STC holds sold out event at 11th annual Starr County’s Got Talent

Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 11th annual Starr County’s Got Talent at the campus auditorium on Friday, April 28. It was a completely sold out event with over 180 people in attendance and over $600 raised from admission fees to benefit the annual Starr Psych Club Scholarship.  There were 15 performances including singers abd dance groups from all over Starr County. Each participant or dance group received a certificate of appreciation for their performance. Alberto Esco sang the National Anthem at the event. Judges in attendance included Mayra … Read More …

South Texas College graduates more than 3,000 students

Addressing the thousands of graduating students at STC’s May commencement, South Texas College President Dr. Shirley A. Reed took a moment to reflect with students moving on to the next stage of their lives. “Graduating from a college or university is an honor few receive. Many of you are the first in your family to receive a college degree.You had the dream of making this day happen, and all of us were here to support you on the long way to graduation,” STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed told graduates. “We want to let you know how proud we are of each and every one of you. We are here to … Read More …

STC Spring Commencement to be held May 12-13

Ceremonies set for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday South Texas College will confer nearly 4,000 degrees during its Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies on Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13.  Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. Ceremonies will begin with students receiving degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences on Friday during two separate ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Saturday, the ceremony for students receiving Bachelor’s degrees, and degrees in Business and Technology will take place at 9 a.m. Graduates in Math and Science and … 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 hosts 8th annual Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference

On Thursday March 20, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 8th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference at the STC Auditorium in Rio Grande City.  Milton Gonzalez presented “Thinking for a Change” elaborating on the importance of positive thinking and believing in oneself in order to become successful. Gonzalez is a member of John Maxwell Team and TEDx Presenter, in addition to a licensed leadership coach and motivational teacher. He possesses a strong background in clinical psychology and education, and as an ordained pastor, performs premarital … 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 …

Student of the Week: Emilia Ramirez

Recognized for her responsibility and determination to complete her education, and assisting others to do the same, Emilia Ramirez says she is always available to lend a helping hand. Emilia is a mentor who always goes the extra mile for new students transitioning to college. Today, she is a Physical Therapist in the making at South Texas College. Born and raised in Rio Grande City, and a graduate of Rio Grande City High school in 2014, Emilia says she has always wanted to help people, and has translated that passion to eventually becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant after college. … Read More …