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Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen recently announced a partnership between the City of Galveston, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Houston’s Future to increase two and four year college graduation rates in the region through a MY DEGREE COUNTS initiative. Pictured at the recent press conference are Galveston Chamber President Gina Spagnola; Galveston College President Dr. W. Myles Shelton; President and CEO of Texas A&M University at Galveston Rear Admiral Robert Smith III; City of Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen; Government and Community Affairs member Curtis Brown; Galveston Chamber Chair Elect Bill Ross; Co-Chair Chamber Education Committee Sharon Gillins; GEDP representative Michelle Hay; UTMB representative Harris “Shrub” Kempner and Texas A&M Vice President of Academic Operations Dr. Donna Lang.

Galveston College Offers Ed2Go Classes

Upgrade your skills, or learn something new through our instructor facilitated online courses. Most courses run for six-weeks and are project oriented to include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any course on your schedule, as long as you have internet access!
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For additional information, pricing, or start dates call the Continuing Education and Professional Development Center at 409-944-1344.

Mediterranean Menu – August 6 and August 8

Food critics and dietitians praise the diet of Mediterranean cultures as wonderfully healthy. Dishes prepared in this course include the healthy ingredients of Mediterranean diet. Instructor Karen Hix will show you how to make some of these more popular cultural dishes at home: hummus, tabouli and baklava. You'll see demonstrations, participate in hands-on recipe preparations, receive family recipes to take home and hear family stories. Best of all – every class ends with a tasting! The cost is $59. The class will be held Tuesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Heartsaver CPR for Non-Healthcare Providers

This American Heart Association Heartsaver course is designed for those not in the healthcare field, such as police, commercial airline or cruise line crews, security personnel, or family members of those with a high cardiac risk. This course is designed to train anyone who might be the first to respond in the workplace or community. You will learn to use CPR, barrier devices and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for all ages. You will be shown how to relieve foreign body airway obstructions and manage injured and ill persons. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the written exam will receive an official CPR completion card (credential), which is good for two years. This class will be held Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.