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


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

CBC Softball to host open tryouts

Headline: CBC Softball to host open tryouts

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Softball Team will host an open try-out on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. on the Cougar Field at Veterans Memorial Park in Beeville, Texas for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Athletes who are interested in trying-out must be a high school graduate; no athletes from the class of 2016 will be allowed to participate. Those who are participating in the try-out must not have signed an athletic commitment to play a sport for a college and/or university. All participants will need: a completed participant release form, a completed prospect questionnaire, a recent physical, and specialized gear (i.e. catching gear). For more information, please contact the CBC Athletic Department via phone at (361) 354-2749 or visit the CBC Athletics website at


FAQs about CBC’s Commencement Ceremonies

Q: What time should I arrive for graduation?

Students who are graduating at 10 a.m. should arrive at the Beeville campus auditorium no later than 8:30 a.m. and students who are graduating at 2 p.m. should arrive no later than 12:30 p.m.

Q: What time do the doors open for graduation?

Doors open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. graduation and 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. graduation.

Q: What am I allowed to bring to graduation if I am a graduate?

Please do not bring your bags and/or purse with you to graduation because there will not be a designated place for you to keep your personal belongings safe.

Q: Who is allowed to come to graduation?

Admission for CBC’s commencement ceremonies is free. Both ceremonies are open for attendance by community members and the graduate’s friends and family.

Q: Which ceremony do I attend if I am receiving certificates/degrees at both times?

Graduates will be able to choose which ceremony they would like to attend only if they are receiving certificates/degrees at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.

Q: Who is allowed to attend the free dessert reception after both commencement ceremonies? Where will the reception take place?

The dessert reception is free for graduates and their guests. It will take place immediately following the commencement ceremony outside of the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium).

Q: What should graduates wear under their cap & gown?

Students should wear their “Sunday’s Best” underneath their cap & gown. All graduates must wear a black cap & gown, or they risk not being able to participate in commencement ceremonies.

Q: What hashtag should I use for graduation?

Students who are graduating from CBC should utilize the official hash tag of their class: #CBC2015. Please abide by all social media guidelines that can be found by visiting

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, online at, 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).