TRiO Day set for Feb. 24 in Beeville

Coastal Bend College will celebrate TRiO Day on Feb. 24 in Beeville. TRiO Day is a nationwide annual celebration that recognizes the value of federally-funded TRiO Programs and the successes of their students. TRiO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to help students from low-income families where neither parent has graduated from college and/or first generation Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. The program also provides information on pre-college opportunities.

High school seniors: Don’t miss your chance to talk to college experts

Preparing for college can be an intimidating task, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Coastal Bend College Cougar Connections team will visit area high schools to work with students planning to graduate this year. Experts in financial aid, student services and college admissions will be available to answer general questions about getting ready for college and questions specific to CBC. For more information about Cougar Connections, please contact Amy Gonzales at (361) 354-2581 or gonzalesa@coastalbend.edu.

TRIO SSS grant renewed to provide opportunities for first-generation college students

Coastal Bend College officials were pleased to recently learn that its TRiO Student Support Services program for first-generation college students would be renewed for another five years. Funded under Federal Higher Education Act of 1965, TRiO provides funding for special outreach and academic support services for low-income students, most of whom are the first in their families to go to college. For more information about TRIO Student Support Services, call (361) 354-2718.

New college students can register early for fall classes

Coastal Bend College hosts Cougar Days for first time college students and those entering CBC with less than 12 semester hours completed. Cougar Days will take place on each campus and students may attend either event, regardless of where they plan to take classes in the fall.