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Quick Takes: October 2018

South Texas College welcomes fall with annual campus festivals

South Texas College held its annual Fall Festival at four of its campuses Mid Valley, Technology Campus, Starr County and Pecan Campus beginning Oct. 24. Organized by Student Activities, the event is held every year as a family-friendly celebration for the community and includes a costume contest, rides, games and food.

South Texas College announces MADISSAR recipients













South Texas College announced the recipients from its Making a Difference In Student Success and Retention (MADISSAR) grant program on Oct. 22. STC’s Early College Supplement Instruction for the History Department was awarded $16,300 and the Student Ambassadors Program for College Connections was awarded $18,700. Over the last 10 years since the grant started, STC has awarded more than $350,000 from funds set aside to support the college’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with a focus on academic progress and completion. Funds are supplemental and meant to enhance existing department services and activities.

Longtime administrator for veterans at STC Javier Arredondo retires














The Veterans Affairs Department at South Texas College wished longtime Coordinator of Veteran Recruitment and Engagement Javier Arredondo a happy retirement on Oct. 10. Always a strong advocate for veteran services on campus, Arredondo joined faculty, staff, and student veterans at the event which celebrated his years of work for the college.

South Texas College Technology Campus celebrates Manufacturing Day












October is manufacturing month and STC Technology Campus celebrated its fifth year partaking in the nationwide celebration meant to inspire the next generation of students entering industry. STC’s Advanced Manufacturing Department hosted students from five high schools across the Rio Grande Valley who had the opportunity to hear various guest speakers sharing their success stories. Students also participated in interactive activities, received exposure to manufacturing, and given manufacturing tours. Companies represented included General Electric, Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Humanetics, Binary Technologies, and many others.

STC DEMSA students participate in summer hospital internship









South Texas College offered opportunities to provide hands-on learning opportunities for dual credit students by partnering with local hospitals in Starr County. STC in partnership with Starr County Memorial Hospital offered a cohort of Dual Enrollment Medical Science (DEMSA) Academy students a summer internship shadowing doctors and nurses.