South Texas College now accepting applications for Valley Scholars Program

$1000 annual scholarships available Over the last two decades, more than 800 young people have utilized the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College to reach their dreams. Staff at STC are encouraging students to join a proud tradition of success and begin applying to the scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year. Priority deadline to apply is March 31 and the final deadline is July 31. “As a Valley Scholars student, it makes me feel like they see potential in me, and I’m really grateful for that,” said Elizabeth Hernandez, a current Valley Scholar. “The scholarship … Read More …

McAllen presents $400,000 grant to IAM at South Texas College

Hundreds of new and incumbent workers will benefit from a $400,000 grant awarded by the City of McAllen to the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) at South Texas College. On Jan. 19 at STC’s Technology Campus, McAllen presented a grant from the city’s Development Corporation fund that will support customized training dedicated to local industry. Attendees at the event included STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, McAllen EDC CEO and President Keith Patridge, Regal Beloit Engineer Manager Kenneth Shaffer, and Alps Logistics Operations Manager Vincent … Read More …

STC and UTRGV sign 2+2 articulation agreement for transferring students

On Monday Dec. 12, South Texas College and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley formalized 26 2+2 articulation agreements to provide a seamless transition for students in the Rio Grande Valley. Recently signed articulation agreements between STC and UTRGV are a testimony to the confidence both institutions have to provide the best education possible for students in the region, according to STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed. The institutions have joined together to provide students with a smooth transition between the college and the university. The 26 agreements were signed to … Read More …

South Texas College and McAllen Consulate sign agreement assisting Mexican-born students

South Texas College, the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen formalized an official IME Becas Memorandum of Understanding that will lay the foundation for a partnership seeking to increase the educational attainment level of Mexicans or persons of Mexican origin living in the US. The signing took place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen. Matthew Hebbard, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management was on-hand to accept funds on behalf of South Texas College. IME stands for “Instituto de los Mexicanos en … 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 …

South Texas College Student Wins Rees Scholarship for HVACR Training

Jose Manuel De Leon, a student in South Texas College’s HVAC&R Program has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation. De Leon was among 37 students across the nation, including four veterans, who collectively received more than $63,000 to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry. “This scholarship is designed to help HVAC students, and help them continue with their studies through paying for their tools or paying their tuition,” said HVAC lead instructor Arnold Perez. “It does benefit them in the long run, and if … 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 and Weslaco East High School promote college-ready mindset for dual credit students

Beginning this school year, South Texas College in partnership with Weslaco East High School have begun a unique pilot program aiming to foster a college-ready mindset among dual credit students. A first among Valley high schools, STC has started the initiative in Weslaco and hopes to extend it to other schools in the region. Looking to cut out the middleman for students who are registering for college courses for the first time, the program allows them to take responsibility for the initial stage of their college experience. “We’re trying to promote a college going culture in our dual … Read More …