Category: Student Services

Galveston College students to hear from workforce development leader

“Build Your Future” will be the theme of a student success seminar featuring workforce development authority Carla Thompson on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College.

Backed by solid credentials and proficiencies in hiring, training and retention of workforce, Thompson brings strong knowledge of communication, construction and craft needs for industry to the Houston-Galveston region.

Her presentation will focus on career opportunities, craft professions, training programs and steps to finding a career in industrial construction.

Thompson is a workforce development manager – Western Region for Turner Industries Group, LLC. She developed her administrative skill set through experience as a workforce development manager, craft training manager, office manager and educational specialist.

Her experience includes power, nuclear, industrial maintenance and industrial construction. In 2009, she earned credentials as a National Center for Construction Education and Research master trainer and NCCER administrator. Her major strengths include administration for NCCER programs, setup of craft training and apprenticeship programs, and collaborating with area businesses and schools.

Thompson is currently the chairperson of the East Harris County Manufacturers Association Craft Training Sub-Committee. She is also involved in workforce development as member of the Gulf Coast Associated Builders and Contractors High School Committee, a previous chair and member of the Associated Builders and Contractors/Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation Craft Training Committee, a member of ABC/CMEF Youth Committee and the ABC Industrial Committee. She has also held an executive position for the State of Virginia on the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board.

Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Student Residences at Galveston College

Construction well under way on Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Student Residences

Construction work is well under way on the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Student Residences, which will include seven units designed to resemble the historical homes of Galveston.

The buildings will house approximately 80 students and, when coupled with existing housing, will enable Galveston College to serve about 120 students with residence life opportunities.

The project is funded with the generous support of the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation, which also provided a significant capital expansion grant for the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing, allowing students and the community to gather for events ranging from civic, collegiate and evenings of powerful educational enrichment.

Sullivan Brothers Builders of Galveston is construction manager for the project. Creole Design LLC of Houston is architect.

Fall 2019 Registration

Galveston College sets fall 2019 general registration

General registration for the fall 2019 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 19-22, 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. 23, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26.

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 https://gc.edu/admissions/new-students/ or applytexas.org. To view the complete schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

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

Schedule a Tour Request Form

Galveston College provides tours of the campus for groups and individuals during the following hours
(based on staff availability):

Spring/Fall – Monday through Friday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM

Summer – Monday through Thursday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM

You will be contacted by an Admissions representative to confirm your tour date/time. Until you have been contacted by an Admissions representative, your tour date/time is not reserved.

Please allow at least 2 business days notice for individual tours.

Large groups (10+ students) require at least two weeks notice.


Financial-Aid-Basics at Galveston College

‘Financial Aid 101 Basics’ seminar set for Wednesday

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101 Basics” on Wednesday, April 18, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 251 of Regents Hall at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.

“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College. “

For more information, contact Parra at cparra@gc.edu.

 

Student Success Seminar to focus on communication

How do you make a great first impression? How do you come across as confident and powerful?  How do you know if someone is lying to you?

Come learn about how to read other people’s nonverbal behavior and how to better manage your own nonverbal communication at Galveston College on Wednesday, March 21, from 3-4 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Janene Davison, assistant professor of speech and coordinator of the Communications program, will be the featured speaker for this Student Success Seminar. Her presentation is titled “Read Others Better: Nonverbal Communication and Power.”

The seminar is sponsored by the Student Activities office at Galveston College. For more information, contact Cynthia Parra at (409) 944-1234 or cparra@gc.edu.

Upward Bound

Our Goals

  • To instill in students a positive attitude towards learning and postsecondary education
  • To expose the students to new academic, social, and cultural learning experiences
  • To provide academic assistance for each student
  • To help the students increase their understanding of and ability to cope with their environment
  • To increase school performance and educate students in career and college choices
  • To provide fundamental support to participants in their preparation to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately empowering them to obtain a Bachelor’s degree
What is TRIO?
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Who do we serve?

TRIO programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

These programs are designed to serve primarily individuals from low-income families where neither parent has earned a four-year college degree.

Students in the Upward Bound program are 4x more likely to earn an undergraduate degree than those students with similar backgrounds who do not participate in Upward Bound activities.

Galveston College Upward Bound is 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.

Upward Bound Application

Download and return the completed application.

Upward Bound Application

Upward Bound Application

Download and return the completed application.

Upward Bound Application

Upward Bound

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.

 

Contact Upward Bound

Priselda Perez, M.A., Upward Bound Director

QUESTIONS? Call 409-944-1253

FAX 409-944-1502