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CBC Forum January/February 2010

Coastal Bend College

Volume 4, Number 3

Mobile nursing lab South Texas talent shines Taft high schooler earns funded with NOGA grant during basketball game ‘Best of Show’

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Free dental services in Beeville campus

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Alice, 704 Coyote Trail or call (361) 664-2981.

TheDentalHygieneclinicisopenandtakingappointments 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


class includes components of Qi flow, stress management,

Series, sponsored by the Joe Barnhart Foundation. This

smoking cessation, and motivation. Classes are held on


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

more information or to schedule a campus tour, contact

Tuesday and Thursday nights. This class is for those

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

with some computer knowledge. Sign up at CBC


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 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 or call toll free (866) 722-2838.

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Coastal Bend College held a reception in appreciation

see victims of heart

of State Representative Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles.

attacks on a daily basis,

CBC President Dr. Thomas Baynum will sign the Notice

but not CBC students,”

of Grant Award for the $500,000 grant, earmarked in the

Sims explained. “There is

state budget with Gonzalez Toureilles’ assistance, to fund

just a limit to the number

a mobile nursing lab.

of heart attacks or births

“This funding will greatly benefit and enhance the nursing program at Coastal Bend College,” Gonzalez Toureilles said.

in a small hospital on any given day.”

“More importantly, residents of South Texas will benefit from

The funded project

the college’s increased ability to recruit, train and produce

will include the purchase

well-qualified registered nursing candidates that, ultimately,

of a gooseneck trailer

will staff our local hospital and health care facilities.”

to transport medical

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds,



administered through Texas Higher Coordinating Board, will

simulators around the

make it possible

region. Students and local



healthcare personnel



will gain access to the



mobile lab for classroom




exercises and continuing

mobile lab to be

education, according to

circulated among


State Representative Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles championed Coastal Bend College and was instrumental in getting the funding for a mobile nursing lab.

its campuses in

There are only a handful

Alice, Beeville,

of rolling simulation labs

Kingsville and

around the country using a similar setup for training.

Pleasanton. By taking the lab to the students, the nursing

Access to a mobile lab reduces the need for hospitals and

department can meet training demands in four cities for

care centers to either create their own simulation labs or

the price of one.

send their employees out of town for training, both costly

A gooseneck trailer like the one shown here will be outfitted with equipment and simulators so that students can practice emergent scenarios to hone their nursing skills.

Betty Sims, director of nursing at the college, said one


of the challenges facing rural nursing programs is the

“This grant will directly and immediately improve

diversity and availability of patients with multiple illnesses

healthcare in our region,” Sims explained. “We are grateful

at the time the student is in the clinical setting. “Nursing

for the funds and excited about bringing this project to

students who train in large metropolitan hospitals may


Coastal Bend College Nursing Department received a $10,000 donation from Bee County Western Week Committee during a reception held for nursing students and staff in the Sandy Dirks Board Room.

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Coastal Bend College TRiO

education with the University of

pediatrician. She was one of the

Programs (Educational Talent

Houston-Victoria. She graduated

first students recruited into the

Search, Student Support Services,

with a bachelor’s degree in

Upward Bound G.O.S.T. program

Upward Bound and Upward

psychology from the University

in December 2007.

Bound G.O.S.T) celebrated

of Houston-Victoria in December

TRiO Day on Feb. 5 at the

2008. She is currently employed

Bound G.O.S.T. participant,

Beeville campus. TRiO Day is a

by Coastal Bend College and

received a TRiO Achiever Award.

nationwide annual celebration

pursuing a Master’s degree in

Luther is a senior at Odem High

that recognizes the value of the

Adult Education Leadership and

School and is planning to attend

federally-funded TRiO Programs

Guidance at Texas A&M University

Del Mar College in Corpus

and the successes of their

— Kingsville.

Christi, and then transfer to Texas

Kindred Luther, an Upward

Eight individual Achiever

State University in San Marcos.

awards were given from TRiO

She is pursuing a career as an

of Coastal Bend College, delivered

Upward Bound, Upward Bound –

anesthesiologist. She has been

a warm welcome and explained

G.O.S.T, Educational Talent Search,

a participant in Upward Bound

the value of an education. A TRiO

and Student Support Services.

G.O.S.T. for almost two years.

students. Dr. Thomas Baynum, President

Day proclamation was presented

Louis Rodriguez, an Upward

Three Educational Talent

by Jimmy Martinez Jr., Mayor of

Bound participant, received a

Search participants received a

Beeville. 230 students and staff

TRiO Achiever Award. Rodriguez

TRiO Achiever Award. They are:

members from Coastal Bend

is a senior at A.C. Jones High

Frank Alvarez, Ana Ibarra and

College and area high schools

School and is planning to attend

Patricia Parraz.

participated in workshops

Texas Art Institution of Houston. He is pursuing

George West High School and

a career in

is planning to attend Baylor

Visual Design.

University. He is pursuing a

He has been

career in business and finance. He

a participant

has been an Educational Talent

in Upward

Search participant for four years.

Bound for four years. highlighting career opportunities

Frank Alvarez is a senior at

Juan Gonzalez, an Upward

Ana Ibarra, a senior at Odem High School, plans to attend Del Mar College. She is pursuing a

Bound participant, received a

career in nursing. She has been

TRiO Achiever Award. Gonzalez

an Educational Talent Search

outstanding student achievement

is a senior at A.C. Jones High

participant for two years.

by awarding one overall TRiO

School and is planning to attend

Achiever selected from the four

Coastal Bend College and major

Odem High School, plans to


in psychology. He has been a

attend Texas A&M University

participant in Upward Bound for

of Texas — Kingsville. She is

four years.

pursuing a career in education.

and relevant student issues. The TRiO Programs recognized

Amy Gonzales received the overall TRiO Achiever Award for 2009-2010. Gonzales, a former

Jessica Banta, an Upward

Patricia Parraz, a senior at

She has been an Educational

Coastal Bend College TRiO

Bound G.O.S.T. participant,

Talent Search participant for three

Student Support Services student,

received a TRiO Achiever Award.


is a graduate of A.C. Jones

Banta is a senior at Sinton High

High School and Coastal Bend

School and is planning to attend

Support Services participant,

College. After completing her

Schreiner University in Kerrville.

received a TRiO Achiever Award.

studies at CBC, she continued her

She is pursuing a career as a

Briseno, a December 2009

Alan Briseno, a Student

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Secretary; Cheryl Gallagher, UB

TRiO Upward Bound is a college

Counselor; Janice Fernandez, UB

University –Corpus Christi. He will

prep program designed to identify

Secretary; Heather Anderson,UB

pursue a career in computer science.

and assist high school students

G.O.S.T. Project Director; Dina

He has been with Student Support

with academic potential, from

Services for three years.

economically disadvantaged

is planning to attend Texas A&M

Through the TRiO Programs,

backgrounds, who are low income

our nation has asserted a

and/or first generation CBC’s UB

commitment to providing

G.O.S.T. Program serves students

educational opportunities to all

enrolled at George West, Odem,

Americans regardless of race,

Sinton and Taft schools. The

ethnic background or economic

program develops students’ skills

circumstance. TRiO is a series of

and motivation necessary to

programs to help low-income and/

complete a program of secondary

or first generation Americans enter

education and to enter and graduate

college, graduate, and move on to

from a program of postsecondary

participate more fully in America’s

education by providing a number

economic and social life.

of services including academic

Coastal Bend TRiO Counselor Kayla Devora

instruction, career and financial

awards Alan Briseno who was named TRiO

Services Program is designed

counseling, six weeks summer

Student Support Services Achiever.

to identify college students

residential program and work-study

with academic potential from


The TRiO Student Support

disadvantaged backgrounds.

Coastal Bend College TRiO staff

Villegas, UB G.O.S.T. Secretary; Lupe Ganceres, ETS Project Director;

The program provides support

personnel include Velma Elizalde,

Renee Brown, ETS Counselor; Celeste

to increase student retention,

Dean of Student Services/TRiO

Ude, ETS Counselor and Mary Alice

graduation and transfer rates.

Director; Amy Gonzales, Senior

Rivera, ETS Tutor Coordinator/

Office Specialist; Jeri Morton, SSS


The TRiO Educational Talent Search Program assists economically

Project Director, Kayla Devora,

disadvantaged and/or first

SSS Counselor; Sylvia Lopez, SSS

generation college bound students. CBC’s ETS Program serves high school students enrolled in Beeville, George West, Karnes City, Kenedy, Mathis, Odem, Pettus, Refugio, Runge, Skidmore-Tynan, Taft and Three Rivers; and middle/junior high school students in Mathis, Moreno, Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan. The program provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to postsecondary institutions. Other services provided include assistance with college admissions, tutoring, college tours

For more information on the TRiO Programs, call (361) 354-2715.

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Coastal Bend College’s Blue vs. White 2010 Senior All-Star Basketball showed the best of South Texas athletes. Two teams, comprised of area high school basketball players, went head to head in a matchup of equal skill and

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from Karnes City High School. White Team coaches were Jeff Huber from Orange Grove High School and Jarvin Hall from Waelder High School. “I would like to thank the coaches for their help with practices and the game, Hartman said. “It’s nice to see coaches that compete during the regular

talent. “This was more than we could have asked for,” said Bucky Hartman, head

season come together post-season for the benefit of the athletes.”

men’s basketball coach at Coastal Bend College. “Both teams were evenly

Those who competed on the Blue Team included Caleb Gips from Yorktown

matched and it was tied at 94 with about 3:30 left in the game until the Blue

High School; Cody Clayton from Yorktown High School; Joe Jefferson from

squad made a run towards the end.”

Pettus High School; Ryder Weilbacher from Poth High School; A.K. Williams

The final score was 114 to 104, in favor of Blue Team.

from Navarro High School in Seguin; Steve Finch from Nixon-Smiley High

Hartman invited players from high schools around the Coastal Bend to

School; Tyler Korus from Jourdanton High School; Hayden Otwell from Goliad

compete on two 15-man teams. The games were played using NJCAA rules

High School; Travis Nelson from Tuloso-Midway High School; Scott Stracener

and regulations.

from Calallen High School in Corpus Christi; and Grant Wilson from Tuloso-

Israel Garcia from Cotulla High School earned 30 points and led all players

Midway High School.

in scoring. He was named Blue Team MVP. Blue Team high scorers were: Colton

Those who competed on the White Team included Wade Kelso from

Clay, Edna High School, 24 points; Josiah Ramsey, Natallia High School, 15

Austwell-Tivoli High School; Ricky Rivera from Taft High School; Corey Nava

points; and Milton Jenkins, Edna High School, 10 points.

from Banquete High School; Conner McCarn from Skidmore-Tynan High School;

Braden Neskora from Moulton High School (22 points) and Corey Wilson

Noe Cuevas from Taft High School; Mark Corbero from Santa Rosa High School;

from Waelder High School in Victoria (20 points) were named White Team

Dairo Mendoza from Santa Rosa High School; A.J. Gaoma from Bishop High

Co-MVPs. Jordan Huber, Orange Grove High School, 15 points, was recognized

School; Matt Rosas from Falfurrias High School; Josh Harrison from Sinton

as a high scorer for the White Team.

High School; Nate Velasco from Gregory-Portland High School; Jesse Zuniga

“All players showed great sportsmanship and effort. It was a battle for the ages,” Hartman said. Area high school coaches led the teams. Blue Team coaches were Bobby Craig from Tuloso-Midway High School in Corpus Christi and Sean Armstrong

from Miller High School in Corpus Christi; and Chris Wade from Rockport High School. For additional information about Coastal Bend College Men’s Basketball, contact Bucky Hartman at or (361) 354-2350.

Fine Arts Schedule February 24 -- Gallery Opening: “CBC Visual Arts Division High School Art Competition”, Reception

For more information, contact Jayne Duryea, at (361) 354-2322 or

& Gallery Talk, 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Simon Michael Art Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg., ClosesMarch 11. March 24 -- Gallery Opening: “Cone 10 Studio” Reception

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

& Gallery Talk, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Simon Michael Art Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg. Closes April 21

April 20-23 --“China Painting,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Artist-in-Residence: Phyllis McElhinney

April 28 -- Gallery Opening: “Student & Faculty Art Exhibition,” Reception & Gallery Talk, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Student Art Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Simon

April 7 -- “Caricatures” Artist-in-Residence: Lorin Bernsen

Michael Art Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Bldg. Closes May 6

April 21-22 -- “Wildlife Photography” Artist-in-Residence: TBA

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Key performances in the area include the Southwest

present Mariachi Showcase, an extravanga of mariachis

Independent School District Mariachi Conference in

of all levels. Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle of McAllen

San Antonio; and concerts at the City Auditorium in

will headline the April 17 concert. Mariachi UTPA will

Uvalde and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at

also perform. Dia Del Mariachi Overall Vocal and Group

both the Astrodome and the Reliant Stadium. They’ve

winners will open the show, following the all-day Dia

performed in McAllen, Victoria, Bryan and Harlingen,

Del Mariachi competition.

for various festivals. In México, Los Arrieros performed

Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle was formed in the spring of 1996 and is quickly becoming one of the most

in Atotonilco, Jalisco. They’ve shared the stage with world-class artists

popular mariachi groups across the country. Los Arrieros

such as Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Mariachi Cobre,

is a 12-piece ensemble, under the direction of Alex

Mariachi Sol de México, Mariachi América, Mariachi

Trevino and Marcos A. Zárate, comprised of young and

Imperial, Mariachi Los Camperos, Mariachi Reina

talented musicians with a desire to promote the beauty

de Los Angeles, José Feliciano, Trío Los Panchos, the

and splendor of mariachi music. With their energetic

Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Vikki Carr, Pedro

shows, strong vocals, stirring melodies and masterful

Fernández, Rocío Dúrcal, José Guadalupe Esparza

execution of classical, traditional and contemporary

of Bronco, Joan Sebastián, Joe López, Bobby Pulido,

arrangements, Los Arrieros have captivated audiences

Roberto Pulido, Humberto Herrera, Ramón Ayala, Dulce

across the United States and México.

María Castro, the tenor Mauro Calderón, and Rodrigo

Los Arrieros has performed at such prestigious venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles,

Vidal. Most of the members of Los Arrieros are educators

Calif., where they were the first mariachi ensemble to

at various school districts in the Rio Grande Valley. They

perform on its stage. They have been featured performers

are experts in music education, kinesiology, engineering,

at the Mariachi USA Festival in Hollywood and the

literature, biology and university-level education. With a

world-renowned Hollywood Bowl for the last seven

strong base in education and an unwavering commitment to

years, where they have continuously brought the sellout

their music, Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle represents the

crowds of 20,000 to their feet. They have performed at

music of Mexico to its fullest with its vigorous sones, doleful

the AVA Amphitheatre in Tucson; the Bellagio Hotel and

huapangos, dynamic rancheras, and romantic boleros.

Casino in Las Vegas; and the Verizon Amphitheatre in

For more information about the April 17 concert or

San Antonio. They appeared on VH1’s feature My Big,

to purchase tickets, contact J.J. Sanchez, Coastal Bend

Fat, Fabulous Wedding in the summer of 2007.

College, at (361) 664-2981 Ext. 3042.

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Making it Writing an essay often seems to be a

In order to write a successful essay, you must

describes your topic. Each main idea that you

dreaded task among students. Whether the

organize your thoughts. By taking what’s already

wrote in your diagram or outline will become a

essay is for a scholarship, a class, or maybe even

in your head and putting it to paper, you are able

separate section within the body of your essay.

a contest, many students often find the task

to see connections and links between ideas more

Each body paragraph will have the same

overwhelming. While an essay is a large project,

clearly. This structure serves as a foundation for

basic structure. Begin by writing one of your

there are many steps a student can take that will

your paper. Use either an outline or a diagram to

main ideas as the introductory sentence. Next,

help break down the task into manageable parts.

jot down your ideas and organize them.

write each of your supporting ideas in sentence

Following this process is the easiest way to draft

To create a diagram, write your topic in the

format, but leave three or four lines in between

a successful essay, whatever its purpose might

middle of your page. Draw three to five lines

each point to come back and give detailed


branching off from this topic and write down

examples to back up your position. Fill in these

your main ideas at the ends of these lines. Draw

spaces with relative information that will help

Writing a Basic Essay, there are seven steps to

more lines off these main ideas and include any

link smaller ideas together.

writing a successful essay:

thoughts you may have on these ideas.

According to Kathy Livingston’s Guide to

If you prefer to create an outline, write your 1. Pick a topic.

topic at the top of the page. From there, begin

5. Write the introduction. Now that you have developed your thesis and

You may have your topic assigned, or you

to list your main ideas, leaving space under each

the overall body of your essay, you must write

may be given free reign to write on the subject of

one. In this space, make sure to list other smaller

an introduction. The introduction should attract

your choice. If you are given the topic, you should

ideas that relate to each main idea. Doing this

the reader’s attention and show the focus of your

think about the type of paper that you want to

will allow you to see connections and will help


produce. Should it be a general overview of the

you to write a more organized essay.

subject or a specific analysis? Narrow your focus if necessary. If you have not been assigned a topic, you

Begin with an attention grabber. You can use shocking information, dialogue, a story, a quote,

3. Write your thesis statement. Now that you have chosen a topic and sorted

or a simple summary of your topic. Whichever angle you choose, make sure that it ties in with

have a little more work to do. However, this

your ideas into relevant categories, you must

your thesis statement, which will be included as

opportunity also gives you the advantage to

create a thesis statement. Your thesis statement

the last sentence of your introduction.

choose a subject that is interesting or relevant to

tells the reader the point of your essay. Look

you. First, define your purpose. Is your essay to

at your outline or diagram. What are the main

inform or persuade?


6. Write the conclusion. The conclusion brings closure of the topic

Once you have determined the purpose, you

Your thesis statement will have two parts.

will need to do some research on topics that you

The first part states the topic, and the second

final perspective on your topic. Your conclusion

find intriguing. Think about your life. What is it

part states the point of the essay. For instance,

should consist of three to five strong sentences.

that interests you? Jot these subjects down.

if you were writing about Bill Clinton and his

Simply review your main points and provide

Finally, evaluate your options. If your goal

impact on the United States, an appropriate

reinforcement of your thesis.

is to educate, choose a subject that you have

thesis statement would be, “Bill Clinton has

already studied. If your goal is to persuade,

impacted the future of our country through

choose a subject that you are passionate about.

his two consecutive terms as United States

Whatever the mission of the essay, make sure


that you are interested in your topic.

7. Add the finishing touches. After writing your conclusion, you might think that you have completed your essay. Wrong. Before you consider this a finished work,

4. Write the body. 2. Prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas.

and sums up your overall ideas while providing a

The body of your essay argues, explains or

you must pay attention to all the small details. Check the order of your paragraphs. Your

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strongest points should be the first and last paragraphs within the body, with the others falling in the middle. Also, make sure that your paragraph order makes sense. If your essay is describing a process, such as how to make a great chocolate cake, make sure that your paragraphs fall in the correct order. Review the instructions for your essay, if applicable. Many teachers and scholarship forms follow different formats, and you must double check instructions to ensure that your essay is in the desired format. Finally, review what you have written. Reread your paper and check to see if it makes sense. Make sure that sentence flow is smooth and add phrases to help connect thoughts or ideas. Check your essay for grammar and spelling mistakes. Congratulations! You have just written a great essay.

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

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Coastal Bend College’s annual High School Art Competition submissions are on exhibit at the Simon Michael Art Gallery on the Beeville campus. More than 60 pieces were entered in 11 categories to be judged by CBC’s art faculty. First, second, third and honorable mention honors were awarded in each section of the juried contest. One overall winner – best of show – was chosen. Justin Alvarez of Taft High School earned Best of Show for a pencil drawing titled “Eagle.” Winners are considered for visual arts scholarships or dorm scholarships at Coastal Bend College. The breakdown by category follows:

Best of Show Justin Alvarez Taft High School


Colored Drawings 1st Place

Dominick Wallace

Taft H.S.

Keri Hilson

2nd Place

Kati Pena

Taft H.S.


3rd Place

Syndal Cruz

Kenedy H.S.

Battle of the Bubbles

and Diamonds HM

Dalton Torres

A.C. Jones H.S.

Collo Sax


Krista Gonzales

A.C. Jones H.S.

The Sound of Color


Michelle Zambrono

Kenedy H.S.

Abstract In Letters

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Taylor Atkinson

Kenedy H.S.

Blue Dots


Caitlynn Judkin

Kenedy H.S.

The Connection


Lydia Olsen

A.C. Jones H.S.

Art Gallery


Larissa Diaz

Kenedy H.S. Overhead View of Barrel of Balls


Jamie Haley

George West H.S. Beauty of Diversity


Michael Beasley

Taft H.S.


Three-Dimensional 1st Place

Chelsey Browning

George West H.S. White Whisper

Samantha Briseno

Academy At Maddera

Pastel 1st Place

Let Your Heart Be Heard 2nd Place

Kelli Andrade

Woodsboro H.S.


3rd Place

Khiry Jones

Woodsboro H.S.

Le Plein Air


Mark Adamez

A.C. Jones H.S.

Psycho Nursery

Drawing-Charcoal 1st Place

Emmanuel Wallace

Taft High School

Black Spiderman

2nd Place

Emmanuel Wallace

Taft H.S.

The Incredible Hulk

3rd Place

Ashley Hadwin

George West H.S. Bette Davis Eyes


Christian Morris

George West H.S. Moonlight Kiss

Mixed Media 1st Place

Sarah Pena

Woodsboro H.S.


2nd Place

Crystal Nix

Woodsboro H.S.


3rd Place

Lawrence Rahmes

Kenedy H.S.

Still Life


Chris Campos

A.C. Jones H.S.

From Hell and Back


James Lopez

Kenedy H.S.

Still Life of Basket

and Flowers

Scratchboard 1st Place

Taylor Atkinson

Kenedy H.S.


2nd Place

Pooja Patel

Kenedy H.S.

Butterfly Effect

3rd Place

Corey Perez

Kenedy H.S.

Upway Bound


Lauren Tafolla

Kenedy H.S.



Syndal Cruz

Kenedy H.S.

Swimming Through

Meghan Edwards

Kenedy H.S.

The Lion

The Corals HM

Drawing/Ink 1st Place

Meghan Sanders

Woodsboro H.S.

The Duke

2nd Place

Sarah Pena

Woodsboro H.S.


3rd Place

Khiry Jones

Woodsboro H.S.

Breath of Spring


Kelli Andrade

Woodsboro H.S.


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Lydia A. Olsen

A.C. Jones H.S.



Robert Briones

Kenedy H.S.

Feeling Crazy


Sarah Sutton

Kenedy H.S.

Movement in Black and White

Drawing/Pencil 1st Place

Justin Alvarez

Taft H.S.


2nd Place

Dominick Wallace

Taft H.S.

Michael Jackson Final Farewell


Jessie Hoffman

Kenedy H.S.

Watching Dad


Trey Salinas

Kenedy H.S.

The Man Meld


Santini Cabrosco

Kenedy H.S.

Bustin’ Out


Angelica Amador

Kenedy H.S.



Chris Camp

Kenedy H.S.



Kyle Gomez

Kenedy H.S.



Pooja Patel

Kenedy H.S.

The Hummingbird


Marissa Puerto

Kenedy H.S.

Feasting on the Innocence Tree


Corey Perez

Kenedy H.S.

Where ever I Roam


Tiffany Diaz

Kenedy H.S.



Jessie Hoffman

Kenedy H.S.

The Tabernacle


Jaime Contretas

A.C. Jones H.S.

Me, Myself, and I


Christian Morris

George West H.S. Twilight Rose


Dalton Torres

A.C. Jones H.S.

The Freak


Michael Beasley

Taft H.S.



Tiffany Diaz

Kenedy H.S.

Me, Me, Me


Angeliza Amador

Kenedy H.S.

Mother Wolf


Chelsey Browning

George West H.S. Student Portrait


John Elkins

Nixon-Smiley H.S. Still Life Country

Painting - Acrylic 1st Place

Sarah Roach

George West H.S. Forgotten Cottage

2nd Place

Sarah Roach

George West H.S. Into The Light

3rd Place

Crystal Nix

Woodsboro H.S.


Katherine Villarreal A.C. Jones H.S.

Night. Sky. Love. Earth


Bryan Moore

Multiple Personalities


Angelica M Hallare A.C. Jones H.S.

A.C. Jones H.S.

My Backyard

Yes, This Is For You

Painting -Watercolor 1st Place

Katherine Villarreal A.C. Jones H.S.


2nd Place

Meghan Sanders

Woodsboro H.S.


3rd Place

Juan Gonzalez

A.C. Jones H.S.

The Sound of Loneliness


Kalynn Simmers

Woodsboro H.S.

Accidents Happen


Bryan Moore

A.C. Jones H.S.

Natural Beauty


David Nix

Woodsboro H.S.

Mickey D


Louis P. Rodriquez

A.C. Jones H.S.

The Sax


George Rodriquez

Nixon-Smiley H.S. Colors DNA”

Painting - Oil 1st Place

Samantha Briseno

Academy At Maddera Secret Garden

CBC Forum

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CBC Forum

Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count

“These success measures are the heart of the Achieving

(ATD), a national nonprofit organization that helps more

the Dream mission,” said Carol Lincoln, national director

community college students succeed, recently designated

of Achieving the Dream and a senior program director at

Coastal Bend College as a Leader College for its sustained

MDC, the initiative’s managing partner. “The hard work

improvement on key student achievement indicators.

and commitment that these colleges – their administrators,

“We are honored to be named as an Achieving the Dream

professors, support personnel, and the students themselves

Leader College and to have this opportunity to work with

– have demonstrated over time have led to important

community colleges across the country in improving the

educational and institutional-based improvements that have

success of our students,” said CBC President Dr. Thomas

helped increase student achievement on their campuses.”


The Leader Colleges include institutions large and small,

CBC is included with a list of 20 other community and

rural and urban, single campus and multi-campus that are

technical colleges in Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Virginia,

working to address a variety of student success challenges.

North Carolina and Ohio. This is the first year that ATD

These colleges have identified workable solutions to issues

has recognized Leader Colleges. The designated institutions have demonstrated commitment to and progress on the four principles of Achieving the Dream: committed leadership, use of evidence to improve programs and services, broad engagement, and systemic institutional improvement. They have also shown three years of sustained improvement of student success on at least one of the following measures of performance: » Course completion » Advancement from remedial to credit-bearing courses

“Creating and implementing student success initiatives that have an impact takes time and patience. It’s critical that we get it right and that we learn from institutions that have demonstrated success in key areas and have been able to maintain progress over time.” -- Carol Lincoln AtD National Director

» Completion of college-level math and English courses » Term-to-term and year-to-year retention

such as enhancing the experience of first-year students,

» Completion of certificates or degrees

improving developmental education, closing achievement

Additionally, each college must have successfully

gaps, strengthening academic and personal advising for

implemented at least one student success intervention

students in need of additional support, strengthening links

or initiative that achieved documented improvement in

to high schools and four-year institutions to improve student

student outcomes that are of sufficient scale to benefit

preparation, and increasing retention, persistence rates, and

a substantial proportion of students.

the number of certificate and degree recipients.

Conceived in 2004 by Lumina Foundation for Education

“We expect these colleges to serve as mentors within

and eight national partner organizations, Achieving the

the Achieving the Dream community of learners, as well

Dream has expanded to more than 100 institutions in

as advocates for the principles of Achieving the Dream,”

22 states, reaching nearly one million students. ATD is

Lincoln said. “Creating and implementing student success

focused on creating a “culture of evidence” on community

initiatives that have an impact takes time and patience. It’s

college campuses in which data collection and analysis

critical that we get it right and that we learn from institutions

drive efforts to identify problems that prevent students from

that have demonstrated success in key areas and have been

succeeding—particularly low-income students and students

able to maintain progress over time.”

of color—and develop programs to help them stay in school and receive a certificate or diploma or transfer to a four-year institution.

For more information on the Leader Colleges, go to www.

CBC Forum March/April 2010  

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