CBC Foundation receives $31K to support Kids College

Headline: CBC Foundation receives $31K to support Kids College 


Cutline: Coastal Bend College representatives were on hand to accept a generous donation of $31,000 from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. The donation will be used to fund 80 Kids College scholarships to underserved youth in the Beeville, Alice and Kingsville areas. 

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Foundation received $31,000 from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation for the college’s 2015 Kids College summer programming. The funds will benefit children from the Beeville, Alice and Kingsville areas. Kids College aims to provide high quality educational programming for youth, and all Kids College programming takes place in CBC ‘s classrooms and facilities. Programming is led by qualified teachers and instructors in subjects such as science, math, computer technology and art.

Patricia Patel, executive director of the Coastal Bend College Foundation, states that the donation will be used to offer 80 scholarships for underserved youth.

“We have enjoyed a long standing collaborative relationship with the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, and this donation in the midst of the college’s 50th anniversary really means a lot to all of us,” Patel said. “It’ll also mean a lot to the 80 families in the Coastal Bend area who otherwise wouldn’t have access to this type of programming.”

Kids College scholarship and registration applications will be accepted soon. For more information please contact Jenny Moore, general industry coordinator, at (830) 569-4222 ext. 1212 or via email at jmoore@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Kingsville gears up for free Spring Fest event & FAFSA Night

Headline: CBC Kingsville gears up for free Spring Fest event & FAFSA Night

Community members from Kingsville and the surrounding areas are invited to participate in Spring Fest— a fun-filled, family friendly event with entertainment for all ages. Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host Spring Fest at the Kingsville Site on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at 1814 S. Brahma Blvd.

Representatives from CBC’s programs of study will be available to speak with prospective students about the educational opportunities that CBC Kingsville has to offer. The office of veterans affairs will also be on hand to speak with veterans and their dependents about utilizing veterans education benefits.

The Cougar Center, one of the newest facilities at the Kingsville Site, will have its grand opening. This one stop shop, in conjunction with the Student Success Center, will now house admissions representatives who will aid students throughout the admissions process, add/drop courses and process transcript requests.

Financial aid representatives from CBC will help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 5-7 p.m. Prospective students who would like to participate will need to bring their 2014 completed tax return, W-2 forms and other records of income received for 2014 for themselves and for their parents if under the age of 24.

The Cuveralls, an eclectic hometown four-man band, will provide community members with live music beginning at 7 p.m. Photos captured at the event will be uploaded online after the event via Facebook. You will be able to view the photos by visiting www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege.

For more information about CBC Kingsville’s Spring Fest, please contact the CBC Kingsville Site via phone at (361) 592-1615 ext. 4036 or stop by the front office located at 1814 S. Brahma Blvd.

CBC Beeville gets set to host annual powerlifting competition

Headline: CBC Beeville gets set to host annual powerlifting competition

Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host the Fifth Annual CBC Cougar Powerlifting Competition on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The competition will be held on the CBC Beeville Campus located on 3800 Charco Road in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym) at 11 a.m. Participants will be able to sign-in and weigh-in beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 1 or at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 2.

Since USA Powerlifting (USAPL) sanctions the powerlifting meet, all lifters must abide by USAPL rules and regulations throughout the duration of the meet. Lifters who reach a national qualifying meet total at this meet will be eligible to compete in the 2015 USAPL Men’s & Women’s Nationals held in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Competitors will have the option to compete in a full powerlifting meet (squat, bench press and dead lift), bench press only meet, push/pull meet or deadlift only meet. Divisions are as follows: teen, junior, open, masters, high school, collegiate, Special Olympics and youth.

Athletes who would like to participate in the competition will need to have a USAPL membership card at the time of registration. Potential competitors will be able to purchase a USAPL membership card and register for the meet by visiting http://bit.ly/CBCUSAPL. Registration for the event will be $57 and USAPL membership cards will be $45 for each competitor.

For more information, please contact CBC Cougar Powerlifting & Fitness Club Strength Coach Jack Young via phone at 361-354-2325 or via email at jwyoung@coastalbend.edu, CBC Student Life & Housing Coordinator Domingo Martinez III via phone at (361) 354-2772 or via email at domingo@coastalbend.edu or Texas Strength Systems’ Wes Zunker at (210) 317-8245 or via email at wesz@texasstrengthsystems.com.

CBC Kingsville partners with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend to host free Community Career & Job Fair

Headline: CBC Kingsville partners with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend to host free Community Career & Job Fair 

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Kingsville Site, in partnership with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, will host the Community Career & Job Fair free of charge on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1814 S. Brahma Blvd from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. All current CBC students, CBC alumni, high school students, and community members are encouraged to attend this free one-day event.

Representatives from local and state businesses/agencies will be available to speak with individuals about the employment opportunities that are currently available. Members from various programs that CBC Kingsville has to offer will also be on-hand to discuss higher education opportunities that individuals may pursue while at CBC.

By hosting this event, CBC Kingsville hopes to connect employers with potential employees. Employers who are unable to attend the career fair should contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone or via email to make arrangements for job postings to appear on the college’s careers service and employer network that is accessible by all current CBC students.

Job seekers who are planning on attend this event are highly encouraged to dress in professional attire and bring several copies of their resume and portfolio, if applicable.

Question regarding the CBC Kingsville Career Fair may be directed to the CBC Career Services Office via phone at 361-592-1615 ext. 4077, via email at careerfair@coastalbend.edu, online at www.coastalbend.edu/kingsvillecareerfair, or stop by the CBC Kingsville Site located at 1814 S Brahma Blvd. in Kingsville, Texas.   Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities—call Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) and 1-800-735-2988 or 7-1-1 (voice).