(HARLINGEN, Texas) – With guidance from her sister, Taryn Crow made the decision to pursue a career in the medical field. Now she is one of 28 graduates who will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology this month from Texas State Technical College.
The Los Fresnos native is grateful for how TSTC prepared her to embark on her new journey and is eager to begin her career.
Can you speak about your experience with TSTC?
My experience at TSTC was absolutely wonderful. The staff and instructors in my program helped get me to where I am today.
Do you have any favorite TSTC memories?
I loved all the events that we had and the opportunities that were presented to students. I will say, though, my favorite memories all include being a part of the Surgical Technology program. You become close with your peers and the instructors who have guided you through the semesters.
How has TSTC helped prepare you for your career?
TSTC has been very helpful in every way possible. The staff were sure to have a whole layout designed to show me exactly what I needed to do to accomplish the program I wanted to start. There are incredible resources to help guide and aid you through so that you are better prepared to take on the world.
Did you face any challenges on your journey to graduation?
Yes, I absolutely did. I am a mother and a wife, and on top of all the studying and late nights, the pandemic happened. It put a wrench into our plans for surgical technology, but we did it and came out of the program even stronger.
What has been your greatest sense of accomplishment to date?
I was able to show my son that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and goals. Here I am, graduating from an amazing program, which will allow me to be able to provide a better life for my family. The best words I will ever hear are “I am proud of you, mommy!”
What words of advice would you give to others who are about to start their journey at TSTC?
Stay focused, and do not lose sight of what is important. Whatever your dream or goal is, you will reach it. Do not be afraid to seek help when needed. There is help available in more places than you think. Above all, enjoy your time at TSTC; you will not regret it.
Registration for the fall semester is underway. To apply to TSTC, visit https://www.tstc.edu/admissions.