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A contingent of Galveston representatives recently visited the Texas Bioscience Institute at Temple College in Temple, Texas, hosted by former Galveston College Presidents Marc Nigliazzo. Pictured from left to right are Galveston College Regent Vice Chairman Tino Gonzalez, Temple College President Dr. Marc Nigliazzo; Galveston College Vice President of Administration Dr. Gaynelle Hayes; Center Point Energy’s Gwen Marcus; Galveston College Regent Chairman Carl Kelley; Neurobiotechnology of Texas’ Cathy Fredrickson; Jeff Sjostrome of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership; Galveston College Interim President Dr. William R. Auvenshine and Galveston College Director of Facilities and Security Tim Setzer.

Galveston College will present The Bridge on the River Kwai

Galveston College will present The Bridge on the River Kwai on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at 7:00 pm in room M-220 on the campus of Galveston College.  This will be the third in the film series honoring the American Film Institute’s ranking of the 100 best films of the 20th century. 

The Bridge on the River Kwai is the winner of seven Academy Awards including best picture, best actor, and best cinematography.  Arguably the best “war” picture ever made, Bridge on the River Kwai is based on the book of the same name written by Peter Boulle, who also wrote Planet of the Apes.  Set in Japanese occupied Burma during World War II, the film expands beyond the backdrop of war, dramatizing the multiple conflicts between captor and captive, the willing and the unwilling, national versus personal interests, and the conflicting British and Japanese concepts of honor.  Its message is as relevant today as when the film was made forty years ago.  

Prior to the screening, a presentation will be made by Don Davison, Associate Professor at Galveston College which will include an introduction to the making of the film, a plot overview, and a comparison of the film to Peter Boulle’s book.

The film series is sponsored by the Employee Relations and Wellness Committee of Galveston College as part of its cultural diversity awareness outreach program.  Admission is free to the public. 

Reservations are not required, but if you have questions, please contact Don Davison at 409-944-1311

Leadership Galveston 2007 Deadline September 7

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.

Dates: Fridays – September 21, October 5, October 19, November 9, November 30, and December 7. The cost is $325 per registrant.  For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302.

Galveston College to Host Career Fair 2007

Galveston College, in partnership with The Work Source and the Rotary Club of Galveston, will present “Career Fair 2007” on Thursday, April 19 in the Galveston College Gym from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Galveston College Gym is located at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

The “Career Fair 2007” event is open to the general public and area students. Fifty employers are expected to be in attendance to talk with students and community residents about potential employment with their respective organizations or to provide information on student’s fields of study. Coordinators of the event are Galveston College Counselor Jason Wilson and Work Source representative Tom Brown.

Career Fair 2007 Participants:

  • AIG American General
  • American National Insurance Company
  • City of Galveston, Human Resources Department
  • Department of Assistive/Rehabilitative Services
  • Devereux Texas Treatment Network
  • Gaido’s
  • Galveston County Apt Association
  • Galveston County Parks & Senior Services
  • Health District of La Marque
  • Houston Police Department
  • ManpowerMilitary Sealift Commands
  • Sherwin Williams, Coastal District
  • Space Center Houston
  • The San Luis Resort
  • U.S. Navy
  • UTMB Human Resources
  • Vocational Guidance Services

For more information about the 2007 Career Fair, contact Jason Wilson at 409-944-1221.

Early Registration for Summer, April 23

Galveston College begins early registration for the Summer I and II sessions on Monday, April 23, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Registration continues Tuesday, April 24 by the same times and Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Early registration will conclude on Friday with registration times from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The first summer session classes begin on Monday, June 4, 2007. University bound students who will register for summer courses at Galveston College should apply now.