Good evening, everyone. My name is Victor Perez and I am the founding board president of the Pharr EDC Foundation, and executive director of the Pharr Economic Development Corporation. I would like to start off by saying thank you to...
With the retirement of South Texas College’s Founding President, Dr. Shirley A. Reed, we find ourselves at a very important moment for the future of our esteemed institution.  Dr. Reed, who served as the College’s first president, was integral in...
EDINBURG, Texas - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced that it will expand its Campus Food Insecurity Initiative in January to include a fresh produce cooperative.  Jayshree Bhat, assistant vice president of professional education and workforce development for...
EDINBURG, Texas - The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a request from UT-Rio Grande Valley to create a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with a major in Podiatric Medicine, for the UTRGV School of Podiatry.  Podiatry or podiatric medicine...
MCALLEN, Texas - A senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has offered his praise for Dr. Shirley A. Reed, the outgoing president of South Texas College. Reed announced her retirement at STC’s board meeting on Tuesday....
EDINBURG, Texas - Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday to recognize and donate to the college’s food insecurity initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic. Mike Beatty, director of the USDA...
Student debt has been a growing problem for years and needs to be thoughtfully addressed. Recently, there have been calls for some type of uniform debt relief as part of a stimulus package. That is not the best solution. Many...
This fall, I am visiting Google Meets classrooms to deliver college access services, like essay writing and financial aid seminars, for high school seniors.  A former teacher myself, I sympathize with educators grappling with remote education. Yet at 27-years-old, I...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - South Texas Vocational Technical Institute is moving its Brownsville, McAllen and Weslaco campuses into new and improved facilities this month. STVT says the move will provide students an upgraded learning experience as they train for their future...
More young Americans than ever are getting the message that it is important to put themselves on a career path involving science, technology, engineering or math, also known as STEM. That’s good news for our country. After all, the White...

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