Six Honored with COM Distinguished Service Award
Two College of the Mainland employees and four student nurses were honored Tuesday, Oct. 16 with the college’s first ever Distinguished Service Award for their efforts in resuscitating and saving a man’s life on campus.
COM Student Nurses Help Resuscitate and Revive Electrician on Campus
Four nursing students at College of the Mainland, who were on break from a medical management of defibrillation cardiac resuscitation (CPR) class, jumped into action Sept. 19 when an electrician was electrocuted.
COM Staff and Students Offered Free Tickets to COM Theater Productions
All College of the Mainland students, faculty and staff can attend the 2018-2019 performances at COM Theater for free with proof of a COM identification card. Senior students enrolled at COM are eligible to attend performance previews free of charge.
Kerry Kloesel Named October Employee of the Month
If you were to look up multi-tasking, chances are you would find Kerry Kloesel’s picture. Kloesel serves as the administrative assistant for 15 full-time faculty members, 30 adjuncts and about 140 course sections per semester. Her dedication to her job and positive demeanor has earned her the Employee of the Month for October.
Admin Building Floods During Downpour
An overnight downpour on Sept. 11 created street flooding causing classes at College of the Mainland to be canceled but also created major damage to the Administration Building.
COM Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
During Hispanic Heritage Month, the College of the Mainland celebrated Puerto Rico. Authentic Puerto Rican food and music was on tap on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
COMPeers Hosting Annual Chili Cook Off
The fall season is upon us (so says the calendar) which means it’s time for a chili cook off.
Register to Vote in November Election
Residents within the College of the Mainland taxing district have until Tuesday, Oct. 9 to register to vote in order to decide on a $162.5 million bond referendum.
COM Sees Record Enrollment
Student enrollment for College of the Mainland this fall is the largest in school history with 5,918 students registered for credit courses and continuing education.
College of the Mainland to Dedicate Student Center for Trustee Bennie Matthews
The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees plans to dedicate the first floor of the renovated Student Center on campus after long-time trustee Bennie Matthews.
COM Pharmacy Tech Program No. 1 in Texas
The Pharmacy Technician program at College of the Mainland has been ranked No. 1 in Texas by the Pharmacy Technician Guide.
COM Board of Trustees Approves Budget
Board of Trustees for College of the Mainland approved a $35.9 million operating budget for the 2018-2019 academic school year which starts on Sept. 1.
COMPeers Donate School Supplies to Santa Fe Schools
Employees from College of the Mainland delivered a large assortment of school supplies to students in the Santa Fe school district on Aug. 28.
COM Welcomes Largest Class in School History
Classes for the Fall 2018 semester began at College of the Mainland on Monday with the largest number of credit students enrolled in school history – 4,708 students.
COM Foundation Honoring Three
The College of the Mainland Foundation is honoring three alumni as this year’s Distinguished Alumni recipients. The three - Tanya Elise Baker, William McGarvey and Michael Navarro - are being recognized for outstanding contributions to COM and the community through their professional and personal excellence. The trio will be recognized at the foundation’s gala on Sept. 27.
Campus Renovations and Proposed Expansion Highlight 2018 Fall Convocation
The 2018 fall semester at College of the Mainland began with the traditional Convocation lead by college President Dr. Warren Nichols on Monday, Aug. 20. Nichols gave a presentation on the upcoming $162.5 million bond referendum on Nov. 6 to employees during a morning meeting in LRC-131 and an overflow crowd in TVB 1101. The informational report detailed how the bond package mirrors the college’s Academic Master Plan.
COM Conference Center Set to Open Oct. 22
All College of the Mainland employees and students are invited to the grand opening of the COM Conference Center on Monday, Oct. 22. Community members from throughout Galveston County also are being invited to the grand opening and to tour facility improvements on campus.
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.