High School Students Getting Summer College Experience at COM
About 70 students from area high schools are getting the experience of attending college by participating in a six-week Upward Bound Summer Academy at College of the Mainland – the 11th year the college has hosted students as part of a U.S. Department of Education grant.
Industry Representatives Visit Campus
Representatives from various Texas City industrial plants toured the Process Technology Department on June 11 and shared suggestions with College of the Mainland administrators on improving and expanding the college’s industrial careers.
Construction Projects Continue on Campus
Work continues around the College of the Mainland campus as construction crews prepare to refurbish the Student Center and upgrade the chemistry lab.
COM Plans Juneteenth Celebration
College of the Mainland will commemorate Juneteenth with speakers, music and poetry readings on Tuesday, June 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the LRC breezeway.
COM Offers Support to Santa Fe ISD
A week after tragedy struck Santa Fe High School, volunteers at College of the Mainland gathered to remember those lost their lives and show support for the Santa Fe school district.
Memorial Day Remembrance
The names of each Galveston County serviceman who died during combat while defending the United States was read aloud during a Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony at College of the Mainland on Thursday, May 24. A total of 306 names were called out.
Deteriorating Tiles Removed Around Flag Pole
Tiles with the names of donors that have adorned an area around the flag pole at College of the Mainland’s Administration Building over the years have weathered and deteriorated. Recently, the decision was made to remove all the tiles and recognize the donors at another location.
Collegiate High School Honors Graduates
Eighty area high school students were honored during the 14th annual Collegiate High School Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, May 15.
Be Prepared for Hurricane Season
The 2018 Hurricane Season starts Friday, June 1. Be prepared!
College of the Mainland Graduates Largest Class in History
College of the Mainland held commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12 to recognize 780 students – the largest graduating class in school history- who received more than 809 awards.
FIGHT! Just Playing
COM Theatre Students Take Knife and Unarmed Skills Test
Memorial Day Remembrance Planned
A remembrance of every Galveston County service member who has died in combat will be observed during a Memorial Day observance at College of the Mainland on Thursday, May 24.
PTK Inducts New Members
More than 20 students at College of the Mainland were inducted into the Sigma Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society on April 12.
Emergency Alarms: What Do They Mean?
The City of Texas City sounded the emergency sirens when an explosion and fire erupted at the Valero Refinery Texas City Refinery on April 19. One of the city’s sirens is located across the street from College of the Mainland, which made the alarm prominent. During the emergency, many questions arose as to what to do when a siren sounds. Does it mean everyone should stay inside? Evacuate their building? Should employees get in their cars and leave, especially since the siren sounded around 5 p.m.
COM Student Receives National PTK Award
Jeremiah Lewis, a Collegiate High School student at College of the Mainland, received a Phi Theta Kappa 2018 Distinguished Chapter Member Award during the organization’s national convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
COM and GISD Sign Articulation Agreement
The College of the Mainland and the Galveston Independent School District signed an articulation agreement on April 19 enabling students at Ball High School to receive college credit for some courses taken while in high school.
COM Hosts Sixth Annual Academic Symposium
College of the Mainland hosted the sixth annual Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Academic Symposium on April 20 and two COM students walked away with top honors. The symposium – Narrating the Human Footprint - featured 120 participants with more than 25 student presenters. COM student served as hosts and COM faculty and staff were judges and moderators.
Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is usually celebrated in May but College of the Mainland’s multicultural committee can’t wait and will celebrate on Tuesday, April 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the Student Center.
College of the Mainland Joins Houston GPS
College of the Mainland is the latest institution to join the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) alliance, a regional collaboration that provides a timely, structured and seamless pathway for students transferring from Gulf Coast-Houston area community colleges to Houston area universities. The overarching goal is to increase college completion rates.
Construction at Physical Education Building Begins
The fencing is up and construction crews have started work as College of the Mainland gets some much needed improvements to facilities. The first project involves the gymnasium where the swimming pool – which was closed years ago – was filled in to make way for a large multi-purpose conference center able to accommodate 500 people. The pool was covered with flowable fill – a liquid soil comprised of cement, water, fine aggregate and fly ash.
COM President Participates in Higher Education Panel Discussion
College of the Mainland President Dr. Warren Nichols was part of a panel discussion at a Higher Education Breakfast on Thursday, April 5 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook.
PTEC Students Head to National Troubleshooting Skills Competition
Four Process Technology students from College of the Mainland will travel to Louisiana to compete in the North American Process Technology Alliance Troubleshooting Skills Competition on April 20 and 21.
Henriquez Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar
Maria Henriquez, a Collegiate High School student at College of the Mainland, has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
Three College of the Mainland Students Named to All-Texas Academic Team
Three College of the Mainland students were named to the All-Texas Academic Team from among Texas community colleges.
COM Seeks Input for Academic Master Plan
Getting feedback from the community is key aspect of formulating the College of the Mainland’s long-range Academic Master Plan and Dr. Steve Sewell, COM’s Dean of Academic programs, sought more feedback on Wednesday, March 21.