Graduation Ceremony Procedures
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CBC CommencementPeter S. Marecek Physical Fitness CenterBeeville CampusMay 9, 201410:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Contact Info:Lupe Ganceres354-2712Toll free: 866-722-2838Ext. 2712
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Alumnus of the Year & Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kerry Keith
Mix, San Jacinto College Dean of Enrollment Services
Dr. Kerry Keith Mix attained an Associate of Applied Science
Degree in Electronic Servicing from CBC in 2001. In addition, he earned a
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Degree in Computer Information Systems and
a Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision from the
University of Houston-Victoria, Texas. He then went on to graduate from The
University of Texas at Austin’s Community College Leadership Program with a
Doctorate in Educational Administration.
It makes us proud to hear when our students consider
themselves a product of a community college, as Mix does. As an educator and
leader, Mix is passionate about student success and dedicated to the mission of
community colleges. His time as a CBC student and an instructor helped give him
the knowledge and experience he needed to embark on a career in higher
education where he helps transform lives each and every day.
“I did not know what I was going to do [after high school],
but I knew I needed a degree. That was it; my goal was getting a
degree. A degree would provide me the opportunity and options I saw
others have. As a student, CBC prepared me for the rigor of upper division
courses. As a faculty member, it paved the way for me to understand the
meaning of student success. Community colleges are the foundational component
of America’s workforce,” Mix said.
Since 2011, Mix has served as the Dean of Enrollment
Services for San Jacinto College’s (SJC) South Campus located in Houston,
Texas. As the dean of enrollment services, he is responsible for campus-based
operations in the enrollment services, financial aid, testing, and veteran
offices. During his career in higher education, Mix has heard about the
skepticism regarding community colleges. He believes a simple change in
mindset, and a presentation of the facts, can help bridge the community and the
“They literally put the word ‘community’ in our colleges’
names because it takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a village to
educate one. Community colleges foster success. We are not a revolving door. We
care about access, success, and quality. We are holding ourselves to higher
standards. Our degree and completion rates are increasing every year. It’s
those intangibles that make CBC, or any community college, an amazing place to
be. We need people to be a part of the college–it will then become a true community
college,” Mix explained.
Although Mix is helping mold our next generation of great
thinkers and leaders, he gives a lot of credit to former CBC instructor Frank
Anzaldua, whom he still remains in contact with to this day, “His mentorship
provided the cornerstone of my educational career. He developed my classroom
teaching, and his U.S. Army influenced leadership style helped me transition
Long-time CBC History and Humanities Professor Ed Massey was
also one of Mix’s influences.
“I love it when our students leave and become really
successful. He always did really well in my class, and when he came full circle
and started teaching here, well you can’t beat that,” Massey said.
After reading about his accomplishments, it may be hard to
believe that as a dual credit student at A.C. Jones High School Mix thought
attending a four-year college seemed like an unattainable goal. Four degrees
and several certifications later, he’s proved himself a bona fide success
“What started at CBC truly transformed my life.
Each degree challenged me to move forward. I often credit much of my
success for the foundation I received at CBC.”