News Stories for the Week




Galveston College President, Dr. Myles Shelton waves to the crowd along with other volunteers during the  4th of July parade in downtown Galveston . This was the 29th year that Galveston College participated in the citywide celebration, along with the Lions Club, Marine Corps League, Strand Partnership, and other sponsors.

Galveston College Plans Business Breakfast

The Galveston College Continuing Education and Professional Development Center is planning a “Breakfast for Businesses” at 7:30 a.m. on Monday August 22, 2011 in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center, located at 39th and Avenue Q in Galveston. Galveston College staff will discuss training options for Island businesses and industries that will be made available to the public during the 2011- 2012 college calendar year. For more information call Christina Bergvall at 409-944-1292.

2011 Fall Registration

Early registration for the 2011 fall semester continues. Early Registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, August 18. General Registration begins on August 22 and continues through August 27, as follows: from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. The first day of class for the 2011 Fall semester is August 29.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, full time students that have registered for credit classes. Students may choose an orientation session from any one of times shown below:
Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 9 a.m.
Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 9 a.m.

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are also able to register early for courses and take the Compass® placement examination (valid picture I.D. REQUIRED) free of charge at the conclusion of each session.  All orientation sessions will be held in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center. Visit for more information, and to sign up for a session call (409) 944-1220 or email the Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez at

Galveston College is offering Kids Summer Enrichment Program

All of our classes utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts and 21st century educational skills of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Collaboration, Agility and Adaptability, Curiosity and Imagination.

ONLINE VIDEO GAME MAKING –recommended for grades 4th-8th
Learn how to design and modify your own exciting arcade style video games. You’ll learn how to control characters, objects and outcomes in your game, then increase the difficulty level and add more features. Graphics Design and Graphics Animation topics will also be covered. Learn how to design your own version of PacMan® and several others.

VEHICLE ENGINEERING- recommended for grades 4th- 8th
Students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our LEGO kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more.

COLLISION CARS-recommended for grades 4th-8th
Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete.  Students will learn a variety of concepts throughout this class, including basic engineering principles, gearing and gear ratios, electric motors and energy, problem solving, and communication skills.

KRAZY SCIENCE-recommended for grades 1st-3rd
Students will make ooey-goeey slime, watch clear liquids magically change color, make their own eraser and super bouncy ball, invent their own carbonated drink, make a glowing blue concoction to examine why fireflies glow, make a dinosaur grow to many times its original size, and more fun lab experiments!

JUNIOR ENGINEERING 1- recommended for grades 1st-3rd
Great hands on learning and building! Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our unique LEGO® kits!
JUNIOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING- recommended for grades 1st- 3rd
Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cards, construction machines and more using our unique LEGO® kits!

Cost: $175 per camp
Dates: July 25-28 or August 1-4
Times: 9-12 or 1-4

Contact Galveston College Continuing Education Department or visit our website for more information: 409-944-1344.