TSC Board of Trustees lowers district tax rate

The Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to lower the tax rate by 4.7% for property owners in the TSC taxing district during their regular meeting on Aug. 26.

“The TSC Board is committed to being responsible financial stewards of taxpayers’ dollars,” said TSC Board Chair Ruben Herrera. “We have lowered tuition by 40% since 2013, making college more affordable for families; we are the only institution of higher education in the Rio Grande Valley that did not lay off or furlough a single employee during the pandemic; and we are now able to also lower the tax rate, providing savings for our taxpayers.”

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TSC nursing program fills workforce gaps, supports local health care system

The nursing shortage in the Rio Grande Valley is prevalent, and with COVID-19, the demand has also exponentially increased around the state, but the Texas Southmost College Associate Degree in Nursing program is gearing up to welcome its third registered nursing cohort to meet this demand.

“Nurses are and always will be needed,” said Beth Kasprisin, TSC Associate Degree in Nursing program director. “Health care is one field where you know you will always be able to find a job. TSC is training the nurses of tomorrow and preparing them to fill the gap in our communities.”

TSC Associate Degree in Nursing students practice their skills in state-of-the-art labs that simulate a real-world hospital settings and scenarios.

TSC commercial roofing scholarship makes career goals a reality

Emanuel Rendon was traveling across the state working at different construction sites, but when he came across the Commercial Roofing Pre-Apprentice program at Texas Southmost College on Facebook, he realized this was the opportunity he had been waiting for.

“This was my chance to train for a specific trade,” said the 28-year-old. “I’m now working toward a secure, long-term career. This is exactly what I needed.”

Emmanuel Rendon received a full scholarships from TSC's Commercial Roofing program.Emanuel Rendon received a full scholarship for TSC’s Commercial Roofing program through TSC’s office of Workforce Training and Continuing Education.

From medical degree to nursing degree, Brownsville woman shifts career paths

Denise Garza is celebrating an achievement that was only a dream for as long as she can remember, and it all became reality during the Texas Southmost College Vocational Nursing pinning ceremony recently hosted on campus.

The 44-year-old said she has grown up loving everything about health and wellness and many in her class were surprised to learn that she is already a licensed medical doctor in Mexico pursuing a second career.

TSC Vocational Nursing program graduate Denise Garza.Denise Garza recently graduated from TSC’s Licensed Vocational Nursing program, a dream she said was a longtime coming.

With grant from TWC, TSC continues to reshape local economy

Texas Southmost College Workforce Training and Continuing Education is preparing the workforce of tomorrow with in-demand technical programs that produce skilled workers to meet the needs of local industry, the region and the state.

In support of the college’s efforts, the Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded TSC with a $350,000 Texas Talent Connection Grant during a check signing ceremony at the TSC Performing Arts Center. This was the second year TSC was awarded funding through this grant program.

The Texas Workforce Commission awarded Texas Southmost College with a $350,000 Texas Talent Connection Grant on Aug. 13 during a check signing ceremony at the TSC Performing Arts Center.div>

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