Message from the President

A Season of Transformation, The New COM Experience When I think of the COM experience, many things come to mind. It is an experience of deep impact where students discover their unique strengths and talents inside our classrooms and beyond. It is an experience that breaks down barriers — that changes lives and creates limitless

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A Force For Positive Change:

Dr. Helen Castellanos Brewer Works to Reshape Student Experience Nurturing a strong sense of community shapes the heart of the COM experience, and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in Dr. Helen Castellanos Brewer’s world. As the new vice president for student services at College of the Mainland, Brewer is passionate about providing an

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At Your Student Service

 Kayla Molnar Helps Students Spread their Wings at COM The work of Student Services never stops. From onboarding new students into their first taste of college life to connecting them with resources to help them reach their goals, this group of special people lay an important foundation for the COM student experience.  Kayla Molnar is

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COM in the Community

We’re “people people” who remain committed to breaking down barriers to support the diverse needs of our students and the community that we serve. While finding time to give back can be challenging for some, that spirit of compassion highlights the very essence of the College of the Mainland experience – neighbors helping neighbors. Here’s

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WHY COM? Because We’re Literally Changing Lives

Here at College of the Mainland, we offer an array of innovative and dynamic learning options to meet the unique needs of our students, no matter where they may find themselves on their life journey. With high-impact and engaging areas of study, we’re committed to launching our students on a path toward a rewarding career and unparalleled success.

Your Bond Dollar$$$ at Work

Made possible with the overwhelming approval of voters during our $162.5 million bond program in 2018, College of the Mainland is making room for the future, and that vision is clear as we usher in a number of new and upgraded learning spaces to better serve the growing needs of our students and community.

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Let’s Get You BACK TO WORK

College of the Mainland is pleased to do our part to rebuild our community and contribute to a vibrant workforce through Let’s Get You Back to Work, an initiative to rapidly equip displaced and underemployed workers with the skills needed to fill critical industry needs.

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COM Alumni News

Where are they now? Dr. Courtni Tello, D.D.S.   College of The Mainland was a great factor in my success. When I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, I was able to obtain many credits from College of the Mainland before transferring. It was close to home, affordable and offered the credits that

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Donors Making a Difference

Lifetime Donations to the College of the Mainland Foundation (Donation Levels) Texas Lone Star Level $5 million & up Awaiting gracious donors Texas Longhorn Level $1 million to $4,999,999 Charles T. and Mary Ellen Doyle City of Texas City Texas Mutual Insurance Company King Rancher Level $500,000 to $999,999 BP Houston Endowment Silver Spur Level

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Opening Doors Promise Scholarship

The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship opportunity that covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to two full years for any eligible Class of 2023 graduating high school student pursuing full-time studies at COM. Participating students can earn an associate degree or complete a workforce training certificate program. Learn More

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Message from the President

An Engine for Recovery, A Time of Change  To refer to this last year as “challenging” would be an understatement for most of us. Faced with unprecedented setbacks and a fluctuating employment environment, our experiences throughout the pandemic have shown us that change is truly the only constant. Always ready to adapt to that change, College of the Mainland continues to

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Donors Making a Difference

Lifetime Donations to the College of the Mainland Foundation

Firefighters putting out a burning car

Let’s Get You BACK TO WORK

College of the Mainland is pleased to do our part to rebuild our community and contribute to a vibrant workforce through Let’s Get You Back to Work, an initiative to rapidly equip displaced and underemployed workers with the skills needed to fill critical industry needs. Through a robust offering of accelerated training and educational resources, we are here to prepare workers in less than a year for careers with labor market value while building permanent talent pipelines to support thriving industries throughout the Gulf Coast region.

Three promise program students

Opening Doors Promise Scholarship

The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship that allows local high school seniors of the Class of 2022 to attend College of the Mainland with all tuition and fees covered for up to two years beginning fall 2022.  Learn More About the Promise Program → Opening Doors One Student at a Time: See What Our Students Are Saying Facing the financial challenges

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Industrial Careers Building rendering

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: Industrial Careers Building

As Galveston County continues to grow at a rapid pace, big changes are on the horizon for the region. With new businesses and industries moving in, the need for skilled workers is on a steady rise. COM is responding to that demand in a major way through its new state-of-the-art Industrial Careers Building (ICB).

A Lifetime of Giving

Doyle Family Spotlight It’s often said that it is better to give than to receive, and nowhere do those words ring truer than with Charles T. “Chuck” and Mary Ellen Doyle. Through their time, talents and lifetime of contributions, the couple’s work spotlights an unwavering commitment to improving the community around them through civic service,

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COM Alumni News

Where Are They Now? Ronishia BradfordClass of 2017, Nursing As a child, it was always a dream to become a nurse. My mother and maternal grandmother are two of my greatest motivational factors. My late grandmother was a registered nurse, and my mother has been one for the past 32 years. The feeling is truly

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Nursing student with instructor in new simulation lab.

Launching Nurses of the 21st Century

In Texas, where there has been a longtime demand for nurses, the need has only climbed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. And as many hospitals are facing crippling staffing shortages due to the growing health crisis, nurses are now an even hotter commodity.

The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies projects that the Gulf Coast Texas region will see an unmet demand of more than 18,000 registered nurses by 2030. College of the Mainland is meeting these needs now and into the future with the launch of its new Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) program this fall.

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