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Coffee Talk with South Texas College

South Texas College invites the public to join staff and faculty for informal sessions that will enable them to learn about course opportunities available for adults and the community. The College Connections Department has collaborated with Precinct 2 and Precinct 4 in Hidalgo County to host “Coffee Talk” sessions with parents and the community at local community centers. Continuing Education will be offering free basic computer skills course and a…

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Public Safety Expo

Law Enforcement and Fire Science programs at South Texas College host its fifth annual Public Safety and First Responders Expo, providing students and the general public with information about the college’s public safety programs including fire science, law enforcement program, emergency medical technician (EMT) and criminal justice. The expo is free and open to the public. “The purpose of the expo is to showcase to the community the public safety programs…

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STC Moving Forward on Law Enforcement Training

Francis Atwell, Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar; Wanda Garza, executive officer of External Relations at South Texas College; David Higgerson, director, Office of Field Operations, CBP; Mario Reyna, dean of Business, Technology and Public Safety at South Texas College; Eugene Crawford, assistant director (Mission Support), CBP; and Bradd Skinner, assistant director (Trade), CBP. (photo STC)

College invites local law enforcement leaders to advisory council South Texas College has begun a series of law enforcement stakeholder meetings with Hidalgo and Starr County mayors, city managers, police chiefs and Texas Department of Public Safety Commissioner Cynthia Leon as part of Phase II for its Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence. The phase includes the expansion and development of professional continuing education training for federal agencies within the…

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STC Trustees Gain National Positions

STC Trustees Paul Rodriguez and Rose Benavidez

Two selected for Association of Community College Trustees Two South Texas College trustees will now represent the region as well as the college on the national stage after being selected to positions with the Association of Community College Trustees. STC Trustee Rose Benavidez was elected to the Board of ACCT, and now represents the ACCT’s Western Region. She will now advocate on a national level for the needs and interests…

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STC Certifies STEAM Educators

South Texas College's third cohort of faculty members from area school districts celebrate completing intensive professional development training via STC's RGV STEM Faculty Institute. (photo STC)

South Texas College celebrates third and final cohort of graduating faculty making a difference through STEM-based training More than 50 educators from across the Rio Grande Valley are now certified by South Texas College’s RGV STEM Faculty Institute, becoming leaders in science, technology, engineering and math Working under the Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator, 56 faculty members from school districts across the Valley successfully completed the training. This includes  intensive…

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STC Hosts Veterans Expos Next Week

STC hosts its Veterans Expo Nov. 15 and Nov. 16, providing information on benefits and services available to veterans. (photo STC)

Informational event for students and public The Office of Veterans Affairs at South Texas College will host Veterans Expos Nov. 15 at the Mid Valley Campus and Nov. 16 at the Technology Campus. The expo consists of area vendors distributing information on benefits and services available to veterans. Assistance will be available to veterans in applying for grants that they can use towards rent, utilities and daycare for children, as…

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STC Holds Career Fair

Fair features numerous campus positions Oct. 25-26 South Texas College is hosting a career fair today and tomorrow for employment at new facilities opening soon at the college. The event takes place both days from 3-7 p.m. at STC’s Office of Human Resources, 2501 W. Pecan Blvd., McAllen. STC is filling positions for plumbers, custodians, lead custodians, carpenters, floor technicians, a locksmith, an operations energy manager, cook I and lead cooks. Department…

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STC Hosts Innovation Conference

Keynote speaker Blake Hastings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Conference focuses on regional urban development and planning Blake Hastings, senior vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, gives an economic overview of the Rio Grande Valley at the fifth annual Bi-National Innovation Conference at South Texas College on Oct. 20. The conference will take place at the STC Technology Campus in McAllen. The focus of the yearly conference is the role innovation plays in the ongoing expansion…

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STC Receives CAE2Y Designation

STC is now a CAE2Y institution through 2022

Designation emphasizes college’s role in cybersecurity The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated South Texas College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Two-Year Education (CAE2Y) institution through 2022. The designation, according to NSA and DHS, emphasizes STC’s role to address the critical shortage of professionals with these skills, and highlights the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s…

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Transfer From TSC to STC Easier

Earning a bachelor's degree from South Texas College is now more streamlined for Texas Southmost College Associate of Applied Science graduates. (photo STC)

Associate TSC graduates can progress to STC bachelor’s Students earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Texas Southmost College in Brownsville can now transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at South Texas College. The colleges entered an articulation agreement for progression to the next level of course work leading to the higher degree. “This has been a fairly quick process,” says Kelli Davis, STC University Relations officer. “TSC has been very eager to…

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