News Stories for the Week




Galveston College recently held its Employee Awards Banquet and recognized, among others, employees who have served for five years. Seated from left to right are awardees Priselda Perez, Vera Moore, Mary Lee Guthier, Dawn Uyehara, Rachel Leyva, Meghan Nash, Ana Sanchez, Jose Carranza, Joan Mader, and Jesse Warren. Standing from left to right are awardees Regina Williams, Deeanna Antosh, Beverly Gammill, Phyllis Pepin, Rory Prue, Mary Jan Lantz, Bernardo Mendez joined by Galveston College Board of Regents Chairman Tino Gonzales, and Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton.

Kids’ College

The first of two summer sessions of Kids’ College at Galveston College begins on June 7, 2010. The second summer session begins July 12.“Classes” are two hours in length and are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Classes include Fun Art, Computer Fun, PowerPoint w/Pizzazz, Kids in the Kitchen, Snack Shack, Math Mania, Math Games, Ready to Read Everything, Reading, Word Rap, Creative Writing, Si Habla Español I, Exercise Made Fun, Hip Hop Dance, Kickboxing for Kids, Beginning Piano, Mixtures Galore, Grossology for Kids, Chemistry for Kids, and Study Smart.   Kids’ College also offers two summer sessions of “camps” beginning June 8, 2010. Camps are four hours in length and held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Camps include Art, Theater, Soccer, Basketball, Bringing Reading to Life I & II and Weird Science.

Galveston College is also launching the new Young People’s Academy this summer.  The Academy will provide fun and exciting academic and recreational classes for students 13 to 15 years of age.    Classes include Scrapbooking - Introduction, Scrapbooking – Intermediate Reading Can be Fun for Tweens, Dance & Fitness, Piano for Beginners, Creative Writing, Parles-Tu Francais?, Interpretive Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Digital Photography, Art Studio - Introduction, Art Studio - Intermediate,  Basic Sign Language, TAKS Enrichment (English), TAKS Enrichment (Math), Spanish, and Is that Your Final Answer?

Classes and camps fill quickly, so if you have a child to register or need additional information, please contact the Continuing Education Department at 409-944-1344.

Galveston College to Feature Industrial Training Programs

Galveston College will hold Industrial Training Programs information sessions on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Room 207 at Galveston College.

The following programs will be discussed:

  • Welding
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)
  • 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 .

Leadership Galveston 2010 Takes Shape at Galveston College

Galveston College has set its dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2010. Sessions will be held on Fridays: September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 16, March 25 and April 29. The cost is $500 per registrant.  For information, call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at 409-944-1302, or e-mail  The last day to register is September 3, 2010.

Prospective students must complete the college’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms, which are online at, and mail them to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston.

Registration for Summer Classes Underway

Galveston College registration is underway for the 2010 Summer I and Summer II sessions.

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.

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

Conversational Spanish I

Galveston College is offering a Conversational Spanish course this summer. This course is designed to develop conversational skills in Spanish and will emphasize the active, practical use of Spanish through an interactive and personalized learning experience.  Based on gradual acquisition of useful vocabulary and material related to everyday life, students will become familiar with the Spanish speaking world. No textbook required for this class. The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 15 through July 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The cost is $180. For more information call Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.