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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 …

STC Spring Commencement to be held May 11-12

Ceremonies set for Friday and Saturday South Texas College will confer 3482 degrees during its Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.  Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. Ceremonies will begin Friday, May 11 with Dual Credit students receiving their degrees during two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The commencement ceremony for Liberal Arts and Social Behavioral Sciences graduates will take place at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the ceremony for students receiving Bachelor’s degrees, and degrees in Business, Public Safety, and … Read More …

Starr County holds first Psychological Science faculty profile

South Texas College Starr County Campus held its inaugural Department of Psychological Science: Faculty Profile featuring guest speaker Dr. Linda Jackson, STC psychological science professor from the Pecan Campus. Dr. Jackson elaborated on why she chose psychology as her major, her research interests in psychology, and how she uses psychology in her professional and personal life. Students provided excellent feedback, and over 100 were in attendance. Alex Sarabia, STC Psychological Science Faculty, served as master of ceremonies and introduced STC Board Member Rose Benavidez for opening … Read More …

Starr County hosts 10th Mental Health Awareness Conference

The Starr County Campus Psychology Club at South Texas College hosted its 10th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference at the STC Auditorium in Rio Grande City on Tuesday, March 27. David Shepard, STC Psychological Science Faculty, presented on the topic of “Staying Sane,” elaborating on bullying, suicide, reinforcement and punishment, phobias, and overall mental health. Throughout his talk, Shepard showed video segments and explained how social media could be used to bully others. “Mr. Shepard showed us that bullying is something that cannot be stopped, but we as people can … Read More …

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 …