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Yancey-Hausman, the commercial real estate firm that assisted Galveston College in selling its Fort Crockett property, has donated $6,900.00 to the Galveston College Foundation. Pictured from left to right are Pat Pollan, Senior Vice President, Yancey-Hausman; Dr. Gaynelle Hayes, Vice President for Administration; Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and the Galveston College Foundation; and Dr. Myles Shelton, Galveston College President.
Open registration for Galveston College’s 2007 Fall Semester courses begin Monday, August 20 and continues through Friday, August 24. Open registration will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Classes begin Monday, August 27 and late registration continues August 27 and 28 from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. To view the credit and non credit schedules online visit www.gc.edu or to have a schedule delivered to your home or business call (409) 944-1302.
Galveston College will be closed Friday, August 17, 2007 for general assembly for all faculty and staff. Offices reopen on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.
High School students may earn up to 36 college hours in addition to a high school diploma. Enrollment in Galveston College’s Dual Credit/Early Admissions Program provides high school students an opportunity to get a head-start on earning transferable college credits (up to 36 college credit hours) at a minimal cost before high school graduation. Contact a Galveston College Counselor or Advisor at (409) 944-1223 for a list of courses and admission procedures or visit our website at www.gc.edu. Dual Credit is also available through designated Advanced Placement high school courses.
Required qualifications are the completion of sophomore year of high school, parental approval and recommendation by the high school principal, score at college level on TAKS, SAT, ACT, THEA or THEA alternative tests (limit of six credit hours per semester.)
Advantages include: an opportunity to decrease the amount of time required to complete a baccalaureate degree; parents and students realize a financial savings in tuition, room and board, and travel; provide opportunities for students to make decisions for themselves regarding subject choices, time management, and future ca¬reer plans and students have the opportunity to adjust to the “college atmosphere.”
Courses may include English, History, Government, Economics, Math, Spanish, French, Biology, Psychology and Sociology.
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