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Student of the week: Samuel Trejo

Despite being settled into a career in finance, Samuel Trejo says he was inspired by family to take the plunge and pursue his lifelong dream into a career in nursing. Trejo, 30, recently started at South Texas College after getting an accounting degree from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley because he wanted to do something that made a difference in people’s lives. He was accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and hopes to work in an intensive care unit (ICU) as a nurse. Samuel says his brother, Miguel, who started his career as a radiologic technician before … 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 opens new Nursing Allied Health expansion

The new facility and simulation hospital will enable STC to produce 450 additional nurses a year, more than double the current amount, administrators say   Speaking to a packed house at the opening of South Texas College’s newest medical learning facility, alumnus Angel Arjona recalls his determination to enter the medical field beginning as a child growing up in La Joya. As a high school student in 2007, Arjona said he began taking dual enrollment courses that enabled him to transfer into the nursing program at South Texas College. A first-generation graduate, Arjona said … Read More …

Student of the Week: Sanobia-Ashley Bogle

Faculty at STC say Sanobia-Ashley Bogle brings a wealth of life experience to the classroom that inspires her peers to achieve more in their pursuit of an education. She is a licensed massage therapist and says she has always been inspired to help people deal with their internal problems. Originally from Miami, Sanobia is a married mother of two coming back to school after 13 years in order to work on her degree as a Physical Therapist. “I have grandmothers who have arthritis and as a girl I would always offer to rub their knees, I would always say ‘Maybe you need to stretch them’ I was … Read More …

‘STC helped me put my life together’

HIT Alum from South Texas College receives prestigious RHIA certification in health information management Rosie Mendiola Balderas says she has always taken the road less traveled. By not only pursuing a healthcare career, but receiving an information technology degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Health Services Management (MHSM) from South Texas College, she has been able to combine both passions into a career lasting nearly 30 years. Beginning modestly as an executive secretary before diving feet first into IT, Rosie is now the Market Director for South Texas Health Systems’ … Read More …

STC celebrates 10th annual Harvest of Health Fair

South Texas College (STC) Nursing & Allied Health opened its doors to the public for a community celebration of health on November 9 at its NAH campus in McAllen. Organized by the Community Health Outreach Committee (CHOC), a departmental organization charged with community outreach and industry partners, the theme for this year’s Harvest celebration was “Supporting Lives One System at a Time.” “This is our way of inviting students, their loved ones, and even their parents to mingle with NAH faculty,” said Dr. Jayson T. Valerio, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at STC. “The main … Read More …

Third annual internship program welcomes NAH students from Mexico

In  June, A total of fourteen high school students arrived at South Texas College Nursing & Allied Health campus from the Unibersidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon for a 3-week internship program in American Nursing Education. High school students are in their second semester in the Nurse Technician Program. 2017, marks the third year for the internship program at STC. Administrators from the Unibersidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon along with student’s parents where welcomed by Dr. Jayson T. Valerio, Interim Dean of Nursing & Allied Health and Dr. Christie Candelaria, ADN Program … Read More …

Student of the Week: Ilissa Valenciana

Ilissa Valenciana is a student that has set no limits to her career aspirations. A graduate of Rio Grande City High School in 2012, by participating in the DEMSA program (Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy), she was able to graduate high school with an Associate degree in biology. The Academy is designed to encourage area high school students into the health care professions by providing college course-work and health related opportunities that will motivate, educate, and prepare students for higher education in the field of medicine. Now returning back to South Texas College, … Read More …