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College of the Mainland Unveils New League City Facility

It was an epic occasion as community leaders, elected officials, and faculty, staff and students welcomed College of the Mainland’s (COM) newest educational facility to League City on November 12 during the college’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests in attendance included COM President Dr. Warren Nichols, League City Mayor Pat Hallisey, Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith, Senator Larry Taylor, and Representatives Greg Bonnen and Mayes Middleton.

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COM awarded $3 million Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant

The US Department of Education has awarded College of the Mainland (COM) a $3 million Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSIs) grant to support Hispanic students on their journey to a successful higher education experience. The grant provides financial assistance to help colleges expand educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students to enhance their academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability.

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Local high school students get college-ready during Upward Bound Summer Academy

Summer is in full swing, but that did not stop the learning for one group of high school students participating in the College of the Mainland Upward Bound Summer Academy. During this year’s virtual program, rising ninth through twelfth grade students from Dickinson, Texas City, La Marque, and Hitchcock high schools participated in the annual event where students were provided with academic resources and support to prepare them for the upcoming school year and future college success.

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300x300 statewide initiative to help Texans get back to work

College of the Mainland is proud to join with other community colleges around the state to help 300,000 Texans get back to work in the next 300 days. In development by the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) to respond to the state’s current unemployment surge resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 300x300 initiative will be created to rapidly equip displaced and underemployed workers with the skills needed to fill critical industry needs.

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Collegiate High School celebrates 2020 graduates with community car parade

Campuses may be closed, but that did not stop the celebration for College of the Mainland’s Class of 2020 Collegiate High School (CHS) graduates. During a socially distant drive-thru car parade held in the college’s parking lot on June 10, families remained in their vehicles as CHS staff and spectators gathered to cheer on graduates riding in vehicles adorned with balloons and personalized messages and well-wishes.

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Tuition-free scholarship program expanded to Hitchcock students

College of the Mainland is pleased to announce $40,000 in donations for Hitchcock students to participate in the college’s Opening Doors Promise Scholarship program. Generously funded by the Hitchcock Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Associated Credit Union of Texas and the Hitchcock ISD Education Foundation, these donations will allow COM to expand the scholarship program to 2020 high school graduates of Hitchcock schools.

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