News Stories for the Week




Galveston College recently honored 4.0 Grade Point Average honorees from the 2010 graduating class.  Pictured from left to right are: Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton congratulating students Brian Cunningham, Dana Endicott, Andrew Engel, Eddie Ernst and Les Weidner. Not pictured is honoree Giuseppina Glover.

Galveston College Summer Classes Start Today

Galveston College’s first Summer Session starts today, offering classroom and distance learning classes in subjects from Accounting and Art to Sociology and Vocational Nursing.   Late registration continues from 7:30am until 6:00pm June 7 and June 8th.

Galveston College’s first Summer Session offers Distance Learning internet classes including Biology 1322, Computer Science 1301, Computers in Healthcare 1211, Computerized Tomography 2336, Culinary Arts 1205, Culinary/Hospitality Management, Developmental Studies Math, Emergency Medical Services, English 1301, 2311 and 2328, Government 2305 and 2306, History 1301 and 1302, Humanities, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Medical Office, Office Administration, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Speech, and Vocational Nursing.

Over 130 day and evening classroom courses are also being offered.  Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.

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.

Creative Writing - Your Story

Everyone has a story: learn how to tell yours. This course examines the various forms of creative writing from memoirs, short stories, novels and literacy non-fiction to  the techniques of narration. Topics include plot, scenes, voice and view-point. Students will write and read exercises in class and share excerpts from their works-in-progress. By the end of the course each student will have developed a specific writing project, or will have successfully revised a completed manuscript. Handouts will be provided. No textbook is required.  Tuition will be $105.  Classes will be held 6:00-9:00 pm Wednesdays, June 9-July 28.

Mystery Shopping

Galveston College is offering a Mystery Shopping course. Mystery Shopping is a great way to add extra income to your household without disrupting your daily routine. As a mystery shopper you will learn about the world of mystery shopping and how to find the perfect shopping assignment.  Tuition is $40. There are three sessions of Thursday classes to choose from: either June 17 & 24, July 15 & 22, or August 5 &12. All class times are from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Nurse Aide For Health Care

Galveston College is offering a Nurse Aide course. The course will provide preparation for entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting, and assisting residents to maintain basic comfort and safety. Emphasis will be placed on effective interaction with members of the health care team. Students are required to attend a CPR Level C health care provider class to be scheduled by the instructor. Students must enroll concurrently in Nurse Aide Clinical (NURA 1060) to complete the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. The course fee includes certification exam, CPR/First Aid and insurance. Course Syllabus, Textbook, and Scrubs are required.  The tuition is $300. Classes will meet from 5:30pm until 9:00 pm on Monday through Thursday, June 14-July 26. Call 409- 944-1344 for more information.