COM serves as meal distribution site for Texas City ISD families
In partnership with Texas City ISD, College of the Mainland recently served as a distribution site for food assistance last week on Monday, March 23. The effort highlights the college’s commitment to support its surrounding community during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Deadline Extended for Opening Doors Promise Scholarship
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, College of the Mainland has extended the application deadline to May 15, 2020 for the ApplyTexas portion of its Opening Doors Promise Scholarship. The scholarship allows every qualifying high school student residing in Texas City or La Marque to attend COM full time, tuition free and earn an associate degree or complete a workforce training certificate program.
COM facilities to close until further notice
Effective, Tuesday, March 24 at 3 p.m., no students, employees or visitors are allowed in COM buildings or facilities, unless otherwise directed by COM officials.
A Message from COM President Dr. Warren Nichols
As we all try to navigate through this challenging time, I want to personally speak to our COM community and assure our college family that my thoughts are with each of you. With the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff in mind, please know that the measures we have in place are being taken to keep our college community safe and prevent the broader spread of the coronavirus.
Classes resume with online instruction starting March 23
With the health and safety of students, faculty and staff in mind, College of the Mainland administration continues to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and take the necessary actions to ensure that we provide a successful learning experience for students during this challenging time.
Anonymous donors gift La Marque High School students $40,000 for tuition-free college
College of the Mainland is pleased to announce a $40,000 anonymous donation for the college’s newly launched Opening Doors Promise Scholarship program. The gift, which marks the program’s first privately-funded donation, will work in tandem with the recently launched Texas City phase of the program and allows all Class of 2020 La Marque High School students to attend COM full time, tuition free.
College of the Mainland to extend Spring Break through March 20
As the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to grow, College of the Mainland will be extending its Spring Break through March 20. This measure is being taken proactively to keep students, staff and faculty safe and prevent the spread of the virus.
City of Texas City pledges $1 million for tuition-free college at College of the Mainland
While traditionally the prospect of a college education has often been financially out of reach for many students, College of the Mainland is breaking those financial barriers in a substantial way through its Opening Doors Promise Scholarship.
Center for Risk Management to hold Trench Safety and Heat Illness classes in April
The Center for Risk Management will host “Trench Safety: Why is this an OSHA Emphasis Program” on Friday, April 3, 2020 and “Heat Illness Prevention” on Friday, April 17, 2020. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the classes are offered at no cost to anyone who would like to attend at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, located at 320 Delany Road in La Marque, Texas.
College of the Mainland celebrates African American History Month
More than 200 students, employees and community members filled the College of the Mainland Conference Center for a diverse celebration of African American culture and history on February 25.
College of the Mainland awarded $100,000 Texas Mutual safety education grant
College of the Mainland (COM) was awarded a $100,000 grant from Texas Mutual Insurance Company to continue providing funding for the college’s Gulf Coast Safety Institute Center for Risk Management, which provides workplace safety courses for community employers, workers and the general public.
College of the Mainland exploring new options for child care services
For more than 30 years, College of the Mainland’s Child Development Lab School has operated as a top-quality child care option for students, employees and community members seeking an engaging learning experience for their children at an affordable price. However, due to the changing landscape of the school campus and budgetary constraints, COM administration has decided to explore new options for sustaining these services in a more cost-effective manner.
Art Gallery calls for entries in Juried High School Art Exhibition
The College of the Mainland Art Gallery will be accepting submissions of two-dimensional, three-dimensional and photography/digital works for its upcoming Juried High School Art Exhibition. Selected works will be exhibited in the COM Art Gallery from April 13-29, 2020.
College of the Mainland seeking to refinance tax notes in May 2 election
During a special called meeting on Thursday, February 13, College of the Mainland Board of Trustees approved placing the refinancing of the college’s maintenance tax notes on the upcoming May 2 voting ballot.
Graphic arts student creates winning design for 2020 Mardi Gras! Galveston
In a sea of purple, green and gold, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. But College of the Mainland graphic arts student, Jennifer Crawford, did just that after earning top honors in the 2020 Mardi Gras! Galveston Poster Contest.
Artist Luis Corpus to hold gallery talk at COM Art Gallery on February 19
Explore the dynamic drawings of artist Luis Corpus at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery’s current exhibition Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon. On view now through February 19, the show features a variety of mixed media pieces that embody the spirit and dual nature of the Mexican American people illustrated through material gathered from the Rio Grande region.
COM Theatre’s “The Tin Woman” Receives Kennedy Center Honors
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, “The Tin Woman.” The KCACTF is a national theater program that works to improve the quality of college theater in the United States through a network of more than 700 academic institutions throughout the country.
Texas Workforce Commission Awards Funding for Process Operator Training
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) presented the College of the Mainland Foundation with a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant during a check presentation at its recent board meeting on January 27.
Nursing Program Introduces New Layer of Convenience
College of the Mainland is committed to offering flexible learning options to meet the needs of all learners. Accordingly, the Nursing Department is pleased to announce the launch of its online pre-nursing orientation.
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 28
In honor of the life and legacy of the historic civil rights leader, College of the Mainland will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration on Tuesday, January 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the COM Conference Center.
COM Graduate Finds Support Through Student Life Opportunities
For many students, college is a time of discovery, not only in the classroom, but also in life. Anthony “AJ” Taylor is one such student.
College of the Mainland Board of Trustees Approve New League City Facility
During its regular meeting on Wednesday, December 11, the College of the Mainland Board of Trustees unanimously approved the leasing of a new educational facility located in League City. The approved facility will serve as a secondary site to house general education and dual credit classes for students in League City, Friendswood, Dickinson, Kemah and other north Galveston County cities.
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.”