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South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Location of 1966 Farm Workers Movement Historical Marker

The Starr County Industrial Foundation together with former members of the United Farm Workers Movement and members of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) held an unveiling ceremony for a historical marker commemorating the birthplace of the 1966 Farm Workers Movement at the South Texas College (STC) Starr County Campus. The Movement that originated in Starr County over 5 decades ago began when farm workers made demands in regards to better wages and improved working conditions. To highlight their efforts, the farmers left the fields they worked on to protest the poor working conditions and … Read More …

STC holds first ever Apprenticeship Roundtable

South Texas College held its first apprenticeship roundtable dedicated to uniting partners in higher education institutions, industry and public schools in order to address the lack of skilled workers in the region. The event held in October brought together leaders from the education community, as well as local employers and workforce development staff to engage in dialog about apprenticeship programs, as well as initiating new plans for programs in the future. Speakers included Troy Johnson, Apprenticeship and Training Representative from the U.S. Department of Labor; and Desi Holmes, … Read More …

South Texas College Seeking Partnership with Department of Homeland Security Agencies Ahead of Center Opening

Maintaining security on the border requires the highest level of advanced specialized training. South Texas College has begun a series of law enforcement stakeholder meetings with Hidalgo and Starr County mayors, city managers, police chiefs, and Texas Department of Public Safety Commissioner Cynthia Leon as part of Phase II for its Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE). The latest phase includes the expansion and development of professional continuing education training for federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. To accomplish this, STC is … Read More …

South Texas College named among 2017 ‘Examples of Excelencia’ institutions

National award places STC at the forefront of accelerating academic success for Latino students South Texas College has been named among the top institutions in the nation, showing outstanding, evidence-based results of improving Latino student success in higher education, according to Excelencia in Education. Celebración de Excelencia was held in Washington D.C. on Thursday Oct. 5th where South Texas College was recognized as the national winner in the Baccalaureate category for its Competency-Based Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership. Held at the Mayflower Hotel in … 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 …

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 …

STC, City of Pharr and PSJA ISD break ground on highly anticipated South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence

Master plan includes future buildings, driving track, fire training facilities and shooting range MCALLEN, TX (March 3, 2017) – South Texas College, the City of Pharr and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District (PSJA ISD) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) on Friday, March 3 at 4300 S. Cage Blvd in Pharr. The new RCPSE will be the conduit by which prospective and current law enforcement professionals will further their education. South Texas College remains the only location where police cadets can receive … Read More …

Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence groundbreaking, March 3

South Texas College, the City of Pharr and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District (PSJA ISD) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence on Friday, March 3 at 4300 S. Cage Blvd in Pharr, the area immediately south of PSJA Southwest Early College High School at 10 a.m. “This Education Center will benefit the region by adding additional programs in public safety, law enforcement, border security, and fire science.  These programs provide college level certificates and degrees for public safety and law enforcement professionals … Read More …