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Galveston College President Myles Shelton congratulates John Parker Davie Scholarship winner Edgar Casapao. Casapao is a Vocational Nursing major at Galveston College.

Galveston College Fall Classes Start Today

Credit classes for the 2010 Fall Semester at Galveston College start today.  Late registration continues from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
Galveston College is closed on Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. Classes, office hours, and late registration will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Galveston College Choir Begins

The Galveston College Choir, a community-based organization, will begin rehearsal for the fall semester at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 in room FA-207 on the Galveston College campus. There will be no rehearsal on Labor Day, September 6, but rehearsals will resume at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13

No audition is required to join. Non-credit membership is $35 per semester, payable at the first or second rehearsal. Individuals may choose to register for one credit through Galveston College.

Dr. Larry Patton, who was the organizer of this group in 1972, will serve as director and Ron Wyatt will continue his long association as accompanist.

Choral music, sacred and secular, as well as popular music will be rehearsed and performed in public concerts. Being able to read music is not a requirement.

If you have questions, please contact Larry Patton at 409-744-6122, or simply attend a rehearsal and enroll.

Leadership Galveston 2010 Recruiting Applicants

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2010. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and on one Wednesday, Feb. 16 for a full day trip to the Austin Legislature. Dates are Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 16 (Austin trip), March 25, and April 29. The cost is $500 per registrant.

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 participants to become involved in Galveston’s future.  Leadership Galveston now boasts over 500 former graduates from diverse backgrounds and experiences who have studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston as members of Leadership Galveston between 1984-1990 and 1995-2009. The objectives of the program are as follows.


  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.
  3. Encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership roles.

Acceptance into 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 those challenges.

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 Sept. 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.