CBC Foundation receives $31K to support Kids College

Headline: CBC Foundation receives $31K to support Kids College 

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Cutline: Coastal Bend College representatives were on hand to accept a generous donation of $31,000 from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. The donation will be used to fund 80 Kids College scholarships to underserved youth in the Beeville, Alice and Kingsville areas. 

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Foundation received $31,000 from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation for the college’s 2015 Kids College summer programming. The funds will benefit children from the Beeville, Alice and Kingsville areas. Kids College aims to provide high quality educational programming for youth, and all Kids College programming takes place in CBC ‘s classrooms and facilities. Programming is led by qualified teachers and instructors in subjects such as science, math, computer technology and art.

Patricia Patel, executive director of the Coastal Bend College Foundation, states that the donation will be used to offer 80 scholarships for underserved youth.

“We have enjoyed a long standing collaborative relationship with the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, and this donation in the midst of the college’s 50th anniversary really means a lot to all of us,” Patel said. “It’ll also mean a lot to the 80 families in the Coastal Bend area who otherwise wouldn’t have access to this type of programming.”

Kids College scholarship and registration applications will be accepted soon. For more information please contact Jenny Moore, general industry coordinator, at (830) 569-4222 ext. 1212 or via email at jmoore@coastalbend.edu.

CBC grad joins CBC Marketing & Public Relations staff

Headline: CBC grad joins CBC Marketing & Public Relations staff

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is pleased to announce the addition of Sera F. Quiroga to its Office of Marketing & Public Relations. As the Communications Staff Writer, Quiroga will have the privilege of spreading the word about the many positive things happening at the College’s four locations.

SeraQuirogaQuiroga is a native of Beeville who graduated with honors from A. C. Jones High School in 2010. After graduation she continued her education at CBC, competed in intercollegiate athletics and obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in 2011.

She transferred to Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in San Antonio to further her education. While at OLLU she continued her softball career for one year then opted to give up athletics and focus solely on her education. Quiroga received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Public Relations in 2014.

Quiroga brings two years of public relations and communications writing experience to CBC. She interned and was mentored by the OLLU Sports Information Director Patty Constantin, in addition to serving as an intern for the San Antonio Talons, an Arena Football League team, during their 2014 season.

“I consider myself one of the lucky ones who’s had professors, employers, co-workers, friends and family who genuinely believed in me when it comes to my education. My support system is one of the many reasons why I came back to Beeville. I am grateful to be able to come back to my hometown and work for a college that provides so many educational and career opportunities for its students.”

Quiroga can be contacted via email at squiroga@coastalbend.edu or via telephone at (361) 354-2259.

CBC spring registration happening now; financial aid still available        

Registration is now open for the spring 2015 semester at Coastal Bend College locations in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton. Many classes are also offered online via the Internet, and the college’s Office of Dual Enrollment provides access to college-level courses to over 34 high schools (including homeschooled students) in the area.

Students without any holds may register online via Campus Connect, or students may visit any CBC location to obtain one-on-one advising and registration assistance from a student development specialist.

Students wishing to apply for financial aid should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov and use CBC’s federal school code (003546) to ensure CBC receives the application. Most applications take one week to process, but applicants are encouraged to apply early. To check on the status of a financial aid application, or to talk with a financial aid advisor, call (361) 354-2238.

Texas state law requires all students ages 21 and under entering institutions of higher education show evidence of a bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster dose during the five year period prior to enrollment and not less than 10 days before the first day of the semester.

For more information or to register now, please visit www.coastalbend.edu or call the

  • Beeville campus (361) 358-2838
  • Alice site (361) 664-2981
  • Kingsville site (361) 592-1615
  • Pleasanton site (830) 569-4222

Read Coastal Bend College Forum April 2012

Read about our new president, Dr. Beatriz Espinoza. Learn about study abroad opportunities. Find out about TRiO Day 2012 in this month’s CBC Forum: http://issuu.com/coastalbendcollege/docs/forum_2012_april.

Safeland training held at Coastal Bend College

Willbros Construction in George West, Rock Water Energy Solutions in Alice, and Cameron International in Corpus Christi sent employees to Coastal Bend College recently for oil and gas industry basic orientation. The course was taught by Terry Kirkpatrick, a safety trainer and consultant with over 23 years of experience in the industry.

Safeland Basic Orientation

Safety training for the oil and gas industry was recently held at Coastal Bend College in Beeville. Including in the training were, from left, Andrew Hernandez of Houston, Juan Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Wayne Petri of Marshall, Neil Croch of Houston, Raul Benevides of Rio Grande City, Eddie Banuelos of Mission, Samuel Garza of Rio Grande City, Artemil Salinas of Rio Grande City, Rueben Hernandez of Alice, Cruz Perez of Alice, Erasmos Marines of Eagle Pass, Joe Martinez of Alice, Joe Martinez of Austin, Doug McVey of Beeville, Alejandro Rodriguez of Alamo, Dennis Cardona of Corpus Christi, Cory Hendrix of Corpus Christi and Safeland basic instructor Terry Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick as a safety trainer increases the availability of training and also makes it possible to do on-site training throughout the Eagle Ford Shale region. He is a qualified OSHA compliance inspector and works with oil and gas companies on managing employee training. His instruction is primarily awareness training, however in-depth and customized training is also available through the college’s continuing education program.

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