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South Texas College Announces Saturday Extension Hours

With classes set to begin Jan. 16, South Texas College has extended service hours to Saturdays starting on Jan. 6.   Student Services will be open Jan. 6, 13, and 20 at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County Campuses in order to assist students who are in the process of enrolling for the spring semester.    The times for these extended hours will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Financial aid specialists will be available to help students fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to answer any financial aid questions.   The cashier’s office will also be open to help … Read More …

South Texas College awards over 2,700 degrees & certificates at Fall Commencement

College posthumously awards degree to student who lost life to brain cancer The families of over 2,700 South Texas College graduates celebrated their accomplishments at two Fall Commencement Ceremonies Saturday at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. Among them was the family of Bianca Sarmiento who was posthumously awarded an Associate degree after losing her battle with brain cancer a year ago. Bianca succumbed to Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer at age 24. “Today is the day that Bianca would have been receiving her degree, and this is definitely something she would have … Read More …

STC named second in the nation for enrollment of Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

  Numerous programs at STC recognized by HO for awarding degrees to Hispanics South Texas College (STC) has been ranked second in the nation for total enrollment of Hispanics among two and four-year schools in 2015, according to Hispanic Outlook (HO) on Education Magazine. Of the 34,371 students enrolled at STC, more than 94 percent are Hispanic, according to HO. The magazine recently published its “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” with data collected from the 2015 school year. In that issue, numerous programs at STC placed among the top-10 in schools across the … Read More …

Early Payment Deadline for Spring 2018 is Dec. 13

Registration is now open for students applying for the spring 2018 semester. Students can save $60 when they register by the early bird deadline. Installment plans and flexible payment plans are still available. Early payment deadline for spring 2018 is Dec. 13. Normal payment deadline is Jan. 10, and the final payment deadline is Jan. 31. New, current and recently enrolled students can register online 24/7 at southtexascollege.edu/register or at any South Texas College location. New students can apply for admission online, or in-person. A complete listing of upcoming classes is … Read More …

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 …

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 …