CBC Open Late Select Dates in August

July 16, 2014

Coastal Bend College locations in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton will remain open until 7 p.m. for evening registration on Tuesday, August 12; Thursday, August 14; and August 18th-21st. Prospective students can get one-on-one assistance with the Apply Texas admissions application, financial aid application, and course/schedule selection for the fall 2014 semester. Fall 2014 classes begin on August 25,  2014. Classes are available in-person at all CBC locations, online via the Internet, and in the evening and weekend. Dual enrollment classes are also offered at many local area high schools.

For more information about registration at CBC, please visit http://www.coastalbend.edu.

CBC Accepting Photograph Submissions for 2015 Wildlife Calendar

July 2, 2014

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Each year, Coastal Bend College features the work of South Texas photographers in our annual wildlife calendar. The CBC Wildlife Calendar is distributed throughout South Texas and requests for copies of the calendar are also submitted from all over the world.

Photographers who are interested should submit no more than 25 of their most outstanding South Texas wildlife photographs to the CBC Marketing & Public Relations Office by Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Photos may include insects, birds, and animals that are native to the area, as well as photos that highlight regional landscape, vegetation, and character. All photographs should be bright, exceptionally sharp and taken with high-quality camera settings. Prints and slides are not acceptable submissions. Digital files may be submitted on CD, DVD, USB drive or by email to mcruz@coastalbend.edu. Digital photos should be taken at the highest available camera setting and must support an output size of 8×10 while retaining high quality.

Photographers who are interested in submitting their work can contact Monica Cruz, Manager of Marketing & Public Relations, at (361) 354-2258 or via email at mcruz@coastalbend.edu for more information.

Dates Set for CBC’s Cougar Days 2014

June 9, 2014

Coastal Bend College (CBC) invites prospective and new students to attend a free Cougar Days event at any CBC location. The 2014 dates are: Alice, July 22; Pleasanton, July 24; Kingsville, July 29; and Beeville, July 31.

Cougar Days is a free, half-day orientation event where students learn about the student success services available to them at, meet the president, faculty, and staff, and participate in fun games and activities designed to help ease their transition into college life. Also, students can meet with a student development advisor to register for fall classes and learn more about our academic and workforce programs. Attending Cougar Days satisfies the College’s mandatory student orientation requirement, and all student attendees receive free lunch and a CBC t-shirt.

Parents are also welcome to attend Cougar Days with their student. CBC faculty, financial aid advisors, student development specialists, and business office staff will be available to talk with parents and answer any questions. Students are free to attend whichever Cougar Days location is most convenient regardless of where the student will attend classes in the fall. Registration for Cougar Days 2014 is available online, 24/7 at www.coastalbend.edu/cougardays

To be eligible to register for fall 2014 classes on Cougar Days, students must bring proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination if under 21, social security number, placement test scores or evidence of exemptions, and official transcripts from any high school or college attended.

Cougar Days begin with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. If a student cannot attend a Cougar Days orientation, they should visit the Student Development Office at any CBC site or call:

· Beeville students: Tammy Flores, (361) 354-2266

· Alice students: Dee Berthold, (361) 664-2981 ext. 3025

· Kingsville students: Amanda Barrera, (361) 592-1615 ext. 4077

· Pleasanton students: Brittney Kroll, (830) 569-4222 ext. 1225

CBC Open Late Select Dates in June

June 3, 2014

Coastal Bend College locations in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton will remain open until 7 p.m. for evening registration on Tuesday, June 3; Tuesday, June 10; and Wednesday, June 18. Prospective students can get one-on-one assistance with the Apply Texas admissions application, financial aid application, and course/schedule selection for the summer II and fall semesters.

Additional evening registration dates will also be set for the months of July and August to accommodate students. For more information about registration at CBC, please visit http://www.coastalbend.edu.

CBC open extended hours for registration in May

May 15, 2014

Coastal Bend College locations in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton will remain open until 7 p.m. for evening registration on Monday, May 19; Wednesday, May 21; and Thursday, May 29. Prospective students can get one-on-one assistance with the Apply Texas admissions application, financial aid application, and course/schedule selection for the summer I, summer II, and fall semesters.

Additional evening registration dates will also be set for the months of June, July, and August to accommodate students. For more information on evening registration dates, please contact Monica Cruz, manager of marketing and public relations, at (361) 354-2258 or via email at mcruz@coastalbend.edu.

CBC begins summer operating schedule on May 12

May 8, 2014

Coastal Bend College will begin its summer operating schedule on Monday, May 12. Summer business hours will be from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday at all CBC sites.

No college events are scheduled for Fridays during this time. Classes will operate on the normal Monday through Thursday schedule. All CBC offices, including the Child Development Center, will follow the summer schedule until Monday, August 4 when all CBC offices resume normal business hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Summer I registration is open now until June 1, and summer II registration is open now until July 7.  Summer I classes begin on Monday, June 2. Summer I courses are in session from June 2 to July 3. Summer II courses are in session from July 8 to August 12.

Fall 2014 registration is available online at www.coastalbend.edu for students without holds. Advisors and faculty are available to assist students at all CBC locations. For more information, or to get in contact with an advisor, please call 361-354-2258 or contact your local CBC campus/site.

Annual Spring Field Trip Gives CBC Drafting Students an Inside Look at Industry

May 2, 2014

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Coastal Bend College Drafting and Design Technology Professor Jack W. Young, far left, took CBC drafting and design students (from left to right) Lonnie Saenz, Kyle Pittman, Isaiah Montez, Baltazar Garay, and Thomas DeLeon on a career exploration field trip to Corpus Christi, Texas. The drafting and design program does this on an annual basis to give students the opportunity to visit several key companies in the drafting and design industry.

Students were able to visit and talk with representatives from Kiewit Offshore Services in Ingleside, and Lamar Womack Architects, Turner Industries LLC, and Govind Development LLC in Corpus Christi.

“The trip proved to be a great success and a tremendous learning experience for all of the students who attended. We appreciate the support from the CBC Administration and our industry partners who help make field trips like this happen for our students,” Young said. “These trips allow my students to get a first-hand look at what they can do for these companies after they graduate the program. Each of the companies let our students know that they had a strong need for hiring drafting and design technicians that eventually work their way up to becoming piping designers or architectural designers. These are high paying careers and companies are always impressed by the caliber of CBC drafting students.”

The CBC Drafting and Design Technology Program is accepting students for the fall 2014 semester. For more information, please contact Jack W. Young at (361) 354-2325 or via email at jwyoung@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Honors 2013-2014 Retirees

May 1, 2014

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CBC Honors 2013-2014 Retirees

Coastal Bend College held a retirement reception on April 25, 2014 to honor employees who retired this year or are retiring between May and August 2014. The retirees are (from left to right) Dee Berthold, CBC Alice Counselor, 18 years of service; Elden Price, Accounting Professor, 31 years of service; Bobby Uzzell, Computer Information Technology Professor, 35 years of service; Millie Powell, Health Information Management Instructor, 11 years of service; Dina Villegas, TRiO Upward Bound Administrative Assistant, 33 years of service; Robin Schubert, Dental Hygiene Professor, 27 years of service; Sylvia Lopez, TRiO Student Support Services Administrative Assistant, 21 years of service; Ed Massey, History & Humanities Professor, 36 years of service; Danny Burns, Chemistry & Geology Professor, 33 years of service; Johnny Moreno, Welding Instructor, 36 years of service; Kathlyn Patton, Dean of Administration, 25 years of service; and Gloria Rincon, Executive Assistant to the President & CBC Board Secretary, 34 years of service. Retirees not pictured are Alicia Ulloa, Director of Admissions/Registrar, 38 years of service; Nora Cartwright, Continuing Education Facilitator, 5 years of service; Mary Perez, Continuing Education Assistant, 11 years of service; and Grace Villarreal, Budgets Supervisor, 44 years of service.

Coastal Bend College graduation to be held May 9

May 1, 2014

The Coastal Bend College graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 9. Two ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Coastal Bend College Beeville campus located at 3800 Charco Road. Both ceremonies will be inside the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium). CBC graduates from the Beeville campus, and the Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton sites will take part in the annual commencement exercises.

The morning commencement at 10 a.m. will include graduates in the following programs: Airframe & Power Technology, Associate of Science, Cosmetology, Dental Hygiene, Drafting & Design, Early Development and Education, Forensic Science, Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice and Oil and Gas Technology.

The afternoon commencement at 2 p.m. will include graduates in the following programs: Accounting, Associate of Arts, Automotive Technology, Computer Information Technology, Health Information Technology/Medical Records Coding, Machinist, Professional Business Technology, Nursing LVN, Nursing RN, Pharmacy Technician, Radiologic Technology and Welding Technology.

This year’s commencement address will be delivered by the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Kerry Keith Mix. Mix attained an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronic Servicing from CBC in 2001. In addition, he earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria, Texas. He then went on to graduate from The University of Texas at Austin’s Community College Leadership Program with a Doctorate in Educational Administration. Since 2011, Mix has served as the Dean of Enrollment Services for San Jacinto College’s (SJC) South Campus located in Houston, Texas.

"What started at CBC truly transformed my life. Each degree challenged me to move forward. I often credit much of my success for the foundation I received at CBC," Mix said.

Hill Country Brass will provide music for the graduation processional and throughout the program Students’ family and friends, as well as community members, are invited to attend commencement. A free dessert reception sponsored by the CBC Foundation will be held for graduates and their guests after each commencement ceremony. More information about the commencement ceremonies may be found online at www.coastalbend.edu/graduation.

To view the full list of graduates, please visit http://coastalbend.meritpages.com.

CBC financial aid priority deadline is May 1

April 22, 2014

Students planning to enroll at Coastal Bend College (CBC) during the 2014-2015 academic year should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by CBC’s priority deadline of May 1, 2014. Submitting the FAFSA early can potentially increase the number of grant dollars awarded to a student since many state and federal grants are awarded based on the student’s application submission date.

“The CBC Financial Aid Office will definitely continue processing and awarding financial aid after the May 1 deadline, but applying early really helps reduce students’ stress by allowing them to know how much aid they’ve received for college. Plus, the financial aid processing times in May are a lot shorter than they are in July and August, so it truly is best to submit the FAFSA soon,” said Nora Morales, Director of Financial Aid at CBC.

Applicants who need assistance submitting the FAFSA can visit any CBC location for help, or the applicant may call the CBC Financial Aid Office at (361) 354-2238. The FAFSA application can be done online at www.fafsa.gov. To ensure the application reaches CBC in a timely manner, applicants should use CBC’s federal school code of 003546. Once the application is submitted, the applicant will receive paperwork in the mail on behalf of both the Department of Education and the college.

“Once the student receives their financial aid packet from CBC, they simply need to fill it out and provide the information requested to our office. They can mail the packet back in or simply drop it off at any CBC site. I encourage everyone to apply even if they think they’re not eligible. With so many grants available, you just never know. We want to help everyone finance their college education, and applying for financial aid is the first step,” Morales added.


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