Galveston College announced the naming of its Emergency Medical Services program in honor of the Moody Foundation’s $5 million leadership gift to the college.

The Galveston College Board of Regents approved the naming of the Moody EMS program of Galveston College in a recent meeting. In 2022, Galveston College announced a $5 million leadership grant from the Moody Foundation toward the College’s Building Tomorrow capital campaign. The gift supports Galveston College’s new Health Sciences Education Center, which broke ground in June 2022 and is scheduled for completion in 2024.

“The Moody Foundation is pleased to support Galveston College and its Emergency Medical Services program,” said Elle Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation. “We’re honored to support future generations of Galveston College students who will have the opportunity for a career in emergency medical services to make a difference in Galveston’s medical community and beyond.”

Galveston College’s EMS program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students who successfully complete the first semester may apply for EMT-Basic certification. Students completing the second semester may apply for Advanced EMT certification. Students completing the final semesters may apply for Paramedic certification. Students who successfully complete the technical and general education courses will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services, which broadens and heightens the student’s career opportunity and portability.

“The Moody Foundation’s transformative gift will ensure Galveston College students are well-trained through its EMS program. The regional demand for emergency medical services professionals remains strong,” said Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College. “Galveston College is pleased to recognize the Moody Foundation’s investment in health sciences education with its generous grant by naming the college’s program the Moody EMS Program of Galveston College.”

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

For more information about the Galveston College Foundation, contact the Office of Development and GC Foundation at 409-944-1306, or email [email protected].


Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.

The Galveston College Foundation exists to support and enhance the ability of Galveston College to achieve its mission of advancing people’s lives through lifelong learning.


The Moody Foundation was established by W.L. Moody, Jr. and Libbie Shearn Moody in 1942 to share their good fortune and make a difference in the lives of the people of Texas. Since then, the Foundation has pledged and awarded more than $2.5 billion in grants throughout the state – with over $1.1 billion in Galveston giving – to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured and inspired generations of Texans. The Moody Foundation continues with a board of three trustees: Frances Moody-Dahlberg, Ross Moody and Elizabeth “Elle” Moody. Learn more at