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CBC Forum September/October 2010

Coastal Bend College

Volume 5, Number 1

CBC gets $45,000 grant from state comptroller

Page 5 Dr. Bruce Exstrom Dean of Instructional Services

High school students get ready for college with Cougar Connections

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HALO demo in Alice

Meet the new soccer, volleyball coaches

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Arreazola, Page 7 Clee-Charlton, Page 11

Sports, arts, performance schedules in this issue


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Info sessions about radiologic technology

Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct.11 – Nov. 9, 6 p.m. to 8

Coastal Bend College will hold information sessions this month

p.m. Sign up at CBC Lott Canada Facility at 900 W. Corpus Christi

on all campuses about our Radiologic Technology Program. Find

Street, Hwy 59 West, in Beeville, or call (361) 362-2633.

out about how a career in radiography fits into your future. It is strongly recommended that all individuals interested in the program attend one of these information sessions: Kingsville Campus: October 18 at 3 p.m.; Alice Campus: October 19 at 3 p.m.; Pleasanton Campus: October 25 at 3 p.m.; Beeville Campus: October 26 at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Tim Skaife at (361) 354-2573 or skaifet@coastalbend. edu.

Motorcycle safety course in Beeville Learn basic motorcycle safety Oct. 29-31 at Coastal Bend College in Beeville. Class participants must hold a Texas driver’s license or, if under 18, have completed the class portion of Driver’s Ed; must wear protective gear and must be able to read and speak English. Helmets and motorcycles are provided. Those who successfully complete the weekend course will be ready to apply for state licensing. Classes are Friday, 6-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sign up at CBC Lott Canada Facility at

Need a tour of Coastal Bend College?

900 W. Corpus Christi Street, Hwy 59 West, in Beeville, or call (361)

Coastal Bend College Ambassadors will be on hand for scheduled

362-2633.

college tours on Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Reserve a private or small group tour online at www.coastalbend.edu. Tours on other dates can be arranged. For more information or to schedule a campus tour, contact Jennifer C. Linney in the Counseling Department at (361) 354-2722.

Child care slots open in Beeville Coastal Bend College Child Development Center is accepting applications for children 18 months to 5 years of age. The CDC is located on Charco Road in Beeville. For more information, call Ta-ah Treadwell at (361) 358-0421.

Scholarship alert for students with disabilities AAHDs scholarship program supports students with disabilities in higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in public health,

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health promotion or disability studies, including disability policy and disability research. Scholarships are limited to under $1,000. Application deadline is November 15, 2010.

Be a nurse Coastal Bend College -- Pleasanton Campus launches an RN program. Classes for the generic RN program to earn an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing start in January 2011. Admission to the program is limited. To be considered for admission, please sign up to take the TEAS test anytime through Nov. 7, and sign up for pre-requisite classes this fall in preparation for the program. For more information and to sign up for the exam, please contact Sharon Mayberry at (830) 569-4222 Ext. 1232 or Mayberry@ coastalbend.edu.

Dance classes in Beeville Middle Eastern (Belly) Dance, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct 26 – Nov 11. Sign up at CBC Lott Canada Facility at 900 W. Corpus Christi Street, Hwy 59 West, in Beeville, or call (361)

Tai Chi in Beeville

362-2633.

Learn Tai Chi as part of the Lifestyle Changes for Wellness series.

CBC Forum is a publication of Coastal Bend College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 3800 Charco Road, Beeville, Texas. View this and previous issues online at www.coastalbend.edu. Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. For more information about Coastal Bend College, visit the website

Coastal Bend College at www.coastalbend.edu or call toll free (866) 722-2838.


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Coastal Bend College hires dean to complete executive structure “The face of higher education is changing around the country,” said Dr. Bruce Exstrom, Coastal Bend College Dean of Instructional Services. “Students are coming to expect access to education seven days a week, 24-hours a day.” Exstrom is chief academic officer for the college. He came to CBC with the experience of working in a multi-campus district in a rural area. His short term goals in his new role are to look at the courses offered at Coastal Bend College and assess how well they address the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students; understand the different cultures of the college and bring them all together synergistically; and examine how the college’s programs meet the demands of local industry. He looks at students with an eye for what education will look like in five years. Students have higher expectations for learning environments and technologies, according to Exstrom. Continuing to serve

students will mean keeping the future in focus. More hybrid and internet courses are on the horizon for Coastal Bend College. More options for nontraditional students can be expected in coming semesters. Student retention and completion are also high target goals for the new dean. “Community college students face a myriad of challenges. Even Coastal Bend College can be daunting so we have to assist with the initial enrollment and advising steps for students because it’s tough,” Exstrom said. He’s got some personal experience in that area. As a college freshman, Exstrom recalls being left to his own wits upon arriving at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb., decades ago. “I was a first-generation college student,” he explained. Neither of his parents attended college. Exstrom earned an Associate of Arts Degree at Northeast. He then went on to the University of

Nebraska to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Finance; a Master of Arts Degree in Adult and Continuing Education; and a Ph.D. in Higher Ed Leadership. He has completed post-doctoral study in leadership in education at Harvard University. He has been as a business and accounting faculty member and worked as chair in assessment for six years at Southeast Community College in Nebraska. Exstrom came to CBC from Allegany College of Maryland, where he served as vice president of instruction and, later, appointed president of the college as he lead the college in transition from the former executive leadership to build a new team of leaders. Exstrom’s wife, Dennise, is a longtime registered nurse and nursing faculty member at Allegany College of Maryland. The couple has four adult children: sons, Sean and Caleb, and daughters, Jada and Jennifer.


CBC Forum “I look forward to working closely with faculty and staff on many initiatives,” he said. Exstrom overseas academic and workforce instruction, learning resources, and prison programs. He is the last dean to come aboard during a time of new structure at CBC. Velma Elizalde, Ruth Cude, and Glynis Holm Strause round out the executive management team. Elizalde, director of student services since 2005, was promoted to CBC Dean of Student Services a year ago. The Mathis Elizalde native is a Coastal Bend College graduate and holds a bachelors degree from Texas A&M University -Kingsville and a Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. She overseas admissions, athletics, counseling services, financial aid, housing, student life and TRiO programs. Cude served as business manager before being promoted to Dean of Administrative Services. Cude is a graduate of Kansas State University. She earned a Master of Accountancy

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Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a licensed certified accountant. She came to Coastal Bend College in 2008 from El Paso Community College. Cude overseas bookstore operations, business services, computer and network services, telephone and mail services, maintenance and personnel. Glynis Holm Strause, Dean of Institutional Advancement, is a longtime CBC employee. She began with college as a faculty member and continues today as an adjunct speech instructor. Strause, a George West High School graduate, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech, Theatre, English and Secondary Strause Education from Howard Payne University in Brownwood. She earned a Masters Degree in College Teaching from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and has earned post-graduate credit in education and human resource development from Texas A&M University. She overseas continuing education, adult basic education, foundation services, grants and public relations.

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Acrylic

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Paraffin Wax

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Texas Comptroller awards $388,000 in equipment grants to community colleges $45,000 goes to Coastal Bend College for cyber security specialization Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will award nine community colleges across the state more than $388,000 in grant funds to help finance equipment purchases

certification to generally boost performance measures for the entire program.” Coastal Bend College also received $149,700 in round

for new career and technical education programs that

two of the Job Building Fund grants for its aviation

support fast-growing industries. The grant money from

maintenance program.

the Job Building Fund helps Texans attain technical training for careers in high-demand occupations. “I look forward to seeing how this final round

Schools that receive Job Building Fund grants must provide matching funds in the form of cash, equipment, materials, supplies and/or personnel costs.

of Job Building Fund grants will strengthen vital

The Comptroller’s office selected grant recipients based

educational programs across the state,” Combs said.

on each project’s potential economic return to the state

“The types of in-demand programs receiving funds

and on endeavors that involve dual-credit programs

often face increasing enrollment, creating strains

The nine following community colleges will receive a total of $388,067 in funding:

for institutions that these

College

Related Training Program

Amount

Alamo Community College (San Antonio)

Manufacturing Technician

$33,605

final round of awards from

Austin Community College (Austin)

Biology/Biotechnology Lab Technician

$42,450

the $10 million Job Building

Coastal Bend College (Beeville)

Computer Systems Networking and

grants will help alleviate.” This is the fourth and

Fund grant program created

Telecommunications

$45,000

by the 2009 Legislature.

Galveston College (Galveston)

Industrial Technician

$44,985

Combs previously awarded

McLennan Community College (Waco)

Associates Degree Nursing

$45,000

approximately $3.84 million

North Central Texas College (Gainesville)

Engineering Technician

$44,373

to 22 colleges in June 2010;

Texarkana College (Texarkana)

Associates Degree Nursing

$43,400

$3.51 million to 17 colleges

Texas State Technical College -- Harlingen

Associates Degree Welding Technician

$45,000

in March 2010; and $2.26

Tyler Junior College

Associates Degree Nursing

$44,254

million to 13 schools in December 2009. “These programs prepare Texans for high-paying,

with local high schools or cooperative arrangements with other colleges. Priority was given to projects that

in-demand jobs that are vital to the state’s economy,”

target high-demand occupations and new or emerging

Combs said. “Students are able to augment their

industries.

earning potential, and communities benefit from a better-trained work force.” According to Dr. Thomas Baynum, president of

The Job Building Fund is a component of the Comptroller’s $25 million Every Chance Funds program. The program also includes the $5 million

Coastal Bend College, the JET grant will help the college

Career and Technical Scholarship Fund, which

purchase equipment necessary to offer a new level of

allocates money for approved training programs

certification in computer information technology.

for high-demand occupations, and the $10 million

“The new level of certification will allow students to

Launchpad Fund, which supports and expands existing

specialize in networking and cyber security as well as

nonprofit programs with a proven track record of good

giving our students another avenue into an in-demand

performance. For more information about Every Chance

work force,” Baynum said. “W we also expect the new

Funds, visit www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funds.


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CBC ALICE CAMPUS

Dr. Candia looks forward to growth in programs, students Coastal Bend College opened its doors this semester to a new campus director. Dr. Patricia Candia, a longtime college administrator, joined CBC in time to greet approximately 980 students on the Alice campus. “We are getting close to growing out of our facility,” Candia explained. The increase in enrollment is immediately evident on campus. There is also a noticeable growth in the surrounding areas. Students from Benavidez, Ben Bolt and Falfurrias are attending Coastal Bend College in greater numbers. Orange Grove students have more than doubled since 2008. Candia came in during a period of growth for the overall

http://www.coastalbend.edu/Occu/BusTech/aramirez/bcc_commercial1993.htm

YOU

ASKED FOR IT

In the early 1990s, Coastal Bend College, then Bee County College, ran a series of local television commercials with an unforgettable jingle. Amador Ramirez, a graduate and new faculty member, was featured in several spots like this one. Click here to watch: http://www.coastalbend.edu/Occu/BusTech/ aramirez/bcc_commercial1993.htm

College from San Antonio’s St. Philip’s College where she spent more than 20 years. She attended St. Philip’s College as a student and returned as an employee. She was Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Interim President, then Vice President of Student Affairs. “Program development is very important to Dr. Candia,” CBC President Dr. Thomas Dr. Patricia Candia Baynum said. “She has a proven record of success. Her college district – almost 1,000 commitment to the students and more students than enrolled community served by St. Philip’s in 2008 – and wants to keep that upward movement going. College was highly regarded and she is greatly respected. I am She is focused on expanding confident that Dr. Candia brings and increasing health service to Coastal Bend College and programs in response to regional demands for industry the Alice community the same commitment and the benefit of professionals. her years of experience.” “In today’s society, you Candia is married to Abel need more than a high school Candia who teaches Anatomy diploma to be successful,” and Physiology at St. Philip’s Candia said. “Community college is the best place to start College. They have two children. Rhiannon Walsh is married to whether you are looking to learn a skill, getting ready for a Sean and works in San Antonio schools as a behavior specialist. university degree or returning Geoffrey Candia, a recent as an educator.” Candia earned a Bachelors culinary arts graduate from St. Philip’s College and a current of Business Administration Coastal Bend College student, degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, followed works at The Palm, an upscale by a Masters of Education from restaurant in San Antonio. Also new to Coastal the University of the Incarnate Bend College – Alice Campus Word in San Antonio. Her doctorate degree is from Texas are faculty members Megan Capeheart, early education; Jiri A&M University in College “George” Kucera, math; and Station. Emmanuel Alvarado, Spanish. She joined Coastal Bend


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Soccer coach looks forward to team building

“We are working on building a solid athletic program,” Coastal Bend College Men’s Soccer Coach Mike Arreazola said of his all-freshman soccer team. In his first season at CBC, Arreazola brings over 10 years of coaching to the young team. He is working on rotating players to find the best fit for the group. The soccer team has already demonstrated skill and cohesion on the field during two successful scrimmages. “I’d rather have 11 solid players than one stand-out,” Coach Arreazola explained, noting that he has a great selection of athletes who each bring a unique skill set to the field. “I can already see in their faces that they are working well together.” CBC soccer lineup includes: Defenders: Robert Elizalde of Beeville; Andrew Linsalata, Todd Drennan and Zachary Hammons, all of Montgomery, Texas; Alex Pineda of Houston; Justin Muack of George

West; Midfielders: Matthew Gurrero and Jair DeLaGarza of Beeville; Juan Sanchez, Daniel Lopez and Aaron Lopez of Corpus Christi; Gabriel Cerda of Runge; Mario Rodriguez of El Campo; Deyvi Hurtado of Katy; Forwards: Estevan Ramirez of Corpus Christi; Monzelle White of Houston; Kris Mireles of El Campo; Jhostan Pardon of Refugio; Goalies: Arturo Martinez of Beeville; and Kyle Jackson of Corpus Christi.

“I’d rather have 11 solid players than one stand-out.” -- Mike Arreazola Coach Arreazola is a longtime soccer player has more than four decades of field experience. He was named All-American Soccer Player during high school and led Sunset High School in Dallas to several district championships, including play-offs all four years.


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Arreazola earned a fouryear scholarship to play soccer for Southern Methodist University in Dallas, a Division I competitor. He graduated from SMU with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. He has contined to play club and league soccer. Some of the challenges facing the program are persistent travel and no home field. This is a financial burden for the team and makes it difficult for local fans to enjoy the games and show support for the team. “We have yet to build a soccer field here in Beeville,” Arreazola said, “But we are working on it.” Currently, CBC athletes use the field at San Jacinto College – South as the home soccer field. This means that every game, even the home games, require travel. College officials have already designated a spot on campus Click here to check on Region 14 stats. http://www.njcaa.org/colleges_college_sport.cfm?collegeId=1772&sid=17&slid=9

to accommodate a new field and plan to break ground in the coming months. Another challenge for the coach is recruiting. Arreazola said there is a wealth of talent locally, but the draw of larger colleges and universities that offer bigger scholarships diminishes the pool. Arreazola will spend a year recruiting players for the 2011 team, beginning shortly after the current season. “This is a period of transition for us. This season is about amalgamating styles into a functioning, successful team,” Arreazola said. Coastal Bend College plays soccer in National Junior College Athletic Association Region 14 in a division shared by Lon Morris College (Jacksonville), Northeast Texas Community College (Mt. Pleasant) San Jacinto College-South (San Jacinto) and Tyler Junior College (Tyler).

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Aaron Lopez, Midfielder

Kristopher Mireles, Forward

Coastal Bend College 2010 Soccer Schedule SEPTEMBER Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Sept. 26

Northeast Texas Community College Lon Morris College Ranger College Hill College San Jacinto College -- South Campus Tyler Junior College

5pm 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m.

San Jacinto San Jacinto Ranger Hillsboro Tyler Tyler

6 p.m. 11 a.m. 5 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

San Jacinto San Jacinto Jacksonville Mt. Pleasant San Jacinto San Jacinto

OCTOBER Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 17

Cisco College West Texas Lon Morris College Northeast Texas Community College Tyler Junior College San Jacinto College -- South Campus

Head Soccer Coach Mike Arreazola Athletic Coordinator: Estevan Vasquez Dean of Student Services: Velma Elizalde President: Dr. Thomas Baynum

Kyle Jackson, Goalie


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Gabriel Cerda, Midfielder

Daniel Lopez, Midfielder

Mario Rodriguez, Midfielder

Monzelle White, Forward

Estevan Ramirez, Forward

Jhostan Padron, Forward

Arturo Martinez, Goalie

Zachary Hammons, Defender

Andrew Linsalata, Defender


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Justin Mauck, Defender

Roberto Elizalde, Defender

Deyvi Hurtado, Midfielder

Carissa Elizalde, Team Manager

Alex Pineda, Defender

Matthew Guerrero, Midfielderdfs

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Juan Sanchez III, Midfielder

Jair De La Garza, Midfielder


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Getting to know your professors can help you make the grade By Alex Smith Sinclair College College is always an apprehensive time for students. All of the anxiety of leaving the comfort of high school, where you have spent the last four years becoming a senior, to stepping onto a new campus as a freshman for the second time. One of the biggest challenges incoming freshmen face is not knowing what to expect in the classroom. Many students are coming from the typical eight-period day, where their classes don’t last but 40 to 50 minutes. College classes could last anywhere from 40 minutes to three hours depending on how many credit hours the course is worth and

school to educate. The majority of college instructors

how often the class meets throughout the week.

have no problem helping students if they’re simply

Professors may take up the allotted time for class, or

show that they care and are making an effort in

they may get to a point halfway through class where

class. In contrast to high school, they’re not usually

they feel like it’s a good time to stop and discuss

able to be as available as most high school teachers

other things or simply call it a day. The bottom line

because they can have multiple classes around a

is that the professor controls the direction of the

college campus at various times throughout the

class.

week. This is where the professors’ office hours

Professors are there to teach their subject and impart to you their wisdom and expertise on

come into play. All this newfound responsibility is no reason

that subject. That being said, they also get paid

to get discouraged and stressed out over the new

regardless of your attendance. They’re not there to

environment. Just remember the reason for all of

police you if you don’t come to class, and they’re

this new responsibility works hand in hand with all

not going to call your parents to ask questions, like

the newly found freedoms of college life.

in high school when your lunch period somehow

College is just one more step in life toward the

turned into two lunch periods. Typically, college

fast-paced real world. If you know what to expect

professors expect to educate adults, and in turn have

and can effectively adapt to these changes, you’re

expectations for you to be organized and to turn

just one step ahead of the game.

your work in on time.

The Making It Count website, part of Monster.com, is a tool for students transitioning

All of this can make college professors seem intimidating at times. However, professors went to

into high school, into college and into their careers. The site includes interactive games, tools and e-newsletters. For more info, go to www.makingitcount.com.


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High School Seniors: Talk to College Experts About Your Future Plans

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. Seniors can attend Cougar Connections to get professional assistance with filling out college and university applications for any institution in the U.S., including the Texas Common Application, used for admissions to Texas public institutions. Students will fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the fi rst step to applying for financial aid. FAFSA is a national requirement for students seeking federal student

loans and grants. It is frequently a requirement for school-specific and private scholarships. Students need not plan to attend Coastal Bend College to participate in the workshop. It is recommended that all students planning to go on to a higher education institution and those who are uncertain of their plans after high school attend Cougar Connections. Those who participate will receive a free voucher for the ACCUPLACER (State of Texas alternative exam) and students will acquire a FAFSA pin number. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Parents will get assistance on getting a FAFSA pin number and get information that will help their seniors succeed in college. For more information about Cougar Connections, please contact Amy Gonzales at (361) 354-2581 or gonzalesa@coastalbend.edu.

Sept. 28 Karnes City High School (Financial Aid, Admission) Sept. 29 BISD/The Academy at Maddera: To be held at CBC Beeville Campus (All Sessions) Oct. 6

Falfurrias High School (Financial Aid, Student Services)

Oct. 13

Alice High School (Admission)

Oct. 27

A.C. Jones High School with CBC Rocks at CBC Beeville Campus (Admission, Student Services)

Oct. 27

Karnes City High School with CBC Rocks at CBC Beeville Campus (Admission, Student Services)

Nov. 3

Pleasanton High School (Admission)

Nov. 10

H.M. King High School (Financial Aid, Student Services)

Nov. 11

H.M. King High School (Admission)

Nov. 17

Alice High School (Financial Aid, Student Services)

Dec. 8

Pleasanton High School (Financial Aid, Student Services)


Oral Health and Life: Threatening Diseases

The mouth is a mirror of general health and well-being.

Detecting disease early is the key to saving lives. When it comes to lifethreatening conditions such as oral cancer, diabetes, eating disorders, and HIV, help in detection may come from an unlikely source—your registered dental hygienist. That’s because the signs and symptoms of these and other diseases appear in the mouth long before they show up in other parts of the body. Dental hygienists routinely look for disease signs and symptoms, which can be detected during regular oral health examinations. In addition, periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, has been identified as a risk factor for serious illnesses and conditions such as heart disease, respiratory ailments, and

the delivery of preterm, low bir t h -we ight babies. A number of recent studies inve s t ig at ing the relationship b e t w e e n periodontal disease and health problems suggest that primary bacteria found in the mouth when periodontal disease is present can enter the blood stream and spread throughout the body. These bacteria can infect the heart, as well as other body organs, and cause inflamed coronary arteries and blood clots, in addition to changes in blood pressure and heart rate. Approximately 80 percent of American adults have some form of periodontal disease and the majority of them do not know they have it, because

it usually is painless and silent in its early stages.(1) And while daily brushing and flossing at home is important, it’s not enough. Periodontal disease starts below the gum line where toothbrushes and floss cannot reach. Only regular, professional cleanings called prophylaxes, done by qualified, properly educated and licensed dental hygienists, can keep gum disease under control. The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, issued May 25, 2000, confirms the importance of oral health to general health. • The mouth is a mirror of general health and well-being. • Signs and symptoms of life-threatening conditions—oral cancer, eating disorders, and HIV—first appear in the mouth. • A lt hough good oral health can be achieved, significant disparities exist in the nation’s oral health (e.g., 80 percent of cavities still occur in 25 percent of children). • Preventable oral diseases still afflict a majority of Americans. Dental caries (tooth decay) is the single most common childhood disease; it’s five times more common than asthma. If serious diseases are detected or suspected, dental hygienists advise patients to obtain a conclusive diagnosis from a physician. Oral health is integral to total health, and dental hygienists’ primary role is to optimize patients’ health status and recommend a home-care regimen that works to minimize related problems and promote overall health. 1 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. http://www. nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/GumDiseases/ PeriodontalGumDisease.htm. Published December 20, 2008. Accessed January 7, 2009.


Toothbrushes Offer Something for Everyone

Babyboomers are at the prime age for periodontal disease.

Here’s news to smile about: Consumers have a better than ever variety of manual and power-assisted toothbrushes from which to choose. This increase in the type of toothbrushes available in the consumer oral health care market is helping many people take better care of their teeth. Oral health and appearance remain as important to the average consumer as ever. The U.S. market for oral hygiene products reached over $7 billion, according to report Oral Care Products in the U.S. Manufacturers are more aware of the growing professional and public interest in preventive care. For instance, the increased variety of children’s oral health care products comes from manufacturers listening to oral health care professionals emphasizing the need for early intervention. Toothbrushes

with brightly colored handles and/or images of cartoon characters are aimed at encouraging children to brush. Demographics are another factor in the increased number of consumer oral health care products. As baby-boomers come into mid-life, they are at the prime age for periodontal disease, creating a market for products to address this condition. Another trend is the increasing affluence of senior citizens, many of whom

can now afford appliances such as powerassisted toothbrushes that make oral home care easier for them. The fact that people are living longer and want to keep their teeth for a lifetime also contributes to an interest in oral health care. Studies show that ultrasonic toothbrushes remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes but with the application of less pressure. Dental hygienists say sonic or ultrasonic toothbrushes are appropriate for most people. Oral health care professionals advise patients to change toothbrushes every three months. Some of the most active in providing advice in oral health care are the more than 150,000 licensed dental hygienists nationwide. These licensed professionals provide preventive oral health care services that limit the extent of cavities and gum disease. Dental hygienists provide many services from cleaning teeth, taking X-rays, providing fluoride treatments, applying sealants, and recognizing oral conditions that may indicate systemic illnesses to examining the condition of the mouth, teeth and gums, and educating patients to maintain optimum oral health. The American Dental Hygiene Association is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 150,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who specialize in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases in order to protect total health.

Clinic Hours in Beeville Mondays Wednesdays (361) 354-2555

8:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. www.coastalbend.edu/Occu/dental/appointment.htm


Help Children Prepare for Oral Check-ups

Children should visit an oral health care provider at about age one.

With a little preparation, getting children ready for their first visit to an oral health care provider need not be an apprehensive experience, according to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. There are a number of specific actions parents can take to help a child enjoy a first visit to the dental hygienist and dentist. First of all, talk about the appointment in a positive way. This starts at home with parents setting a good example by brushing and flossing together with their children every day. Parents who may have had negative oral health care experiences should not communicate those feelings or any anxiety to children, as that will make them fearful. Using a toothbrush, parents can

demonstrate to a child how teeth might be cleaned by a dental hygienist. They can also explain that there will be some noise involved and that the oral health care providers will be wearing masks and

gloves to protect themselves and the child from germs.In addition, dental hygienists recommend that parents let their children watch them get their own teeth cleaned. They will realize that if it doesn’t hurt their parents, it will not hurt them. ADHA says that most children should visit an oral health care provider for the first time at about age one and reminds parents that oral hygiene at home for children should begin at birth. This ritual should include thorough cleaning of the child’s mouth and gums with either a gauze pad or infant washcloth after feedings and before bedtime. Once the baby’s primary teeth appear, parents can use a small, soft-bristled infant toothbrush dampened with water to clean them gently. Later, by the age of two or three, parents can teach their children how to brush with a smear of fluoridated toothpaste. Parents should continue to help their children care for their teeth until age seven or eight, when they have enough dexterity to brush and floss alone. By helping children learn oral hygiene early, parents can help to prevent cavities and other oral health problems.

Healthy mouths add to good health Oral health is an integral part of total health. Dental hygienists have a longstanding history of addressing preventionrelated topics. They have assumed key roles in providing prevention education to patients by expanding professional visits to address topics like heart disease and hypertension, child abuse, smoking cessation, and breast cancer. Questions and concerns about mammograms, pelvic exams, Pap smears,

and other health topics can be incorporated as part of your regular preventive oral health treatment. By focusing on your total health, education about prevention and risk factors may be discussed during your office visit. Early warning signs and disease detection also can be addressed, says ADHA. By initiating a discussion about women’s health with your oral health care provider, you may obtain necessary information or resources to possibly save a life.


Free Dental Care in October

Coastal Bend College celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month this October with free dental exams. Services available include teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, dental x-rays, site-specific antimicrobial placement and pit/fissure sealants placement. Appointments can be made for Mondays at 8:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m.; or Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. To make an appointment, call the dental clinic at (361) 354-2555.


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Coastal Bend College welcomes new volleyball coach “Good defense will neutralize a tall team,” said Kristin CleeCharlton, Coastal Bend College’s new volleyball coach. Noting that the average height of the 2010 volleyball team is 5’6,” she wants to emphasize defense this season and win games with skill and downright scrappiness. Her goals for this season are to improve upon last year’s all-around team, on and off the court, and to continue to build a reputable program. Clee-Charlton is a native of Beeville, Texas, and a graduate of A.C. Jones High School. She played volleyball in Beeville middle and high schools and club volleyball around the Coastal Bend, before going on to play for the University of Southern Mississippi under Ricci Luyties, then the University of Oklahoma, under Santiago Restrepo. She earned a degree in petroleum commerce while in

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Oklahoma and returned home to work for Dan A. Hughes Company in Beeville. She coached club and summer volleyball before joining the athletic department at CBC. “This is a new team and a new start,” CleeCharlton said. She isn’t the only new addition to the team. This season, only one athlete is a returning player. Kristin Clee-Charlton, Head Volleyball Coach Two athletes Community College, Coastal are sophomores; the rest are Bend College, Galveston freshmen. Though the players are College, Jacksonville College, new to college sports, each comes Kilgore College, Lamar State with a long history of school and College — Port Arthur, Laredo club volleyball. Community College, Lee “Clubs help excel the level of College, Lon Morris College, play,” said Aimee Evans, assistant Navarro College, Northeast Texas volleyball coach. Evans was Community College, Panola defensive specialist for the college College, Paris Junior College, last season. She is a graduate San Jacinto College-Central, of Coastal Bend College and San Jacinto College — North returned to help Clee-Charlton. San Jacinto College — South, “Almost all college-level athletes Texarkana College, Trinity Valley have club experience. It puts them Community College, Tyler Junior above the rest.” College and Wharton County CBC enters its third volleyball Junior College. season as part of the National Playing for Coastal Bend Junior College Athletic College are Sabra Vickery Association (NCJAA). Region (Libero) of Luling; Rachael Lange 14 includes the following Texas (Outside Hitter) of Richards; colleges: Alvin Community Brittany Targac (Outside Hitter) College, Angelina College, of Hallettesville; Maritza Blinn College, Bossier Parish


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Flores (Outside Hitter) of Roma; Brittani Wade (Outside Hitter) of Refugio; Marisa Valadez (Setter) of Edcouch; Samantha Alegria (Middle Blocker) of Falfurrias; Mykala Villarreal (Middle Blocker) of Falfurrias; Sarah Anderson (Defensive Specialist) of Forney; and Deidre Perez (Defensive Specialist) of Ben Bolt. The team has already played several teams in scrimmages. They recently defeated The Victoria College at home. “We are looking out for every team and every team should look out for us,” Clee-Charlton said.

Rachael Lange, Outside Hitter

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Coastal Bend College 2010 Volleyball Schedule SEPTEMBER Sept. 3-4

Lee College Tourney

TBA

Baytown

Sept. 9

The Victoria College

7 PM

Beeville

Sept. 17-18

Laredo Community College

TBA

Laredo

Sept. 21

The Victoria College

7 PM

Victoria

Sept. 25

Galveston College

2 PM

Beeville

Sept. 30

Wharton County Junior College

6 PM

Beeville

Oct. 1

San Jacinto College

6 PM

Beeville

Oct. 2

Lee College

12 PM

Beeville

Oct. 8

Galveston College

6 PM

Galveston

Oct. 9

Wharton County Junior College

12 PM

Wharton

Oct. 13

Laredo Community College

6 PM

Laredo

Oct. 15-16

Midland College Tourney

TBA

Midland

Oct. 22

Lee College

6 PM

Baytown

Oct. 23

San Jacinto College

12 PM

Pasadena

Oct. 29

Laredo Community College

6 PM

Beeville

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER Nov. 2

Blinn College

6 PM

Brenham

Nov. 5-6

Region XIV District M Tournament

TBA

TBA

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Brittani Wade, Outside Hitter

Diedre Perez, Defensive Specialist

Maritza Flores, Outside Hitter

Shaynna Scheffler, Team Manager

Mykala Villarreal, Middle Blocker

Sabra Vickery, Libero

Samantha Alegria, Middle Blocker

Sarah Anderson, Defensive Specialist

Marisa Valedez, Setter


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Fall 2010 All events will be held in the Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium unless otherwise stated. Please note admission fees applicable to some events. Saturday, Sept. 4 – Fiesta Bee County Pageant, 7 p.m., free Saturday, Sept.18 – Celtaire String Band, 7:30 p.m., presented by the CBC Cultural Arts Committee, free Sunday, Sept. 26 – Kick-off Concert – Beeville Area Artists, 3 p.m., presented by the Beeville Concert Association, admission or

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Sunday, Oct. 31 – Ronald Radford,

Friday, Dec. 3 – CBC Drama Dept.,

Flamenco Guitarist, 3 p.m., presented

Children’s Show for area schools,

by the Beeville Concert Association,

9-11:30 a.m., free

admission or season ticket

Friday, Dec. 3 – CBC Drama Dept.,

Thursday, Nov. 11 – Beeville

Children’s Show, 7 p.m., admission

Community Band and CBC Concert

Saturday, Dec. 4 – Beeville

Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., free

Community Chorus, Mission

Saturday, Nov. 13 – Fiesta Bee

Espiritu Santo De Zuniga, Goliad

County Recital, 7 p.m., free

State Park, 8 p.m., $3 park entrance

Sunday, Nov. 14 – Hawaiian Kona

fee per person

Isle Dancers, 3 p.m., presented by

Monday, Dec. 6 – CBC Guitar

the Beeville Concert Association,

Extravaganza, 7 p.m., free

admission or season ticket

Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Beeville

Friday/Saturday, Nov. 19, 20

Community Chorus Fall Concert,

-Madrigal Play and Dinner (Scrooge,

7:30 p.m., admission

Marley and Me), 6 p.m., James

Spring 2011 All events will be held in the Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium unless otherwise stated. Please note admission fees applicable to some events. Tuesday, Jan. 25 – San Antonio Symphony, presented by the

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Beeville Concert Association, A. C. Jones High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., admission or season ticket Thursday, Jan. 27 – Auditions for Broadway musical, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 – Auditions for Broadway musical, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 – Suu-Ryeon, organist, presented by the Beeville Concert Association, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., admission or season ticket

season ticket

R. Dougherty Student Union

Saturday, Feb. 19 – Guadalupe

Saturday, Oct. 9 – Indigenous

Building, presented by the Beeville

Dance Company, presented by the

Cultures Institute, 7:30 p.m.,

Community Chorus, admission,

CBC Cultural Arts Committee, free,

(Program of Native American songs,

reserved seating

7:30 p.m.

dances, stories), presented by the

Sunday, Nov. 21 – CBC Mariachi

Friday, Feb. 25 – Main Street

CBC Cultural Arts Committee, free

Ensemble Concert (Los Pumas), 3

Children’s Theater, “Hank The

Sunday, Oct. 10 – Grupo Orgullo

p.m., free

Cowdog!”9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

(Folklorico), 3 p.m., presented by

Thursday, Dec. 2 – CBC Drama

for area elementary schools,

the Beeville Concert Association,

Dept., Children’s Show (Name to be

presented by the CBC Cultural Arts

admission or season ticket

added), 7 p.m., admission

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Sunday, March 6 – Tin Roof Tango, presented by the Beeville Concert Association, 3 p.m., admission or season ticket Saturday, March 26 – Beeville Community Chorus annual Talent Show and Dinner, Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in James R. Dougherty Student Union Building, show at 7:30 p.m. in Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium, admission, reserved seating Sunday, March 27 – Hope Shiver and Kay Pace, presented by the Beeville Concert Association, 3 p.m., admission or season ticket Thursday, April 14 – Beeville Community Band Concert and CBC Concert Band Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., free Saturday, April 16 – Beeville Community Chorus Concert, Mission Espiritu Santo De Zuniga, Goliad State Park, 7:30 p.m., $3 park entrance fee Sunday, April 17 – CBC Mariachi Ensemble Concert (Los Pumas), 3:00 p.m., free

TWC signs over funds for skills building Larry Jones, Texas Workforce Commission Division Director, presented a check for $478,716 to Coastal Bend College, in partnership with Diamond Shamrock Refining Company, L.P. dba Valero Services, for the TWC Skills Development Fund Grant. Shown holding the check, from left, are Chief Joe Arrisola with Universal Fire and Safety; David Guerrero, Valero Three Rivers Refinery

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Safety Manager; Nora Cartright, CBC Customized Training Representative; Mark Roznovsky, Valero Sr. Maintenance Technician; Jones; Richard Biela, Valero Area Assistant IV; Glynis Holm Strause, CBC Dean of Intuitional Advancement; Frank Dobbs, Valero Director of Refinery Operations; and CBC Board of Trustees Chairman Paul Jaure. The funds will be used for industrial emergency response training for new and incumbent Valero employees. Onsite training in Three Rivers will be managed by the college.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 28, 29 30 – Broadway musical production to be announced, 7:30 p.m., presented by the CBC Community Performing Arts Project and the CBC Music and Drama Departments, admission and reserved seating Sunday, May 1 – Broadway musical production to be announced, 3:00 p.m., presented by the CBC Community Performing Arts Project and the CBC Music and Drama Departments, admission and reserved seating Monday, May 2 – CBC Guitar Extravaganza, 7 p.m., free Tuesday, May 3 – Beeville Community Chorus Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., admission

$1,500 scholarship given for nursing students Coastal Bend College Nursing Department received $1500 from Legacy Home Health and Hospice for scholarships for nursing students. Accepting the scholarship on behalf of the college, are, from left, Betty Sims, Director of Nursing Education; Nora Morales, Director of Financial Aid; Sam Ramos, Nursing Retention Specialist; Vanessa Wise, RN faculty; Marisol Garcia, licensed vocational nurse; Jessica Morrill, RN faculty; and Diane Addison, vocational nursing instructor; and Legacy Home Health Executive Director of Operations Ami Walters; Dean Campbell, Executive Director of Clinical Services; and David Davila, Human Resources Director.


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CBC Alice Halo Flight Presentation Nursing faculty and students in Alice sponsored a community health fair, inviting a local Halo Flight team to land on campus. The Halo Flight crew, including the pilot and several flight nurses shared their personal and career experiences with visitors and presented flight nursing, as a career option, to CBC nursing students.

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Coastal Bend College Visual Arts Calendar Simon Michael Gallery Scedule

sale: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg. Closes May 5.

2010 Sept. 8 -- Gallery Opening: “Coastal Bend College Visual Arts Faculty,” Reception: 10:30 a.m. – noon, Simon Michael Art

Barnhart Workshop Series

Gallery. Gallery talk: 1:30 p.m., Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg.

Sept. 22-23 -- “Fusing Glass” – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with Artist-in-

Closes Oct. 14.

Residence: Jayne Duryea

Oct. 20 -- Gallery Opening: “Norman Wallace” Reception: 10:30

Oct. 27 -- “China Painting” – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with Artist-in-

a.m. – noon, Simon Michael Art

Residence: Brenda Morgan Moore

Gallery. Gallery talk: 1:30 p.m., Frank Jostes Visual Bldg. Closes

Nov. 3-4 – “Sculpture” Aluminum Casting

Nov. 11.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. with Artists-in-Residence: Jack Gron & Greg Reuter

Dec. 1 -- Gallery Opening:

Feb. 1-4 -- “China Painting” 9a.m.-4p.m. with Artist-in-

“Student & Faculty Art Exhibition,”

Residence: Alzora Zaremba

Reception: 10:30 a.m. – noon, Simon Michael Art Gallery, Frank

Feb. 2 -- “Relief Printmaking” 9a.m. – 4p.m. with Artist-in-

Jostes Visual Arts Bldg. Student

Residence: Manuel Gonzales

art sale: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg. Closes Dec. 19.

March 10 -- “Glassblowing” 8a.m.-4p.m. with Artist-in-

2011

Residence: Jayne Duryea, CBC

Jan. 19 -- Gallery Opening: “Lynn Rushton “Forces of Nature”,

Art Students and guest artists

Reception: 10:30 a.m. – noon,

from across Texas

Simon Michael Art Gallery. Gallery talk: 1:30 p.m., Frank Jostes Visual

April 6 -- “Caricatures” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with Artist-in-Residence:

Arts Bldg. Closes Feb. 17.

Lorin Bernsen

Feb. 23 -- “CBC Visual Arts

April 21-22 -- “Wildlife”

Division High School Art

Photography with

Competition” Simon Michael Art Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts

Artist-in-Residence:

Bldg. Closes March 10.

TBA

March 23 -- Gallery Opening: “Larry Harrison, CBC Alumni”

Coastal Bend College

Reception: 10:30 a.m. – noon,

Glass Blowing Workshops

Simon Michael Art Gallery. Gallery

May 16-19, 2011 – Beginning Glass Blowing

talk: 1:30 p.m., Frank Jostes Visual

May 23-26, 2011 – Beginning Glass Blowing

Arts Bldg. Closes April 21.

April 27 -- Gallery Opening:

All workshops will be held in the Frank Jostes Visual Arts

“Student & Faculty Art Exhibition,”

Building on the Beeville Campus unless otherwise noted.

Reception: 10:30 a.m. – noon,

For more information about visual arts or upcoming gallery

Simon Michael Art Gallery, Frank

exhibits, please contact Jayne Duryea at (361) 354-2322 or

Jostes Visual Arts Bldg. Student art

duryea@coastalbend.edu.


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Area students take annual tour of southern Mexican cities

The Cathedral of Cuernavaca is one of the oldest churches in the Western Hemisphere

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Climbing a mountain to an ancient pyramid, bartering for goods in a small market in Zacualpan de Amilpas, riding the tirolesa, or zipline, at the Grutas de Cacahuamilpas, and taking photos of one of Mexico’s most famous volcanoes were highlights of this year’s Coastal Bend College Intensive Spanish program in Cuernavaca, explained Spanish instructor Kay Past, who supervised the group. Another memorable experience was visiting the Zócalo, the main plaza of Mexico City, while the final game of the World Cup between Spain and the Netherlands was being played. The CBC group took pictures of the mega screens and thousands of Mexican soccer fans watching the exciting match, then enjoyed the Cathedral and the Diego Rivera murals in the Palacio Nacional without the usual large crowds of tourists. Six CBC students received Joe Barnhart Foundation scholarships for their Mexico studies: Francisca Guevara, Priscilla Herrera, Tony Martínez, Jr. and Jenny Ramírez of Beeville; Emily Tomlin of Mineral; and Sidney Starns of Alice. A. C. Jones High School Spanish teacher Jonna Lomenick and new CBC adjunct Spanish instructor Evelia Verdinez also received partial Barnhart scholarships for the trip. Accompanying the group

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were Pleasanton Spanish teacher Gloria García and Past. The students attended classes at the Instituto Mexicano de Español y Cultura from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily at the Cuernavaca language school, then returned to their Mexican homes for a large meal. The home-cooked dinner was the main meal of the day. The CBC group joined students from Southern Methodist University (Dallas) and Kent State University (Kent, Ohio), who were also studying at IMEC, for several excursions. An independent student from Switzerland participated in one class with the CBC group and

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taught them about his country in Spanish, his fourth language. (He also speaks German, French and English). From their arrival at the Mexico City airport, the students noted many preparations for Mexico’s big celebration of the country’s bicentennial of its independence from Spain on Sept. 16 and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, which began November 20, 1910. They were delighted to board the “Pullman Bicentenario” bus, covered with colorful murals depicting Mexican Independence, for the trip to Cuernavaca. Past and García were invited to a special presentation of the book “Zapata en Morelos,” written to commemorate the centennial of the Revolution. They heard the author and several dignitaries from the state of Morelos speak at the beautiful Hacienda de Cortés Hotel. In the afternoons, the CBC group visited places of interest in Cuernavaca, the beautiful “city of eternal springtime,” which is located in the mountains about 40 miles south of Mexico City. They toured the Cathedral of Cuernavaca, one of the oldest churches in this hemisphere; the Palacio de Cortés, the home built by Hernán Cortés in the 1500s after he conquered the Aztec empire; Museo Robert Brady, the home of the American art collector who left his extensive collections for a museum in


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his unusual home; and Jardín Borda, now a museum and park, but previously home or weekend retreat of many famous Mexicans and of Mexico’s French emperor Maximiliam and his wife Carlota. The group spent an afternoon at the Casa Hogar de Niños, an orphanage for Mexican children, where they enjoyed playing games, practicing soccer, reading and practicing their Spanish with the children. The group enjoyed a movie in one of the VIP theaters in Cuernavaca’s beautiful shopping center, Galerías, probably more elegant than most shopping centers in the United States, Past explained. One afternoon they visited Tepoztlán, a village near Cuernavaca with a small pyramid at the top of El Tepozteco, the mountain for which the town is named. Most of the group climbed the steep stone steps to the top of the mountain, a physical challenge that required more than an hour for the climb and another hour for the difficult descent. In Mexico City they toured the Museum of Anthropology, where they saw the original Aztec calendar and many other important pre-Colombian artifacts; visited the Basilica de la Virgen de Guadalupe; admired Diego Rivera’s murals in the Palacio Nacional; visited the impressive Cathedral and the nearby ruins of the Aztec Templo Mayor. The CBC group climbed

the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan and admired the ancient city’s artifacts, dating from approximately 500 A.D. They also visited Xochicalco, an important archeological site near Cuernavaca where Indian priests from several different cultural groups evidently gathered for astronomical observations to adjust their calendars, so that corn planting could be done at the best time for a good harvest. Taxco, the city of silver mines in the mountains southwest of Cuernavaca, was one of the favorite excursions. Students used their Spanish skills to bargain for the best prices for silver jewelry, and they took

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pictures of the city’s beautiful church of Santa Prisca y San Sebastián, built in gratitude to God for his riches gained from silver by José de la Borda in the 1700s. On the way to Taxco, the group toured the beautiful Grutas de Cacahuamilpas, one of the largest cave systems in the world. After a tour of the cavern’s formations, most of the group opted to try the tirolesa adventure across the canyon at the entrance to the cave. The final excursion was to the city of Puebla with a stop at the indigenous village of Zacualpan de Amilpas, where the city government offers tourists the opportunity to experience the ancient tradition of trueque, or bartering. For a small donation, each student and teacher received a basket the size of a tortilla holder filled with various products. Some had eggs, others, amaranth bars, tamales, tortillas and other local products. A small market was set up, with some 20 local people offering their pottery, woven items and fruits for sale. Each person then exchanged his or her items from the basket for goods he wished to take home. After all the transactions were completed, the organizers of the event served delicious hot tamales with atole to drink to the group. In Puebla, the students toured a Talavera tile factory, visited the beautiful cathedral, toured the


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Museum of the Serdán Family, where the first shots of the Mexican Revolution were fired in November of 1910, and enjoyed an elegant lunch at the Hotel San Leonardo. The highlight of the excursion occurred on the return trip to Cuernavaca, when someone noticed that the clouds had lifted to offer a good view of Popocatepetl, Mexico’s second highest peak and best known active volcano. The bus stopped and everyone got out to take pictures of the huge snowcapped mountain. The students enjoyed a farewell dinner with their Mexican “mothers” and their IMEC teachers at the restaurant “El Colorín” on the last Friday of classes. They performed skits and received certificates for their studies. They said goodbye to their Mexican families and boarded the bus for the airport Sunday morning to return to Texas. All agreed that they had learned a great deal about Mexico’s history and culture, acquired a great deal more Spanish and made many new friends. Several plan to return.

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New staff are welcomed by Pleasanton Campus Coordinator, Terry Villanueva. They are, from left, Carolyn Sanchez, LaDella Levy, Leslie Gonzales and Dr. Ronny Harris.

CBC welcomes new faculty to the Pleasanton campus Carolyn Sanchez teaches all

is a registered nurse and holds a

Developmental English for the

Master of Science Degree in Nursing

Pleasanton campus.

from the University of Texas Health

LaDella Levy teaches

Science Center in San Antonio. She

government. She holds a Master

is a 1996 graduate from Poteet High

of Arts Degree in Education from

School.

San Francisco State University and

Dr. Ronny Harris teaches

a Master of Arts Degree in Political

chemistry and Developmental Math.

Science from San Francisco State

He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from

University.

Texas A&M University in College

Leslie Gonzales teaches classes in registered nursing. Gonzales

Station. Harris is a 1979 graduate from Jourdanton High School.

Radiography info sessions to be held for prospective students The Radiography Program at Coastal Bend College is holding

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information sessions for all individuals interested in applying to

at 3 p.m.; March 7, 2011 at 3 p.m.

the radiography program.

Information sessions will be held in

Info session dates are as follows:

the Multipurpose Room, Room 102

Alice: Oct. 19, 2010 at 3 p.m.; March 8, 2011 at 3 p.m. Information

on the Kingsville Campus. Pleasanton: Oct. 25, 2010

sessions will be held in Room 162 on at 3 p.m.; March 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. the Alice Campus.

Information sessions will be held

Beeville: Oct. 26, 2010 at 3 p.m.; in Room 130 on the Pleasanton March 10, 2011 at 3 p.m. Information sessions will be held in U107 on the Beeville Campus. Kingsville: Oct. 18, 2010

Campus. For additional information contact Tim Skaife at (361) 354-2302 or skaifet@coastalbend.edu.


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