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Galveston College offers new Massage Therapy program

Galveston College will offer a new program in Massage Therapy beginning this fall.

The courses, which will be offered through the college’s Continuing Education department, start Wednesday, Aug. 29, and continue through Dec. 6.

Classes are offered Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Room 252 of Regents Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Fall semester courses include Massage Fundamentals I, Massage: Business Practices and Professional Ethics, and Massage: Anatomy and Physiology for Massage.

Spring semester courses include Health and Hygiene, Chair Massage, Fundamentals of Massage II, and an Internship, which will be include proper massage protocol for various populations.

Upon completion of the two-semester, 546-contact-hour program, students will be eligible to take the state board exam.

Cost per semester is $1,500. Payment plans are available.

Download an application for the Massage Therapy program at gc.edu/massage, or visit the Continuing Education department on the first floor of Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.

Students in the TRiO Upward Bound program at Galveston College on July 3 conducted a U.S. Supreme Court mock trial of the actual and recent case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

TRiO Upward Bound students experience Supreme Court mock trial

Students in the TRiO Upward Bound program at Galveston College on July 3 conducted a U.S. Supreme Court mock trial of the actual and recent case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Galveston attorney, Doryn Glenn, argued for Masterpiece. Galveston College Government Instructor Brad Cox argued for Colorado in the case.

Galveston College Upward Bound, a TRIO program funded through the U.S. Department of Education, is a college preparatory program designed to serve 60 9th- through 12th-grade students at Ball High School.

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education by increasing the academic performance and motivation of participants.

Above, Galveston attorney, Doryn Glenn, presents a case to students in the TRiO Upward Bound program during a mock trial last week at Galveston College.

Below, Galveston College Government Instructor Brad Cox, is pictured with the TRiO Upward Bound students who participated in the U.S. Supreme Court mock trial.

 

Galveston College participates in Oceans of Opportunity job fair

Galveston College participated in the 13th annual Oceans of Opportunity job fair hosted by Workforce Solutions and U.S. Congressman Randy Weber July 9 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort.

Attendees met with representatives from the petrochemical, light industrial, information technology, law enforcement, healthcare and hospitality industries, as well as companies offering administrative, service and other career opportunities in the greater Houston-Galveston area and beyond. Educational institutions and school districts were also well-represented at the event.

Above, Pierre Banks, assistant director of admissions and records, and Amanda Smithson, student success adviser, volunteer at the Galveston College booth. Not pictured are Dawn Uyehara, human resources specialist-employment, and Mary Powers, job placement navigator.

Below, Dr. Myles Shelton (center), president of Galveston College, joins Congressman Randy Weber, representatives from Workforce Solutions and community leaders in opening the event.

Summer II begins July 9 at Galveston College

General registration for the 2018 summer I session is underway at Galveston College. Students may also register early for fall 2018.

Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Summer II classes begin Monday, June 9. The fall 2018 semester begins Monday, Aug. 27.

To search for summer and fall classes, visit http://gc.edu/search-for-classes.

New students can apply for admission at https://www.gc.edu/admissions/new-students/ or applytexas.org.

For more information, contact the Galveston College Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220 or visit gc.edu.

HVAC/R students receive Malco Tools recognition

HVAC/R students receive Malco Tools recognition

Third semester Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students Kenneth Caddell and Mahdi Pourhanifeh Doust, were honored recently by Malco Tools as part of the Head of the Class Student Recognition Program.

The Malco Tools Head of the Class program highlights students graduating in HVAC/R programs in technical education. In addition to a certificate, each winner also received a Malco tool kit and cap.

“Mahdi and Kenneth have both shown great promise and have worked hard in their HVAC classes. The tools they received from Malco will help them as they start their careers,” said Ronald Foster, HVAC/R program director.

Above – Galveston College HVAC/R students Mahdi Pourhanifeh Doust (left) and Kenneth Caddell (right) and display the certificates and tools they received as winners of the Malco Tools Head of the Class Student Recognition Program.

TRiO Upward Bound participants visit Gator Country Adventure Park

TRiO Upward Bound participants visited Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 15, after a campus visit to Lamar University.

Gator Country provided educational enrichment for the students by teaching them the history of how the location was developed, why it was developed, the biology of and habitat requirements of American alligators, crocodiles and many different reptiles that were received through rescues, donations or other institutions.

Galveston College Upward Bound, a TRIO Program funded through the U.S. Department of Education, is a college preparatory program designed to serve 60 9th–12th grade students at Ball High School. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of post secondary education by increasing the academic performance and motivation of participants.

Galveston College Cosmetology Services Available June 26-July 24

Cosmetology department offers summer services

Are you ready to freshen up your summer look?

The Galveston College Cosmetology department will open on Tuesdays for services from June 26 to July 24. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All services are offered at the Galveston College Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway, Galveston.

The pricing schedule is as follows:

  • shampoo, haircut and blow out – $15
  • hair color – $15
  • spa manicure – $8
  • facial – $12
  • men’s cut – $8
  • lash tint – $8
  • gel polish – $12

Call (409) 944-1406 or (409) 944-1480 to book an appointment.

Galveston College Board of Regents Chair Ray Lewis presents a resolution honoring Regent George F. Black to Sherry Black, as Vice Chair Karen Flowers and Secretary Fred Raschke look on.

Galveston Community College District Board of Regents honors late Regent George F. Black

The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on June 13 honored and remembered the late George F. Black with a resolution recognizing his 13 years of service to the students, faculty, staff and community as a member of the board.

In presenting a framed copy of the resolution to Regent Black’s widow, Sherry, Galveston College Board of Regents Chair Ray Lewis shared special memories of the former chair, vice chair and secretary of the board and his service on numerous board committees, including Facilities, Policies and Planning, and as the college’s representative to the Galveston College Foundation Board of Directors.

Faculty Senate Chair Don Davison, professor of business/accounting, in presenting a resolution from the Galveston College Faculty Senate, recounted Regent Black’s advocacy of the students, faculty, staff and citizens of the college district.

A graduate of Galveston College and Texas A&M University, Regent Black served at the state level as a member of the Community and Technical College Leadership Council of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He was active in Galveston’s First Lutheran Church and was a leader in several community organizations, including the Galveston Kiwanis Club, the Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts and the Mardi Gras Krewe of Gambrinus.

In other business, the board

  • set June 26 at 5:30 p.m. as the date and time for canvassing the returns of the June 16 runoff election for position 7 on the Galveston College Board of Regents;
  • approved insurance coverage policy renewals with the National Flood Insurance Program and Texas Windstorm Insurance Association;
  • accepted a proposal from the Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund for insurance coverage;
  • approved the purchase of furniture for the digital photography lab and new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program lab;
  • approved the purchase of computer servers for the new Computer and Network Administration program;
  • approved a proposal to refresh the college’s computer network servers;
  • accepted the retirements of Pamela C. Britton, assistant professor of Vocational Nursing, effective May 31 and Dr. Susan M. Shea, professor of Associate Degree Nursing, effective Aug. 31;
  • awarded tenure to faculty members, Dr. Srirajya Rudrabhatla, Biology, and Rodrigo Santoyo, Developmental Mathematics;
  • ratified the employment of Jaime Retiz as instructor and director of the new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program;
  • adopted a resolution granting residence homestead tax exemptions for the 2018 tax year;
  • approved the 2018 Budget and Tax Rate Planning Calendar;
  • approved a consulting services agreement with McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants; and
  • ratified the reappointment of faculty members, Sandra L. Martinez and Daniel W. Fink.
Galveston College student Cole Chandler discusses the need for a speed bump in his neighborhood due to high traffic volume.

Galveston College hosts State of the City event

Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough and City Manager Brian Maxwell presented a “State of the City” town hall on June 12 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus.

Mayor Yarbrough and City Manager Maxwell took questions from city residents and discussed a number of infrastructure projects and improvements planned for the city in areas such as streets and neighborhoods, lighting, water, facilities, sanitary sewer and drainage.

The event was sponsored by the Galveston Roundtable of Foundations, a network of staff and board members representing numerous Galveston charitable foundations.

For more photo highlights, visit the Galveston College Facebook page.