Category Archives: Education

TSC Launches Agriculture and Agribusiness Programs

TSC will open the Rio Grande Valley’s only two-year agriculture program this fall. Students will be able to earn an associate degree in Agriculture or Agribusiness. (photo TSC)

Job opportunities in the agriculture sector are increasing in Texas, and with no other two-year agriculture program in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Southmost College is filling the need with its new Agriculture and Agribusiness programs beginning fall 2022.  “Whenever we consider creating a new program, we look into the demand, the job opportunities in that particular field and after extensive research, we found that there are diverse opportunities in…

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UTRGV Ranks Nationally In Student Economic Mobility

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UTRGV was recently ranked fourth nationally among the Top 10 schools that offer the most economic mobility for their students. Third Way, a national nonprofit think tank, announced the ranking in a recent report, “Out With the Old, In With the New: Rating Higher Ed by Economic Mobility.” Third Way developed the economic mobility ranking by examining which schools enroll the highest proportion of students from low and moderate backgrounds…

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UTRGV Establishes Local Collegiate High Schools

UTRGV and McAllen ISD announced their partnership to create a UTRGV High School in the McAllen district. (photo David Pike, UTRGV)

Two Rio Grande Valley school districts have recently signed Memorandums of Understanding with UTRGV in support of the development and implementation of Collegiate High Schools. The McAllen Independent School District and the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District made the commitment to provide their students additional opportunities to pursue college credit during high school. “The leaders at the McAllen and Edinburg school districts know how important it is for students to…

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TSC Holds Ruby Gala April 2

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Texas Southmost College continues its celebration of its 95th anniversary April 2 with its Ruby Gala.  The night will include a string quartet and live music by Rockstar Denied. Online and live auctions will include sport, spa and restaurant packages as well as art pieces and jewelry from local donors. The evening also includes a surf and turf dinner. The gala takes place from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on the…

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TSC Introduces New Online Degree Programs

TSC is introducing five new online associate degree programs fall 2022.

Beginning with the fall semester, Texas Southmost College will expand its offerings with five new, fully online degree programs. The new online programs will include Social Work, Criminal Justice, Business, Teaching 4th – 8th Grade and Teaching 8th – 12th Grade.  These new program offerings are in addition to the college’s online General Studies program. TSC Dean of Humanities Brian McCormack said introducing these fully online degrees is a game changer for…

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TSC Celebrates Women in STEM 

STEM is your Superpower (photo STC)

In honor of Women’s History Month, Texas Southmost College recently celebrated women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with “STEM is your Superpower,” a series of community events for all ages.  “We want to encourage everyone to pursue STEM careers, but more so young girls and women because opportunities are increasing and they’re in demand,” said TSC Mathematics Instructor Roxana Jimenez. “STEM careers have a stigma, that they’re only for…

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UTRGV Grant To Address Physician Mental Health

The UTRGV School of Medicine is the recent recipient of a $1.75-million grant to address mental health in physicians, and ways to support and improve it. As part of the Health Resources and Services Administration‘s Fortify Resilience Initiative grant, the School of Medicine plans to implement programs designed to “check up” on physicians to combat mental health issues in the medical field. Dr. Nausheen Jamal – associate dean of Graduate Medical…

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UTRGV Recognized For Top-Ranking Online Programs

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UTRGV has been recognized for 40 top-ranked online degree programs for 2022 by online magazine Intelligent.com. Intelligent.com is a resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning. It named UTRGV to highly ranked categories based on flexibility, cost, faculty, course strength and reputation. Dr. Janna Arney, UTRGV executive vice president and provost, said the Intelligent rankings underscore the excellent education offered at the university. “We are proud of the faculty,…

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Texas Rural Communities Awards VIDA $5,000

Texas Rural Communities has awarded Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement a $5,000 grant to fund participants living in rural communities from Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties. “We are immensely thankful to Texas Rural Communities for selecting VIDA as one of their grant recipients and recognizing the importance of enhancing higher education opportunities for student success,” said VIDA Deputy Executive Director Felida Villarreal. “Through this collaboration, VIDA will continue…

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Center Seeks To Inspire & Inform RGV Entrepreneurs

The CIC in Weslaco hosts events that put students and entrepreneurs from the community before panels of business owners and professionals in testing their ideas and plans. (Courtesy)

Md Salman Rahman’s big idea involves artificial intelligence and systems which allow patients to upload their medical reports.  Rahman envisions his product, HealthAl, training people how to use algorithms to read the reports in helping to detect diseases. It’s a brilliant concept with soaring ambitions but Rahman, a UTRGV graduate student, lacked the entrepreneurial and business experience to take such a technological-heavy product to the marketplace. Rahman’s product development got…

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