CBC Registered Nursing graduates honored at annual pinning and candle lighting ceremony

Headline: CBC Registered Nursing graduates honored at annual pinning and candle lighting ceremony

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Registered Nursing (RN) program recently hosted a pinning and candle lighting ceremony for graduates who successfully completed the program. Family, friends, and members of the community joined 14 graduates at the CBC Beeville campus for the annual ceremony.

The annual pinning and candle lighting ceremony is an annual ceremony that celebrates the success of the College’s RN graduates and symbolizes a rite of passage into the registered nursing profession. During the ceremony, each student received a pin and a small lamp. The pin serves as a reminder to assist those who are injured, sick or dying. The lamp that each graduate receives symbolizes a student’s intention to carry out Florence Nightingale’s, the founder of modern day nursing, dedication and compassion for the nursing profession forward. Each graduates lamp was lit as they recited the Florence Nightingale Nursing Pledge.

Students who were honored at the annual pinning and candle lighting ceremony include:

Lee Courtney

Andrea Garcia

Cody N. Garcia

Leila Gonzalez

Rebecca Heinaman

Patricia Isom

Peggy S. Kee

Amanda M. Perez

Felicita Ramirez

Angela Marie Romero

Janette Isabel Ruiz

Melissa Salaiz

Crystal Ann Schultz

Jessica Nicole Webb

For more information about CBC’s Nursing program offerings, please contact CBC’s Nursing Department at (361) 354-2768 or via email at mkrishan@coastalbend.edu. Additional information is also available online at www.coastalbend.edu/nursing.

Prospective students attend Cougar Night Orientation at CBC Alice

AL Cougar Nights 2016

The start of the fall 2016 semester at Coastal Bend College (CBC) is around the corner with classes beginning at the Alice site on Monday, August 22. CBC recently hosted a Cougar Night Orientation event on August 16 for students who work during the day or were unable to attend the College’s Cougar Day New Student Orientation. The evening orientation provided prospective students with information about a variety of student support services that are available while attending CBC. Prospective students who are interested in enrolling at CBC Alice should stop by 704 Coyote Trail to visit with an advisor. All CBC locations are open from Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Cougar Night Evening Orientation set for August 16 at CBC Alice

Headline: Cougar Night Evening Orientation set for August 16 at CBC Alice

Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice invites prospective students to attend a Cougar Night Evening Orientation event on Tuesday, August 16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The evening orientation event will take place inside of CBC Alice’s Student Success Center (SSC), which is located at 704 Coyote Trail.

Students who attend the evening registration event will gain valuable information regarding the services that are provided to students while attending CBC Alice. Faculty and staff from the College will cover the following topics at the orientation event: student services, tutoring, student life, study tips, Blackboard and student email.

Students are encouraged to complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA can be found online at www.fafsa.gov and students should use CBC’s school code number of 003546 to ensure the College receives their application.

For more information about CBC Beeville’s Cougar Night Evening Orientation event, please email enroll@coastalbend.edu.

Media Advisory: Cougar Day New Student Orientation set for August 5 at CBC Kingsville

Media Advisory: Cougar Day New Student Orientation set for August 5 at CBC Kingsville

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Kingsville site is hosting a Cougar Day for students who are planning on attending CBC in the fall 2016 semester. Cougar Day is a fun, informative event where students have the opportunity to learn information that will be beneficial in their first year of college.


CBC Kingsville’s Cougar Day New Student Orientation


Friday, August 5

8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.


CBC Kingsville Site

1814 S. Brahma Boulevard

Kingsville, Texas 78363


CBC President Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza; CBC Executive Dean of Student Services Lupe Ganceres; Prospective students from the surrounding area


8:30 a.m.: Attendee welcome presented by Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza

9:10 a.m.: Concurrent information sessions are scheduled to take place

12:35 p.m.: Guest speaker(s) presentation on “Academic Integrity”


Monica Cruz, Director of Marketing & Public Relations

(361) 354-2258



Coastal Bend College (CBC), formerly known as Bee County College (BCC), is a public two-year institution of higher education that was founded in 1965.  There are currently four CBC locations in South Texas: Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton. CBC offers both academic and workforce pathways for students and is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS).

CBC announces extended registration hours

Headline: CBC announces extended registration hours

In order to better serve prospective and returning students, Coastal Bend College (CBC) will extend the College’s hours of operation August 15-19 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The following CBC offices will be available during these extended registration hours: admissions office, financial aid office, business office and advising. For more information about registering for the fall 2016 semester at CBC, please email enroll@coastalbend.edu.