An Insider View – Edward Munoz
Edward Munoz is originally from Galveston County currently residing in Bacliff. A graduate of Texas City High School in 2014, he began to pursue his Associate of Arts Degree at COM in January of 2015. Munoz was active in the Hispanic Student Alliance Club and was president for two consecutive terms. He worked part time at the COM Day Care and then later transferred to TRIO.
“Working for Student Support Services and Upward Bound where I tutored first-generation college student in U.S. History, and Government and with Upward Bound I was able to help our local high school students of Dickinson High School, Hitchcock High School, and La Marque High School to expose them to college life and going to college. In 2017, I graduated from College of the Mainland with my associate of arts and being on the dean’s list. In the fall of 2018, I started attending the University of Houston Main Campus to receive my Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in Spanish. While attending the University of Houston, I also wanted to get involved on campus. I was getting appointed as an Associate Supreme Court Justice. I started on my second associate degree in criminal justice, back at College of the Mainland and where I got elected to the office of Student Government Association President of the student body. I still currently work for College of the Mainland and working for the Department of Student Life, where I can continue serving and representing our students.”
The reason why I decided to run for the board is because I was in the shoes of the students as a first generation college student. I struggled to find the resources that College of the Mainland provides to their students. I want to be able to be in a leadership position to help impact a positive experience for incoming students.
What I wish to accomplish through the College of the Mainland Board of Trustee is to attract more students COM. I want to work with members of the board and the president of the college incorporating new programs that appeal to our students. Students in high school are navigating themselves into the career that they wish to seek. I want to make sure that those potential College of the Mainland students have the opportunity to seek the career that they want to start in their future by beginning at College of the Mainland. In being a part of the COM Board to help incorporating new programs for our students it helps College of the Mainland grow and expand our institutions for our students verses them having to go to another community college and paying out of district tuition.”