News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Student Activities Council representative, Albert Lopez, looks on as MaEster Francis, Galveston College Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success, shakes hands with Bileah Brown, the grand prize winner at Galveston College’s 2nd annual Spring Carnival.  Brown won a 27” RCA television.  

Universal Access Days at Galveston College

Galveston College will host nearly 200 Ball High Seniors on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 18, 19 and 20.  The purpose of the morning visit to the Galveston College Main Campus at 4015 Avenue Q is to familiarize the graduating seniors with financial aid, counseling and a special community based project known as Universal Access.  The Universal Access Program, implemented by College staff in fall 2001, allows for local high school graduates, home schooled graduates and GED recipients to attend Galveston College tuition and fees paid by the program.  The Universal Access candidates must first file an application through the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid and then file a Universal Access application.  Eligible students will either receive PELL Grants, Texas Grants or Universal Access Endowment Fund Grants to become part of the Universal Access Program.  For more information call Joe Huff at (409) 944-1302 or email

Early Registration Dates for Summer I & Summer II

Galveston College will offer early registration for Summer I & II at the 4015 Avenue Q campus on April 24 and 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on April 26 and 27 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Summer I classes start June 1, 2005.  The combined Credit and Continuing Education Guide for both summer semesters will be available at the 4015 Avenue Q Main Campus or online at beginning April 21. 

Scholarship Application Deadline

In addition to Pell Grants, Texas Grants, the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access Program, Galveston College offers over $60,000 in Named Scholarships.  Most of the scholarships may be applied for by contacting the Galveston College Financial Aid Office on the first floor of Moody Hall. The awards are made for the 2006-2007 year covering the fall and spring semesters. Scholarship Filing: Deadline for Application – April 18, 2006, 5:00 p.m.  For more information and the specific requirements for the GC Named Scholarships, listings are available on line at and at the Financial Aid Office of Galveston College at 4015 Avenue Q (409) 944-1235.  To apply for other types of financial assistance (grants, loans, or work-study), additional applications are required.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Galveston College Financial Aid Application are available from the Financial Aid Office.

Galveston College Hosts Biotech Seminar

Galveston College will be promoting its two-year Associate Degree Program in Biotechnology on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 as it hosts a seminar at 12 noon in Fine Arts Room 207.  The seminar will feature Dr. James Salazar, Associate Professor and Director of the Biotechnology, speaking on the topic of The Biotechnology program, career planning and opportunities.  Pizza and refreshments will be served following the seminar and the general public is invited to attend.  For more information contact James J. Salazar, Ph.D. at (409) 944-1278 or email

College Displays Ball High Art

Galveston College is hosting the annual Ball High School student art show in the Galveston College Art Gallery second floor of the Fine Arts Building from April 6 through 21.  The annual exhibition features the work of Ball High ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth 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.  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 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 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
Galveston College Offers Amber Alert Class

Galveston College’s Law Enforcement Academy is offering a class on “Amber Alert”, designed to assist families during the search of missing loved ones.  The “Amber Alert” class will be held on Monday, April 24, 2006 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.  The instructor is Beth Alberts, Director of the Houston Regional Amber Plan.  The fee for the class is $20.00.  The class is designed for civilians, as well a law enforcement officers.  Law enforcement personnel are eligible for TCLEOSE hours.

For more information contact Dr. Dayton Hall at 409-944-1264 or Gladys Jones at 409-944-1263.  To register by phone issuing your credit card, email the Galveston College Continuing Education Division at CE@ or call 409-944-1344.