STC, DHR and PSJA ISD dual credit seniors first in nation to graduate with Associate Degree in Nursing

Each receive lamp symbolic of their roles as ‘lightgivers’ to patients MCALLEN, TX (May 15, 2017) – Eight Pharr-San Juan- Alamo ISD seniors, dually enrolled at South Texas College, have become the first cohort of students in the nation to graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing, straight out of high school. The students will be honored this Thursday May 18, by Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance to congratulate them on this unique achievement.  The South Texas College Associate Degree Nursing Program organized a pinning ceremony, last week. “Our pinning ceremony for our … Read More …

STC Spring Commencement to be held May 12-13

Ceremonies set for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday South Texas College will confer nearly 4,000 degrees during its Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies on Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13.  Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. Ceremonies will begin with students receiving degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences on Friday during two separate ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Saturday, the ceremony for students receiving Bachelor’s degrees, and degrees in Business and Technology will take place at 9 a.m. Graduates in Math and Science and … Read More …

Student of the Week: Lorena Martinez

Lorena Martinez says she always had an affinity for science and math. Born in the U.S., but raised in Mexico, she moved back to the United States in middle school to make the most of her education. Today, Lorena is a nurse in the making at South Texas College. Upon moving to the U.S. as an eighth grader, Lorena would eventually graduate from South Texas High School for Health Professions in Mercedes. While in high school she received her certification as a Certified Medical Assistant and would gain experience in emergency rooms at various hospitals. She arrived at STC in the fall of 2015 … Read More …

South Texas College 4th annual Dual Credit Update

On Tuesday, April 18th, the Dual2Degree Department will be hosting its 4th Annual Dual Credit Update at the South Texas College Cooper Center from 8:30 am to 12pm.  The annual convening will provide school district administrators and staff with information relating to institutional initiatives designed to improve student success. The event will also serve as a forum for high school partners to provide feedback on the proposed initiatives and to identify areas for possible collaboration between school districts and South Texas College. The focus of this year’s event will be the … Read More …

South Texas College announces the recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship

South Texas College has announced the recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship, who were each presented with a certificate and awarded $1,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Fitch donated a grand total of $5,000 to the students on February 28th at STC's Mid-Valley Campus. The following were students were recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship: o   Virginia Martinez, Paralegal o   Ashley Valdez, Pre-Pharmacy o   Erika Guzman, Criminal Justice o   Samuel Cavazos, Psychology o   Cristina Ortiz, Elementary Education     … Read More …

STC Students Present at National 2017 Psychological Conference in San Antonio

Five student psychology majors within the Department of Psychological Science at South Texas College made the trip to San Antonio to take part in a prestigious conference held by the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) on April 1. Natalie Zarate, Alexandra Alvarado, Liza Garcia, Gabriella Hernandez and Flor Garcia, who are all members of Psi Beta National Honor Society, submitted a proposal to SWPA, and presented the findings of their research to attendees at its 2017 Convention in San Antonio. Students are mentored through the leadership of their STC Faculty Advisor, Liza … 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 …