News Stories for the week

01/03/2007

Galveston College Foundation chairperson, Susan Broll and GC student, Thomas Leigh, Jr. display the outstanding results from the Universal Access program over the past five years. 974 students have received almost $2.6 million from either pell grants or the endowment raised by Galveston College and its partners.

Galveston College Universal Access is Gift of Season

When the Galveston College Foundation was formed ten years ago there were some enthusiastic individuals and organizations that realized the flagship idea behind the Foundation, called Universal Access, would become a great gift to the citizens of Galveston. Since the program was implemented in 2001, over three million dollars has been supplied to local, high school, home schooled and GED graduates numbering over 1100 total students through Fall 2006.

Galveston College Foundation staff reminds local residents to take advantage of Universal Access through Pell Grants or the Universal Access endowment. Students who have gone on to four year universities should remember that the Universal Access program is good for summer semesters and in the event that family situations change many students may find it financially and academically advantageous to take their courses at Galveston College during some fall and spring semesters.
For more information on the Universal Access program call Joe Huff at (409) 944-1302.

College Reopens January 3

Galveston College closed for the holidays on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. Regular registration will be held January 8 through 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Friday, January 12, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The College is closed on Monday, January 15 and classes start Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

Leadership Galveston 2007

The Leadership Galveston program was revived during 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 300 former graduates of diverse backgrounds and experiences that studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston in previous leadership classes between 1984-1990 and 1995 - 2005. The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program
on 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. Its objectives are to: (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; and (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 the challenges.

The Leadership Galveston Spring 2007 dates are Fridays, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 13 and April 27. The cost is $325.00 per registrant. For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302 or email jhuff@gc.edu.