Category Archives: Education

Teaching Kids the Basics of Business

Elizabeth Davis grew up with the curiosity of a child who wanted to figure out how things work. She dreamed of someday owning her own business. “I was that kind of kid,” she said. It takes imagination and ambition to start and maintain a successful business. Davis would add other qualities are essential as well. “Tenacity, solving problems and being open-minded to options,’’ said Davis, who owns and runs Mi…

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UTRGV Offers New Master of Science Degree

UTRGV Master of Science degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will offer a new master degree program this fall. The Master of Science degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will allow students to pursue an advanced degree that will prepare them for jobs in the biotechnology industry. This includes biomedical, pharmaceutical and agricultural biotechnology, as well as health and environmental sciences. Dr. Parwinder Grewal is the UTRGV executive vice president for Research, Graduate Studies…

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STC Training Adult Drone Pilots

STC Drone Camp

South Texas College will begin offering drone piloting fundamentals for adult students, enabling them to have the understanding and skills to fly drones safely and legally. STC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing introduces drone pilot training for adults ages 18 and older in weeklong courses throughout the month of July. This camp utilizes the current techniques and principles to pilot a recreational or industrial drone in a safe manner. This follows…

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UTRGV Summer Camps Expand to Brownsville, SPI

UTRGV summer camps

Summer is in full swing and camps are the way to go for many students. This summer, UTRGV has added summer camps and programs in Brownsville and South Padre Island. Topics range from marine science to teaching to chess. Upcoming camps taking place throughout June and July include: Marine Science Summer Day, South Padre Island – The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences offers two summer camps in June and…

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IBC Bank Awards Local Scholarships

IBC Brownsville scholarships 2019

Students from 12 area high schools are the recipients of a total of $12,000 in scholarships from IBC Bank-Brownsville. The A.R. Sanchez Sr. Memorial and Fred W. Rusteberg scholarships are need-based scholarships for those high school seniors possessing a commitment to IBC’s “Do More” philosophy. “At IBC Bank, we understand that the future of our community depends on the success of our students,” says IBC Bank-Brownsville President and CEO Al Villarreal.…

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Executive Program Benefits Nonprofits

UTRGV Executive Education program instructors Zoila Zambrano and Elaine Hernandez (Courtesy)

Nonprofit organizations typically form to address an area of need in the community. Leaders of those nonprofits are usually well-versed in the field they serve, but often not equipped with the knowledge and skills required to succeed on the business side of helping people. Nonprofit leadership is the topic of the first in a series of executive education course offerings from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “We want…

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Mission Expands Youth Opportunities

Mission community leaders joined together for the groundbreaking for the expansion of the city’s Bannworth Gym into a full Boys & Girls Club. (Courtesy)

The way Mission Mayor Armando O’Caña likes to tell it, it was out of the mouths of babes where Mission drew inspiration to expand the city’s Bannworth Gym into a full Boys & Girls Club unit. “Back about six years ago, maybe even five years ago to be exact, I had a fifth-grader from the Sharyland school district come up and he planted the seed,” O’Caña said. “’Why do I…

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Local Education Receives $850K for Career Training

South Texas College is one of the local recipients of TWC's recent JET grants for training registered nurses. (photo STC)

One local college and four independent school districts are the recipients of $850,892 in grants from the Texas Workforce Commission. The funds are for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans grant program. The award total for 27 JET grants is $5,718,073 in 27 grants. Funds go to multiple public community colleges, technical institutes, state colleges and ISDs for programs. “I congratulate these JET recipients as…

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Project HEAL2 Offers Nursing Fast Track

Project Heal2

The UTRGV School of Nursing recently welcomed eight students from the Project HEAL2 program. The students hail from the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District and are prospective UTRGV nursing students Project HEAL2 is a program from the Region One Education Service Center. The program provides high school students with an interest in a nursing career educational opportunities and experiences to kick start their career. Students who successfully complete the program can graduate with an associate…

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STC Offers Wide Range of Kids Summer Camps

STC summer camps 2019

South Texas College is gearing up for summer camps that will enable students to engage in fun and interactive activities led by field professionals. Week-long sessions will run throughout June and July for older elementary to high school students. June camps Campers at STC’s Technology Campus and Pecan Plaza can choose from a variety of camps. Each is designed to keep minds sharp and teach new skills while campers also…

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