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Galveston College President Dr. Elva Concha LeBlanc, left, congratulates Angela Taylor on receiving the Griff Lambdin Memorial Scholarship for the 2006-2007 college year.  Taylor is a bookkeeper with Ball High School who holds a 3.6 point grade average at Galveston College and plans to major in History at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Kid’s College Starts Today at Galveston College

Galveston College is offering Kid’s College Camps and Classes during two sessions in June and July of 2006.  Session I is from June 5 through June 22.  Session II is July 10 through July 27.  Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday at a cost of $45.00 per class.  Camps meet on Tuesday and Thursday at a cost of $165.00 per camp.  Registration is encouraged by June 3, 2006.
Camps run from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  Camps are being offered for Soccer, Basketball, Art, Weird Science and Cheerleading.  Classes include Fun Art, Kids and Computers, Scrapbook Memories, Art Under Construction, Invisible Science, Creative Writing, Si Habla Esponol I and II, Beginning Piano, Lyrical Ballet, Dance jazz and Ballet, Chess Champs, Fashion Modeling, First Aid for Kids, Horticulture, Kickboxing and more.  For information or a printed schedule call 409-944-1344.

Continuing Education Division Offers Onsite Classes

We Can Teach On-site At Your Company.  The Division of Continuing Education Contract Training can tailor a new class or enhance a current workforce skill to meet your professional needs.  Employer On-site classes offer flexibility & quality instruction.  Our customized training specializes in industries unique needs.  Provides Specialized Professional Training Programs In:  Spanish for Bank Tellers; Spanish for Realtors; Spanish for Healthcare Professionals; Spanish for Hospitality Professionals; Quick Books; Quicken; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Access; Microsoft Power Point and Desktop Publishing.
 Industry Driven Work Shops and Corporate Training and Development Seminars; Time Management; Business Speaking Skills; Managing Stress; Customer Service; Conflict Management/Resolution; Goals and Goal Setting.
 Ideas for a class?  Let us help.  Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Basic Auto Courses

Galveston College is offering, Used Car Lemon Detection & Basic Auto Mechanics Series.  On June 12-15, Buying a Used Car, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Mon-Thur, $60;  June 19-22, Automotive Tools & Use, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Mon-Thur, $60;  June 26-29, Automotive Maintenance, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Mon-Thur, $60;  July 10-14, Engine & Brake Repair, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Mon-Thur, $60.  For information or to register by phone using your credit card, contact CE Division by email at or call 409-944-1344.

Ballroom Dance Classes for Seniors

Experience the fun of dance, being with new and old friends.  Learn Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Swing.  Classes start each month-Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:00 p.m., 4 Sessions.  (65+ Senior Discount Available) Dance-June 6-27, Tue, $40;  Dance-July 11-Aug 1, Tue, $40; Dance-August 8-29, Tue, $40; Dance-September 5-26, Tue, $40.  For information or to register by phone using your credit card, please contact the CE Division by email at or call 409-944-1344.

Summer Session II Starts July 11

Galveston College’s second summer session begins Tuesday, July 11, 2006.  Open registration is planned for July 6 and July 10 from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Summer Session II offers credit courses in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Drama, Economics, English, German, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Reading and Vocational Nursing.  Please check our online schedule of classes or call 409-944-GCGC.

College Summer Hours

Galveston College’s office hours for summer are Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with the College closed Friday through Sunday.  Normal office hours resume the week of August 14, 2006.