CBC In Compliance With Kari’s Law

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) phone system will no longer require the user to dial a 9 to reach an outside line when dialing 911. All CBC locations are in compliance with Kari’s Law (Senate Bill 788), which was signed by Governor Abbott on May 15, 2015.

Kari’s Law was established after the murder of Kari Hunt in Marshall, Texas. Hunts’ nine-year-old daughter tried to dial 911 for help four times on the motel room phone, but the calls never went through. The calls did not reach dispatchers because the child was unaware that you must dial a 9 before being able to dial 911.

When utilizing CBC’s phone system for outside calls, you will still be required to dial a 9 to reach an outside line. If for any reason you must report an emergency while utilizing CBC’s phone system, please dial 911 directly to reach the proper authorities.

For more information about CBC’s phone system and the College’s compliance with Kari’s Law, please contact CBC Director of IT Services Amador Ramirez at (361) 354-2554 or via email at aramirez@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Instructor Honored With ‘Friend Of Technology’ Award


Photo Cutline: CBC Professional Business Technology Professor Juanita Dominguez (center) was recently awarded a Microsoft Surface and the “Friend of Technology” award. CBC Director of IT Services Amador Ramirez (left) and CBC President Beatriz T. Espinoza were also on hand for the award presentation.

Coastal Bend College (CBC) Professional Business Technology Professor Juanita Dominguez was honored with the inaugural ‘Friend of Technology’ award by the College’s IT Services Department. This award recognizes instructors and/or professors who go above and beyond in the field of technology.

In order to better serve students throughout the College’s Service area, Professor Dominguez provides students with a high quality course via video conferencing. She successfully video conferences with her distance learning classes daily and she strives to engage all of the students in her classes.

During the College’s Technology Week, Professor Dominguez connected via video conferencing to eight different sites. This is a current record in the College’s IT Services Department. For more information about CBC Distance Learning Courses, please contact CBC Director of Distance Learning Yolanda Abrigo at (361) 354-2506 or via email at ycharles@coastalbend.edu.

Radiologic Technology Program at CBC Gets Set To Host Information Session


The Radiologic Technology Program at Coastal Bend College (CBC) invites prospective students to attend an information session on Tuesday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. Students who are interested in enrolling into the College’s Radiologic Technology Program are highly encouraged to attend one of the information sessions. Information sessions will take place concurrently at the following CBC locations:

  • CBC Beeville- George F. Elam Building Room 111
  • CBC Alice- Room 204
  • CBC Kingsville- Room 120
  • CBC Pleasanton- Room 138

Additional information regarding CBC’s Radiologic Technology Program is available by visiting www.coastalbend.edu/radiology.

CBC Hosts Employer Panel Workshop For Current Students

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Coastal Bend College (CBC) recently hosted an Employer Workshop for current students. The workshop was held in the R. W. Dirks Student Services Building and featured representatives from local businesses.

Representatives who attended the workshop to speak with students included: Woodforest National Bank Branch Manager Henry Trevino; Woodforest National Bank Assistant Manager Crystal Thompson; Full Circle Village Owner/Manager Karen West; Full Circle Village Assistant Manager Valkena Wharton; Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Investigator Terry Burton; and Park-Breidenbach Properties Owner/Broker Debra Park.

The workshop spanned two hours and covered various topics that students will need to practice before searching for a job. Topics of discussion included: job interview preparations, interview question examples, occupation role/responsibility and mock interviews.

CBC prides itself in providing students with an excellent education and preparation for the next step in each student’s future. Educational and enrichment workshops are hosted for students throughout the academic year free of charge for current students. For more information, please contact Leslie McCaleb-Dillon at (361) 354-2246 or via email at lmccalebdillon1@coastalbend.edu.