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College of the Mainland
COM Briefs
News Release
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Multiple Photo Cutline for briefs:COM participated in Sports Day with other area colleges at San Jacinto College on Thursday, March 3. The COM 3-on-3 basketball team went undefeated, 8 – 0, beating San Jacinto North in the final. Pictured left to right; Wilton Marshall; Murwin Curry; Greg Wilson; De’Anthony Parson. COM coed volleyball finished third out of seven teams. Pictured left to right, back row: Jazminn Stewart; Tishona Merida; Kerri May; Raelyn Bouiet; Jessica Whitten; Alyssa Lindsey; front row: Anthonie Haynes; Darrell Morrison; Mathew Stief. COM Alumni Advisory Council plans March meeting

College of the Mainland Alumni and Friends Association will have a meeting of the Alumni Advisory Council from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 22, in the President’s Board Room in the Enrollment Center, formerly the Administration Building.  The Alumni Advisory Council will play a crucial role in the formation of the Alumni and Friends Association and will begin working on the constitution and by-laws for the association.  If interested in working on the COM Alumni Advisory Council, please contact the COM Foundation at 409-933-8508. If interested in joining the COM Alumni and Friends Association or if you have any questions, please contact the COM Foundation at 409-933-8557.

Emerging ceramic artists in Texas

The College of the Mainland Art Gallery presents Emerging Ceramic Artists in Texas Feb. 28 through March 31. Artists included in the exhibit are Jennifer Ling Dutchuk, Kira Kalondy Enriquez, Marianne McGrath and Ryan Takaba. An artist talk and reception will be held at 1:30 p.m., March 3, in the gallery. For details and gallery hours, call Mayuko Gray at 409-933-8354. 

Women’s History Month at COM

COM observes women’s history month with “Our History is Our Strength,” a luncheon and speakers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the COM library.  Guest speakers include Dr. Amy Locklear, Dean of General Education Programs; Dr. Dotti Jones, Director of Leadership and Organization; Mayuko Gray, adjunct faculty; Theresa Jones, Director of Testing Services; Jameeka Willians, advisor; Elida Mathews, program coordinator; Astrid Lowery, Humanities professor. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Tillie Henson at 409-933-8205.

Latino education and advocacy summit

COM’s Hispanic Organization for Learning Advancement is sponsoring Latino Education and Advocacy Day Summit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 28. The summit encourages leadership through inspirational speakers, providing opportunities for Latinos to attend college, appreciation and education of diversity and the celebration of Latino heritage through art, music and history.  For more information call 409-933-8243. 

COM Foundation scholarship deadline approaching

The College of the Mainland Foundation scholarship deadline for the 2011-12 academic year is Thursday, March 31. These scholarships are available to incoming freshmen students, current COM students, and incoming transfer students.  In-district, out-of-district and international students are eligible to apply.  The application process is online at www.com.edu/com-foundation/. COM Foundation awards approximately 125 scholarships, from $500 to $1,200, per year.  For more information contact the COM Foundation at 409-933-8508.

Open auditions for COM Community Theatre

College of the Mainland will hold open auditions for The Sunshine Boys at 1:30 p.m on Sunday, April 3 and 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4. All actors are volunteers from the community. One does not need to be a student at COM to participate in productions. For more information call 409-933-8345. 

COM to celebrate National Library Week

COM’s Multicultural team will celebrate National Library Week at 7 p.m. on April 14, in the library with speaker Johanna Liska. Liska’s fatherwas the first person to travel by motorcycle from the Arctic Circle in Alaska to Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. For more details contact Tillie Henson at 409-933-8205.

COM Senior Adult Garage Sale

COM’s Senior Adult program will be hosting its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The garage sale will be held at the Delmar Learning Center in La Marque. For details call 409-933-8226. 

Security officer classes

Interested in full-time or part-time employment in the Security industry? College of the Mainland is offering courses for Commissioned Security Officers. For more information call 409-933-8285.

Weekend college classes available

Come realize your dream at Weekend College. Students can obtain an associate degree in a variety of areas or complete transferable core curriculum. For details, contact Darolyn Mangum, at 409-933-8419. 

Photo Information: COM participated in Sports Day with other area colleges at San Jacinto College on Thursday, March 3. The COM 3-on-3 basketball team went undefeated, 8 – 0, beating San Jacinto North in the final. Pictured left to right; Wilton Marshall; Murwin Curry; Greg Wilson; De’Anthony Parson. COM coed volleyball finished third out of seven teams. Pictured left to right, back row: Jazminn Stewart; Tishona Merida; Kerri May; Raelyn Bouiet; Jessica Whitten; Alyssa Lindsey; front row: Anthonie Haynes; Darrell Morrison; Mathew Stief.  ­­






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