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 …

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 …

Culinary Wars begins Nov. 7 at South Texas College

Future chefs show off their skills in a week-long competition for foodies South Texas College’s Culinary Arts Program kicks off a five day food competition that aims to showcase the skills of future chefs in the Rio Grande Valley. Culinary Wars is a weeklong culinary arts competition beginning on Monday Nov. 7 and lasting through Friday Nov. 11. The event features Culinary Arts students competing against one another in pressure situations. The event begins with the Pastry Competition in the STC cafeteria on Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. Winners will be announced at 12 p.m. The Cake Decorating … Read More …

South Texas College Recognized for Offering Top Occupational Therapy Program

South Texas College’s program for occupational therapy has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring South Texas College as the #27 Best Occupational Therapy Program in the Nation. “We wanted to highlight schools like South Texas College, who are striving for excellence in education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited … Read More …

South Texas College Recognized for Offering Top Pharmacy Technician Program

South Texas College’s program for pharmacy technicians has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring South Texas College as the #22 Best Pharmacy Technician Program in the Nation. “We wanted to highlight schools like South Texas College, who are striving for excellence in education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited … Read More …

STC’s INNO Conference becomes critical resource for developing entrepreneurs in the region

As an educator, Pamela Lang says she sees many students who are eager to start businesses in the Rio Grande Valley. What is astounding, she says, are those students who are getting a head start while still completing high school. “They want to see the community grow, and they want to bring business in from Austin, Houston and all the big cities,” said Lang, a business teacher at McAllen Memorial High School who teaches entrepreneurship to students. In her class, students go through the process of creating a business and develop it from beginning to end. “They determine whether they need … Read More …

2nd Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Majors Orientation

More than 100 students attended a hugely successful 2nd Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Majors Orientation in Rio Grande City. On Sept. 14, faculty, staff and trustees at South Texas College addressed students with the intent to provide more information about the field of psychology, as well as transmit vital information to those pursuing a degree in psychology from STC. STC Psychology faculty member Alex Sarabia served as Master of Ceremonies and introduced STC Starr County Campus Administrator Dr. Arturo Montiel for opening remarks. Sarabia talked about the Associate of Arts … Read More …