CBC Men’s Soccer Game Recaps

Texas A&M University Club Team

Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) soccer team hosted Texas A&M University’s Club Team in a nonconference game on Saturday, October 3 at the CBC Soccer Field. The Cougars defeated Texas A&M’s Club Team 4-3.

Coming up next: The Cougars are 1-5 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV standings. CBC will travel to Jacksonville, TX on Friday, October 9. They are slated for a NJCAA Region XIV Conference game against Jacksonville Junior College at 6 p.m.

San Jacinto College- South

In a conference match up, the Coastal Bend College (CBC) soccer team hosted San Jacinto College-South on Saturday, October 17 at the CBC Soccer Field. The Cougars were unable to find the equalizer in the second half against San Jacinto College-South. CBC fell to the Coyotes, 2-1.

Coming up next: This loss brings the Cougars to a 1-7 overall record in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV play. CBC will be back in action at home for their last conference game on Saturday, October 24. The Cougars are set to face Laredo Community College in their last home game of the 2015 season at 4 p.m.

Laredo Community College

The Cougars traveled to Laredo, Texas to face the Laredo Community College (LCC) Palominos on Oct. 28. Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) soccer team defeated the Palominos 4-3 in a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 14 playoff game.

Coming up: The win against LCC has advanced the Cougars to the semifinal round. CBC will now face Tyler Junior College.

CBC Volleyball Game Recaps: Oct. 16-21

Wharton County Junior College

In a conference match up, Coastal Bend College’s volleyball team hosted Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) on Friday, October 16 in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium). The Cougars pushed the game to four sets, but they were unable to defeat WCJC. CBC fell to WCJC 14-25, 30-28, 17-25 and 16-25.

Up next: The Cougars will host Bill College in a conference match on Saturday, October 17. CBC is scheduled to take the court at 1 p.m.

Blinn College

The Coastal Bend College volleyball team hosted Blinn College in the S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium) on Saturday, October 17. Blinn College defeated the Cougars 19-25, 19-25 and 16-25.

Up next: CBC will host their last conference match up of the 2015 season on Wednesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. The Cougars will take on the Laredo Community College Palominos in the S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium).

Laredo Community College

In the last conference game of the season, the Coastal Bend College volleyball team fell to the Laredo Community College (LCC) Palominos on Oct. 21. The Cougars pushed the Palominos to five sets, but were unable to find consistency in their offense and defense. LCC defeated the Cougars 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 14-25 and 13-25.

Coming up next: The Cougars will travel to Dallas, Texas where they will face Brookhaven College at 10 a.m. and Seminole State College at 12 p.m.

CBC Beeville changes business hours to better serve students

Headline: CBC Beeville changes business hours to better serve students

In order to better serve students, the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville campus will change their hours of operation for select offices beginning Monday, October 12, 2015. The new business hours are: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for the business, financial aid, admissions, advising and testing offices. For more Information, please call (361) 354-2266 or visit www.coastalbend.edu.

93 CBC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

93 CBC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


Ninety-three Coastal Bend College (CBC) students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) for the fall 2015 semester. Nearly 50 CBC students from the College’s four locations participated in the induction ceremony held on October 1 at the CBC Beeville campus.

The students were honored with a traditional candle-lighting ceremony as family and friends gathered in support. PTK is endorsed by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society of two-year colleges. The organization recognizes academic excellence and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service. In order to be part of PTK, students must have above a 3.5 grade point average.

The fall 2015 inductees were:

Ana Acevedo, Leana Adams, Mikayla Adams, Michael Alfaro, Dustin Almaraz, Norma Balboa, Alfredo Benavidez, Benjamin Brewer, Haley Brynelsen, Amanda Burger, Courtney Cantu, Emily Carabajal, Mary Carter, Natalie Cash, Laura Castellanos, Jaime Catete, Connor Christie, Cameron Clark, Max Clarke, Alyssa Cleary, Joel Contreras, Rini Dangelewicz, Stephen De La Garza, Marilyn De La Torre, Amber De Pau, Margaret Downing, Zandra Emanuel, Mary Galindo, Erin Gallagher, Hector Garcia, Maricela Garcia, Samantha Garza, Savannah Garza, Melanie Gonzalez, Mary Gower, Christian Granado, Crystal Hargrove, Seth Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Kylee Henderson, Dual Herzog, Leslie Holick, Brittany Johnson, Samuel Kalu, Liana Laso, Benito Lazo, Melvin Listenbee, Isiah Longoria, Claryssa Luera, Tesla Martin, Melanie Martinez, Anyssa Medrano, Kaliana Meineke, Domonique Middleton, Tristian Moore, Maria Moreno, Diana Munselle, Patricia Myers, Alexis Navarrette, Monica Ostos, Brock Paris, Amit Patel, Elisa Perez, Joshua Perez, Minh-Chau Pham, April Pruneda, Mikayla Ramirez, Natalie Rivas, Brenda Robledo, Tyra Rodas, Sara Ruiz, Samantha Salazar, Christopher Salvador, Breanna Sanchez, Joshua Schwindt, Lorenzo Serna, Bailey Skinner, Rebecca Sonnenberg-Rogers, Jennifer Stewart, Lena Summers, Brenna Tipps, Monica Tompkins, Alexis Trevino, Eryka Vasquez, Adrian Vera, Vanessa Villa, Katarina Wilcox, Avery Wright, Walker Wright, and Robert Wyman.

Photos from the ceremony may be viewed at www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege.

CBC students study sociology and Spanish in Puerto Rico through immersive Summer Study Program

Headline: CBC students study sociology and Spanish in Puerto Rico through immersive Summer Study Program 

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From July 5-18, ten students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Summer Study Program. Students participated in a CBC faculty led immersion program in which they earned Spanish and sociology college credits. The program completed its fifth year and plans are underway to return in summer 2016.

Through a generous grant from the Joe Barnhart Foundation students were able to offset the cost of participating in the program. For many students, participation in this program would not have been possible without the aid from this grant. Students who participated in the program include current CBC students, dual enrollment students from Orange Grove High School and a transient student from Sam Houston State University (SHSU).

CBC Social Sciences Division Chair and Assistant Professor of Psychology/Sociology Kelly Rea, as well as CBC Spanish Instructor and Orange Grove ISD Spanish faculty member Anna Garza, led the Summer Study Program. These instructors accompanied the student group and supervised all program activities, assessed student progress on a daily basis, offered out of class assistance with coursework, administered the final exams and assigned the final course grade.

Students attended classes with CBC and Puerto Rican professors at the Institute for Second Language Acquisition (ISLA), lived with hospitable Puerto Rican families, participated in cultural excursions and activities to interesting sites across Puerto Rico and experienced life in a different environment.

The group visited many attractions during their two-week stay. Students completed assignments on their experiences and applied what they learned in the classroom to these experiences. Some of the experiences included: a tour of Viejo San Juan complete with a guided tour of the city; a visit to María de la Cruz Cavern and Piñones Lagoon in the northern city of Loiza; meeting famed artist Samuel Lind and touring his home and studio; recreational days at Isla Verde beach as well as many other popular beaches; ethnographic interviews at the local farmer’s market and Mall of the Americas; and kayaking in the bioluminescent bay in Fajardo.

A new experience for students this year was the opportunity to participate in a service-learning project. For this project students learned about the Waldorf curriculum and helped ready The W School for its opening on August 11, 2015. The Waldorf curriculum is an alternative to traditional education that emphasizes the holistic approach to student development and learning. It is widely accepted and used in Europe and making some movement in the United States. The W School is a pre-school owned and operated by ISLA Director Sacha Delgado.

Another first for students was experiencing water rationing. Due to recent low levels of rainfall many areas of Puerto Rico are facing water rationing. Though students were housed in homes equipped with cisterns, students still experienced first-hand what is feels like and means to have a water shortage. This was a great lesson and discussion topic on the need and methods of conserving natural resources.

For more information about CBC’s Summer Study Program, please contact CBC Social Sciences Division Chair and Assistant Professor Kelly Rea via phone (361) 354-2401 or via email mkdrea@coastalbend.edu.