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


All CBC locations to host Kids College 2015

Headline: All CBC locations to host Kids College 2015 

Sub headline: Attendance is free to students thanks to generosity of donors

Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host Kids College for students in grades 2-6 beginning June 15 until June 26. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Beeville campus as well as the Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton sites.

This year’s Kids College theme is “Power to Choose”, and participants of the program will be exposed to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), business and fine arts. Instructors and/or professionals who are currently working in the field will present different career paths to students each day. Students will also participate in hands on activities that relate to those careers.

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation and the Joe Barnhart Foundation have generously donated funds that allow CBC to host Kids College free of charge to the general public. Space is limited and admittance into the program is on a first come, first serve basis. Each CBC location will accept 35 students. An extended camp option is available for $50 per week for parents who will need to drop off their student at 7:30 a.m. and/or pick them up after 3 p.m.

Parents or community members interested in volunteering their time to Kids College can contact the Kids College coordinator at the CBC location nearest them.

For more information about CBC’s Kids College “Power to Choose”, please contact CBC Beeville Kids College Coordinator Angie Abrigo via phone at (361) 354-2599 or via email at; CBC Alice Kids College Coordinator Debbie Cadena via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3039 or via email at; CBC Kingsville Kids College Coordinator Deb Branstetter via phone at (361) 592-1615 ext. 4076 or via email at; or CBC Pleasanton Kids College Coordinator Yvette Hotchkin (830) 569-4222 ext. 1209 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