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Dr.  Guadalupe Quintanilla will be guest speaker for Galveston College’s “See Your Success Day”, September 14.

Prominent educator to be special guest speaker at Galveston College “See Your Success” Day, Thursday, September 14th

Designed to motivate and assist under-prepared college students to develop strategic life plans for their future success, Galveston College’s Developmental Educational department will host a special “See Your Success” Day from 2p.m.-4p.m. on Thursday, September 14 in Room FA-207, 4015 Avenue Q.   Keynote speaker for this event will be the prominent and highly-respected educator, Dr. Guadalupe Quintanilla.  Recognized for her exceptional achievements in motivating students to “develop their love for learning”, Quintanilla has received commendations and appointments from four different presidents and was also the first Hispanic United States Representative. She has been published in numerous publications including The New York, Times, The Wall Street Journal, and People Magazine.

The Developmental Education department at the College helps students to integrate and improve their work, life, and technology skills as identified and endorsed by the Secretary’s Commission for Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). The SCANS Report lists five competencies that are currently being integrated into the remedial courses: Resources, Interpersonal, Information, Systems, and Technology.

For more information about this special event, contact Dr. Melanie Johnson, Coordinator of Development Studies, at or call 409-944-1269.

Attendees visiting the Galveston College booth at the recent Senior Camp, held at Moody Memorial Methodist Church, are (from left) Alice Williams, Executive Director of Libbie’s Place, Senior Day Program; the Reverend Dr. Helen W. Appleburg, Executive Director of the William Temple Episcopal Center; and Wendy Allen, Account Executive, Continuing Education Division, Galveston College.

 Galveston College offers variety of courses for seniors

Galveston College’s Lifetime Learner’s classes feature a variety of fun and interesting classes for individuals 65 and over.  These PALS (Programs and Activities for Learning Seniors) feature such unique learning opportunities as digital camera courses, floral design, home repair, piano lessons, aerobics, arts, ballroom dance, cake decorating,  cardio hip-hop, choir, computer training, Cooking Lite and Healthy for One (1), country/western dance, crafts, cycling, star gazing classes, yoga, and weight training session. 

Noted Galveston College PALS coordinator, Wendy Allen, account executive Continuing Education Division, “The PALS program is an exciting program designed to not only educate our seniors, but to offer unique and fun classes where they can learn together – and be together - with their friends and have a good time.”  “One of these special new classes, ‘Cooking Lite and Healthy for One’, is offered through our Culinary Arts Department and will showcase a variety of healthy, yet simple, recipes and menu plans.”

Allen and the Continuing Education Department at Galveston College have also created a Seniors Advisory Committee that will meet quarterly at the College to address and meet the needs of the Seniors Committee. For more information about these senior citizen classes and the PALS program, call the Continuing Education Division at 409-944-1344 or visit online at

Galveston College Health Science Department seeks applications beginning September 15

Starting September 15, the Galveston College Health Science Department will begin accepting applications for the following programs: NURSING, including Associate Degree Nursing - ADN, Licensed Vocational Nursing - LVN to ADN Transition, Emergency Medial Technician Paramedic - EMT-P to ADN Transition, and Vocational Nursing Certificate). Applications will also be accepted for programs in ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES, including Radiation Therapy Technology (AAS and Certificate), Nuclear Medicine Technology (AAS), Radiography (AAS), Biotechnology (AAS), and post-degree Certificates in Surgical Technology, Breast Imaging/Mammography (MAMMO), Computerized Tomography (CT) Certificate and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate.

Applications can be completed in Regents Hall, Room 268 for Nursing Programs or Northen Hall, Room 204 for Allied Health Programs. For more information about the Nursing Programs, contact Dana Gazda at 409-944-1379 or Jameeka Grogan at 409-944-1252 for information about the Allied Health Science Programs. For complete program descriptions and requirements, visit online at¬_Sciences.asp