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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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September 24, 2023
TSTC graduate makes impact in family business with associate degree
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College alumna Isha Rodriguez recently graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management Technology and is already putting her skills to work. “I am part owner and oversee the business office of our family business, Terra Works LLC, in Harlingen,” she said. “My husband handles the...
September 17, 2023
TSTC grad trains teachers with creative educational technology at area school district
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College alumnus Mark Anthony Pinon is proud of the trajectory that his life has taken, from working in the construction industry to currently working with instructional technology at the Lyford Consolidated Independent School District. “I collaborate with each campus’s administration about the planning of instructional technology that I design,”...
September 14, 2023
TSTC provost recognizes outstanding graduate with special award
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Whenever a commencement ceremony is held, the provost of each Texas State Technical College campus is given the chance to present the Provost’s Outstanding Achievement Award to a deserving graduate.  During his time as provost of the Marshall campus, Barton Day had given the award only once. But as the recent summer...
September 12, 2023
TSTC Diesel Equipment alumnus changes gears, returns to pursue Computer Networking degree
(RED OAK, Texas) – Jorge Lopez, an alumnus of Texas State Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technology program, returned to TSTC this fall to work on his Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Networking and Systems Administration. After graduating from TSTC’s North Texas campus with his first associate degree, Lopez found a job with a...
September 3, 2023
TSTC Nursing graduate looks forward to helping patients at area rehabilitation center
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – A commitment to patient care often motivates many vocational nurses to do more for patients — especially to further their medical education. That pledge became the driving force for Jeana Flores, who recently graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing from Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus. “My family...
August 27, 2023
TSTC alumnus thrives in career, returns to HVAC program for second degree
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – With the rising demand for heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians in Texas, Texas State Technical College alumnus Sadrik-Joe Trevino recently returned to TSTC’s HVAC Technology program to add an associate degree to his credentials. Last year the Harlingen resident graduated with a certificate of completion in HVAC Technician from TSTC and...
August 25, 2023
TSTC graduates return to help future generations
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Though college is a place enriched with possibilities, often students are eager to graduate and ready to begin their professional lives. But sometimes the possibilities that an alma mater offers are too good to leave behind. At Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus, TSTC graduates Charla Foster and Troy Powledge have discovered...
August 8, 2023
TSTC graduate maintains safety on construction work sites
(WACO, Texas) – Paul Roberts, of Leander, is a regional safety director at Rogers-O’Brien Construction in Austin and a graduate of Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus. Roberts graduated in the early 1990s from what was then Texas State Technical Institute with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health and a...
July 2, 2023
TSTC alum’s love for airplanes leads to career with area aviation company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Adrian Nacianceno’s education in Texas State Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance program has led to a promising career as an aircraft airframe and powerplant mechanic. Nacianceno, of Edinburg, developed an interest in the aviation field through a family friend. “Our friend worked as an aircraft mechanic for American Airlines in Fort Worth,” he...
July 2, 2023
Father follows in son’s footsteps in TSTC’s Biomedical Equipment Technology program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – U.S. Army veteran Adrian Yanez worked as a truck driver for more than 20 years. After a career on the open road, he pursued an education at Texas State Technical College, where he graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Networking and Security Technology in 2012. “I helped people...
July 2, 2023
TSTC Nursing alumnus gives back to area hospital
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Jesus Herrera will never forget when his young daughter was being treated in the intensive care unit at Valley Baptist Medical Center for a rare medical condition. His daughter improved, and the patient care provided by the nurses inspired Herrera to pursue an education in health care at Texas State Technical College’s...
June 12, 2023
TSTC grad blessed by dream job at area utility company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Lineworkers have a prime responsibility to uphold by guaranteeing that customers are provided with electricity year-round, and Texas State Technical College Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology alumnus Ernesto Hernandez finds great pride in that accountability. The effort that he provides as a lineworker apprentice in his dream job with Magic Valley Electric...
June 12, 2023
TSTC alumnus finds success at major engineering, planning and environmental services firm
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College alumnus Ulises Perez recalls when at a young age he would observe his grandfather’s craftsmanship as a homebuilder in Mexico. “I found his homebuilding process fascinating,” he said. That fascination, combined with Perez’s interest in fixing household objects when he was growing up, informed his later interest in...
June 12, 2023
TSTC Maritime Welding students benefit from instructor’s training, experience
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – When Texas State Technical College Welding Technology alumnus Samuel Grimaldo accepted a job as the Maritime Welding instructor in TSTC’s Workforce Training and Continuing Education program, he did not anticipate the influence that his experience would have on the students. “I teach shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux core...
May 29, 2023
TSTC alums find success with business venture as independent contractors
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – When professional heating, ventilation and air conditioning services are requested by businesses, Javier Garcia and Carlos Ortega are ready to provide their skills. The two graduates of Texas State Technical College’s HVAC Technology program founded Apex Automation LLC in 2022. The company offers industrial and commercial automation that is used in such...
May 19, 2023
TSTC program helps provide environmental safety technicians for West Texas industries
(ABILENE, Texas) – With several industries calling West Texas home, environmental safety technicians are in high demand. To train these technicians, Texas State Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree, certificates of completion, and an occupational skills achievement award in Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance.  Two TSTC alumni in particular know that the...
May 8, 2023
TSTC alums flourish with Houston-based biomedical equipment service company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – When repairs are needed for biomedical equipment in the Houston area, Rene Torres and Javier Valdez are ready to answer the call. Graduates of Texas State Technical College’s Biomedical Equipment Technology program, they founded iServe Biomedical in 2016. The equipment that iServe Biomedical services is used to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases...
May 1, 2023
TSTC Surgical Technology alumna finds success at area hospital
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – An operating room is where miracles can happen, and Alejandra Rubio can attest to that. The Texas State Technical College alumna began her career in 2012 as a surgical technician at McAllen’s Rio Grande Regional Hospital, where she has flourished. Rubio, of Weslaco, graduated from TSTC in 2009 with an Associate of...
March 27, 2023
TSTC alumna finds artistic outlet at area company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Mari Cruz Montoya was captivated by drawing, painting and sculpting at a young age. Little did she know that her creativity would lead to a degree from Texas State Technical College’s Drafting and Design program and eventually to a job at Cruz-Hogan Consultants, a civil engineering consulting firm. “In middle school, I...
March 6, 2023
TSTC Electrical Lineworker alum gives back as instructor
(MARSHALL, Texas) – A Texas State Technical College Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology alumnus recently returned to the college to give back as an instructor in the program. Brandon Dickerson graduated from TSTC’s Marshall campus and in September 2022 returned to become an instructor. He said one of the main reasons he wanted to teach...
February 27, 2023
TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology alumnus finds success
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College alumnus Matt Delong recently discussed his path to TSTC and to his current success. Before enrolling in TSTC’s Diesel Equipment Technology program, Delong had been living in Pennsylvania and working in a job that he said he had come to dread. Due to an injury and to...
February 27, 2023
TSTC grad and firefighter credits success to Emergency Medical Services program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – A paramedic often works side by side with firefighters to provide advanced medical support when helping a patient in a medical crisis. Texas State Technical College Emergency Medical Services alumnus Richard McLaughlin, who is a firefighter himself, has utilized his medical training to save people’s lives. “I used to live in Dallas...
February 25, 2023
TSTC alumnus knows importance of Electrical Power and Controls program
(ABILENE, Texas) – Jose Canales knows the importance of Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Power and Controls program. Canales, a member of the work management team for American Electric Power (AEP) Texas, graduated from the program and has moved his way up the company’s ladder during his 14-year career. Recently he spoke to current TSTC...
February 25, 2023
Marquez returns to TSTC to train future welders
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – Salvador Marquez has great memories of studying Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College in Waco. He wants future welders to have those same memories at the Breckenridge and Brownwood campuses. Since November, the 2016 TSTC graduate has been a Welding Technology instructor, splitting his time between teaching students at both campuses....
February 16, 2023
Recent graduate returns to TSTC’s North Texas campus to teach
(RED OAK, Texas) – An alumnus of Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus recently returned to become an instructor following his graduation. Jarrod Tawney graduated from TSTC’s North Texas’ HVAC program in September 2022 and returned to become an instructor the following semester. “I enjoy helping someone that is actually trying to better themselves...
February 13, 2023
TSTC grad climbs to new heights with job at area utility company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Restoring power caused by weather variables and other factors is a high-risk challenge, and it is a job that Texas State Technical College Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology alumnus Luis Polanco is committed to. The service that he provides as a lineman apprentice with the Brownsville Public Utilities Board gives him satisfaction....
February 3, 2023
TSTI alumnus shares how the college now known as TSTC helped kick-start his career
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College has been around a long time. Prior to 1991, TSTC was known as Texas State Technical Institute. During the college’s entire lifetime, no matter its name, graduates have been shaping the workforce of Texas and helping to lead industries into the future. Steve Abernathy is one such graduate....
January 30, 2023
TSTC Workforce Training alum finds success in welding
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Since the inception of Texas State Technical College’s Maritime Welding Workforce Training program in 2021, many alumni have found great success. One such graduate is Ezra Stieglitz, who now works as a welding instructor at an area educational institution in Harlingen. “I’ve always wanted to teach in higher education and help others...
January 23, 2023
TSTC graduate stays close to home to work in solar industry
(WACO, Texas) – Juvencio Perez, of Waco, is glad to be working in a growing field without leaving Central Texas. Perez graduated in 2022 from Texas State Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Solar Energy Technology. Within a few weeks after graduating, he began work early last fall as a solar...
January 16, 2023
TSTC HVAC alumnus eyes next step as independent contractor
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The bond between a father and son is a connection that can transform a child’s ability to learn life lessons. Texas State Technical College HVAC Technology alumnus Marco Silva treasures the relationship he has with his father because it led him to a valuable trade and the possibility of becoming an independent...
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