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!

CBC Street Team: Meet Miranda

We’re halfway through our CBC Street Team member introductions, and today you get to meet Miranda! Hailing from San Antonio, TX, she’s quickly acclimated herself to CBC and Beeville. Miranda loves photography, supporting fellow student groups and organizations, and like Jasmine, she’s a tutor as well. We’re always thrilled to have such awesome students like Miranda at our college.


Hi, I’m Miranda! I’m currently a sophomore and science major at Coastal Bend College in Beeville. Born and raised in San Antonio, I chose to attend CBC simply for the amazing instructors and great education. Although I love the school environment of this campus, I am also trying to become a known face of this school. I am also proud to be an official CBC Ambassador, part of the STEM club, a well-known algebra tutor, part of the supplemental instruction program in the Science Learning Commons, and now part of the CBC Street Team.

Most people ask me what brings me to the city of Beeville. I first came here to play softball, but then I decided that I wanted to focus more on school because I am determined to get into the medical field as a Pharmacist. I could have went back to San Antonio and been just another seat in an auditorium, but I wanted to be involved, and the education here at CBC is fantastic.

At CBC, I don’t feel like I’m just going through the motions of school, but I’m actually learning the material and remembering it outside of school. Not only is the course material really in-depth, immersive, and thorough, but the instructors make it very easy to pay attention. Anatomy and Physiology is one of the classes that I have been putting all of my time into this semester. Ms. Gifford, my teacher makes it really easy to learn the material in this class, and she’s super awesome and nice.

What I look forward to the most about being a part of the CBC Street Team is to brush up on my journalism skills and letting more people know about the events and people that make CBC awesome. I’m excited to be working with such great people.

CBC Street Team: Meet Jasmine

We introduced you to CBC Street Team member Brianna earlier today, and now we’d love for you to meet Jasmine. Jasmine is one of our outstanding (and uber talented) student athletes, plus she’s a tutor and an all-around supporter of all things CBC. She’s always in a great mood, and she’s a wonderful young woman. Jasmine, tell us all about yourself!


Hey y’all! My name is Jasmine, and I attend Coastal Bend College.  I am originally from Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from W.B. Ray High School. I am currently a math major here and on top of that I am also a member of the CBC Women’s Basketball Team. So, I hope to see many of you in the stands!

Attending CBC has really been one of the best decisions I have made as far as my education goes. CBC provides such a comfortable environment to work in and provides a fantastic student to teacher ratio to make sure no one is left out.

Being a sophomore I have had the pleasure of working with lots of instructors which are all amazing but one that really sticks out to me is Ms. Best. She is a math teacher here at the Beeville campus and let me tell y’all, this woman knows what she is talking about. I had her for college algebra and pre-calculus and if she wouldn’t have been there on those lazy days I didn’t want to do anything, or those days my brain got left in my bed, I don’t know if I would have made it.

So if you’re reading this right now, Ms. Best, YOU ROCK MY SOCKS!!!

Having amazing teachers like Ms. Best and the other instructors has truly made my CBC experience amazing. So I thought about it and was like, “Hhmm, what could I do to give back to my school that has done so much for me?” Then I saw the applications for the CBC Street Team, read about it, and was like WOW this is it! Being accepted was so exciting for me, and I can’t wait to tell everyone about how great I think CBC is while also improving my personal skills. Plus, I’ll get to improve my writing (of course!), and I’ll get to know more people throughout the school at the events.

Being a part of the street team I hope to learn to become a better writer and speaker which will in turn benefit me in my future plans of attending the University of North Texas in the fall of 2015! Can’t wait to rock the school year!

CBC Street Team: Meet Brianna

Coastal Bend College is proud to announce the four students who were selected to be part of the CBC Street Team! The team is structured as a social media/marketing internship where the students will learn about creating quality, engaging content and the ins-and-outs of using various social media platforms. We’re excited to introduce you to Brianna today…take it away, Brianna!

Brianna01Hello! My name is Brianna, and I am super excited to be a part of the Coastal Bend College (CBC) 2014-2015 Street Team! I was a little surprised that I got picked because I am a freshman while the others are sophomores, and I applied saying I wasn’t going to get it but here I am…and I’m so happy that I was chosen!

I guess now would be a great time for me to tell y’all folks a little bit about myself. I moved to Beeville my junior year of high school and attended A.C. Jones High School and graduated from there. I made a lot of friends and had a great experience, but as high school was ending I was  confused on what to do next. I decided to attend CBC while I figure out the next chapter of my life. I plan on majoring in Speech Therapy and would like to transfer to either the University of Texas at Austin or University of Houston.

What I like about CBC is that the main campus is located where I live. I still get to see my family every day and have my mom’s home cooked meals. Also there is assistance for whenever I need help with something. There are tutors to help when I am having problems with school work. The student development advisors are always nice and willing to help you anytime and day of the school week. Every problem that I ever encountered was always fixed within a day or two here at CBC, and that’s really important for a full-time college student that does not want any added stress to their schedule.

What I plan on learning from this internship is ways to improve my communication and journalism skills. Journalism has always been a passion of mine and I was little bummed when I graduated high school knowing that I wouldn’t be able to do it anymore. I’m glad this opportunity popped up in my life, and I plan on having a lot of fun with it. It’s great being with other students who have the same interests as me and I can’t wait to start this incredible internship and plan on making it a great experience!