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 Galveston College will open a Clay Sculpture exhibit in its Fine Arts Gallery on January 14, 2008. Pictured are artists Lisa Ehrich, Marla Ziegler and Susan Mollet.

Leadership Galveston 2008 Offered

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.

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

Basic Coastal Cruising

This hands on course is designed for those who have completed Basic Keel Boat ASA 101.  This is part two of seven in the ASA Certification Program and allows the novice an opportunity to become competent and confident in their abilities in local and regional waters.  Instructors are licensed Captains with the USCG.  Includes ASA certificate, boats provided.  Classes will be held at the Watergate Yacht Center, 1500 Marina Bay Dr., Clear Lake Shores, Pier 25 in front of the marina office.    No textbook is required.  Class is held on Saturday and Sunday, January 26th and 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 713-408-1318 for additional information.