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 Accounting Department provides VITA assistance

During the month of February and March, the Accounting Department through the VITA program has completed over 300 tax returns, saving the taxpayers roughly $30,000, with total taxpayer refunds of over $700,000. All this is done with 6 student volunteers, 1 lead faculty, and 3 faculty volunteers. Since 2011, the Accounting Department at South Texas College has been providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to the community. This free Income Tax service is facilitated by South Texas College Accounting faculty and students. The program is led by the United Way organization and the … Read More …

Registration open for Summer and Fall 2017

It’s never too late to start planning ahead for your future. Registration has begun for summer and fall sessions. With 119 degree and certificate program options available, there is something for anyone interested in accomplishing their educational and career goals. In addition to being close to home, STC is also one of the most affordable college’s in the nation. “For those students, such as high school seniors, who would like to get a jump start on their studies, our summer semesters and even mini-mesters are great options,” said Matt Hebbard, STC VP  of Student Affairs 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 …

‘No barriers for students’

Following official ribbon cutting, South Texas College set to open new student enrollment center. For the upcoming Summer and Fall semesters, students registering for classes at the South Texas College Pecan campus will avoid waiting in long lines at the old admissions, info & welcome centers thanks in part to a new Student Enrollment Center the college unveiled Tuesday. The renovated space, located inside the first floor of Building K, combined these areas into one larger, open-concept space to offer students a virtual one-stop for admissions and registration. “This embodies what … Read More …

STC holds financial aid fairs Feb.21-23

In celebration of Financial Aid Awareness Month, which takes place in February, Student Financial Services at South Texas College will host a series of financial aid fairs at various campuses Feb. 21-23. Hoping to create awareness about the benefits of completing their financial aid as soon as possible, STC will hold the first financial aid fair at the Starr County Campus on Feb. 21st. The fair on the 22nd will take place at the Pecan Campus, and the event on the 23rd will take place at the Mid-Valley campus. All financial aid fairs will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “More than 80 … Read More …

South Texas College Business and Technology to hold career fair at Mid-Valley campus

The Business and Technology (BT) Division at South Texas College will be holding a career fair to inform the Mid-Valley community about the quality educational opportunities and dynamic industry pathways available in their programs. The career fair will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include informational booths and breakout sessions for students from local school districts and adults looking to jumpstart their careers. Business & Technology Departments scheduled to be in attendance at the career fair include a wide range of programs and degree … Read More …