COM Among Voting Locations Announced for Nov. 6 Election
College of the Mainland will be one of many early voting and election day polling locations for the upcoming Nov. 6 election, the Galveston County Elections Division announced. The COM Learning Center in League City also is a designated voting location.
Three COM Employees Named to "40 Under 40" List
Three College of the Mainland employees were named to the inaugural Galveston Daily News 40 Under 40 list. The three “movers and shakers” include Sheena Abernathy, Matthew Busby and Sean Skipworth.
Lab School Kitchen Gets Gold Ribbon Again
For the tenth year in a row, the kitchen at the College of the Mainland Lab School earned a Gold Ribbon Award from the Galveston County Health District.
2018 Almanac on Texas Higher Education Available Online
Each year the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) publishes a Texas Public Higher Education Almanac which profiles every institution’s performance characteristics. The almanac for this year was recently released and available online.
COM and Texas Tech University Sign Articulation Agreement
College of the Mainland and Texas Tech University have entered into an articulation agreement paving the way for COM students to seamlessly transfer to Texas Tech after completing an associate degree.
Massage Therapy Program Offered at COM
College of the Mainland is offering a new program in Massage Therapy starting this fall.
Skipworths Establish IMPACT Scholarship
When water rose into the Dickinson home of Sean and Melissa Skipworth during Hurricane Harvey, the couple experienced an outpouring of support from the community, including former College of the Mainland students of COM professor Sean Skipworth. The couple’s gratitude gave them the idea to pay it forward. The couple has endowed the Sean & Melissa Skipworth IMPACT Scholarship. Sean Skipworth has been a Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty member at COM since 2012 and Melissa Skipworth is serving her first term on the COM Board of Trustees.
Finish Faster Initiative After One Year
A College of the Mainland initiative aimed at helping underprepared students complete required English and math classes is proving successful after a year of implementation.
COMPeers Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
COMPeers, a College of the Mainland employee volunteer group, paid a visit to the Ronald McDonald House and its residents in Galveston on Saturday, June 30.
Eggs Relocated from Student Center Construction Area
COM employees who office in the Student Center recently had to relocate while the Student Center undergoes renovations. They weren’t the only ones who moved.
"Go-To" Massey Named July Employee of the Month
Her job title is administrative assistant but to those that work with her, she is best described as the “go-to” person. If anyone in the Cosmetology Department at College of the Mainland has a question, the first person they ask is Monica Massey. Massey’s attention to detail and at-ease personality are some of the reasons she was nominated and named July Employee of the Month.
COM Testing Center Open to Community
The testing center at the College of the Mainland is available to community members to take proctored exams from Texas Commission on Fire Protection to Microsoft proficiency.
College of the Mainland Trustees Call for $162.5 Million Bond Election
With students and their success as the focus, the College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday, June 25 unanimously approved calling for a $162.5 million November bond election to expand the aging Texas City campus with plans for three new buildings.
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.