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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 …

South Texas College opens new Nursing Allied Health expansion

The new facility and simulation hospital will enable STC to produce 450 additional nurses a year, more than double the current amount, administrators say   Speaking to a packed house at the opening of South Texas College’s newest medical learning facility, alumnus Angel Arjona recalls his determination to enter the medical field beginning as a child growing up in La Joya. As a high school student in 2007, Arjona said he began taking dual enrollment courses that enabled him to transfer into the nursing program at South Texas College. A first-generation graduate, Arjona said … Read More …

3rd annual Recognition Ceremony for Retiring Faculty and the 1st award for Professor Emeritus

  Retiring faculty members were honored during the institution’s 3rd annual Retiring Faculty Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 26, at the Rainbow Room in the library. Combined, the 10 retiring faculty members contributed close to 160 years of dedicated service to STC, its students, and the local community.   Retiring faculty members included : Robert Almon, Accounting for a total of 10 years of service Rodrigo Garcia, Automotive Technology with a total of 17 years of service Jeffery Berry, Political Science with a total of 19 years of service Dominic “Nick” … Read More …

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 …