Articles tagged with "volunteer"
Science and socks
College of the Mainland Science Club and biology students donated socks, a much-needed staple, for residents at the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County this holiday season.
COM students pay it forward
After a classmate’s son was diagnosed with spina bifada, students in a College of the Mainland class decided to pay it forward.
Ronald McDonald House patients treated to game night
Children and their families living at Ronald McDonald House in Galveston were treated to a night of games, prizes and fun when College of the Mainland volunteers came to play.
Earn credit for serving with COM class
Want to get credit for volunteering? Students taking Lifespan Service Learning this fall can do just that.
COM partnership with Head Start fosters lifelong readers
For children in Hitchcock Head Start this year, college preparation begins with a 32-page book “The Little Pink Pup.”
Free Pregnancy and Prenatal Care Fair
The College of the Mainland So Psyched Club, partnering with the nonprofit Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center in Texas City, will offer a free fair for parents and soon-to-be parents Nov. 18 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the COM Breezeway.
United Way to benefit from COM online auction
COM's annual United Way drive is continuing full speed ahead with an auction of baskets from fall flair to a complete place setting for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner.
COM alum helping create apps for nonprofits
Wonder which plants survive blistering Gulf Coast heat? An app could help with that.
Students discover their power at COM Make a Difference Day
At College of the Mainland’s first Make a Difference Day, students learned how their actions can impact the community by working with 13 nonprofit organizations.
Women from shelter treated to makeovers at COM salon
Just one day of pampering can transform someone's look - and outlook.
COM volunteers help finish Habitat for Humanity home
Aug. 2 is a day emblazoned on Janelle Thewett’s calendar – the day she receives the keys to her new home.
COM honor society recognized for service
At the recent Phi Theta Kappa regional convention, College of the Mainland’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national community college honor society, was recognized for its service and named a Five Star Chapter for the 17th consecutive year.
COM students show off sharks and specimens at Bay Day
Dogfish sharks and other denizens of the deep sparked children and parents’ curiosity at the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bay Day Festival at Kemah Boardwalk.
COM partners with NAMI, Gulf Coast Center to spotlight mental health
Bullying, mental health and opportunities for those with disabilities were spotlighted when the Gulf Coast Center (GCC) and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Gulf Coast partnered to offer the Pursuit of Wellness and Recovery for Youth Conference, at College of the Mainland (COM) Friday, May 9.
COM students show off sharks and specimens at Bay Day
Dogfish sharks and other creatures of the deep sparked children and parents’ curiosity at the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bay Day Festival at Kemah Boardwalk.
Free prom makeovers at COM give seniors night to remember
Clear Brook High School senior Bryanna Molina has faced many challenges this year – her health problems, family struggles, her father's layoff.
Texas City seniors shadow jobs at COM with Junior Achievement
Neon lights flicker along the sleek row of computer servers in the heart of College of the Mainland as Texas City High School students gaze at the 17-foot-long information hub.
COM employees donate to Heights Elementary
Small actions added up to a big difference as College of the Mainland employees donated 500 Box Tops for Education and 100 Labels for Education to Heights Elementary in Texas City.
COM employee drive collects food for the holidays
College of the Mainland President Beth Lewis and COM employees collected an abundance of boxed and canned goods for a food bank in Dickinson.
COM gives to Toys for Tots
Making smiles bright, College of the Mainland employees raised more than 200 toys to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
COM group equips teachers for new year
The smells of new erasers and crisp notebooks thrill not only students but teachers as well. An employee group at College of the Mainland conducted a campus-wide drive and collected nine boxes of binders, pencils, tissues, glue and other supplies to stock Hitchcock ISD teachers' cabinets for a new school year.
Baby birds' island home being restored, thanks to students
Ensconced in isolation, the Rookery Islands in Galveston Bay are silent except for the call of the roseate spoonbill and laughing of the gulls.
Cosmetology students work magic before prom
Girls in Project Cinderella needed no fairy godmother to transform from ordinary students into queens for prom. Students in the COM Cosmetology Certificate Program offered to do everything from their perfectly styled curls to trendy pedicures.
COM students launch prom drive
Looking forward to friends, fun and fashion statements, many students eagerly anticipate prom, but for some students the event can create more trepidation than longing.
Dog-friendly 5K at COM May 3
Mount hurdles and navigate obstacles with your furry best friend in College of the Mainland’s 5K color course May 3.
COM students' banks raise money for food bank
College of the Mainland students in George Bowes’ art class learned more than just ceramics this semester. They also discovered how one person can make a difference.
College Boot Camp offers tips
Students from Texas City, Hitchcock and La Marque High Schools learned the secrets of success at the College Boot Camp coordinated by College of the Mainland students in Phi Theta Kappa and the COM Amigos student club.
College Boot Camp gives tools to combat fears
"What will I do with my life?” is a common question teens ask themselves.
COM students inspired to mentor others
Inspired by a statewide Latino-affairs conference, College of the Mainland students became motivated to encourage high school students to pursue further education.