News Stories for the Week

12/01/2008

 

Dr. Myles Shelton, President of Galveston College receives several presentations from Dr. Willis Lott, President of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.  The employees and students of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College adopted Galveston College following Hurricane Ike after suffering a similar experience after Hurricane Katrina. The employees and students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College donated in excess of $5,700 for the benefit of employees and students at Galveston College.

Mississippi Community College Adopts Galveston College

The good people in Perkinston, Mississippi know what it’s like in the aftermath of a hurricane.  The employees and students of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College adopted Galveston College employees and students after Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston Island.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College President Dr. Willis Lott flew to Galveston last week to present several donations to Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton.  The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College employees donated $4,500 to the Galveston College Hurricane Ike Relief Fund.  Six student organizations from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College donated $1,200 and they stated in a letter “After Katrina, our campuses received a great deal of support from other institutions that made a significant difference in our recovery efforts”.

Dr. Shelton expressed thanks on behalf of the students, faculty and staff to Dr. Willis Lott and the employees and students of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Pharmacy Technician Program at Galveston College

With the New Year quickly approaching, you may find yourself looking for a new start. The new Pharmacy Technician Program at Galveston College is your chance to have a new beginning and a brighter future. If you find yourself struggling to find a new career in the wake of Ike’s storm, find it here! Go for the program that provides you with strong foundational knowledge needed in the field of pharmacy and healthcare. Go for the career that helps patients every day and is achieved after only two semesters of coursework. Go for the change that will connect you with professional men and women on the healthcare team.

Pharmacy Technicians can earn $11-$14/hr and the rate increases with experience. With so many community pharmacy chains, and institutions such as hospitals, benefits are almost always available. There is a trend of 24 hour pharmacies as well, and increases the flexibility for those who need to work afternoons, and evenings. This flexibility is great for students who are continuing their education, and for technicians who have children.

This opportunity is available beginning each spring and fall semester and requires no prerequisites. The first semester will guide you through the Pharmaceutical Math, and Pharmacology needed as a Pharmacy Technician. Along with that, you will have a lab dedicated to the Community Pharmacy setting, and a clinical rotation through a Community Pharmacy. The second semester will include an additional Pharmacy Math, and an IV Therapy course which will give you a national certification in IV compounding. This final semester will also include a lab dedicated to an Institutional Pharmacy setting, and a clinical rotation through an Institutional Pharmacy. If ever there was a time to achieve your goal, the time is now. The faculty and staff of Galveston College are committed to the success of our students. We offer tutoring, testing, and mentoring with an excellent faculty-student ratio. Child care and financial aid are also available. Early registration for the spring 2009 semester starts the week of November 17- December 5. Come by to talk with the Allied Health Advisor or you can call 409-944-1252 for more information. Classes begin on January 12, 2009. We welcome you, as you welcome your new challenge, and GO FOR IT!

Galveston College Hosts Spring Semester Preview

Galveston College is hosting a Spring Semester Preview on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Moody Hall.  There will be tables set up for instructors to promote their programs and classes and advisors to assist students with degree plans and registration.  This is for current, new, and returning students for the spring semester.
Popcorn, water and sodas will be provided for the students and perspective students and there will also be drawings for several prizes.  Financial Aid staff will also be available to help students with applying for financial assistance.

Disaster Recovery Information Sessions at GC Cyber Café

Galveston College will present several disaster recovery information sessions during December in the Cyber Café located on the main campus.  The first session, “Contracting; Be an Informed Property Owner” with Jandy Custom Homes, LLC, will be held Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  On Wednesday, December 10th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. the Galveston Bar Association will present “Legal Aspects of SBA Loans” and the final session, “Overwhelmed by Ike; Dealing with Symptoms of Stress” with Dr. Diana Carleton, Licensed Psychologist,  will be held on December 17th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
There is no charge for these sessions but we do ask that you call the Galveston College Continuing Education division to register at 409-944-1344.