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Grainger donates $6K in tools to South Texas College students

  In an effort to assist deserving students preparing to enter the workforce, Grainger Industrial Supply has supplemented its annual scholarship to students by donating tools to South Texas College. Grainger, a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, has donated $6,000 worth of tools that will then be distributed to students through the college. Grainger has be a constant supporter of South Texas College’s students for several years. “Grainger provides new tools for students in several fields including auto, diesel, heating/ventilation/air … Read More …

South Texas College welcomes new trustees

Victoria Cantu and Rene Guajardo take oath of office; outline priorities for first terms   South Texas College’s newest trustees say they have students’ best interests at heart, and through their work on the Board will strive to put policies in place that will make them as competitive as possible in the working world. At a packed house attended by current trustees, community leaders, and supporters, Victoria Cantu and Rene Guajardo were both sworn into the STC Board of Trustees on May 29. Attendees at the event included state Rep. Sergio Munoz Jr., D-Palmview; Hidalgo County … Read More …

South Texas College students receive Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Two South Texas College students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the summer of 2018. STC’s Richard Villarreal and Yesenia Serrato were selected to receive the scholarship in the amount of $3,500 and $3,000. The scholarship will cover program expenses to study in Spain in collaboration with the Universidad de Salamanca. This is the fourth consecutive year that STC students have been awarded this competitive, national scholarship totaling over $40,000 among 13 recipients. “This is an amazing opportunity for students to become global … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates dynamic year for dual students

College leverages partnerships with school districts to instill college-going culture   Growing up, Chelsey Sandoval recalls her first glimpse into a prospective nursing career while caring for her grandfather. Sandoval said her grandfather had been an amputee since before she was born and often needed constant care from family members. By the time she was old enough, Sandoval said she did her part to offer aid when he required. “Just being around him and taking care of him has always been something that’s in me,” Sandoval said. “Because of that, it was natural to begin … Read More …

Student of the week: Lucia Agado

After being out of school for eight years, Lucia Agado says she found herself seeking a profession that would be a satisfying career. One where she would be able to make a difference in someone’s life, education. “In education, people need positive role models. A lot of people are starting to pull out of the teaching profession and I totally understand why, but there's people that still need influential people on their journeys,” said Lucia. A 2008 graduate of Rio Grande City High School, Lucia shares that for a moment she was uncertain with the route that she wanted to go. “After high … Read More …

South Texas College trustee Rose Benavidez takes oath of office for third term

Rose Benavidez says priorities in her third term will focus on aligning new programming with the necessary training for current workforce demands. Initiatives including STC’s pilot program for a free healthcare clinic at the Mid-Valley Campus are programs she said she would like to replicate in Starr County. STC held an oath of office ceremony for Benavidez, trustee for the college’s District 1 on May 24. Benavidez’s district encompasses all of Starr County along with all of its communities. Addressing a packed house attended by leaders from the college, administrators, staff, and … Read More …

Student of the Week: Roberto Medrano

Roberto Medrano can recall learning some of life’s most important lessons from his mother, the importance of giving back. Despite going to school full time taking both high school and college courses, Robert also helped in his community. Through his volunteering efforts is and firsthand experience is where Roberto found what profession he wanted to go into, physical therapy. At South Texas College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony, Roberto walked across the stage and received his associate’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies as a dual enrollment student. A high school senior at Mercedes … Read More …

Starr County Psychology Club recognizes 7th annual scholarship recipient

  STC student and Starr County Campus Psychology Club Communications Coordinator (Officer) Cecilia Garza was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for being the 7th Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Club Scholarship Recipient on Wednesday, May 2.   Cecilia will graduate this May from STC with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology.  She has obtained an A in all of her psychological science courses and has exemplified great social and leadership skills that were enhanced throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Via the Starr Psych Club, Cecilia was actively … Read More …