Tag Archives: Texas Southmost College

Local Businessman Donates To TSC Scholarships

  Brownsville native and entrepreneur Steven De La Garza understands, firsthand, the vital role community colleges have in developing the next generation workforce. To ensure students have access to high-quality education that will connect them with careers that are in demand, he is funding scholarships at Texas Southmost College.  His first donation of $30,000 will go toward full student scholarships for workforce training programs. This includes welding, industrial scaffolding, plumbing…

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Mexican Consulate Aids TSC Students

Consulate of Mexico in Brownsville General Consul Juan Carlos Cué Vega presents TSC President Jesus Roberto Rodriguez with $12,000 for the IME Becas (scholarship) for students of Mexican origin.

Texas Southmost College is the recent recipient of a Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior Becas program grant from the Consulate of Mexico in Brownsville. The Mexican government program provides help to organizations and institutions of higher education that promote and focus on areas such as literacy, English as a second language, adult education, computer skills and job training.   “The Hispanic community is a large community and sometimes they…

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TSC Construction Technology Adds Offerings

TSC’s Construction Technology instructor Daniel Zuniga. (photo STC)

Daniel Zuñiga has been the Construction Technology instructor at Texas Southmost College since 2013. This fall, along with TSC leadership and administration, he will help introduce the program’s first associate’s degree track.  The Harlingen native’s journey in construction began in middle school when he took his first wood shop class. The interest continued into high school as a building trades student. He eventually decided it was the career he should…

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TSC Gives Local Students STEM Super Powers

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Texas Southmost College is the recipient of $100,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission to host a summer youth camp, STEM Superheroes. The free, virtual three-track camp is for Valley students in grades 9-12 and will begin this month.  “The purpose of these camps is to promote high-skill, high-demand jobs in STEM fields,” said TSC Dean of STEM and Career Technology Education Murad Abusalim. “Each student will have the chance to…

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Overcoming Adversity for a Better VIDA

Eva Alvarado

When the staff at Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement think of Eva Alvarado, two words come to mind: perseverance and resilience. Alvarado is a divorced mother of three, two who are adults and now live on their own. Her youngest, a 14-year-old son, lives with her in Brownsville. Two years ago, her youngest was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia and autism. Alvarado quit working because he required all…

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TSC Media and Marketing Brings Home Gold

Texas Southmost College media and marketing department

Texas Southmost College is celebrating a big win for its media and marketing department with 12 American Advertising Awards. The team’s recognitions come for the graphic design work, recruiting campaigns and videos for the college in 2020-2021.  The team of creatives earned five gold, two silver, three bronze, a Best of Video and Best of Online awards. They have earned a chance to move on to the district competition, a…

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TSC Dual Enrollment Saves Families $22 Million

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Since 2017, families have collectively saved $22 million in college tuition and fees through dual credit partnerships between local school districts and Texas Southmost College, according to the college. Dual credit courses are those that students take that count for both high school and college credit. Students may attend these classes either at their high schools or on a college campus. From fall 2017 through fall 2020, Lower Rio Grande…

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TSC Among Small Group of Colleges With Enrollment Increases

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Texas Southmost College joins the elite ranks this year of only nine percent of community colleges across the nation that saw an increase in enrollment. From fall 2019 to fall 2020, TSC’s Department of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness reports that TSC’s enrollment has seen a 1.73 percent increase. Across the state, Texas community colleges are seeing a 7.1 percent decrease. Nationally, community colleges are experiencing a 10.1 percent decrease…

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TSC Offers First Roofing Apprenticeship Program in RGV

TSC Director of Workforce Training and Continuing Education Thomas Tynan, TSC President Jesus Roberto Rodriguez, TSC Associate Vice President of Instruction and Workforce Joseph Fleishman, Schwickert’s Roofing Apprentice Juan De la Garza, Schwickert's Tecta America Human Resource Manager Leslie Thomas, TSC Board of Trustee Chair Ruben Herrera, TSC Board of Trustee JJ De Leon, TSC Board of Trustee Alejandra Aldrete and Workforce Solution Cameron Executive Director Pat Hobbs.

Texas Southmost College and Schwickert’s Tecta America will be offering a new Roofing Pre-Apprentice Program beginning April 5. The program is the first of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley, creating jobs and opportunities.  “What TSC and Schwickert’s have created through this partnership is about to change lives,” said Joseph Fleishman, TSC associate vice president of workforce development. “This program is a win-win for everyone involved and we are…

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VITA Provides Free Tax Prep Services

Texas Southmost College Accounting Technology students are currently offering free tax preparation services via the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. For almost 20 years, TSC has partnered with the United Way of Southern Cameron County to offer the VITA service. Students from TSC’s Special Topics in Taxation course are now assisting individuals and families in the Rio Grande Valley. “Every year this experience proves to be a great opportunity for…

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