TSC tutor found herself by helping others

Texas Southmost College took college mathematics tutor and student Delia Hernandez from a first-generation high school graduate to a first-generation college graduate – an achievement she never thought possible.

“I’ll be honest, I never planned on going to college. I was going to move to Mexico with my dad and let him dictate my future,” said the Brownsville native. “I never applied myself as a student in high school and not knowing what I wanted to do discouraged me from even thinking about it.”

TSC Respiratory Care Science program alum Suzette Sanchez.Delia Hernandez is an algebra tutor at Texas Southmost College. She earned her associate degree in General Studies from the college in 2019.

Brownsville dropout gets second chance at career in health care

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at Texas Southmost College is a step in the right direction toward a career in health care for many lower Rio Grande Valley high school and adult education students like Michael Ybarra.

After leaving high school in the 11th grade and working a series of dead-end retail jobs, TSC gave this 29-year-old hope for his future when he received his certificate in 2019.

Texas Southmost College.Texas Southmost College’s Certified Nursing Assistant program works in collaboration with the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) Adult Education program and Los Fresnos High School to train their students in becoming certified nursing assistants.

Mentorship: TSC nursing grad gives back to the community

Texas Southmost College alumnus Julio Gonzalez has worked in the nursing profession for the last two decades, but never forgetting where he started, he is also giving back by mentoring the future generations of nurses.

The 48-year-old is the director of Infection Prevention, Clinical Operations and Assisted Living for Spanish Meadows in Brownsville where he has worked since 1998 and also serves on TSC’s Nursing advisory committee.

TSC Respiratory Care Science program alum Suzette Sanchez.Texas Southmost College nursing alumnus Julio Gonzalez is the director of Infection Prevention, Clinical Operations and Assisted Living for Spanish Meadows in Brownsville and is also a TSC Nursing advisory committee member, mentoring young nurses coming into the profession.

TSC’s first commercial roofing graduates all hired by industry partner

It took one Facebook post to turn Andres Garza’s life around with a new career and financial security.

The 22-year-old is part of the first graduating class from the newly introduced Commercial Roofing Pre-Apprentice program at Texas Southmost College.

Texas Southmost College.TSC’s Commercial Roofing Pre-Apprentice program celebrated its first graduates with a hiring day and graduation ceremony with industry partner Schwickert’s Tecta America.

TSC offers the community free law and finance lessons

Immigration law, family law and identity theft are some of the hot topics that Texas Southmost College is covering during its free law and financial lessons hosted by the TSC Workforce Training and Continuing Education Academy of Lifelong Learning.

These virtual lessons are free and open to the public with the goal of educating the community on pertinent law facts and financial literacy.

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