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Summer and fall registration to open Monday at Galveston College

Registration for the 2018 summer and fall semesters will open on Monday, April 16, at Galveston College.

Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Summer I classes begin Monday, June 4. Summer II classes begin Monday, July 9. The fall 2018 semester begins Monday, Aug. 27.

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

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

For more information, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or adm@gc.edu.



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Phi Theta Kappa participates in Trash Bash

Working with Scenic Galveston, Inc., Phi Theta Kappa students and advisors participated in Trash Bash®, which is the largest single day waterway clean-up event in the State of Texas, on March 24 at the John M. O’Quinn Estuarial Corridor Preserve.

Trash Bash® has experienced tremendous growth over 24 years. Since 1994, 105,800 volunteers have collected 2,189 tons of trash, 16 tons of recycling and 10,709 tires.

The group picked up approximately 25-35 30-gallon bags of trash, which included one cell phone, countless food and beverage containers, over one dozen single shoes, a ton of clothing, fishing line, plastic bags and other miscellaneous waste.

The group encourages everyone to dispose of waste and trash responsibly – Don’t Mess With Texas, and help keep the state’s waterways healthy.

Pictured (left to right) are advisor and Medical Administration faculty member Donna Swartz, Sigma Gamma chapter president Kenneth Rudd, advisor and nursing faculty member Jeffery Eubank and PTK members Mattie Strawn and Crystal Rendon.


Galveston College sets 2018 Health and Wellness Fair on April 6

Galveston College will host its 2018 Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Sponsored by the Galveston College Employee Relations and Wellness Committee and Office of Student Activities, the Health and Wellness Fair is free for Galveston College students and faculty, staff, their spouses and dependents.

Participants are asked to bring a valid Galveston College ID and their insurance card. Discounted fees for services may be available for those with no insurance.

Highlights of the event will include the following:

  • blood pressure checks by Galveston College Nursing and Emergency Medical Services students and faculty;
  • immunizations for participants eight years of age and older by Walmart Pharmacy;
  • free flu shots donated by American National Insurance Co. and provided by Affinity Immediate Care;
  • HIV testing and information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by Access Care of Coastal Texas (ACCT);
  • one free hour of yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Galveston College yoga instructor Jim Turner;
  • information and pre-registration packets by UTMB Health Radiography-Breast Imaging;
  • games and prizes by Anytime Fitness and
  • healthy snacks by Galveston College Culinary Arts.

Other participating exhibitors will include Alzheimer’s Association – Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Galveston County Health District-Public Health, UTMB Health Transplant Center, Ball High School Teen Health Center, Inc., VALIC-Mike Brown and Voya-Jeremy Joaquin.

“We are excited to once again host a Health and Wellness Fair for the students, faculty and staff of Galveston College,” said Joyce Landry, Human Resources payroll/benefits specialist. “This event is designed to help educate our students, faculty and staff about health services available in the community and to focus on issues related to health and wellness.”

For more information, contact Landry at (409) 944-1280 or jlandry@gc.edu.


Students with Special Needs

Overcoming stereotypes is subject of student success talk on March 28

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Overcoming Stereotypes and Bias” on Wednesday, March 28, from 3-4 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

This interactive seminar and open discussion will assist attendees in examining personal biases and challenge stereotypes.

“Participants also will receive tips for overcoming biases and how to look beyond ‘first impressions’ to overcome stereotyping,” said presenter 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.

Harvey Student Relief Funds provide support for Galveston College students

Students in line at admissionsGalveston College students who were directly impacted and suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey can now apply for Harvey Student Relief Funds.

These funds are not intended to replace financial aid, insurance coverage or FEMA funds for which students may be eligible.

This is a one-time allocation and priority will be given to those with documented home or auto damage with funds for expenses such as food, clothing, temporary shelter or replacing other basic essentials as a result of the storm.

Awards may range from $250 to $1,000. This funding does not have to be repaid.

In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • be a resident of a Texas disaster declared county.
  • have a financial hardship resulting from Hurricane Harvey impact.
  • be currently enrolled at Galveston College in at least six semester credit hours.
  • be in a declared major or certificate.
  • complete an application in full.

Applicants must submit copies of supporting documentation (i.e. FEMA approval, Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) approval, insurance claim documents and/or approval from other relief agency directly related to Hurricane Harvey).

Applications will be available in the Galveston College Financial Aid Office on Jan. 16 and must be returned no later than Feb. 9.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (409) 944-1238 or email at mnash@gc.edu.