News Stories for the Week

12/10/2007

 

 

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, Galveston College Vocational Nursing students recently held a food drive to benefit the Gleanings from the Harvest charitable organization. Pictured are Gleanings from the Harvest shipping/receiving clerk Luke Morgan, GC students Roldan Balmaceda, Chauntae Woods, Christine Fortin, J.J. Wilson and Gleanings from the Harvest Executive Director Mark W. Davis.

Galveston College Picked by Hispanic Magazine

Galveston College has been named a publisher pick by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine according to Publisher Jose Lopez-Isa.  The annual list picks colleges and universities across the United States where Hispanic students have shown they can thrive and persist.

Galveston College had 2,073 credit students enroll for the 2007 Fall semester.  Of those students 25.5% were Hispanic.

Galveston College Foundation 2007 Annual Campaign

The Galveston College Foundation is in the midst of its 2007 year-end annual fund drive.  The communities support and generosity in prior years, since the Foundations inception in 1996, has enabled the Galveston College Foundation to become an important asset to Galveston College and the many people that it serves.

This year, among the several projects and programs that could use the community’s support, is the Dual Credit Assistance Program that provides local high school juniors and seniors who cannot afford college credit tuition a chance to gain an early start to college. 

Participation in purchasing one of nine oak trees in Beacon Square will create a legacy for yourself, your organization, or your family at the front door of Galveston College for generations to come.

For more information on Galveston College Foundation programs call Joe Huff at (409)944-1302 or email jhuff@gc.edu

Senior Citizen Discounts

All United States citizens who are residents of Galveston Community College District who have attained the age of 65 years (65 and older) are eligible to receive a 100% tuition discount for credit courses, and a 50% discount for associated fees for credit courses (exceptions include individual music instruction, liability insurance, health fees, and testing fees).  Tuition/fee adjustment requests for credit courses must be made at the time of registration.


For Continuing Education courses, all United States citizens who are residents of Galveston Community College district who have attained the age of 65 years (65 and older) are eligible to receive a 50% tuition discount for non-credit continuing education courses.  Tuition /fee adjustment requests for continuing education courses must be made at the time of registration.

Holiday Closure

Galveston College will close for the holidays on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00 p.m.  Galveston College will open for business on Thursday January 3 at 8:00am and open registration begins Monday, January 7. The 2008 Spring Semester classes begin January 14th..

Nursing Program Accepting Applicants

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.