Community leaders, COM officials and faculty and staff joined the Doyle family to unveil the Doyle Family Administration Building during the College’s formal naming ceremony on Monday, October 25.
It was an epic occasion as the College of the Mainland (COM) community joined with four generations of Doyles to celebrate the family’s enduring legacy and lifetime of contributions during the College’s formal naming ceremony for the Doyle Family Administration Building on Monday, October 25.
In recognition of the Doyle family’s unwavering support of the College since its inception, the occasion marks a significant milestone as it is the first building in the College’s history to be formally named in honor of anyone.
“Everybody’s worked together to build a better institution for our children to attend school,” said Charles T. “Chuck” Doyle. “I don’t know how many families have been able to get their kids to college and get a degree because of College of the Mainland. They wouldn’t have been able to afford it otherwise. It has made a college education accessible for so many young people.”
The family’s work spans almost six decades. Since settling their family in Texas City in 1960, Charles T. “Chuck” and Mary Ellen Doyle have devoted their lives to the banking business, raising their five children, and helping others in the community. Like their parents, the Doyle children all work passionately to follow in their parents’ footsteps of service. Through their work in education, banking, government, and community and civic leadership, Matthew, David, Denise, Patrick and Christopher have dedicated significant time, energy and resources to leave a lasting imprint on the lives of those around them.
“Family and public service are extremely important,” Chuck said. “We are fully prepared to continue serving this community and others where they might live.”
The Doyle Family Administration Building serves as a one-stop comprehensive network of student services to support a successful college journey. Made possible through the 2018 bond program, the building houses administration and student enrollment offices such as admissions, financial aid, advising and a testing center.
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