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 The Galveston College Choral and Steel Drum Band combined to provide the “Sounds of the Season” performance in December to a full house.  The Choral and the Steel Drum Band are directed by Eric Sharp, Instructor of Music.

Galveston College Spring Semester Starts January 14

The first day of classes for the Galveston College 2008 Spring Semester is Monday, January 14th.  Open registration is January 7th through 11th with office hours from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Credit classes being offered during the 2008 Spring semester include accounting, Anthropology, Art, Associate Degree Nursing,  Biology, Biotechnology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computed Tomography, computer Science, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Drama, Economics, Education, Emergency Medical Services, English, Geography, Government, History, Hospitality Management, Humanities, Law Enforcement, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Music, Nuclear Medicine, Office Administration , Philosophy, Phlebotomy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Reading, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Study Skills for College, Surgical Technology, and Vocational Nursing.

To reach the Galveston College Counseling Center call (409)944-1220

Leadership Galveston 2007

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 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – January 25th, February 8th, February 22nd, March 7th, March 21st, April 4th. The cost is $325 per registrant.  For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302.

Conversational Spanish

This course is designed to develop conversational skills in Spanish and will emphasize the active, practical use of Spanish through an interactive and personalized learning experience.  Based on gradual acquisition of useful vocabulary and material related to everyday life, students will become familiar with the Spanish speaking world.  A textbook is required and the class cost $180 for 32 hours.  This course begins on February 26th and goes through April 24th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For more information please call Continuing Education at (409)944-1344.