Students at CBC receive Barnhart Transfer Scholarship

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is pleased to announce four students from the Beeville campus received the Barnhart Transfer Scholarship thanks to the Joe Barnhart Foundation. The Joe Barnhart Foundation has been and continues to be supporter of the College’s programs as well as the students.

During the spring semester each year, the Barnhart Foundation conducts a scholarship competition for current CBC students who are planning on transferring to a four-year university. In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and have exemplified qualities pertaining to leadership as well as community service. Students are also required to write an essay and answer several questions pertaining to their career goals and character.

Student finalists are chosen from all of the applications received for a one-on-one in-person interview with the Joe Barnhart Foundation to determine which students will receive the scholarship(s). This year, the Joe Barnhart Foundation awarded each of the four finalists a $10,000 transfer scholarship.

Congratulations to Regan Willbanks who is transferring to New Mexico State University to major in electrical engineering; Kristina Kana who is transferring to Texas A&M- Kingsville to play basketball and major in education; Conor Lee who is transferring to St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas) to play soccer and major in business management; and Charlie Payne who is transferring to Missouri Valley College to play soccer and major in graphic design.

For more information about scholarship opportunities at CBC, please contact the CBC Financial Aid Office at (361) 354-2238 or visit

CBC Accepting Applications for $10,000 Joe Barnhart Foundation Scholarship


The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Financial Aid Office is proud to announce that they are currently accepting applications for the Joe Barnhart Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship is worth $10,000 and students will be able to utilize these funds when they transfer to a 4-year college and/or university.

Students who are interested in applying for the Joe Barnhart Foundation Scholarship should note the eligibility criteria:

  • Have attended CBC during the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater
  • Be a candidate for graduation from CBC with an AA, AS or AAS degree

Applications for the Joe Barnhart Foundation Scholarship are available in the College’s Financial Aid Office, which is located in the Cougar Center. All completed applications must be typed and contain a grade transcript. Applications and supporting documents are due to the CBC Financial Aid Office by 5 p.m. on January 27, 2017.

For more information about the Joe Barnhart Foundation Scholarship, please contact CBC’s Financial Aid Office at (361) 354-2238.

CBC Gets Set To Host ‘Declare Your Major’ Events At All Locations

Headline: CBC Gets Set To Host ‘Declare Your Major’ Events At All Locations

In order to better serve the student body, Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host a Declare Your Major event at all CBC locations to ensure that students are on the right track to fulfill their degree and/or certificate requirements. Students who attend this free event will have the opportunity to declare their major (if they have not already done so), vote to name the CBC Cougar, and vote to name the College’s Mobile Student Center. After students complete these three tasks, they will be awarded a commemorative t-shirt.

Current CBC students who would like to participate in the Declare Your Major event will have the opportunity to do so on the following days:

  • CBC Beeville Campus: Wednesday, November 16 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. or Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • CBC Alice Campus: Thursday, November 17 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. or Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • CBC Kingsville Campus: Wednesday, November 9 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. or Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • CBC Pleasanton Campus: Thursday, November 10 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. or Tuesday, November 8 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Information about the College’s Declare Your Major event are available by contacting the dedicated advisor and/or recruiter that is located at the Beeville, Alice, Kingsville or Pleasanton locations.

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.