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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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July 19, 2024
TSTC students learn about working at North American Substation Services during employer spotlight
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Some students in Texas State Technical College’s Automation and Controls Technology program recently learned what it would be like to work at North American Substation Services (NASS) during an employer spotlight held at TSTC’s Marshall campus. NASS is currently the largest substation maintenance company in the United States. Kris Guilliams, the company’s...
July 12, 2024
TSTC degree helps alumnus achieve career dream at HOLT CAT
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Autry Adams knew that he wanted to work on Caterpillar machinery since high school, but attending Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus showed him that getting there could be half the fun. In 2007, Adams graduated with not only an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Equipment Technology, but also a...
July 10, 2024
TSTC graduate places second at the 2024 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College graduate Juan Cerda left the recent 2024 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, with a silver medal around his neck. The Longview resident had already competed in the conference’s CNC (computer numerical control) 2-Axis Turning Programmer category in 2023, coming in fourth. This year he...
July 3, 2024
Recent East Texas storms put Electrical Lineworker graduates to the test
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus trains an average of 100 graduates a year to help restore power after storms like the ones that swept through East Texas in May.  “It seemed like every time we’d get repaired and ready to have some normal...
June 26, 2024
TSTC graduate continues grandfather’s lineworker legacy
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The Career Services department at Texas State Technical College recently estimated that Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) has hired about 90 of the college’s Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology graduates in the last 10 years. One of those graduates is Marshall native Ryan Hall, who followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and became...
June 21, 2024
TSTC graduate, now associate provost, has long history with the college
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College graduate Nathan Cleveland seemed destined to be a machinist from an early age. No one could have predicted that someday he would become associate provost at the college’s Marshall campus. Cleveland said growing up in a family interested in science, technology, engineering and math gave him and his...
June 19, 2024
Want to know about to-go boxes? Just ask these TSTC Industrial Systems grads
(MARSHALL, Texas) – When restaurant customers are handed to-go boxes for their leftovers, most do not know where the boxes come from.  But Texas State Technical College Industrial Systems graduates Hunter Burney and Matthew Ham know all about them. Both are employees at food service packaging manufacturer Genpak’s Carthage plant, which ships out an average...
June 13, 2024
Personal challenges strengthen TSTC Chemical Dependency Counseling instructors’ resolve to help others
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Three Texas State Technical College graduates, Ivy Delong, Amy Gonzales and Jamie Thompson, proved that the path to success can be found even in the hardest of times and now are instructors for the college’s Chemical Dependency Counseling program. Connie Schaaf, director of alignment and program team lead for the program, said...
June 9, 2024
TSTC degrees lead husband and wife to jobs with wind turbine manufacturer
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Ruben Lopez and Reyna Cardenas-Lopez are not a typical married couple. Not only did they recently graduate together from Texas State Technical College with associate degrees in Wind Energy Technology, but they also found jobs before they graduated with German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group and are helping with its installation of...
June 9, 2024
Air Force veteran and TSTC graduate finds job success with state military organization
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Juan Dominguez knew he would find his niche in the Texas workforce after serving for 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, but first he had to figure out what he wanted to do. Dominguez said he became interested in the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning after being introduced to...
June 6, 2024
TSTC graduate’s welding career takes off with Komatsu
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Growing up, Keviyhon Pauley’s interest in animals led him to believe that he would one day become a veterinarian. However, his high school agriculture classes helped him find his true calling: welding. The Laneville native chose to pursue the Welding Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location, where he received...
June 2, 2024
TSTC graduate starts pet care business venture
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Holly Hargrove is putting her skills to work in her Harlingen-based business venture, Ruffin’ It Pet Resort. “It’s a 24/7 luxury pet care boarding facility,” Hargrove, who recently graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management Technology at Texas State Technical College, said. “We aim to provide quality pet...
June 2, 2024
TSTC graduate prospers with Harlingen welding company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – As a child, Joshua Joel Anstead was fascinated with doing hands-on projects in his backyard. Years later, he was introduced to welding by a friend and it would spark a career interest. Anstead, who earned a certificate of completion in Welding Advanced Pipe Specialization from Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen location in...
May 31, 2024
TSTC graduate’s job takes him across the country
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Marshall native Kris Guilliams now enjoys traveling as part of his job. But back when he was thinking about where to go to college, the idea of a long commute did not appeal to him. A cousin suggested that he look at Texas State Technical College. “It was close to the house,”...
May 26, 2024
Trio of TSTC Dental Hygiene grads excited about new jobs
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Recent Texas State Technical College Dental Hygiene graduates Robert Barajas, Brianda Pena and Laura Trevino are committed to providing the best dental care possible in their new jobs. Barajas, of Mission, and Pena, of Palmview, were hired as traveling dental hygienists with Team Placement Staffing Services in Austin. Trevino, of San Benito,...
May 24, 2024
TSTC graduate and professional machinist says his kids are his driving force
(MARSHALL, Texas) – When Rolando Trevino was laid off from his job in railroad manufacturing, he decided to find a new way to provide for his family. So he joined the Precision Machining Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location. “I’ve always seen that the people who went for machining were paid more,...
May 23, 2024
Military veteran and TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology graduate refuses to ‘just get by’
(MARSHALL, Texas) – After serving in Iraq left him disabled in 2008, U.S. Army veteran Robert DeWare, of Jefferson, had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. “I had nothing; I was struggling to survive and didn’t know which way to go,” DeWare recently said. “I can remember losing my house, getting my truck repossessed....
May 19, 2024
TSTC graduate joins emergency medical services workforce as paramedic
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – When demand for health care professionals increased during the pandemic, Francisco Loza heard the call and decided to help. He enrolled in the Emergency Medical Services program at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen location, where he was awarded a certificate of completion in Emergency Medical Services – EMT in 2023, followed by...
May 19, 2024
TSTC Biomedical Equipment Technology graduate to begin new chapter in Beehive State
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Recent Texas State Technical College graduate Suhey Flores is taking her passion for the medical field to Utah, where she was offered a job with XOtech LLC. “I was hired as a biomedical technician in Ogden, Utah,” the Brownsville native said. “It feels nice to start my career and begin a new...
May 12, 2024
TSTC Nursing student follows in mother’s career pathway
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – A pledge to patient care is a bond that Illiana Rodriguez shares with her mother, Celina Romo, as Rodriguez pursues a medical education at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen location just as her mother did. Their dedication to health care is one of the reasons why they and others like them are...
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...
May 8, 2024
For two TSTC graduates, perseverance was key to completing nursing program
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Jackie Mayfield and Benita Sparrow each made a commitment to graduate from Texas State Technical College. The LVN to RN Transition Nursing Program graduates had time to think about that commitment every time they started their vehicles to begin the trip to Sweetwater while they were students. Mayfield drove 350 miles one...
May 5, 2024
Muralist and TSTC graduate thrives with area media venture
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – When Texas State Technical College graduate Aristeo Castillo was first introduced to graffiti art, it put him on a trajectory to becoming a muralist and eventually founding his own Harlingen-based company, Slate Media. “I enjoyed seeing the various styles of graffiti art when I was a teenager,” he said. “I started to...
May 3, 2024
TSTC’s Marshall location honors 46 graduates at commencement
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Marshall’s Memorial City Hall was filled with applause on Friday, May 3, as 46 students from Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location became graduates. Each one received either their certificate of completion or their Associate of Applied Science degree. “I look forward to seeing you become the best in your chosen career...
May 2, 2024
TSTC alumna named finalist for Abilene’s New Business of the Year
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College alumna Caitlin Wallace-Bruno said she was surprised to learn that her restaurant had been nominated for the Abilene Chamber of Commerce’s New Business of the Year award. “It was an even bigger shock when I learned I was one of three finalists,” said the 2018 Culinary Arts graduate...
April 26, 2024
TSTC student becomes technology director for Elysian Fields ISD
(MARSHALL, Texas) – For Marshall resident Deanna Anders, graduating from Elysian Fields High School was only the beginning of her history with the Elysian Fields Independent School District. She returned to the school district to teach, but she knew that she could push her career further. “I am a big fan of the user end...
April 17, 2024
TSTC graduate becomes youngest field service technician at Sunstate Equipment in Balch Springs
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The first time that Terrance “TJ” Holland, of Wills Point, attended a job fair at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location, he came across Sunstate Equipment. He now works for the construction rental company’s Balch Springs branch as its youngest field service technician.  Holland, a graduate of TSTC’s Diesel Equipment Technology program,...
April 11, 2024
TSTC graduate returns to college to improve his family business
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Marshall native Henry Wells joined the Drafting and Design program at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location after opening his family’s dream business, Wells Enterprises Unlimited LLC. “We wanted to build affordable houses,” he said. “That’s where TSTC came into play.” Wells had already graduated from TSTC before, earning an Associate of...
March 24, 2024
TSTI graduate leads by example in training technicians at semiconductor manufacturer
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – 1988 was a good year for Arturo Martinez. That was when he earned his associate degree in Electronics Technology at Texas State Technical Institute, now Texas State Technical College. Since then, Martinez has gone on to enjoy a 25-year career at Qorvo, a semiconductor manufacturer, at the company’s location in Richardson, Texas....
March 3, 2024
Phlebotomist makes career U-turn, gets TSTC Automotive Technology degree
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Sometimes it takes a while for someone to realize that a job is just not for them. For six years Samuel Gonzales worked as a medical phlebotomist but was not especially happy. Then one day he had an “aha!” moment and decided to pursue an automotive education at Texas State Technical College....
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