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College of the Mainland Observes Black History Month with Industry Focus

Feb. 16, 2024

In observance of Black History Month, College of the Mainland (COM) is hosting a series of exciting student events throughout February. Highlighting the rich history and cultural impact of African Americans, these events all lead up to the featured community event, 'African Americans in Industry - Refineries and Engineering' on Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Center.

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Mary Ellen and Chuck Doyle and Texas First Bank Donate $100,000 for Plumbing Program

Jan. 25, 2024

College of the Mainland (COM) is pleased to announce a donation by Mary Ellen and Charles T. "Chuck" Doyle and Texas First Bank in the amount of $100,000 for the Mitchell Chuoke Jr. Plumbing Program. During a check presentation at the College's Monday, Jan. 22 board meeting, the Doyle and Chuoke families joined COM officials to present a check for the program.

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COM Awarded $9 Million in Federal Funding for HSI Initiatives Through 2028

Oct. 19, 2023

College of the Mainland (COM) has been selected for its third U.S. Department of Education Title V grant, bringing the combined grant total to $9 million. The latest grant awarded will fund the innovative project, "Semillas: Planting the Seeds for a Brighter Tomorrow," aimed at enhancing educational outcomes for underrepresented students and strengthening student support services.

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COM Sets All-Time Enrollment Record for the Fall 2023 Semester

Sep. 25, 2023

Student enrollment for College of the Mainland (COM) has reached its highest ever in school history this fall with 5,779 students registered (as of Sept. 18) for credit courses and continuing education. A huge milestone for the College, this marks the first time since the start of COVID-19 that enrollment numbers have reached pre-pandemic figures.

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COM Theatre Program Kicks Off 50th Season

Sep. 25, 2023

The College of the Mainland (COM) Theatre program is celebrating its 50th season with a stacked lineup of performances. 'The Little Shop of Horror' will be showing early next year in February, followed by a world premiere, original farce by COM Theatre Director H. Russ Brown, 'Hooey-Hahs & Foofaraws' in April. Kicking off the season, 'The Best Worst That Can Happen' is a sweet, funny and heartbreaking yet hopeful show that has captivated audiences.

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COM Collegiate High School Sets Record Enrollment

Sep. 1, 2023

College of the Mainland (COM) will be seeing more high school students on campus than ever before. COM's Collegiate High School (CHS) program has set a record-high enrollment number with 301 students for the 2023 Fall semester. This number exceeds the enrollments of the previous Fall 2022 and Fall 2021 semesters by 30 percent.

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College of the Mainland Incident Summary

Aug. 31, 2023

Today at 8:29 a.m., COM Police Department (COM PD) was notified by Texas City Police Department (TCPD) after receiving reports of a male shooting at car windows on Shiloh Street in Texas City, which is located near campus.

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College of the Mainland Kicks Off Bond Projects

Jul. 31, 2023

During the July 24 regularly scheduled College of the Mainland (COM) Board of Trustees (BOT) monthly meeting, the College presented initial steps taken to kick off projects for the $250 million general obligation bond, which voters approved during the recent May election. College leaders provided an overview of the closed-bid process that occurred to identify architects for planned bond projects.

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COM Student Takes a Twirl Beyond the Classroom in New Theatre Production

Jun. 30, 2023

It's often said that teaching others can be the best way to learn. For College of the Mainland (COM) theatre student Camryn Owens, this has certainly been the case while serving as choreographer for the latest COM Theatre production, "All Shook Up." Her talents will be on full display alongside her castmates when the show opens on Thursday, July 6 at 7 p.m.

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Re-elected COM Trustees Take Oaths of Office

Jun. 27, 2023

College of the Mainland (COM) re-elected Board Trustees, Melissa Skipworth (Position 5) and Don Gartman (Position 7 - At-Large), were sworn into office on Monday, June 26, during the regular board meeting.

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College of the Mainland Celebrates Pride Month

Jun. 13, 2023

The College of the Mainland (COM) STEAM lecture hall was lively with color as students and staff joined for a film and discussion over the documentary, "The Freedom to Marry." This behind-the-scenes film showed the movement that is The Freedom to Marry and the journey for legalization of same sex marriage across the United States.

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Voters Approve COM Bond 2023

May. 15, 2023

Voters within the College of the Mainland (COM) taxing district approved a $250 million bond referendum, paving the way for the construction of four new academic buildings on the Texas City campus.

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COM Stages Medical Scenarios During Allied Health Day

May. 12, 2023

From sudden births to domestic violence and self-inflicted wounds, the emergency medical services (EMS) and nursing students were able to get a feel of the real-world scenarios that await in their field during College of the Mainland's (COM) Allied Health Day.

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Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary Donates $30,000 Toward COM Scholarships

May. 11, 2023

Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary (MMCA) has made numerous generous donations to College of the Mainland (COM) for more than 25 years. MMCA reached a new milestone when they presented a check for $30,000 to COM during the College's April Board of Trustees meeting. This donation brought their monetary donation total to more than $328,000 toward phlebotomy, nursing and other allied health scholarships.

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