CBC Beeville gets set to host annual powerlifting competition

Headline: CBC Beeville gets set to host annual powerlifting competition

Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host the Fifth Annual CBC Cougar Powerlifting Competition on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The competition will be held on the CBC Beeville Campus located on 3800 Charco Road in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym) at 11 a.m. Participants will be able to sign-in and weigh-in beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 1 or at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 2.

Since USA Powerlifting (USAPL) sanctions the powerlifting meet, all lifters must abide by USAPL rules and regulations throughout the duration of the meet. Lifters who reach a national qualifying meet total at this meet will be eligible to compete in the 2015 USAPL Men’s & Women’s Nationals held in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Competitors will have the option to compete in a full powerlifting meet (squat, bench press and dead lift), bench press only meet, push/pull meet or deadlift only meet. Divisions are as follows: teen, junior, open, masters, high school, collegiate, Special Olympics and youth.

Athletes who would like to participate in the competition will need to have a USAPL membership card at the time of registration. Potential competitors will be able to purchase a USAPL membership card and register for the meet by visiting http://bit.ly/CBCUSAPL. Registration for the event will be $57 and USAPL membership cards will be $45 for each competitor.

For more information, please contact CBC Cougar Powerlifting & Fitness Club Strength Coach Jack Young via phone at 361-354-2325 or via email at jwyoung@coastalbend.edu, CBC Student Life & Housing Coordinator Domingo Martinez III via phone at (361) 354-2772 or via email at domingo@coastalbend.edu or Texas Strength Systems’ Wes Zunker at (210) 317-8245 or via email at wesz@texasstrengthsystems.com.

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 careerfair@coastalbend.edu, online at www.coastalbend.edu/kingsvillecareerfair, 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).

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.

CBC Alice career fair provides employment opportunities

Headline: CBC Alice career fair provides employment opportunities 

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice Site, along with Kicker 106 and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB), hosted the Coastal Bend College Community Career & Job Fair on March 31.

Members of the Alice community and CBC students were provided with more than 30 local and state employers in a variety of professions. Those who were in attendance were able to speak with representatives from businesses/agencies about employment opportunities that are currently available.

“CBC provides the community and its students with a job/career fair, so that they are aware of the businesses and agencies that are in their professions,” CBC’s Career Development Coordinator Miguel Aguilar said. “We are trying to provide our students with the opportunity to network and build relationships before and after they graduate. We care about the continued success of our students and the Alice community.”

The academic and workforce programs that are offered throughout CBC Alice equip students with a solid foundation of knowledge that they will need to be successful in their respective field of study.  CBC Alice’s top priority is producing students who transition into high quality employees that meet the demand of the economy in the Coastal Bend.

“This was such a great event and turn out,” Senior Recruiter for Christus Spohn Health System Manuel Acuna said. “With the CBC Alice Site having such a big nursing program it was great to answer questions and talk with the future of nursing.”

Employers who were 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 a career service and employer network that is available to all current CBC students.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming career fairs at the Pleasanton and Kingsville Sites, please contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone at 361-354-2728 or via email at careerfair@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Pleasanton gears up for annual Community Ties event

Headline: CBC Pleasanton gears up for annual Community Ties event

PLEASANTON, TX- The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Pleasanton site is thrilled to announce that they will host their annual Community Ties event at 1411 Bensdale Road on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 2 p.m.- 7 p.m.

The family friendly event is open to all Pleasanton and surrounding area community members. Families can enjoy games, live entertainment and a huge slide, in addition to other fun activities and information provided by local community agencies and businesses.

A mobile health-screening unit, provided by the local Lions Club, will be on hand performing vision screenings for members of the community. A parent and/or legal guardian will need to be present with any child under the age of 18 who wishes to obtain a free vision screening. Local health care professionals, certified technicians and trained volunteers will perform each screening. The vision screenings are not intended as a substitute for annual eye exams.

An assortment of refreshments and snacks will be available free of charge, while supplies last. Photos that are captured throughout the event will be uploaded online via Facebook and can be viewed after the event by visiting Facebook.com/coastalbendcollege.

Representatives from the various workforce and academic programs that are offered at the CBC Pleasanton site will be present to speak with community members about the higher education options that are available. Nursing, welding, accounting, cosmetology, and early development and education are some of the workforce program options offered at the Pleasanton location. University transfer courses, often referred to as the core curriculum or basics, are also offered.

If you have any questions about CBC Pleasanton’s Community Ties event, please contact the CBC Pleasanton site via phone at (830) 569-4222 or stop by the Pleasanton site at 1411 Bensdale Road.