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College of the Mainland
News Release
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund created

College of the Mainland Foundation has created a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to help impacted COM students and employees. Donors can help individuals recover more quickly by giving to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at

COM Foundation will quickly evaluate students and employees’ small, urgent, one-time needs, such as replacing flood-destroyed textbooks, that will allow them to succeed this semester despite the storm. Students can also apply for aid at

COM Foundation has been making a difference in the lives of students since 1967. The fundraising arm of the college, the foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts from our alumni, friends, employees, corporations and foundations support and maintain the highest quality of education for our students. The foundation offers more than 110 scholarships each year for students in all majors.

COM classes begin Sept. 11 to allow students and their families time to recover. COM’s second session of classes will begin Oct. 30.

Celebrating 50 years of student success, College of the Mainland offers a variety of fully accredited associate degrees and certifications. Fall registration is now open. The college prepares students to meet their goals, whether transferring to a university or entering the workforce. An Achieving the Dream Leader College, COM has an excellent professor-to-student ratio that allows instructors to connect with each class. COM is the launch pad for success throughout the Mainland. For more, visit

PHOTO CUTLINE: College of the Mainland staff and students help a nearby homeowner clean his home.

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