Student of the Week: Iliana Martinez

Self-described as world traveled and fearless, Iliana Martinez says that seeing different cultures and learning new languages has prepared her to obtain the educational goals she has always dreamed of.    Over the course of 15 years, Iliana says she has lived in Nigeria, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States. “After seeing much of the world, I think I am more open-minded,” she said. “Adaptability is an important thing. When I first moved to another country it was a culture shock. I began learning Bahasa in Malaysia, and my kids picked up Chinese when we were … Read More …

South Texas College announces extended hours for Fall 2017 registration

South Texas College staff will be assisting students over the summer with extended hours for Fall 2017 registration. Classes begin Monday August 28! Students can choose from more than 120 degree & certificate options and enroll at any of South Texas College’s 5 campuses, two Teaching Centers and South Texas College Online! Day, night, weekend and online classes are available to accommodate busy schedules. Students Services offices will be open to students on the last Friday in July and Saturdays in August at the Pecan, Mid-Valley & Starr County campuses, as follows: July … Read More …

Weekly open house highlights a dynamic week of robotics training and technology at South Texas College

For the first time ever, STC partners with FIRST RGV during the camp, enhancing the student learning experience A weekly open house hosted by the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at South Texas College is the culminating event held by STC’s Robotics and Automation Summer Camp. The event is held every Friday once the weekly camp is finished, and consists of live demonstrations, competitions, and activities for visiting families. The robotics camps aim to introduce students ages eight to 17 to various aspects of automation and real-life robotics technology. “The students have an … Read More …

South Texas College Police Academy Graduates 17 Cadets

17 cadets were sworn to serve and protect as new police officers, at a South Texas College police academy graduation ceremony, June 22, with family members on hand to pin their shiny new badges. The class of cadets, consisting of 16 males and one female, successfully completed 21 weeks of intensive classroom instruction and hours of rigorous real-world simulation training. All of them passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement state exam on their first attempt.  Six of them were sponsored by agencies; four from the Pharr Police Department and two from the McAllen Fire Department Fire … Read More …

Student of the Week: Ilissa Valenciana

Ilissa Valenciana is a student that has set no limits to her career aspirations. A graduate of Rio Grande City High School in 2012, by participating in the DEMSA program (Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy), she was able to graduate high school with an Associate degree in biology. The Academy is designed to encourage area high school students into the health care professions by providing college course-work and health related opportunities that will motivate, educate, and prepare students for higher education in the field of medicine. Now returning back to South Texas College, … Read More …

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 …