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Quick Takes February 2019

Students with STC Valley Scholars Program volunteer to ‘Keep Texas Clean’

The Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College has become the newest addition to the Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) family and held their first clean-up day Saturday, Feb. 2. The group has joined almost 3,800 volunteer groups dedicated to keeping Texas clean. Valley Scholars will now be in charge of a two mile tract located on US 83 near La Joya and Peñitas. The group’s next clean up event will be on the day of the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off held the first Saturday in April.

South Texas College welcomes Monte Alto ISD students for campus-wide tour










South Texas College welcomed sixth to eighth grade students from Monte Alto ISD as they embarked on a tour of STC’s Pecan Campus on Feb. 19. Approximately 61 ESL students arrived on campus and learned all about what the college has to offer including student services and activities.

Edinburg Pre-school children donate to STC food pantry











On Feb. 7, Children from Kids Learning Center in Edinburg donated three shelves worth of food to the STC Food Pantry located on the second floor in Building H at STC’s Pecan Camus. Opened in 2017, the pantry is filled with non-perishable food items available for all students and is organized by Student Activities. By connecting students with counselors as well as staff at the college, students can have potential access to a wide range of assistance that can enable them to succeed while attending school. Pictured is Ms. Ashley and her Pre-K 4 class, which donated the most food.

STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed among those honored at annual Teach For America gala












To celebrate progress in education over the last decade, RGVision Magazine hosted the annual Teach for America Homecoming Gala Feb. 1 and included STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed as one of six honorees at the event. RGVision recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, and reflected on a decade of coverage and service while commemorating remarkable education growth in the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Reed was among 450 local leaders to celebrate successes in education, and who joined the publication in raising funds to bring in new Teach For America corps members.