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 …

Veterans Day at South Texas College Nov. 9-10

Veterans Expo to be held at Cooper Center on Nov. 8 Veterans at South Texas College are requesting the community come out and participate in a day of celebration of our nation’s heroes past and present. South Texas College will hold Veterans Day ceremonies at all five campuses beginning on Nov. 9 in Starr County and Mid-Valley campuses at 9 a.m. Veterans Day events will then take place on Nov. 10 at the Pecan Campus at 9 a.m., Technology Campus at 11 a.m., and Nursing and Allied Health at 1 p.m. “We try to get people to understand that throughout the year, there is always an … Read More …

South Texas College to Host 5th Annual Public Safety Expo November 28

  Law Enforcement and Fire Science programs at South Texas College will be hosting its 5th Annual Public Safety and First Responders Expo on Tuesday Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at STC’s Business and Technology Campus located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen. The expo is free and open to the public. The expo seeks to provide students and the general public with valuable information about the college’s public safety programs including fire science, law enforcement program, emergency medical technician (EMT) and criminal justice. “The purpose of … Read More …

South Texas College Library Art Gallery Exhibits Veteran Quilts for the Second Year

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery and the communication department proudly present a special Veteran’s Day exhibit by the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild. The exhibit opens Wednesday, November 1 and runs through Thursday, November 31. STC Veteran’s Affairs will also have a Veteran’s Fair at the same location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Texas Veterans Commission, Employers seeking Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Family Endeavors, VIDA, UTRGV Transition, and more. The exhibit and event is located at 3201 W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen. Admission is free and open … Read More …

STC promotes small business through Skills grant from Texas Workforce Commission

If your business manpower headcount is less than 100 employees, and is in good standing with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), your employees may qualify for the Skills for Small Business TWC grant through South Texas College. STC in conjunction with TWC wants to inform small businesses in the Rio Grande Valley that there are a variety of different courses to improve the performance and profitability of their business operation. The college offers courses that can be tailored to workforce, time availability, and skill levels to maximize results. “Here at STC, we are dedicated to … Read More …

Student of the Week: Angela Salinas

Angela Salinas is a dedicated student and mother of two girls, with her sights set on pursuing a career in law enforcement in the near future. Despite being in her first semester, professors at STC say she is showing signs of future academic success. Angela said she recently attended career day at her children’s elementary school. At that event there were parents who were doctors and policemen, and when they asked students to raise their hands, those who had parents who had graduated college, her children were among those who didn’t raise their hands. “I felt very sad. That was an … Read More …

STC emphasizes regional planning development at 5th annual INNO Conference

South Texas College held its annual event, welcoming the foremost experts who each brought pertinent and relevant information with regards to economic development. The 5th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO 2017), which took place on Oct. 19 focused on Regional Urban Development and Planning . INNO is the name of the bi-national collaborative effort between STC and El Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores in Reynosa, Mexico. The INNO Conference provides entrepreneurs and the business community with information about the new cross-border economic opportunities that … Read More …

Student of the Week: Skylar Jaramillo

As an Honors student and member of the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College, Skylar Jaramillo says the experiences she has received at STC have given her the opportunity for learning and growth. Jaramillo is a 2017 graduate of McAllen High School. Originally from Colorado, she spoke about her experience initially attending a high school with only 100 students. “It wasn’t as much of a challenge there, so when I moved here I had amazing educational opportunities. I was introduced to dual enrollment courses that I originally had no access to back home,” Skylar said. “I was … Read More …