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Galveston College Foundation recently held its first donor/student breakfast recognizing Universal Access and scholarship students as well as over 1,400 donors to the 7 million dollar foundation. Pictured are Rudy Tomjanovich committee member and GPM executive Bill Ross with Foundation Chairman elect Dr. Al LeBlanc and Galveston College President Myles Shelton. The Rudy T. Foundation has contributed over $500,000 in scholarships to Galveston College since 1992.
Galveston College Foundation hosted a breakfast for donors and students on November 7th at the Moody Gardens Hotel. The event celebrated over 1,400 donors that have given the Galveston College Foundation assets of over $7 million in the ten years the foundation has existed.
Receiving awards at the breakfast were local foundations including the Moody Foundation, the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, the Mary Moody Northen Endowment, the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation, The Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund, the Moody Memorial First United Methodist Permanent Endowment, the A.G. Edwards firm and the Rudy Tomjanovich Foundation. Recognized as the outstanding corporate donor was the Galveston County Daily News. Outstanding family donors were the Janice Stanton Family and the Rob Brasier Family. Recognized as the outstanding individual donor was Galveston College faculty member, Dr. Dale Taylor.
Attendees enjoyed an American Breakfast and heard from Galveston College students Charles McVey, Tammy Sharper and Taylor Rogers.
Galveston College has announced plans to offer an Associates of Arts degree with emphasis in Teaching beginning with education courses during the 2008 Spring Semester. The degree will support the career goals of those who seek careers as teaching paraprofessionals as well as those who plan to transfer to a Texas public university.
The three courses being offered in the 2008 Spring Semester are “Educating Young Children,” “Wellness of the Young Child” and “Introduction to the Teaching Profession”. The new education courses offer hands on classroom experience. The degree will include pre-certification courses for three areas of early childhood through sixth grade, grades four through eight and secondary education. The degree is transferable to any Texas four year college or university and early childhood care providers may enroll to increase their skills of credentials.
For additional information about the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree call Dr. Melanie Johnson at (409) 944-1269.
Galveston College will soon be launching a new Connect-ED service that will help us to communicate to students, faculty, staff and administration in the event of an emergency situation involving natural or man made disasters, facility issues, and on-campus crime or assaults.
The Connect-ED service can implement transmission of messages via telephone, computer and cell phone. The Connect-ED service will be managed in conjunction with the procedures used in the College's Emergency Management plan.
The Galveston College Nursing Department is accepting applications for the 2008 Associate Degree in Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2008. Applications can be completed in Regents Hall, Room 268. For more information contact Dana Gazda at 409-944-1379.
Galveston College will offer Early Registration November 26th through 30th and December 3rd through 7th for the spring 2008 semester. Classes for the Spring 2008 semester start Monday, January 14, 2008.