South Texas College and LUPE to hold informational sessions for DACA recipients

South Texas College and La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) are conducting informational sessions on Monday Sept. 25th and Tuesday Sept. 26th for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. Students and their families are welcomed to attend. Representatives from LUPE will be on hand to review the steps DACA recipients should take for renewal, as well as a review of basic rights under the DACA program.  The event is open to the public. Seating is limited, and priority will be given to students and their families. Monday September 25th – 6 p.m.  Pecan Campus Location: … Read More …

South Texas College art students donate 200 bowls to RGV Food Bank

South Texas College  instructor Christopher Leonard has presented the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank with 200 hand glazed bowls created by the South Texas Clay Club at STC. Leonard is the faculty sponsor for the club, a student organization that works year round to hone their ceramic skills and create unique artworks. The club spends hundreds of hours throwing and glazing bowls in order to donate them to their communities. The Clay Club Donated to the Food Bank on Sept. 15, 2017 ahead of the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Auction, which will take place on Tuesday Sept. 19. The RGV Food … Read More …

McAllen’s Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary School recognizes South Texas College during its College Day, Sept. 14

Kindergarten students at Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary in McAllen have selected South Texas College as their featured school during College Day, Sept. 14, 2017. Students will arrive to school on that day proudly displaying t-shirts from STC, recognizing the college for its role in the community. “Every Thursday at our campus, we celebrate and honor college day by making sure the kids bring in shirts or jerseys with their favorite college,” said Garza Principal Nancy Valenzuela. “Kinder decided to recognize STC, and we are very excited that we were contacted by the college, which donated … Read More …

STC students participate in annual Builders Blitz event sponsored by Habitat for Humanity

Students from South Texas College – Design & Building Technology Department are partnering with a local builder, subcontractors, suppliers and trade professionals seeking to build a house from the ground up within the span of a week. Participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Builders Blitz event taking place in San Carlos, a community east of Edinburg, students with STC’s College Construction Supervision Program, along with its Electrician Program and HVAC&R in turn receive hands-on experience while becoming close with the people they serve. “Instead of our students being in a … Read More …

In remembrance of September 11, South Texas College honors our serving men and women and first responders

Veteran McAllen Police Officer George Villarreal remembers the impact he felt when the planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.  As someone who has attended many funerals for fallen officers, Villarreal said it feels similar to losing a family member even if they have never met in person. “As police officers, just like in the military, we don’t run away from trouble we run towards it. That’s our job,” Villarreal said. “It’s not about the glory or being heroes, it’s what we feel we have to do. We are a very close family.” A veteran of the McAllen Police Department, … Read More …

STC exhibits maps from the University of Texas Austin rare documents collection

South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question,” a traveling exhibit featuring reproductions from UT’s Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection. There will be a free digital map workshop on September 19 at 10 a.m. at the Pecan Campus Library, room F220 and at 1 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus CLE, room A105. “The maps presented in this exhibition span from 1580 to 1847, and reflect the intertwined relationships between indigenous and European, secular and religious, as … Read More …

South Texas College to host 9/11 ceremonies in campuses across the Valley

South Texas College is inviting the community to join in a day of remembrance for the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. STC will be holding ceremonies at four campuses on Monday Sept. 11.  In McAllen, the Pecan Campus will hold its ceremony at 9 a.m. by the flag poles near Building K. The Technology Campus event will take place by the flag poles near Building B at 11 a.m., and the Nursing and Allied Health Campus will hold its ceremony near the flag poles at 1 p.m. The Mid-Valley campus will hold its ceremony by the North Academic Building G at 9 a.m. STC’s Starr County campus will conduct … Read More …

South Texas College to host women’s retreat conference dedicated to sexual health and empowerment

South Texas College will be hosting its women’s retreat event "Know Your Status” dedicated to raising awareness on a host of critical issues including sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS sexual health, mental health issues and self-care. STC, alongside substance and HIV prevention programs, cordially invite the public to take part in the women's retreat scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in the Cooper Center from 8am-5pm. The event is free to the public. Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and giveaways will be provided for women throughout the day. Keynote speaker Dr. Sandra … Read More …