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Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas hosts focus group at Starr County Campus

Students with the Starr County Campus Psychology Club at South Texas College recently participated in a focus group on substance abuse conducted by Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas. A focus group is defined as a systematic way to collect qualitative, or descriptive, data through small group discussion. Irwin Mendoza, representative from Behavioral Health was invited as a guest speaker, and provided an overview of the services provided by BHSST as well as the 19 counties it serves. Mendoza then elaborated on the benefits obtained from a focus group as well as techniques applied … Read More …

STC holds 9th Annual Communication Arts Festival “A Media Hub for the Valley”

The Communication Department at South Texas College held its annual event dedicated to connecting students with entrepreneurs and business leaders who are using communication to make a difference in their communities. STC’s 9th Annual Communication Arts Festival: A Media Hub for the Valley took place Friday, April 6, 2018, at STC’s Cooper Center. “This is on a whole new spectrum, and we are striving to explore our identity as the Rio Grande Valley through new media,” said Andrea Fuentes, communications professor at STC and coordinator of the annual event. “Our goal was to talk about how … Read More …

South Texas College hosts 13th Annual Summit on College and Career Readiness

STC conducts annual event dedicated to assisting students become college and career ready An annual event hosted by South Texas College (STC) challenges educational partners to evaluate their operations in order to assist students as they transition from college into meaningful careers. STC welcomed educators from across the Valley to its 13th Annual Summit on College and Career Readiness, which took place at Region One Education Service Center on Monday, April 9. The annual event, which STC has organized to address key issues in education, featured a day-long slate of relevant … Read More …

Victory Lap for TRSDA at South Texas College

Regional STEM Accelerator program at STC successfully bridges discussion among leaders in healthcare and information technology   The Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator (TRSDA) at South Texas College has concluded, and held a final meeting with its health and information technology (IT) consortium April 6 in Weslaco. Over the course of two and a half years, STC fostered engagement among IT and healthcare professionals in order to promote industry growth in the Rio Grande Valley. The college worked with leaders in both industries who in turn recognized the high demand for … Read More …

Starr County Psychology Club hosts suicide prevention training

  On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the STC Counseling Department along with UTRGV hosted a Campus Suicide Prevention Training for the Starr County Campus Psychology Club. The training was the first for STC students. The overall goal of the campus suicide prevention training is to raise awareness of suicide as a critical but preventable issue among individuals. The training addressed the numerous risk factors faced by various groups including the general population, students, veterans, law enforcement, LGBTQI, students, children and adolescents, faculty and staff, as well as health … Read More …

Study Abroad Students receive a national scholarship to study in Spain

Eleven students from the World Language Department at South Texas College have received the Benjamin A.Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship will be used to study abroad or intern abroad in Spain during the 2017-2018 academic year. The STC Study Abroad Program continues to empower students throughout their study abroad experience. The program internationalizes a curriculum while helping students grow personally, academically, and professionally. The Gilman scholarship has enabled more than 25,000 Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in experiences abroad since 2011. … Read More …

South Texas College holds first Leadership Academy with RGV Border Patrol Sector, US CBP

  South Texas College (STC) Continuing Professional Workforce Education (CPWE) in collaboration with the Division of Business, Public Safety and Technology has developed the first ever Supervisory Leadership Academy with RGV Border Patrol Sector, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Classes with Border Patrol started March 26, and presents an opportunity to enhance BP’s existing leadership development program by partnering with staff at STC, according to faculty. “South Texas College Business Administration and Organizational Leadership faculty are developing material for the … Read More …

South Texas College Student Arrested for Making Terroristic Threat on Social Media

A South Texas College student has been arrested for making a terroristic threat. According to Police Chief Paul Varville, the FBI notified the South Texas College Department of Public Safety of a message posted by the student on a social media site where he allegedly threatened to “shoot up the college.” Chief Varville said the student was contacted and admitted to posting the statement, claiming it was only a joke. An arrest warrant was obtained from the municipal court and the student was taken into custody. In addition to the arrest, interim suspension has been imposed while an … Read More …