South Texas College to hold High School Senior and Parent College Day

South Texas College will be hosting its annual High School and Senior Parent College Day on Saturday, May 20. Students will receive assistance with developing a degree plan, applying for financial aid, and enrolling for summer and fall courses. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for the First Year Connection Orientation. The event will take place at the Pecan Campus Student Services building from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend. “Even though some students may have already been enrolled in courses at STC through one of … Read More …

Registration for summer classes underway at South Texas College

College campuses open this weekend to assist with advising and payment options MCALLEN, TX (May 16, 2017) – Graduating high school seniors, current South Texas College students and prospective students looking to enhance their skills in the workforce can get a jump on their career goals by enrolling in summer classes at South Texas College. Summer I & Summer III semesters begin June 5th. For added convenience, the South Texas College Pecan Campus in McAllen and the Mid-Valley Campus in Weslaco will both be open this Saturday May 20, from 10 am to 2 pm to assist with registration. … Read More …

Student of the Week: Jose Galvan

Jose Galvan is an exceptional student, even among a group of elite students. He is currently projected to become Salutatorian at Progreso ECHS, and is an engineer in the making at South Texas College. Jose’s current list of high school activities includes JROTC Battalion Commander, Varsity Cheer Squad, National Honor Society Member, Varsity Track & Field and Student Council. In his spare time, Jose volunteers in beautification events including clean up days at South Padre Island and at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. At South Texas College, he has excelled academically in one of … Read More …

STC Spring Commencement to be held May 12-13

Ceremonies set for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday South Texas College will confer nearly 4,000 degrees during its Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies on Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13.  Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. Ceremonies will begin with students receiving degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences on Friday during two separate ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Saturday, the ceremony for students receiving Bachelor’s degrees, and degrees in Business and Technology will take place at 9 a.m. Graduates in Math and Science and … Read More …

Student of the Week: Jocelyn Pinte

Above everything else, Jocelyn Pinte believes that college is about learning and thinking of the future. Striving to excel, Jocelyn has emerged an excellent role model to her peers and is a teacher in the making at South Texas College. Originally from El Salvador, Jocelyn says she arrived to the United States as a middle school student and eventually graduated from Johnny G. Economedes High School in Edinburg. Taking a year off after high school, Jocelyn said she opted to turn her proficiency in Spanish into a career in education. “Spanish is my first language, that’s why I would like to … Read More …

Student of the Week: Emilia Ramirez

Recognized for her responsibility and determination to complete her education, and assisting others to do the same, Emilia Ramirez says she is always available to lend a helping hand. Emilia is a mentor who always goes the extra mile for new students transitioning to college. Today, she is a Physical Therapist in the making at South Texas College. Born and raised in Rio Grande City, and a graduate of Rio Grande City High school in 2014, Emilia says she has always wanted to help people, and has translated that passion to eventually becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant after college. … 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 …

Student of the Week: Julissa Zarate

Reflecting on her life in high school as a migrant student, working the fields with her family, Julissa Zarate says the experience helped her get a sense of working hard for something she wants. Today, Julissa is a pediatrician in the making at South Texas College. A graduate from La Grulla High School in 2014, Julissa says she wanted to stay closer to family while attending college. She is currently majoring in Biology at STC with plans to become a pediatrician. “At first, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I changed my major three times, but I knew I wanted to be with children,” … Read More …