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Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas hosts focus group at Starr County Campus

Students with the Starr County Campus Psychology Club at South Texas College recently participated in a focus group on substance abuse conducted by Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas. A focus group is defined as a systematic way to collect qualitative, or descriptive, data through small group discussion. Irwin Mendoza, representative from Behavioral Health was invited as a guest speaker, and provided an overview of the services provided by BHSST as well as the 19 counties it serves. Mendoza then elaborated on the benefits obtained from a focus group as well as techniques applied … 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 Announces Holiday Break Hours for Fall 2017/Spring 2018

South Texas College campuses will be closed from Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 for Winter Break. Students Services offices will be open to students at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses, as follows:   Dec. 18-20 9 a.m. - 4p.m. Jan. 2 9a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan.3 Regular hours of operation   Students can choose from more than 120 degree & certificate options and enroll at any of South Texas College’s five campuses, two Teaching Centers and South Texas College Online! Registration is always available 24/7 via Jagnet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu/register. Students can … 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 …

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 …