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Texas Southmost College Celebrates 95 Years

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Texas Southmost College will celebrate 95 years of service to the Lower Rio Grande Valley with a free community event Oct. 30 at the TSC Performing Arts Center. The TSC Board of Trustees will treat guests to food, live music and a fireworks show from 5:30-8:30 p.m.    TSC Board of Trustee Chair and TSC alumnus Ruben Herrera said the event will celebrate the milestones of the past 95 years as…

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TSC, BISD, SpaceX Give Students A Rare Look

TSC’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers middle and high school students from Brownsville Independent School District tour SpaceX as a way to expose students to STEM careers in the region. (photo TSC)

Brownsville Independent School District students from the Texas Southmost College Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers recently had the rare opportunity of touring SpaceX and its Starbase launch site.  SpaceX hosted nearly 100 students during a pair of one and half hour tours through their center. Hopes of the visit are to increase career and job opportunity awareness in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.  The tours were…

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TSC Cybersecurity Program Begins in Spring


To fill a gap in cybersecurity and promote the importance of cyber safety, Texas Southmost College will introduce a new Cybersecurity program in spring 2022.  “We are excited to kick off this program,” said Murad Abusalim, TSC dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. “This program will produce graduates highly sought after by industry. Job opportunities in this field are numerous and the demand for cybersecurity professionals will only continue…

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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 Among Small Group of Colleges With Enrollment Increases


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 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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