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The Student Services office of Galveston College recently hosted an “open house” to showcase the newly renovated Cheney Student Center facility.  Pictured are student hosts Holly Holmes, Ebbonie Long, Ashley Fields, Brandon Warner, Christina Frank, Carriesha Francos, Randy Ruiz, Ashley Thompson, Summer Rios, Shaymayne Martinez, Justin Thomas, Destiny Holtz and Josh Hutson. 

Galveston College Registration Underway April 20

Galveston College begins registration on Wednesday, April 20, 2009 for its May Mini Semester, Summer I and Summer II sessions and Fall Semester. 

The May Mini Semester starts Monday, May 18 and runs through Thursday, June 4 offering internet classes in Computer Science, Government, History, Mathematics and Office Administration.  Day classes are available in Music, Physics and Sociology.

Early registration for Summer I session runs from April 20 through May 28.  General registration is June 1 through June 4.  Summer I classes begin June 8.  Classes conclude on or before July 14.

Early registration for Summer II session runs from April 20 through July 2.  General registration is July 7 through July 9.  Classes begin July 15 and conclude on or before August 19.

Early registration for the 2009 Fall Semester begins April 20 and runs through August 20.  General registration is August 24 through 29.  Classes begin August 31.

Galveston College Announces Over $39,000 Available in Scholarships

Galveston College has announced the availability of over $39,000 in scholarship funds for the 2009 – 2010 fall and spring semesters.  Scholarships range in value from $225 to $1,100 and are held by the Galveston College Foundation. They may be applied for in addition to financial aid Pell Grants and the Foundation’s Universal Access program.  If interested, contact the Galveston College Financial Aid Office on the first floor of Moody Hall to complete a general scholarship application.  The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m. 

The following are examples of gifts from the named scholarship program: Marionette Beyah Memorial, Ben S. and Marjorie Brown Trust, Laura Mae Elrod, Joan Cannady, Culinary Arts, Coca Cola, William Maury Darst, John Parker Davie Trust, Easter-Wilson, Edmonds/Nelson/Craft/Parker, Galveston College Scholars, Greenwood/Mills/Pattison, Hermes-Jordan Athletic Scholarship, Michael Hodge Memorial, Houston Metropolitan Area Diagnosticians, Jean Morgan/Buell Humphries/Sister Mary Agnesita Memorial, Griff Lambdin Memorial, Clelie Ann Moore Ceramics, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Murillo, Music (Lovelace, McDaniel, Nielson), Larry Patton, Regents, Tommy Smith Memorial, Janice Stanton, Jean Thompson Psychology, Rob Brasier Memorial Award, and Rudy Tomjanovich Scholarships.

Many of Galveston’s leading citizens are remembered and honored through scholarship gifts. For information on how to establish a scholarship in your family or business name call Joe Huff at (409)944-1302.

KIDS’ COLLEGE Starts June 8

The first of two summer sessions of KIDS’ COLLEGE at Galveston College begins on June 8. “Classes” are 2 hours in length and offered on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Classes include Fun Art, Computer Fun, PowerPoint w/Pizzazz, Kids in the Kitchen, Snack Shack, Math Mania, Math Games, “Can You Hear Me Now,” Ready to Read Everything, Reading, Word Rap, Creative Writing, Si Habla Español I, Exercise Made Fun, Hip Hop Dance, Kickboxing for Kids, Beginning Piano, Fashion Modeling, Mixtures Galore,  Grossology for Kids, Chemistry for Kids, & Study Smart. Classes vary by age and tuition is $50 per course.

Kids’ College also offers two summer sessions of “camps” beginning June 9. Camps are 4 hours in length and held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Camps include Art, Theater, Soccer, Basketball, Bringing Reading to Life I & II and Weird Science. Camps vary by age and tuition is $85 per course.

Classes and camps fill quickly, so if you have a child to register or need additional information, please contact the Continuing Education Department at 409-944-1344.