BEEVILLE, TX (05/11/2015)-- Coastal Bend College (CBC) congratulates the over 650 summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015 graduates. All the graduates were honored at CBC's annual commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 8 on the CBC Beeville campus. The graduates combined earned over 750 degrees, certificates and marketable skills awards, which is a 17 percent increase from the 2013-2014 class. More information about the commencement ceremonies may be found online at www.coastalbend.edu/graduation.

The following students were recognized:

Isaias A. Castillo of Alice, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Jacob Alfaro of Alice, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Welding Technology

Armando Lee Anguiano, Jr. of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement

Andrea Arvizu of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Business Technology Administrative Assistant

Kelly Austin of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Stephanie Ann Benavides of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Business Technology Administrative Assistant

Nicolas A. Cantu of Alice, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Basic Welding Techology

Lorraine Fidencia Casas of Alice, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Cosmetology

Roy Louis Chapa of Alice, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Welding Technology

Emily A. Charles of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Rachel Delgado of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Bianca M. Espinosa of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement and a Level I Certificate, Criminal Justice

Christin Estrada of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Ashley May Fernandez of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Business Technology, Administrative Assistant

Megan Angel Flores of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Teresa Gonzales Galbraith of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

Cristina M. Garcia of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Porche Leanna Garcia of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Erica Michelle Garza of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene with High Honors

Roxanne M. Garza of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Gabriel Enrique Gonzales of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts with Honors

Elizabeth N. Gonzalez of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Noela Gonzalez of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Melanie Gracia of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Honors

Brandon Rey Guerra of Alice, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Maria E. Guerra of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Justin Guerrero of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Adrian Hernandez of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene with Honors

Preston Leigh Hinojosa of Alice, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Elida Huerta of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Highest Honors

Cori Jones of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Highest Honors

Anthony Lagos of Alice, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Ariel Lagos of Alice, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Welding Technology

Miquel J. Lopez Jr of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Jessica Marie Lozano of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Roxanne Chelsea Luna of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Honors

Liza Macias of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

Rosario Mayorga of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Business Technology, Administrative Assistant

Bianca Laryssa Mitchell of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science and a Associate of Applied Science, Forensic Science

Brandy Nichole Monsevais of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Crystal Marie Monsevais of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Deyanira V. Norman of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Radiologic Technology

Emmy Kendall Oaks of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Hollee Anne Ordonez of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science and a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Gabriel Ortiz of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Forensic Science and Law Enforcement with High Honors, and a Associate of Science with High Honors

Amberly N'Kol Pena of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement, Associate of Science, and an Enhanced Mastery Certificate, Crime Scene Investigation

Amanda Perez of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Cari Kofron Perez of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Honors

Juan L. Rangel III of Alice, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Melanie D. Reeves of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

David Rivera of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

JoAnne G. Rodriguez of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Michelle Lizette Rodriguez of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Angelica Bernal Rodriquez of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Larissa Danielle Ruiz of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Sabrina Raquel Salaiz of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Angelita Martinez Salinas of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Breanna Lynn Salinas of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Honors

Ashley N. Silva of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Honors and a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Danielle Soliz of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Computer Information Technology, Web Design/Game Design

Daniel Soliz, Jr. of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Computer Information Technology Web Design/Game with Honors

Madelynn Estelle Springs of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Early Development and Education with High Honors

Sidney Starns of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Soon Jeong Thomas of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Highest Honors

Tiffany Joannie Thompson of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Jose Torres of Alice, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Criminal Justice

Maricela Torres of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Business Technology, Administrative Assistant

Vicky Trevino of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with Highest Honors

Anissa M. Valverde of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

April J. Vasquez of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Ruby Vasquez of Alice, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Cosmetology

Fily Vidrio of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Suzzette G. Villarreal of Alice, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Cana Grace Webb of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Shawna Webb of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

Edvardo Zapata of Alice, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Anika Benavidez of Ben Bolt, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Claudia D. Arevalo of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Cosmetology

Lyza Janette Castillo of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Cosmetology

D'Nora Esquivel of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Cosmetology

Cody N. Garcia of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Roberto J. Gonzalez of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Nursing with Honors

Monica T. Hernandez of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Medical Records Coding

Anna Longoria of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

April Lopez of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

Destiny Ray Maldonado of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Cosmetology

Rebecca Marie Martinez of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Cecily Ramirez of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Claudia Kristina Sanchez of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Dana Lynne Sosa of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Krystal Lynn Tijerina of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Marissa Ann Zuniga of Falfurrias, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Kerry Bazan of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Lexus Fine of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Garrett Bryce Gallagher of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Meagan Elaine Garibay of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Associate of Science and a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Rayce Lanee Gatlin of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Oil & Gas Technology

Nichole A. Lopez of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Herlinda G. Moya of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Ashton Parker of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Lisa Irene Quinones of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Ashley Marie Ramirez of Orange Grove, Tx graduated with a Associate of Science

Joshua L. Ramirez of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Cole Routon of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Christopher J. Solano of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Oil & Gas Technology

Brianna Young of Orange Grove, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Forensic Science with High Honors, a Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement with High Honors, and a Level I Certificate, Criminal Justice

Estevan Amaro of Premont, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Welding Technology

Dario Garcia of Premont, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Welding Technology

Roberto M. Gutierrez III of Premont, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Welding Technology

Santos Morales of Premont, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement, a Level I Certificate, Criminal Justice, and a Enhanced Mastery Certificate, Crime Scene Investigation

Raelynn Deanne Pena of Premont, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Jose David Trevino III of Premont, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Renessa L. Barrera of San Diego, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Jo Benavides of San Diego, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Computer Information Technology, Web Design/Game Design

Lindsey Lynnette Bernal of San Diego, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Cosmetology

Dayna Marie Garcia of San Diego, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Adrian Maldonado Jr. of San Diego, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Jesse Martinez of San Diego, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Sasha Jenee Morales of San Diego, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Ricardo Munoz Jr. of San Diego, TX graduated with a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Araceli Nunez of San Diego, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Audrey A. Perez of San Diego, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement and a Level I Certificate, Criminal Justice

Justin Nicholas Reyes of San Diego, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

William S. Salazar of San Diego, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Basic Welding Techology

Ruth Ann Salinas of San Diego, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts with High Honors

Roxanne Sanchez of San Diego, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

Dustin D. Solis of San Diego, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Julie Barajas of Sandia, TX graduated with a Associate of Arts

Troy Wallace Burgeson of Sandia, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Joseph Gonzales of Sandia, TX graduated with a Level I Certificate, Welding Technology

Elizabeth Grantham of Sandia, TX graduated with a Associate of Science and a Vocational Nursing Certificate

Mylinda Howell of Sandia, TX graduated with a Associate of Science

Seth Lindquist of Sandia, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Nolanna Ortiz of Sandia, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement, a Level I Certificate, Criminal Justice, and a Enhanced Mastery Certificate, Crime Scene Investigation

Victoria R. Perez of Sandia, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Amalia Van Blarcum of Sandia, TX graduated with a Marketable Skills Certificate, Welding Technology

Fabian Vargas, Jr. of Sandia, TX graduated with a Associate of Science with High Honors and a Marketbale Skills Certificate, Computer Information Technology

Milton Ty Huser of Skidmore, TX graduated with a Associate of Applied Science, Drafting and Design Technology

This year's commencement address was delivered by CBC Mathematics Professor Curt Villarreal. Villarreal was introduced to Bee County College (BCC), which later became CBC, at a young age while his mom was attending classes to further her education. Villarreal attended BCC in the 1980's before transferring to Texas A&I Kingsville and later becoming a mathematics professor at CBC in 1993.