COM LVN program ranked in top 20 in Texas
At 17, Jael Rivera watched as her grandmother had a massive heart attack.
Students get free job training with COM grant
For Aziz Sanders, it was job security. For John Aumiller it was a career change. Both found what they were looking for through a College of the Mainland grant program that pays for training to help the under-employed and un-employed find work quickly.
Showing students the world
Like any great storyteller, English professor Bernie Smiley sets the stage.
Power lifter and professor: Esther Odamah
Working on a doctorate, teaching and volunteering are just a few of the things COM psychology professor Esther Odamah stays busy with. This year she’s also training in competitive powerlifting and shot put.
What I learned in dual credit classes
Dual credit classes let students simultaneously earn college and high school credit, saving time and money. Four students shared their experiences in dual credit classes and how to succeed in them.
Stink bugs, jello and you in biology for non-majors courses
A freshwater fish flopped in cold water as student Irwin Hernandez recorded his findings.
Caregiver, honors graduate, mom
In 2004 Jennifer Ausmus was expecting healthy twins and had a successful career in the aerospace industry.
Microbiology mini-grant funds "virus hunter" lab
A dozen College of the Mainland students peer into microscopes. Inside each petri dish of neighborhood pond water lurk myriad viruses and bacteria.
The other side of health care
While often doctors and nurses are the most visible health care professionals, many others work behind the scenes.
Three Grads Who Make a Difference
A teacher, safety technician and fire battalion chief share how they serve the community each day.
Vocational nursing students awarded
After completing the rigorous College of the Mainland Licensed Vocational Nursing Program, Karen Newkirk, of Hitchcock, won the Outstanding Student Award, and Jael Rivera, of Texas City, earned the Outstanding Clinical Student Award.
Welding a Career
As a combo welder for 3-J Ryan Inc. in Pasadena, Marissa Cantu works to turn eight-foot sheets of metal into pipes every day.
What's it worth to be accident free? Texas Mutual gives $100,000 for safety classes
Commemorating 18 years of partnership with the Gulf Coast Safety Institute and College of the Mainland, Texas Mutual Insurance donated $100,000 to continue funding free safety workshops to professionals in all industries.
Vanessa Walker named Officer of the Year
For her service and dedication, College of the Mainland Police Chief Sylvia Chapa named Sergeant Vanessa Walker COM Police Officer of the Year.
Lab coordinator helps students when deadlines loom
From Word to Access, students turn to Cynthia Mickens for help in every aspect of the college experience.
Police Academy honors top graduates
After 768 hours of training, 31 cadets have graduated from the Fall 2016 College of the Mainland Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Fire Academy awards graduates
Now, 13 more firefighters are ready for life-saving duty after graduating from the College of the Mainland Fire Academy.
Nichols new COM president
Dr. Warren Nichols was named College of the Mainland’s next president in a unanimous vote by the college board of trustees Jan. 30. He will start at COM Feb. 13.
Four ways to get help with a class
As classes take off, challenges often crop up. Here's how to find help in or outside of class.
Lost in Yonkers at COM theatre
As the second world war rages, two boys face turmoil closer to home when their father deposits them on their grandmother’s doorstep to become a traveling salesman.
COM audit nets no recommendations
Whitley Penn, an independent auditor, has conducted an audit of all College of the Mainland finances and had no recommendations or findings, the college announced Jan. 23.
Food trucks and magazines inspire artists' new exhibits
Mexican culture and American consumerism take center stage in two new exhibits at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery: Joe Pena’s ‘Lineage’ from Jan. 23 to Feb. 22 and ‘Layout’ by Eric Thayer Jan. 23 to March 7.
New risk management classes for professionals
The Center for Risk Management will host two upcoming, no-cost classes “How to Develop and Maintain an Effective Lockout/Tagout Program“ on Jan. 24 and“Workplace Violence Prevention” on Feb. 10.
Celebrate MLK Day at COM
College of the Mainland students will reprise excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches during a celebration Jan. 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the COM Learning Resource Center Auditorium.
COM professor nominated for Heroes of Military Medicine Award
Cheryl Bordwine, of League City, has been nominated for the prestigious Heroes of Military Medicine Award. Bordwine serves in the U.S. Army Reserves and is a division medical operations officer responsible for overseeing medical readiness before deployment for about 500 soldiers.