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Faculty and Staff
Program Chair Alicia Lugo  

Alicia Lugo, RN, BSN
Program Chair/Senior Instructor

Ms. Lugo obtained both her AAS and BS degrees in Nursing from the University of Texas- Brownsville. She has been an instructor at TSTC for 25 years. She taught with the Surgical Technology Program for 15 years, and for the Nurse Assistant/ Dual Enrollment Program and Medical Assistant Programs for the last 9 years.  In addition to this, Ms. Lugo also teaches for the HITT and MIS programs. Ms. Lugo also formerly graduated from the TSTC Surgical Technology Program in 1982 and worked for a local hospital and an ENT/Plastic Surgery Clinic for 7 years.

She has served as a volunteer for the Valley AIDS Council for 24 years and helps coordinate the yearly Christmas toy drive as well as several other activities for that organization. She was recently honored with the prestigious Silva Award for 20 years of service to VAC. She is also involved with Relay for Life and other charitable organizations.



Cinthya Valdez, CMA (AAMA), AAS


Ms. Valdez is a graduate of the Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program at TSTC. She is also a member of the AAMA, American Association of Medical Assistants. She has been working in the medical field since 2009 in several specialties such as; Pediatrics, Cardiovascular, and Gastrointestinal. She is an experienced CMA, and has a lot to share with our students. She has been working with the program since Fall of 2012, and she is excited about expanding our program to cover the demands of the medical field. Her favorite motivational phrase is "If you think it is difficult... it is because you are learning it well!


Jessica Juarez, CNA, CMA (AAMA)

Program Maintenance Specialist


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