South Texas College and LUPE to hold informational sessions for DACA recipients

South Texas College and La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) are conducting informational sessions on Monday Sept. 25th and Tuesday Sept. 26th for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. Students and their families are welcomed to attend. Representatives from LUPE will be on hand to review the steps DACA recipients should take for renewal, as well as a review of basic rights under the DACA program.  The event is open to the public. Seating is limited, and priority will be given to students and their families. Monday September 25th – 6 p.m.  Pecan Campus Location: … Read More …

South Texas College art students donate 200 bowls to RGV Food Bank

South Texas College  instructor Christopher Leonard has presented the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank with 200 hand glazed bowls created by the South Texas Clay Club at STC. Leonard is the faculty sponsor for the club, a student organization that works year round to hone their ceramic skills and create unique artworks. The club spends hundreds of hours throwing and glazing bowls in order to donate them to their communities. The Clay Club Donated to the Food Bank on Sept. 15, 2017 ahead of the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Auction, which will take place on Tuesday Sept. 19. The RGV Food … Read More …

Student of the Week: Susana Adams

Immersed in culture, and brandishing a deep affection for writing and literature, Susana Adams says her appreciation for the languages of the world will take her far into a career as an international translator for the United Nations. Born in McAllen, Susana is a graduate from Mission Veterans Memorial High School. Of mixed European descent, she said she is part French, Spanish and German. Now studying world languages, Susana said she is fluent in Spanish and French. “This is why I love languages,” Susana said. “My grandmother is from Bordeaux in France, and she had a really hard … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre set to hold auditions for The Indian Wants The Bronx

South Texas College Theatre will hold auditions for its November 2017 production of Israel Horovitz’s play The Indian Wants The Bronx on Sept. 20 – 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.  All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition. In the play, an East Indian man gets lost on his first day in New York as two teenagers find him waiting at a bus stop. He cannot understand English, and the boys have some fun with him that gets out of … Read More …

McAllen’s Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary School recognizes South Texas College during its College Day, Sept. 14

Kindergarten students at Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary in McAllen have selected South Texas College as their featured school during College Day, Sept. 14, 2017. Students will arrive to school on that day proudly displaying t-shirts from STC, recognizing the college for its role in the community. “Every Thursday at our campus, we celebrate and honor college day by making sure the kids bring in shirts or jerseys with their favorite college,” said Garza Principal Nancy Valenzuela. “Kinder decided to recognize STC, and we are very excited that we were contacted by the college, which donated … Read More …

STC students participate in annual Builders Blitz event sponsored by Habitat for Humanity

Students from South Texas College – Design & Building Technology Department are partnering with a local builder, subcontractors, suppliers and trade professionals seeking to build a house from the ground up within the span of a week. Participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Builders Blitz event taking place in San Carlos, a community east of Edinburg, students with STC’s College Construction Supervision Program, along with its Electrician Program and HVAC&R in turn receive hands-on experience while becoming close with the people they serve. “Instead of our students being in a … Read More …

In remembrance of September 11, South Texas College honors our serving men and women and first responders

Veteran McAllen Police Officer George Villarreal remembers the impact he felt when the planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.  As someone who has attended many funerals for fallen officers, Villarreal said it feels similar to losing a family member even if they have never met in person. “As police officers, just like in the military, we don’t run away from trouble we run towards it. That’s our job,” Villarreal said. “It’s not about the glory or being heroes, it’s what we feel we have to do. We are a very close family.” A veteran of the McAllen Police Department, … Read More …

Student of the week: Obed Garcia

Following many years of job experience in a variety of fields, Obed Garcia says he most recently put aside a successful career in sales to come back to school after more than 20 years. Self-described as a full-time student and full-time dad, Obed believes it’s never too late to begin a new life. Originally from Laredo, Obed graduated high school in 1997, and shortly after went into the Marines. His many experiences have included a stint with the management team at Sears, a career in international sales with an oilfield company, and opening his commercial landscaping business, which he did … Read More …