Tag Archives: Texas Southmost College

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

(photo TSC)

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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TSC Welcomes New Foundation Director 

David Tumlinson

David Tumlinson is the new Texas Southmost College director of Foundation and Community Outreach. Over the past two decades, Tumlinson has worked as the deputy director for the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department in San Benito, where he began as a probation officer in 2001.  “I’m excited to begin in this new role at this stage of my life,” said the Brownsville native. “I’m in a position to make a…

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TSC Dual Enrollment Introduces Technical Pathways

TSC HVAC students have the opportunity of learning the skills of their trade by training with industry-standard equipment and tools.

The Dual Enrollment program at Texas Southmost College is introducing three new pathways this spring to the thousands of high school students TSC serves who are working to earn college credits before receiving a high school diploma.  Computer-Aided Drafting Technology, and Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology make up two of the newest offerings. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) rounds out the new programs within the dual enrollment offerings. …

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TSC Brings Holiday Magic to Elementary School

All 263 students at Rosa E. Del Castillo Elementary School received gifts this season from TSC’s Angel Tree Toy Distribution. (photo TSC)

Texas Southmost College recently delivered toys to the children of Rosa E. Del Castillo Elementary School in Brownsville to help make Christmas a little brighter.  Every year, TSC selects a different elementary school that will benefit from the Angel Tree Toy Drive hosted by TSC Student Life. The drive garners hundreds of donations from TSC students, faculty and staff over the course of several weeks.  This year, TSC was able…

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TSC Nursing Receives Nursing Innovation Grant

TSC Nursing program students will have a greater opportunity of training virtually thanks to a Nursing Innovation Grant.

The Associate Degree of Nursing program at Texas Southmost College will soon be able to increase its training opportunities thanks to a Nursing Innovation Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. TSC’s nursing program is one of 45 nursing programs throughout the state to receive this grant. The $75,000 grant will support clinical learning experiences. It will also support the program’s use of evidence-based alternatives to hands-on practice with patients.…

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