News Stories for the Week

09/05/2006

Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, Vice-President and CEO, Texas A&M University at Galveston and Dr. Elva Concha LeBlanc, President, Galveston College recently signed an agreement that facilitates the admission and academic transfer of students from Galveston College to Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Articulation Agreement Signed between Galveston College and Texas A&M University at Galveston

Dr. Elva Concha LeBlanc, president of Galveston College, and Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, Vice-President and CEO, Texas A&M University at Galveston, recently signed an articulation agreement that ensures a seamless transition for students transferring from Galveston College into TAMUG programs. Details of the agreement include the following: 

  • Galveston College student must choose and complete a specified degree plan at Galveston College that has been approved as transferable to TAMUG.
  • GC student must complete at least 24 credits in transferable classes at Galveston College that either satisfy the chosen TAMUG degree plan or satisfy the Texas A&M core curriculum.
  • GC student must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA for those classes chosen for the TAMUG degree plan.

For more information about the agreement and specific course information, contact the Admissions Office at 409-944-1230. This agreement is effective with the Fall 2006 semester.

Program to Highlight Career in Nursing set for this Wednesday, September 6

High school students interested in a nursing career, students preparing to submit applications to the Galveston College nursing program, and anyone else interested in learning more about nursing as a vocation and career are urged to attend an informative seminar this Wednesday, September 6.  The meeting will be held at 7p.m. in Room M220 at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q. Nursing faculty and staff will provide information about nursing as a career, as well as specifics on how to enroll in the programs – including RN, LVN, and Transition. Attendees can expect to learn job description(s), different levels of nursing available, and application process. Presently, the College offers both an Associate Degree Nurse (RN) and certification – Certified Nurse Aid and Vocational Nurse – each providing the foundation for a Bachelors and post graduate degree. The programs are defined as follows:

  • CNA (Certified Nurses Aid) – This six-week course prepares the student for certification by the state to work in hospitals, nursing homes, and other intermediate skilled institutions. Graduates can expect to be able to give basic care and assist with daily activities for elderly and debilitated individuals.
  • LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) –This is a one year course that prepares the student to take the state licensure test. LVN’s – often working under the direction of the registered nurse – can expect to find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinical and medical offices.
  • RN (Registered Nurse) – The Associate Degree’d Registered Nurse will be prepared to give high level care to a wide variety of patients in almost every setting in the healthcare system. This two-year course also prepares the student to take the registered nurses licensure exam.
    Call 409-944-1379 for more information or visit online at http://www.gc.edu/.
Innovative Mentoring Program to Continue During Fall Semester

Initiated during the Spring 2006 semester, the Mentoring Program at Galveston College was created to ensure that students gain the essential skills necessary to move forward after completing their coursework at Galveston College.  Established with the premise that “Galveston College is committed to student success” and as a part of that commitment, the College offers opportunities for students to receive mentoring.  Benefits to be gained include developing a relationship with faculty and staff that provide guidance, tools for success, and assistance with setting and reaching obtainable goals.

Students that participate in the Mentoring Program are required to sign an agreement that they will accomplish the following: Attend two student success workshops per semester, meet every other week with their Mentor to discuss problems and progress, research degree plans and discuss with their Mentor at least one university they are considering for transfer after finishing at Galveston College (or research and discuss with their Mentor a career/occupation related to their associate degree or certificate plan), and develop and review with their Mentor a  personal schedule that ensures better and more productive time management.   For all of the students (mentees) who successfully completed the program, each will receive a $50 scholarship for use at the Galveston College Bookstore.
Noted Dr. Elva Concha LeBlanc, president: “We found that the mentors were learning and growing and achieving just as much as the students they counseled.  In fact, this has become a very rewarding and exciting program – for both mentors and mentees.”  A survey taken at the end of the Spring semester indicated over 90% of the mentees who completed the survey ranked the new program as “excellent.”  For more information about the Mentor Program, contact the office of Enrollment Management at 409-944-1341.