Making smiles bright, College of the Mainland students and employees donated six overflowing boxes of new toys to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation during the holiday drive.
COMPeers, an employee group dedicated to fostering community and college relationships, coordinated the drive, which collected $1,010 to purchase toys, plus received toy donations from faculty and staff.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to children in the community.
This is COM’s fourth year to participate.
The group is still accepting donations of Box Tops for Education for local schools, on a rotation basis, and pop tops from aluminum cans to benefit Ronald McDonald House in Galveston.
For more about COMPeers, email Rosie Rojas, email@example.com.
Science and socks
Science Club and biology students donated socks, a much-needed staple, for residents at the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County this holiday season.
At the time of the donation, the center was completely out of socks. The shelter houses women and their children, and according to the staff, socks and undergarments are the least often donated items but the most needed.
Students also prepared and served dinner to those at the Resource and Crisis Center the day they dropped off the donation.
COM students have created more than two dozen clubs and each one creates or contributes to a service project on campus or in the community.
For more information visit www.com.edu/student-life.
Spring registration open
See why COM is the launchpad for success for those transferring to a university or beginning a career.
Students may pay for classes in full or sign up for a payment plan. Learn more at www.com.edu/paymentplan.
For more information, call 409-933-8264.
Continuing education classes
Continuing education registration is now open. Sign up for fitness, art or Spanish leisure learning courses or classes to help you maintain or earn certifications in health care, industry and business.
Learn more at www.com.edu/ce or call 409-933-8586.
No-cost safety classes for busy professionals
The Center for Risk Management will host two no-cost classes for professionals from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “OSHA Recordkeeping” on Jan. 13 and “ANSI Z490-Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training” on Jan. 27.
“OSHA Recordkeeping” will review the requirements for recording injuries or illnesses on your OSHA Log 300 through case studies and a workshop. The latest updates to the OSHA standard and proposed changes will also be discussed.
“ANSI Z490-Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training” covers a crucial part of a comprehensive management system. The ANSI Z490 standard creates baseline requirements that all trainers should follow. This course will cover each segment of the ANSI Z490 standard utilizing slides, handouts, workshops and facilitated discussions.
To register, contact SeAlice Hemphill, 409-933-8365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.