Articles tagged with "upward bound"
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.
Making a difference for a decade: COM Upward Bound $1.3M grant renewed
When Karol Paredes, of Dickinson, steps onto campus at Texas A&M Kingsville as a botany major, she’s beating the odds.
Students' reward? Capitol tour
In solemn silence before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, two College of the Mainland Upward Bound students Maria Camargo from Dickinson High School and Tavien Hearne from Hitchcock High School laid a wreath honoring those who gave their lives.
COM grad at 18 wins regional TRiO scholarship
Earning two associate degrees from College of the Mainland at 18, Elyssa Davila was recently awarded the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Program Scholarship, a regional TRiO scholarship.
COM students meet Spurs, tour college at TRiO Day
Converging under the purple lights of the AT&T Center in San Antonio, College of the Mainland students joined dozens of other Texas students for TRiO Day along with special guests, the San Antonio Spurs.
TRiO grant renewed at COM to support first-generation college students
A federal TRiO grant of over $1.2 million dollars has been renewed for the Student Support Services Program at College of the Mainland, which helps students with school supplies, tutoring and mentors.
Upward Bound helps student reach goal of nursing
Graduating this December with an associate degree in natural science, Tori Holiday knows exactly what she wants to do: comfort others the way a nurse reassured her.
Students stay sharp in Upward Bound Summer Program
Summer has come, but class is not out for students in the College of the Mainland Upward Bound Program.
“Reality Town” at COM gives students sample of real world
In Reality Town, an educational program designed to give students a realistic financial experience, each student is given a profile with an occupation, education level, income and/or children. College of the Mainland’s federally funded TRIO programs hosted the event attended by students from Galveston College, Texas Southern University and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.
Robots and "Wicked" prepare freshman to enroll and stay in college
With a rush of graduation celebrations, shopping for dorm décor and farewell fetes, incoming freshman ride a wave of hormones and well wishes into their first semester of college.
COM Upward Bound students rock Academic Bowl
When the final student had slammed the buzzer and the judges tallied the points, students from College of the Mainland won first place in the Upward Bound Academic Bowl held at Texas Southern University.
Learning Equations Through Robots
Some students learn math by scratching out lengthy equations on notebook paper — high school students in College of the Mainland’s Upward Bound Summer Program work with robots.