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Pictured are Galveston College Regent Armin Cantini, Rachel’s Challenge Founder and President, Darrell Scott and Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton. Cantini recently hosted a breakfast at Galveston College to introduce the community to the Rachel’s Challenge program.

Spring Second Start Classes Begins February 25

Registration for the Spring Second Start term is now in progress. Registration hours are from      8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Late Registration will be held on Monday, February 25 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Spring Second Start classes begin Monday, February 25, 2013 and will end Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Courses offered include Introduction toWriting Skills, Composition I, Composition II, World Literature I, Mexican American Literature, Environmental Science II, United States History I, United States History I, General Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, and Public Speaking. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

English as a Second Language  Beginning February 12

Galveston College is offering an English as a Second Language course. This beginning course will enable students of limited English to improve their listening, speaking and pronunciation skills. Students will develop the skills and confidence needed to speak English in school, at work and in their community. No textbook required. Handouts will be provided.

The ESL class will meet from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays,        February 12 through March 28. The cost is $149.  For more information, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Leadership Galveston 2013 Recruiting Commences on March 8

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the Spring 2013 semester. Sessions will be held from   9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17 and May 31.  The cost is $500 per registrant.  For information, contact Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at either 409-944-1302 or email at  The last day to register is February 27.

Acceptance to 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 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 found online at, under the Schedule of Classes subsection. Please mail forms to: Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550.

Microsoft Word - Introduction® Starts February 15

 Galveston College is offering a Microsoft Word Introduction course. Participants will learn the essentials of Microsoft Word and word processing. They will create, navigate and save documents, apply character and paragraph formatting, insert symbols and create headers and footers. They will also find out how to check spelling and grammar, add page breaks, work with document views and learn how to print and convert documents to PDF. Adding graphics and clip art will also be covered. This class will be held on Friday, February 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is $99. For more information, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Galveston College Offers Nurse Assistant Scholarships

Galveston College’s Nurse Assistant for Health Care Program has three $500 scholarships available for interested students. These scholarships are available by contacting the Continuing Education Department at (409) 944-1344 or emailing The program starts on February 18, 2013 and ends April 4, 2013. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from  5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on the Galveston College Main Campus at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

Full tuition for the Nurse Assistant Program is $675.00 plus textbooks and scrubs. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to take advantage of the Galveston College Foundation Certified Nursing Assistant Scholarships.