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Student of the Week: Adrian Gonzalez

When it comes to talking about his approach to higher education, Adrian Gonzalez says it doesn’t matter how long it takes to finish, what matters is the journey. He has made no excuses for his failures, and is highly motivated to make something of himself despite being out of school for so long. Today, Adrian is a Physical Therapist Assistant in the making at South Texas College. A graduate of Economedes High School in 2003, Adrian says it was time to make his return back to school after being out for more than 12 years. “I went straight to college at UTPA”, Adrian said. “Eventually, … Read More …

South Texas College welcomes young ambassadors to campus

  South Texas College (STC) held its 5th annual Junior Jaguar Leadership Conference on Dec. 1. The event is intended to train young “ambassadors” about the importance of college so they may pass on the message to their peers in schools across the Valley. Parents were also on hand and participated in workshops like College Knowledge, Financial Literacy and Employability Skills. Elementary students were selected to represent the college, and then tasked with spreading the word to others on the importance of education. The conference has been designed to teach students about … Read More …

Student of the Week: Magali Reyes

Despite commuting to South Texas College every day from Rio Grande City, Magali Reyes says she is determined to receive her education. Magali says she desires to have a brighter future, and knows that in the long run all of her hard work will not only pay off, but will be rewarding. “After high school I joined the Navy for four years and returned in August of 2014. When I got back from the military service, I told myself that I didn’t want to be on the unemployment list collecting,” she said. “I decided to return back to school to get my degree in engineering with the hopes of being the … Read More …

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 …