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Galveston County Social Services Association recently dissolved their organization and gave over $1,900 to the Galveston College Foundation to provide scholarships for students in services classes. Pictured from left to right are Galveston College President Myles Shelton, former President of Galveston County Social Services association Mary Shich and Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and the Galveston College Foundation.

Galveston College Starts Second Sumer Session Today

Galveston College’s second six week summer session starts today. Courses being offered include Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, German, Government, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Reading and Vocational Nursing.

Late registration will be held July 16 and 17 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 Local Graduates Can Use Universal Access

The Foundation of Galveston College was created in 1996 and announced its first major fundraising campaign, “Universal Access,” that has received the highest acclaim at    national and state levels and in regional media.  The effort, which provides tuition and fees for up to four semesters and $1,200 annually to all local high school, GED and home schooled graduates, was implemented in Fall 2001 and uses Pell grants and a  $3.1 million endowment to encourage students to go to Galveston College.  Other grant programs, like the recognized Building Bridges to Success program, the $1.1 million Upward Bound grant to be implemented with G.I.S.D., and the Achieving the Dream and Emergency Fund grant are aimed at first-time college students and at-risk populations.  Galveston College continues to explore alternative sources of funding through grants, foundations, and businesses for improvement of quality education for the 21st century learner. The Galveston College Foundation holds assets of over 6.3 million dollars.

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 2, November 16, 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.

Business Plan Pro

This class guides you through the features of Business Plan Pro, to create financial projections that will become a road map to making your business thrive. You will learn what you will need to do to complete a plan for internal use, or to get a loan. Class includes a copy of Business Plan Pro 2007 for participants to keep. The three hour class meets on Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information call 409-944-1344.