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Student of the Week: Ira Juarez

Ira Juarez believes a positive mindset sets a strong example for her family and herself. It has helped her despite being out of high school for a year and half to obtain her residency.  In the beginning, Ira was nervous about returning to school or even wanting to go to college. However, an opportunity presented itself and she found herself graduating from South Palms in Weslaco in 2015 and transitioned straight into college. Today, she is a teacher in the making at South Texas College. “I’m currently working on my Associates of Arts and plan to graduate fall 2018,”said Ira. “I … Read More …

South Texas College collaborates with Blimpie Sub Shop franchise for scholarship opportunities

South Texas College celebrated its first successful semester collaborating with the Blimpie Sub Shop franchises in the Valley to provide scholarships to current students. A total of six students were selected to receive funds donated by Blimpie franchises in the Valley, which are independently owned and operated by Esperanza on Fifth LLC. Operating under the slogan “Great Food for a Great Cause,” Blimpie Sub Shops in both McAllen and Weslaco have dedicated their revenue to providing economic assistance to the community. In 2017, Esperanza on Fifth LLC partnered with South Texas … Read More …

South Texas College and Tyler Junior College sign inaugural articulation agreement

Collaboration between the two legacy institutions bound to set precedent for all community colleges statewide A new partnership between South Texas College (STC) and Tyler Junior College will go a long way in determining how other community colleges in Texas begin to explore opportunities for bachelor’s degrees. Administrators from STC and TJC signed their first ever articulation agreement on Thursday, March 1, which involves a “teach-out” arrangement between the two institutions, determining transfer opportunities for students receiving a baccalaureate degree. “When you submit … Read More …

South Texas College hosts 12th annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Science Olympiad

More than 300 students arrived at South Texas College (STC) to test their skills in a daylong regional science competition. STC hosted the 12th annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Science Olympiad on Feb. 24. Competing in everything from tower building to creating their own makeshift helicopters, the event offered a day of fun as well as a hands-on learning experience for all students. “Before we started this, the closest regional was in San Antonio so teams from the Valley would have to travel all the way over there,” said Dr. Ludivina Avila, instructor in the Division of Math and … Read More …

Meeting with industry

STC’s annual IT event brings students together with companies seeking the next generation of highly skilled employees entering the workforce. Faculty within South Texas College’s (STC) Information Technology Program say there is an expectation from students in the program to leave little to chance once they graduate and enter the workforce. To do this requires fostering the right connections while they are still in college, and taking advantage of events that put them in contact with those already in the industry. This is the purpose behind IT’s annual IT Career Expo held on Feb. 22. … Read More …

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 …