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 …

Time is running out, but extended hours available to assist students with their registration needs.

Visit your nearest STC campus and register now before it’s too late! Time is running out to register for the upcoming Fall 2016 semester at South Texas College. There is still time for those who would like to take advantage of the 119 degree and certificate options available at STC. For your convenience, the Mid-Valley, Pecan, and Starr County campuses will also be open on all Saturdays in August from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as on Sunday Aug. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. to assist with all registration needs. Bookstore hours will also be extended at the Pecan campus Monday through Friday from 8 … Read More …

Student of the Week: Patricia Kimmons

Described by STC professors as incredibly intelligent, hard-working, kind, and determined to be successful, Patricia Kimmons says she uses life lessons to inspire her family. Entering college after more than 20 years, today, Patricia is a pharmacy technician in the making at South Texas College. “It had been 20 years since I graduated in 1993. My husband was the one who asked me if I thought about going back. I had been thinking about it, about returning back to school and finishing my education,” Kimmons said. “I decided to do that in 2013. Ever since then, it has been so positive. I have … Read More …

Five Commencement Ceremonies to celebrate Spring 2016 graduates, May 13-14

South Texas College (STC) is set to celebrate the achievements of approximately 4,027 students who are eligible to have their certificate, associate or bachelor’s degrees conferred during commencement ceremonies May 13-14, at the State Farm Arena. Included in this number are approximately 2066 dual enrollment students who earned certificate and associate degrees before graduating from high school. Five commencement ceremonies are scheduled in order to accommodate graduates and their supportive friends and families. Friday, May, 13, ceremonies commence with Business & Technology - … Read More …