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Galveston College Employee Relations committee and the Professional Development Committee combined to provide a presentation to faculty and staff on “Appreciating Diversity and Different Cultures” presented by Dr. Mike McMullen, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston Clear Lake.  Pictured from left to right are Galveston College president Dr. Myles Shelton, Employee Relations Committee Chair and Nursing faculty Joanne Gongora, Presenter Dr. Mike McMullin; Professional Development Committee Chair and English Faculty Michael Berberich and Joe Huff,  Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation and former masters class student of Dr. McMullen.

Galveston  College Introduces Connect-Ed

Galveston College is announcing the implementation of a new mass communication system — Connect-ED.  Connect-ED is designed to quickly communicate important messages to students, faculty and staff during emergency situations.

In the event of an emergency, Connect-ED provides the technology to immediately send important information by e-mail, phone messages, and/or text messages (optional). Students, faculty and staff will be notified of school closings or emergencies within a matter of minutes.

For the system to serve and protect our campus, all contact information (phone numbers and addresses) must be current.  To update and add phone numbers to your personal file, log-in to your Campus Online account, select the “My Info Tab”, run the “Update Personal Info” program, and update your address and phone number(s).  Students will also receive announcements through Whitecaps e-mail accounts.

The first “test message” will be broadcast January 29, 2008. 
Any Galveston College student, faculty or staff member who does not receive this “test message”, should verify that their contact information is correct.
Students needing assistance should contact the Help Desk at 944-1352 or Admissions at 944-1230.
Faculty and staff needing assistance should contact Human Resources at 944-1209.

Mystery Shopping

Mystery Shopping is a great way to add extra income to your household without disrupting your daily routine. As a mystery shopper you will learn about the world of Mystery Shopping and how to find the perfect shopping assignments.
These are 4 hour classes and costs $25.  Classes will be held on January 26th and February 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  A second class will be held February 9th and February 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  A third class will be held on March 29th and April 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. And the final class will be held April 26th and May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Motorcycle Safety

The course teaches basic riding skills and proven techniques which riders need for safe, enjoyable street riding. The course is designed for beginning riders however, experienced riders will benefit as well. Any person who is 15 years old but is less than 18 years old may not enroll into a basic motorcycle operator training course unless he or she has a Class C instructional permit or an unrestricted Class C, or higher, driver license. Students reporting to class without one of these documents will not be allowed to continue in the class and will not be refunded tuition paid. Students completing the course will waive the state's requirement for a motorcycle road test but those students must have some class of a Texas operator's license. Many insurance companies give a discount for course completers. The course is approximately 20 hours long, with 25% classroom and 75% hands-on training on the range. If you have a medical condition or are adversely affected by the summer heat, you may want to consider registering for a class in cooler months. Motorcycles are provided. For additional information call (409) 944-1344 or 944-1347. No Textbook required. Please note that all students will be required to sign a Texas Department of Public Safety waiver form. Timeliness is important and students who are late will not be allowed into the class. NO SENIOR DISCOUNTS FOR MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
Student Requirements:

  • Must be a licensed motor vehicle operator
  • Wear protective clothing (helmet, eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle footwear)
  • Bring your own helmets. Loan helmets are available during the course, if needed. Helmets must be DOT approved and are subject to inspection by the instructors.
  • Attend 100% of the course and pass the written knowledge test and range skill test
  • Pay the course registration fee to be officially enrolled in the course
  • Classes are held at Galveston College on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. (no late admission) to12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoons and Sunday classes are held at Ball High School Parking Lot.

This is a 20 hour class and cost $190.  Classes will be held on weekends from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  The first class will begin on January 26th and there will be additional classes until May 31st.  Classes are held at Galveston College on Saturdays from 8:00-12:00 p.m. Saturday afternoons and Sunday classes are held at Ball High School Parking Lot.  Please see the Galveston College schedule for a list of all dates.