Quick Takes September 2018
Hispanic Heritage Month at STC
A student at STC's Starr County Campus celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at South Texas College. Hispanic Heritage Month is officially celebrated across the country from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. South Texas college holds events all throughout the month-long celebration, which are free and open to the public. Events are coordinated by STC’s Library Services, Center for Mexican American Studies, and the college’s Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
US Border Patrol tours Ringgold at Starr County
The Department of Business Administration at South Texas College started its second Leadership Training Academy for the Rio Grande Valley Sector of Border Patrol on Aug. 27. During the training academy, as part of the second week of training the entire group took a “Staff Ride” on Wednesday, Sept. 19 to Rio Grande City and visited Fort Ringgold and the Robert E. Lee House. Assistant Professor of History, Elizandro Munoz led a presentation and discussion with Colonel Ross Barrera about Fort Ringgold, it’s history, and the importance of the Border Patrol organization taking over as the primary protector of the border and its citizens.
US Department of Labor officially recognizes STC HVAC
Desi Holmes, Apprenticeship Program Director for Texas Workforce Commission held a signing ceremony with the Department of Labor to officially recognize South Texas College’s Apprenticeship Program for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. The ceremony took place at the Apprenticeship Texas Conference, hosted by TWC on Sept. 20-21 in San Antonio, and highlighted partnerships between workforce representatives and employers as well as effective strategies on leveraging funding sources to support apprenticeship training and industry’s needs for a highly-skilled workforce.