graders.  Student’s art will feature drawing, painting, sculpture, vessels, photography and assorted mixed media.  The Galveston College Art Gallery is open from 9:00 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.  The April 6 reception is open to the public.  Call 944-1320 for more information.

 Galveston College to Host Career Fair 2006

Galveston College, in partnership with The Work Source 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 Work Source representative Terri Simpton.

Career Fair 2006 Participants

  • AIG American General
  • American National Insurance Company
  • City of Galveston, Human Resources Department
  • Department of Assistive/Rehabilitative Services
  • Devereux Texas Treatment Network
  • Gaido’s
  • Galveston County Apt Association
  • Galveston County Parks & Senior Services
  • Health District of La Marque
  • Houston Police Department
  • Manpower
  • Military Sealift Commands
  • Sherwin Williams, Coastal District
  • Space Center Houston
  • The San Luis Resort
  • U.S. Navy
  • UTMB Human Resources
  • Vocational Guidance Services
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

 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.

 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.