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Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas hosts focus group at Starr County Campus

Students with the Starr County Campus Psychology Club at South Texas College recently participated in a focus group on substance abuse conducted by Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas. A focus group is defined as a systematic way to collect qualitative, or descriptive, data through small group discussion. Irwin Mendoza, representative from Behavioral Health was invited as a guest speaker, and provided an overview of the services provided by BHSST as well as the 19 counties it serves. Mendoza then elaborated on the benefits obtained from a focus group as well as techniques applied … Read More …

Student of the Week: Sanobia-Ashley Bogle

Faculty at STC say Sanobia-Ashley Bogle brings a wealth of life experience to the classroom that inspires her peers to achieve more in their pursuit of an education. She is a licensed massage therapist and says she has always been inspired to help people deal with their internal problems. Originally from Miami, Sanobia is a married mother of two coming back to school after 13 years in order to work on her degree as a Physical Therapist. “I have grandmothers who have arthritis and as a girl I would always offer to rub their knees, I would always say ‘Maybe you need to stretch them’ I was … Read More …

Victory Lap for TRSDA at South Texas College

Regional STEM Accelerator program at STC successfully bridges discussion among leaders in healthcare and information technology   The Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator (TRSDA) at South Texas College has concluded, and held a final meeting with its health and information technology (IT) consortium April 6 in Weslaco. Over the course of two and a half years, STC fostered engagement among IT and healthcare professionals in order to promote industry growth in the Rio Grande Valley. The college worked with leaders in both industries who in turn recognized the high demand for … Read More …

Student of the Week: Ira Juarez

Ira Juarez believes a positive mindset sets a strong example for her family and herself. It has helped her despite being out of high school for a year and half to obtain her residency.  In the beginning, Ira was nervous about returning to school or even wanting to go to college. However, an opportunity presented itself and she found herself graduating from South Palms in Weslaco in 2015 and transitioned straight into college. Today, she is a teacher in the making at South Texas College. “I’m currently working on my Associates of Arts and plan to graduate fall 2018,”said Ira. “I … Read More …

Study Abroad Students receive a national scholarship to study in Spain

Eleven students from the World Language Department at South Texas College have received the Benjamin A.Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship will be used to study abroad or intern abroad in Spain during the 2017-2018 academic year. The STC Study Abroad Program continues to empower students throughout their study abroad experience. The program internationalizes a curriculum while helping students grow personally, academically, and professionally. The Gilman scholarship has enabled more than 25,000 Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in experiences abroad since 2011. … Read More …

Student of the Week: Esmeralda Mendez

Inspired by her mother, who returned to college later in life to pursue a better life for her family, Esmeralda Mendez says she was introduced to hard work at an early age. Recalling the late nights when she would often fall asleep on the kitchen table studying with her mother, that experience gave her the insight into the mindset needed to eventually finish college, she said. Esmeralda is a Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy (DEMSA) student pursuing an associate degree in Biology, and will be receiving her degree this coming May before graduating high school. After high school, … Read More …

Student of the Week: Adrian Gonzalez

When it comes to talking about his approach to higher education, Adrian Gonzalez says it doesn’t matter how long it takes to finish, what matters is the journey. He has made no excuses for his failures, and is highly motivated to make something of himself despite being out of school for so long. Today, Adrian is a Physical Therapist Assistant in the making at South Texas College. A graduate of Economedes High School in 2003, Adrian says it was time to make his return back to school after being out for more than 12 years. “I went straight to college at UTPA”, Adrian said. “Eventually, … Read More …

South Texas College collaborates with Blimpie Sub Shop franchise for scholarship opportunities

South Texas College celebrated its first successful semester collaborating with the Blimpie Sub Shop franchises in the Valley to provide scholarships to current students. A total of six students were selected to receive funds donated by Blimpie franchises in the Valley, which are independently owned and operated by Esperanza on Fifth LLC. Operating under the slogan “Great Food for a Great Cause,” Blimpie Sub Shops in both McAllen and Weslaco have dedicated their revenue to providing economic assistance to the community. In 2017, Esperanza on Fifth LLC partnered with South Texas … Read More …