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Galveston College Vice President of Student Services Dr Phyllis Pepin is pictured informing students about Campus Onlince, financial aid and other services avaiable at Galveston College during a recent new-student orientation session. Additional sessions will be held at noon on January 12, 2010, and at 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2010.
The Galveston College Foundation provides opportunities for any individual, company or other organization to make a difference in our community by supporting Galveston College. There are many ways that you can assist the College to fulfill its mission:
Universal Access Endowment Fund
Universal Access, a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created, provides education and career training opportunities for Galveston citizens regardless of income. The Universal Access commitment encourages and inspires Galveston students to complete their education and improve their quality of life in Galveston. Since Fall 2001 every local high school, GED and home schooled graduate has been eligible to apply for free tuition and fees through the Universal Access program at Galveston College.
Universal Access Book Fund
Students who are eligible for the Universal Access Endowment Fund are also eligible to receive a one time book stipend of $200.
The Galveston College Foundation has created the Dreamkeepers Fund to request contributions that will be used in making emergency grants or loans to students who face particular personal, medical, housing, child care, utility and transportation difficulties that may prevent their continuation in higher education programs. A donation of $1000 by individuals, corporations or organizations provides lifelong membership to the Dreamkeepers Society. Any donated amount is appreciated.
President’s Partners Fund
Galveston College has enjoyed various partnerships with individuals, businesses, industries and organizations that have helped to support and employ its students.
The President’s Partners Fund was established to allow the College’s Chief Executive Officer to interact with different groups on a local, state, and national level to further the mission of Galveston College.
The Galveston College Foundation holds all the College’s scholarship funds and provides for student awards on an annual basis. Named scholarships can be created as endowed funds through a $10,000 gift, and smaller amounts can be donated to unrestricted scholarships. Funding scholarships is a long-term commitment with positive implications for Galveston and its citizens.
The Whitecaps intercollegiate athletic program provides opportunities for students to improve their athletic and academic abilities. The Whitecaps athletic program has produced successful graduates, professional baseball players and outstanding career minded individuals. Donate to Athletic Programs in the amount of your choice.
Student Leadership Fund
The Galveston College Foundation created a Student Leadership Fund in 2005 with a $10,000 start up gift to allow student groups on campus to attend conferences or events that contribute to student leadership opportunities or service learning. Your contributions to this fund will help continue these student leadership activities.
Dr. David Glenn Hunt Library Fund
Dr. David Glenn Hunt was Galveston College’s first and founding President when the Island’s community college first opened its doors in 1967. He had served as Assistant Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board when Galveston College was approved in 1966. He was so involved in the community college movement in Texas in the mid 1960’s that he is sometimes referred to as the “grandfather” of Texas community colleges. The Board of Regents named the college’s library in Dr. Hunt’s memory when he died after serving as Galveston College’s first President for only six months. Donations to this fund will be used to enhance the David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library and donors will become members of the “Friends of David Glenn Hunt Library” society.
Beacon Square Fund
The “front door” Beacon Square development, dedicated as part of the College’s 40th Anniversary, features the restored South Jetty Lighthouse cupola at 39th Street and Avenue Q in Galveston. Live oaks with commemorative plaques are also available for $3000 each.
Any designation or amount of your choice is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For more information contact Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and the Galveston College Foundation. at 409-944-1302.