CBC Kingsville to Conduct OSHA 10 Training


By: Bernie Saenz, Director of Marketing & Public Relations

KINGSVILLE–Coastal Bend College (CBC) Kingsville, will conduct an OSHA 10 Training from July 31 to August 1, 2017. The training will take place in Room 132. Class will begin at 12 noon and end at 5:00 p.m. each day.

This course is intended to provide entry level construction workers with a general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health topics which a worker may encounter on their job site. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. Upon successful completion, participants will receive an OSHA 10 certificate of completion. The cost of the course is $75.00

For more information or to register for this class, please contact Noemi Aguilar, Assistant Dean of Technical Instruction at (361) 354-2306 or via email at aguilar@coastalbend.edu




CBC to Host Volleyball Camps July 24-29

By: Bernie Saenz, Director of Marketing & Public Relations

BEEVILLE–The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Volleyball program is hosting volleyball camps this summer from July 24-29. The camps will be hosted at CBC Beeville’s Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym).

All sessions will be led by CBC Head Coach Paul Cantrell and Assistant Coach Macy Olness, who have over 30-years coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, NJCAA, USAV and High School levels.

CBC Camp Dates

  • July 24 & 25 Advanced Positional Camp – Cost $60 (Includes T-Shirt & lunch)
  • July 26 Setter / Hitter Clinic – $40 
  • July 27-29 “Rust Buster” All–Skills Camp – $100 (Includes T-Shirt & lunch)

Get that “Big School” Camp Experience Right here in Beeville!

Visit http://www.coastalbend.edu/volleyball to register or for more information call (361) 354-2721


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

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


CBC Alice Partners with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend to Host Free Career Fair

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


ALICE–Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice, in partnership with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is hosting a CBC Career Fair on Thursday, April 27. This event is free and begins and 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. The career fair is open to the public

For more information, please call (361) 664-2981