STC Accounting Department provides VITA assistance

During the month of February and March, the Accounting Department through the VITA program has completed over 300 tax returns, saving the taxpayers roughly $30,000, with total taxpayer refunds of over $700,000. All this is done with 6 student volunteers, 1 lead faculty, and 3 faculty volunteers. Since 2011, the Accounting Department at South Texas College has been providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to the community. This free Income Tax service is facilitated by South Texas College Accounting faculty and students. The program is led by the United Way organization and the … Read More …

South Texas College to begin offering Continuing Education Credits to nurses and nursing faculty

Two and a half years in the making, South Texas College will now be offering specialized Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) in the Rio Grande Valley. Working in collaboration with STC’s Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) campus, the college is now approved for CEUs for CNE-specific training for nurses and nursing educators throughout the region. “We are doing all we can within STC Continuing Education to develop programs for the community to take them here locally,” said Juan Carlos Aguirre, Dean of Continuing Education at South Texas College. “This is … Read More …

STC holds 8th annual Communication Arts Festival March 31

The Communication Department at South Texas College holds 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 8th annual Communication Arts Festival will take place on March 31 at STC’s Cooper Center.  Panelists slated to attend include Publisher of RgVision Magazine, Gabriel Puente; Silvestre Trevino, founder of Valley Native, an outlet for social news and entertainment media source focusing on culture and lifestyle in the Rio Grande Valley; and Dani Marrero from bilingual … Read More …

Student of the Week: Emilia Ramirez

Recognized for her responsibility and determination to complete her education, and assisting others to do the same, Emilia Ramirez says she is always available to lend a helping hand. Emilia is a mentor who always goes the extra mile for new students transitioning to college. Today, she is a Physical Therapist in the making at South Texas College. Born and raised in Rio Grande City, and a graduate of Rio Grande City High school in 2014, Emilia says she has always wanted to help people, and has translated that passion to eventually becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant after college. … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus Hosts 11th annual Role Models Get Inspired Conference

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 11th Starr County Role Models Get Inspired Conference at the STC Starr County Campus Auditorium. The five panelists featured were: Eduardo “Eddie” Ramirez, Attorney and Counselor at Law as well as RGCCISD Board Vice-President; Dr. Erica Briana Guerra, Principal of Ringgold Elementary at RGCCISD; Eloy Garza, Mariachi Program Director at Roma ISD; Noelia Guillen, TMC Head Start/Early Head Start Education Services Area Specialist; and Benito Saenz, retired educator and school … Read More …

Registration open for Summer and Fall 2017

It’s never too late to start planning ahead for your future. Registration has begun for summer and fall sessions. With 119 degree and certificate program options available, there is something for anyone interested in accomplishing their educational and career goals. In addition to being close to home, STC is also one of the most affordable college’s in the nation. “For those students, such as high school seniors, who would like to get a jump start on their studies, our summer semesters and even mini-mesters are great options,” said Matt Hebbard, STC VP  of Student Affairs and … Read More …

South Texas College and McAllen Chamber bolster innovation and entrepreneurship in the Rio Grande Valley

Check presentation continues partnership between college and advocates for business in the community As part of its ongoing partnership with South Texas College, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce held a check presentation that will be used to continue designing prototypes for those participating in the city’s Inventors and Entrepreneurs Network. At a ceremony held March 8, the Chamber donated $1000 that will be used to underwrite the cost of the program at STC. “We spend a lot of time working with startups, and it is cool to see the range of ideas that come from people in McAllen,”  … Read More …

South Texas College now accepting applications for Valley Scholars Program

$1000 annual scholarships available Over the last two decades, more than 800 young people have utilized the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College to reach their dreams. Staff at STC are encouraging students to join a proud tradition of success and begin applying to the scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year. Priority deadline to apply is March 31 and the final deadline is July 31. “As a Valley Scholars student, it makes me feel like they see potential in me, and I’m really grateful for that,” said Elizabeth Hernandez, a current Valley Scholar. “The scholarship … Read More …