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Galveston College will be offering a new version of its Kid’s College programs this summer.

Courses for students ages 8 through 14 include Minecraft Designers, App Attack, Design Your Own 3D Video Game, Private Lessons in Guitar and Ukulele, and Cupcake Crazies. Minecraft Designers, App Attack and Design Your Own 3D Video Game courses are offered in June and July at a cost of $129 each. Guitar and Ukulele Instruction begins May 19 and runs through August 10 at a cost of $99. Cupcake Crazies is offered in June and July at a cost of $99. For full details and to register for these classes call 409-944-1344 or go to

The 8th Annual Michael D. Riley Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting The Salvation Army of Galveston County was presented by Gilbane Building Company on April 28 at Moody Gardens Golf Course.

The annual tournament honors the memory of beloved community member Michael D. Riley who served as President of Moody Gardens and Vice-President of Gal-Tex Hotel Corporation before his unexpected passing in 2009. Maintenance of Galveston was the winning team with Moody National Bank taking second place. The beautiful afternoon of golf was made possible by Title sponsor Gilbane Building and Eagle Sponsors Moody Foundation, Moody National Bank and Greer Herz & Adams.

Galveston College has been ranked the number one community college in Texas for the third year in a row by, in their ranking methodology published the following statement: “There are several reasons Galveston College deserves the number one spot in our ranking of the best community colleges in Texas, but most trace back to its unparalleled dedication to student success. As an Achieving the Dream institution, Galveston College is part of a multiyear national initiative to help more college students succeed, especially within communities that face significant success barriers. Galveston College was one of the five top community colleges in Texas for its graduation and four-year college transfer rates and low student-to faculty ratio. Particularly impressive, Galveston College tops the list for its relatively low cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies.”

The Galveston Ball High School Student Art Exhibition opens on April 4, 2017, in the Galveston College Fine Arts Gallery. There will be a reception for the students and parents from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts building at the 4015 Avenue Q main campus of Galveston College.

Ball High teacher Michael Dudas has been named a Regional Teacher of the Year by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. This award annually recognizes exemplary magnet school teachers from MSA’s eight regions who demonstrate instructional excellence in the classroom and outstanding leadership in their school and community. Region V includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas.

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