South Texas College 4th annual Dual Credit Update

On Tuesday, April 18th, the Dual2Degree Department will be hosting its 4th Annual Dual Credit Update at the South Texas College Cooper Center from 8:30 am to 12pm.  The annual convening will provide school district administrators and staff with information relating to institutional initiatives designed to improve student success. The event will also serve as a forum for high school partners to provide feedback on the proposed initiatives and to identify areas for possible collaboration between school districts and South Texas College. The focus of this year’s event will be the … Read More …

STC presents its 6th annual IT Career Expo April 20

The Information Technology Program at South Texas College will be hosting its 6th annual IT Career Expo on April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its Technology Campus Atrium. The Expo has been created to promote the program and career choices available within the IT industry in the Rio Grande Valley. Various professionals will be on-hand to inform prospective students about a career path in IT, and will include possible internships or even job opportunities from the companies in attendance. The Expo will be free to the public, and comprised of informational booths as well as presentations … Read More …

STC hosts 8th annual Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference

On Thursday March 20, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 8th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference at the STC Auditorium in Rio Grande City.  Milton Gonzalez presented “Thinking for a Change” elaborating on the importance of positive thinking and believing in oneself in order to become successful. Gonzalez is a member of John Maxwell Team and TEDx Presenter, in addition to a licensed leadership coach and motivational teacher. He possesses a strong background in clinical psychology and education, and as an ordained pastor, performs premarital … Read More …

South Texas College announces the recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship

South Texas College has announced the recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship, who were each presented with a certificate and awarded $1,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Fitch donated a grand total of $5,000 to the students on February 28th at STC's Mid-Valley Campus. The following were students were recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship: o   Virginia Martinez, Paralegal o   Ashley Valdez, Pre-Pharmacy o   Erika Guzman, Criminal Justice o   Samuel Cavazos, Psychology o   Cristina Ortiz, Elementary Education     … Read More …

STC Students Present at National 2017 Psychological Conference in San Antonio

Five student psychology majors within the Department of Psychological Science at South Texas College made the trip to San Antonio to take part in a prestigious conference held by the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) on April 1. Natalie Zarate, Alexandra Alvarado, Liza Garcia, Gabriella Hernandez and Flor Garcia, who are all members of Psi Beta National Honor Society, submitted a proposal to SWPA, and presented the findings of their research to attendees at its 2017 Convention in San Antonio. Students are mentored through the leadership of their STC Faculty Advisor, Liza … Read More …

South Texas College to begin offering Continuing Education Credits to nurses and nursing faculty

Two and a half years in the making, South Texas College will now be offering specialized Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) in the Rio Grande Valley. Working in collaboration with STC’s Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) campus, the college is now approved for CEUs for CNE-specific training for nurses and nursing educators throughout the region. “We are doing all we can within STC Continuing Education to develop programs for the community to take them here locally,” said Juan Carlos Aguirre, Dean of Continuing Education at South Texas College. “This is … Read More …

Student of the Week: Emilia Ramirez

Recognized for her responsibility and determination to complete her education, and assisting others to do the same, Emilia Ramirez says she is always available to lend a helping hand. Emilia is a mentor who always goes the extra mile for new students transitioning to college. Today, she is a Physical Therapist in the making at South Texas College. Born and raised in Rio Grande City, and a graduate of Rio Grande City High school in 2014, Emilia says she has always wanted to help people, and has translated that passion to eventually becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant after college. … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus Hosts 11th annual Role Models Get Inspired Conference

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 11th Starr County Role Models Get Inspired Conference at the STC Starr County Campus Auditorium. The five panelists featured were: Eduardo “Eddie” Ramirez, Attorney and Counselor at Law as well as RGCCISD Board Vice-President; Dr. Erica Briana Guerra, Principal of Ringgold Elementary at RGCCISD; Eloy Garza, Mariachi Program Director at Roma ISD; Noelia Guillen, TMC Head Start/Early Head Start Education Services Area Specialist; and Benito Saenz, retired educator and school … Read More …