COM Employees Surpass United Way Goal
College of the Mainland employees raised $13,000 during this year’s United Way campaign. The mark surpassed the goal of $12,000.
COM Hosts Elected Officials
College of the Mainland hosted a Legislative Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 19 to share its goals and successes with local elected officials.
COMPeers Collecting Toys for Blue Santa
New and unwrapped toys are being collected by COMPeers in support of the Texas City Police Department’s Blue Santa program.
COM Math Instruction Received Recognition
A College of the Mainland math program aimed at helping underprepared students which has seen great success received distinguished recognition at a recent statewide conference.
College of the Mainland Offers College Application and Financial Aid Assistance
Applying for college and financial aid can be confusing so College of the Mainland employees hosted a Generation Texas Challenge application event to help students and their parents with the process.
Voters Say "Yes" to COM Bond
Voters within the College of the Mainland Taxing District overwhelmingly approved a $162.5 million bond referendum on Tuesday, Nov. 6, paving the way for the construction of three new academic buildings on the Texas City campus.
Voters Deciding on COM Referendum
Voters will decide the outcome of the College of the Mainland’s $162.5 million bond referendum tomorrow - Tuesday, Nov. 6 – as well as other mid-term election positions in federal, state and local elections.
Ching Recognized as November Employee of the Month
Lorrin Ching, according to a co-worker, has a willingness to help others. That description was spot on when Ching helped save a man’s life in September despite risking his own life.
COM Kicks Off United Way Campaign
Helping others is something College of the Mainland employees are known for doing. Whether in the aftermath of a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey or aiding someone suffering from an illness, the COM family is there.
New GPS Logo Selected
The vote is in for a logo to represent the Guided Pathways at College of the Mainland.
COM Conference Center Opens
The new College of the Mainland Conference Center opened with great fanfare the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 22 with more than 350 community members and COM employees in attendance.
Community Events on Tap
As a community college, College of the Mainland students, staff and faculty are known for giving back to the community. This will be evident in the coming weeks as COM participates in the Bay Area Heart Walk and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Southeast Texas fun run.
COMPeers Continue to Support Community
COMPeers, a College of the Mainland employee volunteer group, is partnering with the Texas City Police Department for this year’s Blue Santa program as the continues to support community groups and initiatives throughout Galveston County.
Abandoned Duck Eggs and Nests Being Removed
Ducks on the College of the Mainland campus are prevalent. So are duck eggs.
Six Honored with COM Distinguished Service Award
Two College of the Mainland employees and four student nurses were honored Tuesday, Oct. 16 with the college’s first ever Distinguished Service Award for their efforts in resuscitating and saving a man’s life on campus.
COM Student Nurses Help Resuscitate and Revive Electrician on Campus
Four nursing students at College of the Mainland, who were on break from a medical management of defibrillation cardiac resuscitation (CPR) class, jumped into action Sept. 19 when an electrician was electrocuted.
COM Staff and Students Offered Free Tickets to COM Theater Productions
All College of the Mainland students, faculty and staff can attend the 2018-2019 performances at COM Theater for free with proof of a COM identification card. Senior students enrolled at COM are eligible to attend performance previews free of charge.
Kerry Kloesel Named October Employee of the Month
If you were to look up multi-tasking, chances are you would find Kerry Kloesel’s picture. Kloesel serves as the administrative assistant for 15 full-time faculty members, 30 adjuncts and about 140 course sections per semester. Her dedication to her job and positive demeanor has earned her the Employee of the Month for October.
Admin Building Floods During Downpour
An overnight downpour on Sept. 11 created street flooding causing classes at College of the Mainland to be canceled but also created major damage to the Administration Building.
COM Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
During Hispanic Heritage Month, the College of the Mainland celebrated Puerto Rico. Authentic Puerto Rican food and music was on tap on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
COMPeers Hosting Annual Chili Cook Off
The fall season is upon us (so says the calendar) which means it’s time for a chili cook off.
Register to Vote in November Election
Residents within the College of the Mainland taxing district have until Tuesday, Oct. 9 to register to vote in order to decide on a $162.5 million bond referendum.
COM Sees Record Enrollment
Student enrollment for College of the Mainland this fall is the largest in school history with 5,918 students registered for credit courses and continuing education.
College of the Mainland to Dedicate Student Center for Trustee Bennie Matthews
The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees plans to dedicate the first floor of the renovated Student Center on campus after long-time trustee Bennie Matthews.
COM Pharmacy Tech Program No. 1 in Texas
The Pharmacy Technician program at College of the Mainland has been ranked No. 1 in Texas by the Pharmacy Technician Guide.