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Dr. Dorie J. Gilbert, Associate Professor of Social Work and African, Women’s and Gender Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin recently spoke on Women and Race in Galveston College’s “Voices for Women” lecture series.  Standing from left to right are Dr. Dayton Hall, Dean of Academics; Kenda Josselet, Faculty Chair of Communications, Fine Arts & Social Sciences; Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Dale Taylor, Associate Professor of English and coordinator of the 2007 Fall Lecture Series.

Lecture Series:  Extraordinary Women Leaders and Their Stories

The third lecture in the Galveston College Fall 2007 lecture series will be held Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. on the main campus in the Fine Arts Building in room 207.  The lecture, “Extraordinary Women Leaders and Their Stories” will include local women who have stories to share about their successes and their challenges.  They will speak to circumstances for women in their field.  Three women will speak to these issues with a question and answer period to follow.  All lectures are free.

Dual Credit Tuition Assistance

Dual Credit tuition assistance is available to Galveston high school juniors and seniors on the recommendation of their high school counselors, principals or Galveston College Upward Bound staff.  Students should express a need for financial assistance and be capable of success in dual credit classes.

Perspective students of the Galveston College Dual Credit Tuition Assistance program must fill our an application have it signed by the counselor, principal or College staff and turn the application in to the Galveston College Foundation Offices at 4015 Avenue Q on the second floor of Moody Hall.

Eligible students will receive a letter from Galveston College Foundation allowing them to enroll in one course per semester or session with tuition and fees paid by the Foundation.  For more information please call (409)944-1302

Government and Control

The Galveston College Board of Regents is the legally constituted body representing the citizenry of the Galveston Community College District.  The Board of Regents formulate and adopt policies that will effectively guide the organization and operation of the College District and continually evaluate the results of its policies and the effectiveness with which they are executed by College personnel.  The Board consists of nine members elected by position at-large from the College District at regular elections.  Members serve six-year terms.

Board of Regents Members:  Carl E. Kelly, Chairman; Tino Gonzalez, Vice Chairman; George F. Black, Secretary; Barbara K. Crews; Paul J. Cunningham, M.D.; Ross Novelli, Jr.; F.A.Odom; Gregory R. Roof, Ph.D.; and Carroll G. Sunseri; President: W. Myles Shelton, Ed.D.

Early Registration

Galveston College will offer Early Registration November 26th through 30th and December 3rd through 7th for the spring 2008 semester.  Classes for the Spring 2008 semester start Monday, January 14, 2008.

Leadership Galveston Spring  2008

 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. Objectives: 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. 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. The Leadership Galveston Spring 2008 dates are Fridays, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 7 and April 4.The cost is $325.00 per registrant. For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302 or email