Category Archives: Education

UT Health RGV Offers New Services

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UT Health Rio Grande Valley is expanding its clinical services to offer orthopedic and sports medicine care. Dr. Michael Sander, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine, has joined the faculty at the UTRGV School of Medicine as both an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and the division chief of Orthopedic Surgery. In addition, Sander’s practice is now operating as UT Health RGV…

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TSTC Instructors Present at National Conference

Two Education and Training program instructors from Texas State Technical College in Harlingen recently garnered some national attention in Washington, D.C. Here, they made a presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference on classroom play centers. TSTC Education and Training Department Chair Myriam Aguila and instructor Mary Elizabeth Hollmann were chosen from among hundreds submitting presentation proposals. They are also the only ones presenting from the…

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STC and Universidad Tamaulipeca Form Partnership

South Texas College and Universidad Tamaulipeca have signed a general collaboration agreement to create tools for training through the use of a unique bi-national partnership at least three years in the making. At a special signing ceremony, STC President Shirley A. Reed and Universidad Tamaulipeca President Oscar W. Aguilar Rodriguez formalized the partnership. Each institution will begin working together on projects in relation to research, conferences and new educational opportunities.…

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TSC To Offer Associate Degree in Nursing

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The Texas Board of Nursing unanimously granted Texas Southmost College initial approval to establish a new Associate Degree Nursing education program. The program will begin with the upcoming fall semester. “The re-opening of TSC’s ADN program was one of the priorities of the college and the board of trustees, and we’re excited to have achieved it,” said TSC Board of Trustees Chair Adela Garza. “TSC’s nursing program has a long…

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TSC Students Receive Free Transit Service

(photo City of Brownsville)

Student of Texas Southmost College can now take advantage of free transit service from STC’s main campus to the International Technology, Education and Commerce Center. The Brownsville Metro Scorpion Connector service is a pilot program from TSC, Brownsville Metro and the City of Brownsville. TSC students can use Route 14 and all fixed route services free of charge with a valid TSC Student ID. During the spring 2019 semester, transit service runs…

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Grants Awarded to Local ISDs for Job Training

Donna ISD, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, Raymondville ISD are all recent recipients of Jobs and Education for Texas grants fro the Texas Workforce Commission. The schools will use the grants to purchase and install equipment necessary to train 779 students for careers in high-demand occupations. These include welding fabrication and emergency medical services. Grant totals include $271,472 to Raymondville ISD, $208,383 to Donna ISD and $280,630 to Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. The grants will benefit students in the Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande…

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STHS Donates Grant to STC for Nursing Scholarship

South Texas College and South Texas Health System host a check presentation Jan. 10. Funds will provide scholarships to Nursing and Allied Health Students at the college. (photo STC)

South Texas Health System is now providing a $49,000 scholarship to student of South Texas College’s Nursing and Allied Health Division. The announcement came Jan. 10 at a check presentation of the funds meant to help reduce financials burden and provide assistance upon continuing education. “South Texas Health System is always here to support us. They’re providing scholarships to help our students graduate and become registered nurses. They’re hiring our nurses, so it’s…

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TWC Awards STC more than $1.3 million

Ruth Hughs, chair of Texas Workforce Commission, signs three grants totaling more than $1.3 million to South Texas College. (photo STC)

On Jan. 11, South Texas College had a “million-dollar morning” with three Texas Workforce Commission grants totaling more than $1.3 million. The award includes a $249,096 Job and Education for Texas grant, as well as $655,153 to STC’s Healthcare and Social Assistance Consortium. The consortium will create and upgrade 1,167 jobs. Additionally, a $409,890 grant goes to the college’s Manufacturing Consortium to create and upgrade 205 jobs. Guest speakers in…

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TSTC welcomes new police chief

Eduardo Patiño

Eduardo Patiño was recently promoted and named Texas State Technical College’s newest police chief. Patiño celebrates 10 years at TSTC in June, serving as sergeant for the force for the past six years. TSTC Police Commissioner Aurelio Torres says Patiño was one of six candidates selected and interviewed on competences identified as critical for a college police chief. “Patiño has made an impact since day one,” said Torres. “His experience in…

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Partnership Forms Local Medical Career Pipeline

Representatives from UTRGV and Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (Photo Harlingen CISD)

On Dec. 11, UTRGV and the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District laid the foundation for a pathway for local students to enter the healthcare field. The new partnership will lead to development of a curriculum, counseling and advisement to Harlingen High School of Health Professions students preparing to apply to UTRGV and its Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program and the School of Medicine. “This exciting new partnership helps expand our mission…

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