Mexico Earthquake Relief Donation Drive by Starr Psych Club

The Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College dropped off their donations for Mexico Earthquake Relief at the City of Roma Fire Department On Monday, Oct. 9, 2017,to be shipped to Mexico later this week. In the wake of the disaster that left 369 people dead on Sept. 19 in Central Mexico, Starr County Campus Psychology Club members donated canned food, bottled water, toiletries and hygiene products (such as soap, deodorant, shampoo, tooth paste, wipes, diapers, etc.). Eli Sarabia and Alex Sarabia, STC Psychological Science Instructors and Psychology Club Advisors, say … Read More …

12th Starr County Role Models Get Inspired Conference

The Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 12th Starr County Role Models Get Inspired Conference at the STC Starr County Campus Auditorium in Rio Grande City On Thursday, Oct. 19. The conference featured five panelists including Citizens State Bank Vice President and Roma ISD President Raul Moreno Jr., Starr County Tax Collector Ameida Salinas, veterinarian Dr. Roberto Margo, owner of Fred's Pharmacy and pharmacist Marlo Canales, and Miguel Mirelez, Owner of The Print Shop at Shipping Depot. The role model panelists shared their achievements and talked … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus holds its annual orientation for psychology majors

Seeking to provide additional information about the field of psychology to prospective students, South Texas College held its 3rd annual Starr County Campus Psychological Science Majors Orientation on Sept. 20 in Rio Grande City. Alex Sarabia, a member of the STC Psychological Science faculty served as Master of Ceremonies for the event and welcomed STC Board Trustee Rose Benavidez. Dr. Janene Israel, STC Psychological Science Department Program Chair, was the keynote speaker at the event commenting on the great expectations for majors in psychological science. Sarabia also presented on … 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 …

South Texas College and LUPE to hold informational sessions for DACA recipients

South Texas College and La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) are conducting informational sessions on Monday Sept. 25th and Tuesday Sept. 26th for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. Students and their families are welcomed to attend. Representatives from LUPE will be on hand to review the steps DACA recipients should take for renewal, as well as a review of basic rights under the DACA program.  The event is open to the public. Seating is limited, and priority will be given to students and their families. Monday September 25th – 6 p.m.  Pecan Campus Location: … Read More …

In remembrance of September 11, South Texas College honors our serving men and women and first responders

Veteran McAllen Police Officer George Villarreal remembers the impact he felt when the planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.  As someone who has attended many funerals for fallen officers, Villarreal said it feels similar to losing a family member even if they have never met in person. “As police officers, just like in the military, we don’t run away from trouble we run towards it. That’s our job,” Villarreal said. “It’s not about the glory or being heroes, it’s what we feel we have to do. We are a very close family.” A veteran of the McAllen Police Department, … Read More …

South Texas College to host 9/11 ceremonies in campuses across the Valley

South Texas College is inviting the community to join in a day of remembrance for the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. STC will be holding ceremonies at four campuses on Monday Sept. 11.  In McAllen, the Pecan Campus will hold its ceremony at 9 a.m. by the flag poles near Building K. The Technology Campus event will take place by the flag poles near Building B at 11 a.m., and the Nursing and Allied Health Campus will hold its ceremony near the flag poles at 1 p.m. The Mid-Valley campus will hold its ceremony by the North Academic Building G at 9 a.m. STC’s Starr County campus will conduct … Read More …