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The Galveston College Learning Resource Center will host a special Expo on Thursday, January 18. Pictured from left to right are LRC employees Hazel Ellis, Technical Services Librarian; Dr. Uyehara, Dean of Workforce and Learning Resources; Michelle Mackey, Assessment Coordinator; Gracie Otin, Reference Librarian; Chandra Matthews, Student Success Center Coordinator; Jennifer Willis-Opalenik, Instructional Designer; Belinda Bales, Administrative Assistant; Robert Taylor, Media Specialist.

Galveston College LRC Showcase Set for January 18

Galveston College’s Learning Resource Center’s mission is to provide academic and support services to the student learner through instructional technology, resources and outreach.  The Learning Resource Center offers a wealth of services and support. Located on the first floor of Regents Hall, the LRC houses the David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library, Cyber Café, Computer Lab, Testing Center, Student Success Center, Media Services, as well as additional resource materials and services.  As part of Galveston College’s 40th Anniversary, the Learning Resource Center will have a special Expo on Thursday, January 18, from 9am-6pm. Tours, refreshments, games, and prizes will highlight the day-long event. The following areas will be featured at the Learning Resource Center Expo:

  • David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library.  This library, open to the public, offers over 30,000 books - both hard copy and online, a state-of-the-art computer catalog system, videos, and magazines.  The Library offers Library Instruction sessions and Student Library Workshops designed to acquaint students in the use of library resources needed for course work and research, and to help them develop information literacy skills.  Individual and course related sessions are available upon request. 
  • Computer Lab and Cyber Cafe. The computer lab provides GC students with access to twenty-four workstations, as well as black-and-white and color printers. Both the Computer Lab and the Cyber Café are open during regular library operating hours.
  • Tutoring Information. The Galveston College Student Success Program provides free tutoring to all GC students on a drop-in basis. The tutors will help provide assistance with homework, study habits, and the learning process. 
  • Testing Center.  Certification, licensure tests, and other services are available from the Testing Center.  Only Correspondence and GED tests require an appointment. The following are some of the tests available at the Center:  Galveston College classes (makeup and online tests), Virtual College of Texas classes, COMPASS tests (placement or THEA Alternative), CLEP tests, Nursing Entrance tests, TCLOSE, and tests from other colleges on request.  Fees apply for some exams.
  • Distance Education.  Distance education, in the form of both online (internet) classes or video telecourses, is a popular choice for many GC students. Distance education classes enable students to more readily structure their education around busy work and personal schedules. GC continues to expand the number of distance-based courses each semester. The distance education staff is available to provide additional information and technical assistance related to distance learning.
  • Media Services.  A variety of services are available for both students and faculty through the LRC such as mail services, print center, as well as media, audio/visual, and photographic production.
    For more information about the upcoming Open House/Expo and the Learning Resource Center, call the LRC at 409. 944.1240.
Leadership Galveston

The Leadership Galveston program was revived during 1995 as a project of Galveston College's Leadership Institute in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. The Leadership Galveston members now boast over 300 former graduates of diverse backgrounds and experiences that studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston in previous leadership classes between 1984-1990 and 1995 - 2005. The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program
on the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to provide motivation for the leadership candidates to become involved in Galveston's future. Its objectives are to: (1) acquaint participants with Galveston's history, government, economy and resources along with the problems and challenges facing the City; (2) offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current leaders and decision makers; and (3) encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership roles. Acceptance in the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston. As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that face Galveston and those that will arise in the coming years. Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet the challenges.

The Leadership Galveston Spring 2007 dates are Fridays, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 13 and April 27. The cost is $325.00 per registrant. For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302 or email

Galveston College Continuing Education offers New Food Classes

The Galveston College Continuing Education Division will offer four new cooking classes designed for a healthier lifestyles. Energizing – Healthier Breakfasts; Healthier, Lighter Cooking for One; Healthier Sugar-Free Fare and Sushi will be held on Saturdays from January 27 through March 3 at Galveston College’s main campus located at 4015 Avenue Q. For more information contact the Continuing Education Division at 409-944-1344.