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South Texas College’s Psychology Club hosts 9th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference

 The South Texas College (STC) Starr County Campus Psychology Club hosted its Mental Health Awareness Conference on Dec. 7, 2017 for the 9th time.  The conference that is hosted every fall and spring semester is intended to bring awareness to different mental health topics. This season’s conference touched on STC’s Counseling and Student Disability Services. Department directors and counselors including Santa Pena, Claraly Pena, Perla Pena, and Mara Garcia elaborated on these specific services students can take advantage of. Some of these services include personal counseling, special … Read More …

Psychology Club announces 6th annual scholarship recipient

STC student and Starr County Campus Psychology Club Vice-President Eddie Amaro was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for being the 6th Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Club $1,000 Scholarship Recipient on Wednesday, April 19.  Eddie will graduate this May from STC with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology.  He has obtained an A in all of his psychology courses, except for one B.  He plans to transfer to the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree followed by a Master’s Degree in the field of Psychology.  At UTRGV, he would … Read More …

Starr County Campus holds its 7th annual Mental Health Awareness Conference

On Nov.9, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 7th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference at the STC Auditorium in Rio Grande City from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Violeta Davila, Prevention Programs Director at Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas presented on “Substance Abuse,” where she elaborated on why people use drugs, the effects of drugs on the mind, body and health, and emphasized intervention/prevention recommendations.   Violeta also provided statistics pertaining to substance abuse and drug use in the United States and specifically … Read More …

2nd Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Majors Orientation

More than 100 students attended a hugely successful 2nd Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Majors Orientation in Rio Grande City. On Sept. 14, faculty, staff and trustees at South Texas College addressed students with the intent to provide more information about the field of psychology, as well as transmit vital information to those pursuing a degree in psychology from STC. STC Psychology faculty member Alex Sarabia served as Master of Ceremonies and introduced STC Starr County Campus Administrator Dr. Arturo Montiel for opening remarks. Sarabia talked about the Associate of Arts … Read More …

Crossing Disciplines Conference 4th Edition “Into the TV Journalism Field” sponsored by Starr Psych Club

Crossing Disciplines has emerged as one of Starr County's signature events, exploring different careers and fields with guest speakers who specialize in a multitude of areas, and the event is always open to the community. On Thursday, July 28, 2016, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted Crossing Disciplines Conference 4th Edition "Into the TV Journalism Field" from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the STC Starr County Campus Auditorium. Marcy Martinez, CBS Action 4 News Television Host and Producer, served as Guest Speaker. At the event, she elaborated on her career and … Read More …

South Texas College Partners with Healthcare Consortium for $2.6 Million Job-Training Grant

South Texas College (STC) has partnered with a Healthcare Consortium to provide job training for 2,961 new and incumbent workers using a $2,602,165 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley area. “Through local partnerships, this skills development grant will build on the investment of future healthcare professionals in the community with customized training resources and providing advanced opportunities for highly skilled workers in the Rio Grande Valley,” said TWC Commissioner … Read More …

9th Annual Starr County’s Talent raises $1,919 for Psychology Club Scholarship

On Friday, April 29, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club hosted Starr County’s Got Talent 9 at the STC Starr County Campus Amphitheater in Rio Grande City.  The sold out show had approximately 436 people in attendance.  Overall, $1,919 was raised from the admission and participation fees, plus money obtained from selling food and drink items. All proceeds will benefit the annual $1,000 Starr Psychology Club Scholarship. There were 15 contestants from all over Starr County including Roma, Rio Grande City and La Grulla that. Ten singers, two dance groups, one music group and two … Read More …

5th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference

On October 14, 2015, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club hosted its 5th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference at the STC Auditorium in Rio Grande City from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Joel Villarreal, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Personal Issues Counselor at La Grulla High School and the Rio Grande City Mayor, presented on “Resiliency: Coping with Adversity and Bouncing Back,” where he discussed the characteristics of resiliency and the importance of never giving up. Villarreal related personal anecdotes of patients/students that were provided therapy and counseling, … Read More …