New risk management classes for professionals
The Center for Risk Management will host two upcoming, no-cost classes “How to Develop and Maintain an Effective Lockout/Tagout Program“ on Jan. 24 and“Workplace Violence Prevention” on Feb. 10.
Celebrate MLK Day at COM
College of the Mainland students will reprise excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches during a celebration Jan. 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the COM Learning Resource Center Auditorium.
COM professor nominated for Heroes of Military Medicine Award
Cheryl Bordwine, of League City, has been nominated for the prestigious Heroes of Military Medicine Award. Bordwine serves in the U.S. Army Reserves and is a division medical operations officer responsible for overseeing medical readiness before deployment for about 500 soldiers.
Maintenance technician ensures campus shines
Ready with hammer, wrench and screwdriver, Marcus Taylor helps maintain and repair campus facilities.
Handgun class exclusively for women
It’s 3:16 a.m. when you hear a window break in your home. What do you do?
How COM puts safety first
As part of ongoing efforts to upgrade College of the Mainland facilities, the college has implemented measures to increase security, including installing new video cameras and interior door locks that can be switched on from the inside of classrooms.
Kick off the new year with fitness options
Kick off the new year by joining a COM fitness class, signing up for a gym membership or enrolling in a volleyball league.
Nichols reconsiders, is sole candidate for COM presidency
The College of the Mainland board of trustees met in special session on Wednesday, Jan. 4, to discuss College of the Mainland’s presidential search. Dr. Warren Nichols has reconsidered and is moving forward as the sole candidate for the presidency at COM.
Community colleges to host women in industry conference
Buoyed by the success of its 2016 conference, the Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI) will host Women in Industry 2017 on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at South Shore Harbor Resort in League City.
Fewer slammed doors the goal of Interpersonal Communications class
Words fly. Tempers flare. Voices shout - “But Criminal Minds is better than Shark Week!”
Unemployed to business owner
Unemployed after a sickness, Isabel Hernandez knew she needed new options.
Science and socks
College of the Mainland Science Club and biology students donated socks, a much-needed staple, for residents at the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County this holiday season.
COM collects for Toys for Tots
Making smiles bright, College of the Mainland students and employees donated six overflowing boxes of new toys to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation during the holiday drive.
Helping students navigate admissions process - for any college
The first in his family to attend college, Jason Garnados had lots of questions – about financial aid, applications and transferring. While he was a senior at Dickinson High School, Garnados had College Connection advisor Lionel De Luna on campus to help him each step of the way.
Students' 1940s radio play thanks Elmcroft community
Dressed in flared skirts and plaid suits, theatre students stepped back to 1940s and entertained dozens of residents of the Elmcroft of the Mainland Senior Living Community in Texas City with “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Employees donate 1,000 pounds of food
Spreading holiday cheer, College of the Mainland employees collected and donated more than 1,000 pounds of nonperishable foods for the Galveston County Food Bank during a holiday drive.
No-cost safety classes for busy professionals
The Center for Risk Management will host two no-cost classes for professionals “OSHA Recordkeeping” on Jan. 13 and “ANSI Z490-Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training” on Jan. 27.
Debating superhero and everyday morality in ethics class
Choosing between saving a mentor or saving Gotham is one of the tough choices discussed in Stacey Burleson’s ethics class, which focuses on fictional and real-world dilemmas.
COM names Warren Nichols sole presidential finalist
After a nationwide search, the College of the Mainland board of trustees has selected Warren Nichols the sole COM presidential finalist.
Increase workplace safety with no-cost OSHA training
Individuals can prepare to enter industry or expand their skills with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-Hour General Industry or Construction Outreach safety courses at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.
79 students inducted in honor society
Excelling academically, 79 students were recognized at the fall induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at College of the Mainland.
Functional art? Two ceramic students discuss their pieces
Student Marcus Helton held up an ash-blackened bowl.
Esthetician graduates launch businesses, careers
Susan Brown, of Dickinson, started as a makeup artist when she noticed that the same products looked different on different skin types. “I wanted to find out why,” said Brown.
How a photograph is developed
In world of transient digital photos and 24-hour Snapchats, students in Kristy Peet’s photography class are discovering the power of permanence.
Theatre majors nominated for regional award
College of the Mainland students Tyler Fayad and Mackenzie Land have been nominated for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Award for their performances in “C.O.M. Wasn’t Built in a Day.”