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Galveston College received special recognition from the Texas State Employee’s Charitable Campaign committee for having made the “Highest Per Capita Gift” of any institution of “Higher Education with 200 or Fewer Employees” in the 2010 United Way campaign. Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Myles Shelton, President of Galveston College, Dr. Gaynelle Hayes, Vice President for Administration and local SECC Chair, and Vic Pierson, President of Moody National Bank and 2010 United Way Chair.

Summer Classes Start June 6

Galveston College’s first Summer Session begins today.  Classes include courses in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computed Tomography, Culinary Arts, Developmental Studies, Economics, Emergency medical Services, English, Environmental Science, Government, Health information, History, Humanities, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mathematics, Music, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Sociology, Speech, Vocational Nursing, Industrial Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Welding. Classes are either six or ten weeks in length. Late Registration for Summer Session I runs from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. June 6 and June 7. Call 944-4242 for more information.

Introduction to Project Management

Project management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments - and to get them done well, under budget, and completed on time. The goal of this one-day workshop is to familiarize you with common terms and to learn project-based thinking. There are no prerequisites. Handouts will be provided. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. The cost is $160.  For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Ballroom Dance – Introductory

So you want to ballroom dance? Join Galveston College’s Ballroom Dance class and you will enter a world of class, tradition and loads of fun. You will learn basic Waltz, Fox Trot, Cha Cha and Rhumba steps and patterns. Students must wear comfortable clothes and shoes (no tennis shoes). Registration is restricted to partners at $100 per couple. No textbook is required. Classes are from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 14 through July 12. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

American Heart Association First Aid Class

 In cooperation with the American Heart Association, Galveston College is offering a First Aid class, which is designed to teach rescuers the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognize an emergency at a worksite and administer first aid. This course meets all requirements for OSHA and Texas Teacher Association guidelines. Upon completion of the course, a student will have learned to recognize the signs and symptoms of minor emergencies including poisoning, allergic reactions, wounds, burns, bone and muscle injuries, seizures and foreign body obstruction. The cost is $40, and a textbook is required. The one-day class will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. For more information, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Dog Obedience Classes

Galveston College can teach your dog new tricks! This course includes an overview of basic obedience (on lead), basic commands, canine psychology, socialization, and solving behavior problems. The class will offer an individual approach to each dog / owner partnership, allowing participation of puppies (12+ weeks) to dogs of any age. Dogs must have all of their vaccinations, and the vaccination record is required on the first day of class. Only one dog per student is allowed. Dogs will not attend the first day of class. Enrollment is limited to 8 dogs per class. No textbook is required. The three week course will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from June 28 to July 14. The cost is $75. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.