In honor of Women’s History Month, New York Times best-selling author Karen Abbott visited South Texas College on March 4, to uncover the true stories of four extraordinary women during the American Civil War. Community members joined together at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses to explore the secret lives of these women and… [Continue Reading]


“Music, tradition, language, food and folklore,” said Delia Magdaleno, Dpt. Chair of World Languages & Humanities at South Texas College. “There are many reasons why Spanish is a fascinating field of study.” For the past 20 years, Delia Magdaleno has served as a Spanish instructor at South Texas College. With each new group of students,… [Continue Reading]

Delia Magdaleno, Department Chair of World Languages and Humanities

South Texas College is pleased to announce the reopening of the Health & Wellness Centers located at the Pecan Plaza on 2515 Pecan Boulevard in McAllen and at the Starr County Campus (Bldg. H) on 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. The Mid-Valley Campus location is slated to reopen later this spring. The Health… [Continue Reading]


When a fire blazes through a building in search of new victims, it doesn’t distinguish between men and women, it attacks them equally and no amount of physical strength can fight it. However, in the fire services, the difference between life and death, and saving the lives of others can often come down to the… [Continue Reading]

From left, South Texas College Fire Science Academy cadets Adalia Pedraza, Itzel López and Brenda Cavazos are among six females that are a part of the 24-cadet spring 2015 semester cohort.

South Texas College will be closed for the Spring Break holiday starting March 9, 2015, through Sunday, March 15, 2015. Regular classes will resume on Monday, March 16, 2015. However, current and future students, including high school seniors, are encouraged to take advantage of summer and fall 2015 early registration that is available 24/7 online… [Continue Reading]

Spring Break 2015