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Student of the Week: Anna Velez

  Anna Velez believes in encouraging students to do the best they can in school and learn as much as possible, so they can apply their skills in the workforce. Velez says the challenges in her life have enabled her to make the most out of some extremely tough situations. Born in Weslaco but raised in Florida, Velez said she returned to the Valley in 2014. Almost immediately, she said her lack of education despite her extensive work experience made it difficult finding employment in the area. She used that experience to return to college in the fall of 2017. “That was my … Read More …

STC Spring Commencement to be held May 11-12

Ceremonies set for Friday and Saturday South Texas College will confer 3482 degrees during its Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.  Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. Ceremonies will begin Friday, May 11 with Dual Credit students receiving their degrees during two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The commencement ceremony for Liberal Arts and Social Behavioral Sciences graduates will take place at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the ceremony for students receiving Bachelor’s degrees, and degrees in Business, Public Safety, and … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates Family Day at Mid-Valley Campus

The Sociology Department and the Centers for Learning Excellence at South Texas College (STC) will be hosting a Family Day event on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus. The purpose of the event is to promote education, offer family enrollment resources, assist with financial aid questions, and introduce community members to STC’s services and facilities. “This event provides a chance for our students to shine and show off the campus to their families and the community,” said Regina Mason, learning excellence specialist. “The entire community is invited to … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates the opening of new facilities at Mid Valley Campus

Former student and alumna Anali Alanis looks back fondly on her experiences at South Texas College, and how the institution changed the trajectory of her life. Addressing a packed event at the opening of new facilities at STC’s Mid Valley Campus on Thursday morning, Alanis told attendees of her life before and after college. Born in China, Nuevo Leon in Mexico, Alanis said she came to the United States as a 12 year old. Growing up, she said she often slept on the floor, and her family home lacked many basic amenities including air conditioning, heat in the winter, and hot … Read More …

South Texas College Announces Holiday Break Hours for Fall 2017/Spring 2018

South Texas College campuses will be closed from Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 for Winter Break. Students Services offices will be open to students at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses, as follows:   Dec. 18-20 9 a.m. - 4p.m. Jan. 2 9a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan.3 Regular hours of operation   Students can choose from more than 120 degree & certificate options and enroll at any of South Texas College’s five campuses, two Teaching Centers and South Texas College Online! Registration is always available 24/7 via Jagnet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu/register. Students can … Read More …

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus open for Spring 2018 registration

The  staff  at South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus will be assisting students over the Winter Break with extended hours for Spring 2018 registration. Classes begin Jan. 22. 18-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bookstore hours will also be extended Day, night, weekend, and online classes are available to accommodate busy schedules. Mini-mester courses also begin on Jan. 22. In addition, Mid-Valley’s newest Health Professions & Science building will be opening this upcoming spring.  The building will house classrooms, offices, science and nursing labs.  … Read More …

STC Mid-Valley campus library offers family fun Oct. 18

Want to find some fun entertainment for the entire family? Your local South Texas College library is a good place to start. Get to know your STC Mid-Valley Campus Library at its annual “Family Reading Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free event, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with Reading Week. “We want to help children develop a love of reading and to encourage Valley parents to read with their children,” said Lillian Carrillo, Mid-Valley Campus Librarian. “Our college’s libraries are a gateway to the community, and we hope that participants will … Read More …

South Texas College and LUPE to hold informational sessions for DACA recipients

South Texas College and La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) are conducting informational sessions on Monday Sept. 25th and Tuesday Sept. 26th for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. Students and their families are welcomed to attend. Representatives from LUPE will be on hand to review the steps DACA recipients should take for renewal, as well as a review of basic rights under the DACA program.  The event is open to the public. Seating is limited, and priority will be given to students and their families. Monday September 25th – 6 p.m.  Pecan Campus Location: … Read More …