COM Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Community Contributions
The stars were shining brightly during the College of the Mainland Foundation’s inaugural Texas Stars Donor Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Held at the COM Conference Center, dozens of benefactors and guests gathered for a brilliant evening celebrating their philanthropic support for the Foundation.
Gulf Coast Safety Institute’s Center for Risk Management to Hold Incident Investigation Class
The Center for Risk Management at College of the Mainland will host “Incident Investigation” on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, 320 Delany Rd. in La Marque, Texas.
Kennedy Center Recognizes COM Theatre With Top Accolades
The College of the Mainland Theatre was recently recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for its work in the currently-running production, “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
COM Concert Band to Hold Free Concert on December 2
The College of the Mainland Concert Band will hold a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 2 in the Fine Arts Building Theatre on campus.
Kimbark Selected for Texas Women in Higher Education Board
College of the Mainland Dean of Students Dr. Kris Kimbark has been selected to serve on the Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) board of directors. The TWHE works to develop, advance and support women employed at colleges and universities across the state by providing the skills needed to reach leadership positions and to enhance the leadership skills of those already in such roles.
Veterans Day Program to Honor Those Who Served
In honor of those who served and sacrificed in the U.S. Armed Forces, College of the Mainland’s Office for Veteran Success will host its annual Veterans Day Program on Tuesday, November 12 at noon in the Conference Center on campus.
Newest Theatre Production Revives a Childhood Classic in “Peter and the Starcatcher”
Join the College of the Mainland Community Theatre for a thrilling adventure in “Peter and the Starcatcher” from November 7-24. The newest theatre production will tell the story of how an unassuming orphan comes to be the beloved Peter Pan. Filled with marauding pirates, jungle tyrants, mermaids and unlikely heroes, the lively show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
Monster Musik Guitar Concert to Showcase Student Musical Talent
Spooky sounds and frightful melodies await at College of the Mainland’s 16th annual Monster Musik Guitar Concert. The acoustic guitar concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall on campus.
October 2019 Employee of the Month – Jerri Glenn
While tackling compliance assurance and financial audits may seem like a daunting task for some, this work drives Jerri Glenn to excel at College of the Mainland.
Government Professor Explores American Democracy in National Polling Project
College of the Mainland government professor, Shinya Wakao, recently participated in the thought-provoking America in One Room national polling project. The project, which garnered national coverage with The New York Times and CNN, comprised a random sampling of more than 500 Americans representing diverse age, racial and political backgrounds who were brought together to discuss a range of social and political issues confronting the country in the upcoming 2020 presidential campaign.
College of the Mainland to Host Water Safety Event on Saturday, October 5
College of the Mainland invites the public to an interactive day of water and boating safety during its Kayak Demo Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Eckert on the college campus. This free event will serve as a unique opportunity for the entire community to join together for a collaborative day of learning with presentations on CPR, proper boating and safety techniques and life jacket demonstrations.
College of the Mainland Employees Donate Supplies to Hitchcock Schools
For the seventh year, employees from College of the Mainland teamed up with local schools to ensure that area students and teachers have a successful start to the new school year.
College of the Mainland Expands Lifelong Learning Classes to Dickinson
As requested by citizens of Dickinson, College of the Mainland will soon be offering a selection of some unique, fascinating, healthful and fun Lifelong Learning classes at its new Dickinson location in the Historical Railroad Center starting October 7.
College of the Mainland and Sam Houston State University Sign Unique Joint Agreement to Share Students
In an uncommon move that will allow students enrolled in a community college to concurrently enroll in a four-year university, College of the Mainland and Sam Houston State University (SHSU) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that enables students to have joint admission at both institutions.
College of the Mainland Adopts “No New Revenue” Tax Rate
Trustees for College of the Mainland voted unanimously to adopt a new tax rate of 0.00204254 for fiscal year 2019. The new approved tax rate reflects a 4 percent decrease from the 2018 tax rate. As a result, those in the college’s taxing districts could see a decrease in their annual property tax amount, depending on the appraised value of their property.
Additional Pedestrian Access Closures Starting Thursday, September 19
Due to ongoing campus construction, pedestrian access from Parking Lot F to the Math/Science Building and Learning Resources Center will be closed starting Thursday, September 19.
Theater Director Receives Houston Press Theatre Award
H. Russ Brown, Head of Theatre/Artistic Director at College of the Mainland was recently honored as Best Fight Director in the 2019 Houston Press Theatre Awards for his fight choreography on the Alley Theatre’s recent hit production of The Three Musketeers.
Piano Professor Performs at Smithsonian
Dr. Paul Boyd, a piano professor at College of the Mainland, performed in concert a song cycle, “Who Am I?”, at the Smithsonian recently. The sold-out performance was received with a standing ovation.
Be Part of a Sound Adventure at College of the Mainland
A sound adventure is happening at College of the Mainland’s Instrumental Music Department. The end of summer will bring back the performing ensembles at COM and area musicians are invited to become part of that sound adventure. The ensembles include the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Guitar Orchestra and Saxophone Ensemble. Each group is looking for musicians who are interested in being involved in group performance.
Benefits Fair for COM Employees Set
College of the Mainland employees are encouraged to attend a Benefits Fair hosted by the Human Resources Department on Wednesday, June 5.
More Than 900 Graduate from College of the Mainland
More than 900 College of the Mainland students earned associate degrees and certificates during commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 18.
Robles Named COM Scholar
Rosecel Robles will graduate from College of the Mainland on Saturday as only the second student in school history to be designated a COM Scholar.
New App Aimed to Assist Students Now Available
An app for a new management system aimed at giving College of the Mainland students to stay on the right pathway and provide guidance from registration to graduation is now available to download on students’ mobile phones.
COM Job Fair Attracts More Than 30 Employers
More than 30 businesses and organizations took part in a spring Job Fair for College of the Mainland students to secure employment.
Three Elected to COM Board of Trustees
Voters in the College of the Mainland Taxing District elected three new members to the COM Board of Trustees.