South Texas College and McAllen Consulate sign agreement assisting Mexican-born students

South Texas College, the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen formalized an official IME Becas Memorandum of Understanding that will lay the foundation for a partnership seeking to increase the educational attainment level of Mexicans or persons of Mexican origin living in the US. The signing took place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen. Matthew Hebbard, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management was on-hand to accept funds on behalf of South Texas College. IME stands for “Instituto de los Mexicanos en … Read More …

South Texas College selected for Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project

South Texas College has been selected to participate in a statewide program with the goal to improve students’ transition from public education into community colleges. Joining Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project, STC looks to assist those students who are on their way to certification, or who are transferring into 4-year institutions towards meaningful careers. STC is among 12 community colleges representing all regions of Texas that have committed to revisiting student success. “We were pleased to have received competitive applications from community colleges across the state,” … Read More …

Ballet Folklórico STC presents Unidad, Sones y Tarimas with live jarocho music from Veracruz

As part of a cultural exchange between the South Texas College (STC) Center for Mexican American Studies and the state government of Veracruz, Mexico, Ballet Folklorico STC will present Unidad, Sones y Tarimas on Friday, December 18, at the McAllen Civic Auditorium. General admission tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the venue on the day of the event. Jarocho is a traditional style of music from Veracruz, Mexico that derives from indigenous and African slave style of music influences. Dancers are distinguished by their traditional white costuming that pays tribute to the natural … Read More …

Ballet Folklórico South Texas College presents third annual Tradiciones performance

Endless hours, days, weeks and months of practices and tune-up performances will all come together when Ballet Folklórico South Texas College presents its marquee performance of the year, Tradiciones 2015, on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the McAllen Civic Center Auditorium. “We prepare year-long for this particular event,” Ballet Folklórico South Texas College Director Víctor Gómez said. “What makes this extra special is that our Conjunto Jaguar, Sol Luna of Veracruz, Mexico and Trio Santuario Huasteco from San Luis Potosí, Mexico will perform with us. These performances are accompanied by live … Read More …

Ballet Folklórico South Texas College go beyond state borders

The Ballet Folklórico South Texas College took the show on the road and across state lines when they performed at the Carnaval Latino from Oct. 11-12 at the French Market in downtown New Orleans. STC’s ballet folklórico group represented Mexico during the Carnaval Latino that showcased cultural traditions from various Latin American countries. The Carnaval Latino is a production of Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association, a non-profit organization that serves the Gulf Coast region. “It was quite exciting, it was the first time we go somewhere outside of Texas and … Read More …

STC Libraries celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series

South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities will get underway in mid-September with several campus-wide activities, including the “Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series” that will feature several award-winning authors. Hispanic Heritage Month is officially celebrated across the country from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The STC Library events during the month-long celebration are free and open to the public. The guest speakers are sponsored by STC’s Library Services, Center for Mexican American Studies, the college’s Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the … Read More …

Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series leads off STC’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities will get underway on Sept. 18 with several campus-wide activities, including the “Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series” that will feature an artist, five authors, and an exclusive film screening with the director. Hispanic Heritage Month is officially celebrated across the country from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The majority of STC events during the month-long celebration are free and open to the public. The guest speakers are sponsored by STC’s Library Services, Center for Mexican American Studies, Visual Arts and Music … Read More …

Ballet Folklórico STC to perform during internationally-televised Mexican Independence Day Grito

South Texas College’s Ballet Folklórico has been around for less than two years, but the group has made quite a reputation for itself. This year, Ballet Folklórico-STC will perform before an internationally-televised audience on Univisión’s Spanish-language television network during the Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia on Sept. 15 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The celebration will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on the South Lawn of the Texas State Capitol, located at 112 E. 11th Street in Austin. The event is free and open to the public. "We're very fortunate to have received an … Read More …