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 …

Baylor University and South Texas College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions Baylor University and South Texas College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland, Ph.D., and South Texas College President Shirley A. Reed, Ed.D., signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony at South Texas College’s Pecan Campus. In alignment with one of its … 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 …

South Texas College selected for Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project

South Texas College has been selected to participate in a statewide program with the goal to improve students’ transition from public education into community colleges. Joining Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project, STC looks to assist those students who are on their way to certification, or who are transferring into 4-year institutions towards meaningful careers. STC is among 12 community colleges representing all regions of Texas that have committed to revisiting student success. “We were pleased to have received competitive applications from community colleges across the state,” … Read More …