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Galveston College Faculty and Staff: Will you accept the challenge? 

Galveston College Faculty and Staff: Will you accept the challenge?
Get Fit Texas offers state employees a chance to get active with some friendly competition. You can help Galveston College claim the title of Fittest State Agency in the 10 Week agency-to-agency competition. Challenge begins on January 21, 2019.

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For questions or comments about this guide, please email the Challenge
Administrator, Lesley Jimenez, at lesley.jimenez@dshs.texas.gov.

Spring 2019 registration set at Galveston College

Spring 2019 registration set at Galveston College

General registration for the spring 2019 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 14-16, in Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.


Late registration is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.


The spring course listing 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, emergency medical services, engineering, English, environmental science, government, health information, 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.


To view the complete schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.


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


For more information, contact the Galveston College Admissions office at (409) 944-4242 or visit gc.edu.

Galveston College receives go-ahead to offer bachelor’s degrees

Galveston College received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Dec. 11 to expand its traditional community-college mission to include the awarding of bachelor’s degrees.

Approval to advance from a Level I associate degree-granting college to a Level II bachelor’s degree-granting institution was the final step in Galveston College’s yearlong journey to offer its first bachelor’s degree in 51 years of service to Galveston Island, the state of Texas and the Gulf Coast region – a Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 on June 12, 2017, which allowed the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain public two-year colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs in the fields of applied science, applied technology and nursing.

In November 2017, the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents took a historic vote to create the opportunity for Galveston College to pursue offering the bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The college will launch the Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management in fall 2019. The nursing degree is still in the planning stages.

“The bachelor’s degrees we will offer are designed to complement our two-year degree and certificate programs that prepare students for the workforce and to transfer to four-year universities,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College. “These are degrees when there is a local workforce need either for skills that need specific training and require a bachelor’s degree or for someone who has those skills and wants to advance into a management role.”

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management prepares graduates for entry- to mid-level management positions in planning, directing and coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed-care organizations, public health agencies or similar organizations.

“The state of Texas and the Galveston-Houston metro area are facing severe shortages of healthcare managers in a variety of areas,” said Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president for instruction at Galveston College. “The new bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management will offer students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree in an affordable, supportive environment that is close to home.”

Dr. Matthews said the college is excited to offer its first bachelor’s degree in support of the needs of the healthcare industry in the region.

“This is an outstanding opportunity to provide higher education for an industry that is critical to our island and region’s economic health,” Dr. Matthews said. “Local healthcare workers will now have access to a bachelor’s degree that brings with it opportunities for advancement and higher level skills development.”

Once students begin classes, the college will host an on-site visiting team from SACSCOC within six months of enrolling students. The purpose of this visiting team will be to review the Healthcare Management program and to make recommendations regarding the needs and priorities of the program.

Dr. Shelton said Galveston College will continue to add baccalaureate programs, while retaining the technical mission that is part of a community college’s job — that is, training workers for local industries.

“Our baccalaureate degrees are an affordable win-win for students, business and industry,” Shelton said. “I want to thank our local legislators, the governor, and our regents, faculty, staff and community as we begin this next chapter in the evolution of Galveston College.”

For more information on the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management at Galveston College, visit GC.edu or call (409) 944-4242.

Radiation Nation Bake Sale

The Galveston College Radiation Nation Club will host a bake sale on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium on the Galveston College campus.

Treats will include baked goods.

Artis Crafting Club Meeting

The Galveston College Artis Crafting Club is a place to let your creativity shine. The club meets every Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center.

For more information, contact Shelley Downes at ddownes@gc.edu.


De-Stress Week: Hot Chocolate and Coffee Bar

The Galveston College Student Activities office and Student Government Association will sponsor a hot chocolate and coffee bar on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4-6 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium as part of the Fall 2018 De-Stress Week.

The event is free and open to all students.

De-Stress Week: Adult Coloring and Floats

The Galveston College Student Activities office and Student Government Association will sponsor adult coloring and floats in Student Center 110 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, as part of the Fall 2018 De-Stress Week.


Galveston College Community Chorale sets holiday concert

” December Magic” is the theme of the Galveston College Community Chorale’s annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, Texas.

Under the direction of Michael Gilbert, with accompaniment by Ron Wyatt, the choir will perform a variety of traditional carols, including “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” accompanied by a brass choir.

Other holiday treasures include “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Away in a Manger,” “We Need a Little Christmas” and a special arrangement of “Jingle Bells.” There are other selections, as well as a soloist from the chorale.

The free concert is open to the public.

Kevin Lallman

Galveston College promotes Lallmann to head baseball coach post

Kevin Lallman

Kevin Lallmann has been promoted to head baseball coach at Galveston College.

Lallmann succeeds Chris Joblin, who last week accepted a position as the south Texas regional scout for the Miami Marlins.

“Kevin has been a tremendous asset to the Galveston College baseball program for the past four seasons,” said Galveston College President Myles Shelton. “He is a respected member of the baseball community and will give us the opportunity to make the transition in this position as smooth as possible for our student-athletes and program. His dedication to our students’ success – both on and off the field — is commendable. We are thrilled to have him in this leadership role.”

Lallmann grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where he played for the two-time state champion Carlsbad Cavemen. After high school, he played for New Mexico Junior College and Oklahoma Baptist University.

Prior to coming to Galveston, he was the head coach at Vernon College in Vernon, Texas. He also served as an assistant coach and kinesiology professor at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, New Mexico, and began his coaching career at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.

An associate scout for many organizations, including the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and, currently, the New York Yankees, Lallmann has worked with Baseball USA and has spoken at many camps and clinics throughout the southwest United States.

Throughout his three seasons as the Whitecaps pitching coach, Lallmann sent 14 pitchers on to play at the university level and had one selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.

“I am excited to take over a program with such a rich history and to continue to build on the success we have had in the classroom, in the community and on the baseball field,” Lallmann said. “My goal is to keep the program moving forward, to strive for championships and to ultimately win a national championship. We want to help our student-athletes reach their fullest potential and to succeed in their programs of study and after graduation.”

Lallmann and his wife, Stacy, have three daughters, Katelyn, Taylor and Tanner.