CBC adds 14 Orange Grove High School students at College Signing Day event

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Seniors from Orange Grove High School (OGHS) recently participated in a College Signing Day event. The event was hosted on Friday, April 7 and was held in the cafeteria at OGHS.

Family, friends, Coastal Bend College (CBC) staff and OGHS were in attendance to recognize each students’ commitment to pursing a higher education. CBC Recruiter/Advisor Addison Smithwick and CBC Dual Enrollment Specialist Daniel Rea were in attendance to recognize OGHS seniors who will be pursuing a higher education at CBC this fall.

Students from OGHS who participated in College Signing Day and will be attending CBC in the fall include:

Christian Carter

Riley Cummings

Alina Delgado

Monica Esparza

Allison Gonzales

Eddie Gonzales

Hailey Happner

Joseph Heard

David Olivarez

April Porras

Esmeralda Quintana

Joshua Reyes

Cobe Romanos

Jenna Webb

Registration for the summer and fall is underway at all CBC locations. For more information about registration or the academic/workforce programs offered at CBC, please visit www.coastalbend.edu.

CBC Beeville hosts Cougar Night Orientation


Incoming freshman Brandon Bejarano from Beeville, left, chats with Coastal Bend College President Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza at Cougar Night Orientation held on August 11. Bejarano’s goal is to transfer to a university after completing his studies at CBC. Over 40 prospective students attended Cougar Night Orientation and learned about the variety of student success and support services available at the College. The evening orientation provided access to college events and services for students who work during the day or care for children/family. All CBC locations are open from Monday through Thursday, 7 am until 6 pm, and Friday from 8 am until 5 pm.

CBC Talent Search Grant Renewed for Five Years

CBC Talent Search Grant Renewed for Five Years

BEEVILLE & ALICE, TX—  The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Talent Search programs in Beeville and Alice each received a grant renewal for an additional five years. The total grant award each year is $322,080 and $295,679 for Beeville and Alice, respectively.

CBC’s Talent Search program in Beeville serves 671 at-risk high school students from 12 high schools in the following counties: Bee, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio and San Patricio.

In Alice, the Talent Search program serves 616 at-risk high school students from eight high schools in Brooks, Duval and Jim Wells counties.

The Talent Search program is designed to identify students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the academic potential to succeed in higher education and provides them with academic tutoring and advising; information on financial aid programs; assistance in completing financial aid applications; and support for applying for college.

CBC Beeville Talent Search Project Director Santos Jones, who worked alongside the grant renewal with CBC’s Executive Dean of Student Services Lupe Ganceres, expressed excitement about the happy news, “For 40 years the Talent Search program has played such a vital role in Bee County and the surrounding areas.  We provide middle school and high school students with the support and resources needed for them to be successful in their academic pursuits. We look forward to continuing our work with our communities to make high school graduation and a college degree a reality for all students.”

Both Talent Search programs in Beeville and Alice are currently accepting applications for entry into the program for the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information contact:

Information is also available online at www.coastalbend.edu/bets (Beeville) and www.coastalbend.edu/etsalice (Alice).

CBC Athletics gets set to host Jackson’s Triple Threat Basketball Camps

Headline: CBC Athletics gets set to host Jackson’s Triple Threat Basketball Camps

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Athletics program is hosting Derrick Jackson Triple Threat Basketball Camps on June 20-23 for athletes 7-12 years of age and June 27-30 for athletes 13-17 years of age. Each basketball camp will take place at CBC Beeville inside of the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym) from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Athletes wishing to participate in the basketball camp will have a $75 camp fee, which includes an official camp T-shirt and lunch. Payment for the basketball camp can be made at the CBC Business Office, which is located at 3800 Charco Road. Parents and/or guardians who would like their child to participate in one of the camps should email their campers’ name and age to cgodfrey2@coastalbend.edu. When emailing this information, please use “Basketball Camp” as the subject line. Additional information about the camps is also available by contacting CBC’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach Derrick Jackson at (361) 350-0154 or CBC’s Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Chris Godfrey at (347) 456-1127.

Fall 2016 Registration Dates announced for all CBC locations

Headline: Fall 2016 Registration Dates announced for all CBC locations

In order to better serve students, Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host fall 2016 registration events at all CBC locations. Students who attend a registration event will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor and/or student services staff. The priority registration dates for each CBC location are as follows:


Veteran’s Registration Day: June 22

Priority Registration Days: June 22-23

Registration Days: July 13-14

Cougar Day New Student Orientation: July 28

Cougar Night Orientation (Evening Orientation): August 11

Registration Days: August 15-19


Priority Registration Days: June 13-16

Registration Days: July 18-21

Veteran’s Registration Day: June 23

Cougar Day New Student Orientation: July 21

Registration Days: August 15-19

Cougar Day Night Orientation (Evening Registration): August 16


Veteran’s Registration Day: June 16

Priority Registration Days: June 20-21

Regular Registration Days: June 27-28

Registration Days: July 25-28

Cougar Day New Student Orientation: August 5

Cougar Night Orientation (Evening Registration): August 9


Veteran’s Registration Day: June 21

Priority Registration Days: June 22-23

Registration Days: July 20-21

Cougar Day New Student Orientation: July 26

Cougar Night Orientation (Evening Registration): August 3

Registration Days: August 15-19

Students who plan on attending CBC’s fall 2016 registration events are encouraged to bring their official high school transcript and/or college transcripts, placement testing scores, and documentation of a bacterial meningitis vaccination for students who are 21 years of age or younger. For more information about CBC’s registration events, please email enroll@coastalbend.edu.