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Galveston College Student Services and Galveston College Foundation recently hosted the 2009 Ball High seniors during “Go For It” days.  The seniors above, along with their classmates, were advised about the Universal Access free tuition program, given campus tours and treated to a pizza buffet.

Galveston College  Summer Classes Start June 8

Early registration continues for the Galveston College summer session and classes for the first session start Monday, June 8, 2009.  General registration is June 1 through June 4 and late registration concludes on June 9.

The Summer Session I will offer classes in Accounting, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computers in Healthcare, Computerized Tomography, Culinary Arts, Chef Training, Culinary/Hospitality Management, Developmental Studies, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, English, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Office Administration, Pharmacy Technology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Speech, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing.

Over thirty classes are being offered through distance learning for online learners.  Distance Learning brings regular college instruction to those who cannot attend classes on campus.  Distance Learning courses are not scheduled at set times.  However, a mandatory orientation is required.  Thereafter, students may attend optional review sessions preceding each exam; but will work independently at a pace prescribed by the course syllabus.  Distance learning classes are not easier than on-campus classes.  Successful students must be self disciplined and exercise good study habits. Substantial homework should be anticipated and will constitute a major portion of the course grade.  Additional information is located at  Unless otherwise noted, all Distance Learning courses will be delivered online.  Students must have access to the internet in order to participate in these classes.  In addition to the courses listed above, other online offerings may be available through the Virtual College of Texas (VCT).  For additional information about VCT offerings, contact Henry Newkirk at / 409-944-1324 or visit the VCT website at http:/

Leadership Galveston Fall 2009

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 500 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 - 2008. 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.  Leadership Galveston objectives are to acquaint participants with Galveston's history, government, economy and resources along with the problems and challenges facing the City; offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current leaders and decision makers; 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 Fall 2009 class will meet on October 2, October 16, October 30, November 6, November 20, and December 4.  The cost is $350 per registrant.  To join the next Leadership Galveston class, complete the Leadership Galveston Application and the Employer’s Certification forms ( and mail to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, Leadership Galveston Coordinator, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX  77550.  For additional information please call Mr. Joe Huff at (409)944-1302.

Country Western Dance

This is a beginning class for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with Country and Western dances or need a refresher. Students will learn the most popular Country & Western Dances, including the two-step and polka. The class will concentrate on the two-step and dance fundamentals. A variety of fun patterns will be taught, including couple and underarm turns, conversation, wraps and side-by-side. Ladies will learn how to spin. There is no textbook required and the cost is $50.  This 10 hour class will be held from June 8 through July 13 from 7 pm until 9 pm.  For additional information please call (409)944-1344.

Kids’ College starts June 8

Galveston College’s Kids’ College program will start its summer classes June 8.
Classes will include fun art, computer fun, PowerPoint, Pizzazz, “Kids in the Kitchen,” “Snack Shack,” math games, “Can You Hear Me Now,” reading, “Word Rap,” creative writing, “Si Habla Español I,” exercise fun, hip-hop dance, kickboxing for kids, beginning piano, fashion modeling, “Mixtures Galore,”  “Grossology for Kids,” chemistry and “Study Smart.”

All classes cost $50 and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Kids’ camps will begin June 9. Tuition will cost $85 and the camps will run from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Camps to be offered include art, theater, soccer, basketball, “Bringing Reading to Life I & II” and “Weird Science.”

To register or obtain additional information, call the college’s continuing education office at 409-944-1344.