• From the Desk of CBC President

    CBC Closes All Locations through May 3


    April 2, 2020 

    In regards to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-14 and in accordance with the guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools, including Coastal Bend College (CBC), will continue to be closed to the public until May 3, 2020.  Only designated employees are permitted on site at all CBC locations. 

    The majority of classes have transitioned to online, however, some classes require labs. We ask that if this applies to you, reach out to your instructor for details. We will work diligently to ensure we get you in your lab settings as soon as it is safe and healthy to do so. 

    All CBC offices will operate remotely to continue providing our students and future students the services needed. Here is the list of phone numbers of the offices available to assist students and future students: 

    Alice Site 

    (361) 664-2981 

    Kingsville Site 

    (361) 592-1615 

    Pleasanton Site 

    (830) 569-4222 

    Admissions/Registrar 

    (361) 354-2245 

    Advising 

    (361) 354-2300 

    Business Office 

    (361) 354-2220 

    Financial Aid 

    (361) 354-2238 

    Student Services 

    (361) 354-2532 

    Students can also contact CBC offices utilizing the Chat function located on the CBC homepage of the website. Just click on “chat” in the upper right hand of the page and select the office you wish to speak with. Chat is available during regular business hours.  

    CBC would like to thank you all for your continued patience and understanding. We want to reassure you that Coastal Bend College is monitoring COVID-19 developments. Our priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and local community. We will continue to ensure Success Happens at CBC, but maintaining a healthy environment for of our students and employees is paramount. 

    The College understands this pandemic has put additional strains on you and your family. If you need additional educational services or assistance, please reach out to us. We want to provide any assistance we can through these uncertain times. Remember, when it is necessary to go to public settings, practice social distancing. We are doing our part to straighten the curve to keep Texas and keep our communities and college safe and healthy. 

    Please continue to monitor our website for recent developments and assistance. I look forward to seeing you all again. 

    Respectfully, 

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


  • COVID-19 Update:
    Coastal Bend College Closes All Locations to the Public

    3/23/2020, 5:16 p.m. 

    In an abundance of caution and after considering the ever changing situation of COVID-19, Coastal Bend College has closed all locations to the public. The daycare will remain open. The following offices will remain to provide services to students: 

    Admissions/Registrar 

    (361) 354-2245 

    Advising 

    (361) 354-2300 

    Business Office 

    (361) 354-2220 

    Financial Aid 

    (361) 354-2238

    Student Services 

    (361) 354-2300 

    We want to reassure you that Coastal Bend College is monitoring COVID-19 developments and guidance. Our priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and local community. 

    Respectfully,   

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


    CBC Postpones Graduation Ceremonies Due to COIVD-19  

    3/20/2020, 8:22 p.m. 

    Dear Coastal Bend College Community:  

    Due to the rapidly changing public health concerns, Coastal Bend Colleges commencement ceremony has been postponed until further notice. At this time, the graduation committee is working on alternatives to continue celebrating the achievements of our CBC graduates. 

    I want to thank you all for your continued patience and understanding. We want to reassure you that Coastal Bend College is monitoring COVID-19 developments. Our priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and local community. 

    Respectfully,   

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


    Official CBC Statement Pertaining to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order   

    3/20/2020, 5:33 p.m. 

    Dear Coastal Bend College Community: 

    Over the past week, Coastal Bend College has implemented several measures and recommendations to help ensure the health and safety of our communities as we attempted to deliver Career and Technical Education (CTE) labs/courses.  However, in lieu of Governor Abbott’s recent declaration and the dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the state, we believe we must honor the Governor’s request to ensure that each Texan does his or her part to curb the spread of the virus. CBC will temporarily halt our efforts to deliver this type of face-to-face instruction. We will resume our efforts to deliver CTE lab/courses on April 6 pending further developments. 

    Here is additional information you may find helpful: 

    Online Classes:Online classes will continue as normal.  

    Face-to-face Classes:All face-to-face classes have been transitioned to online and will remain in that modality for the remainder of the semester. Spring Flex II classes are scheduled to begin online March 23. We have labs available at each of our locations to serve students who need access to computers and internet.   

    Coastal Bend College will continue to use Blackboard as the primary online learning platform to facilitate the student academic experience. Students experiencing issues connecting to Blackboard should contact Cynthia Abrigo at (361) 354-2508 or via email at cabrigo@coastalbend.edu. Students who have questions about other tools and resources being used in their classes should contact their instructor for further information.  

    Campus Offices:Offices continue to be staffed from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As we try to minimize traffic flow and practice social distancing, we may adjust the number of staff we have on campus. As such, the business office, financial aid office, admissions office, and the administration offices will remain open. All employees (faculty and staff) not on campus will work remotely during this time. However, we ask that you call ahead to determine staff availability to effectively and expeditiously assist you. Thank you in advance for doing your part to help us stay healthy. 

    Registration: Summer registration begins March 23. Advisors will be available during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Monday through Friday. You can email questions about enrollment toadmissions@coastalbend.edu. For questions about financial aid, please email moralesn@coastalbend.edu. Summer classes will begin as previously scheduled.  

    Computer Labs:Students are reminded that designated computer labs remain available on during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). 

    Continuing Education:For more information on non-college credit earning continuing education classes, please clickhere.  

    Dining Services:Will remain open at this time. 

    Bookstore: Will remain open at this time.  

    Daycare Center: Will remain open at this time and will continue to monitor students per guidelines as provided by Texas Health and Human Services.   

    Campus Spaces:The Library and the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gym) continue to be closed until further notice. 

    Dorms: Will remain open at this time.   

    Campus Tours:No campus tours will occur during this time. We will announce the times once we are certain we can offer these services.   

    Athletics: The NJCAA have suspended all athletic competitions through the end of the Spring 2020 sports season. Practices and workouts on campus or as a team are not permitted through this period. 

    Precautions:    

    Wash your hands for 20 seconds 

    Use hand sanitizer 

    Avoid shaking hands 

    Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with those who are sick 

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth 

    You are encouraged to seek medical care if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. However, you should call your health care provider and alert them of your symptoms prior to visiting their location. 

    If you are a CBC student and are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, please contact coronoavirusstu@coastalbend.edu  

    If you are a CBC employee and are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, please contact coronoavirusemp@coastalbend.edu 

    I want to thank you all for your continued patience and understanding. We want to reassure you that Coastal Bend College is monitoring COVID-19 developments. We will update our policies and protocols accordingly.Our priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and local community.  

    Respectfully,    

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


    CBC to Release Official Statement Pertaining to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order  

    3/19/2020, 6:15 p.m. 

    In response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order in regards to the Federal Guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Texas, Coastal Bend College will release an official statement, Friday March 20 on the college’s website. 


     From the Desk of CBC President-COVID-19 Update: Classes Resume Online   

    3/17/2020, 8:04 p.m.    

    Classes resume March 18 online.  

    Latest Developments 

    Summer Registration 

    Our online admissions application will be available March 23: www.ApplyTexas.org 

    Our website is online, and Blackboard is also available. 

    Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC email address and your password.  

    Following are answers to questions you may have. If you have a question not answered here, email kdjones@coastalbend.edu . 

    General 

    Are CBC College offices open? Offices will resume normal operational hours March 18. However, you should expect some delays as we bring everything back up to normal operational capacity.  

    How do I contact a faculty or staff member? Our phone system has been fully restored, but you can contact them via email. Please be sure to use your CBC email. Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC email address and your password.  

    I’m a student I don’t have internet access? Computer labs specifically for students are available at all locations. See list below: 

    Beeville Students: Elam 124 

    Alice Students: Room 139 

    Kingsville Students: Room 115 

    Pleasanton Students: Room 136 

    Will the semester be extended? No, the Spring semester will not be extended. When classes resume, instructors will work with students on assignments, due dates, and tests so that no student is negatively impacted as a result of this event. 

    When do classes start? Classes for the full Spring semester are scheduled to resume March 18 online only. There will be no face-to-face classes until further notice. Spring Flex II classes are scheduled to begin on March 23. No changes in Summer start dates. Summer classes will begin as previously scheduled. 

    What is the process for students to pick up books for Spring 2020 Flex II Session classes? Contact the bookstore for information. 

    Dual credit: My high school’s spring break is the week after CBC returns. What should I do? Contact your instructor using your CBC email. 

    If you have questions about grades or other class specific questions, please email your instructor. Be sure to use your CBC email. Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC student email address and your password. Please give your instructor 24 hours to respond. 

    How do I contact my instructor? You can contact them via email. If you do not have your instructor’s email, please visit www.coastalbend.edu/faculty_staff. Be sure to use your CBC email. Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC student email address and your password.  

    My instructor isn’t responding, what do I do? Your instructor has 24 hours to respond to emails. If they haven’t responded, make sure you are using your Coastal Bend College email. As a security measure to ensure your instructor is speaking with the correct person, they will only respond to a student request from a student’s College email account. If you have been using your College email and it has been more than 24 hours, then please forward all emails you have sent your instructor to kdjones@coastalbend.edu, and we will assist you in getting in contact with them. Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC student email address and your password.  

    Financial Aid 

    For FAFSA and other financial aid questions visit www.coastalbend.edu/finaid.  You can also email moralesn@coastalbend.edu . 

    Can students pay their bills? Students can pay their bills by cash, check, credit card, or money order at the nearest CBC location. or by phone with a credit card. During this time, we will extend payment deadline to Friday March 20th. You will not be charged late fees during this time period. April payments are due by April 6, or late fees will be charged.  Contact Becky Miller through email,  rmiller@coastalbend.edu or cahiers at busoffice@coastalbend.edu.  

    Will I owe if I drop a class? Yes, unless it’s a Spring Flex II class. We are past the 100% drop date. Students who drop courses after the 100% drop date will be charged the full price for the course. Coastal Bend College does not prorate costs for courses. Before you drop a class, check with your instructor. We have directed instructors to work with students once classes resume on assignments, due dates, and tests so that no student is negatively impacted as a result of this outage. For more details about dropping courses, visit www.coastalbend.edu to find the form.  

    When can I get my 1098-T? 1098-T information can be found here. 

     Enrollment Services  

    When can current students register? Registration begins for Summer classes March 23.  

    Will there be advisors available to enroll/talk to students? Advisors will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

    How do I know what classes I need? How many credits do I have? Can I take summer classes? Visit a  CBC advisor from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

    How can I apply? To apply visit coastalbend.edu/future  

    I have questions about enrolling at Coastal Bend College. Email your questions to admissions@coastalbend.edu. 

    Can I take a tour? Can I take the TSI? I filled out an application, but I didn’t receive an acceptance letter. Please email your questions to katryna@coastalbend.edu. 

    Registrar 

    Can I get my transcript? Due to our current network outage, we are not able to print transcripts or send electronic transcripts. CBC is working diligently to restore all services, but at this time we do not know when all services will be restored. We appreciate your patience while we are dealing with this disruption, and we will provide additional information on expected dates and services as it becomes available. We will put an announcement on the CBC website and on our Facebook page when we are able to send and print transcripts. 

    Library 

    Is the library open? The Library will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

    When classes resume, the College will work with students on assignments, due dates, and exams so that no student is negatively impacted as a result of this event. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of new developments.  

    Respectfully,   

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


     

    From the Desk of CBC President-  COVID-19 Update: Continuing Education (CE) Classes  

    3/17/2020, 7:38 p.m. 

    COVID-19 Update: CE Programs 

    Coastal Bend College offers a wide variety of non college credit earning Continuing Education classes to the surrounding CBC community. Below are the updates for CBC’s CE classes: 

    Phlebotomy: Current students in Alice and Kingsville will complete the class with a modified schedule provided by instructor. Students will practice proper hygiene and social distancing. Future classes will be postponed until further notice. 

    Phlebotomy Clinical: Current/pending clinical students will complete their rotation, per guidelines of Christus Spohn. New students will not be registered for rotation until further notice. 

    Transportation Training (CDL): Classes will continue as scheduled in Pleasanton. Class maximum size is 4 students. 

    VITA Tax Preparation Services: Canceled 

    Medication Aide Refresher: All classes postponed until further notice. 

    CPR: All classes postponed until further notice. 

    Adult Education Program: Postponed until further notice. 

    Halo Flight: Plans have been suspending until further notice. 

    Los Mestenos: All course offerings will be postponed until further notice. 

    Kids College: Canceled.  

    Teen Summer Camps: Postponed until further notice. 

    Visual Arts Gallery Events & Workshops: Postponed until further notice. 

    Child Development Associate Program: Canceled. 

    We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of new developments. 

    Respectfully,   

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


     

    Message from CBC Athletic Director, Paul Cantrell 

    3/17/2020, 3:27 p.m. 

    A message from CBC Athletic Director, Paul Cantrell 

    "We are incredibly disappointed for all of our athletes, but especially for our baseball and softball programs which were showing so much promise in the early stages of their seasons.  We are thankful that the NJCAA is going to grant all spring sport athletes an additional year of eligibility.  This gives these students to compete here at CBC or for three full-years at a four year school.  This was great news on a truly disappointing day.” 

    Release from NJCAA:  

    Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition, effective immediately. 

    "In light of the progressive evolvement of the COVID-19 situation, the NJCAA has decided to end all competition for the remainder of the academic year," stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. "As an association, the NJCAA exhausted all possible avenues to potentially postpone competition for both upcoming basketball championships and spring sport competition. We believe following the recommendations of the CDC is in the best interest of our member colleges and our student-athletes." 

    Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play. 

    Regarding eligibility for spring sports, no spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled at a member college in 2020 will be charged a year of participation. 

    Along with the cancellation of competition, all on and off-campus recruiting for all sports will be halted until April 15 with further evaluation to be assessed at that point in time. 

    The NJCAA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available. 


     

    From the Desk of CBC President Dr. Hoggard: COVID-19 Update: CTE Classes 

    3/16/2020, 8:18 p.m. 

    Coastal Bend College Students, Faculty, and Staff: 

    Coastal Bend College, like all community colleges, offer academic courses and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses. CTE courses require both classroom instruction and actual lab work. 

    Coastal Bend College will resume classes for CTE programs on Wednesday, March 18. Below are the measures taken to resume classes.  

    Dental Hygiene will run two labs with one lab for freshman students and the second lab for sophomore students. We will continue to adhere to CBC’s strict guidelines for seeing patients per the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 

    Cosmetology, welding, oil and gas, and automotive classes will utilize social distancing in their lab space. 

    Nursing will have online and stagger schedule for simulation. 

    Radiology will have lecture online with clinicals remaining open.  

    We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of new developments. 

    Respectfully 

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


     

    From the Desk of CBC President Dr. Hoggard: COVID-19 Update 

    3/14/2020, 6:25 p.m. 

    Coastal Bend College Students, Faculty, and Staff: 

    Yesterday, March 13, I met with the Cabinet, the Deans, and our IT staff. Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to extend spring break for students through Tuesday March 17. The Provost and Deans will be working with faculty and staff on Monday March 16 and Tuesday March 17 in a manner to allow the College to resume classes online,  albeit a modified manner, while at the same time acting prudently in the face of a wide-spread epidemic. 

    We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation with local officials to ensure we take appropriate measures. To that end, the College will be posting a contingency plan for the foreseeable future. We will post this on the website and on social media. We are also aware that we cannot move all courses to an online platform. We are taking that into account and will include in our plan direction for our Career Technology and Education (CTE) programs Monday evening. 

    We also know that some students will need computer labs to complete assignments. We will be directing students to labs where we can maintain monitor and clean periodically through the day.   

    I understand these past few weeks have been challenging. Please be patient. Our immediate concern is moving forward while we do our due diligence to ensure we provide a healthy working and learning environment. However, anyone who does not feel well, is running a fever, or may exhibit flu-like systems, please stay home. Seek medical advice by calling your health care provider.    

    For more information regarding COVID-19 please see the following websites:  

    Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html  

    World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019  

    Based on their guidance, here are some tips to help keep you and your family healthy:  

    •        Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds, using soap and water.  

    •        Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  

    •        Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue or your sleeve (not your hand).  

    •        Use hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to running water.  

    •        Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  

    •        Stay home when you are sick. Monitor yourself for fever, cough, and shortness of breath (symptoms of Coronavirus). Seek medical attention immediately if you may have been exposed.  

    •        Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. •        Avoid traveling to areas where there is a COVID-19 outbreak.  

    We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of new developments. 

    Respectfully,   

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


     

    CBC Extends Spring Break through Tuesday, March 17 

    3/13/2020, 4:20 p.m. 

    Coastal Bend College announced today, Spring Break, at all locations, will be extended by two days. All classes will resume online Wednesday, March 18 for students. Faculty and staff will report to their regular locations as normal. 

    As part of our ongoing commitment to Coastal Bend students, faculty, staff and our community’s health, we continue to monitor the current COVID–19 (coronavirus) outbreak. 

    To help mitigate the impact of the outbreak at all CBC locations,  we announce the following proactive measures: 

    Academic Continuity 

    We are extending Spring Break for students by two days Classes will resume March 18 via online and will continue in this format until further notice. 

    Should special accommodations be needed related to online delivery, please contact your instructor. 

    For any questions or concerns regarding the academic continuity plan, students and faculty may contact their dean and staff may contact their supervisor. 

    Campus operations/Employees 

    ALL CBC faculty and staff must report their regular locations as normal. 

    Although we are currently reviewing the situation, our current plan is to operate the campus as normal during the week of March 16-20 and until further notice. 

    Our custodial staff continues to clean and sanitize all our campuses and off-campus facilities day and night, with deep-cleaning efforts taking place in those areas of high human traffic . 

    We will notify you as soon as possible should there be any change in this fluid situation. 

    Events  

    All college-related events will be canceled until further notice. Exceptions may be made for small events where precautions can be taken to ensure social distancing. 

    Although we are not currently cancelling commencement we will be carefully evaluating that event over the next few weeks and will provide an update at a later date. 


     

    From the Desk of CBC President Dr. Hoggard: COVID-19 Update 

    3/14/2020, 6:25 p.m. 

    Coastal Bend College Students, Faculty, and Staff: 

    Yesterday, March 13, I met with the Cabinet, the Deans, and our IT staff. Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to extend spring break for students through Tuesday March 17. The Provost and Deans will be working with faculty and staff on Monday March 16 and Tuesday March 17 in a manner to allow the College to resume classes online,  albeit a modified manner, while at the same time acting prudently in the face of a wide-spread epidemic. 

    We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation with local officials to ensure we take appropriate measures. To that end, the College will be posting a contingency plan for the foreseeable future. We will post this on the website and on social media. We are also aware that we cannot move all courses to an online platform. We are taking that into account and will include in our plan direction for our Career Technology and Education (CTE) programs Monday evening. 

    We also know that some students will need computer labs to complete assignments. We will be directing students to labs where we can maintain monitor and clean periodically through the day.   

    I understand these past few weeks have been challenging. Please be patient. Our immediate concern is moving forward while we do our due diligence to ensure we provide a healthy working and learning environment. However, anyone who does not feel well, is running a fever, or may exhibit flu-like systems, please stay home. Seek medical advice by calling your health care provider.    

    For more information regarding COVID-19 please see the following websites:  

    Centers for Disease Control:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html  

    World Health Organization:https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019  

    Based on their guidance, here are some tips to help keep you and your family healthy:  

    Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds, using soap and water.  

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  

    Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue or your sleeve (not your hand).  

    Use hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to running water.  

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  

    Stay home when you are sick. Monitor yourself for fever, cough, and shortness of breath (symptoms of Coronavirus). Seek medical attention immediately if you may have been exposed.  

    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

    Avoid traveling to areas where there is a COVID-19 outbreak.  

    We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of new developments.  

    Respectfully,   

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


     

    From the Desk of CBC President- COVID-19 Update: CTE Classes 

    3/16/2020, 8:18 p.m. 

    Coastal Bend College Students, Faculty, and Staff: 

    Coastal Bend College, like all community colleges, offer academic courses and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses. CTE courses require both classroom instruction and actual lab work. 

    Coastal Bend College will resume classes for CTE programs on Wednesday, March 18. Below are the measures taken to resume classes. 

    Dental Hygiene will run two labs with one lab for freshman students and the second lab for sophomore students. We will continue to adhere to CBC’s strict guidelines for seeing patients per the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 

    Cosmetology, welding, oil and gas, and automotive classes will utilize social distancing in their lab space. 

    Nursing will have online and stagger schedule for simulation. 

    Radiology will have lecture online with clinicals remaining open.  

    We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of new developments. 

    Respectfully, 

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


     

    Message from CBC Athletic Director, Paul Cantrell 

    3/17/2020, 3:27 p.m. 

    A message from CBC Athletic Director, Paul Cantrell 

    “We are incredibly disappointed for all of our athletes, but especially for our baseball and softball programs which were showing so much promise in the early stages of their seasons.  We are thankful that the NJCAA is going to grant all spring sport athletes an additional year of eligibility.  This gives these students to compete here at CBC or for three full-years at a four year school.  This was great news on a truly disappointing day.” 

    Release from NJCAA:  

    Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition, effective immediately. 

    “In light of the progressive evolvement of the COVID-19 situation, the NJCAA has decided to end all competition for the remainder of the academic year,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. “As an association, the NJCAA exhausted all possible avenues to potentially postpone competition for both upcoming basketball championships and spring sport competition. We believe following the recommendations of the CDC is in the best interest of our member colleges and our student-athletes.” 

    Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play. 

    Regarding eligibility for spring sports, no spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled at a member college in 2020 will be charged a year of participation. 

    Along with the cancellation of competition, all on and off-campus recruiting for all sports will be halted until April 15 with further evaluation to be assessed at that point in time. 

    The NJCAA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available. 


     

    From the Desk of CBC President- COVID-19 Update: Continuing Education (CE) Classes 

    3/17/2020, 7:38 p.m. 

    Coastal Bend College offers a wide variety of non college credit earning Continuing Education classes to the surrounding CBC community. Below are the updates for CBC’s CE classes: 

    Phlebotomy: Current students in Alice and Kingsville will complete the class with a modified schedule provided by instructor. Students will practice proper hygiene and social distancing. Future classes will be postponed until further notice. 

    Phlebotomy Clinical: Current/pending clinical students will complete their rotation, per guidelines of Christus Spohn. New students will not be registered for rotation until further notice. 

    Transportation Training (CDL): Classes will continue as scheduled in Pleasanton. Class maximum size is 4 students. 

    VITA Tax Preparation Services: Canceled 

    Medication Aide Refresher: All classes postponed until further notice. 

    CPR: All classes postponed until further notice. 

    Adult Education Program: Postponed until further notice. 

    Halo Flight: Plans have been suspending until further notice. 

    Los Mestenos: All course offerings will be postponed until further notice. 

    Kids College: Canceled.  

    Teen Summer Camps: Postponed until further notice. 

    Visual Arts Gallery Events & Workshops: Postponed until further notice. 

    Child Development Associate Program: Canceled. 

    We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of new developments.  

    Respectfully,   

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President 


     

    From the Desk of CBC President-COVID-19 Update: Classes Resume Online 

    3/17/2020, 8:04 p.m. 

    Latest Developments

    Summer Registration 

    Our online admissions application will be available March 23: www.ApplyTexas.org 

    Our website is online, and Blackboard is also available. 

    Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC email address and your password. 

    Following are answers to questions you may have. If you have a question not answered here, email kdjones@coastalbend.edu . 

    General

    Are CBC College offices open? Offices will resume normal operational hours March 18. However, you should expect some delays as we bring everything back up to normal operational capacity. 

    How do I contact a faculty or staff member? Our phone system has been fully restored, but you can contact them via email. Please be sure to use your CBC email. Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC email address and your password. 

    I’m a student I don’t have internet access? Computer labs specifically for students are available at all locations. See list below: 

    Beeville Students: Elam 124 

    Alice Students: Room 139 

    Kingsville Students: Room 115 

    Pleasanton Students: Room 136 

    Will the semester be extended? No, the Spring semester will not be extended. When classes resume, instructors will work with students on assignments, due dates, and tests so that no student is negatively impacted as a result of this event. 

    When do classes start? Classes for the full Spring semester are scheduled to resume March 18 online only. There will be no face-to-face classes until further notice. Spring Flex II classes are scheduled to begin on March 23. No changes in Summer start dates. Summer classes will begin as previously scheduled. 

    What is the process for students to pick up books for Spring 2020 Flex II Session classes? Contact the bookstore for information. 

    Dual credit: My high school’s spring break is the week after CBC returns. What should I do? Contact your instructor using your CBC email. 

    If you have questions about grades or other class specific questions, please email your instructor. Be sure to use your CBC email. Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC student email address and your password. Please give your instructor 24 hours to respond. 

    How do I contact my instructor? You can contact them via email. If you do not have your instructor’s email, please visit www.coastalbend.edu/faculty_staff. Be sure to use your CBC email. Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC student email address and your password. 

    My instructor isn’t responding, what do I do? Your instructor has 24 hours to respond to emails. If they haven’t responded, make sure you are using your Coastal Bend College email. As a security measure to ensure your instructor is speaking with the correct person, they will only respond to a student request from a student’s College email account. If you have been using your College email and it has been more than 24 hours, then please forward all emails you have sent your instructor to kdjones@coastalbend.edu, and we will assist you in getting in contact with them. Our Office 365 email system is operational. To access, go to portal.office.com and sign in with your CBC student email address and your password. 

    Financial Aid 

    For FAFSA and other financial aid questions visit www.coastalbend.edu/finaid.  You can also email moralesn@coastalbend.edu . 

    Can students pay their bills? Students can pay their bills by cash, check, credit card, or money order at the nearest CBC location. or by phone with a credit card. During this time, we will extend payment deadline to Friday March 20th. You will not be charged late fees during this time period. April payments are due by April 6, or late fees will be charged.  Contact Becky Miller through email,  rmiller@coastalbend.edu or cahiers at busoffice@coastalbend.edu.  

    Will I owe if I drop a class? Yes, unless it’s a Spring Flex II class. We are past the 100% drop date. Students who drop courses after the 100% drop date will be charged the full price for the course. Coastal Bend College does not prorate costs for courses. Before you drop a class, check with your instructor. We have directed instructors to work with students once classes resume on assignments, due dates, and tests so that no student is negatively impacted as a result of this outage. For more details about dropping courses, visit www.coastalbend.edu to find the form. 

    When can I get my 1098-T? 1098-T information can be found here. 

    Enrollment Services

    When can current students register? Registration begins for Summer classes March 23. 

    Will there be advisors available to enroll/talk to students? Advisors will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

    How do I know what classes I need? How many credits do I have? Can I take summer classes? Visit a  CBC advisor from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

    How can I apply? To apply visit coastalbend.edu/future 

    I have questions about enrolling at Coastal Bend College. Email your questions to admissions@coastalbend.edu. 

    Can I take a tour? Can I take the TSI? I filled out an application, but I didn’t receive an acceptance letter. Please email your questions to katryna@coastalbend.edu. 

    Registrar

    Can I get my transcript? Due to our current network outage, we are not able to print transcripts or send electronic transcripts. CBC is working diligently to restore all services, but at this time we do not know when all services will be restored. We appreciate your patience while we are dealing with this disruption, and we will provide additional information on expected dates and services as it becomes available. We will put an announcement on the CBC website and on our Facebook page when we are able to send and print transcripts. 

    Library

    Is the library open? The Library will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.   

    When classes resume, the College will work with students on assignments, due dates, and exams so that no student is negatively impacted as a result of this event. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised of new developments. 

    Respectfully,   

    Dr. Justin Hoggard  

    CBC President