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The Galveston College Whitecaps sports teams of women’s volleyball, women’s softball and men’s baseball feature several local talents.  Pictured from left to right are Athletic Director and head softball coach Ken Delcambre, head volleyball coach Jeff Pierce, former Ball High volleyball player Angela Kelley, former Texas City High School softball player Chastity Skipper, former O’Connell softball player Mollye Mlcak, former Ball High softball player Daniela Barragan and former Dickinson High School baseball player Tyler Magliolo along with baseball head coach Javier Solis.

Early Registration in Full Swing at Galveston College

Early registration is underway at Galveston College for credit and continuing education courses during the 2008 fall semester.  Open registration will continue August 19th through 21st from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on August 22nd.  A special Saturday registration will be held on August 29th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Classes start August 25th.

International Cuisine Classes

This class will highlight the study of classical cooking skills associated with the preparation and service of international and ethnic cuisines.  Topics include similarities between food production systems used in the United States and other regions of the world.  Textbooks and supplies are required.  This class will be begin on August 25th and continue through September 18th, Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. until 9:20 p.m.  For more information on our culinary classes please call (409)944-1304.

Leadership Galveston Classes for Fall 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.

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. – September 26th, October 10th, October 24th, November 7th, November 21st and December 5th.  The cost is $350 per registrant.  For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302.