STC named second in the nation for awarding Associate Degrees to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

South Texas College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States and has been highlighted in the February issue of HO magazine. STC ranks number two on the 2015 Associate degrees granted by four-year schools according to HO. The designation comes from HO’s “Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics” ranking published in its February 2017 issue. STC is the only Texas college that made the rankings, sharing the top 10 spotlight with colleges from Florida, and Nevada. Miami Dade College … Read More …

Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence groundbreaking, March 3

South Texas College, the City of Pharr and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District (PSJA ISD) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence on Friday, March 3 at 4300 S. Cage Blvd in Pharr, the area immediately south of PSJA Southwest Early College High School at 10 a.m. “This Education Center will benefit the region by adding additional programs in public safety, law enforcement, border security, and fire science.  These programs provide college level certificates and degrees for public safety and law enforcement professionals … Read More …

Author and NASA alum Lacey Schmidt to speak at STC

LesFic writer to present ‘a tale of taking the less obvious career path’ In conjunction with Library Services and Open, Equal and Free, the Student LGBTQ group at South Texas College, STC’s English Department presents author and former astronaut trainer Dr. Lacey Schmidt on Feb. 27. Dr. Schmidt will be speakiing about her life experiences. As a writer in the emerging genre of LesFic (lesbian fiction), she will also speak about her two novels “A Walk Away” and “Catch to Release” during her talk at STC’s Rainbow Room from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Holding a Ph.D in Industrial Organizational … Read More …

‘No barriers for students’

Following official ribbon cutting, South Texas College set to open new student enrollment center. For the upcoming Summer and Fall semesters, students registering for classes at the South Texas College Pecan campus will avoid waiting in long lines at the old admissions, info & welcome centers thanks in part to a new Student Enrollment Center the college unveiled Tuesday. The renovated space, located inside the first floor of Building K, combined these areas into one larger, open-concept space to offer students a virtual one-stop for admissions and registration. “This embodies what … Read More …

STC to open its newly renovated Student Enrollment center

Providing accessibility and enhanced services to students and their families, South Texas College will hold a ribbon cutting for its newly renovated and state of the art Pecan Campus Student Enrollment Center on Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Designed by Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects and completed by NM Contracting, LLC, the new admissions center will feature a one-stop open concept model to eliminate long lines. The center will also utilize software that will allow students to enroll via a virtual queing process using their mobile phone, website or on-site kiosk. “This area allows us to … Read More …

South Texas College Business and Technology to hold career fair at Mid-Valley campus

The Business and Technology (BT) Division at South Texas College will be holding a career fair to inform the Mid-Valley community about the quality educational opportunities and dynamic industry pathways available in their programs. The career fair will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include informational booths and breakout sessions for students from local school districts and adults looking to jumpstart their careers. Business & Technology Departments scheduled to be in attendance at the career fair include a wide range of programs and degree … Read More …

Super Saturday at STC Feb. 11

South Texas College will hold its annual Super Saturday event at its three main campuses; Starr, Pecan and Mid-Valley on Feb. 11 from 9 am to 2 pm. The event will be a one stop shop for students to complete their Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or their Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to avoid long lines or delays. “This event is about promoting the early FAFSA and TASFA submission for 2017-2018. We are partnering with RGV Focus and other higher education institutions so students can begin working on their FAFSA or TASFA now instead of waiting until later,” … Read More …

STC celebrates Board Appreciation Month

Every year, the month of January is celebrated as “Board Appreciation Month” by community colleges and local school districts. On January 31, 2017, at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting, South Texas College recognized its Board of Trustees. Dr. Shirley A. Reed, president, presented each Trustee with a small gift on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of South Texas College. The gift consisted of a small bag of Stanley tools, bearing the South Texas College logo. The gift symbolized the role of the College in helping students develop the tools they will use to pursue their academic … Read More …