Dual Enrollment Academies Program at STC completes record-setting year for students

Nearly $3 million in scholarships awarded to high schools students pursuing STEM-related careers     Staff and faculty at South Texas College are ready to help students fulfill their goals by ensuring they have the funding and preparation necessary when they go forth into higher level degrees and programs.  The Dual Enrollment Academies Program at South Texas College has just completed its 12th year with a record-setting $2.9 million awarded in scholarships to the 111 students who graduated from the program in May, including four valedictorians and four salutatorians … Read More …

STC, DHR and PSJA ISD dual credit seniors first in nation to graduate with Associate Degree in Nursing

Each receive lamp symbolic of their roles as ‘lightgivers’ to patients MCALLEN, TX (May 15, 2017) – Eight Pharr-San Juan- Alamo ISD seniors, dually enrolled at South Texas College, have become the first cohort of students in the nation to graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing, straight out of high school. The students will be honored this Thursday May 18, by Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance to congratulate them on this unique achievement.  The South Texas College Associate Degree Nursing Program organized a pinning ceremony, last week. “Our pinning ceremony for our … Read More …

South Texas College 4th annual Dual Credit Update

On Tuesday, April 18th, the Dual2Degree Department will be hosting its 4th Annual Dual Credit Update at the South Texas College Cooper Center from 8:30 am to 12pm.  The annual convening will provide school district administrators and staff with information relating to institutional initiatives designed to improve student success. The event will also serve as a forum for high school partners to provide feedback on the proposed initiatives and to identify areas for possible collaboration between school districts and South Texas College. The focus of this year’s event will be the … Read More …

Last Chance Saturday

Don’t miss your chance this Saturday to register at South Texas College for the spring semester. Come to Last Chance Saturday on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr campuses for your one-stop registration. Financial aid is still available! Advisors will be on hand to help you arrange schedules that work around your life, and help you find the budget-friendly payment plan that works for you. Classes begin on Jan. 17. STC is closed on Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Registration is also available 24/7 via JagNet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu. … Read More …

South Texas College Recognized for Offering Top Occupational Therapy Program

South Texas College’s program for occupational therapy has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring South Texas College as the #27 Best Occupational Therapy Program in the Nation. “We wanted to highlight schools like South Texas College, who are striving for excellence in education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited … Read More …

South Texas College Recognized for Offering Top Pharmacy Technician Program

South Texas College’s program for pharmacy technicians has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring South Texas College as the #22 Best Pharmacy Technician Program in the Nation. “We wanted to highlight schools like South Texas College, who are striving for excellence in education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited … Read More …

Student of the Week: Amanda Whan

As a nurse, Amanda Whan believes that every day you’re either going to touch somebody’s life or their life will touch yours. Now in her final semester at STC before her state exam, Amanda has been tasked with being the voice of her peers. Today, she is a Registered Nurse in the making at South Texas College. Amanda is a level 4 ADN student who, despite being in the last and most challenging semester of the program, continues to give back to STC and other students by working as a tutor at the Nursing and Allied Health Center for Learning Excellence (CLE). Professors at STC call her a … Read More …

Student of the Week: Alfredo Fernandez

When he started college, Alfredo Fernandez couldn’t fathom how finishing his degree plan at South Texas College would change his life and his future. Thankful for the warm and welcoming professors, staff and counselors that enabled a smooth transition despite a learning disability, today Alfredo is a sociologist in the making at South Texas College. Born and raised in McAllen, Alfredo is a 2012 graduate of Sharyland High School. Diagnosed with ADHD, Alfredo said school was always a challenge, and was skeptical when a counselor recommended STC after graduation. Today he is pursuing a … Read More …