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Meeting with industry

STC’s annual IT event brings students together with companies seeking the next generation of highly skilled employees entering the workforce. Faculty within South Texas College’s (STC) Information Technology Program say there is an expectation from students in the program to leave little to chance once they graduate and enter the workforce. To do this requires fostering the right connections while they are still in college, and taking advantage of events that put them in contact with those already in the industry. This is the purpose behind IT’s annual IT Career Expo held on Feb. 22. … Read More …

South Texas College hosts a variety of Black History Month events.

The South Texas College Library has a variety of activities scheduled throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. On Feb. 7 South Texas College hosts guest speaker, Dr. Dawson Barrett, Youth Activism from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to Black Lives at 6 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room. On Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Pecan Campus Library in F-102  the documentary “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” will be shown. It will also be shown on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. in the same location.  The documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past of the … Read More …

Student of the Week: Javier De La Alejandro ( Jerry the Jaguar )

As a recent graduate from South Texas College (STC), Javier De La Alejandro found himself not only accomplishing a goal of graduating college, but experiencing life as Jerry the Jaguar, the college’s mascot. “When I first got to college, I didn’t think that I would end up being the mascot for STC,” said Javier. In fact, Javier was only a high school student when he first started attending STC to work on his certificate as a multimedia specialist.  He didn’t realize how much more he would gain from the college experience by being Jerry the Jaguar. On Dec. 16, Javier graduated alongside … Read More …

South Texas College to host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the South Texas College Technology Campus in McAllen

South Texas College (STC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the expansion of the South Texas College Technology Campus in McAllen.  Please join us as we celebrate the completion of the 2013 bond construction project that provides workforce training facilities and specialty training labs.  Mario Reyna, Dean of Business, Public Safety, and Technology says the facility will expand South Texas College’s ability to prepare a high wage and high skill competitive workforce for the region.  “Future jobs will require knowledge and skills in information technology, robotics and … Read More …

South Texas College awards over 2,700 degrees & certificates at Fall Commencement

College posthumously awards degree to student who lost life to brain cancer The families of over 2,700 South Texas College graduates celebrated their accomplishments at two Fall Commencement Ceremonies Saturday at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. Among them was the family of Bianca Sarmiento who was posthumously awarded an Associate degree after losing her battle with brain cancer a year ago. Bianca succumbed to Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer at age 24. “Today is the day that Bianca would have been receiving her degree, and this is definitely something she would have … Read More …

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Location of 1966 Farm Workers Movement Historical Marker

The Starr County Industrial Foundation together with former members of the United Farm Workers Movement and members of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) held an unveiling ceremony for a historical marker commemorating the birthplace of the 1966 Farm Workers Movement at the South Texas College (STC) Starr County Campus. The Movement that originated in Starr County over 5 decades ago began when farm workers made demands in regards to better wages and improved working conditions. To highlight their efforts, the farmers left the fields they worked on to protest the poor working conditions and … Read More …

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 announces extended hours for Fall 2017 registration

South Texas College staff will be assisting students over the summer with extended hours for Fall 2017 registration. Classes begin Monday August 28! Students can choose from more than 120 degree & certificate options and enroll at any of South Texas College’s 5 campuses, two Teaching Centers and South Texas College Online! Day, night, weekend and online classes are available to accommodate busy schedules. Students Services offices will be open to students on the last Friday in July and Saturdays in August at the Pecan, Mid-Valley & Starr County campuses, as follows: July … Read More …