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After a nationwide search, College of the Mainland has named Michael McGee new executive director of human resources.

McGee has more than 20 years experience as a human resources officer with Houston ISD, Englewood ISD in San Antonio, and the U.S. Army.

Thirteen College of the Mainland theatre majors are now armed with certifications in single sword fighting after excelling May 4 on double-edged tests.

Yes, there is a national certificate—issued by the Society of American Fight Directors—for actors who train in sword fighting on the stage or in the movies.

World traveler graduates at 75

  • May 06, 2017
  • Published in News

At 75, Madeline Adams, of Texas City, is about to be a college graduate for the first time.

Her road to graduation was long -- In the 1960s she had attended University of Nebraska-Omaha and in the 1980s she took interior design classes at Drake University in Des Moines.

“Life happened,” explained Adams. “I got married and right away started having children.”

She has three children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, whom she names as part of her motivation to stay active and who urged her to complete her degree years later.

Announcing adventure radio theatre

  • Apr 17, 2017
  • Published in News

College of the Mainland theatre majors will hark back to the glory days of radio theatre April 26 at 7 p.m. with a public show featuring action-packed “Flash Gordon” “The Shadow,” “Sgt. Preston of the Yukon” and “Frontier Gentleman” episodes.

Students will step up to microphones and relive classic episodes complete with sound effects. The show is open to the public and a "pay what you can" event.

“It’ll be a lot of fun. We hope to take it to the senior home across the street later in the semester as well,” said H. Russ Brown, COM theatre artistic director.

MyBayArea Radio will live broadcast the show.

Explore Chinese politics and their impact on U.S./China relations in a free lecture April 25 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the College of the Mainland Learning Resources Center Auditorium.

Dr. Minxin Pei will offer his expertise on U.S./China relations as part of the COM International Speakers Series.

“Given that President Trump has placed U.S. trade policy at the center of discussion, Dr. Pei will address our trade policy with China,” said COM government professor John Presnall. “He’s an academic specialist in political science who has spent decades studying and writing on this topic.”

Among other topics, Pei will discuss the controversy surrounding the Chinese government's policy in the South China Sea.

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