Outreach & Recruitment

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Want to learn more about what it is like to be a student at CBC? Our Recruitment team would be happy to answer your questions.

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What is Outreach & Recruitment?

If you are new to the Tri-Cities, new to planning for college or looking at college options, the CBC Outreach & Recruitment team is excited to help you! Our Outreach team partners with local schools and community organizations to provide presentations, workshops, exhibit booths and information sessions on college and career options. If you are looking to schedule a visit to campus or a guest speaker for your classroom, we are excited to connect with you!

Who Are We?

The Outreach & Recruitment team at CBC are excited to help you learn more about the college. To connect with a Recruitment Specialist in your area, check out our biographies and be sure to reach out!  We look forward to meeting you soon in your high school or at a community event nearby.

Hi, I'm Erika. I grew up in the Tri-Cities where I attended Washington State University Tri-Cities to earn my Bachelor's Degree in Education. I am excited to be able to connect with students and have conversations about the different career opportunities we have programs for at CBC. I looks forward to helping students move in the direction of their goals.

Recruitment Specialist for:

  • Chiawana High School
  • Columbia High- Burbank
  • Connell- North Franklin
  • Kiona-Benton High
  • Othello High School
  • Pasco High School
  • Prescott
  • Wahluke High- Mattawa

Hello, I'm Vanessa, a U.S. Navy Veteran originally from El Paso, Texas, and now proud to call the Tri Cities home for almost a decade. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from Columbia College of Missouri. I'm passionate about empowering students to embark on their journey at CBC. We offer a wide array of options tailored to meet your specific needs!

Recruitment Specialist for:

  • Kennewick High
  • Kamiakin High
  • River View- Finley
  • Southridge High

Hi, I'm Emily. I grew up in Sammamish, WA and studied music at Central Washington University then earned my Masters in Arts Administration (MA) from Florida State Univeristy. I'm excited to connect with students on the career-based opportunities offered at CBC based on their interests and goals.

Recruitment Specialist for:

  • Grandview
  • Hanford High School
  • Mabton
  • Richland High School
  • Sunnyside
  • Toppenish
  • Yakima Valley for events


Hi, I'm Jason. I grew up in the Tri Cities and graduated from Kennewick High School. I attended CBC before joining the Air Force, then moved back to Pasco and attended WSU Tri Cities where I received a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences.

As the Reentry Navigator, my goal is to help create a welcoming, supportive, and respectful process for all currently and formerly incarcerated students in the area. I look forward to applying my knowledge and skills to recruit, enroll, and retain justice-involved individuals into academic, vocational, and pre-college classes and programs.

I serve the following region:

  • Adams County
  • Asotin County
  • Benton County
  • Columbia County
  • Franklin County
  • Garfield County
  • Grant County
  • Whitman County
  • Walla Walla County
  • Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
  • Washington State Penitentiary
  • Tri Cities Work Release

Hi, I'm Melanie. I grew up in Oregon where I earned my Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I have worked in higher education advocating for students through roles in both admission and financial aid.

At CBC, I work to coordinate opportunities for CBC to connect with schools and in our community. My goal is to help individuals see how higher education can benefit them in their future goals. 

I also serve as:

  • Contact for Financial Aid Workshops
  • Contact for Campus Visits
  • Contact for CBC representation at events

Why choose CBC?

You might be asking, "why would I attend CBC"?  There are so many reasons, but why not hear why our current students choose us:

  • Affordable tuition
  • You can stay close to home for the first two years of college or stay all four and get your bachelors degree!
  • Sense of community
  • You're able to get involved in so many different ways on campus.
  • Employees and faculty are kind and will help answer any questions you have.
  • You get to know your professors on a personal level because of smaller class sizes.

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If you want to learn more about CBC, our Student Recruitment team is always excited to share about the college. We enjoy hosting individuals and groups on campus and going into the community presenting to businesses or visiting a classroom. 

Check out what we offer below but don't hesitate to ask if we can customize a presentation based on your needs.

Presentations Options Include:

  • Elementary Audience:
    "College Planning Starts Now!"
  • Middle School Audience:
    "Why Go To College?"
  • High School Audience:
    "College 101"
  • Financial Literacy/Financial Aid
  • CBC Programs & Options
  • Residence Life (Dorms) at CBC
  • Health Science Programs/Career Options
  • Workforce Program Options

Most presentations can be offered in English and Spanish.

Presentation are available virtually and in-person.

Campus Visit Options Include:

  • Individual/Small Group Scheduled Tour
  • Individual/Small Group Drop-In Tour
  • Group Visits
  • Class Field Trips
  • Special Events (To showcase specific academic areas on campus)


Tours will be modified for class trips to provide age appropriate college information.

Tours can be provided in Spanish upon request and availability.

Student Ambassador Program

Each year CBC hires engaging and motivated students to serve as leaders on campus through the Student Ambassador program. Ambassadors provide a vital role in sharing a message on campus and in our community about going to college and student life at CBC. Ambassadors receive a tuition waiver to cover their cost of tuition in exchange for their service to the campus community.

The application for the 2024-2025 school year has closed.  The application for the 2025-2026 school year will be available in April 2025.  



Students walking around CBC's Pasco campus