U. S. Citizenship Prep Classes to Take Place at CBC

Headline: U. S. Citizenship Prep Classes to take place at CBC

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville campus is conducting a two-week Citizenship Class beginning Monday, March 21. CBC’s Citizenship Class is geared toward assisting community members who are preparing to become United States (U. S.) citizens. The classes are scheduled to take place Monday through Friday at the College’s Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium. The class is $82 and two class time options are available for students to choose from: 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

CBC’s Citizenship Classes are designed to provide students with a review of U. S. Government, U. S. History, the U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to aid with the civics test. Students will also receive information regarding the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Form N-400 (application for naturalization) as well as the interview process.

Registration for CBC’s Citizenship Class is currently open and available online at www.coastalbend.edu/ce. Questions regarding CBC’s Citizenship Class may be directed to CBC’s Adult Education & Literacy Facilitator Rosie Maldonado at (361) 354-2738 or via email at rosie@coastalbend.edu.

CBC employees recognized for years of service to college

Headline: CBC employees recognized for years of service to college

Coastal Bend College (CBC) honored faculty and staff members for their years of service to the College in a ceremony held on Feb. 5. The following dedicated employees have achieved milestones in their career at CBC and were recognized for their service:

  • Five year service awards: Welding Instructor Rolando Chavarria; Enrollment Specialist I Brenda Gaskins; Preschool Teacher Guadalupe Gonzales; Grants Reporting Accountant Amberlee Johnson; Assistant Professor of Mathematics Cheon-Sig Lee; Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology Richard Olivares; and Assistant Professor of Computer Information Technology Leonard Scott
  • Ten year service awards: TRIO Upward Bound Project Director Cheryl Baird; Director of Admissions/ Registrar Candy Fuller; Associate Professor of Oil & Gas Roy Coley; Testing Specialist Sandra Mendez; and Associate Professor of English Lewis Jaimes
  • Fifteen year service awards: Groundskeeper Supervisor Timothy Bennett and Nursing Professor Karyn Mills
  • Twenty year service award: Professor of Cosmetology Victoria Villarreal
  • Twenty-five year service awards: Enrollment Specialist III Tina Casarez and Director of Human Resources Denice Hadwin
  • Thirty-five year service awards: Circulation Specialist Ray Benavides and Environmental Health Safety & Custodial Supervisor Della De La Garza

For more information regarding career opportunities at CBC, please visit the College’s employment portal at www.coastalbend.edu/employment_opportunities or contact the Human Resources Office at (361) 354-2224.

FiveYear

CBC recognized the following employees for their five years of service (from left) Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology Richard Olivares; Enrollment Specialist I Brenda Gaskins; Assistant Professor of English Leonard Scott; Grants Reporting Accountant Amberlee Johnson; Assistant Professor of Mathematics Cheon-Sig Lee, Welding Instructor Rolando Chavarria, and (not pictured) Preschool Teacher Guadalupe Gonzalez.

TenYear

CBC awarded employees (from left) Associate Professor of English Lewis Jaimes; Testing Specialist Sandra Mendez; Associate Professor of Oil & Gas Roy Coley; TRIO Upward Bound Project Director Cheryl Baird, and (not pictured) Director of Admissions/ Registrar Candy Fuller for their 10 years of service.

15Year

CBC recognized (from left) Groundskeeper Supervisor Timothy Bennett and (not pictured) Nursing Professor Karyn Mills for their 15 years of service to the College.

20Year

CBC honored Professor of Cosmetology Victoria Villarreal for her 20 years of dedicated service to the College.

25Year

CBC honored 25 years of service given to the College by (from left) Director of Human Resources Denice Hadwin and Enrollment Specialist III Tina Casarez.

35Year

CBC honored Environmental Health Safety & Custodial Supervisor Della De La Garza and (not pictured) Circulation Specialist Ray Benavides for 35 years of service to the College.

CBC Pleasanton Cougar College Day set for Feb. 17

Headline: CBC Pleasanton Cougar College Day set for Feb. 17

Students who are planning on attending the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Pleasanton site for the fall 2016 semester are invited to attend Cougar College Day orientation taking place on Wednesday, February 17 at 1411 Bensdale beginning at 8 a.m.

The new student orientation is a key component of the College’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), CBC Smart Start, which aims to increase student success rates amongst first-time college students. Students who attend Cougar Day have a higher rate of success than those who did not attend according to 2015-2016 academic year data.

Cougar College Day is a fun, informative event where students have the opportunity to learn information that will be beneficial in their first year of college. CBC’s faculty and staff from various departments will conduct informative sessions that cover topics such as CBC student services, tutoring, student life, study tips, Blackboard and student email.

A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees. In addition, students who attend the Cougar College Day and complete all requirements will receive a free t-shirt and USB drive. Several drawings will take place throughout the day for CBC book scholarships and gift certificates.

In order to attend the Cougar College Day, students must register online at www.coastalbend.edu/cougardays. Students are encouraged to complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.  The FAFSA can be found online at www.fafsa.gov and students should use CBC’s school code number of 003546 to ensure the College receives their application.

Questions regarding CBC Pleasanton’s Cougar College Day may be directed to Angelica Gonzales, student development specialist, at (830) 569-4222 ext. 1225.

CBC Dental Hygiene Department hosts Free Sealant Day and Dental Health Examinations in celebration of National Children’s Dental Month

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The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Dental Hygiene Department will conduct a free sealant day for youth 6-17 years of age and administer free dental examinations for adults on Saturday, February 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All Sealant Day events will take place in the CBC Dental Hygiene Clinic located at 3800 Charco Road in Beeville, Texas. In order to receive services at Sealant Day, a parent or legal guardian must accompany youth; appointments will not be accepted. Questions regarding Sealant Day should be directed to the CBC Dental Hygiene Department via telephone at (361) 354-2555.

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Heading: CBC Dental Hygiene Department hosts Free Sealant Day and Dental Health Examinations in celebration of National Children’s Dental Month

In observance of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Dental Hygiene program will conduct a free sealant day for youth 6-17 years of age. Free dental examinations for adults will also be conducted throughout the day.

CBC encourages all community members from Beeville and the surrounding areas to participate in this free event on Saturday, February 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the CBC Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Youth who require sealants, a preventative measure that acts as a barrier between the tooth and cavities, will receive them during their examination. The CBC Dental Hygiene Department will administer all services.

Dental examinations will include a review of the patient’s oral health history, a physical examination of the patient’s mouth, and a referral for dental treatment, if necessary.

A sign-in sheet will be provided the day of the event to ensure that all patients have an opportunity to be seen; no appointments will be accepted. All youth must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive services from the CBC Dental Hygiene Department.

If you are unable to attend this event, the CBC Dental Hygiene Program operates a clinic that conducts teeth cleanings for the general public in the clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays. Appointment times for both days are at 8:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Examinations and teeth cleanings are free for senior citizens over 65 years of age, faculty & staff, and active or retired military. Students receive services for $5 with a valid CBC ID and the general public receives services for $10. No additional charge is accumulated for multiple appointment patients, x-rays, or sealants.

The CBC Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Building on the CBC Beeville campus located at 3800 Charco Rd in Beeville, Texas, 78102. Questions regarding sealant day, dental services or appointments should be directed to the CBC Dental Hygiene Department via telephone at (361) 354-2555.

 

CBC students awarded over $38,000 in donor scholarships

Headline: CBC students awarded over $38,000 in donor scholarships

Each year donor funded endowed or “named” scholarships are awarded to students currently attending Coastal Bend College (CBC). CBC’s Named Scholarships are funded by charitable gifts from supporters and friends of the College.

Through the generosity of donors, scholarship funds were established to provide financial assistance to students who are currently attending CBC. In order to receive scholarship funds, students must meet a specific set of criteria established by the donors.

The following students were awarded a CBC Named Scholarships for the spring 2016 semester:

Ballard Endowed Scholarship

Hailey Ruiz

Camp Ezell Memorial Scholarship

Jaden Charles

Dickinson Scholarship

Joanne Delgado

Ashley Ramirez

Ella Quinn Endowed Scholarship

Chelsea Alvarado

H. L. & Karen Miller Scholarship

Grace Riley

Nichole Rohde

John K. Wycuff Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Alexis Lopez

Jon & Reese Wade Scholarship

Jasmine Acuna

Cameron Clark

Miguel De La Cruz

Daniel Esquivel

Andrea Garcia

Cody Garcia

Vanessa Gonzalez

Selyna Guerra

Jacquelyn Hall

Sean Harris

Ginger Mayfield

Bettina Salas

Breanna Salinas

Stephany Sanchez

Candace Tovar

Jennifer Trevino

Tristyn Trevino

Roxane Zamora

Littlejohn Endowed Scholarship

William Antwi

Trevor Arnold

Rachel Arvizu

Heather Coleman

Isiah Longoria

Alexis Lynn

Mary Nancy Chesnutt Cude Endowed Scholarship

William Antwi

Mary Garza

Carolyn Hatcher

Robyn Newell

Christopher Payne

Erika Pelaez

Murray J. Mobley Endowed Scholarship

William Antwi

Tesla Martin

Justin Ruiz

R. L. Dirks Endowed Scholarship

Michelle Castellano

Rebekah Colle

Candice Martinez

Grace Riley

Rebecca & Herbert Lack Endowed Scholarship

Hannah Winter

Robert Beasley Endowed Scholarship

Brook Aleman

Jonathan Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez

Chelsea Peterson

Robin Rossow Accounting Scholarship

Mary Jane Luther

Jacob Ortiz

Rockwell Endowed Scholarship

Gloria Hernandez

Delainey Longoria

Amber Lopez

Miriam Mar

Josie Martinez

Diana Munselle

Vanessa Villa

Rosetta Club Vocational Nursing Scholarship

Selyna Guerra

Sean Harris

Christian Moron

Desiree Rivas

Texas Firefighters Foundation Scholarship

Cameron Clark

Leslie Hernandez

Benito Perez

Ayla Salinas

Ulus Ray Endowed Scholarship

Abigail Silva

Walter & Zadie George Memorial Scholarship

Alyssa Bates

Ashtian Guerra

Wayne Shirey Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Roselyn Lazo

William B. “Bill” Phillips Endowed Scholarship

David Luera

Students will have the opportunity to utilize CBC’s Named Scholarships to offset the costs of pursuing an associate’s degree and/or certificate at CBC. For more information about CBC’s Named Scholarships, please contact CBC’s Executive Director of Business Services Dela Castillo at (361) 354-2212 or via email at dcastillo@coastalbend.edu.