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Higher Education
College of the Mainland
News Release
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The College of the Mainland and the Galveston Independent School District signed an articulation agreement on April 19 enabling students at Ball High School to receive college credit for some courses taken while in high school.

The agreement was signed by COM President Dr. Warren Nichols and GISD Superintendent Dr. Kelli Moulton to allow Ball High School students enrolled in graphic design and audio video production to get credit when they enroll at COM after graduating from high school.

“This articulation agreement paves the way for Ball High students to earn college credit when they take graphic and video classes in high school,” Nichols said.

In order to get college credit, Ball students must earn a grade of 80 percent or better and then enroll at COM after high school. Students will need to complete at least six semester credit hours in non-developmental courses before receiving the articulated credit at COM.

“I’m happy to be here and happy to be helping our students grow,” Moulton said after signing the agreement, which also was signed by Dr. James Templer, COM Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Steven Sewell, COM dean of academic programs, and Coleena Jackson, program coordinator for COM’s graphic design program. Eric Paul, the Career Technical Education director at Ball High School, also signed the agreement.

COM and the Galveston school district will be examining other courses which may be eligible for articulation.

Photo cutline: College of the Mainland and Galveston Independent School District signed an articulation agreement on April 19. Pictured are GISD Superintendent Dr. Kelli Moulton and COM President Dr. Warren Nichols. Looking on are (l-r) GISD Career Technical Education Director Eric Paul, Ball H.S. Principal Joe Pillar, Coleena Jackson, program coordinator for COM’s graphic design program, and Selina Rahman, COM associate professor and department chair of business and computer technologies.




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