Get involved in a club or organization at College of the Mainland! To start a new club, contact Mara Cooper at 409-933-8660 or 888-258-8859.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
The Student Government is made up of an elected body of officers and one representative from each active student organization. The role of the Student Government is to promote student participation in the decision-making process, to represent the student body and to serve. In addition, the SGA will plan and develop educational, recreational, social, cultural and entertainment programs for the college community. Participants have the chance to develop leadership skills and learn to organize and present special events. Monthly meetings are open to the college community, and allcredit students are invited to participate.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS (ASSE) STUDENT SECTION OF THE GULF COAST CHAPTER
Advisor: E.C. “Bear” Handwerk, 409-933-8412
This club is for students who plan careers as safety professionals. It seeks to provide additional educational and leadership opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen area of study and to promote interaction between students and professionals in the field of safety.
Advisor: Julie Garcia, 409-933-8314, and Dalel Serda, 409-933-8497
Amigos seeks to produce a richer understanding of Chicano, Latino, Hispanic and Latin-American culture and customs for all COM students. Amigos conducts cultural, social, academic and political events and community service in order to most effectively improve the spectrum of discourse available to our community.
Advisor: Jason Abshire
The purpose of this organization is to promote environmental health and social versatility through the universal sport of fishing.
Advisor: Mark Greenwalt, 409-933-8673
The Student Art Association brings together those interested in fine arts and to provide artistic experiences to COM students, faculty and staff as well as the community.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE ORGANIZATION
Advisor: JaMargaret Lowry, MNS/Ed., RN-NIC, 409-933-8191, and Jennifer Higgs, 409-933-8164
This mission of this Florence Nightingale Organization is to assist students in the transition from student to professional through the development, planning and implementation of the pinning ceremony. Students in this club participate in the teamwork, leadership and management required to bring this event to fruition. A pinning ceremony culminates the nursing program experience. During the ceremony the student will receive a nursing pin and make the Florence Nightingale Pledge to hold themselves to a high ethical standard, advocate patient rights and devote themselves to the health and welfare of all humans.
Advisor: Kirk McVey, 409-933-8588
The goal of the Astronomy Club is to expand and enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of astronomy.
Advisor: Marilynn Kish-Molina, 409-933-8328, and Tracy Orr, 409-933-8575
This club promotes awareness and appreciation of the natural sciences by providing a better understanding of them through field trips, presentations and other group activities. The club also offers members opportunities to work as a team and assume leadership roles and responsibilities.
Advisor: George Bowes, 409-933-8349
This club fosters a deeper understanding of ceramics and sculpture by offering students experiences outside of ceramic and sculpture courses. Public showings and demonstrations of the ceramic and sculpture process give students opportunities to connect with the public. Often at these events students will be able to display and sell their work. This gives them the opportunity to discuss the ideas in their work with a larger population and to discover what the market for their work may be.
Advisor: Elaine Baker, 409-933-8115
The cosmetology club encourages leadership and unity among members. The cosmetology program involves students working together and having fun meeting and helping people in the community. As a club, students attend hair shows and work together as a family. Members mentor other members in “big sister, little sister” relationships.
DEBATE TEAM/PI KAPPA DELTA
Advisor: Nakia Welch, 409-933-8210
The purpose of Pi Kappa Delta is to promote and enrich the practice and study of argumentation and debate through on and off-campus activities.
DREAM ACT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION (DALO)
Advisors: Marylou Ortuvia, 409-933-8291 and Robert Arenas, 409-933-8507
DALO has been established for the expressed purpose of educating the college and the community it serves of the issues relevant to the immigrant community in regards to immigration and higher education.
Advisor: Jason Abshire, 409-933-8439
The purpose of the Fitness Club is to promote physical well-being and to discipline the mind and body for better health.
Advisor: Elaine Childs, 409-933-8318
The goal of the Gamers Union is to bring role-playing, board, video and other games to all fans to promote higher thinking through the gaming process. Game tournaments will be used to introduce potential students to our school.
Advisor: Dr. Veronica Sanchez
This club seeks to promote an interest in and understanding of geology at all levels. The club functions as a link to better understand the earth and its processes and features and their impact on the local community. The club will practice these goals by organizing lectures, sponsoring college events and performing educational community activites.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSICIANS GUILD (IMG)
Advisor: Sparky Koerner, 409-933-8347
Open to all COM students, the Instrumental Musicians Guild brings together student instrumental musicians who wish to share with each other information about their instrument such as performance literature, job availability, instrumental workshops and concerts. The IMG provides a better understanding of the aspects of performing for students of various instruments, including guitar, piano, drums, recorder, keyboard synthesizer, brass and woodwinds. It encourages instrumental music students to form performing ensembles and practice for concert performances, and it provides clinics, workshops and performances by professional musicians.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ORGANIZATION (ISO)
Open to all COM students, the International Students Organization invites international students and students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to join its effort to encourage awareness of other nations and cultures. It shares with the community the richness of diversity and the beauty of the world though cultural displays as well as educational and academic pursuits.
INSPIRED DANCE TEAM
Advisor: Tige Cornelius, 409-933-8421
Our mission as a dance organization is to inspire and encourage school spirit throughout our community, showcase our talents as dancers and have fun. Our goal is to perform 100 percent original dances for our community. The Inspired Dance Team is dedicated to the community, support staff and each other.
JAPANESE CULTURE CLUB
Advisor: Elaine Childs, 409-933-8318
The Japanese Culture Club seeks to promote interest in and knowledge of all aspects of Japanese culture, specifically in Japanese media and literature. The goal is to encourage cultural awareness, challenge people’s social biases and acquaint members with the widespread effects of Japanese culture.
NU PSI (COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CLUB)
Advisor: Luanne Edens, 409-933-8219
Nu Psi provides community service, supports College of the Mainland’s efforts in any way possible, offers leadership opportunities for club members and takes educational field trips (at least one per year).
PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is an honors organization that enables active members to apply for PTK scholarships at four-year colleges. To become a member, students must have achieved the level of academic standards set forth by its national organization. The activities of PTK focus on the development of leadership, scholarship, fellowship and community service. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 with at least 12 college credit hours. Once a member, a student must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.
Advisor: Kristy Peet, 409-933-8424
This club provides club members with material and intellectual resources, inspiration, dialogue and a sense of community to help them improve their own work and increase their knowledge of the medium.
PROCESS TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PTEC CLUB)
Advisor: Steve Wethington, 409-933-8196 and Al Jivan, 409-933-8542
The PTEC Club strives to create awareness of the career opportunities within the process technology industry. Our group provides support between members to include, but not limited to, academic support (tutoring/peer review), industry tours (as available), career attainment preparation (mock interviewing/resume building) and fundraising, while maintaining academic and legal integrity.
Advisor: Nakia Welch, 409-933-8210
The Student COMmunicator is a student-led newspaper whose purpose is to provide information to students enrolled at COM that contributes to their intellectual emotional, physical and social growth.
STUDENTS FOR CHRIST
Advisor: Andrea Fillip, 409-933-8620
An interdenominational organization open to both Christians and non-Christians, this club invites all who are interested to attend with open hearts and minds. It offers a time to slow down and pray for the campus, world and each other and encourages positive growth and fellowship among students.
STUDENTS IGNITE AMBITION
Advisor: Stacey Henderson, 409-933-8134, LaWanda Franks, 409-933-8312, and Lalanya Ennis, 409-933-8197
Students Ignite Ambition supports student success in college, career and life through the application of personal responsibility, self-management, self-awareness, self-motivation, interdependence, emotional intelligence and lifelong learning. Members select various activities each semester such as volunteering at campus events and helping welcome new students during Open House.
TEXAS NURSING STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (TNSA)
The purpose of this organization is to provide the highest level of education for student nurses while aiding in the development of the whole person. Students model integrity and leadership in both their educational activities and their interactions with peers, other healthcare professionals and the public for whom they care. The club abides by and will further the standards of nursing education and influence education legislation, program development and technology use.
Advisor: Derick Hutchinson
The Veterans Club develops and implements support services for veterans, reserve or active duty military members and their dependents and families. It ensures that all veterans and COM are receiving all benefits to which they are entitled. It provides a link to readjust counseling services if needed and to help veterans and veteran supporters realize their full potential in academics, the workplace and their social circles.
VOCATIONAL NURSING STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Advisor: Misty Jones, RN, 409-933-8137, and Kimley Lewis, RN, 409-933-8458
The organization assists students in the transition from student nurse to licensed vocational nurse through the development, planning and implementation of the pinning ceremony. Students participate in the teamwork and management required to bring this event to fruition. A pinning ceremony culminates the nursing program experience, and during the ceremony the student will make the Florence Nightingale Pledge to hold themselves to a high ethical standard, advocate patient rights and devote themselves to the health and welfare of all humans.