McALLEN, RGV – Dr. Shirley Reed did not get to speak publicly at last Wednesday’s articulation agreement between South Texas College and Texas A&M University Health Science Center.

However, the STC president was present to sign the document. Under the agreement, TAMHSC School of Public Health and South Texas College will launch an undergraduate program to help students earn a bachelor of science in public health.

Reed has provided the Rio Grande Guardian with these remarks:

“This articulation agreement allows students to spend two years at South Texas College and transfer to Texas A&M Health Science Center’s new bachelor’s program in public health. It’s a great opportunity for students interested in the public health field with high demand and tremendous need in the Valley and throughout Texas.

“This is one of many articulation agreements we have with Texas A&M. Our relationship began in 2000 when the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine provided an opportunity for the very best South Texas College students to get advanced admissions into medical school. We then went on to articulate our associate degree in nursing to Texas A&M’s bachelor’s degree in nursing.”

“These are strong articulation agreements, and it’s just the beginning. The Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health is located adjacent to the South Texas College Nursing & Allied Health Campus. The expansion South Texas College is planning right next door is going to provide many more opportunities to collaborate and work together for the benefit of the entire region.”

Click here to read the Rio Grande Guardian’s story of the ceremony, including remarks by Dr. Brett Giroir, CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Editor’s Note: The above photo shows Dr. Dean Maddock, dean of the school of public health at Texas A&M University Health Science Center, and Dr. Shirley A. Reed, president of South Texas College, embrace after the STC-TAMHSC articulation agreement was signed.