Read Coastal Bend College Forum April 2012

Read about our new president, Dr. Beatriz Espinoza. Learn about study abroad opportunities. Find out about TRiO Day 2012 in this month’s CBC Forum: http://issuu.com/coastalbendcollege/docs/forum_2012_april.

Safeland training held at Coastal Bend College

Willbros Construction in George West, Rock Water Energy Solutions in Alice, and Cameron International in Corpus Christi sent employees to Coastal Bend College recently for oil and gas industry basic orientation. The course was taught by Terry Kirkpatrick, a safety trainer and consultant with over 23 years of experience in the industry.

Safeland Basic Orientation

Safety training for the oil and gas industry was recently held at Coastal Bend College in Beeville. Including in the training were, from left, Andrew Hernandez of Houston, Juan Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Wayne Petri of Marshall, Neil Croch of Houston, Raul Benevides of Rio Grande City, Eddie Banuelos of Mission, Samuel Garza of Rio Grande City, Artemil Salinas of Rio Grande City, Rueben Hernandez of Alice, Cruz Perez of Alice, Erasmos Marines of Eagle Pass, Joe Martinez of Alice, Joe Martinez of Austin, Doug McVey of Beeville, Alejandro Rodriguez of Alamo, Dennis Cardona of Corpus Christi, Cory Hendrix of Corpus Christi and Safeland basic instructor Terry Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick as a safety trainer increases the availability of training and also makes it possible to do on-site training throughout the Eagle Ford Shale region. He is a qualified OSHA compliance inspector and works with oil and gas companies on managing employee training. His instruction is primarily awareness training, however in-depth and customized training is also available through the college’s continuing education program.

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Kids College to be held at Coastal Bend College

The pyramids, the mummies, the Sphinx are but a few of the intriguing icons of Egypt. Coastal Bend College Kids College participants will explore the language, geography, art, hieroglyphics, and archeology of Egypt this summer.

Kids, six to 12 years old, will discover ancient and current contributions, encryption, mummification, famous Egyptians and other fascinating aspects of the country. They will experience art, music, dance, and literature with an Egyptian theme.

All segments of Kids College are led by qualified and creative instructors and supervised by the CBC Customized and Continuing Education Department.

Kids College information follow:

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Study Spanish in Puerto Rico with Coastal Bend College

CBC offers intensive Spanish study in Puerto Rico June 10-23, 2012

Coastal Bend College’s summer intensive Spanish course offers students the opportunity to spend two weeks in the beautiful Puerto Rican city of San Juan, study Spanish at the Institute for Second Language Acquisition, live with friendly Puerto Rican families, make excursions to interesting sites across Puerto Rico, experience life in a foreign environment, and enjoy 85 degree weather.

Coastal Bend College students study abroad in Puerto Rico

Coastal Bend College Spanish and sociology students spent two weeks in Puerto Rico studying culture, language and ethnography. Those who took the trip are, top row from left, Jennifer Roberts, Vera Wang, Homero Garza, CBC Spanish Instructor Dr. Emmanuel Alvarado, and Roberto Lopez; and in the middle row from left, Suzane Nunez, Samantha Salinas, CBC Sociology Instructor Kelly Rea, and Dariela Ramirez; and in the bottomrow from left, Macy Richter, Paola Serna, Bianca Rocha, Verita Gronuum, Linda Salazar, Missy Moreno Raymon Avelar and Ana Alyse Olivares.

Small classes are for high school students, college students, Spanish teachers who need to renew their teacher certificates, and other adults who wish to improve their Spanish-speaking skills. Students can earn beginning- through advanced-level class credit for one or two semesters or first or second year college Spanish or Continuing Professional Education credits. Students may also take “American Minorities” over the summer program to Puerto Rico.Because the ISLA offers classes for both teenagers and adults, CBC makes the class available to high school students who have passed their TAKS exit exams (or the equivalent) and to college students and adults of any age.

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Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees cancels election

Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees approved a request to cancel the May 12 election order in accordance with the state election code. Incumbents Carroll Wayne Lohse (Place 6) and Laura Fischer (Place 7) filed uncontested for their board positions earlier this month.

The next board election cycle occurs in 2014 for Places 1, 2 and 3.

 

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