STC Accounting Department provides VITA assistance

During the month of February and March, the Accounting Department through the VITA program has completed over 300 tax returns, saving the taxpayers roughly $30,000, with total taxpayer refunds of over $700,000. All this is done with 6 student volunteers, 1 lead faculty, and 3 faculty volunteers. Since 2011, the Accounting Department at South Texas College has been providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to the community. This free Income Tax service is facilitated by South Texas College Accounting faculty and students. The program is led by the United Way organization and the … 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 …

STC Starr County Campus Hosts 11th annual Role Models Get Inspired Conference

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 11th Starr County Role Models Get Inspired Conference at the STC Starr County Campus Auditorium. The five panelists featured were: Eduardo “Eddie” Ramirez, Attorney and Counselor at Law as well as RGCCISD Board Vice-President; Dr. Erica Briana Guerra, Principal of Ringgold Elementary at RGCCISD; Eloy Garza, Mariachi Program Director at Roma ISD; Noelia Guillen, TMC Head Start/Early Head Start Education Services Area Specialist; and Benito Saenz, retired educator and school … 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 …

STC named second in the nation for awarding Associate Degrees to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

South Texas College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States and has been highlighted in the February issue of HO magazine. STC ranks number two on the 2015 Associate degrees granted by four-year schools according to HO. The designation comes from HO’s “Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics” ranking published in its February 2017 issue. STC is the only Texas college that made the rankings, sharing the top 10 spotlight with colleges from Florida, and Nevada. Miami Dade College … Read More …

Author and NASA alum Lacey Schmidt to speak at STC

LesFic writer to present ‘a tale of taking the less obvious career path’ In conjunction with Library Services and Open, Equal and Free, the Student LGBTQ group at South Texas College, STC’s English Department presents author and former astronaut trainer Dr. Lacey Schmidt on Feb. 27. Dr. Schmidt will be speakiing about her life experiences. As a writer in the emerging genre of LesFic (lesbian fiction), she will also speak about her two novels “A Walk Away” and “Catch to Release” during her talk at STC’s Rainbow Room from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Holding a Ph.D in Industrial Organizational … Read More …

STC Theatre to hold auditions for OEDIPUS REX

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its last show of the spring semester, the classic Greek Tragedy, Oedipus Rex. Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 1, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex was written more than 2000 years ago for the Great Spring Festival in honor of the god of spring. It is the reenactment of a human … Read More …

STC to open its newly renovated Student Enrollment center

Providing accessibility and enhanced services to students and their families, South Texas College will hold a ribbon cutting for its newly renovated and state of the art Pecan Campus Student Enrollment Center on Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Designed by Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects and completed by NM Contracting, LLC, the new admissions center will feature a one-stop open concept model to eliminate long lines. The center will also utilize software that will allow students to enroll via a virtual queing process using their mobile phone, website or on-site kiosk. “This area allows us to … Read More …