Valley Scholars Program of South Texas College celebrates 20 years of student success

  Annual gala honors supporters of education for their commitment to Valley students STC held their Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 12. The theme, Celebrating 20 years of Academic Excellence, was created to commemorate the pioneers of the program who have exemplified a tireless commitment to Valley Scholars students. “We are truly excited to celebrate 20 years of Valley Scholars,” said Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Chief Academic Officer for South Texas College. “Twenty years ago, STC was a young institution and we started to imagine what we could do for … Read More …

South Texas College named among 2017 ‘Examples of Excelencia’ institutions

National award places STC at the forefront of accelerating academic success for Latino students South Texas College has been named among the top institutions in the nation, showing outstanding, evidence-based results of improving Latino student success in higher education, according to Excelencia in Education. Celebración de Excelencia was held in Washington D.C. on Thursday Oct. 5th where South Texas College was recognized as the national winner in the Baccalaureate category for its Competency-Based Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership. Held at the Mayflower Hotel in … Read More …

Student of the Week: Bryan Estrada

Bryan Estrada had always been driven by an intense work ethic. After 20 years in the oil field and spending so much time away from his loved ones, Bryan said found himself seeking a life changing career. He decided on a career choice where he would be able to make a difference in someone’s life, and one in which he desired nothing more than to be a great role model for students. He soon recalls that there was nothing more than he wanted to do than to be a teacher and a coach. A graduate of PSJA High School in 1997, professors at STC have recognized Bryan for his outstanding leadership … Read More …

Student of the Week: Gabriel Rocha

Since he was young, Gabriel Rocha says he has always been fascinated with machines and how they operate; especially firearms. Inspired by his father, who was a firearms instructor with US Border Patrol, Gabriel said he channeled those experiences to eventually pursue a degree in manufacturing technology. A graduate of McAllen High School, Gabriel said he received his certificate in structural welding while still in high school. At the same time he met an Advanced Manufacturing teacher that introduced him to an entirely different world, he said. “Immediately I thought, this is … Read More …

STC’s Annual “A Night with the Stars” Scholarship Gala set for Oct. 12

STC celebrates 20 years of academic excellence with Valley Scholars South Texas College will host its 12th Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 12. The theme “Celebrating 20 Years of Academic Excellence” will recognize the Pioneers of the Valley Scholars Program who have exemplified a tireless commitment to Valley Scholars students. In partnership with sponsors who have been consistently dedicated over the years to the advancement of education among our youth, South Texas College has enabled hundreds of students to reach for the stars and achieve their … Read More …

South Texas College kicks off 5th annual Innovation Conference Oct. 20

South Texas College kicks off its annual binational effort to promote entrepreneurship and business locally and south of the border. The 5th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO 2017) is a bi-national collaborative effort between STC and El Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores in Reynosa, Mexico, and takes place on Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the STC Technology Campus located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. This year’s keynote address will focus on an economic overview for the Rio Grande Valley presented by Blake Hastings, representative with the … Read More …

Student of the Week: Magali Reyes

Despite commuting to South Texas College every day from Rio Grande City, Magali Reyes says she is determined to receive her education. Magali says she desires to have a brighter future, and knows that in the long run all of her hard work will not only pay off, but will be rewarding. “After high school I joined the Navy for four years and returned in August of 2014. When I got back from the military service, I told myself that I didn’t want to be on the unemployment list collecting,” she said. “I decided to return back to school to get my degree in engineering with the hopes of being the … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus holds its annual orientation for psychology majors

Seeking to provide additional information about the field of psychology to prospective students, South Texas College held its 3rd annual Starr County Campus Psychological Science Majors Orientation on Sept. 20 in Rio Grande City. Alex Sarabia, a member of the STC Psychological Science faculty served as Master of Ceremonies for the event and welcomed STC Board Trustee Rose Benavidez. Dr. Janene Israel, STC Psychological Science Department Program Chair, was the keynote speaker at the event commenting on the great expectations for majors in psychological science. Sarabia also presented on … Read More …