STC officially opens campus food pantry at Pecan Campus

  Plans include extending pantry to Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses by 2018 There is no reason that students should have to choose between their education and getting something to eat. They can and should have both, according to coordinators of a new food pantry at South Texas College. STC held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new Student Food Pantry on Thursday, Nov. 16. The new food pantry, housed at the Pecan Campus Building H second floor in room H218, has been established with the support of Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc., and is filled with … Read More …

12th Annual Turkey Trot promotes healthy community and wellness

Hundreds turned out for STC’s 12th annual Turkey Trot, a 2.2-mile run/walk held annually at STC, intended to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to community members. Participants at the event included parents with strollers, children, pets, costumed students and health enthusiasts from all over. Admission fee for the event included 8 cans of food donated to The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. Turkeys were awarded to the top three female and top three male runners. Free t-shirts and goodie bags were also be handed out to the first 150 participants. “It’s always a good time … Read More …

Roma High Students Construct Bench to Offer Aid to Fellow STC Students

A big thanks goes to the students in Roel Miranda’s Construction Technology Class at Roma High School for constructing a new bench for use by students waiting to catch the bus to South Texas College outside the Roma ISD Administration Building. The project was pitched to Mr. Miranda by the Roma ISD Police Department to provide a safer place for STC students to wait for the bus every day. “Currently there is nowhere for them to go, except to stand just near the street and that provides a risk to the students because they might accidently trip and fall into an oncoming car with all the … Read More …

Mexico Earthquake Relief Donation Drive by Starr Psych Club

The Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College dropped off their donations for Mexico Earthquake Relief at the City of Roma Fire Department On Monday, Oct. 9, 2017,to be shipped to Mexico later this week. In the wake of the disaster that left 369 people dead on Sept. 19 in Central Mexico, Starr County Campus Psychology Club members donated canned food, bottled water, toiletries and hygiene products (such as soap, deodorant, shampoo, tooth paste, wipes, diapers, etc.). Eli Sarabia and Alex Sarabia, STC Psychological Science Instructors and Psychology Club Advisors, say … Read More …

FAFSA registration begins Oct. 1

Students at South Texas College may begin applying for their Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Oct. 1. For those who want to file as early as possible, students are urged to go online to https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to get started on their free application. Current and continuing students are reminded that they must reapply every year for financial aid. “There is no reason to wait, the FAFSA now requires income information from two years prior.  So, students and parents should have already filed their 2016 income tax returns by now.  We encourage students to submit the … Read More …

South Texas College art students donate 200 bowls to RGV Food Bank

South Texas College  instructor Christopher Leonard has presented the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank with 200 hand glazed bowls created by the South Texas Clay Club at STC. Leonard is the faculty sponsor for the club, a student organization that works year round to hone their ceramic skills and create unique artworks. The club spends hundreds of hours throwing and glazing bowls in order to donate them to their communities. The Clay Club Donated to the Food Bank on Sept. 15, 2017 ahead of the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Auction, which will take place on Tuesday Sept. 19. The RGV Food … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre set to hold auditions for The Indian Wants The Bronx

South Texas College Theatre will hold auditions for its November 2017 production of Israel Horovitz’s play The Indian Wants The Bronx on Sept. 20 – 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.  All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition. In the play, an East Indian man gets lost on his first day in New York as two teenagers find him waiting at a bus stop. He cannot understand English, and the boys have some fun with him that gets out of … Read More …

McAllen’s Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary School recognizes South Texas College during its College Day, Sept. 14

Kindergarten students at Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary in McAllen have selected South Texas College as their featured school during College Day, Sept. 14, 2017. Students will arrive to school on that day proudly displaying t-shirts from STC, recognizing the college for its role in the community. “Every Thursday at our campus, we celebrate and honor college day by making sure the kids bring in shirts or jerseys with their favorite college,” said Garza Principal Nancy Valenzuela. “Kinder decided to recognize STC, and we are very excited that we were contacted by the college, which donated … Read More …