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Galveston College Culinary Chef Paul Mendoza works at a station with members of his Kid’s College culinary class. The second summer session of  Kid’s College classes and camps starts  July 12.

Galveston College Summer Session Two Starts July 12 

Galveston College’s second Summer Session starts July 12, offering classroom and distance learning classes in subjects in Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Developmental Studies, Economics, English, Government, History, Humanities, Math, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Vocational Nursing. General Registration is July 6, 7 and 8 from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm. Late registration continues from 7:30am until 6:00pm on July 12 and 13.  Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.

Leadership Galveston 2010

Galveston College has set its dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2010. Sessions will be held on Fridays: September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 16, March 25 and April 29. The cost is $500 per registrant.  For information, call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at 409-944-1302, or e-mail  The last day to register is September 3, 2010.

Prospective students must complete the college’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms, which are online at, and mail them to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston.

Kid’s College

Kid’s College classes and camps will be offered July 12 through July 29th.  Classes will be offered between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in subjects such as Reading, Exercise, Spanish, Beach Art, Computers, Math Games, and Beginning Piano. Other classes offered include Scrapbooking, Kickboxing, Hip Hop Dancing, Creative Writing, Fashion Modeling, Sign Language and Chemistry for Kids. In addition to Kid’s College classes, camps will also be offered in Art, Theatre, Soccer, Basketball, Reading and Weird Science. Call 944-1344 or check out Continuing education on our website.

Country Western Dance – Introductory

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: two-step and polka. The class will concentrate on the two-step and the basics of 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. No textbook is required.  Tuition will be $50. Class will be held 6:00-8:00 pm on Mondays, July 12-Aug 9.

Industrial Training Programs Information Session

Information sessions to discuss the new Welding, HVAC and Industrial Systems programs at Galveston College will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 2:00pm and again at 5:30pm in room FA-207 of the Fine Arts Building, on the Galveston College campus, at 4015 Avenue Q. Funding may be available for eligible participants to take the classes. A representative from Workforce Solutions will be in attendance to explain the eligibility process.  For more information about the programs and/or funding contact:  Dr. Brenda Jones, Dean of Technical and Professional Education at 409-944-1496 or Mari Macias at 409-944-1286.

Universal Access Available

In 1996 the concept of a new program was born and became the inspiration of the Galveston College Foundation. That program is UNIVERSAL ACCESS (Advancing Community College Education for Student Success).  The vision of Universal Access is for every Galveston high school, GED or home schooled graduate to have the opportunity to receive up to two years of higher education and training, free of tuition and fees. The Board of Directors of the Galveston College Foundation raises Universal Access scholarship endowment funds to ensure each local graduate up to $2,400 in financial assistance from College and/or federal sources.

The Universal Access commitment is motivation to encourage and inspire Galveston students to complete their education. Through Universal Access, we are building a legacy designed to improve the quality of life in Galveston. In the Fall of 2001, the vision of Universal Access to provide higher education and workforce training at Galveston College became a reality with the first scholarships awarded to the 2001 Galveston Island high school graduates, (eligibility has since been expanded to GED and home school graduates).

Students desiring to take advantage of universal access should:
 1. Meet the eligibility and participation guidelines.
 2. Complete the FAFSA online at (Complete the 2008-2009 FAFSA for  Summer 2009; Complete the 2009-2010 FAFSA for Fall 2009, Spring and Summer 2010.)  [Galveston College school code is 004972.]
 3. Submit a final official high school transcript or official GED to the admissions office.
 4. Complete the 2009-2010 Universal Access Scholarship Application and submit to the  Financial Aid Office.
 5. Complete a degree audit, signed by a Galveston College counselor or advisor, and submit  to the Financial Aid Office.
For more information, call the Galveston College Foundation Office at (409) 944-1302.