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CBC Forum January/February 2010

Coastal Bend College

Volume 4, Number 3

Welcome Back!

Congratulations December graduates

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Kingsville Campus Makeover: Before and After

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Top Ten Ways to Maximize Your Job

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Free dental services in Beeville campus

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(361) 664-2981.

The Dental Hygiene clinic is open and taking appointments on Mondays at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.;

The Gimbles perform in Beeville

and Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The Gimbles, a Texas-style symphony of swing and country

To celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month, all dental

music, will perform on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Coastal Bend

services are free. To set up appointments, call (361) 354-

College. For additional information, contact Dr. James Lee


at (361) 354-2303 or

Barnhart Workshop: Relief Printmaking

Lifestyle Change for Wellness : Tai Chi

Manuel Gonzales will demonstrate relief printmaking on

Get an introduction to the Sun Chen style of Tai Chi. This

Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Barnhart Workshop

class includes components of Qi flow, stress management,

Series, sponsored by the Joe Barnhart Foundation. This

smoking cessation, and motivation. Classes are held on

series is open to all individuals regardless of experience and/

Tuesdays and Thurdays at Coastal Bend College Lott-

or education. Gonzales is a Beeville native and graduate

Canada Facility from Feb. 9 to Mar 11 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

of Coastal Bend College. He is a faculty member at Texas

Cost is $72.40. Sign up at CBC Lott Canada Facility at

Tech University. For more information, contact Jayne

900 W. Corpus Christi Street, Hwy 59 West, in Beeville,

Duryea, at (361) 354-2322 or

or call (361) 362-2633.

Yogolates in Beeville

Learn spreadsheets in Beeville

Yogalates with Rachel Keesey will be taught at Coastal

This class requires some knowledge of computers and

Bend College in Beeville in Room B126, starting Feb. 3.

concentrates on developmental skills for use of the

Yogalates, a combination of yoga and pilates, improves all-

spreadsheet software MS Excel, including developing

around flexibility, balance, core work and stretching. For

tables, using formulas and making forms. Classes will be

beginners to advanced; using modifications if necessary.

held at Coastal Bend College in Beeville in Room E151 on

Classes are on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m. until

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 16-25. Sign up at

March 24. Sign up at CBC Lott Canada Facility at 900 W.

CBC Lott Canada Facility at 900 W. Corpus Christi Street,

Corpus Christi Street, Hwy 59 West, in Beeville, or call

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

(361) 362-2633.

CBC News Events


Gallery Opening The works of Louis Garcia are on exhibit at the Simon Michael Art Gallery. The gallery exhibit closes on Feb. 18. For more information, contact Jayne Duryea, at (361) 354-2322 or

Need a tour of Coastal Bend College? Coastal Bend College Ambassadors will be on hand for scheduled college tours on Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to

Learn MS Word in Alice

noon. Reserve a private or small group tour online at www.

Learn MS Word for word processing and form making Tours on other dates can be arranged. For

at CBC Alice, Feb. 3-24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and

more information or to schedule a campus tour, contact

Thursday nights. This class is for those with some computer

Jennifer C. Linney in the Counseling Department at (361)

knowledge. Sign up at CBC Alice, 704 Coyote Trail or call


CBC Forum is a publication of Coastal Bend College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 3800 Charco Road, Beeville, Texas. To receive a digital copy, send an e-mail to Adrian Jackson at 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

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Coastal Bend College announces the graduation of the following

Automation Technology

students who earned degrees or certificates in the fall of 2009:

Ernesto B. Molina, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding Nina Rae Borrego, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate


Loraine Gutierrez, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

Cynthia M. Frost, Associate of Science

Priscilla Ann Moreno, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

Clarissa Maria Garza, Associate of Science

Gary Wayne Dieringer Jr., Oil and Gas Level 1 Certificate

Irene C. Jarrett, Associate of Science

Matthew Downs, Welding Technology Level 1 Certificate

Kristina Vela, Associate of Science

Josh Lehman, Welding Technology Level 1 Certificate

Deyanira Hernandez, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early

Matthew Downs, Welding Technology Level 2 Certificate

Development and Education Yvonne S. Tello, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing


Laura A. Mendez, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office

Hayley Elizabeth Fojtik, Associate of Science

Automation Technology – Medical Coding Specialist Kristy A. Mata, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic



Eloisa Harrison, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office

Kristy Oaks, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic

Automation Technology – Medical Coding Specialist

Technology Charlotte Austin

Alexandra Ramos, Associate of Science

Sharon Schroeder, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

Falfurrias Andrea Arevalo, Associate of Science


Jose M. Gomez, Associate of Science

Jimmy D. Lawson, Associate of Arts

Eddie Balderas Jr., Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer

Vickie L. Serrano, Associate of Arts in Teaching

Information Technology -- Web Design

Roberto Alvarado, Associate of Science

Christina Gonzalez, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

Christina Marie Benavidez, Associate of Science

Maria Edna Moreno, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early

Alan Briseno, Associate of Science with Honors

Development and Education with Honors

Briana Nicole Folsom, Associate of Science Steven Anthony Gonzales, Associate of Science


Dena Lynnette Longoria, Associate of Science

Kelsey Ann Williams, Associate of Science

David Minter, Associate of Science Arturo Rodriguez III, Associate of Science


Sean M. Ross, Associate of Science with Honors, ΦθΚ

Lanette Rodriguez, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic

Lionel M. Vasquez, Associate of Science


Esther Castro Dominguez, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting

George West

Maricela Trigo, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early

Jo Ann Hinojosa, Associate of Science

Development and Education

Kimberly Raye Troell, Associate of Science

Jennifer Marie Garcia, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office

MarJo L. Williamson, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

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Michelle L. Tipton, Associate of Arts in Teaching with High Honors

Adrianne Herrera, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer

Michelle Ramirez, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cosmetology

Information Technology Marisa Lizette Garza, Cosmetology Level 1

with Honors


Rebecca Criado, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

Marah Danielle Gonzalez, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

Nina Morantes, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

Nancy Noriega, Office Automation Technology Level 1 Certificate --

Mitzi J. Villareal, Cosmetology Nail Technology Certificate

Administrative Specialist Refugio Karnes City

Stacey Renee New, Associate of Arts, ΦθΚ

Camelia Brysch, Associate of Science, ΦθΚ

Dianne M. Salch, Professional Business Technology Level 1 Certificate –

Rebecca Charity Brysch, Associate of Science with Honors

Administrative Specialist

Brandon Kyle Chesser, Associate of Science Runge Kenedy

Stephanie Janell Swango, Associate of Applied Science Degree in

Eloisa Infante, Associate of Science

Cosmetology, ΦθΚ

Pricilla Dawn St. John, Associate of Science

Joseph Michael Garza, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Drafting

Giana J. Morales, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

and Design

Ryan James Garza, Oil and Gas Level 1 Certificate

Joseph Michael Garza, Drafting and Design Level 1 Certificate

Brandon Joseph Smart, Oil and Gas Level 1 Certificate San Diego Lyford

Leanna Martinez, Associate of Science

Jenny Andrea Ramirez, Associate of Science

Rae Devane Martinez, Associate of Science Elissa Nora Hughes, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting


with Honors

Rebecca Padilla, Associate of Science with Highest Honors

Jennifer Marie Ruiz, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law

Lisa M. Zapata, Associate of Science


Melanie Morales, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate

Ashlee L. Barrera, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic

Daniel Grady Jones, Welding Technology Level 1 Certificate

Technology Arely Vasquez, Cosmetology Level 1 Certificate


Margarito Escalante Jr., Welding Technology Level 2 Certificate

Emily Grace Tomlin, Associate of Arts with Honors

Johanna M. Valdez, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Development and Education

Mission Kelly Ann Hilbery, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement Normanna Kelly M. Bridge, Associate of Arts Michael Lee James, Oil and Gas Level 1 Certificate Pettus Mae Lynn Nolen, Associate of Arts

Three Rivers Penny Lee Kerr, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cosmetology with Highest Honors April C. Ruiz, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology Tilden Elvia L. Stanley, Associate of Arts in Teaching with Highest Honors, ΦθΚ Woodsboro Jonathan N. Payne of Woodsboro, Welding Technology Level 1

Pleasanton Darlene Rae Salazar, Associate of Arts Michelle Ramirez, Associate of Arts in Teaching with Honors Samantha Lyn Salazar, Associate of Arts in Teaching

Certificate Yorktown Kristin Gail Jendrzey of Yorktown, Associate of Science

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The Work of

Louis Garcia

A compassionate nature influenced Corpus Christi artist

The work of Louis Garcia is on exhibit at the Simon Michael Art

their journeys in life,” the artist said. He frequently paints in studio

Gallery until Feb. 18 at Coastal Bend College in Beeville.

solitude or at the Barbara McDowell Excellence in Art Studio at the Art

Center of Corpus Christi. He also enjoys painting with friends in the Hill

Garcia, a Corpus Christi artist and Vietnam veteran, said his naval service as an intermediary between

Country, Rockport, Corpus Christi or in the Minnesota wilderness.

the U.S. military and Vietnamese

villagers helped to develop his

where he earned a degree in psychology. He uses his art and business

compassionate nature. He served

experiences to assist local and national non-profit organizations and

in the Mekong Delta and became

emerging artists. He is a member of Oil Painters of America; South

fluent in the Vietnamese language.

Texas Art League; National Association of Latinos in Art and Culture; Art

“This advisory role allowed me

Association of Corpus Christi; Art Center for the Islands in Port Aransas;

insight into humanely intimate and

South Texas Watercolor Society and Art Museum of South Texas.

Garcia is a graduate of Texas A&M University -- Corpus Christi,

painful experiences in the midst of a devastating war,” Garcia explained.

He recalled his wartime experiences through a series of sketches that

of the Executive Committee for

have since been lost to time.

the Art Community Center Inc.

Today, Garcia paints in oils and watercolors to capture the

of Corpus Christi and a lifetime

compositions and colors of everyday life. His landscape paintings record

member of the Art Center of

moments in time and his portrait paintings reveal his care and respect

Corpus Christi.

of each individual’s essence and radiance. His most recent works express

color and movement through En Plein Air painting.

Gallery exhibit closes on Feb. 18. For more information, contact Jayne

Duryea, at (361) 354-2322 or

“I embrace life with a passion to paint and to meet people along

He is former vice president

The Simon Michael Art

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CBC Radiologic Tech program earns JRCERT accreditation Coastal Bend College’s Radiologic

their effectiveness. The comprehensive,

Kingsville,” Skaife explained.

Technology program was recently

internal review was done with the

There is no waiting list for entry

accredited by the Joint Review

input of clinical site administrators

into the program but students who

Committee on Education in Radiologic

and feedback from advisory council

have successfully demonstrated their

Technology. JRCERT is the only agency


knowledge of algebra, anatomy and

recognized by the U.S. Department

“The group worked very hard putting

physiology, have a higher likelihood

of Education for the accreditation of

a self study together and overcame many

of being able to start the program

educational programs in the fields of

initial obstacles,” said Michael Kane,

immediately. The point system used

radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic

director of workforce programs.“Those

to evaluate potential students also

resonance and medical dosimetry.

involved are all to be commended for

favors those who attend information

their labor.”

sessions scheduled throughout the year.

“Accreditation is programmatic,” Tim Skaife, director of radiologic

Once the study was completed, it

Upcoming sessions follow:

technology, said. “This is good news for

was submitted to the reviewing agency

students. It assures them and the public

for consideration. A JRCERT site-visit

3 p.m. in Room 162

that radiologic technology graduates

was conducted to verify that facts were

CBC Kingsville Campus: March 2 at 3

from Coastal Bend College enter the

accurately stated in the self-study. CBC

p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (102)

workforce with a quality education.”

was given a three-year accreditation, the

CBC Beeville Campus: March 4 at 3

Part of the process involved a self-

maximum allowable for a new program.

p.m. in the Hughes Building, Room

study, driven by Skaife; Ludie Tyran, rad

The next tentative site-visit will take


tech faculty member; Michael Bowen,

place in 2012.

CBC Pleasanton Campus: March 9 at 3

CBC Alice Campus: February 24 at

clinical coordinator; and Kevin Behr,

CBC Radiologic Technology

p.m. in Room 130

CBC Professional and Public Services

program is centered on the Beeville

Graduates of the radiologic technology

Division Chair. The group established

campus. Classes are taught in person in

program go on to work in diagnostic

measurable learning outcomes that can

Beeville. Alice students attend classes

imagery centers, hospitals, doctors’

be evaluated as students move through

through distance learning. “We have

offices and clinics with an entry level

the curriculum. They also reviewed

clinical sites in Jourdanton, Floresville,

understanding of radiologic technology

lessons, faculty and equipment for

Kenedy, Beeville, Refugio, Alice and

and a state license. Opportunities for future specialization exist in fields like sonography (ultrasound), radiation therapy, computed tomography (CT), mammography and magnetic resonance imagery (MRI). For more information on Coastal Bend College’s Radiological Technology program, contact Tim Skaife at (361) 354-2302 or JRCERT



comments about Coastal Bend College’s Radiological Technology program. JRCERT, based in Chicago, can be reached by phone at (312) 704-5300 and by email at

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CBC Kingsville got a fresh coat of paint, infusing more vibrant colors on campus than ever.

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Coastal Bend College’s Spanish Department is organizing

the hotel and visiting clubs in the Barrio Antiguo.

the ninth annual excursion to Monterrey, March 12-14.

Saturday’s schedule will include museums of art and

Anyone interested in a cultural and educational trip to the

history and other interesting sites in downtown Monterrey

beautiful mountain city is welcome.

and a visit to the spectacular Grutas de García, a cavern in a mountain accessed by cable car. Sunday morning,

The bus trip is directed by Mari’s Tours of San Antonio. Mari

they will visit the famous Cola de Caballo (Horsetail) Falls

Sarmiento is an experienced guide who carefully arranges

and have lunch at the Cavazos Market before returning to

all details for travelers. Spanish instructor Kay Past will

Beeville that evening.

accompany the group and assist with arrangements. Past is a longtime Spanish instructor at Coastal Bend College

The cost for the trip is $249 per person for double

and adviser for the Spanish Club.

occupancy for two nights in the hotel, round-trip charter bus transportation, all excursions and entrance fees. It

The group will board the tour bus at CBC early Friday

does not include meals. Single occupancy is $299 and the

morning on March 12 and arrive in Monterrey mid-

price for a child, 12 or under in a room with two adults,

afternoon. They will check in to the five-star Crowne Plaza

is $189. A $50 deposit is due by Feb. 15 and the balance is

Hotel in the heart of downtown. The group will enjoy the

due by March 1.

Paseo de Santa Lucía, Monterrey’s impressive and beautiful version of the San Antonio Riverwalk, and visit other

A valid passport or passport card is now required for land

downtown sites before dining in the Macroplaza area near

travel to Mexico. Applications should be made no later

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than Feb. 1 to assure receiving the passport in time for the trip. Spanish teachers who wish to earn Certified Professional Education hours may sign up for 20 hours credit through the CBC Continuing Education Office. This credit will cost $62 and teachers will work with Mrs. Past to earn their credit for the excursions. Interested participants may contact Mrs. Past at (361) 354-2401 or at to sign up for the trip. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

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Coastal Bend College recently released its Scholastic

Benjamin Zambrano and Laura Zuver of Beeville;

Leadership Roll, recognizing more than 250 students for

Juan Rubio of Benavides; Leticia Perez-Ramirez and

academic excellence during the Fall 2009 semester. Students

Joshua Rojas of Bishop; Hector Rodriguez of Bruni,

named to the roll, also called the “dean’s list,” completed 12

Texas; Kirstyn Riley of Burnet; Jillian Hall of Calgary,

or more semester hours with passing grades in all courses

Canada; Emoline Gonzales of Campbellton; Naomi

and earned a semester grade-point-average of at least 3.5

Ybarra of Charlotte; Meagan Harris of Christine; Allison

on a 4.0 scale. The Scholastic Leadership Roll includes the

Garcia of Concepcion; Brandy Guzman and Svitlana

following students:

Prather of Converse; Jose Basaldua, Gregorio Garcia and

Daniel Trejo of Agua Dulce;

Jason Spitzer of Corpus Christi;

Jessica Alaniz, Tanya Arredondo, Ruben Benavides,

Jaynee Aguilar of Dilley, Texas; Marco Abrego and

Ashley Canales, Gino Cantu, Bobbie Carabajal, Jessica

Dahlia Reynoso of Encino, Texas; Eddie Balderas Jr,

Cardenas, Monica Charles, Noemi Contreras, Beverly

Heather Cottingham, Jennifer Garcia, Jennifer Jasso, Erica

Darling, Leagh Dorsett, Bianca Falcon, Jacqueline Garza,

Gonzalez, Cori Salinas and Jesse Snelson of Falfurrias;

Crystal Gonzalez, Maira Gonzalez, Martin Hernandez,

Kelsey Williams of Flatonia; Tejkumar Naik and Ross

Michael Hernandez, Juan Hinojosa, Karla Leal, Samuel

Robertson of Freer;

Leal, Raul Longoria, Deanna Martinez, Soila McCallum,

Laura Mendez, Kristen Munoz, Alyssa Ordonez, Jesus Paez,

Maria Ponce, Amanda Smith, Kimberly Troell and Marjo

Amy Perez, Candelaria Perez, Jonathan Rodriguez, Anna

Williamson of George West; Chelsea Huth of Goliad;

May Rudder, Jose Saldivar, Isabel Sauceda, Aaron Silva,

Monica Reed of Hamilton; Steven Garcia of Harlingen;

Ana Silva, Debbie Soliz, Jennifer Startz, Christian Stout,

Jesi Cantu of Hebbronville;

Juan Trejo, Jennifer Trigo, Lamar Turner, Juan Villarreal

and Jessica Zuniga of Alice;

Leal, Jordan Morales and Patricia Ramirez of Karnes

City; Terri Hernandez, Eloisa Infante, Giana Morales and

Alexandra Gonzalez of Alton, Texas; Vianney

Angelia Anderson, Lorena Guerra, Richard Lopez,

Trisha Gentry of Jourdanton; Rebecca Brysch, Belinda

Rodriguez of Aransas Pass;

Heather Torres of Kenedy;

Alexis Adams, Yvonne Alaniz, Jennifer Arismendez,

April Cabrera, Sarah Cavazos; Patricia Charles,

Julie Arispe, Margarita Arrvizo, Jennifer Baldillez, Heidi

Jacqueline Cruz, Erica Esquivel, Irene Garza, Sabrina

Barabas, Christina Benavidez, Hailey Bexley, Misty Boyd,

Gonzalez, Graciela Gutierrez, Yessica Holt, Carmen Lopez,

Alan Briseno, Rosemarie Carabajal, Donald Deal, Briana

Viviana Mendietta, Paul Mosqueda, Nicholas Munoz, Jessica

Folsom, Sarah Gamez, Danny Garcia, Juanita Garcia,

Reyes, Gina Ruiz, Andrea Sawyer, Stephanie Warren and

Mallorie Garcia, Lauren Garrett, Adrianna Garza, Jason

Vanessa Zapata of Kingsville;

Garza, Veronica Garza, April Gonzales, Adrian Gonzalez,

Faustino Gonzalez, Marcia Gonzalez, Brennan Gordon,

and Amy Leffingwell of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada;

Loraine Gutierrez, Kristin Hall, Falene Hough, Adam

Adriana Benavides of Lolita, Texas; Jose Deleon,

Kadlec, Joann Landa, Maylena Liserio, Oralia Longoria,

Markeysha Flores, Ronnette Huerta, Melanie Morales,

John Loya, Jon Matus, Ruby Mendoza, Ernesto Molina,

Rebecca Padilla and Aaron Serna of Mathis; Thomas

Dina Moncada, Duane Moore, Marcos Moreno, Scott

Brewer and Emily Tomlin of Mineral;

Ogle, Amber Peterson, Marissa Posada, Dustin Rakowitz,

Reymundo Ramirez, Angela Rios, Heather Rosas, Sean

Barbara Flores, Kendra Hackfeld, Chelsea Hanna, Desiree

Ross, Sally Sabiza, Sarah Salinas, Juanita Sanchez, Shannon

Lopez and Jessica Taylor of Orange Grove; Nicholas

Sanchez, Jenna Shane, Joe Silvas, Kenneth Sommerfeldt,

Gentry of Papalote; Jacob Ethridge, Paige Fox and Mark

Jacob Stanley, Tina Stepp, Maria Trevino, Victoria Trevino,

Freeman of Pettus;

Amalia Vazquez, Ricardo Vela Jr., Lori Webb, Ashley Young,

Jessica Oliver, Janae Thomsen, Jasmine Thomsen

Terri Quirino of New Braunfels; Ariel Herrada,

Joseph Alexander, Maryalice Bellamy, Rebecca

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Fine Arts Schedule February 24 -- Gallery Opening: “CBC Visual Arts

Criado, Edith Garcia, Martha Moreno, Bianca Pickett,

Division High School Art Competition”, Reception &

Pamela Ramos, Christopher Rodriguez and Samantha

Gallery Talk, 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Simon Michael

Salazar of Pleasanton;

Art Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg., Closes-

March 11.

Christina Flores, Victor Gomez and Jessica

Grasch of Poteet; Holly Hinojosa and Daniel Sanchez

March 24 -- Gallery Opening: “Cone 10 Studio” Reception

of Premont; Lucy Salazar, Erin Shaw, Brittney Torfin

& Gallery Talk, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Simon

and Michael Vesely of Refugio; Gabriel Valdez of

Michael Art Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg.


Closes April 21

Evelyn Bazan, Jennifer Castillo, Rachel

April 28 -- Gallery Opening: “Student & Faculty Art

Chapa, Margarito Escalante, Ricardo Hernandez,

Exhibition,” Reception & Gallery Talk, 10:30 a.m.

Jeremiah Luna, Ariel Martinez, Yvonne Menchaca,

to 1:30 p.m. Student Art Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Simon

Albert Mendoza, Melissa Perez, Jessica Solis, Sylvia

Michael Art Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg.

Tanguma, David Torres, Melissa Trevino and Luis

Closes May 6

Villarreal of San Diego; Montana Garza, Elyssa Hirle and Holly Maddox of Sinton; Kevin Allen,

For more information, contact Jayne Duryea,

Ruby Hernandez, Starr Olivares and Savannah Ortiz

at (361) 354-2322 or

of Skidmore; Larson Snyder of Stockdale;

Samantha Borrego, Rocky Custer, Adriana

Garza, Lindsey McNeill and Wendy Munroe of Three Rivers; Michael Lyssy and Daryl Richey

Barnhart Workshop Schedule February 3 -- “Relief Printmaking,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Artist–in-Residence: Manuel J. Gonzales

of Tuleta; Nicholas Person of Tynan; Jorge Lara of Victoria; Stephanie Glick, Andrea Puentes, Garth Scrimpsher and Brenda Wilson of Woodsboro; and Krystal Gonzales of Yorktown.

April 20-23 --“China Painting,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Artist-in-Residence: Phyllis McElhinney

Spring 2010 TEAS Schedule CBC Alice Campus

CBC Main Campus

CBC Kingsville Campus

CBC Pleasanton Campus

Contact: Janie Resendez

Contact: Betty Sims

Contact: Jaime Bowers

Contact: Sharon Mayberry

(866) 891-2981 Ext. 3031

(866) 722-2838 Ext. 2544

(866) 262-1615 Ext. 4040

(866) 361-4222 Ext. 1232

Feb. 1, 8-11:30 a.m.

Feb. 5, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Feb. 2, 1-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 1, 9 a.m.–noon

Feb. 5, 8-1:30 a.m.

Feb. 8, 4-7 p.m.

Feb. 4, 1-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 3, 9 a.m.–noon

Feb. 8, 4-7 p.m.

Feb. 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Feb. 5, 8-11:30 a.m.

Feb. 5, 9 a.m.–noon

Feb. 12, 8-11:30 a.m.

Feb. 15, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Feb. 9, 1-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 6, 9 a.m.–noon

Feb. 15, 8-11:30 a.m.*

Feb. 19, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Feb. 11, 1-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m.

Feb. 26, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Feb. 12, 8-11:30 a.m.*

Feb. 11, 5-8 p.m.

Feb. 26, 2-5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.*

* Last exam for admission to the 2010-11 program

Feb. 13, 9 a.m.–noon*

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Making it

Top Ten Ways to Maximize Your Job Be reliable, set goals, communicate, be a team player – all of these tips are essential for getting the most out of your part-time job. Being more than just a “warm body” will help you make a difference in your job, as well as get you the recommendation you’ll need later for future jobs. Below are some of the most important things to remember when it comes to maximizing your parttime job. 10. Be Reliable Come to work on time; even be there a little early! Only miss work for emergencies or if you’ve cleared it with your employers ahead of time. Call in early and let them know if you do need to miss a day. 9. Figure out what kind of changes/ improvements you can make in the company and take action Show your dedication to the company by working hard to improve it. Show your initiative and your employers will definitely notice! 8. Show how you are different from the other employees Go beyond the call of duty whenever you can to show your employers that you are different from all the rest. Offer to stay later than you’re scheduled. Ask to work on special projects other than your typical, everyday duties. If you are a standout, there might be more possibilities for advancement in the company!

7. Help out new employees Show new employees the ropes and be a positive role model for them. Remember what it was like to be in their shoes and help them out in whatever way you can. This in itself puts you in a leadership role and makes you an important part of the team. 6. Set goals for yourself and work toward them No matter what kind of job you have, setting goals for yourself can help you to achieve great things in any company. If you always have some bigger goal in mind, you are more likely to stay on your toes and work toward the improvement of the company and gain more experiences for yourself. 5. Communicate with your supervisors and co-workers The key to a comfortable work environment is communication. Do your best to communicate often with your supervisors and co-workers about what’s going on in the workplace. Many times, effective communication can prevent misunderstandings and makes working with each other a lot easier! 4. Do your job to the best of your ability No matter what type of job you have, put your best effort into it. Do the best possible job you can, and your efforts will undoubtedly pay off in the future. 3. Develop your people skills There is nothing more valuable in the job market than good people skills. Use

your part-time job as a place to develop those skills. Learn how to talk to people, organize them, lead them and inspire them to dig into a project. These skills will make you a valuable asset to any company. 2. Be a team player Think of yourself and your co-workers as a team, and be the kind of player that does what is best for the team as a whole. Show your employers and your co-workers how well you understand that working together as a team is one of the best ways to be successful. 1. Make it so that when you leave the company, you leave it knowing that you made an impact Ultimately, when you walk out the door from your part-time job for the last time, you want to leave a legacy. Leave knowing that the company is better off for you having been there, and also knowing that you learned valuable lessons and skills that will help you down the road. Leave knowing that you can ask your supervisor(s) to write you an excellent letter of recommendation for future jobs. Leave for the last time knowing that you made a difference. The Making It Count website, part of, is a tool for students transitioning into high school, into college and into their careers. The site includes interactive games, tools and e-newsletters. For more info, go to www.

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Join us for Love a Club Day

Coastal Bend College sponsors a variety of clubs, organizations and honorary societies on campus. Each is geared toward enhancing the college experience. Love a Club Day is an opportunity to meet club members and to find a club that fits your needs.

Feb. 10, Alice Campus Activity Area, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 10, Beeville Campus SUB, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 11, Kingsville Campus Multi-Purpose Room, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 11, Pleasanton Campus Lobby Area, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

CBC-sponsored clubs are primarily student run with a staff or faculty advisor. They meet on a regular basis and have club officers.

Last year, one club raised funds to send members to a national convention. A different club hosted a community event. Another donated toys and clothing to needy children. Club membership looks great on a resume.

Clubs offer great opportunities to get to know people who share your interests or your profession. In addition to fellowship, groups get together to perform community outreach activities.

Love a Club Day will be held on Feb. 10 in Alice and Feb. 11 in Beeville, Kingsville and Pleasanton. Stop by for information about what each organization has to offer or contact Roxanne Aguirre at

2010 Lady Cougars Softball Schedule Jan. 29 CBC at Laredo Community College


2 p.m./4 p.m.

Mar. 19 Lamar State College at CBC


1 p.m./3 p.m.

Jan. 30 Laredo Community College at CBC


2 p.m./4 p.m.

Mar. 20 Angelina College at CBC


2 p.m./4 p.m.

Mar. 26 CBC at Galveston Community College


1 p.m./3 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant 11 a.m./1 p.m.

Mar. 27 CBC at Alvin Community College


1 p.m./3 p.m.

Feb. 12 Cow Town Classic

Fort Worth


Apr. 9


2 p.m./4 p.m.

Feb. 13 Cow Town Classic

Fort Worth


Apr. 10 Blinn College at CBC


2 p.m./4 p.m.

Feb. 26 CBC at Laredo Community College


2 p.m./4 p.m.

Apr. 16 CBC at Angelina College


4 p.m./6 p.m.

Feb. 27 Laredo Community College at CBC


2 p.m./4 p.m.

Apr. 17 CBC at Lamar State College

Port Arthur

1 p.m./3 p.m.

Mar. 5 Tourney



Apr. 23 Alvin Community College at CBC


1 p.m./3 p.m.

Mar. 6 Tourney



Apr. 24 Galveston Community College at CBC


1 p.m./3 p.m.

Mar. 7 Tourney



Mar. 12 CBC at Blinn College


2 p.m./4 p.m.

Mar. 13 CBC at San Jacinto College


3 p.m./5 p.m.

Feb. 6

CBC at North East Texas Comm Coll/

Cisco College

San Jacinto College at CBC

Coach: Roxanne Aguirre

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CBC grad fills board position vacated by Morón

Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees accepted

“We lost Dr. Hogue’s medical expertise when he

the resignation of Fred Morón with regret in a special

resigned from the board. Gomez will be an advocate

meeting held in January. Morón served the college board

for the health services industry,” Jaure said. Dr. Grady

for eight years.

“Sam” Hogue Jr., a former Beeville physician, resigned

from the board last fall after having served 12 years.

In a letter addressed to the board of trustees, Morón

stated that he was “grateful and honored” to have served

on the board. He asked that his resignation be effective

to fill Hogue’s term (Place 2).

immediately prompting the board to move swiftly on

filling Place 4 in his absence.

on the board,” CBC President Dr. Thomas Baynum said.

“He has had a long career in education and his experience

“Morón always focused on CBC employees and

Douglas Arnold, recently sworn in, was appointed “We are very fortunate to have Mr. Arnold serve

how they work as a cohesive unit for the betterment of

and expertise will be assets to the college.”

the college,” Paul Jaure, board chairman, said. “He was

also a great activist for students.”

small and rural school districts. He started his career

in Pawnee as a high school teacher and principal of the

With a full show of support, the board unanimously

Arnold is a longtime educator and advocate for

appointed Victor Gomez to fill the vacant seat.

elementary school. He was named Conservation Teacher of

the Year, representing Bee County. He was later principal

“I’m excited that his is one of our graduates,”

CBC President Dr. Thomas Baynum said. Gomez, a

of Pawnee High School. He went on to serve as Pawnee

graduate of A.C. Jones High School, is the first Coastal

Independent School District Superintendent from 1973 to

Bend College graduate to sit on the board of trustees.

1994 and Orange Grove ISD Superintendent from 1994 to

He graduated from CBC in 1998 and 1999, and went on

2002. He was named Region 2 Superintendent of the Year.

to Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi to earn a

Today, Arnold is as a school finance consultant for the

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Region 2 Education Service Center in Corpus Christi.

Gomez is manager of medical, surgical and

He is a graduate of Texas A&I University in

pediatrics nursing at Christus Spohn Hospital in Beeville.

Kingsville, where he earned bachelors and masters

He has worked for Christus Spohn as manager of the

degrees and superintendent certification. For six years,

coronary intensive care unit in Corpus Christi; and

Arnold served as director of the Equity Center, an

education coordinator and ICU nurse in Beeville. He is a

advocacy group that represents the interests of low and

registered nurse and a certified EMT paramedic.

mid-wealth school districts. He served as director of

Texas Association of Community Schools, a group that

Betty Sims, CBC Nursing Director, was excited

to hear about the appointment. “We are going full circle

represents small, mid-sized and rural school districts

now. This is a ‘grow your own’ effort,” Sims said. She

in Texas, for three years. Arnold is an Honorary

has worked with Gomez through the nursing advisory

Membership Texas Association of School Administrators.

committee at the college. She was excited to learn that he

has moved up into a “more regulatory role.”

serve appointments until elections are held in May.

Fischer was appointed to the board after the departure of

The Beeville native is also active in the community.

Arnold, Gomez and Laura Fischer (Place 7) will

He is a longtime youth football and baseball coach. He is

longtime trustee R.W. “Bill” Dirks who left after 37 years

a member of the Beeville Athletic Booster Club and St.

of service to the college. Emilia Dominguez (Place 5), is

Joseph’s Parish Council.

also up for election this May.

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Coastal Bend College Celebrates Nationwide Student Success

The TRiO Program hosted by Coastal Bend

College will celebrate TRiO Day on Feb. 5 in Beeville and Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. in Alice at the Coastal Bend

TRiO Day at CBC Beeville Campus is Feb. 5 TRiO Day at CBC Aice Campus is Feb. 19

College. TRiO Day is a nationwide annual celebration

annual award of $306,752, serves 750 area students

that recognizes the value of the federally-funded TRiO

in grades six through 12. Participating schools are

Programs and the successes of their students.

Beeville, George West, Karnes City, Kenedy, Mathis,

Odem, Pettus, Refugio, Runge, Skidmore, Taft and

The Beeville event will start at at 9:30 a.m. and

end at 1:30 p.m. Approximately 240 students and

Three Rivers.

staff members from CBC and area high schools

will participate in workshops highlighting career

annual award of $220,000, serves 625 students in

opportunities and other relevant student issues.

grades nine through 12 from Alice, Ben Bolt-Palito

TRiO Programs are educational opportunity

Blanco, Benavides, Falfurrias, Freer, Orange Grove,

outreach programs designed to help students from

Premont and San Diego High Schools. In addition

families whose income is under $33,075 (for a family

to counseling, participants receive information

of four), where neither parent has

TRiO Facts:

graduated from college and/or the student will be a first-generation American college student to graduate

Educational Talent Search in Alice, with an

åAn estimated 2 million TRiO students have graduated from college nationwide.

and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. The program provides information on pre-college opportunities.

Through TRiO, our nation is

committed to providing educational

origin, gender, age or disability. Over 2,700 TRiO Programs currently serve nearly 866,000 Americans across the United States. Thirty-seven percent of

å TRiO Student Support Services participants have a 22% greater chance of entering their third year of college than similar students without the benefit of TRiO.

Hispanic; four percent are Native American and four percent are Asian. There are 2,200 students with

and financial aid. This early-intervention program understand their educational opportunities and options. Over 386,000 Americans are enrolled nationwide in 510 TRiO ETS programs. Upward Bound, with an

åStudents who receive a full range of TRiO services (counseling, special courses, and tutoring) are twice as likely to be retained and continue their post-secondary education.

TRiO students are White; 35 percent are African-American; 19 percent are

requirements, scholarships

helps students to better

opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, creed, color, national

about college admissions

annual award of $383,533, helps 75 high school students prepare for higher education. Participating schools are Beeville, George West, Mathis, Odem, Pettus and Skidmore.

åUpward Bound students are 4 times more likely to graduate from college than those students who do not participate in this program.

disabilities and more than 25,000 U.S.

Upward Bound G.O.S.T., with an annual award of $250,000, serves 50 students in grades nine and ten. Participating high school are George West,

veterans currently enrolled in programs.

Odem, Sinton and Taft. Participants receive instruction

TRiO has been in existence at Coastal Bend College

in literature, composition, mathematics and science

since the mid-1970s. There are two Educational

on college campuses after school, on Saturdays and

Talent Search (ETS) programs; two Upward Bound

during the summer. Currently 774 programs are in

(UB) programs and a Student Support Services (SSS)

operation throughout the United States.


award of $300,466. The program provides services to

Educational Talent Search in Beeville, with an

Student Support Services receives an annual

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215 students at Coastal Bend College. Participants

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Performing Arts Schedule

are assisted with staying in school and eventually earning their baccalaureate degrees. Participants receive tutoring, counseling, remedial instruction

February 5 -- “The Gimbles,” (Texas-style symphony

and numerous other services while enrolled at CBC.

of swing and country music), 7:30 p.m., CBC

Students are now being served at over 930 colleges

Cultural & Educational Programs

and universities nationwide. Coastal Bend College TRiO staff include Velma

February 28 -- San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble,

Elizalde, Dean of Student Services; Amy Gonzales,

admission, 3 p.m., Beeville Concert

Senior Office Specialist; Jeri Morton, Student


Support Services Project Director; Kayla Devora, SSS Counselor; Sylvia Lopez, SSS Secretary; Cheryl

March 4 -- Texas Boys Choir, 7:30 p.m., CBC

Gallagher, UB Counselor; Janice Fernandez, UB

Cultural & Educational Programs

Secretary; Lupe Ganceres, Educational Talent Search Project Director; Renee Brown ETS Counselor; Celeste

March 5 -- “Mood Indigo,” (vocal duo performing

Ude, ETS Counselor; Mary Alice Rivera, ETS Tutor

popular music from the 1920’s to the present),

Coordinator/Secretary; Heather Anderson, Upward

7:30 p.m., CBC Cultural & Educational

Bound G.O.S.T Project Director; Dina Villegas, UB


G.O.S.T Secretary; Josie Schuenemann, Educational Talent Search Project Director (Alice Campus); Julie

March 27 -- Annual Talent Show & Dinner, dinner

Enriques, ETS Counselor; Dee Dee Arismendez, ETS Tutor Coordinator/Secretary.

at 6 p.m. in James R. Dougherty Student Union

For more information on the TRiO Programs, call:

7:30 p.m., Beeville Community Chorus

Building, admission, show in auditorium at

åEducational Talent Search Program (Beeville): (361)

April 1 -- “Judith Calhoun,” organist, 3 p.m.,


CBC Cultural & Educational Programs

åEducational Talent Search Program (Alice): (361)


664-3081 åUpward Bound Program: (361) 354-2715

April 24 -- Spring Concert, Mission Espiritu Santo,

åUpward Bound G.O.S.T Program: (361) 354-2746

Goliad State Park, park entrance fee, 7:30

åStudent Support Services: (361) 354-2718





Temple College


2 p.m.


Southwest Texas Jr. College


6 p.m.


Lee College


2 p.m.


Lone Star College – CyFair


2 p.m.


Coastal Bend College Tourney




Claredon College


6 p.m.


Lone Star College -- Tomball


4 p.m.


Schreiner University JV


6 p.m.


Victoria College


7 p.m.


Lone Star College -- CyFair


2 p.m.



Schreiner University JV


7 p.m.


Region XIV Play-off




Southwest Texas Jr. College


3 p.m.


Region XIV Tourney



Head Coach: Bucky Hartman

Assistant Coach: Tony Martinez

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Coastal Bend College Cultural and Educational Programs Committee hosts a free performance of The Gimbles, three generations of musicians, on Friday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium in Beeville. The Gimbles play a Texasstyle symphony of swing and country music. Emily, Dick and Johnny Gimble, with David Levin, are each powerhouse musicians in their own right but together they resonate the very roots of Western swing. The Gimbles’ program is a mix of Texas (western) swing, their versions of standards from the 1930s and 1940s, a little bit of Texas country, and a healthy dose of humor. Emily Gimble, born into two generations of swinging musicians, came out swinging. She has progressed from her first fiddle and guitar to vocals and piano. Growing up surrounded by professional musicians like Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, Randy Elmore’s Swing Showcase and her grandfather, Johnny Gimble, it is

no surprise that Emily pursued a musical career. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Music – Vocal Performance from McLennan Community College in Waco. She completed work on her first CD – “A Case of The Gimbles” in 2005, featuring all three generations of Gimble musicians and an allstar cast of Austin’s finest musicians. She is currently performing with The Marshall For Swing Band and Warren Hood and the Hoodlums.

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Emily’s dad, Dick, grew up with the swing beat and the sweet sound of fiddle in his blood. He was born while his dad, Johnny, was on the road with Bob Wills. Johnny began teaching Dick to play bass and guitar in junior high and later hired him into the band. They have played a thousand gigs since then. Dick studied jazz at the University of Texas and did a stint as a session man in Nashville. His performing and recording career has included work with such musical luminaries as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Floyd Tillman and Walt Wilkins. He has performed on Austin City Li m it s, backing Tom T. Hall, Merle Travis, Charlie Pride, Chet Atkins and Garrison Keillor, and performed with Carrie Underwood during the Grammy Awards. Dick is a 25-year faculty member in the Commercial Music Program at McLennan Communit y Col lege in Waco. He and Marilynn, his wife of 40 years, have three children: Jon Richard, Jeni Re’ and Emily Ann Gimble. Johnny Gimble, National Heritage Awardee and 2005 Texas State Musician, grew up in rural East Texas. He and his four musical brothers performed on the radio in the 1930s. He is perhaps best known for his successful stint with “Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys.” A big part of the Johnny’s legend

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grows from the fact that he is consummate sideman, session artist and band leader. The Grammy awardwinning artist was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” four times by the Country Music Association and threetime “Fiddler of the Year” by The Academy of Country Music eight times. Fiddler Danny Levin is also a Grammy awardwinning artist. He got his start as a classical cellist but when he heard Texas swing and recorded with Johnny Gimble, he put the cello away. Danny was Asleep at the Wheel’s first fiddler, toured and recorded with the “Wheel” for most of the 1970s and earned two Grammys with the band. Danny is an accomplished jazz guy now. He released a CD of standards and originals called Nutbars in 2008. He recently returned to the cello for some new music bands in Austin. His day job is running an ad music studio in Austin called Tequila Mockingbird. The G i mble s’ performance is free and open to the public. It is one of the many concerts offered at no cost to the community throughout the year by the college. For more information on upcoming events at Coastal Bend College, contact James Lee at (361) 354-2303 or

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More than 150 area veterans and their families attended the Vet Info Fair last month in Beeville. Representatives from Coastal Bend College, VFW Post 9170, Texas Veterans Land Board, Texas Veterans Commission and local businesses provided information and offered services to local veterans. The event provided an opportunity for veterans of all branches of the military to get information in a single setting, socialize with others and grab a complimentary lunch.

FREE Dental Care in February February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. To celebrate, get your teeth checked at CBC Dental Clinic. Free dental care this month for all patients. Call now to make an appointment: Monday appointment times: Wednesday appointment times:

8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Call (361)354-2555 for an appointment

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