Super Saturday at STC takes place Nov. 11

South Texas College will hold its fall Super Saturday event at its three main campuses; Starr, Pecan and Mid-Valley on Nov. 11 from 9 am to 2 pm. The event will be a one stop shop for students to complete their Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or their Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to avoid long lines or delays. “This event is about promoting the 2018-2019 FAFSA and TASFA submission,” said Juan Miguel Galvan, STC Director of Student Financial Services. “We are partnering with RGV Focus and other higher education institutions so students can begin working on … Read More …

South Texas College to host women’s retreat conference dedicated to sexual health and empowerment

South Texas College will be hosting its women’s retreat event "Know Your Status” dedicated to raising awareness on a host of critical issues including sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS sexual health, mental health issues and self-care. STC, alongside substance and HIV prevention programs, cordially invite the public to take part in the women's retreat scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in the Cooper Center from 8am-5pm. The event is free to the public. Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and giveaways will be provided for women throughout the day. Keynote speaker Dr. Sandra … Read More …

STC plays key role in graduating first cohort of community healthcare workers through Valley-wide collaborative effort

South Texas College joined the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas A&M University and United Healthcare to celebrate the first cohort of community healthcare workers who will be on the frontlines in some of the hardest hit areas of the Rio Grande Valley. The students are recent graduates from the South Texas Community Health Worker Training Network, a collaboration between the institutions and the National Rural Health Association to offer training to people who want to serve their neighborhoods as promotores, individuals who serve as liaisons between their communities and … Read More …

South Texas College professor Liza Veliz becomes regional vice president of national honor society in Psychology

Liza Veliz, psychology professor at South Texas College, has been elected to serve as the Psi Beta Southwestern Regional Vice-President on the Psi Beta National Council for a two-year term, 2016-18.  Professor Veliz was officially installed on August 3rd during the 2017 national convention of the American Psychological Association held in Washington DC.  Veliz is faculty advisor of the South Texas College Psi Beta Chapter. Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community colleges and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Psi Beta is an affiliate of … Read More …

South Texas College to hold Student and Parent Open House

South Texas College to hold Student and Parent Open House  With classes filling up quickly, high school graduates who earned college hours through the Dual Credit Program are encouraged to attend its next student and parent open house on Saturday, June 24.   Students will receive assistance with developing a degree plan, applying for financial aid, and enrolling for summer and fall courses. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for the First Year Connection Orientation. The event will take place at the Pecan Campus Student Services building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Even … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates second cohort of graduating faculty making a difference through STEM-based training

More than 60 educators from across the Rio Grande Valley recently certified by South Texas College are now leaders in Science, Technology Engineering and Math. As the latest graduates from the RGV STEM Faculty Institute, faculty have been charged with guiding students into 21st century STEM careers. Working under the auspices of the Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator (TRSDA), 61 faculty members from school districts across the Valley successfully completed intensive professional development training with the intent to enrich students’ learning experience in STEM related fields. “We … Read More …

Making a difference for Valley healthcare

South Texas College teams up with Valley ISDs in an effort to increase capable nurses into the workforce In attempt to address a significant nursing shortage in the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas College is creating a pipeline to prepare even more nurses going into the healthcare profession. A gathering of at least three school districts in the region, together with STC, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Region One Education Service Center officially kicks off a professional nursing dual enrollment project called Project Health Education and Leadership for All (Project HEAL2). The … Read More …

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 …