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Texas State Technical College is a vibrant community of ten campuses in ten different communities. Our Dept. of Communications team works to write news stories about the activities on our campuses, the students who attend TSTC, the graduates who have moved on to their careers, and the businesses or industries that hire TSTC graduates.

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May 8, 2024
Mothers and their children find something in common at TSTC
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location has employed many hardworking mothers over the years. Several of them have children who have chosen to continue their legacies. Campus enrollment executive Michelle Atkinson said she always knew that her son Isaiah Lozano was tech savvy. Already familiar with chemical plants thanks to his father’s...
March 7, 2024
TechXperience Day: TSTC’s Marshall campus welcomes visiting high schools to biannual open house
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus opened its doors to East Texas high schoolers on Thursday, March 7, for TechXperience Day, the college’s open house.  Guided by the campus’s instructors and recruitment staff, the high schoolers discovered how successful their futures could be with a TSTC education. Sarah Jane Walker, a career...
February 29, 2024
Students, community ‘TechXperience’ TSTC programs
(ABILENE, Texas) – From learning how to set up a welding machine to treating a medical manikin, some high school students and residents of the Big Country participated in Texas State Technical College’s TechXperience open house on Thursday, Feb. 29. “This was our chance to open the campus to showcase what we have to offer...
February 16, 2024
TSTC’s recruitment team visits Quitman High School to talk with students and parents
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The recruitment team of Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus recently traveled to Quitman High School to present information to a group of 21 students and parents about what the college offers. The high school’s CTE (career and technical education) director, Sherrie Callahan, and engineering teacher, David Cross, have taken students to...
February 2, 2024
Six scholarship recipients join TSTC’s Process Operations program
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Eastman Chemical Co. in Longview, a producer of chemical and polymer products, awarded 16 high school seniors with technical scholarships to attend one of the six Eastman partner technical colleges. Six recipients selected Texas State Technical College’s Process Operations program offered exclusively at the Marshall campus. Marcus Hooper, a learning services technologist...
January 25, 2024
TSTC helps graduates secure lucrative careers
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Out of all the questions that Laura Kelner gets as the student accounting coordinator at Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus, the most common is “How do I pay for school?” TSTC operates with the ideology that a good education can, and should, land you a high-paying job. To get...
January 18, 2024
TSTC: mentoring from start to finish
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College recognizes mentorship as an important part of a student’s experience in college and provides resources from when they enroll all the way to when they join the workforce.  When a student first applies to TSTC, their first point of contact is their enrollment coach, and their support...
January 11, 2024
Some area high schools share why they visit TSTC
(MARSHALL, Texas) – In 2023 a total of 25 different high schools toured Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus — some more than once. Why do so many high schools bring their students to TSTC? Elysian Fields High School in Waskom, Texas, has brought students to the Marshall campus for four years, oftentimes from welding...
November 15, 2023
TSTC hosts Discovery Day for local high school students
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Equipment and showcases were on display in each of the programs at Texas State Technical College’s Discovery Day event at the Fort Bend County campus on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Hundreds of high school students were invited to see what the college had to offer, ask questions of staff and TSTC students, and...
November 9, 2023
TSTC helps US military veterans transition into the workforce
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The website ranks Texas State Technical College as a Top 10 school for military veterans in its 2023-24 Large Community College category. Many members of the college’s staff are United States military veterans themselves, and helping other veterans transfer into the workforce is especially important to them. TSTC’s Marshall campus provost...
November 3, 2023
TSTC’s Marshall campus hosts fall open house
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College welcomed roughly 500 high school students and visitors to the Marshall campus on Thursday, Nov. 2, for Discovery Day — its biannual open house. Every visitor was allowed an extensive self-guided tour of the campus and given program overviews from the campus’s instructors. In the three years since...
October 27, 2023
TSTC proves life-changing for two alums
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The instructors and staff at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus are there because they believe in the school’s mission. In more personal cases, some of them want to offer students the same high-quality education that they were given at the college. Terri Dreesen, a TSTC enrollment coach and winner of a...
October 4, 2023
TSTC receives $3 million grant from the US Department of Education
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College has been awarded the Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (DHSI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant assists low-income and Hispanic students, ensuring they will have access to an equal opportunity in higher education. “To become a Hispanic serving institution, you have to have at...
September 21, 2023
Jefferson High School seniors visit TSTC
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College recently welcomed 11 visiting seniors from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Texas, to the Marshall campus. The students were divided into two groups and given an extensive tour of the campus and all of the programs it has to offer.  Students from Jefferson High School have been taking...
August 20, 2023
Increased enrollment in TSTC’s Mechatronics Technology program will benefit workforce
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Instructors in the Mechatronics Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus are looking forward to Aug. 28, the first day of the fall semester, because the college’s recruitment efforts have resulted in an enrollment increase in the program. Carlos Reyes, TSTC’s Mechatronics Technology program director in Harlingen, said the number...
August 15, 2023
TSTC welcomes new Marshall campus students at orientation session
(MARSHALL, Texas) – On Aug. 11, a total of 74 new students arrived at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus for new student orientation. The army of recruits was met by an army of instructors and staff, who were eager to welcome and assist them in the next step of their lives. After receiving their...
August 3, 2023
TSTC and Fort Bend County Health and Human Services partner to provide vaccines for incoming students
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Imagine sitting in traffic, trying to get home. Hundreds of cars are lined up, all making their way toward a single exit. The road may be wide enough to fit them, but the exit is far from adequate. They are trapped because of a bottleneck. The same idea can be applied to...
July 24, 2023
Valdez’s passion for student success shines in TSTC Enrollment Services
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Taking the first step toward a postsecondary education at Texas State Technical College is an exciting moment for new students, but choosing a dream career can be daunting. Xchel Valdez, of Harlingen, is an assistant director of enrollment at TSTC who leads a passionate team that provides that assistance. “Creating a culture...
June 13, 2023
HVAC enrollment coach discusses program’s benefits
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Alyssa Lehnen loves working as an enrollment coach for the HVAC Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus. “My role as an enrollment coach is to assist students, traditional or nontraditional, coming into the HVAC program,” Lehnen said. “They are with me from the very beginning to the...
April 24, 2023
TSTC’s North Texas campus celebrates National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day
(RED OAK, Texas) – Some high school seniors who are planning to attend Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus beginning in the fall signed letters of intent on April 20, which was National CTE (career and technical education) Letter of Intent Signing Day.  In all, 13 future TSTC students visited the campus to affirm...
April 24, 2023
Future students sign letters of intent to attend TSTC
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College welcomed around 300 high school seniors at a National CTE (career and technical education) Letter of Intent Signing Day event on Thursday, April 20, at the Harlingen campus. School representatives from Brownsville, Donna, Edcouch-Elsa, Edinburg, Harlingen, IDEA Public Schools, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Lyford, Mercedes, Monte Alto, Palmview,...
April 17, 2023
TSTC enrollment coach answers frequently asked questions
(RED OAK, Texas) – With Texas State Technical College’s spring semester coming to a close, the deadline is fast approaching for prospective students to enroll for the summer semester. Enrollment closes May 5 for TSTC’s summer semester and August 25 for the fall semester, or when programs reach full capacity.  For students still considering where...
January 23, 2023
Start of spring semester stirs excitement at TSTC’s Harlingen campus
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus welcomed more than 1,900 students to begin the spring 2023 semester on Monday, Jan. 9. Returning students were reacquainted with friends, while new students met their classmates and instructors introduced their curriculums. “TSTC is thrilled to welcome back in-person labs for both TSTC’s Cybersecurity and Drafting...
January 8, 2023
TSTC HVAC Technology instructor shares his dual enrollment program experience
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Craig Warnasch, before he became an HVAC Technology instructor at Texas State Technical College, was a dual enrollment student in the college’s HVAC program. In fact, he became the first TSTC dual enrollment student to graduate in HVAC after participating in the program. In 2008, back when Warnasch was entering his senior...
December 26, 2022
Mascorro’s impact shines in TSTC Enrollment Services
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Customer service is the driving force behind the devoted team members in Enrollment Services at Texas State Technical College. Charyck Mascorro, of Los Fresnos, is an assistant director of enrollment at TSTC, where he is a passionate advocate for both prospective and current students. “I was a first-generation college student who didn’t...
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