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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 …

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 …

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 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: Eduardo Salinas

Eduardo Salinas is a young student who says he lives life by a simple creed. Treat people with the same manner you would be treated and you'll be rewarded with kindness. Recognized by faculty for his maturity in how he approaches his school work, Eduardo says it’s his hope to reach others through his talent for music. A graduate of Edinburg High School, Eduardo says has been a musician since he was four years old. Upon entering South Texas College in fall 2017, he decided to pursue an Associate degree in Music with the hopes of becoming an educator or professional musician. “I’m … 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 officially opens new Technology Campus expansion

Administrators hold “ribbon-cutting” ceremony ushering in new facility built with the assistance of industry in the Rio Grande Valley Staff and faculty used a blowtorch in lieu of scissors at a special ribbon cutting ceremony to officially announce the opening of South Texas College’s (STC) expansion at its Technology Campus in McAllen. STC Dean of Business, Public Safety and Technology, Mario Reyna had the honor of cutting the steel bar with the words "South Texas College" using a torch from the Technology Campus. The steel bar was also created by welding students attending the … 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 …