News Stories for the Week

11/23/2009

 

 

Galveston College Head Volleyball Coach Jeff Pearce announced that Whitecaps Volleyball players Kinsey Mims and Kelly Hairell both received First Team All-District honors and Audrey Myers and Maranda Andersson received Second Team All-District honors. Pictured left to right are Kinsey Mims, Kelly Hairell, Audrey Myers and Maranda Andersson.

Spring Registration in Full Swing

Early registration for the 2010 Spring Semester and the 2010 Winter Mini Semester is now in full swing at Galveston College.

All Winter Mini-Semester courses are online courses starting Friday, December 18, 2009 and ending Friday, January 15, 2010. The Winter Mini Semester courses offered are Hospitality Management, English Composition, United States History II, Introduction to Humanities, College Algebra, Beginning Keyboarding and Introduction to Philosophy. Contact your Instructor and purchase books before 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 as the Galveston College campus will be closed at 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 through Monday, January 4, 2010.

Early registration for 2010 Spring Semester classes began on Monday, November 16, 2009.  General registration will be held January 11 through 15 and classes start on Tuesday January 19, 2010.  For more information call (409) 944-1220.

The 2010 Spring Schedule of Classes and Continuing Education Guide is now available online at www.g.c.edu and in hard copy form at the 4015 Avenue Q campus in Galveston.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Galveston College will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays from Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th. The College will be open for evening classes on November, 24th.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, fulltime entering students registered for credit classes; however all students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Students may choose from any of the following Orientation sessions:

 Thursday, December 3rd 3pm
 Wednesday, December 9th 10am
 Tuesday, January 12th  12pm
 Thursday, January 21st 5pm

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students attending orientation will be able to register early for courses and take the Compass® placement examination free of charge at the conclusion of each session.  All orientation sessions will be held in Room M-220 of Moody Hall.  Visit our website www.gc.edu for more information or call (409) 944-1228.

Galveston College Offers 78 New Scholarships for Spring 2010

Galveston College is offering 78 new scholarships for the 2010 Spring Semester. The scholarship application deadline is December 7, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Interested students should obtain a general scholarship application from the Financial Aid Office at Galveston College. The available scholarships and their requirements are listed below:

Easter-Wilson Scholarship ($225), 1
Established by Dr. Gary E. Wilson and Diane E. Wilson in honor of Mr. Finis Easter and Mrs. Normagene Wilson, and in memory of Mrs. Frances Easter and Mr. Cecil Wilson.  Preference will be given to students who have completed 15 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students must show financial need and be a citizen of the United States.  Preference will be given to students who intend to obtain a degree in the analytical and physical sciences (engineering, math, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science or information science).  Students may be full or part-time.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Clelie Ann Moore Ceramics Scholarship ($300), 1
For full or part-time students enrolled in a ceramic arts class.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition for one ceramics class and clay supplies.  This scholarship shall be awarded to a different student each year in the spring semester. For more information and how to apply contact Beth Thomas (409) 944-1309.

Coca Cola Scholarship ($350), 4
Applicants should be full or part-time students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours.  A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, and books.

Morgan/Humphries/Agnesita Memorial Scholarship ($300), 2
Established by the Galveston Public Health Nursing Service in memory of Jean Morgan, by Lea Ellen Humphries in memory of her father Buell Humphries, and by St. Mary’s Hospital in memory of Sister Mary Agnesita. Student applicants must be enrolled full time and in the Associate Degree Nursing program (ADN).  A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, and two letters of recommendation from nursing faculty are required.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies and/or uniforms.

Jean Thompson Psychology Scholarship ($500), 2
Student applicants must be interested in psychology and taking a psychology class; must maintain a 2.0 GPA; and may be attending Galveston College on a full- or part-time basis.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Murillo Scholarship ($500), 4
Established by the Murillo family to recognize a student with an interest in the Arts or Humanities.  A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required, and the student must be enrolled in Arts or Humanities class.  Preference is given to Hispanic students.  Enrolled for a minimum of 6 semester hours. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Galveston College Scholars ($500), 1
Established to give financial assistance to full or part-time students who have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. and enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Janis Stanton Scholarship ($250), 1
Janice D. Stanton served as a member of the Boards of Regents of the Galveston Community College District from 1983 until 2004. Before her final term ended, friends and family gathered to honor Janice Stanton and raised $10,000 with the help of the Galveston College Foundation to endow a scholarship in her name. Janice Stanton continues to serve her community in civic affairs.

Michael Hodge Memorial Scholarship ($400), 1
Established by the Hodge family in memory of Michael Hodge, Galveston College Associate Professor of English.  Available to full and part-time students with a 6 semester minimum, at least a 2.5 G.P.A. and pursuing a degree in the Humanities or Fine Arts.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Laura Mae Elrod Scholarship ($400), 1
Established by Deacon Tom Hunter, the Board of the Lasker Home for Children and friends of Ms. Elrod. Student applicants should be enrolled with a minimum of 12 hours, in a degree or certificate program, show a financial need, and be a resident of Galveston.  A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Music (Lovelace, McDaniel Neilson) ($200), 1
Established in memory of Richard Lovelace and Laura Bragg McDaniel, and in honor of Neils Nielson. Available to any student enrolled with a minimum of 6 hours per semester, in at least one Galveston College music course and a 2.5 G.P.A.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Edmonds/ Nelson/ Craft/ Parker ($400), 1
Established by the Edmonds Foundation and in memory of Gene Nelson, Claire Singleton Craft and Mrs. Gladnie O. Parker.  Applicants must be pursuing a teaching career and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.  A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 is required.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Tommy Smith Scholarship ($400), 1
Established by the Westminster Presbyterian Church in honor of Tommy Smith.  Preference is awarded to music students.  Available to full and part-time students who demonstrate a financial need.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Marionette Beyah Memorial ($500), 2
Established by the Faculty Council in memory of long-time faculty member Marionette Beyah.  Applicants should be an office administration major who demonstrates a financial need.  A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Jobs and Education For Texans (Jet) – Certification ($400), 35
Applicants should be enrolled or plan to enroll in a public junior college's or public technical institute's training program for a high-demand occupation as determined by the Comptroller for Certificate and Associate degree programs; demonstrate a financial need; and meet residency requirements, i.e. citizen or permanent legal residents of the United States and a Texas resident. Funds maybe used for payment of tuition and required fees, lab fees, and costs of certificate or licensure.

Jobs and Education For Texans (Jet) – Associate ($396.50), 20
Applicants should be enrolled or plan to enroll in a public junior college's or public technical institute's training program for a high-demand occupation as determined by the Comptroller for Certificate and Associate degree programs; demonstrate a financial need; and meet residency requirements, i.e. citizen or permanent legal residents of the United States and a Texas resident. Funds maybe used for payment of tuition and required fees, lab fees, and costs of certificate or licensure.

Leadership Galveston

Galveston College has set its Leadership Galveston program’s spring 2010 dates. Sessions will be held on Fridays Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12, March 26 and April 9. The cost is $350 per registrant.  For information, call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at 409-944-1302, or e-mail jhuff@gc.edu.  The last day to register is Jan. 21.

Prospective students must complete the college’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms, which are online at www.gc.edu, and mail them to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston.