News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Regents Chairman Carl Kelly, left, and Interim President Dr. William R. Auvenshine, right congratulates José Garcia, Maintenance Foreperson on being chosen as an Exceptional Service Awardee for 2006-2007. Garcia was also recognized for thirty years of service to the forty year old Island community college.

GC Summer Session Starts Today

Galveston College’s summer session I starts today and goes through July 11. Late registration and schedule changes can be made June 4 and 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Galveston College 4015 Avenue Q campus. For more information call (409) 944-4242.

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.

Introduction to Public Speaking

Learn effective techniques to improve presentation and public speaking skills. The class covers content, voice, body language, and use of visual aids. The 15 hour class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The class runs from June 11 through July 16. For more information call 409-944-1344.

New Program in Physical Therapy

The Galveston College Continuing Education Division is offering a new program in Physical Therapy. This comprehensive 50-hour Physical Therapy Aide Program prepares students for the growing field of Physical Therapy. The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients while working under the direction of the physical therapist. Furthermore, these workers assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation centers and some orthopedic clinics.  Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Textbooks are included in the tuition. Prerequisites: Students should have taken math and science in high school. High School Diploma or GED is required. Background check is also required. Classes begin June 11, 2007. For more information call Sheryle Jackson, Customer Account Executive, at (409) 944-1342.