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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 …

Student of the Week: Esmeralda Mendez

Inspired by her mother, who returned to college later in life to pursue a better life for her family, Esmeralda Mendez says she was introduced to hard work at an early age. Recalling the late nights when she would often fall asleep on the kitchen table studying with her mother, that experience gave her the insight into the mindset needed to eventually finish college, she said. Esmeralda is a Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy (DEMSA) student pursuing an associate degree in Biology, and will be receiving her degree this coming May before graduating high school. After high school, … 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 …

Student of the Week: Adrian Gonzalez

When it comes to talking about his approach to higher education, Adrian Gonzalez says it doesn’t matter how long it takes to finish, what matters is the journey. He has made no excuses for his failures, and is highly motivated to make something of himself despite being out of school for so long. Today, Adrian is a Physical Therapist Assistant in the making at South Texas College. A graduate of Economedes High School in 2003, Adrian says it was time to make his return back to school after being out for more than 12 years. “I went straight to college at UTPA”, Adrian said. “Eventually, … Read More …

South Texas College collaborates with Blimpie Sub Shop franchise for scholarship opportunities

South Texas College celebrated its first successful semester collaborating with the Blimpie Sub Shop franchises in the Valley to provide scholarships to current students. A total of six students were selected to receive funds donated by Blimpie franchises in the Valley, which are independently owned and operated by Esperanza on Fifth LLC. Operating under the slogan “Great Food for a Great Cause,” Blimpie Sub Shops in both McAllen and Weslaco have dedicated their revenue to providing economic assistance to the community. In 2017, Esperanza on Fifth LLC partnered with South Texas … Read More …

Student of the Week: Debanhi Perez

Debanhi Perez says she has always been oriented to helping those in need. In high school, she fostered this talent by taking advantage of clinical visits and working with patients from an early age to guide her future career in nursing. Now in her first year at South Texas College (STC), Debanhi says she is pursuing her degree in order to become a trauma nurse, rendering care to patients suffering serious and life-threatening injuries. “It’s very fast paced, and it involves people who come in with extensive injuries, but I am fascinated with that environment,” she said. “I can’t see … Read More …

Register now for summer and fall classes at South Texas College

Graduating high school seniors, current South Texas College students and prospective students looking to enhance their skills in the workforce can get a jump on their career goals by enrolling early for summer classes at South Texas College. Summer I and Summer III semesters begin June 4. Fall classes begin Aug. 27. South Texas College is ranked among the most affordable colleges in the nation, offering flexible schedules and a host of transfer options. Summer classes are ideal for students needing to stay within their degree timeline. Many classes can be completed in just a few short … Read More …