Student of the week: Obed Garcia

Following many years of job experience in a variety of fields, Obed Garcia says he most recently put aside a successful career in sales to come back to school after more than 20 years. Self-described as a full-time student and full-time dad, Obed believes it’s never too late to begin a new life. Originally from Laredo, Obed graduated high school in 1997, and shortly after went into the Marines. His many experiences have included a stint with the management team at Sears, a career in international sales with an oilfield company, and opening his commercial landscaping business, which he did … Read More …

STC plays key role in graduating first cohort of community healthcare workers through Valley-wide collaborative effort

South Texas College joined the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas A&M University and United Healthcare to celebrate the first cohort of community healthcare workers who will be on the frontlines in some of the hardest hit areas of the Rio Grande Valley. The students are recent graduates from the South Texas Community Health Worker Training Network, a collaboration between the institutions and the National Rural Health Association to offer training to people who want to serve their neighborhoods as promotores, individuals who serve as liaisons between their communities and … Read More …

South Texas College professor Liza Veliz becomes regional vice president of national honor society in Psychology

Liza Veliz, psychology professor at South Texas College, has been elected to serve as the Psi Beta Southwestern Regional Vice-President on the Psi Beta National Council for a two-year term, 2016-18.  Professor Veliz was officially installed on August 3rd during the 2017 national convention of the American Psychological Association held in Washington DC.  Veliz is faculty advisor of the South Texas College Psi Beta Chapter. Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community colleges and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Psi Beta is an affiliate of … Read More …

STC CPWE holds orientations for students seeking GED

July is the last month South Texas College will be offering a free GED program created to ensure students have the best chance possible to earn their diploma for a better future. As a result of a grant given by the Texas Workforce Commission, students have the opportunity to receive their GED while also receiving support in the form of a gasoline stipend and materials for school. Students interested in training for a career in Welding, Business Management, Accounting or Medical Office Specialist but who are missing a GED are encouraged to come to South Texas College and begin the process … Read More …

Third annual internship program welcomes NAH students from Mexico

In  June, A total of fourteen high school students arrived at South Texas College Nursing & Allied Health campus from the Unibersidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon for a 3-week internship program in American Nursing Education. High school students are in their second semester in the Nurse Technician Program. 2017, marks the third year for the internship program at STC. Administrators from the Unibersidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon along with student’s parents where welcomed by Dr. Jayson T. Valerio, Interim Dean of Nursing & Allied Health and Dr. Christie Candelaria, ADN Program … Read More …

STC and TSC sign agreement benefiting students with Associate of Applied Science Degree

South Texas College together with Texas Southmost College in Brownsville on Monday signed an articulation agreement allowing students who have an earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree from TSC to transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at STC. In attendance at the event included STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed and TSC Interim President Mike Shannon, who provided remarks at the ceremony. “We were among the pioneers to launch Baccalaureate degrees. We are very proud to offer four right now, and we had over 1,300 graduates, and the most positive thing that has come from this is … Read More …

Student of the Week: Ilissa Valenciana

Ilissa Valenciana is a student that has set no limits to her career aspirations. A graduate of Rio Grande City High School in 2012, by participating in the DEMSA program (Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy), she was able to graduate high school with an Associate degree in biology. The Academy is designed to encourage area high school students into the health care professions by providing college course-work and health related opportunities that will motivate, educate, and prepare students for higher education in the field of medicine. Now returning back to South Texas College, … Read More …

South Texas College Police Academy Cadets Set to Graduate

After 21 rigorous weeks of training and studying, and passing the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement State Exam, the South Texas College (STC ) Police Academy will be hosting its completion ceremony for 17 cadets who have successfully completed the program and are now ready to become police officers. Among the class are four cadets from the Pharr Police Department and two members of the McAllen Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office.   WHAT:          Completion Ceremony WHO:             South Texas College Police Academy, 12th Class WHEN:          6 p.m., Thursday, June … Read More …