South Texas College to begin offering Continuing Education Credits to nurses and nursing faculty

Two and a half years in the making, South Texas College will now be offering specialized Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) in the Rio Grande Valley. Working in collaboration with STC’s Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) campus, the college is now approved for CEUs for CNE-specific training for nurses and nursing educators throughout the region. “We are doing all we can within STC Continuing Education to develop programs for the community to take them here locally,” said Juan Carlos Aguirre, Dean of Continuing Education at South Texas College. “This is … Read More …

STC holds 8th annual Communication Arts Festival March 31

The Communication Department at South Texas College holds its annual event dedicated to connecting students with entrepreneurs and business leaders who are using communication to make a difference in their communities.  STC’s 8th annual Communication Arts Festival will take place on March 31 at STC’s Cooper Center.  Panelists slated to attend include Publisher of RgVision Magazine, Gabriel Puente; Silvestre Trevino, founder of Valley Native, an outlet for social news and entertainment media source focusing on culture and lifestyle in the Rio Grande Valley; and Dani Marrero from bilingual … Read More …

Jimmy Sierra: Diesel Tech in the Making

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is the mantra Jimmy Sierra, a veteran Navy mechanic and a Diesel Technician in the making lives by. Jimmy has always dreamed of doing a job where he can work with his hands and that is why he chose to study Diesel Technology at STC. His passion for hands-on work was really honed in the Navy. Jimmy worked with pressurization and fire extinguishing systems, gaining the most sought after qualifications even as a low ranking soldier at the time. Wanting to put his skills to the test, he decided to bring his learned … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus Hosts 11th annual Role Models Get Inspired Conference

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 11th Starr County Role Models Get Inspired Conference at the STC Starr County Campus Auditorium. The five panelists featured were: Eduardo “Eddie” Ramirez, Attorney and Counselor at Law as well as RGCCISD Board Vice-President; Dr. Erica Briana Guerra, Principal of Ringgold Elementary at RGCCISD; Eloy Garza, Mariachi Program Director at Roma ISD; Noelia Guillen, TMC Head Start/Early Head Start Education Services Area Specialist; and Benito Saenz, retired educator and school … Read More …

Registration open for Summer and Fall 2017

It’s never too late to start planning ahead for your future. Registration has begun for summer and fall sessions. With 119 degree and certificate program options available, there is something for anyone interested in accomplishing their educational and career goals. In addition to being close to home, STC is also one of the most affordable college’s in the nation. “For those students, such as high school seniors, who would like to get a jump start on their studies, our summer semesters and even mini-mesters are great options,” said Matt Hebbard, STC VP  of Student Affairs and … Read More …

South Texas College and McAllen Chamber bolster innovation and entrepreneurship in the Rio Grande Valley

Check presentation continues partnership between college and advocates for business in the community As part of its ongoing partnership with South Texas College, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce held a check presentation that will be used to continue designing prototypes for those participating in the city’s Inventors and Entrepreneurs Network. At a ceremony held March 8, the Chamber donated $1000 that will be used to underwrite the cost of the program at STC. “We spend a lot of time working with startups, and it is cool to see the range of ideas that come from people in McAllen,”  … Read More …

South Texas College now accepting applications for Valley Scholars Program

$1000 annual scholarships available Over the last two decades, more than 800 young people have utilized the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College to reach their dreams. Staff at STC are encouraging students to join a proud tradition of success and begin applying to the scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year. Priority deadline to apply is March 31 and the final deadline is July 31. “As a Valley Scholars student, it makes me feel like they see potential in me, and I’m really grateful for that,” said Elizabeth Hernandez, a current Valley Scholar. “The scholarship … Read More …

Student of the week: Claudia Dominguez

Claudia Dominguez, 41, and a mother of two, can recall working the fields until she was 20 years old. Traveling with her family to Michigan, she remembers working in the freezing cold or searing heat, but realizes it has shaped a strong commitment to hard work and her children. Now, nearly twenty years later, Claudia is a teacher in the making at South Texas College. A graduate from Weslaco High School in 1994, Claudia talks about initially sacrificing her education for her family. “During my first experience in college I found out right away that I was going to have to put my education … Read More …