First emergency management student graduates
College of the Mainland, the only community college in the Houston/Galveston area with an emergency management program, has graduated its first student.
Making a difference for a decade: COM Upward Bound $1.3M grant renewed
When Karol Paredes, of Dickinson, steps onto campus at Texas A&M Kingsville as a botany major, she’s beating the odds.
Skipworth elected new board member
Melissa Skipworth will take a seat as a new member on the College of the Mainland board of trustees after winning the June 17 runoff election.
Students explore careers at COM camp
High school students explored a fire engine, watched a welder at work and toured nursing labs at College of the Mainland’s fourth annual Career Exploration Camp.
COM recognizes top students with dean's and president's lists
A round of applause to the 215 students who made the Dean's List and the 117 students who made the President's List.
COM celebrates Juneteenth
Tillie Henson, COM archivist and among COM’s first students, shared about her journey with COM.
Teachers of the Year: Making Science Fun
Passion and compassion were two essentials that students cited when voting professors Jessica Jemison-Williams and Jennifer Robinson College of the Mainland Teachers of the Year.
COM graduates 56 high school students with degrees
A total of 88 students – and one dog – graduated from College of the Mainland Collegiate High School this year, and 56 have earned associate degrees by high school graduation.
Fall classes open for registration
Begin your pathway to success this fall with College of the Mainland’s associate degree and certificate program classes, now open for fall registration.
Ranked #2, COM student heading to billiards nationals
For Burak Temel, pool is like chess.
Finish Faster Program launches at College of the Mainland
What are the options for students who want to begin college but haven’t quite mastered high-school English or math?
Vax-A-Nation, blood drives come to COM
Vax-A-Nation, a mobile meningitis vaccination clinic, is coming to COM.
18 cadets ready to serve
A total of 18 cadets are now ready for service after graduating May 26 from the College of the Mainland Basic Peace Officer Academy.
College of the Mainland comes to League City
College of the Mainland has signed an agreement with Odyssey Academy in League City to lease a facility to accommodate COM’s burgeoning dual credit and academic credit classes.
Newest COM board member delights in ranch, family
It’s been a great month for Don Gartman, who on May 6 was elected to the College of the Mainland Board of Trustees, and on May 2 welcomed his second great-grandchild.
COM graduates 41 future nurses
After more than 1,660 hours of clinicals, classes and labs, 41 students in the College of the Mainland Associate Degree Nursing Program have graduated ready for service.
COM Fire Academy graduates 20, awards top students
After more than 600 hours of rappelling, studying and simulating rescues, 20 students are ready for emergencies after graduating from the College of the Mainland Fire Academy.
Celebrate Juneteenth at COM
COM will celebrate Juneteenth with songs, poetry and readings June 15.
Celebrate Asian-American/Pacific Islander Month
Celebrate Asian-American culture at College of the Mainland with traditional food and a documentary of Asian-Americans sharing their stories and experiences.
Nursing professor creates capstone course
A total of 66 nurses graduated this year, thanks in part to Debra Bauer’s work as a COM professor and clinical instructor.
Auxiliary has given $200,000 for scholarships
Since retiring eight years ago, Jerry Cook has found a new calling – volunteering each week with the Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary.
At 84, lifelong educator still making a difference
John Lenes has flown in fighter jets, worked as a logger and taught in prisons, but for past 24 years he has found home at College of the Mainland preparing students for college.
Free June safety classes at GSCI
What’s safety worth? The Center for Risk Management will host four no-cost classes at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute covering current trends in safety, health and industry to help companies save time and money.
Free Career Exploration Day June 14
High school students can investigate a crime scene, explore firefighting or discover more about health care robots during a hands-on Career Exploration Day this summer at College of the Mainland.
First 100 days: COM president looks back, sets goals
In his first 100 days on the job as the fifth president of College of the Mainland, Dr. Warren Nichols has moved quickly to identify and address several major goals—such as student success, facilities improvement and increased opportunities to growing communities within the college’s service areas – and he is already seeing results.