Weight room at CBC Beeville receives mural

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Photo Cutline: Conor Lee (from left), Jayne Duryea and Samantha Silva pose in front of the cougar mural that they created for the College.  

Each college student who attends Coastal Bend College (CBC) wishes to leave their “mark” on the College. CBC art students Conor Lee and Samantha Silva were no different. The students wanted to leave a lasting token of their appreciation for the College who has so graciously provided them with an opportunity to pursue a higher education.

The students, with assistance from CBC Art Professor Jayne Duryea, planned and created the mural over the course of the spring 2017 semester. The mural was completed on Thursday, May 4 and is now on display inside one of the weight rooms located at CBC Beeville’s Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym).

For more information about the College’s art program, please contact CBC Art Professor Jayne Duryea at (361) 354-2322 or via email at duryeaj@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 Partners with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend to Host Free Career Fair

Contact: Bernie Saenz, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, (361) 354-2258

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ALICE–Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice, in partnership with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is hosting a CBC Career Fair on Thursday, April 27. This event is free and begins and 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. The career fair is open to the public

For more information, please call (361) 664-2981

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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 Kingsville Partners with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend to Host Free Career Fair

Contact: Bernie Saenz, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, (361) 354-2258

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KINGSVILLE–Coastal Bend College (CBC) Kingsville, in partnership with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is hosting a CBC Career Fair on Tuesday, April 25. This event is free and begins and 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. The career fair is open to the public

For more information, please call (361) 592-1615, ext. 4036.

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