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South Texas Colleges honors first distinguished scholars from early college high schools Valley-wide

Breakfast event with superintendents and college leaders brings together the top graduating students from 29 school districts.   As part of the first graduating class of distinguished scholars from Sharyland Achieve Early College High School, Isaac Rosa says the program has enabled him to visualize his goals as he transitions into an Ivy League school in the fall. A self-professed “military brat,” Rosa says he arrived in Texas by way of California. When he began high school in Sharyland, he says he jumped at the chance to enter the school district’s first early college … Read More …

Student of the week: Samuel Trejo

Despite being settled into a career in finance, Samuel Trejo says he was inspired by family to take the plunge and pursue his lifelong dream into a career in nursing. Trejo, 30, recently started at South Texas College after getting an accounting degree from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley because he wanted to do something that made a difference in people’s lives. He was accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and hopes to work in an intensive care unit (ICU) as a nurse. Samuel says his brother, Miguel, who started his career as a radiologic technician before … 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 …

South Texas College opens new Nursing Allied Health expansion

The new facility and simulation hospital will enable STC to produce 450 additional nurses a year, more than double the current amount, administrators say   Speaking to a packed house at the opening of South Texas College’s newest medical learning facility, alumnus Angel Arjona recalls his determination to enter the medical field beginning as a child growing up in La Joya. As a high school student in 2007, Arjona said he began taking dual enrollment courses that enabled him to transfer into the nursing program at South Texas College. A first-generation graduate, Arjona said … Read More …

South Texas College honors Students of the Week for 2017-2018

South Texas College held its annual Student of the Week Ceremony on May 3. Thirteen students attended, and were given an honorary recognition by STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed on behalf of the college. Students are selected by faculty throughout the year, and are featured in The Monitor every Tuesday in the newspaper's Vida Education section. In attendance at the event were (back, left to right) STC Trustee and Board Chair Dr. Alejo Salinas, STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed, Karen Chavana, Eduardo Salinas, Iliana Martinez, Anaeli Villarreal, Ricardo Zenteno, Astrid Espinoza, Doroteo Pena … Read More …

South Texas College holds first President’s Advisory Council meeting with law enforcement

Law enforcement professionals have begun offering their recommendations for identifying and developing training programs as the new Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) gets underway. Law enforcement from across the region offered their input at the first President’s Advisory Council Luncheon on April 27. “Two key words are critical in the name,” said STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed. “One is regional. Two is that it will be built on excellence. We want to maintain that focus on regional activity, and doing it with excellence. This is a concept that Dean Mario Reyna and … Read More …

10th Annual Dual Enrollment Advanced Manufacturing Technology Competition

  The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program hosted its 10th annual Dual Enrollment Advanced Manufacturing Technology Competition on Thursday, April 26, at the Technology campus.  During the competition, students participated in eight categories. Winners were announced along with the 2018 scholarship recipients. At least 20 students received a scholarship  ranging from $500 -$1000 per semester from local major advanced engineering and manufacturing companies. Vendors awarded AMT ( Advance Manufacturing Technology ) and pledged its support for students in South Texas College’s … Read More …

South Texas College celebrates the opening of new facilities at Mid Valley Campus

Former student and alumna Anali Alanis looks back fondly on her experiences at South Texas College, and how the institution changed the trajectory of her life. Addressing a packed event at the opening of new facilities at STC’s Mid Valley Campus on Thursday morning, Alanis told attendees of her life before and after college. Born in China, Nuevo Leon in Mexico, Alanis said she came to the United States as a 12 year old. Growing up, she said she often slept on the floor, and her family home lacked many basic amenities including air conditioning, heat in the winter, and hot … Read More …