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Galveston College gives out Exceptional Faculty Service Awards to recognize outstanding service and awardees are given the honor of   leading the graduating class in the annual Spring commencement. Pictured above are Larry Blomstedt, Assistant Professor of History, Janene Davison, Instructor of Speech Communications, and Michael Berberich, Instructor of English, who each received a 2011 Exceptional Faculty Service Award and teamed up to lead in the 2011 graduating class, the largest in Galveston College history. 

Galveston College Offers Phlebotomy Program

The Galveston College Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a phlebotomy technician. The student will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry examination for certification upon completion of PLAB 1023 and PLAB 1066.
Enrollment requirements are:
• High School Diploma or GED is required.
• Current health professional level CPR (at time of entrance)
• Immunizations must be complete prior to enrolling in the Phlebotomy Program

Phlebotomy (Hybrid)

This course provides skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. It includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis in the class is on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Students must enroll concurrently in Phlebotomy Practicum (PLAB 1060) to complete the Phlebotomy Program. The exam fee is not included in tuition, and a textbook is required. The cost is $200. Classes are held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from September 6 through December 13.

Phlebotomy Practicum

Students will receive practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. No textbook is required. Students must enroll concurrently in Phlebotomy (PLAB 1023) to complete the Phlebotomy Program.
The cost is $300.

Contact the Continuing Education Department at 409-944-1344 for more information.

Carl Perkins Programs

Galveston College has programs available that provide eligible students with financial assistance for child care and/or books through Carl Perkins funding. These programs are offered on a first come, first served basis to qualifying individuals, as funding is available. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. Completed applications should be submitted to the Counseling Center by the following deadlines:

New Applicants:
Fall Thursday, August 11, 2011

Only fully completed application packages will be accepted. For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Regents Approve Faculty Rank Change

The following individuals received a change in faculty rank:

Faculty Member Change in rank from Change in rank to  
Dr. Larry Blomstedt Instructor  Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Anna Sanchez Instructor  Associate Professor of Chemistry

The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District unanimously approved these changes in faculty rank.

Veterans Benefits Program

The Financial Aid Office assists eligible student veterans and their dependents in obtaining veterans’ educational benefits in compliance with Veterans Administration procedures and regulations. To receive veterans benefits, students must be admitted to Galveston College, enroll in a degree-seeking or certificate-seeking program and apply for Veterans Educational Benefits. Current students should visit or contact the Financial Aid Office each semester after registering for classes to verify their eligibility. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at (409) 944-1235.

Galveston College Hosts Mini College Fair

Galveston College will host a Mini College Fair from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 in the Abe and Annie Student Center Wing, located at 39th and Avenue Q. The Fair is in conjunction with the Houston Area Recruiter’s Network (HARN).

HARN is a community of professional college and university representatives from two and four year academic institutions who serve the youth and families of the Houston-Galveston area.

The College fair will feature Admissions Counselors from Galveston College, Concordia University, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Southern University, Texas State University, University of Houston, University of St. Thomas, UT-Dallas, and others.

For more information call 944-1216.