CBC Pleasanton’s annual Cougar Day New Student Orientation beneficial for incoming students

Ashley White

Photo Cutline: Incoming freshman Ashley White received a $250 textbook scholarship from the Texas Book Company at CBC Pleasanton’s Cougar Day New Student Orientation on July 26.

Headline: CBC Pleasanton’s annual Cougar Day New Student Orientation beneficial for incoming students

Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Pleasanton site recently hosted a Cougar Day New Student Orientation event on July 26. The daylong event featured concurrent breakout sessions that covered topics such as CBC’s admissions/financial aid process, technology services, student services and student clubs/activities.

Cougar Day is a key component of the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which aims to increase student success and retention rates amongst first-time college students. Students who attend Cougar Day have a higher rate of success than those who did not attend according to data from the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Cougar Day New Student orientation event featured students from the surrounding areas including Jourdanton, Floresville, Devine, Poteet, Charlotte, Poth and Pleasanton. All attendees gained valuable information about the College and community organizations that are available throughout the Pleasanton area.

All students who were in attendance were entered into a drawing. The drawing featured gift cards to local businesses, CBC merchandise and a $250 textbook scholarship from the Texas Book Company. Ashley White won the drawing for the textbook scholarship. White is an incoming freshman from Pleasanton who will be studying liberal arts at CBC Pleasanton.

Prospective students who are interested in attending CBC in for the 2016-2017 academic year and missed Cougar Day are encouraged to attend CBC’s Cougar Night Evening Orientation events throughout the month of August. For more information, please visit www.coastalbend.edu or email enroll@coastalbend.edu.

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