Dr. Helen Brewer standing outside on balcony

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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Student Jose Lopez standing behind monitor with drafting designs on the screen

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. 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.

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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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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.

Gaining Diverse Perspectives in the Classroom

Professors not only teach classes and build curriculum, but they also cultivate a deeper sense of self by encouraging students to explore diverse perspectives from the world around them. It is through this teaching philosophy that the work of College of the Mainland sociology professor Luis Sabido shines.

From COM to UHCL: Transferring to Success

Sometimes teaching others is the best way to learn. Jibin Johns learned this firsthand while pursuing his general studies degree at College of the Mainland.