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 http://www.coastalbend.edu/Softball/ 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 squiroga@coastalbend.edu or via telephone at (361) 354-2259.

CBC hosts community open house for its new state-of-the-art Cougar Center facility

Headline: CBC hosts community open house for its new state-of-the-art Cougar Center facility

Sub Headline: R.W. Dirks to be honored at event for his commitment to higher education

BEEVILLE, TX— Coastal Bend College (CBC) is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest facility on campus, the Cougar Center. The Cougar Center, located in the R.W. Dirks Student Services Building, houses the admissions, registrar, and financial aid offices and is designed to be a one-stop location for students seeking to pursue higher education. Additionally, during peak registration times, a representative from the CBC Business Office will be in the center to help facilitate payment plans for students.

CBC invites all community members from Beeville and the surrounding areas to tour the new facility on January 21 at 4:30 p.m. during our Cougar Center Open House. The building’s namesake, R. W. Dirks, will be honored at the event for his decades of service and commitment to CBC, as well as his dedication to education in Bee County.

Dirks served as a CBC Board of Trustee member from 1971 through 2008 and also served on the Pettus Independent School District Board. To date, Dirks has donated over $170,000 to support CBC, and he is the inaugural member of the CBC Founders Circle Legacy Donor tier.

In addition to housing the new state-of-the-art Cougar Center, the R. W. Dirks Student Services Building showcases a variety of services that the College offers its students at no additional cost to current students. Its 19,000 square feet also houses career counseling, advising, tutoring, testing, and other student success services.

Questions about the Cougar Center and its services should be directed to Lupe Ganceres, interim dean of student services, via email at lupegg@coastalbend.edu or via telephone at (361) 354-2712. For information on how you can help support higher education innovation and opportunities at CBC, please contact the CBC Foundation at (361) 354-2348 or via email at foundation@coastalbend.edu. You may also donate online at www.showussomelove.org.

Coastal Bend College Foundation awards innovative teaching grants to faculty members


Photo Cutline: From left to right: Dr. Twila Johnson, dean of academics and professor of history; Laura Yeck, English instructor; Kelly Rea, social sciences division chair and assistant professor of psychology and sociology; and Jarod Bleibdrey, history and government instructor, were awarded ConocoPhillips Innovative Teaching Grant awards from the Coastal Bend College Foundation. These faculty members will implement their initiatives during the spring 2015 semester.

The Coastal Bend College Foundation proudly awarded two ConocoPhillips Innovative Teaching Grants to four Coastal Bend College (CBC) faculty members. The funds for the grants are made possible thanks to a ConocoPhillips grant awarded to the Foundation. All faculty members from the college, from either the workforce or academic divisions, are eligible to apply for the grant, and the grant awardees are selected by the CBC Foundation Board of Directors based on measurable student success outcomes, creativeness, and impact on the community at large.

The CBC Foundation would like to congratulate Kelly Rea, assistant professor of psychology and sociology; Jarod Bleibdrey, history and government instructor; Laura Yeck, English instructor; and Dr. Twila Johnson, dean of academics and professor of history on being selected for the spring 2015 Innovative Teaching Grant recipients.

The CBC/Bee County Historical Society Service Learning Project

Students enrolled in US History I and US History II during the spring 2015 semester will take part in a service learning project in a partnership between the CBC Social Sciences Division and the Bee County Historical Society. The students will put their classroom learning to practical use as they assist the historical society with organization, cataloging, and classification of artifacts. Approximately 40 students will participate as part of the service learning initiative. Faculty members Kelly Rea and Jarod Bleibdrey are leading this service learning project.

Accelerated Avenues to Student Success (English and History)

The proposed initiative would develop and pilot a form of competency based education called self-directed learning (SDL) that will help meet the needs of underserved, non-traditional students. The SDL courses will deliver high-quality learning experiences in an innovate format that will allow the student to progress at his or her own pace throughout the course. It will also challenge faculty to embrace new teaching formats and course schedules that adapt to the needs of underserved students. Laura Yeck will lead the English department initiative and Dr. Twila Johnson will lead the government initiative.

For more information on the CBC Foundation Innovative Teaching Grants, please contact the CBC Foundation Executive Director, Patricia Patel, at (361) 354-2447 or via email at foundation@coastalbend.edu.