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    Ms. Mary Kay Best - Professor
    Mathematics Division
    Beeville Campus
    Office C-106
    361-354-2402 or e-mail: 
    marykay@coastalbend.edu 
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  • Vita


    Ms. Best has post graduate hours from Appalachian State University in Higher Education.  She is also an alum of the Kellogg Institute-Class of 2006, also at ASU.  Her practicum topic was Advising and Placement at CBC. Since that time she has attended three Advanced Kellogg Institutes.  In 2006 she was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Instructor of the Leadership Development Studies Program certificate. She obtained a M.S. in Mathematics in 1996 from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  She acquired a B.S. in Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (1990) along with a Lifetime Teaching Certificate in Secondary Mathematics. She earned an A.A. from Bee County College in 1975 and graduated from George West High School in 1973.

    Ms. Best has taught for CBC for 21 years.  In that time she has taught Basic Math, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Fundamentals of Mathematics I & II, Mathematics for Business & Economics I & II, Statistics, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus I, II, and III.  Before joining the CBC faculty she taught one year for A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, Tx. and two years for Mathis High School. She was QEP Director of Curriculum and Instruction and also a director of the Achieving the Dream Initiative.  She directed a Supplemental Instruction grant in conjunction with Houston CC and Brookhaven CC.

    Ms. Best enjoys professional office and service, serving as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Reaffirmation Committee for Haywood CC, NC., in 2008.  She was also President of the Texas Association of Academic Administrators in the Mathematical Sciences (2008-2009), President-elect (2007-2008), and Vice-president (2006-2007).  Her grandchildren are her pride and joy and occupy much of her down time.  She is an avid animal person and has 4 dogs and 1 cat-Lady, Lulu, Lucy, Rango, and Precious.