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News Article - 2014

  March 2014

SkillsUSA 03.29.14 - TSTC Has Good Showing at SkillsUSA State Competition

Texas State Technical College enjoyed the most successful trip to the Skills USA state tournament in the past decade as 33 of the 49 competitors earned a medal and 21 won first place, qualifying for the national competition. [Read More]

Blood Drive 03.29.14 - Fifth Annual Cesar Chavez Blood Drive a Success

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Texas State Technical College hosted the 5th Annual National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge this week and collected 100 pints of blood, more than last year's total of 70. [Read More]

ST Program 03.29.14 - ST Program Going Strong for Nearly 40 Years

As one of the oldest programs at Texas Technical College, the Surgical Technology (ST) Program has been providing operating room technicians to Valley hospitals for nearly 40 years. [Read More]

WiFi 03.22.14 - Valley Metro Buses Equipped with Free Wi-Fi

Earlier this month, all three bus routes that come to TSTC were equipped with a router on board in order to provide free Wi-Fi for the riders, the majority which are students like Trevino. [Read More]

Veteran Scholarship 03.21.14 - Veterans Club Awards Two Scholarships

The Veteran Student Alliance (VSA) Club awarded its first two scholarships in a small ceremony during the bi-weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Veteran's Center at Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

Silva 03.20.14 - Silva Joins TSTC as New VP for Student Learning

Adjusting to a new environment is nothing new for Rebecca Silva. When she first moved to the Valley from Pittsburgh in 1995, Silva encountered several challenges before acclimating to her new home. [Read More]

Humane 03.15.14 - TSTC Students Give Up Spring Break to Volunteer

Members of the TSTC Service Squad spent the first part of their break at the Harlingen Humane Society volunteering their time to doing everything from walking and bathing the animals at the shelter. [Read More]

SPI 03.15.14 - SPIPD Partners Up with TSTC to Distribute Coasters

South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith called Texas State Technical College's latest effort to keep its students and Spring Breakers safe, "progressive" and is excited to be partnered up with the college. [Read More]

Coaster 03.07.14 - TSTC Hands Out Over 10,000 Drug-testing Coasters for Spring Break

The Office of Counseling and Testing and the Marketing Department at TSTC teamed up to get the message across to students about the dangers of Spring Break through specially designed coasters with two opportunities to test for drugs in a drink. [Read More]

Fashion Show 03.05.14 - Fashion Show Teaches Students How to Dress for Success

Twice a month, the Office of Student Life hosts a Mustang Leadership Academy series during lunch aimed at teaching students critical leadership skills they would otherwise not learn in a classroom. [Read More]

Tech Day 03.05.14 - More Than 1,000 High School Seniors Visit TSTC on Tech Day

By the time the last bus drove off, nearly 1,100 high school seniors from school districts across the Valley and Zapata and Riviera-Kaufer had set foot on campus for one of the biggest and most popular tours of the year: Tech Day. [Read More]

DMDT logos 03.01.14 - Students Recognized for Designing Logos

Three Texas State Technical College students from the Digital Media and Design Technology (DMDT) Program recently received recognition for designing logos as part of class projects. [Read More]

  February 2014

Skills 02.28.14 - TSTC Students Qualify for Skills USA State Competition

Students from the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (ACT) Program at TSTC took their first step toward competing at the Skills USA state competition last week. [Read More]

Art Show 02.20.14 - Oddly Normal Exhibit on Display at LRC

For artist Shawn Munguia, it was a homecoming of sorts. Munguia graduated from Texas State Technical College in 2000 with an Associate of Applied Science in Digital Imaging Technology, now Digital Media and Design Technology (DMDT). [Read More]

Maldonado 02.13.14 - Maldonado Inducted to Prestigious Academy

President Dr. Cesar Maldonado was elected to the Texas Tech Industrial Engineering Academy, Dr. Hong-Chao Zhang, interim Department Chair for Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University. [Read More]

Ag 02.13.14 - TSTC Hosts Fourth Annual Ag Expo

College and high school students got a chance to explore the possibility of a career in the agricultural or homeland security fields during the Fourth Annual Acknowledging Agriculture Expo in the Student Center cafeteria. [Read More]

Endowment 02.12.14 - RGV Partnership Funds New Endowment

What started as an idea came to fruition on Wednesday at the annual Board of Regents dinner when the Rio Grande Valley Partnership presented TSTC a check for $7,500. [Read More]

BOR Dinner 02.12.14 - TSTC Hosts Annual Board of Regents Dinner

The community's civic and educational leaders came out in full force on Wednesday to show their strong relationship with Texas State Technical College at the annual TSTC Board of Regents dinner at the Cultural Arts Center. [Read More]

Nieto 02.09.14 - Nieto Takes Over as College Readiness and Advancement AVP

Since she was a young girl growing up in Raymondville, Sandra Nieto knew she'd pursue a career in education."I was fortunate to have good teachers in my life that influenced me to become a teacher," Nieto said. [Read More]

Zadina 02.07.14 - Renowned Professor Leads Learning Workshop

Math and English professors at Texas State Technical College listened attentively as Dr. Janet Zadina talked to them about how the brain works and whether students were really learning and not just thinking. [Read More]

Ayala 02.02.14 - Ayala Takes Over as Director of Corporate Education

To say that Greg Ayala’s been there and done that, might be an understatement. Whether in the private or public sector, Ayala’s made his livelihood by nourishing the economic development in the Valley. [Read More]

Barb 02.01.14 - Bennett Writes, Edits Dental Hygiene Book

It was a long and arduous task but when she holds the end product in her hands, TSTC’s Associate Vice President for Student Learning Barb Bennett feels more than accomplished. [Read More]

  January 2014

self-defense 01.25.14 - Self-Defense Class Offered for Free

A casual conversation with Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta led to the addition of a self-defense class at Texas State Technical College for students, faculty and staff. [Read More]

News Icon 01.24.14 - TSTC Students Take Part in City Workshop

Texas State Technical College students Anglai Jimenez and Francisco Rodriguez sat in a crowd comprised of city leaders and elected officials during the fourth and final public input meeting focused to identify community needs sponsored by the City of Harlingen. [Read More]

Yanez, Urrea 01.23.14 - Yanez, Urrea Get National Recognition for Developing Retention Plan

TSTC's Director of Support Services Edda Urrea and Engineering Division Director Hector Yanez were recognized by the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science for developing a retention plan aimed at keeping female students.  [Read More]

Neri 01.18.14 - Munoz Overcomes Obstacles to Return to School

Several times throughout her day, Neri Munoz has to remind herself to, "hechale ganas!" The popular Mexican saying roughly translates to, "give it all you've got." [Read More]

News Icon 01.17.14 - City Consultant Meets with TSTC Students

Harlingen planning consultant James Carrillo met with Texas State Technical College's Mustang Leadership Academy on Friday to receive input on the city's planning process and address the topic: "The Importance of Civic Engagement." [Read More]

Wendy 01.16.14 - Davis Visits TSTC, Unveils Education Plan

Gubernatorial candidate Senator Wendy Davis made a campaign stop at Texas State Technical College on Wednesday to unveil the second phase of her education policy platform. [Read More]

News Icon 01.11.14 - Harlingen Seeks Students' Input on City Planning

Texas State Technical College’s students are getting a first-hand look on what it takes to a be leader in their community through a workshop provided by the city of Harlingen.  [Read More]

Camp 01.11.14 - CAMP Hold Recruitment Fair for Next School Year

New College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) director Diana Lucio has kept herself busy to start the new Spring Semester at Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

Engineering Division moves into building 01.10.14 - Engineering Division Moves into Building

The Engineering Division will move four of its programs into a 63,000 square-foot converted warehouse off Loop 499 across from United Launch Alliance. [Read More]

Yanez 01.04.14 - Hector Yanez Takes Over as Engineering Division Director

Hector Yanez is bringing his own personal philosophy to his new job at Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

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