CBC closed in observance of Memorial Day

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

In observance of Memorial Day, all Coastal Bend College (CBC) locations will be closed on Monday, May 29. The College will reopen for business at its regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 30.

Students should note that registration for the summer and fall sessions are being conducted at all CBC locations. Advisors are available Monday through Friday at all CBC locations to assist students one-on-one with the registration process. In addition, returning CBC students who are in good standing with the College have the opportunity to register for classes online via Campus Connect.

Financial aid is still available for students who qualify. In order to be considered for financial aid, students must submit a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) and utilize the College’s school code of 003546. The FAFSA application is available online 24/7 at www.fafsa.gov.

For more information regarding course offerings or the registration process, please visit www.coastalbend.edu.

Commencement ceremonies set for May 10 at Coastal Bend College

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC) will conduct two graduation ceremonies for 2017 graduates on Wednesday, May 10. The ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the CBC Beeville’s Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym), which is located at 3800 Charco Road. Graduates from the College’s Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton locations will take part in the annual commencement exercises.

The morning commencement ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. and will include graduates from the following programs: Associate of Science, Cosmetology, Dental Hygiene, Drafting & Design, Early Development and Education, Forensic Science, Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice and Oil and Gas Technology.

The afternoon commencement ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. and will include graduates from the following programs: Accounting, Associate of Arts, Automotive Technology, Computer Information Technology, Health Information Technology/Medical Records Coding, Machinist, Professional Business Technology, Nursing LVN, Nursing RN, Radiologic Technology and Welding Technology.

This year’s commencement address will be delivered by Mercedita “Mercy” Flynn. Flynn is a 1992 graduate of Bee County College’s Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program. In addition, she attained her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from New York Regents College while attending online courses and she also earned her license as a registered nurse. Additionally, she continued her education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner-C License.

For more information about CBC’s Commencement Ceremonies, please visit http://www.coastalbend.edu/graduation/.

CBC Alice and HALO-Flight to offer EMT Basic Training Course through partnership

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC), in partnership with HALO-Flight, is offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Training Course beginning Wednesday, July 5. The course is being offered at CBC’s Alice location, which is located at 704 Coyote Trail.

Classes for the EMT Basic Training Course is set to take place on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Students who are enrolled in the course will participate in 210 classroom hours, 24 hours of hospital clinical internship and at least 48 hours of observation time in an ambulance.

Prerequisites for entry into the course include a high school diploma/GED and a minimum age of 18 by the end of the course. A criminal background check will also be required of all students enrolled in the course. Additionally, a current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR is required prior to the student’s clinical internship.

Interested students who would like to enroll for the course may do so by contacting CBC’s Allied Health Coordinator Susie Gaitan at (361) 354-2549 or via email at mgaitan@coastalbend.edu.

CBC gets set to celebrate National Library Week

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is celebrating National Library Week this week at the Beeville, Alice and Kingsville locations. The celebrations will be filled with information as well as a variety of refreshments, while supplies last. The National Library Week festivities include:

  • CBC Beeville- Monday, April 10 at 11 a.m.
  • CBC Kingsville- Tuesday, April 11 at 9 a.m.
  • CBC Alice- Wednesday, April 12 at 2 p.m.

For more information about the National Library Week events at CBC, please feel free to contact CBC Director of Library Services Hong “Anna” Xu at (361) 354-2741 or via email at hxu@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Alice to host free community event on April 13

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Members from the community and surrounding areas are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Spring Fest event on Thursday, April 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Spring Fest is a free community appreciation event that will feature free games and activities for children of all ages.

A cake walk, ring toss and other interactive activities will be available for children to participate in at Spring Fest. A DJ will be available to keep the crowd entertained throughout the event. In addition, a mariachi performance and dance performance will also take place.

Community partners will be on hand to provide attendees with information regarding their services. The following community partners will be in attendance: Texas Workforce Commission, the Boys & Girls Club of Alice, CBC Nursing Department, Alice Police Department, CBC Welding Club, CBC Science Department, Community Action Corporation of South Texas, Jim Wells County Sherriff’s Department, Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, Alice Fire Department, Think Design, U. S. Army, O. S. A. R., C3 Car Club and CBC TRIO Talent Search.

Photos that are captured throughout the event can be viewed online, after the event, at www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege.  For more information about CBC Alice’s Spring Fest event, please contact Maria Ramirez at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3043 or via email at mramirez@coastalbend.edu.