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Student of the Week: Ira Juarez

Ira Juarez believes a positive mindset sets a strong example for her family and herself. It has helped her despite being out of high school for a year and half to obtain her residency.  In the beginning, Ira was nervous about returning to school or even wanting to go to college. However, an opportunity presented itself and she found herself graduating from South Palms in Weslaco in 2015 and transitioned straight into college. Today, she is a teacher in the making at South Texas College. “I’m currently working on my Associates of Arts and plan to graduate fall 2018,”said Ira. “I … 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 Campuses Closed for Spring Break March 12-16

South Texas College (STC) campuses will be closed for Spring Break from March 12- March 16. Classes will resume on Monday, March 19, 2018. Students who still need to register for classes or make payment arrangements can do so by visiting STC’s webpage. Registration is always available 24/7 via Jagnet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu/register. Online services are available for students to select courses, register and pay online. Installment plans and emergency loans are available beginning March 19. Visit the nearest cashier’s office to make payment arrangements. For more information … Read More …

South Texas College and Tyler Junior College sign inaugural articulation agreement

Collaboration between the two legacy institutions bound to set precedent for all community colleges statewide A new partnership between South Texas College (STC) and Tyler Junior College will go a long way in determining how other community colleges in Texas begin to explore opportunities for bachelor’s degrees. Administrators from STC and TJC signed their first ever articulation agreement on Thursday, March 1, which involves a “teach-out” arrangement between the two institutions, determining transfer opportunities for students receiving a baccalaureate degree. “When you submit … Read More …

South Texas College hosts 12th annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Science Olympiad

More than 300 students arrived at South Texas College (STC) to test their skills in a daylong regional science competition. STC hosted the 12th annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Science Olympiad on Feb. 24. Competing in everything from tower building to creating their own makeshift helicopters, the event offered a day of fun as well as a hands-on learning experience for all students. “Before we started this, the closest regional was in San Antonio so teams from the Valley would have to travel all the way over there,” said Dr. Ludivina Avila, instructor in the Division of Math and … Read More …

Mini-mester courses still available for Spring 2018 at South Texas College

South Texas College (STC) is giving students the opportunity to register for mini-mester courses starting Jan.16. Mini-mesters are six to 14-week classes that offer the same quality instruction and college credits but in a shorter time span. These classes are great for students who are unable to take traditional length semesters or seek to have more flexibility in their schedule. Mini-mester courses begin on Jan.16 and Jan.22 and continue through April. Several core classes including English and Biology are being offered during the mini-mester, both on-campus and online. For more … Read More …

South Texas College Announces Saturday Extension Hours

With classes set to begin Jan. 16, South Texas College has extended service hours to Saturdays starting on Jan. 6.   Student Services will be open Jan. 6, 13, and 20 at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County Campuses in order to assist students who are in the process of enrolling for the spring semester.    The times for these extended hours will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Financial aid specialists will be available to help students fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to answer any financial aid questions.   The cashier’s office will also be open to help … Read More …

STC named second in the nation for enrollment of Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

  Numerous programs at STC recognized by HO for awarding degrees to Hispanics South Texas College (STC) has been ranked second in the nation for total enrollment of Hispanics among two and four-year schools in 2015, according to Hispanic Outlook (HO) on Education Magazine. Of the 34,371 students enrolled at STC, more than 94 percent are Hispanic, according to HO. The magazine recently published its “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” with data collected from the 2015 school year. In that issue, numerous programs at STC placed among the top-10 in schools across the … Read More …