News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Student Government Association made a generous donation to the Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) at the conclusion of the first annual Galveston Rebirth Race.  Pictured left to right are student officers Shaymayne Martinez, Holly Holmes, Kai Urushihara, Student Activities Specialist Amanda Kelley, and GHF Executive Director Dwayne Jones.

Galveston College Artist’s Exhibit Opens October 7

Galveston College’s Art faculty will open an exhibit October 7, 2009 that runs through January 29, 2010. An opening reception in the Galveston College Fine Arts Gallery will be held Wednesday October 7, 2009 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.  Four Art faculty members will give talks during the course of the exhibit.  Lisa Kress’presentation will be October 13 at 2:00pm in the Fine Arts Gallery.  Beth Thomas’s presentation is scheduled for October 29 at 2:00pm.  John Stovall’s presentation will be given on November 12 at 12:30pm and Eddie Filer’s presentation is on November 18 at 7:00pm.   All events are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am until 9:00pm and Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.   For more information contact the Galveston College Fine Arts Coordinator, Beth Thomas, at 409-944-1309 or

Health Unit Coordinator

The Health Unit Coordinator program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to work as administrative support in a health care facility, clinic or doctor’s office.  Instruction covers medical terminology, communication skills, and department procedures and functions.  Other topics include instruction in medical charts and forms, medical law and ethics, safety/risk management, and physician order transcription for unit clerk in health care facilities. A high school diploma or GED is required. The class begins September 21 and runs through December 15 Monday through Friday from 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Tuition is $650. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Nurse Aide Class & Clinical

 Galveston College is offering  the Nurse Aide Class and Clinical session. The course provides 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 is placed 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 to complete the Certified Nursing Assistant Program.  The course fee includes certification exam, CPR/First Aid and insurance.  Textbooks and Scrubs are required.  Clinicals are held at Manor Care Health in Webster, Texas. The class and clinical begin September 28. 
Tuition is $425 for the class and clinical. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Leadership Galveston

The Leadership Galveston program develops leaders by providing an educational program on the needs, challenges and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston.  Acceptance into the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.   The Leadership Galveston Fall 2009 dates are Fridays from 9:00am until 4:00pm on October 2, October 16, October 30, November 6, November 20 and December 4.  The cost is $350 per registrant. The last day to register is September 18, 2009.  For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at 944-1302 or email

Country Western Dance – Introductory

Galveston College is offering a beginning Country and Western class for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with Country and Western dances or need a refresher. Students will learn the most popular Country & Western Dances: the two-step and polka. The class will concentrate on the two-step and dance fundamentals. A variety of fun patterns will be taught, including couple and underarm turns, conversation, wraps and side-by-side. Ladies will learn how to spin. No textbook is required.
The cost is $50. Class meets on Mondays, starting October 12 and ending November 9; from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Call 409-944-1344 for more information