After four years of laborious discussions, South Texas College and the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León officially announced a partnership that is expected to continue to evolve over the next several years when both institutions put pen to paper on Oct. 16 and signed a General Academic Collaboration Agreement during a signing ceremony at STC’s… [Continue Reading]

South Texas College and the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) signed a General Academic Collaboration Agreement on Oct. 16, 2014 at the STC Pecan Campus in McAllen.
From left, UANL Director of the Medical Technology High School Lic. Mario González de León, UANL Director of Accreditation and International Evaluation Lic. Jorge Ovalle de la Cruz, STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed and STC Dean of Business and Technology Division Mario Reyna.

This fall, 44 students at South Texas College were awarded the Stripes College Scholarship. Family, friends, campus administrators and representatives from the Stripes Foundation all gathered to recognize the scholarship recipients on Sept. 26. The Stripes College Scholarship Fund provides $1,000 scholarships to full-time college students or high school seniors who are registered to begin… [Continue Reading]


Acclaimed author, poet and historian Teresa Palomo Acosta visited South Texas College’s Pecan, Starr County and Mid-Valley campuses to present her lecture, “Preserving Historias Familiares: An Oral History Workshop” on Sept. 22-24. Acosta is an influential figure in collecting and uncovering oral histories and preserving the stories of Mexican-Americans across Texas.“The story of family is… [Continue Reading]


Robert Garza of Houston was left paralyzed from the chest down following a motorcycle accident in 2001. Since then, he has visited the South Texas College Nursing & Allied Health Campus each year to offer students a personal account of his recovery process. “It motivates me to help students appreciate the long-lasting impact they will… [Continue Reading]

Robert Garza poses with physical therapist assistant students.

The Automotive Technology Program at South Texas College held a graduation ceremony Sept. 11 at the Pecan Campus. Family, friends, faculty and professionals all gathered to recognize the graduates on completing the rigorous two-year program. “The program definitely impacted my life,” said graduate Rolando Avalos. “Before starting, I wasn’t sure of what to expect. Two… [Continue Reading]