Student of the Week: Skylar Jaramillo

As an Honors student and member of the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College, Skylar Jaramillo says the experiences she has received at STC have given her the opportunity for learning and growth. Jaramillo is a 2017 graduate of McAllen High School. Originally from Colorado, she spoke about her experience initially attending a high school with only 100 students. “It wasn’t as much of a challenge there, so when I moved here I had amazing educational opportunities. I was introduced to dual enrollment courses that I originally had no access to back home,” Skylar said. “I was … Read More …

Valley Scholars Program of South Texas College celebrates 20 years of student success

  Annual gala honors supporters of education for their commitment to Valley students STC held their Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 12. The theme, Celebrating 20 years of Academic Excellence, was created to commemorate the pioneers of the program who have exemplified a tireless commitment to Valley Scholars students. “We are truly excited to celebrate 20 years of Valley Scholars,” said Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Chief Academic Officer for South Texas College. “Twenty years ago, STC was a young institution and we started to imagine what we could do for … Read More …

DHR assists the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance has donated $2,500 to the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College. With their donation to the 11th Annual “A Night with the Stars” at a special check ceremony on Tuesday Aug. 23, DHR has become the latest sponsor that has affirmed their support for the brightest students in the Valley. Net proceeds from the event go to fund scholarships for the Valley Scholars Program at STC. “We were established in 1997 to promote academic excellence at STC,” said Jessica S. Garcia, Coordinator of the Valley Scholars Program at STC. “We are very proud of our students … Read More …

AEP Texas and La Joya ISD, Star Supporters of Education at 10th Annual “A Night with the Stars”

Support high-achieving students from South Texas College while enjoying a star-studded evening of dining and entertainment during the Valley Scholar Program’s 10th Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser. The Valley Scholars Program celebrates academic excellence and salutes AEP Texas and La Joya ISD with festivities taking place Thursday, October 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Corinthian Banquet & Special Event Center located at 1516 E. Expressway 83, Suite A in Mission, TX. Admission is $50 per person. “The support of local business and educational partners plays … Read More …

Wells Fargo presents $5000 check to the Valley Scholars Program

A special holiday gift came early to the South Texas College Valley Scholars Program as Wells Fargo Bank presented a $5,000 check in support of the college’s high-achieving students. “Supporting education is a top priority for Wells Fargo, and we’re pleased to have provided a $5,000 grant to South Texas College’s Valley Scholar’s Program,” said Alma Ortega Johnson, Wells Fargo area president for South Texas.  “Education is everyone’s business.  Whether you operate a supermarket chain or corner produce stand, a shopping mall or a shoe repair shop, the success of your company depends in large … Read More …

DHR and HEB, Star Supporters of 9th Annual “A Night with the Stars”

Support high-achieving students from South Texas College while enjoying a star-studded evening of dining and entertainment during the 9th Annual “A Night with the Stars” Valley Scholars fundraiser. The Valley Scholars Program celebrates academic excellence and salutes Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) and HEB with festivities taking place Thursday, October 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Corinthian Banquet & Special Event Center located in Mission, TX. Admission is $50 per person. “We truly value our business community partners that support the Valley Scholars Program,” said Anahid … Read More …

9th Annual “A Night with the Stars” Valley Scholars fundraiser, October 9

The public is invited to save the date for South Texas College’s 9th Annual “A Night with the Stars” Valley Scholars fundraiser on Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Corinthian Banquet & Special Event Center in Mission. The star-studded evening celebrates supporters of education and successful alumni from the Valley Scholars Program. Tickets go on sale in mid-August at $50 per person.  Net proceeds from the event benefit Valley Scholars Program scholarships. “A Night with the Stars” also celebrates the many local sponsors who support the Valley Scholars … Read More …

STC to recognize BBVA Compass, the City of McAllen & Time Warner Cable Media during the 8th Annual “A Night with the Stars”

Support high-achieving students from South Texas College while enjoying a star-studded evening of dining and entertainment during the 8th Annual “A Night with the Stars” Valley Scholars fundraiser. The Valley Scholars Program celebrates academic excellence and salutes BBVA Compass, the City of McAllen, and Time Warner Cable Media with festivities taking place Thursday, October 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Corinthian Banquet & Special Event Center located in Mission, TX. Admission is $50 per person. “We truly value our business community partners that support the Valley Scholars … Read More …