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 …

Student orientation for criminal justice and social science majors Wednesday, Feb. 1

All Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology majors are invited to a special orientation event Wednesday Feb. 1 on the Pecan Campus (G-201) at 4 p.m. Faculty and advisers will be on hand to talk about degree plans, college expectations, scholarships, clubs and free or discounted services available at South Texas College. Refreshments will be served. … Read More …

Student of the Week: Alondra Diaz

As the current President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and member of the Valley Scholars Program, Alondra Diaz says she turned indifference towards her education into motivation for success, Today, Alondra is a graphic artist in the making at South Texas College. A resident of Edinburg, Alondra graduated high school in 2014 from Edinburg High School. Originally considering dropping out of high school, Alondra says she was motivated to finish by her family and coordinators of STC’s Valley Scholars Program. She graduated in December but now continues at STC, pursuing a second … 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 …

Don’t delay! Spring classes start Jan. 17

Start the new year off with a bang by registering for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester at South Texas College (STC). There’s no time to waste as classes start January 17 at all STC locations in Hidalgo and Starr County. For students who are unable to make it to campus during normal hours of operation, extended registration hours will be available at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County Campuses on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a perfect opportunity for prospective students to come to campus and received one-on-one assistance with all their registration … Read More …

STC Commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 17

South Texas College will confer more than 2,000 degrees during its December commencement ceremonies on Saturday Dec. 17. Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. The ceremony for Business and Technology and students receiving Bachelor’s degrees will take place at 10 a.m. The afternoon commencement for Liberal Arts will take place at 2 p.m. Graduating students are advised to pick up their cap and gown in Building K 2.402 at STC’s Pecan Campus. A picture ID will be required. Honor cords will be distributed when a student picks up their cap and gown. Friends and families who … Read More …