STC Psychology students in Starr County donate for Hurricane Harvey relief

The Starr Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College donated more than $400 in aid for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. On Aug. 31, psychology students donated everything from canned food and bottled water to hygiene products and diapers at Starr County Memorial Hospital. Items were shipped to Houston and other affected areas there. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 26 as a Category-4 storm with winds of more than 130 mph. In the aftermath, estimates say that the storm caused at least $81 billion in losses to homes and commercial property. “It was so Impressive, everything … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus exhibits local artist Ricardo Benavides for Hispanic Heritage Month

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Receso” an exhibit featuring artwork by Ricardo Benavides. The exhibit opens Wednesday, October 4 and will be on view until Dec. 4, 2017. A talk and opening reception with the artist will be held on Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the STC Starr County Campus Library (Bldg. F), located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. Admission is free and open to the public. Ricardo Benavides is a local artist who earned his Master of Fine Art degree in 2014 from the University of Texas – Pan American. He uses painting, digital … Read More …

Starr County Psychology Club joins Adopt-A-Highway program

The Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College participated in its first ever Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-Up on Saturday, July 8. Psychology club members collected over 20 bags of trash over a 2 mile stretch in Rio Grande City adjacent to the STC campus which they opted to sponsor earlier this year. The “Adopt-A-Highway: Don’t Mess with Texas” Initiative created by the Texas Department of Transportation has been established to help keep the Texas roads clean. Psychology club advisors Eli Sarabia and Alex Sarabia started the paperwork process in March, and the 2-year … Read More …

Student of the week: Amy Olivares

Fostering a love for reading and writing since she was a child, Amy Olivares says she has utilized her talents to one day pursue a career working for book publishers or with ESL students. Highlighting STC’s role in helping her grow as a communicator, Amy is an editor and educator in the making at South Texas College. A 2015 graduate of Rio Grande City High School, Amy has worked as a note-taker for the counseling department at STC’s Starr County Campus for the last two years. Often quiet and reserved, Amy took the lead at the department during the fall of 2016 to assist and train incoming … 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 …

Register now at Starr County Campus for Summer and Fall 2017

Register now at Starr County Campus for Summer and Fall 2017 STC’s Starr County Campus will open at least four new full-fledged workforce programs beginning in fall 2017. Registration for both summer and fall classes is now underway. Students will now be able to register for Welding, Electrician Technology, Heating, Ventilation and AC (HVAC), Automotive Technology, and Precision Manufacturing Technology (PMT). “Along with new facilities, highly qualified faculty with academic credentials as well as real occupational experience in these areas will deliver classroom and hands on … Read More …

STC Accounting Department provides VITA assistance

During the month of February and March, the Accounting Department through the VITA program has completed over 300 tax returns, saving the taxpayers roughly $30,000, with total taxpayer refunds of over $700,000. All this is done with 6 student volunteers, 1 lead faculty, and 3 faculty volunteers. Since 2011, the Accounting Department at South Texas College has been providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to the community. This free Income Tax service is facilitated by South Texas College Accounting faculty and students. The program is led by the United Way organization and the … Read More …

Last Chance Saturday

Don’t miss your chance this Saturday to register at South Texas College for the spring semester. Come to Last Chance Saturday on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr campuses for your one-stop registration. Financial aid is still available! Advisors will be on hand to help you arrange schedules that work around your life, and help you find the budget-friendly payment plan that works for you. Classes begin on Jan. 17. STC is closed on Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Registration is also available 24/7 via JagNet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu. … Read More …