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South Texas College to host Houston Artist David McGee

  The South Texas College (STC)  Library Art Gallery has curated an exhibit entitled, "David McGee: New Work" featuring the work of Houston artist David McGee that will be on display until Feb. 25, 2018. David McGee’s work explores identity and experience. This exhibition features McGee’s large-scale, heavily textured abstract paintings he made during a one-year sabbatical on the Bolivar Peninsula, a remote area near Galveston, and his signature watercolor figurative drawings. McGee recently finished a 20-year retrospective at the Houston Museum of African American … Read More …

South Texas College announces additional Federal Pell Grant award availability for summer 2018 courses

February is National Financial Aid Awareness Month. Recent changes will allow current Pell recipients who have exhausted their aid to receive additional aid during the summer.   The U.S. Department of Education has made changes to the Federal Pell Grant that may help students interested in attending classes during summer 2018. Recent changes will allow current Pell recipients who have exhausted their aid to receive additional aid during the summer. Current Pell recipients do not have to complete additional paperwork to take advantage of this opportunity because the 2017-2018 … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre Presents “The Illusion”

The South Texas College (STC) Theatre will present Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion” freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’Illusion Comique” starting on Feb. 22. Pridamant, a proud but aging desperate father, journeys to the cave of the wizard Alcandre, seeking information on the whereabouts of his runaway son. Alcandre grants Pridamant’s wish but the reality is more complex than fantasy. Through illusions, we explore and relate to themes of love, humor, betrayal, and death. The production will run from Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m. and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. Performances will … Read More …

South Texas College Technology Campus hosts elementary class visit to promote college-ready culture

  As part of an ongoing effort to promote a college-going culture, the South Texas College Technology Campus hosted a group of more than 70 4th and 5th grade students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School in La Joya on Friday, Jan. 26. The students toured the campus and participated in hands-on activities while being informed about the various career options available to them when they enter college. “These are students who stay after school and learn about computers, so they are more technology oriented,” said Ed Warwas, a counselor at JFK Elementary who attended the tour with … 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 …

South Texas College awards over 2,700 degrees & certificates at Fall Commencement

College posthumously awards degree to student who lost life to brain cancer The families of over 2,700 South Texas College graduates celebrated their accomplishments at two Fall Commencement Ceremonies Saturday at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. Among them was the family of Bianca Sarmiento who was posthumously awarded an Associate degree after losing her battle with brain cancer a year ago. Bianca succumbed to Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer at age 24. “Today is the day that Bianca would have been receiving her degree, and this is definitely something she would have … Read More …

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 …

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus open for registration

Registration for the upcoming 2018 spring semester is underway at all South Texas College campuses including the Starr County Campus located in Rio Grande City. The campus specializes in high demand and high wage technology programs including new courses in Electrician Technology, Heating, Ventilation AC and Refrigeration (HVAC&R), Automotive Technology, and Precision Manufacturing Technology (PMT). Additionally Starr County’s Welding program has doubled in size due to regional and state demands for the skill. Early payment deadline for spring 2018 is Dec. 13. Normal payment deadline … Read More …