STC named second in the nation for awarding Associate Degrees to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

South Texas College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States and has been highlighted in the February issue of HO magazine. STC ranks number two on the 2015 Associate degrees granted by four-year schools according to HO. The designation comes from HO’s “Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics” ranking published in its February 2017 issue. STC is the only Texas college that made the rankings, sharing the top 10 spotlight with colleges from Florida, and Nevada. Miami Dade College … Read More …

Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence groundbreaking, March 3

South Texas College, the City of Pharr and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District (PSJA ISD) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence on Friday, March 3 at 4300 S. Cage Blvd in Pharr, the area immediately south of PSJA Southwest Early College High School at 10 a.m. “This Education Center will benefit the region by adding additional programs in public safety, law enforcement, border security, and fire science.  These programs provide college level certificates and degrees for public safety and law enforcement professionals … Read More …

‘No barriers for students’

Following official ribbon cutting, South Texas College set to open new student enrollment center. For the upcoming Summer and Fall semesters, students registering for classes at the South Texas College Pecan campus will avoid waiting in long lines at the old admissions, info & welcome centers thanks in part to a new Student Enrollment Center the college unveiled Tuesday. The renovated space, located inside the first floor of Building K, combined these areas into one larger, open-concept space to offer students a virtual one-stop for admissions and registration. “This embodies what … Read More …

Student of the Week: Julissa Zarate

Reflecting on her life in high school as a migrant student, working the fields with her family, Julissa Zarate says the experience helped her get a sense of working hard for something she wants. Today, Julissa is a pediatrician in the making at South Texas College. A graduate from La Grulla High School in 2014, Julissa says she wanted to stay closer to family while attending college. She is currently majoring in Biology at STC with plans to become a pediatrician. “At first, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I changed my major three times, but I knew I wanted to be with children,” … Read More …

South Texas College Business and Technology to hold career fair at Mid-Valley campus

The Business and Technology (BT) Division at South Texas College will be holding a career fair to inform the Mid-Valley community about the quality educational opportunities and dynamic industry pathways available in their programs. The career fair will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include informational booths and breakout sessions for students from local school districts and adults looking to jumpstart their careers. Business & Technology Departments scheduled to be in attendance at the career fair include a wide range of programs and degree … Read More …

STC celebrates Board Appreciation Month

Every year, the month of January is celebrated as “Board Appreciation Month” by community colleges and local school districts. On January 31, 2017, at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting, South Texas College recognized its Board of Trustees. Dr. Shirley A. Reed, president, presented each Trustee with a small gift on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of South Texas College. The gift consisted of a small bag of Stanley tools, bearing the South Texas College logo. The gift symbolized the role of the College in helping students develop the tools they will use to pursue their academic … Read More …

Student orientation for criminal justice and social science majors Wednesday, Feb. 1

All Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology majors are invited to a special orientation event Wednesday Feb. 1 on the Pecan Campus (G-201) at 4 p.m. Faculty and advisers will be on hand to talk about degree plans, college expectations, scholarships, clubs and free or discounted services available at South Texas College. Refreshments will be served. … Read More …

Student of the Week: Alondra Diaz

As the current President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and member of the Valley Scholars Program, Alondra Diaz says she turned indifference towards her education into motivation for success, Today, Alondra is a graphic artist in the making at South Texas College. A resident of Edinburg, Alondra graduated high school in 2014 from Edinburg High School. Originally considering dropping out of high school, Alondra says she was motivated to finish by her family and coordinators of STC’s Valley Scholars Program. She graduated in December but now continues at STC, pursuing a second … Read More …