McAllen to announce STC as recipient of Development Fund Grant on Jan. 19

The City of McAllen and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) at South Texas College are announcing an investment to help McAllen become increasingly competitive on a global scale.  The city will present a $400,000 Development Corporation Fund grant award to STC at its Technology Campus Building B atrium at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. The campus is located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. The ceremony recognizes McAllen and South Texas College in their partnership for manufacturing customized training catered to industry located within the city. “This is a partnership that … Read More …

South Texas College holds ceremonial groundbreaking for Starr County construction and expansion

RIO GRANDE CITY, TX (December 15, 2016) – South Texas College held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for its $24 million Starr County Campus expansion on Dec. 15. While construction is already underway, leaders at STC said it was important to commemorate how education is making a positive impact in communities in the western portions of the Rio Grande Valley. “This will open opportunities here that were simply not available to students in Starr County,” said STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed. “We are just incredibly proud of the support Starr County gives us, and we know these … Read More …

Starr County’s Got Talent 10 becomes sold out event

Starr County’s Got Talent 10 Showcase of Champions was a rousing success. The event, hosted by the Starr County Campus Psychology Club at South Texas College was held on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, and was completely sold out. More than 240 people attended, and raised over $900 from admission fees to benefit the annual $1,000 Starr Psych Club Scholarship. The champions from the previous 9 editions of Starr County Got Talent shows were also invited to showcase their talent, and included singers, dancers, dance groups, duets, and musicians. There were 15 performances from all over Starr County … Read More …

STC Commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 17

South Texas College will confer more than 2,000 degrees during its December commencement ceremonies on Saturday Dec. 17. Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. The ceremony for Business and Technology and students receiving Bachelor’s degrees will take place at 10 a.m. The afternoon commencement for Liberal Arts will take place at 2 p.m. Graduating students are advised to pick up their cap and gown in Building K 2.402 at STC’s Pecan Campus. A picture ID will be required. Honor cords will be distributed when a student picks up their cap and gown. Friends and families who … Read More …

STC and UTRGV sign 2+2 articulation agreement for transferring students

On Monday Dec. 12, South Texas College and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley formalized 26 2+2 articulation agreements to provide a seamless transition for students in the Rio Grande Valley. Recently signed articulation agreements between STC and UTRGV are a testimony to the confidence both institutions have to provide the best education possible for students in the region, according to STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed. The institutions have joined together to provide students with a smooth transition between the college and the university. The 26 agreements were signed to … Read More …

South Texas College and McAllen Chamber partner to assist local entrepreneurs and inventors

South Texas College (STC) has entered an agreement with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce to begin designing prototypes for those participating in its Inventors and Entrepreneurs Network. STC and the Chamber held a signing for their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Dec. 7. The MOU establishes a cooperative venture to design and create 3D prototypes for inventors and entrepreneurs. The agreement essentially paves the way for the college’s Advanced Manufacturing and Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Program to begin offering its facilities, 3D printers, and instructor … Read More …

South Texas College and UTRGV to sign articulation agreement Dec. 12

South Texas College and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley have joined together to provide students with a smooth transition between the institutions. An Articulation Agreement signing will take place at 9 a.m. on Dec. 12 at STC’s Rainbow Room located at the Pecan Campus. At least 21 agreements will be signed at the event from all divisions at STC. “These agreements are down to course level so if a student takes a math course here, it will determine exactly how it will transfer to UTRGV,” said Dr. Kelli Davis, University Relations Officer at South Texas College. “Students who are … Read More …

Engaging industry professionals in IT and healthcare

Opportunities at South Texas College for open dialogue create immense potential for continued IT-intensive industry growth in the region. South Texas College is fostering engagement among IT and healthcare professionals for industry growth in the Rio Grande Valley. On Nov. 15, 2016, the South Texas Information Technology Partnership in collaboration with STC’s Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator (TRSDSA) held its first meeting to begin determining priorities for collective action among professionals in Information Technology. The meeting began with employers identifying the most … Read More …