Category Archives: Education

Reed Accepts Pioneer Award

South Texas College President Shirley A. Reed receives the Pioneer Award for her leadership. (photo STC)

South Texas College President Shirley Reed has received the 2018 Pioneer Award from the Community College Baccalaureate Association. Reed recently accepted the award in New York City. The honor recognizes an individual who has shown great leadership, as well as go above and beyond to provide financial support and resources for a higher education institution. The CCBA strives to promote better access to baccalaureate degrees on community college campuses. It also…

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RCPSE Open House March 5

RCPSE open house

South Texas College’s Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence hosts its first open house March 5. From 5:30-7 p.m., the public may tour the facilities, as well as watch demonstrations of driving and firearm simulators. Attendees will also get a look at the campuses state-of-the-art equipment. The STC Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence is the first border community college in the nation to establish integrative training for local, state and federal…

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STC and Starr County Receive $100K for Economic Development

Starr County EDA Grant

South Texas College and the Starr County Industrial Foundation are the recipients of $100,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce through the Economic Development Administration’s Technical Assistance Program. The award will develop a Starr County Strategic Plan focusing on workforce and economic development by the year 2025. STC and SCIF also made contributios of $25,000 in match funding. The strategic plan will help diversify and boost economic development throughout…

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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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