Tag Archives: Texas Southmost College

TSC Police Academy Graduates 35 Cadets

CJI Virtual Graduation Ceremony

It was new. It was different. But taking the next step toward a lifelong goal and the sighs of relief were all the same when 35 Texas Southmost College Criminal Justice Institute cadets “walked the stage” on July 24 during TSC’s first-ever CJI Virtual Graduation Ceremony. Among the 35 graduates are nine female cadets, the most in any previous CJI class. “It took a little while to get here, but…

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TSC Offers Fall Tuition Reduction Scholarships

TSC_Gorgas Hall

All students enrolled in Texas Southmost College’s fall 2020 semester will receive an automatic 20-percent tuition reduction scholarship. “The Scorpion family continues to be relentless in making higher education affordable for our community,” said TSC President Dr. Jesús Roberto Rodríguez. “The TSC Board of Trustees and leaders across campus unequivocally agreed our number one priority when budgeting for the fall semester should be providing direct support for students.” The scholarship,…

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TSC Virtual Art Show Showcases Innovation

For the first time ever, the Department of Fine Arts at Texas Southmost College is hosting a virtual art show to replace the program’s annual art show. It just comes to show that nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop the department from showcasing its students’ artwork. TSC Art Instructor Robert Andes said he is thankful for the support the department has received with the TSC Fine Arts Show. “Naturally…

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TSC Childcare Center Distributes Backpacks

TSC Childcare Center

Texas Southmost College is ensuring the safety of its students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, including its youngest population. Since mid-March Texas Southmost College’s Raul J. Guerra Early Childhood Center followed the college’s lead in extending spring break and then closing. The center serves more than 50 children between the ages of two weeks to 6 years old. “These have been trying times,” said the center’s manager Marisela…

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Summer/Fall Registration Underway at TSC

TSC Registration

Texas Southmost College’s registration is currently underway for both the summer and fall 2020 semesters. TSC Executive Director of Academic and Student Services Vanessa Vasquez said it’s important for students to keep in mind the benefits of registering early. “We’re moving ahead with registration anticipating this COVID-19 crisis will be behind us soon,” said Vasquez. “Classes fill up fast, so locking in your schedule early gives you time to work…

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Mentoring and Accountability Make All the Difference

Erika Elizondo

Single mom Erika Elizondo was working as a front-desk receptionist less than two years ago at a resort on South Padre Island. She was earning $9.30 an hour when a friend told her about Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement.  “I was always interested in the medical field to help relieve people’s suffering,” Elizondo said. “I chose Emergency Medical Science because of the fast pace, I love the adrenaline rush.”  There…

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A Healthy Dose of Success

TSC Licensed Vocational Nursing students. (photo TSC)

Working to fill a national nursing shortage, the Licensed Vocational Nursing program at Texas Southmost College recently saw its largest graduating class. In addition, it is maintaining a solid 92-percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination. “I am so proud of what our team and students have been able to achieve,” said TSC Vocational Nursing interim program director Molly Showalter. “This type of success gives our program a…

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TSC Expands Free Transit Service

Texas Southmost College and Brownsville Metro are continuing to offer free transit services for STC students. (photo STC)

After a successful pilot program in the spring providing free transit service to all Texas Southmost College students, TSC has expanded the free service citywide via Brownsville Metro to its students. The free citywide transit service for TSC students began Aug. 26 with the start of the college’s fall 2019 semester. It will continue through Aug. 2020. The program is a partnership between TSC, Brownsville Metro and the City of…

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TSC Lowers Tuition and Fees

TSC campus

Texas Southmost College’s tuition and fees are now lower. This comes after a unanimous vote by the college’s board of trustees at a meeting June 27. “We are excited to be able to lower tuition and fees for the second time in six years,” said TSC Board Chair Adela G. Garza. “The board of trustees has been working diligently with administration to continue to make a college education affordable for…

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