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 …

STC Mid-Valley campus library offers family fun Oct. 18

Want to find some fun entertainment for the entire family? Your local South Texas College library is a good place to start. Get to know your STC Mid-Valley Campus Library at its annual “Family Reading Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free event, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with Reading Week. “We want to help children develop a love of reading and to encourage Valley parents to read with their children,” said Lillian Carrillo, Mid-Valley Campus Librarian. “Our college’s libraries are a gateway to the community, and we hope that participants will … Read More …

STC Theatre opens their 9th Season with The Turn Of The Screw

South Texas College Theatre kicks off their eighth season this month with Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’ novella The Turn Of The Screw. The production will run from Oct. 19-21 at 8 p.m., and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22. Performances will take place at STC’s Copper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio Theatre located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. A ghost story, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw tells the tale of an apparition appearing to a child. A young governess relays this chilling tale of terror, horror, and death through the words in her … Read More …

South Texas College named among 2017 ‘Examples of Excelencia’ institutions

National award places STC at the forefront of accelerating academic success for Latino students South Texas College has been named among the top institutions in the nation, showing outstanding, evidence-based results of improving Latino student success in higher education, according to Excelencia in Education. Celebración de Excelencia was held in Washington D.C. on Thursday Oct. 5th where South Texas College was recognized as the national winner in the Baccalaureate category for its Competency-Based Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership. Held at the Mayflower Hotel in … Read More …

Student of the Week: Bryan Estrada

Bryan Estrada had always been driven by an intense work ethic. After 20 years in the oil field and spending so much time away from his loved ones, Bryan said found himself seeking a life changing career. He decided on a career choice where he would be able to make a difference in someone’s life, and one in which he desired nothing more than to be a great role model for students. He soon recalls that there was nothing more than he wanted to do than to be a teacher and a coach. A graduate of PSJA High School in 1997, professors at STC have recognized Bryan for his outstanding leadership … Read More …

Student of the Week: Gabriel Rocha

Since he was young, Gabriel Rocha says he has always been fascinated with machines and how they operate; especially firearms. Inspired by his father, who was a firearms instructor with US Border Patrol, Gabriel said he channeled those experiences to eventually pursue a degree in manufacturing technology. A graduate of McAllen High School, Gabriel said he received his certificate in structural welding while still in high school. At the same time he met an Advanced Manufacturing teacher that introduced him to an entirely different world, he said. “Immediately I thought, this is … Read More …

STC’s Annual “A Night with the Stars” Scholarship Gala set for Oct. 12

STC celebrates 20 years of academic excellence with Valley Scholars South Texas College will host its 12th Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 12. The theme “Celebrating 20 Years of Academic Excellence” will recognize the Pioneers of the Valley Scholars Program who have exemplified a tireless commitment to Valley Scholars students. In partnership with sponsors who have been consistently dedicated over the years to the advancement of education among our youth, South Texas College has enabled hundreds of students to reach for the stars and achieve their … Read More …

South Texas College kicks off 5th annual Innovation Conference Oct. 20

South Texas College kicks off its annual binational effort to promote entrepreneurship and business locally and south of the border. The 5th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO 2017) is a bi-national collaborative effort between STC and El Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores in Reynosa, Mexico, and takes place on Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the STC Technology Campus located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. This year’s keynote address will focus on an economic overview for the Rio Grande Valley presented by Blake Hastings, representative with the … Read More …