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Galveston College recently held the Fall Lecture Series titled “The Bounty of Texas, Assets and Opportunities” featuring Bradford M. Jones, Terrestrial Archaeologist/Collections Manager, from the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission. Jones spoke on “La Belle and the Archaeology of La Salle’s Expedition to the Mississippi” and explained how archeologists excavated La Belle’s hull by using a double-walled cofferdam built around the sunken ship, which allowed archeologists to pump out the wreck site and excavate the Belle.

Galveston College Chorale Christmas Concerts Set

The Galveston College Community Chorale will perform two Christmas concerts this fall. The first concert will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 23, held at the Hotel Galvez for the city-wide Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The second performance will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 9 at Moody Methodist Church. The Chorale will be performing a major work - "Gloria" by Vivaldi plus other Christmas favorites. Guest artist Dr. Joanna Whitsett, organist at Moody Methodist, will be providing harp accompaniment to the chorale on one piece, as well as perform two solo pieces.

Early Registration for the Winter Mini Semester and 2013 Spring Semester Now in Progress

Early registration for the 2012 Winter Mini Semester and 2013 Spring Semester begins on November 12, and extends weekdays until December 14. Student Services office hours during Early Registration 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. Payment for Early Registration must be made by noon on December 14, 2012 in order to avoid being dropped for non-payment. Winter Mini semester classes begin December 17, 2012. Spring semester classes begin January 14, 2013. For more information, call 409-944-1220.

Galveston College Leadership Galveston Spring 2013

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston Spring 2013. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22 and April 12. 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 11, 2013.

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.