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 Police Academy Cadets Set to Graduate

After 21 rigorous weeks of training and studying, and passing the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement State Exam, the South Texas College (STC ) Police Academy will be hosting its completion ceremony for 17 cadets who have successfully completed the program and are now ready to become police officers. Among the class are four cadets from the Pharr Police Department and two members of the McAllen Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office.   WHAT:          Completion Ceremony WHO:             South Texas College Police Academy, 12th Class WHEN:          6 p.m., Thursday, June … 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 …

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 graduates more than 3,000 students

Addressing the thousands of graduating students at STC’s May commencement, South Texas College President Dr. Shirley A. Reed took a moment to reflect with students moving on to the next stage of their lives. “Graduating from a college or university is an honor few receive. Many of you are the first in your family to receive a college degree.You had the dream of making this day happen, and all of us were here to support you on the long way to graduation,” STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed told graduates. “We want to let you know how proud we are of each and every one of you. We are here to … Read More …

STC Spring Commencement to be held May 12-13

Ceremonies set for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday South Texas College will confer nearly 4,000 degrees during its Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies on Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13.  Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. Ceremonies will begin with students receiving degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences on Friday during two separate ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Saturday, the ceremony for students receiving Bachelor’s degrees, and degrees in Business and Technology will take place at 9 a.m. Graduates in Math and Science and … Read More …

STC named second in the nation for awarding Associate Degrees to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

South Texas College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States and has been highlighted in the February issue of HO magazine. STC ranks number two on the 2015 Associate degrees granted by four-year schools according to HO. The designation comes from HO’s “Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics” ranking published in its February 2017 issue. STC is the only Texas college that made the rankings, sharing the top 10 spotlight with colleges from Florida, and Nevada. Miami Dade College … Read More …

STC Commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 17

South Texas College will confer more than 2,000 degrees during its December commencement ceremonies on Saturday Dec. 17. Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. The ceremony for Business and Technology and students receiving Bachelor’s degrees will take place at 10 a.m. The afternoon commencement for Liberal Arts will take place at 2 p.m. Graduating students are advised to pick up their cap and gown in Building K 2.402 at STC’s Pecan Campus. A picture ID will be required. Honor cords will be distributed when a student picks up their cap and gown. Friends and families who … Read More …