CBC Alice to host Cougar Day New Student Orientation on August 12

Headline: CBC Alice to host Cougar Day New Student Orientation on August 12

All new fall 2015 Coastal Bend College (CBC) students are invited to attend Cougar Day New Student Orientation at CBC Alice on August 12. Mandatory new student orientation is a key component of the College’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), CBC Smart Start, which aims to increase student success rates amongst first-time college students. Students who attend Cougar Day have a higher rate of success than those who did not attend according to 2014-2015 academic year data.

Cougar Day New Student Orientation is a fun-filled, daylong event where students learn information about how to succeed during their first year of college. Faculty and staff from various college departments will conduct informative presentations covering topics such as CBC student services, tutoring, student life, study tips, Blackboard and student email.

Cougar Day New Student Orientation attendees who complete orientation receive a free CBC Cougar Day t-shirt and USB drive. Several drawings will take place at the event for CBC book scholarships, an iPad 4 and a Samsung Galaxy 4 Tablet.

Students who plan on attending Cougar Day need to register for the event online at http://www.coastalbend.edu/cougardays. Cougar Day attendees should be registered for the fall 2015 semester and are encouraged to have already completed their free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). Students ages 21 and under may need to submit proof of their bacterial meningitis vaccination to the CBC Admissions Office prior to the event.

For more information about Cougar Day, please contact CBC’s QEP Director and Grants Manager Heather Anderson via email at handerson@coastalbend.edu or via phone at (361) 354-2276.

CBC to host Registration Days in August

Headline: CBC to host Registration Days in August

New, returning and prospective CBC students are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Registration Days. Registration days are designed as a one-stop shop to meet all of the student’s enrollment, advising and registration needs.

All CBC locations are set to host registration days throughout the month of August from 8 a.m.- 5p.m. on the following days:

  • CBC Beeville: August 17-18
  • CBC Alice: August 19-20
  • CBC Kingsville: August 3-7
  • CBC Pleasanton: August 10-11

Students who attend registration days should complete the free CBC Admissions Application online at www.coastalbend.edu/applynow. Financial aid staff will be on hand to assist students with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Processing time is approximately two weeks, so students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA before attending registration days. CBC’s FAFSA code is 003546.

Advisors will also be available to meet with students one-on-one to discuss the fall 2015 course selection process and the student’s degree plan. A list of academic programs, workforce programs and course offerings that are available at all CBC locations can be viewed online at www.coastalbend.edu.

Students who are interested in attending CBC’s Registration Days and would like more information should call (361) 354-2266 or email enroll@coastalbend.edu.

 

 

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.