GED, pre-GED classes offered in South Texas

Coastal Bend College Lott-Canada Facility provides free GED preparation courses for anyone interested in earning a high school equivalency diploma (GED). Classes are offered in reading, writing and mathematics to adults seeking to improve the basic skills necessary to function effectively in their personal and family lives, in the workplace, and in the community. Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 21 for the next quarter, which begins on Oct. 31. Orientation for this quarter will be held October 25-27.

Amy Salazar earns quarter-final honors in national contest

Coastal Bend College TRiO Upward Bound student Amy Salazar was recently named a quarter-finalist in the national 2011 TRiO Quest Award: DigiText competition. TRiO Quest, operated by the University of Washington, receives thousands of entries from across the country.

Leadership graduates team up to teach youth about careers

“We wanted youth to know that soft skills are important,” Scotty Draper said about the recent Tools for Tomorrow Youth Conference held in Beeville. More than 70 Coastal Bend College TRiO students from Beeville, George West, Odem, Sinton, Taft, Karnes City, Kenedy, Mathis, Odem, Pettus, Refugio, Runge, Skidmore, Taft and Three Rivers attended the daylong event.

Students complete GEDs with commencement ceremony

A ceremony was held at Coastal Bend College in Beeville in celebration of students who completed requirements this year for the General Education Diploma.

Coastal Bend College students earn academic honors

Coastal Bend College recognizes students for academic achievement during the Spring 2011 semester. Students named to the scholastic leadership roll, also called the “dean’s list,” completed 12 or more semester hours with passing grades in all courses and earned a semester grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.