50th Events

  1. COM Wasn't Built in a Day

    November 3–20, 2016

    COM Community Theatre

    by H. Russ Brown, COM Artistic Director / World Premiere!

    A new, original comedy written in honor of College of the Mainland’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! Very loosely based on people and events during COM’s first semester in the fall of ’67 at the old Booker T. Washington High School, COM president Dr. Herbert F. Stallworth already has plenty to contend with in getting his new college off the ground, but an Open House Night with no A/C just before a vital bond election doesn’t make it any easier! Throw in a greedy town mayor, a wily chamber of commerce president, a very vocal student senate, a well-meaning custodian and additional pressure from “the powers that be” and you’ve got a hurricane of commotion! But with his trademark wit and affability, Dr. Stallworth navigates the rocky waters in this funny and affectionate mix of fact and fiction. The rest, as they say, is history!

    For more information or to reserve your ticket please contact Susan Gilbert at sgilbert@com.edu, 409-933-8345 or go to www.com.edu/theatre.

  2. 50th Birthday Bash, a Family Day Event

    October 1, 2016

    11 a.m. — 3 p.m., COM Campus

    Sample food trucks’ specialties, hear music by local groups, take a walk through history and explore children’s activities. This event is free and open to the community.

  3. 50th Anniversary Gala

    September 15, 2016

    6 — 9 p.m., Doyle Center in Texas City

    COM Foundation will host the 50th Anniversary Gala to honor alumni who have made a difference. This is a ticketed event, with proceeds funding scholarships for students in need.

    Become and Underwriter or Purchase Tickets