Cost should not keep any student from an education. Apply by July 18 for COM Foundation scholarships open to students with a variety of majors, grade-point averages and interests. The easy online application may be completed at

For information, call 409-933-8508.

COM theater auditions

Open auditions for “Greater Tuna,” a comedy by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard, will be held at the COM Community Theatre at 7 p.m. July 20 and 21.

Directed by Rob de los Reyes, “Greater Tuna” is a hilarious play about Texas’ third-smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. 

The eclectic band of citizens that make up this tiny town are portrayed by only two performers, adult males. Both men must possess high energy, good stamina, an ability to construct multiple distinct characters, strong comic instincts and an utter shamelessness about committing to goofy choices on stage.

For information, contact de los Reyes,

New Student Orientation open

See how College of the Mainland can be your launchpad for success. New Student Orientation, required for all first-time in-college students at COM, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 22. Students may register for orientation online at after applying to the college.

Orientation includes information about registering, courses of study, tips for college success and a walking tour. There is an optional segment for parents to attend as well. To apply to the college, visit The fall application deadline is Aug. 13. Classes begin Aug. 23.

For information, contact the Student Success Center, 409-933-8379.

Students debut artwork at COM

Three young artists are unveiling their work at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery exhibit, “Awakening,” through Thursday. COM students Ariel Miller and Kevin Flores, of Santa Fe and Naerial Cruz of Texas City highlight their versatility through selected works including cardboard sculptures, wood-fired ceramics, film photography and three-eyed self-portraits.

At 5 p.m. today in the gallery, the students will elaborate on their works in a free artist talk and reception.

The College of the Mainland Art Gallery presents works demonstrating contemporary standards of quality. For information about the COM Art Gallery or exhibit, visit or call 409-933-8354.

Inside COM is compiled by the communications office at College of the Mainland.

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