News Stories for the Week



Galveston College students baked and decorated 50 cakes to supply the cake wheel for the First Lutheran Church Oktoberfest held October 23 and 24.  The church purchased the ingredients and the students prepared a variety of creamed fat and egg foam cakes, then paired them with a wide assortment of frostings like buttercream, ganache, glazes and cooked toppings.  Pictured seated left to right are Mary Ann Russo, Ramon Mendoza, Mirta Salinas, Claudia Saner, Amira Sweis, Michael Krolick and Ashley Schell.  Standing left to right are Instructor Paul Mendoza, David Martin, Sheldon Murray, John Ogle, Relicia Turner, Barry Cornell, Nick Cohen, Peter Mireles and Anne Murray.

Galveston College Hosts Day of the Dead Ceremony Today

Galveston College will host a Dia De Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, exhibition today in the campus atrium at 4015 Avenue Q from 10:00am until 8:00pm.  Students, faculty and staff will host a multitude of displays that typically feature family relics and remembrances.  The event will feature Lorenzo Cano, Associate Director of the Mexican American Studies program at the University of Houston.  Cano will speak at 12:45pm in the College atrium and then host an informational table until 2pm to answer questions related to the cultural aspects of Dia De Los Muertos.  The general public is welcome to attend.

2010 Spring Semester Registration

Early registration for classes in the 2010 Spring Semester begins on Monday, November 16, 2009.  General registration takes place January 11 through 15 and classes start on Tuesday January 19, 2010.  For more information call (409) 944-1220.

Culinary Arts Scholarship Luncheon

Galveston College Culinary Arts will again host its annual Scholarship luncheon on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 11:30am in the atrium at the 4015 Ave Q college campus.  Menu selections will be taken from Julia Child's book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", first published in 1961, but given a boost of notoriety this past summer with the release of the hit movie “Julie and Julia”. The first course, Potage Parmentier (potato/leek soup), will be served at 11:30 am, followed by an entrée course of Boeuf Bourguignon, rice and buttered peas.  Attendees will finish with a dessert course offering Tarte aux Fraises (fresh strawberry tart) and coffee or tea.  The cost of the luncheon is $15.00.  Proceeds from the luncheon are used to fund Culinary Arts scholarships.  The public is invited to attend.  For reservations call Jo Ann Palomo at (409) 944-1317.

Athletic Director Delcambre Honored

Galveston College Whitecaps Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach, Ken Delcambre, reached the 400 win coaching milestone last season.  He has been selected to receive the Easton Victory Club Award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association at the NFCA National Convention on December 10 in Nashville, Tennessee.  Delcambre will receive his award at the Easton Victory Club luncheon being held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville.

Medication Aide

This seven hour intensive training course is designed to meet continuing education and/or review/update requirements associated with professional licensure or certification. The course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Tuition is $45 and no textbook is required.  Classes will meet on Friday, November 14th, from 8:00 am-4:00 pm.  Please call for more information.  Call 944-1344 for more information

Winter Mini Semester

All winter mini-semester courses are online courses starting Friday, December 18, 2009 and ending on Friday, January 15, 2010. The Galveston College campus will be closed at 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 through Monday, January 4, 2010. Contact your Instructor and purchase books before 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009. The Winter Mini Semester courses are Hospitality Management, English Composition, United States History II, Introduction to Humanities, College Algebra, Beginning Keyboard and Introduction to Philosophy.

Pain in the Neck

When your clients tell you that their neck and shoulders hurt ,the advanced techniques you learn in this class will make them feel better. Bring your massage table, if available, linens, and lotion, cream or gel. Full access to neck and shoulders/upper back is required.  This 7 hour class costs $140 and will meet Friday, December 4, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

CPR: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Only

This American Heart Association course instructs students in the lifesaving skills of respiratory (choking and near drowning) and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Two person CPR and Special Techniques will be included. Tuition is $30 and a textbook is required.  Class will meet Thursday, November 12, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Leadership Galveston

The Leadership Galveston program was revived in 1995 as a project of Galveston College’s Leadership Institute in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.  The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program on the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to provide motivation for the participants to become involved in Galveston’s future.  Leadership Galveston now boasts over 500 former graduates from diverse backgrounds and experiences who have studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston as members of Leadership Galveston between 1984-1990 and 1995-2007. 


  1. Acquaint participants with Galveston’s history, government, economy and resources, along with the problems and challenges facing the City.
  2. Offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current  leaders and decision makers.
  3. Encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership  roles.

Acceptance into the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.   As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that face Galveston and those that will arise in the coming years.  Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

The Leadership Galveston Spring 2010 dates are on the following Fridays: January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 26 and April 9.  The cost is $350 per registrant.  For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and the Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302 or email