CBC Radiologic Technology Program to host Information Session

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

The Radiologic Technology Program at Coastal Bend College (CBC) invites prospective students to attend an information session on Tuesday, April 4 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.

Coastal Bend College earns 2017 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

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Coastal Bend College (CBC) was recently named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list by Victory Media, the media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The Military Friendly Schools ® list honors colleges, universities and trade schools throughout the country who are embracing America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as they pursue a higher education.

The 2017 Military Friendly Schools ® list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of over 1,700 schools nationwide. Results from the survey were independently tested based upon the criteria, weightings and ratings methodology that were established by Victory Media. Final ratings for the Military Friendly Schools ® list were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores and the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for: student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for veteran students and all students.

As a member of the Military Friendly Schools ® list since 2014, CBC is committed to ensuring that veterans and their dependents are provided with a smooth transition and support as they embark on their journey of obtaining a higher education. CBC offers a myriad of services that help veterans and their dependents understand and utilize their educational benefits.

The College established a Student Life and Veteran’s Center in 2015. This center features a study area, computers and a lounge. The quiet, relaxing space is available to all veterans and their dependents while they are attending CBC. In addition, all CBC locations periodically host registration days that are dedicated to veterans and their dependents. CBC hosts these registration days, so that veterans are aware of their educational benefits.

“The Office of Veterans Affairs is extremely proud to receive the Military Friendly Schools ® designation,” CBC Veterans Affairs Specialist Rosie Saenz said. “The College strives to honor all of our veterans and their dependents. We will continue to explore new avenues to continuously meet the needs of our military and veteran community.”

Information about CBC’s commitment to supporting military students, veteran benefits, programs and scholarships are available online at www.coastalbend.edu/veteransaffairs. Additional information is also available by contacting CBC Veterans Affairs Specialist Rosie Saenz via email at rsaenz@coastalbend.edu or at (361) 354-2421.

CBC’s Nursing Program announces TEAS testing dates

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

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Sub headline: Deadline for TEAS Exam Quickly Approaching 

Prospective students who are interested in pursuing a licensed vocational nursing (LVN) degree and/or a registered nursing (RN) degree at Coastal Bend College (CBC) must take the required Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) before they are considered for either program.

The TEAS exam is a multiple-choice assessment compiled of objectives that nursing and allied health educators utilize to gauge a student’s academic preparedness. Each examination is comprised of various subjects including reading, math, science, English and language usage.

CBC’s Beeville, Alice, Pleasanton and Kingsville locations will administer the TEAS exam on an appointment basis. Appointment times are available beginning Tuesday, January 24 and ending Friday, February 10. In order to reserve a seat on exam day, students will need to contact their respective CBC location via email or phone and provide their name, phone number, email address and the date that they would like to take the exam.

On exam day, students should make arrangements to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled exam time. Students will also need a picture ID as well as a debit, credit or pre-paid card to pay the $55 exam fee. In addition, a student has the opportunity to take the TEAS exam three times, but the student must pay each time.

Additional information about the TEAS exam is available by visiting www.coastalbend.edu/nursing. Students who would like to schedule an appointment should contact one of the following CBC Nursing program representatives:

CBC Beeville, Mona Krishan

Phone: (361) 354-2768

Email: mkrishan@coastalbend.edu

CBC Alice, Lucy Morales

Phone: (361) 664-2981 ext. 3031

Email: mkrishan@coastalbend.edu

CBC Kingsville, Jamie Bowers

Phone: (361) 592-1615 ext. 4095

Email: jbowers@coastalbend.edu

CBC Pleasanton, Liz Myers

Phone: (830) 569-4222 ext. 1208

Email: emyers2@coastalbend.edu

CBC Alice Closed Due To Power Outage

By: Sera F. Quiroga, CBC Communications Staff Writer

This page will be updated if anything changes. Please stay tuned to this post and the College’s social media pages for updates, if needed.

Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice will be closed on Wednesday, January 11. The College will reopen for business and classes will resume on Thursday, January 12. For more information, please visit www.coastalbend.edu. Updates will also be posted to the College’s social media channels including Facebook (www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege) and Twitter (@CBCFuture).

CBC Closed In Observance Of Martin Luther King Holiday

By: Sera F. Quiroga, CBC Communications Staff Writer

All Coastal Bend College locations will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. The College is scheduled to reopen for business on Tuesday, January 17 during normal business hours.

Students should note that the last day to apply for the College’s May graduation ceremony is Monday, February 13. Graduation information and the application for graduation is available online at www.coastalbend.edu/steps_of_graduation/.

Applications for graduation are also available in the business office, financial aid office, admissions office, student success center and the front office of all CBC locations. For more information about CBC’s graduation application, please contact CBC’s Admissions Office at (361) 354-2245.