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Galveston College Interim President William R. Auvenshine, left, was honored recently with gifts a resolution and a portrait by Eddie Filer commissioned by faculty, staff and Regents. Filer, at right, is a dedicated fourteen year employee of the Transitional Learning Center who graduated from Ball High, received an associates degree in art at Galveston College in 2000, completed a Bachelors and Masters in Applied Design and Visual Arts from University of Houston Clear Lake and is now an adjunct art professor at Galveston College.
Galveston College Regents, faculty and staff honored Interim President William R. Auvenshine on Wednesday night with gifts, a resolution and a commissioned portrait done by former Galveston College art student Eddie Filer. His important stint of service was from early October 2006 to June 30, 2007 and came at a crucial time for the local community college.
The resolution, approved unanimously by Board of Regents action, commended Auvenshine’s service “to advance the areas of improved employee morale, student recruitment, scholastic integrity, community relations and openness in leadership”. Dr. Myles Shelton, who joins Galveston College as its eighth sitting president on July 1st, was on hand to see the accolades cast towards Dr. Auvenshine, who had been his mentor for twenty years at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas.
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.
Open registration for the Summer Session II will be held Thursday, July 12th from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm at the 4015 Avenue Q campus of Galveston College. Classes start Monday, July 16, 2007