CBC spring registration happening now; financial aid still available        

Registration is now open for the spring 2015 semester at Coastal Bend College locations in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton. Many classes are also offered online via the Internet, and the college’s Office of Dual Enrollment provides access to college-level courses to over 34 high schools (including homeschooled students) in the area.

Students without any holds may register online via Campus Connect, or students may visit any CBC location to obtain one-on-one advising and registration assistance from a student development specialist.

Students wishing to apply for financial aid should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov and use CBC’s federal school code (003546) to ensure CBC receives the application. Most applications take one week to process, but applicants are encouraged to apply early. To check on the status of a financial aid application, or to talk with a financial aid advisor, call (361) 354-2238.

Texas state law requires all students ages 21 and under entering institutions of higher education show evidence of a bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster dose during the five year period prior to enrollment and not less than 10 days before the first day of the semester.

For more information or to register now, please visit www.coastalbend.edu or call the

  • Beeville campus (361) 358-2838
  • Alice site (361) 664-2981
  • Kingsville site (361) 592-1615
  • Pleasanton site (830) 569-4222

CBC leadership presents at ACCT Leadership Congress


Coastal Bend College President Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza, center, recently accompanied Laura Fischer, CBC Board of Trustees Vice Chair, and Carroll Lohse, CBC Board of Trustees Chairman, to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress in Chicago. Also present at the Leadership Congress, although not pictured, were CBC trustees Victor Gomez and DeeDee Bernal. The team was there to lead a session titled, “Student Access and Success Model.” The session highlighted the partnership between the College and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend—a partnership that has increased access and opportunities for students to gain workforce education and embark on a career all in one location.

Free Ebola community seminar to be held on October 30

Updated: October 29, 2014 @ 10:30 am

BEEVILLE– Coastal Bend College will host a free community seminar about the Ebola virus on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium on the Beeville campus located on 3800 Charco Road. The seminar will be led by Dr. Miguel Sierra-Hoffman, a board certified infectious disease specialist and pulmonologist.

Sierra-Hoffman has over 12 years of experience in internal medicine and infectious diseases, and over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He’s recently conducted Ebola virus information sessions at the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, TX. In 2006, Sierra-Hoffman opened his own private consultant practice, which provides services to medical offices in both Beeville and Victoria. He also serves as director of infectious diseases at Post Acute Medical in Victoria where he’s worked since 2007.

The purpose of the free seminar is to provide Beeville and the surrounding communities with an opportunity to obtain a better understanding about the Ebola virus. First responders and the medical community are invited to attend, as well as members of the general public. For more information, please call (361) 354-2258 or visit www.coastalbend.edu.

The seminar will also be broadcasted live online at www.coastalbend.edu/ebola for free. 

October Board Meeting: Cancelled

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Coastal Bend College District scheduled on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 has been cancelled due to President Espinoza’s emergency medical procedure which occurred on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

CBC Street Team: Meet Samantha

Our last CBC Street Team inductee for the fall 2014 term is Samantha! Though she’s not from Beeville, she got here as fast as she could in order to participate in our women’s volleyball program. Samantha can often be seen around campus hanging out with her friends and being involved in student activities. We’re thrilled she applied to be part of this team because she brings a lot of positive energy to the group. All together, these four young ladies are creating engaging social content that is being seen by hundreds of people. Now, let’s hear from Samantha!

DSC_1324What’s up everybody?

My name is Samantha Thomas, and I am currently a sophomore at Coastal Bend College! I came 230 miles away from the beautiful town of Baytown, Texas where I graduated high school from Baytown Christian Academy! Shout out to the awesome class of 2013! Now, here at CBC, I am an active student athlete. While I am not on the volleyball court, I am studying hard to obtain my degree in Kinesiology. I’ll be graduating in spring 2015…woo! Next year, I plan on attending Texas State University, and eventually pursuing my dream to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist.

My experience at CBC has been amazing. I am very blessed that I have had the opportunity to attend college and further my education. The classroom environment is perfect for anyone of any age. The professors are so willing to work with you, and if one needs any further help, CBC offers free tutoring.

The faculty and staff at CBC will bend over backwards just to help their students be successful. All of the professors here COMPLETELY rock, but one professor that has truly stood out to me is Mr. Mark Secord. This semester, Mr. Secord is my Fundamentals of Nutrition professor and I can honestly say that I have never been so excited to go to class, ever! Even when you would think that discussing the essential nutrients to live, the definition of carbohydrates and proteins, and all that stuff would bore you to tears, he explains and discusses it all in a way that makes you excited to learn more. We also do several class activities that involve the world around us, so we can relate all of the information we learn to our personal lives.

So, Mr. Secord, you da best! Even if you do remind us of Chester V. from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2! :)

So, I know many of y’all are wondering why I was interested in the CBC Street Team internship, right? Well, my experience at Coastal Bend College has been an unforgettable one, and before going into some deep research to find two-year colleges with a volleyball program, as well as a Kinesiology program, I had never heard of CBC. I believe that CBC should not just be well known in South Texas, but it should be well-known everywhere! When I saw the application, in my heart, I knew this would be a perfect way to get started and to spread the word about how awesome this school is. While spreading the word, I hope to learn more social media skills and how to improve my communication/ interaction skills. I can’t wait to share my CBC story with everyone—peace out, cougars!