Fall and summer registration happening now at CBC

Headline: Fall and summer registration happening now at CBC

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is now registering students for the summer and fall 2015 semesters. All incoming freshmen who are 21 years of age or younger will need a bacterial meningitis vaccination, along with the proper documentation, by May 22 for the summer semester and by Aug. 14 for the fall semester.

Students who have no holds on their account, have attended CBC in the last year or have an updated admissions form in the Registrar’s Office will be able to register online at www.coastalbend.edu through Campus Connect.

New students will be able to apply for admission at CBC online for free by visiting http://www.coastalbend.edu/applynow/. Resources are available at all of the CBC locations to assist students with the enrollment process, course selection and financial aid application.  For more information or assistance, please visit the Student Success Center at your nearest CBC location to visit with a Student Development Specialist.

Students should note that the drop date/payment set up deadline for the fall 2015 semester is Aug. 10.  CBC provides students the opportunity to set-up their payment arrangements for the fall semester through Campus Connect. For more information or assistance setting up a payment plan, please contact the CBC Business Office via phone at (361) 354-2220.

All students, current and future, should apply for financial aid as soon as possible. CBC’s priority financial aid deadline is May 1, and while applications will still be processed after the deadline, students who apply before then have a higher likelihood of receiving additional state grants to fund their education. The CBC Financial Aid Office will be able to assist students with completing and submitting their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CBC’s FAFSA school code is 003546. Processing time for a student’s FAFSA application is approximately two weeks, so students are encouraged to apply early. For more information, please contact the CBC Financial Aid Office via phone at (361) 354-2238.

Students who need assistance with the enrollment process should contact the Dean of Student Services, Guadalupe Ganceres, via phone at (361) 354-2712 or via email at lupegg@coastalbend.edu.  For more information about the quality, affordable workforce and academic opportunities offered at CBC’s four locations and online, please visit www.coastalbend.edu.

Join Dorothy and friends in the Emerald City this May


Headline: Join Dorothy and friends in the Emerald City this May

Sub headline: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ballet to benefit the CBC Foundation

Beeville, TX— Follow the yellow brick road to the A. C. Jones High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. The Coastal Bend College Foundation will present a one-time performance of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a production by the prestigious Corpus Christi Ballet. The Joe Barnhart Foundation has graciously underwritten the performance, which is part of the CBC Foundation’s 50 for 50 campaign to raise funds in honor of CBC’s 50th anniversary this year.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be brought to life through Julie Urbis Green’s choreography, exquisite costumes and scenery and an awe-inspiring cast of more than 60 professional ballet dancers.

A cowardly lion that desperately seeks courage, the tin woodman that has no heart, a brainless scarecrow and the girl who desperately seeks to return to Kansas come together on their journey to the Emerald City to provide the audience with a magical evening sure to delight children and adults alike.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for purchase at $20 each. VIP tickets will include valet parking, an exclusive cast meet and greet before the show and preferred seating. General admission tickets will also be available for purchase at $10 each for both children and adults.

Tickets for the performance may be purchased at the CBC Foundation Office (located inside of the Beasley Administration Building on the CBC Beeville campus), the CBC Marketing Office (located inside the library on the CBC Beeville campus), at the Kenedy, Karnes City and the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce offices, or with any of the CBC Foundation Board of Directors.

Sponsorship packages as low as $125 are available to local businesses and organizations that wish to support the performing arts in Bee County. For more information, please contact the CBC Foundation via phone at (361) 354-2348 or via email at foundation@coastalbend.edu.

CBC to host free nature education workshops

Headline: CBC to host free nature education workshops

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is offering a series of workshops this spring that are designed to connect individuals with the rich elements of nature and birdlife that can be found in South Texas.

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation in Corpus Christi is providing funds to CBC to conduct these workshops. As a result of receiving funds, the workshops will be provided to members in the community free of charge.

Each of these workshops will be conducted at the CBC Beeville Campus. All participants will be provided with a brief orientation that will provide them with an overview of the workshop.

Dr. Robert Benson, the workshop instructor and a CBC faculty member, will lead a nature and bird walk along the wooded trails that are located around the CBC Beeville Campus. Throughout this expedition he will be pointing out birds and discussing methods that will be used by participants for identification purposes.

Participants will utilize equipment such as such as high-quality binoculars and mist nets while at the workshop. This equipment will be utilized to safely trap and administer numbered aluminum federal bands on the left legs of the birds.

The bands that are placed on the birds are used for tracking and research purposes. Once the bird is tagged, they are released back into the wild and will provide researchers with crucial information such as the movements of a bird and their average lifespan.

Individuals who would like to participate should meet in front to the James R. Dougherty Student Center on the CBC Beeville Campus at 7:30 a.m. Each workshop is designed to have 16 students grouped in pairs. Students who are paired together will work together throughout the day for the entire workshop.

Registration for the workshop is free, but will be conducted on a first come first serve basis. Workshops will be hosted on April 18, April 25, May 2 and May 9. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Benson via phone at (361) 834-0000 or via email at benson@coastalbend.edu.

Local businesses partner with CBC for annual career fair

Headline: Local businesses partner with CBC for annual career fair

Beeville, TX- Coastal Bend College (CBC), in partnership with Kicker 106 and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, is pleased to announce that the Coastal Bend College Community Job & Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The job and career fair will be held at the CBC Beeville Campus in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

All current high school students, CBC students, CBC alumni and community members are encouraged to attend this free one day event. Representatives from over 35 local and state businesses/agencies will be on-hand to speak with individuals about the various employment opportunities that are currently available.

The goal of the job and career fair is to help connect employers with potential employees. Employers who are interested in reserving space at the fair are encouraged to register no later than Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Registration for employers will take place online, via phone or via email.

Employers who are unable to attend should contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone or via email to make arrangements for job postings to appear on the college’s career service and employer network that is available to all current CBC students.

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

If you have any questions regarding the Coastal Bend College Community Job & Career Fair please contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone at 361-354-2728, via email at careerfair@coastalbend.edu, or online at www.coastalbend.edu/beevillecareerfair.

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).

CBC Men’s Basketball team etched in record books

Headline: CBC Men’s Basketball team etched in record books

Jacksonville, TX- The Coastal Bend College (CBC) men’s basketball team is heading to the second round of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 14 Basketball Championship Tournament being held in Jacksonville, Texas.

On March 3, 11th seeded CBC upset 6th seeded Kilgore College with a 58-52 victory. This victory not only advances CBC to the quarterfinals round of the tournament, but it also marks a new milestone in CBC Athletics—the 2015 CBC men’s basketball team is the first CBC basketball team to advance to the second round of post-season play.

CBC jumps back into post-season action when they take on 3rd seeded Navarro College on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8 p.m. in Jacksonville, Texas. Fans who are unable to attend the game won’t miss any of the action and can tune in for free to view the game online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2015regionxivbasketball.

For more information about CBC Athletics or the men’s basketball team, please visit http://www.coastalbend.edu/mensbasketball/.