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 …

South Texas College and McAllen Chamber bolster innovation and entrepreneurship in the Rio Grande Valley

Check presentation continues partnership between college and advocates for business in the community As part of its ongoing partnership with South Texas College, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce held a check presentation that will be used to continue designing prototypes for those participating in the city’s Inventors and Entrepreneurs Network. At a ceremony held March 8, the Chamber donated $1000 that will be used to underwrite the cost of the program at STC. “We spend a lot of time working with startups, and it is cool to see the range of ideas that come from people in McAllen,”  … Read More …

Student of the week: Claudia Dominguez

Claudia Dominguez, 41, and a mother of two, can recall working the fields until she was 20 years old. Traveling with her family to Michigan, she remembers working in the freezing cold or searing heat, but realizes it has shaped a strong commitment to hard work and her children. Now, nearly twenty years later, Claudia is a teacher in the making at South Texas College. A graduate from Weslaco High School in 1994, Claudia talks about initially sacrificing her education for her family. “During my first experience in college I found out right away that I was going to have to put my education … Read More …

STC, City of Pharr and PSJA ISD break ground on highly anticipated South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence

Master plan includes future buildings, driving track, fire training facilities and shooting range MCALLEN, TX (March 3, 2017) – South Texas College, the City of Pharr and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District (PSJA ISD) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) on Friday, March 3 at 4300 S. Cage Blvd in Pharr. The new RCPSE will be the conduit by which prospective and current law enforcement professionals will further their education. South Texas College remains the only location where police cadets can receive … 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 …

Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence groundbreaking, March 3

South Texas College, the City of Pharr and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District (PSJA ISD) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence on Friday, March 3 at 4300 S. Cage Blvd in Pharr, the area immediately south of PSJA Southwest Early College High School at 10 a.m. “This Education Center will benefit the region by adding additional programs in public safety, law enforcement, border security, and fire science.  These programs provide college level certificates and degrees for public safety and law enforcement professionals … Read More …

STC Theatre to hold auditions for OEDIPUS REX

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its last show of the spring semester, the classic Greek Tragedy, Oedipus Rex. Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 1, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex was written more than 2000 years ago for the Great Spring Festival in honor of the god of spring. It is the reenactment of a human … Read More …

New exhibit explores mixed-media

Talks by artist Len Davis and Jessie Burciaga slated for Feb. 22 The South Texas College Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with the college’s Black History Month Celebration, has curated an exhibit entitled, “The Unexamined Portrait” featuring the work of Los Angeles mixed-media artist Len Davis that will be on display until February 26, 2016. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Pecan Campus Library. The Library Art Gallery invites community and students to a special talk by Davis on February 22 at the Pecan Library Rainbow Room at 1 p.m. The talk will be … Read More …