Adult Education has announced dates and times for Adult Basic Education (High School Equivalency Prep/College Prep) registration and testing at Galveston College.
Evening registration is set for today, Oct. 1, at 5:45 p.m. in Room 333 of the Mary Moody Northen Center at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Morning registration is set for Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8:45 a.m. in the same location.
Doors open 15 minutes prior to start time. Must be present the entire time for testing.
Documentation needed to register:
- Must be 19 years and older and have a government-issued picture ID with birth date. May be U.S. or foreign (i.e. driver’s license, state ID, passport, visa, military ID, matricula consular, etc.).
- 18 years old: Must bring high school withdrawal or completion information, parent permission and government-issued ID.
- 17 years old: Must bring high school withdrawal information, parent permission and government-issued ID.
- 16 years old: Must bring court order along with a government-issued ID.
Classes will begin Oct. 22.Read More
GALVESTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL “EFFECTIVELY” BE RAISED BY 6.83 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.35.Read More
Galveston College will present “A World on the Move,” a lecture featuring Georgetown University professor Dr. Elizabeth Ferris, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Ferris is a research professor with the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is also a non-resident senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
Her presentation will feature a global overview of migration and refugees and is part of college’s 2018-19 lecture series, “Our World and Beyond: The Integration of Modern Technology and the Humanities.”
“It is very exciting to have Dr. Ferris to give a lecture at Galveston College about her extensive experience and first-hand knowledge about UN missions around the world,” said Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, chair of the Faculty Professional Development Committee at Galveston College. “This is a unique opportunity for people in our community to learn about humanitarian issues that are of high importance in the world today.”
From January to September 2016, Dr. Ferris served as senior adviser to the UN General Assembly’s Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York. From 2006 to 2015, she was a senior fellow and co-director of the Brookings-London School of Economics Project on Internal Displacement where she worked to support understanding and protection of internally displaced persons.
Prior to joining Brookings, she spent 20 years working in the field of humanitarian assistance, most recently in Geneva, Switzerland, at the World Council of Churches. She has also served as the director of the Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program, as research director for the Life & Peace Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, and as a Fulbright professor at the Universidad Autónoma de México.
Dr. Ferris’ teaching experience has included positions at Lafayette College, Miami University and Pembroke State University. She has written extensively on refugee, migration and humanitarian issues, including “The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action” (Brookings Institution Press, 2011) and most recently, “Consequences of Chaos: Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect,” with Kemal Kirsici (Brookings Institution Press, 2016).
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Florida.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.Read More
Galveston College officials have announced a double-digit increase in student enrollment for the fall 2018 semester from this same time last year.
The college recorded a census-day credit headcount enrollment of 2,450 students, which represents an 11.5 percent increase from the 2,197 students who attended Galveston College during the fall semester of 2017.
“Our growth is a testament to the support of our community and to the great work of our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College. “I cannot emphasize enough the teamwork and collaboration across the college community. Everyone contributed to this successful student recruitment effort that produced such positive results.”
The enrolled students generated 20,070 student semester credit hours, an increase of 15 percent from the previous fall semester.
The growth in enrollment can be attributed to a number of factors, Dr. Shelton said, including the addition of new programs in Computer and Network Administration, Instrumentation Technology and a daytime Law Enforcement Academy in partnership with area law enforcement agencies.
“We are excited to have 17 students enrolled in our daytime Law Enforcement Academy in addition to the students in our existing evening academy,” Dr. Shelton said, adding that the college has collaborated with the City of Galveston, the Galveston Police Department, Galveston County, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies to provide high-quality law-enforcement education to the region.
Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, said the number of Galveston high school students participating in dual-credit programs also has increased significantly.
“We have 588 dual-credit students who are enrolled in 32 different classes or programs,” Dr. Matthews said. “Some of the classes with the highest enrollment are English Composition I, Medical Terminology and U.S. History I. On the workforce side, the Welding Technology program is popular with 64 students taking different levels of welding this year. The Emergency Medical Services program also has been well-received, with 23 dual-credit students.”
In addition to students enrolled in credit academic-transfer and workforce programs, Galveston College serves more than 1,725 individuals through workforce training, continuing education for professional and personal development, and other non-credit programs.
For more information about Galveston College, visit GC.edu or call (409) 944-4242.Read More
The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the 2018 property tax rate that will result in a tax revenue increase at a public meeting to be held on September 21, 2018, at Galveston College, Room M-220 at 8:00 a.m.Read More
As part of Whitecaps Wednesday, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear Galveston College orange and royal blue in support of the Whitecaps baseball and softball teams every Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters.
Each Wednesday in September, a different Whitecaps Wednesday promotion will be announced.
For more information, email Cynthia Parra at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (409) 944-1234 or visit Student Center 110.Read More
Some 65 dual-credit students from Hamshire-Fannett High School were on campus Friday, Sept. 7, to meet with faculty and staff and tour the college.
The day began with a pep rally, complete with the Whitecaps Wave, and group photo hosted by the Offices of Admissions, Student Activities and Public Affairs.
Students met with faculty members Dr. Shane Wallace and Shelly Downes, Dr. Larry Blomstedt, Theron Waddell, Jesse Warren, Elizabeth Tapp and Janene Davison and then toured the campus.
“It was a great success,” said Vice President of Instruction Dr. Cissy Matthews, who organized the visit. “We ended their visit with pizza, cookies and one more session of the Whitecaps Wave. I even asked facilities to turn on the disco ball in the ceiling. They loved it. Today was one of those great days when I can’t believe I get paid to have this much fun!”Read More
The Houston Astros on Wednesday, Sept. 5, honored Galveston College Whitecaps baseball player Andre Derouen, Jr., who drowned in March after rescuing his younger brother from a pond near their home.
Andre was a fantastic and beloved athlete, having played both football and baseball for Hitchcock High School. He was also named Hitchcock ISD’s most valuable defensive baseball player his senior year in 2017.
“Andre brought so much joy to everyone around him,” said Chris Joblin, head coach of the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team. “He is missed by everyone who knew him.”
Several dozen family members, friends and teammates were at the event to celebrate and honor Andre. All of them wore custom-made T-shirts featuring Andre in his Whitecaps uniform and the Houston Astros’ classic orange star.Read More
Friends, colleagues, student-athletes and family members gathered Tuesday, Aug. 28, to honor Coach Ken Delcambre, who retired Aug. 31 after 20 years and more than 700 wins as Whitecaps head softball coach and athletic director at Galveston College.
Coach Del, as he is known by players, friends and colleagues, spent a total of 35 years in coaching, including several years as assistant softball coach at Alvin Community College before joining Galveston College in 1998 to lead the school’s brand-new softball program.
Since that time, he has coached numerous National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV champions. His Whitecaps have had two National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship appearances, and he has coached 10 NJCAA All-Americans, four NJCAA All-Americans and three Olympians. His coaching staff also was named NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.
Above, Coach Delcambre is joined by coaches and umpires from the Region 14 of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Below (left), Coach Delcambre and his wife, Barbara, visit with guests at the reception. Below (right), Coach Delcambre and Christa Hartnett, who assumed the position of head softball coach and athletic director on Sept. 1, take time for a photo.
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The Galveston College campus and community gathered Thursday, Aug. 30, to recognize and celebrate Dr. Gaynelle Hayes, vice president for administration, who retired after 50 years of service to Galveston College, the Galveston Island community and the state of Texas.
Above, Galveston Community College District Board of Regents Chair Karen Flowers and Galveston College President Myles Shelton honor Dr. Hayes with a resolution from the board, a proclamation from the governor and a resolution from the Texas Senate during the ceremony.
Below (left), Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough proclaims Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, as Dr. Gaynelle Hayes Day in the city of Galveston. Below (right), Dr. Hayes and her daughter and son-in-law, Anne-Marie and Russell Laas, greet guests during the reception.
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