Students to travel to Spain to study architecture, culture

Coastal Bend College students plan to travel to Salamanca, Spain this summer for intensive study in architecture or sociology from June 22 to July 5. Jack Young, Coastal Bend College Drafting and Design Instructor, will lead the group on an exploration of historical and contemporary Spanish architecture in public and private spaces. Kelly Rea will teach Essentials of Sociology with a special emphasis on Spanish culture to an accompanying group of students. including hotel stays, ground travel, international health insurance and tours. A valid passport is required for this trip. For more information, contact Jack Young at (361) 354-2325 or jwyoung@coastalbend.edu or Kelly Rea at (361) 354-2401 or mkdrea@coastalbend.edu.

A.C. Jones High School sophomore parents invited to dual credit info session

Coastal Bend College and A.C. Jones High School will host the annual Sophomore Class Passport Program on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Marecek Physical Fitness Center in Beeville. Dual credit students who are Bee County residents can take tuition-free college classes. Parents interested in learning about dual credit opportunities available for high schoolers are encouraged to attend and take part in a parent’s panel discussion. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jennifer Linney at (361) 354-2722 or jcoker@coastalbend.edu or call the high school counseling office.

Students can apply to CBC at ApplyTexas.org

Future Coastal Bend College students can now apply online at www.Applytexas.org. A single application can be submitted to most public Texas colleges and universities.

Uranium Energy Corp announces scholarships for Coastal Bend College students

Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) announced the creation of a new “Community Scholarship Program” in partnership with Coastal Bend College. The two-year educational program establishes a $20,000 fund for scholarships. Students in South Texas attending classes on any of Coastal Bend College’s four campuses in Alice, Beeville, Kingsville and Pleasanton are eligible to apply. For information on how to apply for the scholarship, contact CBC Financial Aid office at (361) 354-2237 or visit an advisor on any campus.

Coastal Bend College makes immediate changes to immunization policy in line with new state law

Beginning Spring 2012 semester, a new state law requires all students entering institutions of higher education to show evidence of receiving a bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster dose during the five year period prior to enrollment and not less than ten days before the first day of the semester. Entering students include transfer students from other colleges and returning or continuing students who have had a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester. For more information about immunization requirements, contact the Velma Elizalde, CBC Dean of Students Services at (361) 354-2301.