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South Texas College students receive Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Two South Texas College students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the summer of 2018. STC’s Richard Villarreal and Yesenia Serrato were selected to receive the scholarship in the amount of $3,500 and $3,000. The scholarship will cover program expenses to study in Spain in collaboration with the Universidad de Salamanca. This is the fourth consecutive year that STC students have been awarded this competitive, national scholarship totaling over $40,000 among 13 recipients. “This is an amazing opportunity for students to become global … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates dynamic year for dual students

College leverages partnerships with school districts to instill college-going culture   Growing up, Chelsey Sandoval recalls her first glimpse into a prospective nursing career while caring for her grandfather. Sandoval said her grandfather had been an amputee since before she was born and often needed constant care from family members. By the time she was old enough, Sandoval said she did her part to offer aid when he required. “Just being around him and taking care of him has always been something that’s in me,” Sandoval said. “Because of that, it was natural to begin … Read More …

Student of the Week: Roberto Medrano

Roberto Medrano can recall learning some of life’s most important lessons from his mother, the importance of giving back. Despite going to school full time taking both high school and college courses, Robert also helped in his community. Through his volunteering efforts is and firsthand experience is where Roberto found what profession he wanted to go into, physical therapy. At South Texas College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony, Roberto walked across the stage and received his associate’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies as a dual enrollment student. A high school senior at Mercedes … Read More …

Starr County Psychology Club recognizes 7th annual scholarship recipient

  STC student and Starr County Campus Psychology Club Communications Coordinator (Officer) Cecilia Garza was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for being the 7th Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Club Scholarship Recipient on Wednesday, May 2.   Cecilia will graduate this May from STC with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology.  She has obtained an A in all of her psychological science courses and has exemplified great social and leadership skills that were enhanced throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Via the Starr Psych Club, Cecilia was actively … Read More …

STC Department of Psychological Science awards annual scholarship

The Department of Psychological Science at South Texas College is pleased to offer its majors scholarship opportunities that enable them to pursue their career goals.  A $500 scholarship wholly funded by psychological science faculty was awarded to Courtney LoGiudice and Judith Fausto for spring 2018. Each year the scholarship committee from the Department of Psychological Science reviews multiple applications for consideration. Courtney and Judith were selected on the basis of academic merit, scholarly pursuits, and an essay describing why they chose to pursue an academic career in the … Read More …

South Texas College receives grant for Competency-Based Bachelor Program

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) awarded South Texas College the Lumina Foundation Grant in the amount of  $10,000. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in southern states including Texas. The grant is intended to advance South Texas College’s efforts to provide Competency–Based Education (CBE) baccalaureate programs for students. CBE baccalaureate programs will help increase the number of individuals with postsecondary degrees by providing access, affordability, and success … Read More …

South Texas College honors first distinguished scholars from early college high schools Valley-wide

Breakfast event with superintendents and college leaders brings together the top graduating students from 29 school districts.   As part of the first graduating class of distinguished scholars from Sharyland Achieve Early College High School, Isaac Rosa says the program has enabled him to visualize his goals as he transitions into an Ivy League school in the fall. A self-professed “military brat,” Rosa says he arrived in Texas by way of California. When he began high school in Sharyland, he says he jumped at the chance to enter the school district’s first early college … Read More …

More than 3,700 degrees conferred at spring commencement

South Texas College graduates largest number of dual credit students in its history Growing up in Progreso, Abraham Mora says he has always had to confront misperceptions about life and education near the border. While the town, he admits, does lack an educated community, it still contains talented students who are persistently looking for a better life. As he prepared to step up to receive his associate degree from South Texas College on May 11, Mora, 18, recalled the challenges he faced and explained how there is an opportunity to be positive about the future. “The town of … Read More …