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South Texas College trustee Rose Benavidez takes oath of office for third term

Rose Benavidez says priorities in her third term will focus on aligning new programming with the necessary training for current workforce demands. Initiatives including STC’s pilot program for a free healthcare clinic at the Mid-Valley Campus are programs she said she would like to replicate in Starr County. STC held an oath of office ceremony for Benavidez, trustee for the college’s District 1 on May 24. Benavidez’s district encompasses all of Starr County along with all of its communities. Addressing a packed house attended by leaders from the college, administrators, staff, and … Read More …

Starr County Psychology Club hosts suicide prevention training

  On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the STC Counseling Department along with UTRGV hosted a Campus Suicide Prevention Training for the Starr County Campus Psychology Club. The training was the first for STC students. The overall goal of the campus suicide prevention training is to raise awareness of suicide as a critical but preventable issue among individuals. The training addressed the numerous risk factors faced by various groups including the general population, students, veterans, law enforcement, LGBTQI, students, children and adolescents, faculty and staff, as well as health … Read More …

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Location of 1966 Farm Workers Movement Historical Marker

The Starr County Industrial Foundation together with former members of the United Farm Workers Movement and members of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) held an unveiling ceremony for a historical marker commemorating the birthplace of the 1966 Farm Workers Movement at the South Texas College (STC) Starr County Campus. The Movement that originated in Starr County over 5 decades ago began when farm workers made demands in regards to better wages and improved working conditions. To highlight their efforts, the farmers left the fields they worked on to protest the poor working conditions and … Read More …

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 …

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus open for registration

Registration for the upcoming 2018 spring semester is underway at all South Texas College campuses including the Starr County Campus located in Rio Grande City. The campus specializes in high demand and high wage technology programs including new courses in Electrician Technology, Heating, Ventilation AC and Refrigeration (HVAC&R), Automotive Technology, and Precision Manufacturing Technology (PMT). Additionally Starr County’s Welding program has doubled in size due to regional and state demands for the skill. Early payment deadline for spring 2018 is Dec. 13. Normal payment deadline … Read More …

Roma High Students Construct Bench to Offer Aid to Fellow STC Students

A big thanks goes to the students in Roel Miranda’s Construction Technology Class at Roma High School for constructing a new bench for use by students waiting to catch the bus to South Texas College outside the Roma ISD Administration Building. The project was pitched to Mr. Miranda by the Roma ISD Police Department to provide a safer place for STC students to wait for the bus every day. “Currently there is nowhere for them to go, except to stand just near the street and that provides a risk to the students because they might accidently trip and fall into an oncoming car with all the … Read More …

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 …