News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Foundation recently thanked Dr. Al LeBlanc for his six years of service on the Foundation board of directors including a stint as Chairman during 2008 through 2010. Pictured are Joe Huff, Director of Institutional Advancement and Galveston College Foundation, retiring Foundation Chairman LeBlanc and Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton.

Galveston College Presents Visiting Artist Chronister

Galveston College Island Potters Guild will host a ceramic sculpture workshop featuring visiting artist Debra Chronister on Monday, Feb. 21. Chronister is the Professor of Art at Victoria College in Victoria, Texas. A sculpting demonstration and slide show will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a guest lecture on Yoga for Potters at 4:30 p.m. in the Galveston College Fine Arts Building Ceramics Studio on the second floor. The general public is invited to attend. For more information contact Beth Thomas, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, at 409-944-1309.

Black History Month

Galveston College Student Government Association will present the film “Before They Die” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 24, in the Cheney Student Center Seibel Wing in celebration of Black History Month.

Register Now For Classes Beginning Feb. 28

Galveston College is offering Second Start classes beginning Monday, Feb. 28. Second Start classes are 10 week courses that run through Friday, May 6. Courses offered include Introduction to Computing, English Composition II, Word Literature II, Surging I, Surfing II, General Psychology, and Public Speaking. Prospective students can register for Second Start classes now through Feb. 27.  For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Spring Break

Galveston College will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11 for the 2011 Spring Break. The College will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 21.

Accounting Skills for New Supervisors

 Galveston College is offering a new course in “Accounting Skills for New Supervisors.” Many of us flinch when we hear terms like depreciation, cash flow, balance sheet, and (worst of all) budgets. However, these are all important concepts to understand if you’re going to succeed in today’s business world. During this two-day workshop, you will learn the basic financial skills that you need to become a successful, effective, and manager. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to10 p.m. beginning Monday, March 21 through Thursday, March 24. The cost for this course is $249. For more information call Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.