BBS Students

Building Bridges to Success

Galveston College Building Bridges to Success (BBS), a TRIO Student Support Services program funded by the United States Department of Education, provides intensive academic and student support services to currently enrolled students who are first generation, low-income, or disabled.


  • Academic advising for degree planning, course selection, and registration
  • Academic tutoring
  • Financial Aid and scholarship guidance
  • Financial and economic literacy information
  • Assistance with transferring to a four-year institution
  • Office resources—computers, printers, copiers, fax, and phone
  • Referral services
  • Student networking and supportive learning environment

  • To increase retention rates
  • To increase course completion rates
  • To increase graduation rates
  • To increase transfer rates
  • To provide an institutional climate to encourage student success

Particpants must meet one or more of the first three eligibility requirements. 

  • First-generation college student (neither parent/guardian completed a four-year college degree)
  • Income eligible (based on taxable income)
  • Student with a documented disability

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or Pell Grant eligible
  • Currently enrolled in or placed out of INRW/ENGL Co-requisite
  • Not have already earned an associates or bachelors degree

  • Less than 45 college credit hours
  • 2.0 or above GPA on all college level coursework

Complete the online application at the link below.

BBS Application

Amy Leuchtag

Amanda Lozano

Enrique Garza

Amy Leuchtag, BBS Director  

Amanda Lozano, Student Success Advisor 

Enrique "Lupe" Garza, Administrative Assistant

Questions? Contact Us.

Building Bridges to Success

Monday - Tuesday

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m

Wednesday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m