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South Texas College welcomes new trustees

Victoria Cantu and Rene Guajardo take oath of office; outline priorities for first terms   South Texas College’s newest trustees say they have students’ best interests at heart, and through their work on the Board will strive to put policies in place that will make them as competitive as possible in the working world. At a packed house attended by current trustees, community leaders, and supporters, Victoria Cantu and Rene Guajardo were both sworn into the STC Board of Trustees on May 29. Attendees at the event included state Rep. Sergio Munoz Jr., D-Palmview; Hidalgo County … Read More …

South Texas College students receive Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Two South Texas College students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the summer of 2018. STC’s Richard Villarreal and Yesenia Serrato were selected to receive the scholarship in the amount of $3,500 and $3,000. The scholarship will cover program expenses to study in Spain in collaboration with the Universidad de Salamanca. This is the fourth consecutive year that STC students have been awarded this competitive, national scholarship totaling over $40,000 among 13 recipients. “This is an amazing opportunity for students to become global … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates dynamic year for dual students

College leverages partnerships with school districts to instill college-going culture   Growing up, Chelsey Sandoval recalls her first glimpse into a prospective nursing career while caring for her grandfather. Sandoval said her grandfather had been an amputee since before she was born and often needed constant care from family members. By the time she was old enough, Sandoval said she did her part to offer aid when he required. “Just being around him and taking care of him has always been something that’s in me,” Sandoval said. “Because of that, it was natural to begin … Read More …

South Texas College opens new Nursing Allied Health expansion

The new facility and simulation hospital will enable STC to produce 450 additional nurses a year, more than double the current amount, administrators say   Speaking to a packed house at the opening of South Texas College’s newest medical learning facility, alumnus Angel Arjona recalls his determination to enter the medical field beginning as a child growing up in La Joya. As a high school student in 2007, Arjona said he began taking dual enrollment courses that enabled him to transfer into the nursing program at South Texas College. A first-generation graduate, Arjona said … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates Family Day at Mid-Valley Campus

The Sociology Department and the Centers for Learning Excellence at South Texas College (STC) will be hosting a Family Day event on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus. The purpose of the event is to promote education, offer family enrollment resources, assist with financial aid questions, and introduce community members to STC’s services and facilities. “This event provides a chance for our students to shine and show off the campus to their families and the community,” said Regina Mason, learning excellence specialist. “The entire community is invited to … Read More …

3rd annual Recognition Ceremony for Retiring Faculty and the 1st award for Professor Emeritus

  Retiring faculty members were honored during the institution’s 3rd annual Retiring Faculty Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 26, at the Rainbow Room in the library. Combined, the 10 retiring faculty members contributed close to 160 years of dedicated service to STC, its students, and the local community.   Retiring faculty members included : Robert Almon, Accounting for a total of 10 years of service Rodrigo Garcia, Automotive Technology with a total of 17 years of service Jeffery Berry, Political Science with a total of 19 years of service Dominic “Nick” … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates the opening of new facilities at Mid Valley Campus

Former student and alumna Anali Alanis looks back fondly on her experiences at South Texas College, and how the institution changed the trajectory of her life. Addressing a packed event at the opening of new facilities at STC’s Mid Valley Campus on Thursday morning, Alanis told attendees of her life before and after college. Born in China, Nuevo Leon in Mexico, Alanis said she came to the United States as a 12 year old. Growing up, she said she often slept on the floor, and her family home lacked many basic amenities including air conditioning, heat in the winter, and hot … Read More …

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 …