News Stories for the Week




Galveston College’s Surgical Technology program was recognized with a proclamation by the Galveston City Council during October 20 through 26 as National Surgical Technology week.  Pictured left to right are Surgical Technology students Ashley Littles, Yalanda White-Florence, Pamela Robinson, Marina James, Cheronda Freeman, Angela Tamez, Takeisha Miller and Suzanna Martinez-Miller, Surgical Technology Instructor.

Galveston College Welcomes 15th Annual Rudy T. Classic

Galveston College will join Texas A&M Galveston and Houston Community College in hosting the 15th Annual Rudy Tomjanovich Scholarship Golf Tournament known since its inception as the Rudy T. Classic.  The event is scheduled for Friday October 2, 2009 at the Galveston Country Club.

The Rudy T. Classic began in Galveston after Houston Rockets Head Coach Rudy Tomjanovich led his team to two National Basketball Association titles in 1994 and 1995 after holding pre season practices at  the Texas A&M Galveston gym. The Rudy T. Scholarship fund benefits deserving Galveston and Houston youth who have overcome adversity to achieve academic success.

As a participating college, Galveston College has benefited with over $600,000 in proceeds for scholarships from the Rudy T. Classic event. Committee and event members include Sophie and Rudy Tomjanovich, Honorary Chairs; Penny and Bill Ross, Tournament Chairpersons; Dr. W. Myles Shelton, President of Galveston College; Dr. Mary S. Spangler, Chancellor of Houston Community College; Dr. Rodney McClenden, Interim Vice President and CEO of Texas A&M University at Galveston; and Steering Committee members Karen Bigley, Gene Binder, Jesse Brown, Don R. Byrnes, Lee Ellis, Scott Faber, Joe Huff, Gean Leonard, Knute Lunde, Nancy and Don Mafrige, Helen McMillan, John Merritt, Bob Pagan, Donnie St. Germain, Sarah Trombley, Steve Wisner and Kelly Zuniga. 

English As A Second Language – Intermediate

 Galveston College is offering English as a Second Language. This intermediate English as a Second Language course for non-native speakers of English increases your conversational skills.  Student must take ESL Beginning class before registering for this class.  No textbook is required. The class is offered Monday October 5, Thursday October 8, Monday October 12, Thursday October 15 and Monday October 19 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuition is $55. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Excel XP Introduction 

Galveston College is offering an Excel XP Introduction course. This course provides instruction in the use of an electronic spreadsheet.  Students learn fundamentals such as: terminology, machine use, program parameters, display characteristics, formatting features, mathematical functions, and printing.  No Textbook is required. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays October 6 through 29 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuition is $80. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Bank Teller

Galveston College is offering a Bank Teller course than can make students in high demand at regional banking institutions. In this course, students will develop the necessary skills to operate a teller window.  The course includes customer service, bank security, practical knowledge of teller equipment, and bank regulations.  No textbook  is required. The course costs $110 and runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. from October 13 through November 5. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Basic Internet

 Galveston College is offering a Basic Internet class. Introduction to the Internet teaches many aspects including E-mail, home page, and how to perform basic research to address your needs. The course stresses use of  E-mail as a great way to keep in touch with everyone.  No textbook is required.  Tuition is $60 and classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. from October 13 through October 29. Call 944- 1344 for more information.


Galveston College  is  offering  a Watercolor course.  The class provides an introduction to various techniques in watercolor painting for the beginning adult student.  Color theory will be stressed as well as style.  Exploration of ideas using water-based painting media and techniques will also be reviewed.  No textbook is required.  A supply list will be provided upon registration.  The class will be taught on Wednesdays October 21 through December 2 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Cost for the class is $65. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Eye-Catching, Riveting PowerPoint XP  Intermediate

 This class is for students with some experience using PowerPoint.  The course  teaches you how to  electrify audiences and avoid those “ho-hum” sleeper PowerPoint presentations.  This hands on course explores the many and creative ways you can keep audiences riveted to your presentation.  Learn the details of how to create and edit slide presentations using this presentation graphics program.  Anybody who makes presentations and has some experience with PowerPoint should take this class.  No Textbook is required. Classes are Thursdays from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. from October 22 through December 3. Tuition is $60.

NEW Polymer Clay

Have you seen polymer clay creations and wanted to make some yourself?  Have you bought Fimo, Premo, or Sculpey brand clay but don’t know where to begin?  Do you have tools you don’t know how to use?  This class is aimed at the beginning clayer and will cover what you need to get started with this versatile medium, including selecting and conditioning clays, color mixing, cane construction, sculptural techniques, and curing & finishing techniques.  We will use the canes you create to decorate objects including pens, beads, and anything you can put in the oven.   No textbook is required.  A supply list will be provided upon registration. The class is available on Fridays  from October 30 through December 4 between 10:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. The cost is $55. Call 944-1344 for more information.