Coastal Bend College awards scholarships to Mathis High School graduates

Headline: Coastal Bend College awards scholarships to Mathis 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 three graduating seniors from Mathis 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 Mathis High School include:
Raquel Barrera
Victoria Benavides
Nobili Flores

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

CBC to host free 50th Anniversary Celebration at Joe Hunter Field on July 4

CBC's Baseball Birthday Bash
Headline: CBC to host free 50th Anniversary Celebration at Joe Hunter Field on July 4

Sub headline: Outdoor concert and fireworks show cap off the festivities

Community members from Beeville and the surrounding areas are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Baseball Birthday Bash in honor of the college’s 50th anniversary. This free family friendly event is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, July 4 at Joe Hunter Field located on the Beeville campus at 3800 Charco Road.

CBC’s Baseball Birthday Bash will begin at 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled Joe Hunter Field, the first full turf baseball field in South Texas. Immediately following the ribbon cutting a CBC Baseball game will take place with current and former CBC Baseball players.

Throughout the CBC Baseball game attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up to compete in a hot dog eating contest, sponsored by H-E-B Beeville. The hot dog eating contest will take place after the CBC Baseball game.

A Celebrity Softball Game will take place immediately following the hot dog eating contest at 7 p.m. The game will feature local business owners, community leaders and CBC employees.

Entertainment for all ages will be available throughout the evening. Free games and activities will be hosted from 4-7 p.m. in the Joe Hunter Field parking lot. The CBC Information Technology department will provide a free digital photo booth for attendees.

Through a generous donation from the CBC Foundation, the first 300 community members who attend the CBC Baseball game will receive a free commemorative baseball. The CBC Foundation is also sponsoring a free concert at 8 p.m. headlined by The Cuveralls – an eclectic hometown four-man cover band. Concert will take place at the CBC Soccer Field adjacent to the Joe Hunter Field complex. The evening is capped off with a free fireworks display sponsored by Angel Care Ambulance and Kicker 106.

Attendees are welcome to park in the parking lot located next to the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym). Handicap drop-off and pick-up will be available at the stadium. For more information about CBC’s Baseball Birthday Bash, please contact CBC’s Director of Marketing & Public Relations Monica Cruz via email at or via phone at (361) 354-2258.

CBC Pleasanton Site Cosmetology Program to host Spring Fling Blowout

Headline: CBC Pleasanton Site Cosmetology Program to host Spring Fling Blowout 

Sub Headline: Select salon services offered at a discounted rate

Pleasanton, TX- The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Pleasanton Site Cosmetology Program will host the Spring Fling Blowout on March 2, 2015 from 9:15 a.m. – 3p.m. in the Cosmetology Salon. During the Spring Fling Blowout, select services with discounted rates will be provided by the cosmetology program students.

Select services that will be offered the day of the event include $3 manicures, $5 spa manicures, $7.50 pedicures, $10 spa pedicures, $4 haircuts for men and women, $11 all over color, $22 color block (seven foils), $4 additional color for hair past shoulders and $4 blow dry with style.

This event will be utilized as a fundraiser for the cosmetology program. All of the proceeds will be going towards providing current cosmetology students the opportunity to expand their education with specialized instruction in the field of makeup and nail techniques.

Appointments are not necessary to receive services and walk-ins will be accepted. Individuals who are interested in attending this event and would like to schedule an appointment may do so by calling the CBC Pleasanton Cosmetology Program at (830)569-4222 ext. 1214.

For those who are unable to attend the Spring Fling Blowout, the CBC Pleasanton Cosmetology Program operates a full service salon for the general public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The CBC Pleasanton Site Cosmetology Department is located on the CBC Pleasanton Site at 1411 Bensdale in Pleasanton, Texas 78064. Questions regarding the Spring Fling Blowout, services offered or appointments should be directed to the CBC Pleasanton Cosmetology Department via phone at (830)569-4222 ext. 1214.

CBC Softball player signs with Schreiner University

Softball SigningHeadline: CBC Softball player signs with Schreiner University

Coastal Bend College (CBC) sophomore student athlete Alyssa Reyes has become the second CBC softball player to sign a letter of intent with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Schreiner University. She is heading to Kerrville, Texas this fall to play softball as a catcher and utility player for the Mountaineers.

This May, Reyes will graduate from CBC with an Associate of Applied Science. While at Schreiner she plans on majoring in biology and obtaining a teaching certification. After graduation she plans on becoming a high school science teacher and softball coach. She is the daughter of John and Sharon Reyes and is originally from Ganado, Texas.

“I am thankful that CBC gave me the opportunity to play softball and continue my education,” said Reyes. “I’ve had a great overall experience because they meet all of my needs as a student athlete. I’m looking forward to playing softball at Schreiner, but as of right now I’m looking forward to a great last season at CBC with my coaches and teammates.”

The CBC softball team will be back in action on February 13 and 14 when they head to Midland, Texas to participate in the Midland Tournament. Don’t miss any of the CBC softball team action this season, please visit for more information.

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 or via telephone at (361) 354-2259.