South Texas College to hold High School Senior and Parent College Day

South Texas College will be hosting its annual High School and Senior Parent College Day on Saturday, May 20. Students will receive assistance with developing a degree plan, applying for financial aid, and enrolling for summer and fall courses. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for the First Year Connection Orientation. The event will take place at the Pecan Campus Student Services building from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend. “Even though some students may have already been enrolled in courses at STC through one of … Read More …

Registration for summer classes underway at South Texas College

College campuses open this weekend to assist with advising and payment options MCALLEN, TX (May 16, 2017) – Graduating high school seniors, current South Texas College students and prospective students looking to enhance their skills in the workforce can get a jump on their career goals by enrolling in summer classes at South Texas College. Summer I & Summer III semesters begin June 5th. For added convenience, the South Texas College Pecan Campus in McAllen and the Mid-Valley Campus in Weslaco will both be open this Saturday May 20, from 10 am to 2 pm to assist with registration. … Read More …

STC, DHR and PSJA ISD dual credit seniors first in nation to graduate with Associate Degree in Nursing

Each receive lamp symbolic of their roles as ‘lightgivers’ to patients MCALLEN, TX (May 15, 2017) – Eight Pharr-San Juan- Alamo ISD seniors, dually enrolled at South Texas College, have become the first cohort of students in the nation to graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing, straight out of high school. The students will be honored this Thursday May 18, by Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance to congratulate them on this unique achievement.  The South Texas College Associate Degree Nursing Program organized a pinning ceremony, last week. “Our pinning ceremony for our … Read More …

Student of the Week: Jose Galvan

Jose Galvan is an exceptional student, even among a group of elite students. He is currently projected to become Salutatorian at Progreso ECHS, and is an engineer in the making at South Texas College. Jose’s current list of high school activities includes JROTC Battalion Commander, Varsity Cheer Squad, National Honor Society Member, Varsity Track & Field and Student Council. In his spare time, Jose volunteers in beautification events including clean up days at South Padre Island and at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. At South Texas College, he has excelled academically in one of … Read More …

STC Spring Commencement to be held May 12-13

Ceremonies set for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday South Texas College will confer nearly 4,000 degrees during its Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies on Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13.  Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. Ceremonies will begin with students receiving degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences on Friday during two separate ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Saturday, the ceremony for students receiving Bachelor’s degrees, and degrees in Business and Technology will take place at 9 a.m. Graduates in Math and Science and … Read More …

Student of the Week: Jocelyn Pinte

Above everything else, Jocelyn Pinte believes that college is about learning and thinking of the future. Striving to excel, Jocelyn has emerged an excellent role model to her peers and is a teacher in the making at South Texas College. Originally from El Salvador, Jocelyn says she arrived to the United States as a middle school student and eventually graduated from Johnny G. Economedes High School in Edinburg. Taking a year off after high school, Jocelyn said she opted to turn her proficiency in Spanish into a career in education. “Spanish is my first language, that’s why I would like to … Read More …

Psychology Club announces 6th annual scholarship recipient

STC student and Starr County Campus Psychology Club Vice-President Eddie Amaro was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for being the 6th Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Club $1,000 Scholarship Recipient on Wednesday, April 19.  Eddie will graduate this May from STC with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology.  He has obtained an A in all of his psychology courses, except for one B.  He plans to transfer to the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree followed by a Master’s Degree in the field of Psychology.  At UTRGV, he would … Read More …

Student of the Week: Lorena Martinez

Lorena Martinez says she always had an affinity for science and math. Born in the U.S., but raised in Mexico, she moved back to the United States in middle school to make the most of her education. Today, Lorena is a nurse in the making at South Texas College. Upon moving to the U.S. as an eighth grader, Lorena would eventually graduate from South Texas High School for Health Professions in Mercedes. While in high school she received her certification as a Certified Medical Assistant and would gain experience in emergency rooms at various hospitals. She arrived at STC in the fall of 2015 … Read More …