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Quick Takes September 2019

STC honors service members and first responders on Sept. 11

South Texas College held 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies at all of its campuses across Hidalgo and Starr Counties. Organized by Student Activities and Wellness, the ceremonies served not only as solemn reminders of the events of 9/11, but also as a way to appreciate the work of law enforcement officers, firefighters, veterans, medical personnel, and first responders.

STC culinary minds serve college staff















South Texas College staff were greeted to a special breakfast event organized by Culinary Arts students Sept. 13. Held at STC’s Pecan Campus, students within Culinary’s Dining Room course as well as students in the Advanced Food Prep Class were given experience in customer service while working in an active kitchen setting. Attendees were given a specially prepared menu of assorted “savory” or “sweet” creations by the students themselves, including a dish of classic crepes (above).


U.S. Congressman Gonzalez becomes faculty for a day at STC












U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez visited with students in BUSI 1301 Business Principles to speak about the federal government Monday Sept. 16. The congressman is a former adjunct professor for STC in the Paralegal Program, and visited the class to help students understand the federal government’s role in business. Gonzalez is currently serving his second term in the United States Congress for the 15th District of Texas which encompasses the counties of Brooks, Duval, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, Karnes, and Live Oak as well as portions of Hidalgo, and Wilson counties.