STC to open its newly renovated Student Enrollment center

Providing accessibility and enhanced services to students and their families, South Texas College will hold a ribbon cutting for its newly renovated and state of the art Pecan Campus Student Enrollment Center on Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Designed by Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects and completed by NM Contracting, LLC, the new admissions center will feature a one-stop open concept model to eliminate long lines. The center will also utilize software that will allow students to enroll via a virtual queing process using their mobile phone, website or on-site kiosk. “This area allows us to … Read More …

Several Mini-mester courses still available for Spring 2017 at South Texas College

Students who haven’t registered for Spring semester classes or students who would like to add a course have plenty of mini-mester course options to choose from. Mini-mester classes are six to 14-week classes offering students the same course credit in a shorter length of time. “These types of classes are ideal for students who work or have family obligations. The convenient class times allow the students to fit school into their busy lives,” said Matthew Hebbard, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment at South Texas College. “I would highly encourage students to take advantage … Read More …

Starr County’s Got Talent 10 becomes sold out event

Starr County’s Got Talent 10 Showcase of Champions was a rousing success. The event, hosted by the Starr County Campus Psychology Club at South Texas College was held on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, and was completely sold out. More than 240 people attended, and raised over $900 from admission fees to benefit the annual $1,000 Starr Psych Club Scholarship. The champions from the previous 9 editions of Starr County Got Talent shows were also invited to showcase their talent, and included singers, dancers, dance groups, duets, and musicians. There were 15 performances from all over Starr County … Read More …

Culinary Wars begins Nov. 7 at South Texas College

Future chefs show off their skills in a week-long competition for foodies South Texas College’s Culinary Arts Program kicks off a five day food competition that aims to showcase the skills of future chefs in the Rio Grande Valley. Culinary Wars is a weeklong culinary arts competition beginning on Monday Nov. 7 and lasting through Friday Nov. 11. The event features Culinary Arts students competing against one another in pressure situations. The event begins with the Pastry Competition in the STC cafeteria on Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. Winners will be announced at 12 p.m. The Cake Decorating … Read More …

Student of the Week: Nelly Cortez

Never afraid to lead the way for her sisters and her children, Nelly Cortez says she is committed to improving her life and inspiring those who look up to her. Today, Nelly is a chef in the making at South Texas College. A graduate from Palmview High School, Nelly is a student who several years back almost did not finish high school, but through her sheer will focused and caught up to her classmates and ultimately graduated with her senior class. “I do come from a low income family, so that was the starting point of some very hard decisions,” Nelly said. “It just got to a point where my … Read More …

Line of Sight

South Texas College Library gallery presents the works of professional photographers Hector Astorga and Conrado Gonzalez The South Texas College Library Art Gallery presents an exhibit that serves to explore two artists with disparate points of view and their connection through photography and a specific region. STC will host a photography exhibit entitled “Line of Sight” with two professional photographers, Conrado Gonzalez and Hector Astorga. Astorga explores the medium in the natural landscape while Gonzalez photographs people and their interaction with the urban environment. The … Read More …

Student of the Week: Shanti Cruz

Originally from Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Shanti Cruz came to the United States with her large family to start life over in a safer environment for her children. While juggling work, school, and her children's multiple schedules, Shanti has never missed a class since she began studying in September 2014. Today, she is an accountant in the making at South Texas College. Shanti has been an ESL student at South Texas College since September of 2014. She started at the Intermediate level knowing very little English and is now preparing to take a TOEFL preparatory class, which is the highest … Read More …

Israel Reyes TROOPER IN THE MAKING

By Aaron Cummings “Courtesy, Service, Protection” is the motto of the Texas Department of Public Safety, but Israel Reyes, a criminal justice major at South Texas College, embodies these ideals on a daily basis both as a student and as a parent. As Reyes’ plans culminate in his expected graduation this December, he is quickly coming one step closer to his long-term aspiration of one day to upholding the DPS motto he already embodies in a new role as a Texas state trooper. Becoming a Texas state trooper has been Reyes’s dream since childhood, but his first attempt to gain the required … Read More …