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December 10, 2023
TSTC Dental Hygiene students give presentation at area elementary school about tobacco’s effects on oral health
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some Texas State Technical College Dental Hygiene students recently gave a community outreach presentation to a group of Lyford Elementary School fifth graders about the negative effects of tobacco on oral health. Some of the presentations and games had titles such as “Burning a Hole in Your Wallet,” “Clear the Air” and...
December 10, 2023
TSTC graduates celebrate culmination of college journey at fall commencement
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Cheers rang out at the South Padre Island Convention Center for more than 240 graduates as they walked across the stage and received certificates of completion or associate degrees at Texas State Technical College’s Fall 2023 Commencement held Tuesday, Dec. 5. David Campos, interim provost at TSTC’s Harlingen campus, welcomed the graduates...
December 7, 2023
TSTC groundbreaking heralds new construction and renovation on Harlingen campus
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The sun gleamed across the sky as representatives of Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7. The ceremony celebrated construction of two new facilities and renovation of one existing building at the Harlingen campus, including space for two programs new to the campus: Diesel...
December 7, 2023
Employer spotlight leads TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology student to career
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Although Texas State Technical College student Cooper Dorries is on track to receive his diploma later this month, he has already begun his career as a diesel mechanic. Dorries, a candidate for graduation in Diesel Equipment Technology, knows what he will do the morning after receiving his Associate of Applied Science degree....
December 7, 2023
TSTC partners with Houston Food Bank
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Advocacy and Resource Center works with students to provide assistance with nonacademic barriers, whether they be related to child care, transportation or food insecurity. In doing so, TSTC gives students the opportunity to gain a quality education and, later, a high-paying job. With the Fort Bend County campus...
December 7, 2023
TSTC health care students gain real-world experience during extrication day event
(ABILENE, Texas) – It was a team effort to treat 15 “patients” during a staged mass casualty training event on Texas State Technical College’s Abilene campus on Thursday, Dec. 7. Students in TSTC’s Associate Degree in Nursing and Emergency Medical Services programs participated in an extrication day activity along with local first responders. The exercise...
December 7, 2023
TSTC Automation and Controls Technology students tour STEMCO
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College Automation and Controls Technology instructors Douglas Clark and Troy Powledge recently took 10 of the program’s students on a field trip to STEMCO in Longview, Texas. “Some of these students have never even been in a manufacturing facility in any way,” Clark said. “We wanted them to see...
December 4, 2023
TSTC’s East Williamson County campus holds Fall 2023 Commencement
(HUTTO, Texas) – More than 30 graduates from Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus received associate degrees or certificates of completion at TSTC’s Fall 2023 Commencement held Monday, Dec. 4, at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Round Rock. “I’m particularly excited that so many students in our high-demand industries found work before graduation,”...
December 3, 2023
TSTC’s Discovery Day highlights technical career pathways for high school students
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – More than 900 high school students and visitors, including some from as far away as San Antonio, toured Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus during Discovery Day on Thursday, Nov. 30, to learn more about the career pathways and state-of-the-art technologies that are available at the college. Stephanie Garcia, TSTC’s student recruitment...
December 3, 2023
TSTC Auto Collision student enhances knowledge while preparing for SkillsUSA competition
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College student Daniel Pacheco strives for perfection with his hands-on assignments in TSTC’s Auto Collision and Management Technology program. He applies the same level of commitment while he prepares to compete in the SkillsUSA Texas District 13 Leadership and Skills Conference that will be held February 15-17 at TSTC’s...
December 3, 2023
TSTC students kick off new tradition with Techsan Tassel Trot
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College students recently demonstrated their school spirit by participating in the inaugural Techsan Tassel Trot, a 5K relay run/walk hosted by TSTC’s Residence Life and Engagement at the Harlingen campus. The event was open to all students, staff and faculty and aimed at starting a fun tradition to honor...
December 2, 2023
Receiving Metallica scholarship boosts confidence of TSTC Automotive Technology student
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Richie Solis says the hands-on learning experience he receives at Texas State Technical College will lead him to a rewarding career. “What I am doing in class right now is something I will be able to put into practice in the real world,” said Solis, a TSTC Metallica Scholar who is studying...
December 1, 2023
TSTC hosts Marshall campus’ Fall 2023 Commencement
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Seventy-two Texas State Technical College graduates crossed the Marshall Memorial City Hall stage on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Marshall campus’ Fall 2023 Commencement.  Families and friends gathered to watch their proud graduates receive their certificates of completion or Associate of Applied Science degrees. “It’s always exciting to see our graduating students...
December 1, 2023
Campus tour leads Howard to TSTC’s Wind Energy Technology program as Metallica Scholar
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – After touring Texas State Technical College’s Sweetwater campus, Shayne Howard found a program especially well suited for him. “I toured each of the programs in Sweetwater, and after visiting with the instructors and seeing what was available, I knew this was the program for me,” Howard said of his decision to pursue...
December 1, 2023
Forging a Path: Female welding students, instructors share thoughts on the male-dominated industry
“It is not for the faint of heart,” Erica Bridges said.  Bridges is a Welding Technology student at Texas State Technical College. She was referring to her field of study and the field of welding in general.  “I encourage it, though,” she added. “This is a really good money-making (career). The people that you will...
November 30, 2023
TSTC holds Fall 2023 Commencement in Fort Bend County
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Graduates from Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus and their families and friends attended TSTC’s Fall 2023 Commencement held Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Stafford Centre in Stafford. Each of the 134 graduates received either an Associate of Applied Science degree or a certificate of completion in their program. Bryan...
November 30, 2023
TSTC hosts Connally High School culinary students
(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Culinary Arts program at the East Williamson County campus hosted four seniors from John B. Connally High School in Austin for a cooking lesson on Thursday, Nov. 30.  It marked the first time that the high school had sent students to work alongside the college students at the...
November 30, 2023
TSTC’s North Texas campus hosts Discovery Day
(RED OAK, Texas) – Over 500 high schoolers participated in Texas State Technical College’s Discovery Day on the North Texas campus on Thursday, Nov. 30. “This gives us an opportunity to be with the community and to be able to show them what we have,” Frances Kelly, a director of student recruiting at TSTC, said....
November 30, 2023
High school students get a sampling of what TSTC has to offer during Discovery Day event
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – High school students from throughout West Texas learned that Texas State Technical College may have a program they could study close to home. TSTC’s Sweetwater campus hosted a Discovery Day on Thursday, Nov. 30, to showcase programs available in West Texas. Students, counselors and parents also were able to tour lab facilities...
November 29, 2023
TSTC’s North Texas campus celebrates fall commencement
(RED OAK, Texas) – Thirty-eight students from Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus took to the stage at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Wednesday, Nov. 29, to receive associate degrees or certificates of completion.  “Pausing to celebrate this accomplishment is very important, and it gives the family and friends, mentors, teachers and support staff...
November 29, 2023
Groundbreaking held for TSTC’s new Transportation Center of Excellence
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Despite the grayness of the early morning, the sun broke through the clouds as the groundbreaking for Texas State Technical College’s new Transportation Center of Excellence was held at the Fort Bend County campus on Wednesday, Nov. 29. In attendance were TSTC Chancellor and CEO Mike Reeser, other TSTC leadership, local and...
November 28, 2023
First TSTC auto collision co-op students scheduled to graduate in December
(WACO, Texas) – Two students at Texas State Technical College are scheduled to be the first ever to graduate with degrees in the college’s newest Auto Collision and Management Technology specialization at the upcoming Fall 2023 Commencement in Waco. Bryam Herrera, of Rosebud, and Carlos Rincon, of Jacksonville, Texas, are on track to receive Associate...
November 26, 2023
TSTC Welding Technology student inspired to accomplish dream job
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – There is a new generation of motivated women who are gaining the hands-on technical skills to fill vacated welding jobs, and that is what led Haylee Whitt to Texas State Technical College. Whitt, a native of California who now lives in Los Fresnos, has a career goal after she graduates from TSTC’s...
November 26, 2023
TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource Center holiday meals make students smile
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Advocacy and Resource Center at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus recently held its third annual holiday meal drive so students can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. “Our goal is to provide support for our students because they deserve the opportunity to celebrate the holidays,” said Lisa Garza,...
November 21, 2023
TSTC Advocacy and Resource Center provides Thanksgiving meal kits for students in need
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – While the holidays can be a time of joy and family bonding, for many, financial stress can dampen the spirit of the season. Larissa Moreno, the Texas State Technical College Advocacy and Resource Center representative at the Fort Bend County campus, was determined to help in any way she could. “Many of...
November 21, 2023
TSTC offers monthly helping hand through food bank
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus works with the North Texas Food Bank’s College Hunger program to distribute food each month to TSTC students and their families.  The program’s mission is to help reduce hunger on campus by providing shelf-stable food and fresh produce to students and their families in...
November 20, 2023
TSTC pilot program debuts new airplanes
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Aircraft Pilot Training Technology program debuted five new Piper Pilot 100i airplanes used for student instruction on Monday, Nov. 20. Faulty members and some of the program’s certified flight instructors flew the planes late last week from Piper’s headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida, to TSTC’s airport. The group...
November 19, 2023
Falls accepts internship with German-based automotive supplier company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Chipman Falls, who is studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechatronics Technology at Texas State Technical College, recently accepted an internship at Vitesco Technologies in Seguin. His decision to apply for an internship started when he met some Vitesco representatives during a recent employer spotlight at TSTC. “Their presentation...
November 19, 2023
Escobar finds purpose for helping others by pursuing TSTC Biomedical Equipment Technology degree
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College offers a broad range of programs of study that military veterans can choose from to gain the technical skills they need for a high-paying job. Javier Escobar Jr., a U.S. Army veteran and Texas Army National Guard specialist, learned about TSTC’s Biomedical Equipment Technology program from a program...
November 19, 2023
TSTC Surgical Technology alumna shares career success skills
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College Surgical Technology alumna Rebecca Vargas recalls when she accepted a full-time job from Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen earlier this year. Since beginning her career in August, Vargas has proved herself as a surgical technologist by utilizing the hands-on technical skills she gained while studying at TSTC....
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