CBC Alice gets set to host National Weather Service storm spotter training

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice is excited to announce the National Weather Service will be conducting two free courses on Tuesday, July 25 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for members of the community who would like to help keep an eye on the skies in South Texas.

The courses that will be conducted include a storm spotter class as well as a disaster home preparation class. Classes will include training sessions where individuals will learn to identify potential severe weather conditions and understand how to prepare their home to withstand the severe weather.

These classes are being provided by CBC’s Continuing Education Department and will be free of charge. Individuals who would like to attend the free classes should reserve their spot by contacting CBC Continuing Education Clerk Debbie Cadena at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3039 or via email at dcadena@coastalbend.edu.

CBC to host Bee Jamboree June 24

By Bernie Saenz, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

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BEEVILLE–Coastal Bend College as a Bee Campus USA along with the City of Beeville, a designated Bee City USA in conjunction with the Bee County Chamber of Commerce will host the Inaugural Bee Jamboree at Coastal Bend College on June 24, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Bee Jamboree, a free event, will feature:

  • Farmer Market
  • “Busy Bee” walking trail
  • Beekeeping presentation by Nick Ottensman
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Children Activities
  • Live Music

For information call (361) 358-4641 or (361) 358-3267

CBC Cosmetology program available for appointments throughout summer

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) cosmetology programs at the Beeville, Kingsville and Pleasanton locations are open for business. Community members are encouraged to call the salons nearest them to make an appointment with one of our talented cosmetology students.

Through the College’s salon, students are able to offer community members with a variety of services while gaining hands on cosmetology experience. Manicures, pedicures, men & women haircuts, and color are services that are available through the College’s salons.  Hours of operation for the cosmetology program salons are as follows:



10 a.m.-3 p.m.

(361) 354-2521



9 a.m.-3 p.m.

(361) 592-1625 ext. 4078


Tuesday & Wednesday

9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


9:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

(830) 569-4222 ext. 1214

For additional information about the College’s cosmetology program, please feel free to visit http://www.coastalbend.edu/cosmetology/.

CBC Baseball Showcase Evaluation Camp huge success

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Photo Cutline: Coaches from colleges and universities were on hand to evaluate local athletes in a series of baseball skills assessments. 

Coastal Bend College (CBC) Athletics recently hosted a showcase/evaluation camp for athletes throughout the surrounding areas. The camp provided prospective college athletes with the opportunity to showcase their skills to college/university coaches. Institutions that were represented at the camp include CBC, Wharton Junior College and Our Lady of the Lake University.

The 68 participants were led through drills and skill assessments throughout the day. As each athlete participated in the drills, they were assessed by a staff of current baseball coaches throughout the area.

CBC Baseball took advantage of the camp by offering local athletes a spot to play for the College this fall. Athletes who were offered a spot with the Cougars next fall include: Noel Vela (LHP), Christian Ramos (RHP), Jacob Guerrero (OF), William Pena (OF & C), Grayson Gough (RHP), Zach Patton (LHP), and Matt Woods (RHP).

For more information about the College’s baseball program, please contact CBC Baseball Head Coach Brian Bauerle at (361) 354-2352 or via email at bbauerle@coastalbend.edu.

Coastal Bend College Awarded $3.2 million for Upward Bound Program

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2017

Contact: Bernie Saenz, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, (361) 354-2258

BEEVILLE– Coastal Bend College’s Upward Bound program has been awarded $3,257,375 in the form of two TRIO program grants to help high school students prepare for and enter college. The grants total $651,475 per year for the next five years.

“Upward Bound has been at Coastal Bend College since 1975 and this funding will enable us to keep the tradition going for another five years.  Everything we do is for the kids. Every year is a new experience and we continue to think outside of the box for new innovative ways to service our students,” said Cheryl Baird, TRIO Upward Bound Project Director.

Upward Bound is a free, year-round college preparatory program for high school students. The goal of the program is to prepare low income, potential first generation college bound students for success in post-secondary education. Students attending a target school must qualify in order to be eligible for the Upward Bound program. Once selected, students remain in the program until their graduation from high school and completion of their first summer semester of college.

In order to receive assistance from Upward Bound, students must be: 

  1. Low income and/or potential first generation college (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree)
    2. At least 13 years old
    3. Entering the 9th or 10th grade of high school
    4. Be a student attending a target school
    5. Be a citizen, national, or a permanent resident of the U.S.

From September through May, students attend classes on select Saturdays. Instruction is offered in mathematics, laboratory science, English, reading, writing, speech, Spanish, and life management skills which include study skills, career awareness, and related topics.
During summertime starting in June, Upward Bound students attend a six-week summer program. Classes, cultural events, and field trips are held from Sunday evening through Thursday afternoon. The summer program offers instruction in mathematics, English, laboratory science, foreign language, life management skills, computer science and fine arts.
After graduating from high school, qualifying Upward Bound students enroll at Coastal Bend College for their first summer semester. Students are assisted with the admission and financial aid process, as well as their academic transition to college. In addition, tutoring, counseling, and various other services are offered. The Upward Bound bridge program provides tuition, housing, and supplies.

For more information on Upward Bound, please call (361) 354-2715 or visit coastalbend.edu/ub