STC named second in the nation for awarding Associate Degrees to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

South Texas College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States and has been highlighted in the February issue of HO magazine. STC ranks number two on the 2015 Associate degrees granted by four-year schools according to HO. The designation comes from HO’s “Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics” ranking published in its February 2017 issue. STC is the only Texas college that made the rankings, sharing the top 10 spotlight with colleges from Florida, and Nevada. Miami Dade College … Read More …

Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence groundbreaking, March 3

South Texas College, the City of Pharr and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District (PSJA ISD) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence on Friday, March 3 at 4300 S. Cage Blvd in Pharr, the area immediately south of PSJA Southwest Early College High School at 10 a.m. “This Education Center will benefit the region by adding additional programs in public safety, law enforcement, border security, and fire science.  These programs provide college level certificates and degrees for public safety and law enforcement professionals … Read More …

Author and NASA alum Lacey Schmidt to speak at STC

LesFic writer to present ‘a tale of taking the less obvious career path’ In conjunction with Library Services and Open, Equal and Free, the Student LGBTQ group at South Texas College, STC’s English Department presents author and former astronaut trainer Dr. Lacey Schmidt on Feb. 27. Dr. Schmidt will be speakiing about her life experiences. As a writer in the emerging genre of LesFic (lesbian fiction), she will also speak about her two novels “A Walk Away” and “Catch to Release” during her talk at STC’s Rainbow Room from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Holding a Ph.D in Industrial Organizational … Read More …

STC Theatre to hold auditions for OEDIPUS REX

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its last show of the spring semester, the classic Greek Tragedy, Oedipus Rex. Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 1, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex was written more than 2000 years ago for the Great Spring Festival in honor of the god of spring. It is the reenactment of a human … Read More …

New exhibit explores mixed-media

Talks by artist Len Davis and Jessie Burciaga slated for Feb. 22 The South Texas College Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with the college’s Black History Month Celebration, has curated an exhibit entitled, “The Unexamined Portrait” featuring the work of Los Angeles mixed-media artist Len Davis that will be on display until February 26, 2016. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Pecan Campus Library. The Library Art Gallery invites community and students to a special talk by Davis on February 22 at the Pecan Library Rainbow Room at 1 p.m. The talk will be … Read More …

‘No barriers for students’

Following official ribbon cutting, South Texas College set to open new student enrollment center. For the upcoming Summer and Fall semesters, students registering for classes at the South Texas College Pecan campus will avoid waiting in long lines at the old admissions, info & welcome centers thanks in part to a new Student Enrollment Center the college unveiled Tuesday. The renovated space, located inside the first floor of Building K, combined these areas into one larger, open-concept space to offer students a virtual one-stop for admissions and registration. “This embodies what … Read More …

STC to open its newly renovated Student Enrollment center

Providing accessibility and enhanced services to students and their families, South Texas College will hold a ribbon cutting for its newly renovated and state of the art Pecan Campus Student Enrollment Center on Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Designed by Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects and completed by NM Contracting, LLC, the new admissions center will feature a one-stop open concept model to eliminate long lines. The center will also utilize software that will allow students to enroll via a virtual queing process using their mobile phone, website or on-site kiosk. “This area allows us to … Read More …

STC holds financial aid fairs Feb.21-23

In celebration of Financial Aid Awareness Month, which takes place in February, Student Financial Services at South Texas College will host a series of financial aid fairs at various campuses Feb. 21-23. Hoping to create awareness about the benefits of completing their financial aid as soon as possible, STC will hold the first financial aid fair at the Starr County Campus on Feb. 21st. The fair on the 22nd will take place at the Pecan Campus, and the event on the 23rd will take place at the Mid-Valley campus. All financial aid fairs will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “More than 80 … Read More …