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STC Department of Psychological Science awards annual scholarship

The Department of Psychological Science at South Texas College is pleased to offer its majors scholarship opportunities that enable them to pursue their career goals.  A $500 scholarship wholly funded by psychological science faculty was awarded to Courtney LoGiudice and Judith Fausto for spring 2018. Each year the scholarship committee from the Department of Psychological Science reviews multiple applications for consideration. Courtney and Judith were selected on the basis of academic merit, scholarly pursuits, and an essay describing why they chose to pursue an academic career in the … Read More …

South Texas College receives grant for Competency-Based Bachelor Program

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) awarded South Texas College the Lumina Foundation Grant in the amount of  $10,000. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in southern states including Texas. The grant is intended to advance South Texas College’s efforts to provide Competency–Based Education (CBE) baccalaureate programs for students. CBE baccalaureate programs will help increase the number of individuals with postsecondary degrees by providing access, affordability, and success … Read More …

South Texas Colleges honors first distinguished scholars from early college high schools Valley-wide

Breakfast event with superintendents and college leaders brings together the top graduating students from 29 school districts.   As part of the first graduating class of distinguished scholars from Sharyland Achieve Early College High School, Isaac Rosa says the program has enabled him to visualize his goals as he transitions into an Ivy League school in the fall. A self-professed “military brat,” Rosa says he arrived in Texas by way of California. When he began high school in Sharyland, he says he jumped at the chance to enter the school district’s first early college … Read More …

More than 3,700 degrees conferred at spring commencement

South Texas College graduates largest number of dual credit students in its history Growing up in Progreso, Abraham Mora says he has always had to confront misperceptions about life and education near the border. While the town, he admits, does lack an educated community, it still contains talented students who are persistently looking for a better life. As he prepared to step up to receive his associate degree from South Texas College on May 11, Mora, 18, recalled the challenges he faced and explained how there is an opportunity to be positive about the future. “The town of … Read More …

Student of the week: Darrell Flowers

A family man and a retired military student, Darrell Flowers is attending South Texas College for his second career. After graduating in 1990, Darrell decided to join the military. It was there that he would spend the next 27 years to serving his country. Darrell is a full-time student who is studying Business Management. He plans to graduate in December of 2018. Excited about his future, Darrell shares that obtaining his associate’s degree will be a huge accomplishment. “I want to open my own business, hopefully,” Darrell said. “I’m not 100 percent sure what kind exactly, but I would … Read More …

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 …