Recent News

College of the Mainland Sets Proposed Tax Rate

Aug. 24, 2021

The College of the Mainland (COM) board of trustees voted unanimously to set the proposed 2022 tax rate during its regular Monday, August 23 meeting. Accordingly, the following fiscal measures should be noted for the upcoming 2021-2022 budget year.

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Brewer Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

Aug. 16, 2021

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced that Dr. Helen Brewer, incoming Vice President for Student Services at College of the Mainland (COM), is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly selective leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.

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Welcome Back to Campus: An Important COVID-19 Update

Aug. 13, 2021

College of the Mainland (COM) is excited to welcome our students back to campus for Fall 2021. While we are look forward to welcoming the COM family back for what is sure to be a phenomenal semester, I understand that with this excitement some may feel some uneasiness right now as we prepare to return to campus.

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Alan Waters and Dr. Yolanda Nino-Waters establish Latinas Adelante Scholarship at College of the Mainland

Jul. 14, 2021

College of the Mainland (COM) is pleased to announce a $20,000 donation from COM Board Trustee Alan Waters and Dr. Yolanda Nino-Waters to establish the Latinas Adelante Scholarship. The gift, which is to be funded over the next two years and then each year thereafter, highlights the couple's commitment to expanding opportunities for Latina women to succeed in achieving their higher educational goals.

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Gates Scholarship Recipient Gets Jumpstart at COM

Jun. 30, 2021

As the saying goes, "where there's a will, there's a way," and those words ring very true for Collegiate High School (CHS) Class of 2021 graduate Tremane Smith. Already a high-achieving Dickinson High School student, Tremane was recently selected as a 2021 Gates Scholarship recipient.

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House Bill 3348 Allows College of the Mainland to Expand Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Jun. 23, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3348 into law on June 16 which permits public community colleges to offer up to five baccalaureate degree programs at any time. The landmark bill will allow College of the Mainland (COM) to further its student reach and continue its current path of responding to growing industry needs by offering new degrees and academic programs.

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Collegiate High School Celebrates 2021 Graduates with Senior Drive-Thru Celebration

Jun. 3, 2021

College of the Mainland's Class of 2021 Collegiate High School (CHS) graduates celebrated in grand fashion during a drive-thru car parade held in the college's parking lot on May 21. Families remained in their vehicles as CHS staff and spectators gathered to cheer on graduates riding in vehicles adorned with balloons and personalized messages and well-wishes.

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Mary Ellen and Chuck Doyle donate $1 million to College of the Mainland

May. 24, 2021

College of the Mainland (COM) is pleased to announce a donation by Mary Ellen and Charles T. "Chuck" Doyle in the amount of $1 million dollars. Longtime supporters of COM and the Texas City community, the generous gift serves as a testament to the couple's commitment to giving and will ensure that COM remains a prominent educational fixture for future generations through intellectual enrichment in the Mainland community.

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Mother and Daughter Share Special Connection as Class of 2021 COM Graduates

May. 14, 2021

Graduation day is an exciting time for most families as they celebrate the culmination of their loved ones' academic journey. But for the Alcocer family, commencement will take on a special meaning as mother Vinca and daughter Alexis will don their cap and gowns together on May 15 as graduates of the College of the Mainland (COM) Class of 2021.

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College of the Mainland seeking to refinance tax notes in May 1 election

Apr. 22, 2021

Last year, the College of the Mainland (COM) Board of Trustees made the decision to refinance the college's maintenance note. After hearing voters' voices last fall, the college has made the necessary adjustments to make the proposal a win-win for all. With that in mind, COM will be placing the refinancing of the college's maintenance tax notes on the upcoming May 1 voting ballot.

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