South Texas College art students donate 200 bowls to RGV Food Bank

South Texas College  instructor Christopher Leonard has presented the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank with 200 hand glazed bowls created by the South Texas Clay Club at STC. Leonard is the faculty sponsor for the club, a student organization that works year round to hone their ceramic skills and create unique artworks. The club spends hundreds of hours throwing and glazing bowls in order to donate them to their communities. The Clay Club Donated to the Food Bank on Sept. 15, 2017 ahead of the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Auction, which will take place on Tuesday Sept. 19. The RGV Food … Read More …

Student of the Week: Susana Adams

Immersed in culture, and brandishing a deep affection for writing and literature, Susana Adams says her appreciation for the languages of the world will take her far into a career as an international translator for the United Nations. Born in McAllen, Susana is a graduate from Mission Veterans Memorial High School. Of mixed European descent, she said she is part French, Spanish and German. Now studying world languages, Susana said she is fluent in Spanish and French. “This is why I love languages,” Susana said. “My grandmother is from Bordeaux in France, and she had a really hard … Read More …

McAllen’s Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary School recognizes South Texas College during its College Day, Sept. 14

Kindergarten students at Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary in McAllen have selected South Texas College as their featured school during College Day, Sept. 14, 2017. Students will arrive to school on that day proudly displaying t-shirts from STC, recognizing the college for its role in the community. “Every Thursday at our campus, we celebrate and honor college day by making sure the kids bring in shirts or jerseys with their favorite college,” said Garza Principal Nancy Valenzuela. “Kinder decided to recognize STC, and we are very excited that we were contacted by the college, which donated … Read More …

STC students participate in annual Builders Blitz event sponsored by Habitat for Humanity

Students from South Texas College – Design & Building Technology Department are partnering with a local builder, subcontractors, suppliers and trade professionals seeking to build a house from the ground up within the span of a week. Participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Builders Blitz event taking place in San Carlos, a community east of Edinburg, students with STC’s College Construction Supervision Program, along with its Electrician Program and HVAC&R in turn receive hands-on experience while becoming close with the people they serve. “Instead of our students being in a … Read More …

In remembrance of September 11, South Texas College honors our serving men and women and first responders

Veteran McAllen Police Officer George Villarreal remembers the impact he felt when the planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.  As someone who has attended many funerals for fallen officers, Villarreal said it feels similar to losing a family member even if they have never met in person. “As police officers, just like in the military, we don’t run away from trouble we run towards it. That’s our job,” Villarreal said. “It’s not about the glory or being heroes, it’s what we feel we have to do. We are a very close family.” A veteran of the McAllen Police Department, … Read More …

Student of the week: Obed Garcia

Following many years of job experience in a variety of fields, Obed Garcia says he most recently put aside a successful career in sales to come back to school after more than 20 years. Self-described as a full-time student and full-time dad, Obed believes it’s never too late to begin a new life. Originally from Laredo, Obed graduated high school in 1997, and shortly after went into the Marines. His many experiences have included a stint with the management team at Sears, a career in international sales with an oilfield company, and opening his commercial landscaping business, which he did … Read More …

STC exhibits maps from the University of Texas Austin rare documents collection

South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question,” a traveling exhibit featuring reproductions from UT’s Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection. There will be a free digital map workshop on September 19 at 10 a.m. at the Pecan Campus Library, room F220 and at 1 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus CLE, room A105. “The maps presented in this exhibition span from 1580 to 1847, and reflect the intertwined relationships between indigenous and European, secular and religious, as … Read More …

South Texas College given prestigious designation by NSA

Begins its collaboration with the federal government to prepare students seeking to join the high-technology field of cybersecurity   The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated South Texas College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Two-Year Education (CAE2Y) institution through 2022. The designation, according to NSA and DHS, emphasizes STC’s role to address the critical shortage of professionals with these skills, and highlights the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s … Read More …