CBC Powerlifting Muscles Up to Host 7th Annual Powerlifting Championships

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

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Members of the community and surrounding areas are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Seventh Annual CBC Cougar Powerlifting Championships on Saturday, April 22 at CBC Beeville. The powerlifting meet is sanctioned by USA Powerlifting (USAPL) and is slated to take place inside of the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center, which is located at 3800 Charco Road.

Meet participants will have the option of competing in the following: full powerlifting meet (squat, bench press and dead lift), bench press only meet, push/pull meet or deadlift only meet. Divisions for the powerlifting meet will be broken down into youth, teen, junior, open, collegiate, master and Special Olympics.

In order to participate in the powerlifting meet, prospective athletes must first purchase a USAPL membership card. USAPL membership cards range from $10-45 and may be purchased online at http://bit.ly/USAPLMembership. Registration for the CBC Cougar Powerlifting Competition is open and interested participants should visit http://bit.ly/USAPL17 to register. The registration fee for participants varies from $20-$55.

Questions regarding the Seventh Annual CBC Cougar Powerlifting Competition should be directed to CBC’s Cougar Powerlifting & Fitness Club Stength Coach Jack Young at (361) 354-2325 or via email at jwyoung@coastalbend.edu or Texas Strength Systems’ Wes Zunker at (210) 317-8245 or via email at wesz@texasstrengthsystems.com.

CBC TRIO Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs Host College Readiness Event

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

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Photo Cutline: Students from the TRIO UB, UB GOST and TS programs are provided with valuable information about the ACT by a representative from Cambridge Education Services.

The TRIO Talent Search (TS) and Upward Bound (UB) programs at the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville location recently hosted an ACT workshop for students in the programs. A representative from Cambridge Educational Services conducted the ACT workshop inside of the Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium for over 70 students.

Cambridge Educational Services partners with educators and programs like TS and UB to achieve educational advancement for all students. Cambridge Educational Services goals of the ACT workshop include: building college and career skills, raise test scores, enhance curriculum, and support instruction.

Students had the opportunity to answer ACT sample questions and review them with a Cambridge Educational Services Representative. The representative reviewed each question and provided students with real-time feedback and provided students with test taking tips that would translate well for any tests that the students might encounter.

The TRIO TS 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’s TRIO TS program currently serves students at the following high schools: A. C. Jones High School, George West High School, Karnes City High School, Kenedy High School, Mathis High School, Odem High School, Pettus High School, Refugio High School, Runge High School, Skidmore-Tynan High School, Taft High School and Three Rivers High School.

Additionally, UB and UB GOST (George West, Odem, Sinton and Taft) are college prep programs that are designed to assist high school students who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or first generation college students. As a part of a federally funded grant, participating in the UB programs comes at no cost to the student.

The TRIO UB program currently serves students in Beeville, Mathis, Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan. In addition, the TRIO UB GOST program currently serves students in George West, Odem, Sinton and Taft.

CBC Beeville’s TS, UB and UB GOST programs are filled with academic and enrichment courses, tutoring, educational field trips and volunteer opportunities. TS, UB and UB GOST advisors frequently make visits to each respective student’s high school to provide one-on-one advising services.

Prospective students who would like more information about CBC Beeville’s TRIO programs should contact the TRIO TS Office at (361) 354-2706 or the TRIO UB/UB GOST Office at (361) 354-2715. Additional information is also available online at www.coastalbend.edu/trio.

CBC Dental Hygiene Department to host Free Sealant Day on February 25

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By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Sub headline: Sealant Day to be hosted in honor of National Children’s Dental Month

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Dental Hygiene program is conducting a free sealant day in honor of National Children’s Health Month. Sealant Day will provide youth ages 6-17 with free sealants and dental exams. In addition, adults will also have the opportunity to participate in a free dental examination by CBC’s Dental Hygiene students and faculty.

Members of the community and surrounding areas are encouraged to participate in this free annual event. Sealant Day will take place on Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The free event will take place inside of the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Dental Technology Building at CBC Beeville’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is located at 3800 Charco Road.

A sign-in sheet will be provided the day of the event to ensure that all patients have an opportunity to be seen; no appointments will be accepted. All youth must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive services from the CBC Dental Hygiene Department.

Youth who require sealants, a preventative measure that acts as a barrier between the tooth and cavities, will receive them during their examination. The dental examinations that will be provided by CBC Dental Hygiene students will include: a review of the patient’s oral health history, a physical examination of the patient’s mouth and a referral for dental treatment, if necessary.

Individuals who will not be able to attend this free event are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the CBC Dental Hygiene program. The College’s Dental Hygiene program operates a clinic that conducts teeth cleanings for the general public on:

Monday & Wednesday

8:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

8:15 a.m.

Fees for the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic are: free for senior citizens (65 & older), military (active & retired) and CBC faculty & staff; $5 for CBC students with a valid student ID; and $10 for the general public. Additionally, multiple appointments, x-rays and sealants are available at no additional charge to patients after the first initial visit.

For more information about Sealant Day or to schedule an appointment with CBC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, please call (361) 354-2555.

Upward Bound Program At CBC Provides Students With Cultural Enrichment Activities

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Photo Cutline: CBC UB program participants wait in anticipation as they get ready to conquer the South Texas Maize in Hondo, Texas.

The Upward Bound (UB) program at Coastal Bend College provides students with the opportunity to attend a variety of cultural enrichment activities throughout Texas. Students in the UB program recently traveled to the South Texas Maize in Hondo, Texas for a night filled with fun activities as well as a team building exercise. This year’s corn maze honors the grocery store HEB and it is the second year that CBC’s UB program has visited the South Texas Maize.

Students who attended the trip learned where the corn from the South Texas Maize came from and they were able to experience all that the maze had to offer. The trip included: a tractor-drawn hay ride, pumpkin patch tour and a hands-on team building exercise.

The team building exercise took place when the students were inside of the maze. The maze is seven acres and generally takes 15-20 minutes to walk through. UB students were split up into small groups and were encouraged to work together in order to make it through the maze in a timely manner.

UB is a college prep programs that is designed to assist high school students who are from economically disadvantaged background and/or a first generation college student. As a part of a federally funded grant, participating in the UB programs comes at no cost to the student.

CBC’s UB programs provide students with the support that is necessary to pursue and complete a higher education. The programs also provide a number of services that will assist students in college readiness including academic/financial aid advising, educational field trips, tutoring, educational/cultural workshops, college admissions assistance, college entrance exam preparation, scholarship assistance and career exploration.

The UB program at CBC Beeville serves 85 students per academic year from the following high schools: Beeville, Mathis, Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan. High school freshmen and sophomores who are interested in participating in UB should be sure to fill out an application for the program as soon as possible. The UB application is currently available online at www.coastalbend.edu/ub.
For more information about CBC’s UB program, please contact CBC UB Project Director Cheryl Baird at 361-354-2716 or via email at cheryl@coastalbend.edu.

CBC’s TRI­­­O Upward Bound Program now accepting new students

Headline: CBC’s TRI­­­O Upward Bound Program now accepting new students

The TRIO Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound GOST (George West, Odem, Sinton and Taft) programs at the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville campus are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. UB and UB GOST are college prep programs that are designed to assist high school students who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or first generation college students. As a part of a federally funded grant, participating in the UB programs comes at no cost to the student.

CBC’s UB programs provide students with the support that is necessary to pursue and complete a higher education. The programs also provide a number of services that will assist students in college readiness including academic/financial aid advising, educational field trips, tutoring, educational/cultural workshops, college admissions assistance, college entrance exam preparation, scholarship assistance and career exploration.

The programs generally meet on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the CBC Beeville campus throughout the academic year (September through May). Saturdays are filled with academic enrichment courses, tutoring, educational field trips and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, UB’s academic advisors will also make frequent visits to each student’s respective school to provide one-on-one counseling guidance.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a six-week long stay at CBC Beeville’s Benton Hall dormitory. This summer component provides program participants with a glimpse into college life by living at the dorms and taking dual enrollment courses. During their stay, students have the opportunity to participate in cultural events and enrichment activities.

After the successful completion of high school, qualifying UB students enroll at CBC for their first semester of college. UB students receive tutoring services as well as advising from UB program advisors.

The UB program at CBC Beeville serves 85 students per academic year from the following high schools: Beeville, Mathis, Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan. CBC’s UB GOST program serves 50 students per academic year from the following high schools: George West, Odem, Sinton and Taft. Interested high school freshmen and sophomores should be sure to fill out an application for the program(s) as soon as possible. The UB application is currently available online at www.coastalbend.edu/ub.

For more information about CBC’s UB program, please contact CBC UB’s Project Director Cheryl Baird at 361-354-2716 or via email at cheryl@coastalbend.edu.