Coastal Bend College awards scholarships to George West and Three Rivers High School gradates

Headline: Coastal Bend College awards scholarships to George West and Three Rivers High School gradates

Coastal Bend College (CBC) continues to provide students in the surrounding areas with the opportunity to pursue a higher education. CBC awarded Three Rivers High School and George West High School seniors with CBC Scholarships for their academic achievements throughout high school. The CBC Scholarship is worth  $1,600 ($400 a semester) at CBC.

The CBC Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who plan on attending CBC in the fall. CBC’s scholarships are renewable for up to four semesters (two years) at any of CBC’s four locations including Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton.  Students who receive a CBC scholarship must complete 12 credit hours per semester as well as maintain the appropriate grade point average to continue renewing their respective scholarship.

Graduates who received a CBC Scholarship from Three Rivers High School and George West High School include:
Hunter Harris
Alexis McCue
Cassi Rodriguez
Sierra Rodriguez
Kaitlyn Shipman
Maizie Villarreal

CBC’s scholarships will offset the costs of pursuing a higher education for students as well as their families. Students who attend CBC also have the opportunity to utilize outside scholarships as well as financial aid to offset the majority of the expenses.  For more information about CBC’s academic and general scholarships, please contact CBC’s Financial Aid Advisor Candy Fuller via phone at (361) 354-2237 or via email at fuller_c@coastalbend.edu.

Coastal Bend College awards scholarships to Karnes City High School graduates

Headline: Coastal Bend College awards scholarships to Karnes City High School graduates

Coastal Bend College (CBC) continues to provide students in the surrounding areas with the opportunity to pursue a higher education. CBC awarded five graduating seniors from Karnes City High School with CBC Scholarshipsfor their academic achievements throughout high school. The CBC Scholarship is worth $1,600 ($400 a semester) at CBC.

The CBC Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who plan on attending CBC in the fall. CBC’s scholarships are renewable for up to four semesters (two years) at any of CBC’s four locations including Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton.  Students who receive a CBC scholarship must complete 12 credit hours per semester as well as maintain the appropriate grade point average to continue renewing their respective scholarship.

Graduates who received a CBC Scholarship from Karnes City High School include:
JuliAnn Chesser
Kali Dragon
Robert Lover
Desiree Ramirez
Katelyn Williams

CBC’s scholarships will offset the costs of pursuing a higher education for students as well as their families. Students who attend CBC also have the opportunity to utilize outside scholarships as well as financial aid to offset the majority of the expenses.  For more information about CBC’s academic and general scholarships, please contact CBC’s Financial Aid Advisor Candy Fuller via phone at (361) 354-2237 or via email at fuller_c@coastalbend.edu.

CBC gets set to host Veteran’s Registration Day event at all locations

Headline: CBC gets set to host Veteran’s Registration Day event at all locations

Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Office of Veterans Affairs is committed to helping veterans and their eligible dependents gain access to higher education. As a Military Friendly School, CBC offers a myriad of services and support to help veterans utilize their education benefits and graduate with a certificate or degree.

A Veteran’s Registration Day will take place at all CBC locations throughout the month of June including:

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the CBC Alice site
  • Wednesday, June 24 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the CBC Pleasanton site
  • Thursday, June 25 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the CBC Kingsville site
  • Tuesday, June 30 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the CBC Beeville campus

Representatives from the Office of Veterans Affairs and the CBC Student Development Office will be available to speak with veterans and their families about the various academic and workforce programs available to them at CBC. One-on-one assistance with the CBC admissions process, financial aid application and fall 2015 course selection will also be available.

CBC offers the following veterans educational benefits at all locations:

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery G. I. Bill Active Duty Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation Program
  • Chapter 33: Post-911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2009
  • Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 1606: Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program
  • Hazelwood Exemption

To obtain a list of paperwork and information that should be brought to the event, please contact Rosie Streicher, CBC veterans affairs specialist, via email at rstreich@coastalbend.edu or via phone at (361) 354-2421. Veterans can also visit www.coastalbend.edu/veteransaffairs for more information.

 

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 rtrevino@coastalbend.edu; CBC Alice’s Welding Instructor Rolando Chavarria via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3027 or via email at rolandjr@coastlabend.edu; or CBC’s Welding Coordinator David Sullivan via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3051 or via email at sullivan@coastalbend.edu.

 

CBC Alice Site to host undergraduate program showcase

Headline: CBC Alice Site to host undergraduate program showcase

Sub Headline: New state-of-the-art science labs to be unveiled

Members of the Alice community and the surrounding areas are invited to attend the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice Site’s Undergraduate Program Showcase. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Those in attendance will be able to enjoy free activities and entertainment for all ages. Photos captured at the event will be uploaded online via Facebook and can be viewed after the event by visiting www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege.

Individuals who are interested in attending CBC Alice will have the opportunity to speak with program representatives about the various certificates and degrees that are offered. They will also have the opportunity to visit the facilities that are available to no cost to all students at the CBC Alice Site such as the newly remodeled science labs and the Student Success Center (SSC).

Project OASIS, which is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grant focusing on increasing the number of Hispanics and low income students obtaining degrees in STEM fields funded the new science labs. The state-of-the-art science labs will be open for viewing from 4:30 until 6 p.m. at the showcase.

At the SSC, current and prospective CBC Alice students have access to services such as academic advising, special needs services, student success workshops, tutoring, computer labs, career services and the technology loan program.

For more information about the CBC Alice Undergraduate Program Showcase, please contact the CBC Alice Site via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3043 or stop by the front office at 704 Coyote Trail.