Message from the President
Our Moment is Now The COM story is a special story and over the years has come to mean many things to the many people we serve. Dating back to 1966 when we first opened our doors, the COM story has been a story of community as our college has served as an integral backbone
COM BOND 2023
Meeting the Education and Workforce Training Demands in our Community The COM Bond 2023 is Phase 2 of the COMPASS 2025 Master Plan created to propel our communitiesforward. Aimed at meeting the booming regional demand for higher education and workforce training, wewill continue to create better jobs, reduce crime and ensure prosperity for decades to
Since the passage of College of the Mainland’s historic $162.5 million general obligation bond in 2018, our college campus has undergone a major facelift that has ushered in a number of new and upgraded learning spaces to better serve the growing needs of our students and community. The new buildings, improved technologies and expanded instructional
Deandre’ Knoxson: A Community’s Investment Breathes Life into A Rising Leader
Back in 2012, DeAndre’ Knoxson was a bright-eyed College of the Mainland student who could regularly be found seated in a Process Technology (PTEC) classroom, eager to learn and ready to make the community around him a better place. Now, you’ll find him in a seat of a different kind – at the dais of
COM Professor Makes an Impact in the Classroom and in the Community
Not many college professors choose to volunteer their time to the community by moonlighting as firefighters. Then again, San Leon Fire Captain and COM Communications Theory Professor Dr. R.E. Davis is far from your average professor. “People are calling 911 when they are having one of their worst days of their lives,” he said. “So
Putting the H in heart: Theatre Director’s Passion Sets the Stage for Student Success
Over the past eight years, H. Russ Brown and his team have grown the College of the Mainland Theatre program into a nationally recognized, distinguished program cherished by students and the community alike. And while that work is impressive, Brown’s ultimate goal is simple – to foster a community college learning experience where students can
Regional Employers Value Job-Ready Graduates Research has shown that College of the Mainland’s economic impact on its surrounding region is an estimated $250 million a year. While that figure is impressive, perhaps COM’s most substantial contribution to the local economy is the steady supply of skilled, job-ready graduates we produce each year. With a career-focused
Opening Doors Promise Scholarship
The COM Opening Doors Promise Scholarship covers 100% of tuition and fees for any eligible high school student in Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock, Dickinson or Santa Fe for up to two years. Learn More About the Promise Program → Eligibility Talk to an enrollment coach now to get started! Visit com.edu/promise to learn more.
Donors Making a Difference
Lifetime Donations to the College of the Mainland Foundation (Donation Levels) Texas Lone Star Level $5 million & up Texas Longhorn Level $1 million to $4,999,999 King Rancher Level $500,000 to $999,999 Silver Spur Level $250,000 to $499,999 Cowboy Level $100,000 to $249,999 Mustang Level $50,000 to $99,999 Yellow Rose Level $25,000 to $49,999 Bluebonnet
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
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
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
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
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.
COM on the Move with New Mainland City Centre Facility
College of the Mainland’s cosmetology and lifelong learning programs now have a new home in its new impressive 35,000-square-foot Mainland City Centre educational facility. Now open at 10000 Emmett F Lowry Expressway, Suite 4100 in Texas City, the move aligns with the College’s ongoing mission to meet the evolving needs of its students and community.
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
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