Fit an education into your busy summer schedule with COM’s convenient options for classes in May, June or July. 

Register by 5 p.m. May 9 for May minisession classes. 

Registration for COM summer credit classes will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday. COM offers two sessions of summer courses either in person and online. Summer I classes begin June 2. Summer II classes begin July 7. 

To apply to be a student at the college, visit www.com.edu/apply. To register for summer classes, visit www.com.edu/register

First-time college students must attend New Student Orientation before registering for classes. Orientation includes information about registering, majors and career paths, tips for college success and a walking tour. There is an optional segment for parents to attend as well.

For information, call 409-933-8379.

Prepare for hurricane season with NWS course

As hurricane season approaches, learn from a National Weather Service meteorologist how to spot severe weather and how to report sightings to the National Weather Service.

During the free, one-day course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, participants will discover how to determine the potential severity of storms by their appearance. 

This course allows businesses, industries and individuals to add another tool to their emergency action plan.

Participants will learn the basic science of hurricanes and the different hazards they bring to the Texas Coast, including high winds, storm surge, flooding and tornadoes. 

The course will cover the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, which ranks hurricanes in categories one through five, and its related communication challenges. It will also discuss National Weather Service products, which are designed to communicate threats. 

Dan Reilly, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston, teaches this class.

To register for this free class, visit www.com.edu/gcsi or call 409-933-8365.

‘Lombardi’ profiles legendary coach

The story of the man who stalked the sidelines springs to life as College of the Mainland’s community theater performs “Lombardi” through Sunday.

Based on the biography “When Pride Still Mattered,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss, the play traces legendary coach Vince Lombardi’s life, career and explores the mysteries within. 

How did Lombardi transform a losing team into five time champions? How did he develop his loud, no-holds-barred style? A rookie reporter is assigned to answer these resounding questions in his profile of the profoundly successful enigma.

Football fans and drama enthusiasts alike will enjoy “Lombardi” a piercing look at the man, his methods and his motivation. Lombardi, a former teacher, won the first two Super Bowls, and the trophy still bears his name each year. He left a legacy and lessons that apply to all who strive to inspire greatness in others.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets start at $13 with discounts for students and senior adults. To purchase tickets, visit www.com.edu/theatre or call 409-933-8348.

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

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