CBC Pleasanton gets set to host Fall Fest on Oct. 22

Headline: CBC Pleasanton gets set to host Fall Fest on Oct. 22


Members of the community and the surrounding areas are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Fall Fest that will take place at the Pleasanton site. Fall Fest is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 in the CBC Pleasanton parking lot located at 1411 Bensdale.

CBC’s Fall Fest is a family-friendly event that will feature activities for children of all ages. Free games, face painting, manicures and a haunted house will be available for members of the community to enjoy. In addition, CBC will also host a costume contest with prizes.

Community members who would like more information about CBC Pleasanton’s Fall Fest event should contact CBC Pleasanton’s Student Development Specialist Angelica Gonzales at (830) 569-4222 ext. 1225 or via email at agonzales@coastalbend.edu.

CBC gets set for TACRAO 2015

Headline: CBC gets set for TACRAO 2015

The Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) will be at the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville campus on Tuesday, October 6 beginning at 9 a.m. inside the Peter S. Marecek Gymnasium.

Representatives from various colleges and universities will be on hand to meet with students face-to-face. Information regarding each college or university’s admissions process, financial aid, programs of study and student life will be available for students.

The event will also feature representatives from CBC’s academic and workforce programs. Students who are interested in learning more about CBC will also have the opportunity to meet with and discuss the educational opportunities that are available at CBC.

Individuals and high schools that are interested in attending TACRAO at CBC Beeville should contact Angie Abrigo at 361-354-2599 or via email at aabrigo@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Foundation to host Gala in honor of the College’s 50th Anniversary

Headline: CBC Foundation to host Gala in honor of the College’s 50th Anniversary

This year marks Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) 50th year in providing higher education and career opportunities to South Texas. In celebration of this milestone, the CBC Foundation is hosting a CBC 50th Anniversary Gala to benefit students and programs at all CBC locations.

The fundraising event is set to take place on Saturday, November 14 at 3800 Charco Road in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium). Festivities kick-off at 6:30 pm with dinner from Werner’s Steakhouse, a keynote address, silent and live auctions, comedian Mike Hickman, and live music by The Gary Glenn Band. Tickets are $50 each.

VIP tickets that include valet parking, preferred seating and access to a VIP cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception from 5:30-6:30 pm are also available for $100.

Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner and current president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, Todd Staples, is the keynote speaker for the gala.

Community members who are interested in attending the CBC 50th Anniversary Gala are able to purchase their tickets online at www.coastalbend.edu/foundation, or by calling the foundation at 361-354-2348.

The CBC Foundation is pleased to announce Pioneer Natural Resources as the title sponsor of the CBC 50th Anniversary Gala. The College is honored to also have received an immense amount of support from various organizations and businesses who support CBC’s mission of educating South Texas: Beeville Publishing; Christus Spohn Health System; KIII-TV; NavyArmy Community Credit Union; Targa Resources, LLC; Uranium Energy Corporation (UEC); and Frank and Martha Warner. Corporate sponsorships are available and a portion of each sponsorship and each ticket is tax-deductible.

For more information about the CBC 50th Anniversary Gala, please contact the Executive Director of the CBC Foundation Pete Wyro at (361) 354-2447 or via email at pwyro@coastalbend.edu. Information about the event can also be found online at www.coastalbend.edu/foundation.

CBC’s Nursing Department accepting applications for spring LVN to RN Bridge Program

­­Headline: CBC’s Nursing Department accepting applications for spring LVN to RN Bridge Program

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Nursing Education Department is providing interested students with an LVN to RN Bridge Program option at the Beeville campus. Students who have already obtained their licensed vocational nursing (LVN) level I certificate will have the opportunity to gain the education and hands-on training necessary to begin a career as a registered nurse (RN).

Students who are interested in CBC’s LVN to RN Bridge Program should note that the program is scheduled to take place at CBC’s Beeville campus located at 3800 Charco Road. The program is scheduled to last one year (two semesters).

In order to be considered for CBC’s LVN to RN Bridge Program, students must submit their application no later than Friday, October 30. The application process consists of taking the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and completing an LVN to RN Bridge Program Application Packet.

The TEAS test will be offered every Friday at all CBC locations including Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton. Students should note that they must bring their picture ID as well as a debit, credit or pre-paid card to pay the $55 test fee. Information about the TEAS test can be found online at www.coastalbend.edu/TEAS_Schedule/.

A Nursing Selection Committee will screen applicants for the program based on their grade point average (GPA), TEAS score, previous coursework, recommendations and employment history. Students who are admitted into the program will receive an acceptance letter.

Upon successful completion of the two semester long program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students will then be required to pass their state board examinations in order to legally practice the nursing profession in the state of Texas. Graduates from CBC’s LVN to RN Bridge Program had a high pass/success rate on their state board examinations. The state licensure exam pass rate for the 2014-2015 nursing cohort was 100%.

For more information about CBC’s LVN to RN Bridge Program, please contact CBC’s Nursing Support Specialist Mona Krishan at (361) 354-2768 or via email at mkrishan@coastalbend.edu. Information about the program is available online at www.coastalbend.edu/nursing.

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend’s Kingsville Career Center Moves to CBC Kingsville Site

Headline: Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend’s Kingsville Career Center Moves to CBC Kingsville Site
Coastal Bend College (CBC) proudly welcomes Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) to the CBC Kingsville site. WFSCB has recently moved into the CBC Kingsville site, which is located at 1814 Brahma Boulevard.

Members of the community from Kingsville and the surrounding areas are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house in honor of the new WFSCB Kingsville Career Center on Friday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. Tours of the Kingsville Career Center and CBC Kingsville facilities will be offered to guests after the ceremony.

WFSCB staff serves clients Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the CBC Kingsville site. The partnership is of great benefit to both CBC students as well as members of the Kingsville community and surrounding areas.

CBC and WFSCB will now be able to provide a one-stop shop for job seekers and students by providing access to employment, job readiness training, job placement, and business services. Individuals will have the opportunity to utilize the services and workforce training that WFSCB provides or enroll at CBC to take college credit courses. The CBC Kingsville site provides students with the option of enrolling in academic, workforce, continuing education or dual enrollment courses.

WFSCB is dedicated to leading an integrated, market-driven workforce system that meets the needs of employers and workers, and helps Texans prosper. This partnership will provide residents and students with a tremendous amount of opportunities that will benefit the workforce throughout Kingsville and the surrounding areas. WFSCB is dedicated to meeting the needs of the community by focusing on employment, training, business services and occupations that are in-demand throughout the region.

The Kingsville Career Center will provide job seekers and students access to recruitment services, job search assistance, employer hiring events, training, child care financial assistance, educational initiatives, labor market intelligence and much more. In an effort to make the process of attending CBC more convenient, job seekers will have the opportunity to apply for admission to CBC, register for classes and apply for financial aid.

For more information about the WFSCB Kingsville Career Center, please contact Monika K. De La Garza, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Cell: 361-946-6077; monika.delagarza@workforcesolutionscb.org.