News Stories for the Week




Two Galveston College students recently received All American Academic honors and were recognized at a statewide gathering in Austin.  Pictured from left are Galveston College students Kaisa Ran, Kajal Patel and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society sponsor and History Professor Larry Blomstedt.

Galveston College Partners in EducationFest 2010

Galveston College, the City of Galveston Parks & Recreation Department, UTMB Osher and Cancer Centers, and the City of Galveston Families, Children & Youth Board will present EducationFEST 2010 on April 24th from 11am until 4pm. The EducationFEST is a free community partnership that will offer information on educational resources, family activities and entertainment.  The event will be held on 30th Street between Sealy and Ball Avenues near Central Middle School in the Central Renaissance Zone. For more information contact 409-944-1221 or

Galveston College Lecture Series Features “The Science and Technology of Brewing”

Galveston College 2010 Spring Lecture Series will feature its final presenter on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Room FA-207 of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.  The series’ final speaker is Brock Wagner, Founder and CEO of Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Mr. Wagner’s topic will be “The Science and Technology of Brewing”.

Wagner has a long history with beer. In fact, it starts before he was born. His great-great-great grandfather emigrated from the Alsace region of France in the mid-1800's and opened Wagner's Beer Hall in San Francisco. Brock Wagner grew up in Cincinnati and Brussels, both big brewing towns, where he was exposed to many of the beer styles of the world.

While attending Rice University in Houston, a friend introduced Wagner to home brewing. This love of beer and brewing was what eventually led him to opening a microbrewery. Wagner develops recipes for Saint Arnold beers based on his own home brewing experience, coupled with a desire to create world-class beers for local tastes. His preference is to brew beers with rich malty, creamy flavors and no shortage of hops. Wagner also revived the old tradition of cask ales, a style of beer not seen in Texas since the days of Prohibition. Saint Arnold beers have won awards, including the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the Real Ale Festival, the Colorado State Fair, and the World Beer Championships.

Galveston College to Feature Industrial Training Programs

 Galveston College will hold Industrial Training Program information sessions on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. in room FA-207 of the Fine Arts building  at Galveston College.

The following programs will be discussed: 

  • Welding
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning , HVAC and Refrigeration 
  • Industrial Systems

A representative from Workforce Solutions will be at both sessions to explain the eligibility process.  Funding may be available for eligible participants.

For more information about the programs and/or funding contact: Sheryle Jackson in Continuing Education, 409-944-1344 or .

Galveston College Choir to Present Two Concerts

The Galveston College Choir will present two concerts featuring choral music of Mozart, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and others on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in room FA-207 of the Fine Arts building at Galveston College.A second concert will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston. Both concerts are free to the public.

Dr Larry Patton will direct the choir and Ron Wyatt will serve as accompanist. The choir has been presenting choral concerts in the Galveston area since 1972 and provides the opportunity for all to hear talented musicians performing beautiful choral music.

Register for Mini Semester, Summer Classes Starting on April 19

Galveston College will begin early registration on April 19 for the 2010 Mini Semester and the Summer I and Summer II sessions.
All mini-semester courses are held weekdays starting May 17 and end on Thursday June 3, 2010.  Mini semester internet classes are English 1302, Federal Government, History 1301, Mathematics 1314 College Algebra, Philosophy, and Introduction to Ethics.  Day classes include History  1302, U.S. History, Music Appreciation and Sociology 1306.  Physics 1401 will be taught as a hybrid course, where part is held in a classroom and part on the internet.

Summer Session I and II courses include Accounting, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computers in Healthcare, Computerized Tomography and Culinary Arts.  Other courses are offered in Hospitality Management, Developmental Studies, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, English, Environmental  Science, Government, History, Humanities, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Medical Office, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Office Administration, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Speech, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing.

Mini Semester classes start May 17. Summer I session classes start June 7 and Summer II session classes start July 12.  Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.

Galveston College Host Ball High School Student Art Exhibit

The Annual Ball High School Student Art Exhibition will be exhibited April 13 through April 26th in the Fine Arts Gallery, on the third floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts building. Drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculpture by Ball High students will be on view. For more information contact John Stovall at 409-944-1320.