Category: Admissions

Ashley Deck joins Galveston College as Admissions Coordinator

Ashley Deck has been named Admissions Coordinator at Galveston College. Previously, she served as the assistant director of scholarships and recruiting at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

In her new role, Deck is responsible for recruiting, student admissions, customer service, and admissions support services.

Originally from Irving, Deck moved to Galveston to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston, where she graduated with two bachelor’s degrees—one in Marine Biology and another in Marine Fisheries.

Following graduation, she worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a fisheries biologist in Alaska and the Northeast.

Deck then moved back to Texas and changed her career direction to higher education. She worked in the Office of Student Enrollment Services at Texas A&M University at Galveston for the past seven years where she had many different roles in admissions, scholarships, and event planning.

“Ashley stood out as the ideal person to coordinate our admissions program at Galveston College,” said Ron Crumedy, Associate Vice President for Student Services. “Her love of Galveston and her track record focused on students and student success are tremendous assets to the college.”

Deck and her husband, Nate, have a two-year-old daughter, Ava. She enjoys reading and going on nature walks.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Galveston College community,” she said. “Everyone has been so welcoming, and I am so happy to be here.”

2021 LEA Graduation Class 6D

Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy accepts applications through July 21

The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy will accept applications for admission for 2021-2022 through July 21.

The college’s seventh full-time day program will run Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for one semester. Classes begin July 26. Graduation will be in December 2021.

The academy’s 35th evening program will run Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 2. The program runs for two semesters. Graduation is set for May 2022.

More than 450 cadets have graduated from Galveston College’s Law Enforcement Academy since it began in 1987. Many of those graduates have gone on to join county law enforcement agencies and police departments across Texas.

The 740-hour law enforcement academy is designed for those who are seeking certification as a Texas peace officer from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE.)

For more information on the Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy, contact Crystal Robinson, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Academy program director, at (409) 944-1331 or crobinson@gc.edu or instructor Bart Stephenson at (409) 944-1263 or bstephenson@gc.edu.

Students also can visit the office in Room 323 of the Mary Moody Northen Center on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas, or online at https://gc.edu/criminal-justice-law-enforcement.

2021 LEA Graduation Class 6D

Graduates of Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy Class 6D include (front row from left) Wesley Divine, Britnni Love, Meghan Bilbrey and Felicia Barrienties, (back row from left) instructor Bart Stephenson, Andy Duhon, Zachary Williams, Sam Kayal and Crystal Robinson, program director of the Law Enforcement Academy.

2021 LEA Graduation Class 34

Graduates of Class 34 of the Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy include (front row from left) Benjamen Cohan, Keren Chapman, Reynol Lopez, Kevin Anderson, Shamael Ruiz, Law Enforcement Academy Program Director Crystal Robinson, (back row) instructor Bart Stephenson, Andrew Moffet, Alyssa Dale, Geria Brown, Johnathan Aucoin, John Perry, Wesley Hurt and instructor Sgt. Billy Kilburn, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

Galveston College Logistics program information session is July 13

Are you interested in being part of one of the largest employment sectors in Texas? Is a career in logistics and supply chain management right for you? Would you like more information about the new associate degree and certificates in logistics at Galveston College?

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend an information session hosted by Galveston College Logistics Program Director John Rydlund on Tuesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. in the Galveston College Cheney Student Center Seibel Wing, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Rydland will discuss the job outlook for logistics careers, highlight the program offered at Galveston College and go over important steps to enroll. He also will discuss the dual-credit program offered at Ball High School, share information on important industry certifications and provide insight on career advancement opportunities for those already in the field.

Crucial to the supply chain of any business, logistics involves the timely delivery of freight and goods from one place to another, as well as the unloading and unpacking of this cargo. Whether by land, air or sea, Galveston, Houston and the Gulf Coast region offer an impressive array of logistical and distribution channels to move goods around the country and the world. Houston is also home to the No. 1 foreign trading port in the U.S. by tonnage and the largest container port on the Gulf Coast making this a capital of global trade.

The Galveston College Logistics program covers the foundational areas of logistics and supply chain and develops students’ abilities to think critically and solve real-world problems. Students learn negotiation tactics and receive exposure to supply chain analytics, both desirable skills for employers.

A two-year Associate of Applied Science degree and Basic, Intermediate and Advanced certificates are available.

For more information, contact Rydlund at (409) 944-1318 or jrydlund@gc.edu.

Register now for summer and fall classes

Priority registration for summer II and fall 2021 classes is underway at Galveston College.

Summer II classes begin Tuesday, July 12. The fall 2021 semester begins Monday, Aug. 30.

Your College. Your Way.
The schedule of classes for summer and fall 2021 features a robust offering of in-person face-to-face classes, fully online classes, and hybrid classes that combine in-person and distance education.

Advising
In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, students should contact their advisor or email advising@gc.edu.

In-person Registration
In-person registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays in the Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston. The college is closed on Fridays.

Online Registration
To register online, students should

–log in to their Whitecaps portal by entering their Galveston College user ID and password. Students who do not know their Galveston College user ID should contact the Information Technology Service Desk at helpdesk@gc.edu.
–click on myGC.
–select Student Planning and Registration.

Students who need help or who have questions about registering online should email the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students should contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@gc.edu to ensure their financial aid awards are in place. Those who have not completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-2022 should complete the application here.

Tuition and Fees Payment Arrangements
Registration is not complete until payment arrangements are made. Students who owe a balance can make full payments online with a credit card via myGC in their Whitecaps portal or by sending a check or money order by mail to the Galveston College Business Office, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550. (Please include the student’s name and student ID number.)

Students with payment questions can email the Business Office at bo@gc.edu or leave a message at (409) 944-1362. (Please leave name, student ID number and contact information.)

Students who want to set up a payment plan must sign up via their Whitecaps portal using the FACTS payment plan system. For more information on payment plans, please visit the FACTS payment system information page here.

Payment questions may be directed to the Business Office at bo@gc.edu.

Please contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu with any questions concerning registration.

The Beacon of Galveston College

Galveston College fall 2020 registration is Aug. 24-29

General registration for the fall 2020 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 24-27, on the first floor of Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Late registration is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 31.

Students have five course-delivery options that fit their preferred learning style and comfort level:

• face-to-face instruction,
• hybrid synchronous (a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings),
• hybrid asynchronous (a combination of face-to-face and traditional online instruction),
• online synchronous via Zoom,
• traditional online asynchronous instruction, or
• a combination of the options.

Not all classes are offered in all five course-delivery methods.

Students can review lists of classes for each learning option at the “Your College, Your Way” site on the Galveston College website at https://gc.edu/yourcollegeyourway.

The fall course schedule includes classes in accounting, art, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, computed tomography, cosmetology, computer and network administration, computer science, criminal justice, culinary arts, developmental studies, diagnostic medical sonography, drama, economics, education, electrical and electronics technology, emergency medical services, engineering, English, environmental science, government, health information and healthcare management.

Also, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), history, humanities, instrumentation technology, kinesiology/physical education, law enforcement, learning framework, magnetic resonance imaging, mathematics, medical administration, music, nuclear medicine, nursing, philosophy, physics, psychology, radiation therapy, radiography, sociology, Spanish, speech, surgical technology, vocational nursing and welding technology.

New students can apply for admission at applytexas.org.

In order to plan coursework for the fall semester, new and current students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

All campus areas/offices have reopened to provide in-person services.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, city of Galveston and state of Texas guidelines.

New and current students can also register on their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu with their student ID number. A student ID number is assigned at the time of admission.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu. Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu with any questions concerning registration.

For a copy of Galveston College’s Making It Real for Fall 2020: A Framework for Fall Classes and Campus Operations,” visit gc.edu/coronavirus.

Moody Hall

Galveston College accepts applications for Healthcare Management program

Galveston College is accepting applications for admission to the second cohort of its Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management (BAS-HCM) degree program.

The BAS-HCM program prepares students who already possess associate degrees in allied health fields for entry- to mid-level management positions in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, emergency medical services, public health agencies or similar organizations. The upper-level courses in the program are delivered primarily via distance education with some face-to-face meetings each semester.

The admissions criteria and program application are available on the Galveston College website at https://gc.edu/healthcare-management/. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the summer, but priority review is underway now!

For more information, contact Dr. Tirizia York, program director, at (409) 944-1489 or tyork@gc.eduMoody Hall.

DAR offers scholarships for students

The George Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Galveston, Texas, invites Galveston College students to apply for scholarships offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States to apply for a scholarship offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.  Applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, applicants may want to reach out to the George Washington Chapter for help with their applications.

For more information, contact Meghann Nash in the Galveston College Financial Aid office at mnash@gc.edu. Deadline for applications is midnight on February 15, 2020?

Visit the DAR website for a list of scholarships

Summer II and Fall 2019 registration is underway

Registration is underway for summer II and fall 2019 classes at Galveston College.

Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Cheney Student Center.

Summer II classes begin Monday, July 15. The fall 2019 semester begins Monday, Aug. 26.

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

New students can apply for admission at https://gc.edu/admissions/steps-to-enroll/ or applytexas.org.

Students registering now through Aug. 30 for the fall 2019 semester have access to a new FACTS monthly payment plan option. Payments may be made via e-Cashier by automatic bank payment or credit card. Additional information is on the Whitecaps portal.

For more information, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-4242 or admissions@gc.edu.

Dr. Tirizia York

Galveston College accepts applications for new bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management

Galveston College has begun accepting applications for admission to its new Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management (BAS-HCM) degree program, which will start in fall 2019.

Dr. Tirizia York, director of the program, said the purpose of the BAS-HCM program is to prepare students who already possess associate degrees in allied health fields for entry- to mid-level management positions in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, emergency medical services, public health agencies or similar organizations. The upper-level courses in the program will be delivered primarily via distance education with some face-to-face meetings each semester.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, there will be an average of 275 openings each year in the Gulf Coast Workforce Area for healthcare managers. This represents a 32 percent increase from 2014 to 2024.

Statewide predictions indicate there will be 1,070 annual job openings in this career field, which is a 29 percent increase from 2014 to 2024. All of these healthcare management positions will require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

The admissions criteria and program application are available on the Galveston College website at https://gc.edu/healthcare-management/. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the summer, but the priority review will begin on June 3.

Mary Stewart

Galveston College graduates 642 on May 17

Galveston College celebrated its 52nd Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 17, at the Galveston Island Convention Center with a record number of graduates earning a record number of degrees and certificates.

The college had a graduating class of 642 this year, compared to 566 in 2018, with 744 degrees and certificates awarded, compared to 652 in 2018.

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, and Karen Flowers, chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, challenged the graduates to pursue their dreams and to give back to their community and future students.

Speakers included graduating students Olha Few and Kelly Simmons.

Theron Waddell, president of the Faculty Senate, certified the graduates and Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, introduced the candidates for degrees and certificates.

Music was provided by the Galveston College Community Chorale Men’s Ensemble and TMH Company, Theresa Hanebury, conductor.

Earlier in the day, the Galveston College Nursing program celebrated its 2019 Pinning Ceremony for Associate Degree in Nursing and Vocational Nursing graduates.

To view photos from 2019 Commencement and 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony, click here. Download code is 7142.

 

Above: Galveston College Associate Degree in Nursing graduate Mary Stewart celebrates following the 2019 Galveston College Commencement Ceremony on Friday. A record 642 graduates received 744 degrees and certificates this year.