News Stories for the Week




Galveston College recently held its Employee Awards Banquet and recognized, among others, employees who have served thirty years. Standing from left to right are Galveston College Board of Regents Chairman Tino Gonzales congratulating awardees John Stovall and  Elizabeth Johnson as Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton looks on.

Registration for Galveston College Summer Classes Starts June 1

General Registration for Galveston College’s first Summer Session will be held June 1st through June 3rd.  Classes begin Monday, June 7, 2010.  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.

Please 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: UT Dallas, Texas Chiropractic College, Texas A&M, Texas Woman’s University, University of Houston, Lamar, Galveston College, University of North Texas, University of St. Thomas, Prairie View A&M University, Ashford College, Texas State University, Texas State University - San Marcos, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UH Clear Lake and Stephen F. Austin.

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.

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.

Basic Floral Design

 Galveston College will offer a basic floral design course beginning June 21. This course will study the principles of floral design and design methods.  Topics include basic design styles, principles and elements of design, proper care of cut flowers, positioning of skeletal flowers and filler, cutting and wiring stems, and use of various mechanical aids.  Students will design floral arrangements; demonstrate basic fundamentals of design construction and identify floral design styles.  Tuition is $125 and the supply fee is included in tuition. No textbook is required for this course. Class will meet from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Monday and Thursday, June 21-July 26. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.             


Galveston College is offering a course in making wreaths. Students will learn how to make Silk, Christmas, Easter and Fall wreaths. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Tuition is $40 and no textbook is required. Class will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.


 Galveston College is offering a course in making corsages. Students will learn how to make basic corsages, fresh and silk, handmade taped, new glued methods and how to make different nettings, adding flowers, pearls, beading and ribbons. Tuition is $40 and no textbook is required. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Class will meet from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Bud Vases and Large Arrangements

 Galveston College will offer an arrangements course. Students will learn how to arrange vases including rose, carnation, spring, front facing and round, modern or traditional, greening and floral placement.  Tuition is $40 and no textbook is required. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Class will meet from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

EKG Technician

 Galveston College is offering an EKG Technician course. This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, and the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead. Prerequisites: Students should have taken math and science in high school. A High School Diploma or GED is required. A Criminal Background check is required.  Tuition is $999 and textbooks are included. Class will meet from 6:00 until 9:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 8-July 26.  Call 409-944-1344 for more information.