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Galveston College Continuing Education students recently held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of their Cake Decorating class. Pictured left to right are Kate Bukhtiyarova, Alma Garcia, Jennifer Lowry; Cake Decorating Instructor Mirta Salinas, Rosa Criado, Jessica Talbert and Dishika Garrick.

Galveston College Sets Leadership Galveston Dates

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2012. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays, January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, and August 24. The cost is $500 per registrant.  For information, call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at 409-944-1302, or e-mail  The last day to register is January 13, 2012.

The Leadership Galveston program was revived in 1995 as a project of Galveston College's Leadership Institute in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. The Leadership Galveston members now boast over 500 former graduates from diverse backgrounds and experiences who have studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston in previous leadership classes between 1984-1990 and 1995 - 2011.  The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program that addresses the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to provide motivation for the leadership candidates to become involved in Galveston's future.


1.  Acquaint participants with Galveston's history, government, economy and resources along with the problems and challenges facing the City.
2.  Offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current leaders and decision makers.
3.  Encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership roles.

Acceptance in the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.  As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that face Galveston, and those that will arise in the coming years.  Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

Prospective students must complete the College’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms, which are online at, and mail them to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550.

Mini Semester Registration

Early registration for the Winter Mini Semester is now in full swing at Galveston College.  The majority of the Winter Mini-Semester courses are online beginning Friday, December 16, 2011 and ending Friday, January 13, 2012. The Winter Mini Semester courses offerings include Introduction to Computing, English Composition I and II, Texas Government, Introduction to Humanities I,  Personal/Community/Health I, Introduction to Ethics, and a College Physics I (Hybrid) course which includes a face-to-face lab that will meet during the final week of January 9 – January 12, 2012. 

Contact your instructor and be sure to purchase books before 3 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011, as the Bookstore closes at 3 p.m. that day, with the main campus closing at 5 p.m. to begin Winter Break. The College reopens at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Early Registration for Spring Semester Continues

Early registration for the 2012 Spring Semester continues through December 16. Early registration on-campus hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. The Credit Class schedules and the Continuing Education Guide are now available online and in printed versions throughout the campus. General Registration runs from January 9 - 13 and Spring classes start January 17. Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.