News Stories for the Week



Galveston College recently held its Employee Awards Banquet and recognized, among others, employees who have served for twenty years. Standing from left to right are Galveston College Board of Regents Chairman Tino Gonzales, awardees Richard Ramos, Angelina Martinez, Regent Carroll G. Sunseri and Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton.

 Galveston College Summer Classes Start June 7

Classes for Galveston College’s first Summer Session will begin Monday, June 7, 2010. Early registration continues through May 27th. General Registration is June 1st through June 3rd. Late registration ends after June 8th.

Summer Session I classes 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 Culinary Arts/Chef Training, 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. Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.

Galveston College Hosts College Fair

Galveston College will host a Houston Area Recruiters Network College Fair on Tuesday June 22, 2010.   The event will be held in Moody and Regents Hall at 4015 Avenue Q from 10:00am until 1:00pm. Colleges and Universities already committed to be present are: Abilene Christian University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University, Texas State University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Houston, University of St. Thomas, University of North Texas, UT Dallas, and University of Texas M.D. Anderson.

Conversational French

This beginning course is intended to introduce students to basic pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and practical conversational phrases and expressions, so that students can actively use French speaking and comprehension skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Also, the culture of and travel to France will be emphasized. A textbook is required. Tuition cost is $180. Classes will meet 6:00-8:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 14 through Aug 9.

Dog Obedience

This course includes an overview of basic obedience (on lead), basic obedience commands, canine psychology, socialization, and solving behavior problems. The class will offer an individual approach to each dog/owner partnership, allowing participation of puppies (12 weeks+) to dogs of any age. Dogs must have all of their vaccinations and the vaccination record is required the first day of class. Only one dog per student is allowed. Dogs will not attend the first day of class. Enrollment is limited to 8 dogs per class. No textbook is required. Tuition is $50. Class will meet 5:30-7:00 pm on Thursdays, June 15 through July 1.

 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 is 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.

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.

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.