News Stories for the Week

07/02/2012

Administrative Assistant Amanda Lozano, center, recently received the 2011-2012 Classified Staff Exceptional Service Award at the college’s awards banquet.  Lozano is congratulated by Board of Regents member Armin Cantini, left, and Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton.

Fiscal Support Assistant Brenda Reeves, center, recently received the 2011-2012 Classified Staff Exceptional Service Award at the college’s awards banquet. Reeves is congratulated by Board of Regents member Armin Cantini, left, and Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton.

 

Galveston College Offers Second Summer Session

General Registration for the Summer II Session will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10. Summer II Session classes begin July 11. Visit or call the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220 for additional information.

English as a Second Language – Beginning

Galveston College’s beginning course English as a Second Language will help students to improve listening, speaking and pronunciation skills. If you want to feel more comfortable speaking English at school, at the store or at your job, this is a very good class to take.  The first levels will work with conversational English while the higher levels will work with advanced conversation skills. No textbook is required. Handouts will be provided. Tuition is $110 and the class meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 10 through August 9. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Digital Photography

Galveston College’s Digital Photography course provides an introduction to the basics of photography, including an emphasis on digital photography, photographic technique and application.  No textbook is required. Tuition is $65 and the class meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday from July 11 through August 8.  For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

 Supervising Others

Galveston College’s “Supervising Others” two-day workshop is designed to help you overcome many of the supervisory problems you may encounter in your first few weeks as a boss, whether you are a team leader, a project manager, or a unit coordinator. Dealing with the many problems a new supervisor encounters isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to lead to discouragement. Prerequisites: None.   Handouts will be provided. Tuition is $249. This class meets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday July 17 and Thursday July 19. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

QuickBooks – Foundation

Galveston College’s QuickBooks course is an introduction to the accounting cycle in a computerized environment.   QuickBooks is a productivity tool designed to help you manage financial information more easily. This software helps in accounting, bookkeeping and managing your income and expenses. Handouts will be provided. Tuition is $149 and the class meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm. on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 19 through July 25. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, fulltime entering students registering for credit classes. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students may choose from an orientation session listed below:

• Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10 a.m.
• Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 3 p.m.
• Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5 p.m.
• Monday, August 20, 2012 at 3 p.m.
• Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 9 a.m.

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are also able to register early for courses and take the Compass® placement examination (valid picture I.D. REQUIRED) free of charge at the conclusion of each session.

All orientation sessions will be held in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center. Visit www.gc.edu for more information. To sign up for a session call (409) 944-1220 or email the Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez, at alopez@gc.edu.

REMINDER: All first time students must present proof of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination prior to the start of the semester/session.