GISD Bilingual/ESL program students and parents visited Galveston College at the end of June to learn about higher education.


As part of the visit, guest speaker Dr. Jose Zelaya gave a lively presentation to the future college students about the benefits of pursuing a higher education.


Zelaya, who migrated to the United States from Honduras and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas A&M University, described his experience as a student. He also had interactive discussions about the cost of living and how a higher education can help students improve their lives and that of their families.


During the event, students and parents were also treated to food, prizes and giveaways.



Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.