Call for Submissions: 2016 CBC Wildlife Calendar

Each year, Coastal Bend College (CBC) features the work of South Texas photographers in its annual wildlife calendar. Over 3,500 CBC Wildlife Calendars are distributed throughout South Texas, and requests for copies of the calendar are also submitted from all over the world.

Calendars are provided free of charge to the community as a way to showcase the Coastal Bend region’s native birds, flowers, insects, vegetation and wildlife.

Photographers who are interested in submitting their outstanding South Texas wildlife photographs have until July 16, 2015 at 6 p.m. A three-person panel of local wildlife experts will judge the entries to select the photographs to be included in the 2016 calendar, which will arrive in November 2015.

All photographers must submit their files via CD/DVD, USB flash drive, or via an online service such as Dropbox or Google Drive. All photos must be submitted along with the 2016 CBC Wildlife Calendar Photographer Submission Form available for download online at or by requesting the form via email to Photos may not be emailed as attachments.

Photos may include flowers, 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 with a prominent subject in the photo, and taken with high-quality camera settings suitable for printing at an 8×10 inch size. Prints and slides are not acceptable submissions.

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

CBC Kingsville students honored at spring 2015 awards ceremony

The Coastal Bend College Kingsville site held its Annual Student Awards Ceremony to recognize and highlight achievements in both academic and workforce programs. CBC faculty and staff nominate students who have excellent grade point averages (GPA), attitudes, and dedication to succeed in their courses. We congratulate these students on their excellence both in and out of the classroom.

Rosalinda Albarado- State Government Achievement Award
Michael Alfaro- American History Achievement Award
Kristian Beltran- Academic Excellence Achievement Award
Julie Burnell- A&P Achievement Award
Lori Cantu-Calimlim- American Government Achievement Award
Amy Cantu- American History Achievement Award
Kayla Cavazos- Florence Nightingale Clinical Achievement Award
Alexandria Chapa- American History Achievement Award
Miranda De La Garza- American History Achievement Award
Bobby Garza- American History Achievement Award
Olivia Gutierrez- American Government Achievement Award
William Hargis- Academic Excellence Achievement Award
Alison Henske- American History Achievement Award
Georgina Medietta- Academic Excellence Achievement Award
Jose Ramirez- American History Achievement Award
Carlos Rocha- American History Achievement Award
Jose Salinas- Science Achievement Award and an American History Achievement Award
Samantha Salinas- American History Achievement Award
Ebony Sanchez- American History Achievement Award
Brandy Trevino- A&P Achievement Award
Anissa Valverde- State Government Achievement Award
Keisha Vasquez- American History Achievement Award
Rene Villavicencio- American History Achievement Award
Amanda Yuraitis- American Government Achievement Award
Ania Zapata- American History Achievement Award

Coastal Bend College is an Achieving the Dream community college with a main campus located in Beeville, TX, along with sites in Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton, TX. All CBC locations offer academic courses that transfer to a university, as well as several workforce programs in oil & gas, allied health, and business technology related industries, to name a few. CBC proudly educates about 3600 students each year and is also home to six National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) athletics teams. You can learn more about CBC at

Community invited to view CBC’s new Welding Technology Trailer

Headline: Community invited to view CBC’s new Welding Technology Trailer

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new state-of-the-art Welding Technology Trailer. The newest addition will join CBC’s growing fleet of workforce program trailers including the two Nursing Mobile Units and the Process Technology Trailer. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in the parking lot in front of the Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium on the CBC Beeville campus.

Interested community members and prospective students are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and stay for a short tour to learn about the trailer and course/training capabilities. CBC welding instructors and CBC’s Director of Technical Instruction Dr. Kevin Behr will be on hand to answer questions in regards to the trailer, its supporting equipment and the CBC Welding Technology program.

For more information about CBC’s Welding Technology program, please contact CBC Beeville’s Welding Instructor Richard Trevino via phone at (361) 354-2571 or via email at; CBC Alice’s Welding Instructor Rolando Chavarria via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3027 or via email at; or CBC’s Welding Coordinator David Sullivan via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3051 or via email at


All CBC locations to host Kids College 2015

Headline: All CBC locations to host Kids College 2015 

Sub headline: Attendance is free to students thanks to generosity of donors

Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host Kids College for students in grades 2-6 beginning June 15 until June 26. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Beeville campus as well as the Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton sites.

This year’s Kids College theme is “Power to Choose”, and participants of the program will be exposed to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), business and fine arts. Instructors and/or professionals who are currently working in the field will present different career paths to students each day. Students will also participate in hands on activities that relate to those careers.

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation and the Joe Barnhart Foundation have generously donated funds that allow CBC to host Kids College free of charge to the general public. Space is limited and admittance into the program is on a first come, first serve basis. Each CBC location will accept 35 students. An extended camp option is available for $50 per week for parents who will need to drop off their student at 7:30 a.m. and/or pick them up after 3 p.m.

Parents or community members interested in volunteering their time to Kids College can contact the Kids College coordinator at the CBC location nearest them.

For more information about CBC’s Kids College “Power to Choose”, please contact CBC Beeville Kids College Coordinator Angie Abrigo via phone at (361) 354-2599 or via email at; CBC Alice Kids College Coordinator Debbie Cadena via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3039 or via email at; CBC Kingsville Kids College Coordinator Deb Branstetter via phone at (361) 592-1615 ext. 4076 or via email at; or CBC Pleasanton Kids College Coordinator Yvette Hotchkin (830) 569-4222 ext. 1209 or via email at

CBC Graduation Photos

We’ve uploaded over 600 graduation photos to our Facebook page! Check them out at! Feel free to tag, share and comment on our photos. The photos can be downloaded at full-resolution directly from our Facebook page by clicking on the individual photo, clicking “Options” and “Download”. Stage photos will be posted to our Facebook page next week. Congratulations CBC Class of 2015!  #CBCRocks