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Starr County Psychology Club recognizes 7th annual scholarship recipient

  STC student and Starr County Campus Psychology Club Communications Coordinator (Officer) Cecilia Garza was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for being the 7th Annual Starr County Campus Psychology Club Scholarship Recipient on Wednesday, May 2.   Cecilia will graduate this May from STC with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology.  She has obtained an A in all of her psychological science courses and has exemplified great social and leadership skills that were enhanced throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Via the Starr Psych Club, Cecilia was actively … 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 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 …

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 …