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Desktop Support Technician Eugene Walker, center, recently received the Classified Staff Exceptional Service Award for 2012-2013 at the Galveston College annual awards banquet. Walker is congratulated by Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, left, and Regent Vice Chairperson Armin Cantini, right.

Summer Session II Classes Start Today

The last day to register for Summer Session II classes is today. Late registration will be held today from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Summer Session II classes start July 15 and will end August 15 after nearly five weeks. Program areas include classes in Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Developmental Education, Economics, English, Government, Health Information, History, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Speech and Vocational Nursing. Many of the classes are internet or hybrid courses.

Wine Appreciation – July 16 and July 18

This wine appreciation course offers an opportunity for wine lovers to become educated about their favorite thirst quencher. Participants will learn from a winemaker and vineyard owner about the characteristics of different varieties of wine, how wine is made, and how to properly taste wines and more. Classes are held at D’Vine Wine on the Strand to experience the full wine tasting atmosphere. The cost is $45. The Wine Appreciation class will be held on Tuesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at D’Vine Wine.

Mediterranean Menu – August 6 and August 8

Food critics and dietitians praise the diet of Mediterranean cultures as wonderfully healthy. Dishes prepared in this course include the healthy ingredients of Mediterranean diet. Instructor Karen Hix will show you how to make some of these more popular cultural dishes at home: hummus, tabouli and baklava. You'll see demonstrations, participate in hands-on recipe preparations, receive family recipes to take home and hear family stories. Best of all – every class ends with a tasting! The cost is $59. The class will be held Tuesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Leadership Galveston 2013

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the fall 2013 semester. Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25, November 8, November 22 and December 6. The cost is $500 per registrant. For information contact Joe Huff, Director of public Affairs at either 409-944-1302 or email The last day to register is August 27. Acceptance to the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston. 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 the forms to: Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas 77550.