Valley Scholars Program of South Texas College celebrates 20 years of student success

  Annual gala honors supporters of education for their commitment to Valley students STC held their Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 12. The theme, Celebrating 20 years of Academic Excellence, was created to commemorate the pioneers of the program who have exemplified a tireless commitment to Valley Scholars students. “We are truly excited to celebrate 20 years of Valley Scholars,” said Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Chief Academic Officer for South Texas College. “Twenty years ago, STC was a young institution and we started to imagine what we could do for … Read More …

South Texas College named among 2017 ‘Examples of Excelencia’ institutions

National award places STC at the forefront of accelerating academic success for Latino students South Texas College has been named among the top institutions in the nation, showing outstanding, evidence-based results of improving Latino student success in higher education, according to Excelencia in Education. Celebración de Excelencia was held in Washington D.C. on Thursday Oct. 5th where South Texas College was recognized as the national winner in the Baccalaureate category for its Competency-Based Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership. Held at the Mayflower Hotel in … Read More …

STC’s Annual “A Night with the Stars” Scholarship Gala set for Oct. 12

STC celebrates 20 years of academic excellence with Valley Scholars South Texas College will host its 12th Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 12. The theme “Celebrating 20 Years of Academic Excellence” will recognize the Pioneers of the Valley Scholars Program who have exemplified a tireless commitment to Valley Scholars students. In partnership with sponsors who have been consistently dedicated over the years to the advancement of education among our youth, South Texas College has enabled hundreds of students to reach for the stars and achieve their … Read More …

South Texas College kicks off 5th annual Innovation Conference Oct. 20

South Texas College kicks off its annual binational effort to promote entrepreneurship and business locally and south of the border. The 5th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO 2017) is a bi-national collaborative effort between STC and El Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores in Reynosa, Mexico, and takes place on Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the STC Technology Campus located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. This year’s keynote address will focus on an economic overview for the Rio Grande Valley presented by Blake Hastings, representative with the … Read More …

Road closure near STC Pecan Campus

The City of McAllen will close a portion of 29th street on the east side of the Pecan campus at the intersection of Ebony Street from Monday Oct. 2 to Thursday Oct. 05. The city has notified the college that the closure is due to the installation of new pipes underneath the street. The road closure has the potential to affect students and employees who use the street to arrive and depart the Pecan campus. Those with questions about the closure are asked to call the STC Department of Public Safety at 872-4444. … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus holds its annual orientation for psychology majors

Seeking to provide additional information about the field of psychology to prospective students, South Texas College held its 3rd annual Starr County Campus Psychological Science Majors Orientation on Sept. 20 in Rio Grande City. Alex Sarabia, a member of the STC Psychological Science faculty served as Master of Ceremonies for the event and welcomed STC Board Trustee Rose Benavidez. Dr. Janene Israel, STC Psychological Science Department Program Chair, was the keynote speaker at the event commenting on the great expectations for majors in psychological science. Sarabia also presented on … Read More …

STC Psychology students in Starr County donate for Hurricane Harvey relief

The Starr Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College donated more than $400 in aid for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. On Aug. 31, psychology students donated everything from canned food and bottled water to hygiene products and diapers at Starr County Memorial Hospital. Items were shipped to Houston and other affected areas there. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 26 as a Category-4 storm with winds of more than 130 mph. In the aftermath, estimates say that the storm caused at least $81 billion in losses to homes and commercial property. “It was so Impressive, everything … Read More …

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 …