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 …

STC Starr County Campus Hosts 11th annual Role Models Get Inspired Conference

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 11th Starr County Role Models Get Inspired Conference at the STC Starr County Campus Auditorium. The five panelists featured were: Eduardo “Eddie” Ramirez, Attorney and Counselor at Law as well as RGCCISD Board Vice-President; Dr. Erica Briana Guerra, Principal of Ringgold Elementary at RGCCISD; Eloy Garza, Mariachi Program Director at Roma ISD; Noelia Guillen, TMC Head Start/Early Head Start Education Services Area Specialist; and Benito Saenz, retired educator and school … Read More …

Registration open for Summer and Fall 2017

It’s never too late to start planning ahead for your future. Registration has begun for summer and fall sessions. With 119 degree and certificate program options available, there is something for anyone interested in accomplishing their educational and career goals. In addition to being close to home, STC is also one of the most affordable college’s in the nation. “For those students, such as high school seniors, who would like to get a jump start on their studies, our summer semesters and even mini-mesters are great options,” said Matt Hebbard, STC VP  of Student Affairs and … Read More …

STC named second in the nation for awarding Associate Degrees to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

South Texas College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States and has been highlighted in the February issue of HO magazine. STC ranks number two on the 2015 Associate degrees granted by four-year schools according to HO. The designation comes from HO’s “Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics” ranking published in its February 2017 issue. STC is the only Texas college that made the rankings, sharing the top 10 spotlight with colleges from Florida, and Nevada. Miami Dade College … Read More …

‘No barriers for students’

Following official ribbon cutting, South Texas College set to open new student enrollment center. For the upcoming Summer and Fall semesters, students registering for classes at the South Texas College Pecan campus will avoid waiting in long lines at the old admissions, info & welcome centers thanks in part to a new Student Enrollment Center the college unveiled Tuesday. The renovated space, located inside the first floor of Building K, combined these areas into one larger, open-concept space to offer students a virtual one-stop for admissions and registration. “This embodies what … Read More …

STC holds financial aid fairs Feb.21-23

In celebration of Financial Aid Awareness Month, which takes place in February, Student Financial Services at South Texas College will host a series of financial aid fairs at various campuses Feb. 21-23. Hoping to create awareness about the benefits of completing their financial aid as soon as possible, STC will hold the first financial aid fair at the Starr County Campus on Feb. 21st. The fair on the 22nd will take place at the Pecan Campus, and the event on the 23rd will take place at the Mid-Valley campus. All financial aid fairs will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “More than 80 … Read More …

Super Saturday at STC Feb. 11

South Texas College will hold its annual Super Saturday event at its three main campuses; Starr, Pecan and Mid-Valley on Feb. 11 from 9 am to 2 pm. The event will be a one stop shop for students to complete their Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or their Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to avoid long lines or delays. “This event is about promoting the early FAFSA and TASFA submission for 2017-2018. We are partnering with RGV Focus and other higher education institutions so students can begin working on their FAFSA or TASFA now instead of waiting until later,” … Read More …