News Stories for the Week




Galveston College’s Dr. Dale Taylor, Professor of English; Theron Waddell, Division Director, Arts and Humanities, and Theron’s wife  Jeri Jaquis are pictured in front of the Ye Olde Community College booth at Dickens on the Strand. Galveston College faculty and staff volunteers worked shifts handing out 2011 Spring Schedules and peppermints at the weekend event, organized by the Galveston Historical Foundation.

Galveston College Offers Mini Semester Registration

Early registration for the Winter Mini Semester is now in full swing at Galveston College.  A majority of the Winter Mini-Semester courses are online courses starting Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 and ending Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. The Winter Mini Semester courses offered include Introduction to Computing, English Composition I and II, Texas Government, United States History II, Introduction to Humanities I, College Algebra, Introduction to Ethics, Personal/Community/Wellness, and College Physics I (Hybrid). The College Physics I lab classes will meet face-to-face in the final week from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2011. 

Contact your instructor and purchase books before 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 as the Galveston College campus closes for Winter Break at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 and does not reopen until Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

Spring Semester Registration

 Early registration for the Spring 2011 Semester continues this week through Dec. 16. General Registration for the 2011 Spring Semester will be held Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, 2011. General Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Classes begin on Jan. 18. For more information call the Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220.

Foundation Annual Fund Drive

The Galveston College Foundation is in the midst of its 2010 year-end annual fund drive.  Your support and generosity in prior years has enabled the Galveston College Foundation to become an important asset to Galveston College and the many people that it serves.

The end of this year has brought many advancements. In the Fall 2010 semester, Galveston College recorded its third largest headcount enrollment with 2,275 students and the largest contact hour enrollment in the College’s 43 year history. We are on the verge of opening our new Seibel Wing of the Student Center made possible by a $1.5 million donation from the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation of Galveston. The McGovern Foundation of Houston has continued its generosity, along with others, in aiding the Universal Access program. Over $4.5 million has been awarded, benefiting more than 3,300 students with tuition assistance since its inception in the fall of 2001. Galveston College is fulfilling its Ike Recovery Committee commitment with the renovation of the former Bob Pagan Ford facility into the Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Vocational Technical Training Center, which will house Welding, HVAC and Industrial Systems career degree programs beginning in the Spring 2011 semester.

Among the several projects and programs that could use donor’s generous support are our Universal Access Endowment Fund or Book Fund. By purchasing one of nine oak trees on Beacon Square at the front of Galveston College main campus, a legacy may be created for yourself, your organization, or your family for generations to come. 

For more information about making a gift to the year end annual fund drive, contact Joe Huff, Director of Institutional Advancement and the Galveston College Foundation.

College Closed for Holidays

Galveston College will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 for Winter Break.  College offices reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.