Student of the Week: Susana Adams

Immersed in culture, and brandishing a deep affection for writing and literature, Susana Adams says her appreciation for the languages of the world will take her far into a career as an international translator for the United Nations. Born in McAllen, Susana is a graduate from Mission Veterans Memorial High School. Of mixed European descent, she said she is part French, Spanish and German. Now studying world languages, Susana said she is fluent in Spanish and French. “This is why I love languages,” Susana said. “My grandmother is from Bordeaux in France, and she had a really hard … Read More …

Student of the week: Obed Garcia

Following many years of job experience in a variety of fields, Obed Garcia says he most recently put aside a successful career in sales to come back to school after more than 20 years. Self-described as a full-time student and full-time dad, Obed believes it’s never too late to begin a new life. Originally from Laredo, Obed graduated high school in 1997, and shortly after went into the Marines. His many experiences have included a stint with the management team at Sears, a career in international sales with an oilfield company, and opening his commercial landscaping business, which he did … Read More …

Student of the week: Juan Manuel Hernandez

Juan Manuel Hernandez talks about his motivation to return to school despite not being a full-time student since he graduated high school in 1978.   Hernandez, 58, is a veteran and former aviation mechanic from 1978 until 1995. Once he retired from the military, Hernandez said he began working at the Evins Juvenile Detention Center in Edinburg where he worked for the next 16 years. “I don’t let it bother me,” Hernandez says of the age gap between him and other students. “I am here to get a better education and to get a better job. South Texas College is here to help and guide me … Read More …

South Texas College given prestigious designation by NSA

Begins its collaboration with the federal government to prepare students seeking to join the high-technology field of cybersecurity   The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated South Texas College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Two-Year Education (CAE2Y) institution through 2022. The designation, according to NSA and DHS, emphasizes STC’s role to address the critical shortage of professionals with these skills, and highlights the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s … Read More …

South Texas College extends registration & fees deadline, following campus closures due to Hurricane Harvey

South Texas College has extended registration for the fall semester after severe weather threats prompted administrators to close campuses last week, which prevented students from registering ahead of the first day of class. The college has announced that registration will be extended through this week, Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, including Saturday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will be eligible for a 100 percent refund for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) through Sept. 3, 2017, and will be eligible for a 70 percent refund for courses dropped (drop or withdraw) from Sept. 4 to Sept. … Read More …

STC plays key role in graduating first cohort of community healthcare workers through Valley-wide collaborative effort

South Texas College joined the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas A&M University and United Healthcare to celebrate the first cohort of community healthcare workers who will be on the frontlines in some of the hardest hit areas of the Rio Grande Valley. The students are recent graduates from the South Texas Community Health Worker Training Network, a collaboration between the institutions and the National Rural Health Association to offer training to people who want to serve their neighborhoods as promotores, individuals who serve as liaisons between their communities and … Read More …

Student of the Week: Iliana Martinez

Self-described as world traveled and fearless, Iliana Martinez says that seeing different cultures and learning new languages has prepared her to obtain the educational goals she has always dreamed of.    Over the course of 15 years, Iliana says she has lived in Nigeria, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States. “After seeing much of the world, I think I am more open-minded,” she said. “Adaptability is an important thing. When I first moved to another country it was a culture shock. I began learning Bahasa in Malaysia, and my kids picked up Chinese when we were … Read More …

South Texas College professor Liza Veliz becomes regional vice president of national honor society in Psychology

Liza Veliz, psychology professor at South Texas College, has been elected to serve as the Psi Beta Southwestern Regional Vice-President on the Psi Beta National Council for a two-year term, 2016-18.  Professor Veliz was officially installed on August 3rd during the 2017 national convention of the American Psychological Association held in Washington DC.  Veliz is faculty advisor of the South Texas College Psi Beta Chapter. Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community colleges and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Psi Beta is an affiliate of … Read More …