Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

College of the Mainland’s proximity to the Gulf Coast’s petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing companies not only creates demand for its real-world trained technicians, but it also attracts industry leaders who contribute expertise on college advisory boards.


Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s founding principle is community support. Marathon Petroleum Corporation has generously supported the College of the Mainland Foundation and have recognized how important COM is to our service area. Motivated by the quality of COM’s students entering the workforce and the prosperous local economy that comes from highly educated residents, their investment in COM is an investment in the community.


Our Marathon PTECH Scholarship Program allows students to access college which helps give them the opportunity to invest in themselves and our community. Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s founding principle holds true for the betterment of COM’s students.

COM Foundation Featured in Newman & Newman LinkedIn Article​

“Client Spotlight: Congratulations to College of the Mainland Foundation for the impressive results it’s achieved since the appointment of Dr. Lisa Watson as Executive Director in 2019. The Newman & Newman team is honored to have the communication strategies we developed contribute to the Foundation’s success.”

Consulado General de México en Houston

COM Foundation attended a signing ceremony, where María Elena Orantes from the Consulado General de México en Houston presented a gift of $9,000 towards IME Becas – Mexican Consulate Scholarship funds. 

Mainland Medical Center

Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary (MMCA) has made numerous generous donations to College of the Mainland (COM) for more than 25 years. MMCA reached a new milestone when they presented a check for $30,000 to COM during the College’s April Board of Trustees meeting.

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