News Stories for the Week



Galveston College’s Career Fair 2006 on April 19 attracted over 500 students and local citizens to employer tables including military recruiters, restaurants, attractions and regional police and fire units.  The event is sponsored by the Galveston Rotary Club, The Worksource and Galveston College.

Whitecaps Family Little League Day April 29

 The Galveston College Whitecaps men’s baseball team will face the Alvin Community College Dolphins team for the Whitecaps last home game of the season on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. at Whitecaps/Tors Field at 83rd and Steward Road on Galveston Island.
 Galveston College President Dr. Elva Concha LeBlanc has declared April 29 as “Island Little League Day” when Galveston little leagues and their families, along with Galveston College employees, will be treated to free hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and admission to the Whitecaps final home game of the season.
 Persons attending the game for free refreshments beginning at noon on Saturday April 29 should wear their favorite team hat or jersey to be eligible for the free refreshments.
 All Island little league, Lassie league, YMCA leagues and their families as well as all Galveston College employees are encouraged to attend.  For more information call Galveston College intern Kris Hopkins at 409-944-1300.

Early Registration Begins this Week

 Galveston College will hold early registration beginning today from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for the Summer I and Summer II Sessions.  Early registration continues Tuesday, April 25 from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday April 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday April 28 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Summer I classes begin Tuesday May 30, 2006.

Commencement 2006 Set for May 18 at Moody Gardens

 The Galveston College 2006 commencement will be held at Moody Gardens Convention Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. on May 18, 2006.  The commencement speaker will be Texas State Senator Kyle Janek who is an anesthesiologist who began his higher education by attending classes at Galveston College.

Galveston College has final plans for its “front door” Beacon Square development at 39th and Avenue Q as depicted in this new rendering by Gensler Architects of Houston, Texas.  Beacon Square, which features a restoration of the former South Jetty lighthouse cupola and a street medium provided through partnership with the City of Galveston, is projected to be completed by early fall 2006.

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

Community Development Grant

 The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District have approved the acceptance of a $24,500 grant from the Community Development Black Grant program of the City of Galveston.  The award will be used to assist students who enter workforce development programs which now include a Pharmacy Technician, EKG Technician, Welding, Certified Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant, Medication Aide, Medical Record Coding, Medical Terminology, Dental Assisting and Office Assistant.

Commissioned Security Officer Re-Qualification

 This course is structured to provide the continuing education requirements by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Board to renew security officer commission.  Topics reviewed to include handling and safety of a firearm, weapon retention, and storage of firearms as stated in the Texas Penal Code.
 Must demonstrate the required proficiency within the 90-day period before the date is renewed.  Student must pass a written examination and demonstrate proficiency with firearms. May 9 – 16;  Hours: 10 Cost: $70; 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Beginning Computer Classes

 This hands-on course is designed for those who know absolutely nothing about computers.  You learn basic functions, terminology, use of the mouse and work with Windows, Students review software in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a presentation program, a visit to the World Wide Web and sending e mail is included. April 25 – May 11; Hours: 12; Cost: $60; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.