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South Texas College students see ‘significant impact’ from new Pell Grant extension

Degrees may be attained sooner than ever now that additional Pell Grant funds are available for summer semester   Students relying on financial aid at South Texas College (STC) say recent changes to the federal Pell Grant will have a significant impact on completion of their degrees. An extension of Pell by the U.S. Department of Education may help students interested in attending classes during summer 2018. Changes in place will now allow current Pell recipients who have exhausted their aid to receive additional aid during the summer. Current Pell recipients do not have … Read More …

South Texas College’s Women’s Studies Committee hosts “What Were You Wearing?”, a survivor art installation on victims of sexual assault

South Texas College’s (STC) Women’s Studies Committee will host an art installation titled “What Were You Wearing?”, to highlight sexual assault victims in the community on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. The purpose of the installation says Associate Professor of Political Science at STC, Jennifer Bryson Clark is to debunk victim-blaming with a powerful display of 25 stories and a display of the clothes victims were wearing at the time of their assault. “Too often the question, ‘What were you wearing?’, is asked of survivors of sexual assault,” said Clark. “It implies that the survivor could … Read More …

STC welcomes ‘Wonder Women’ in the making

South Texas College hosts its first ever Girls in Technology event dedicated to elementary-level students   More than 150 5th grade students from various school districts in the Valley attended South Texas College’s (STC) inaugural Girls in Technology event at the college’s Technology Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The program, which was organized as an offshoot of STC’s annual Women in Technology event which takes place in April, consisted of speakers, hands-on activities, and tours of various manufacturers in the area. Speakers at the event included STC President Dr. … Read More …

Student of the week: Enoch Gonzalez

Currently a student in the Architectural & Engineering Design Technology Program (AEDT), Enoch Gonzalez continues to impress each of his instructors with his creative work he puts into each assignment. His instructors say he is an excellent example of a hard- working student at South Texas College and in the AEDT Program. “What I love about this program is that they care about you in the manner of you finding a job. They actually want you to have an internship before you graduate so that you can learn professional practices at the same time that you’re finishing up your education,” said … Read More …

South Texas College announces additional Federal Pell Grant award availability for summer 2018 courses

February is National Financial Aid Awareness Month. Recent changes will allow current Pell recipients who have exhausted their aid to receive additional aid during the summer.   The U.S. Department of Education has made changes to the Federal Pell Grant that may help students interested in attending classes during summer 2018. Recent changes will allow current Pell recipients who have exhausted their aid to receive additional aid during the summer. Current Pell recipients do not have to complete additional paperwork to take advantage of this opportunity because the 2017-2018 … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre Presents “The Illusion”

The South Texas College (STC) Theatre will present Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion” freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’Illusion Comique” starting on Feb. 22. Pridamant, a proud but aging desperate father, journeys to the cave of the wizard Alcandre, seeking information on the whereabouts of his runaway son. Alcandre grants Pridamant’s wish but the reality is more complex than fantasy. Through illusions, we explore and relate to themes of love, humor, betrayal, and death. The production will run from Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m. and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. Performances will … 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 …

South Texas College Technology Campus hosts elementary class visit to promote college-ready culture

  As part of an ongoing effort to promote a college-going culture, the South Texas College Technology Campus hosted a group of more than 70 4th and 5th grade students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School in La Joya on Friday, Jan. 26. The students toured the campus and participated in hands-on activities while being informed about the various career options available to them when they enter college. “These are students who stay after school and learn about computers, so they are more technology oriented,” said Ed Warwas, a counselor at JFK Elementary who attended the tour with … Read More …