News Stories for the Week

07/05/2011

 

 

Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton congratulates Business Administration student Veronica Garcia on receiving the Dr. Larry Patton Scholarship for the 2011-2012 college year. Long time Professor of Music Dr. Patton retired in 1998 but remains an adjunct faculty at Galveston College.

Second Summer Session Registration July 6 and July 7

General Registration for the Summer II Session classes will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7. Summer II classes start Monday, July 11. Late registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 11 and July 12.

For more information visit the Galveston College website at www.gc.edu or call 944-4242.

Check Out our Corporate Training

The Continuing Education and Professional Development Center at Galveston College offers programs and courses for individuals to retain or advance in their jobs, or make career transitions.  We provide training to companies and their employees to meet employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce, while helping incumbent workers reach their potential.  No matter what your professional and educational goals, the Continuing Education and Professional Development Center at Galveston College is your training connection for career success.  Our courses are designed to provide practical skills and hands on training in a targeted, time-limited, training environment, rather than a purely academic background.  We stand ready to help manage the rapid changes and new realities of today’s workplace.  Corporate Training  Below is just a sample of customized training that Galveston College can provide for your business…

• Computer Applications
• Customer Service
• Health, Safety & Environment
• Language Skills
• Leadership & Management
• Lean  and Six Sigma
• Microsoft Office Certifications

Galveston College understands the importance of a productive and motivated workforce. That is why we develop courses/programs created to meet your organization’s needs. Galveston College Continuing Education and Professional Development Center delivers training solutions!  For more information or to schedule your next training course/program, please contact:  The Continuing Education and Professional Development Center (409) 944-1344.

Community Choir

 Galveston College is starting a new choir during the 2011 Fall Semester. The choir is open for all who enjoy singing. Our musical ensemble of singers welcomes new voices. No textbook is required. No Senior Discounts apply. The cost is $35. Classes are held from 7 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. on Mondays, from August 29 to May 12.

Lecture Series Healthy Lifestyles For Seniors

 Galveston College is offering a lecture series on Healthy Lifestyles for adult seniors. This series of seminars will give insight into the normal aging process; identify chronic illnesses that can result from a faulty lifestyle; and recommend food and stress-reduction techniques appropriate for the senior adult. The cost of each Seminar is $10.00. The seminars are as follows:

The Normal Aging Process

Everyone normally ages more or less identically between the ages of 25-32 years, but from there on the aging process depends to a great extent upon lifestyle. Some 70 percent of premature death and aging is lifestyle related. Faulty lifestyle choices can contribute to illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease, diabetes and liver disease. No textbook required.
Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23.

Foods Beneficial for the Senior Adult

Foods beneficial for senior adults may be different than the foods they have eaten all their lives. This lecture will focus on how the taste of the senior adult changes as they age, the adjustments in diets needed to compensate for these changes, and the nutritional content recommended for them. No textbook required. Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 21.

The Effects of Stress

This lecture will focus on the connection between stress and conditions such as food cravings, fatigue, insomnia, depression, obesity, heart disease and other illnesses. More than 80 percent of all visits to doctors in North America are due to stress or stress-related disorders. Stress identification, prevention and reduction techniques appropriate for the senior adult will be emphasized. No textbook required. Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 18.

For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.