STC STARR CAMPUS HOSTS NOCHE DE FAMILIA
STC Starr Campus Hosts Noche de Familia
STC Starr Campus Ascender’s Noche de Familia was held on October 17th. It was “the epitome of validation for students and their families” according to Dr. Anna B. Alaniz. The Ascender Club President, Karen Garcia, and the Secretary, Axel Martinez, welcomed parents. Dr. Arturo Montiel, campus administrator, welcomed the parents as well and gave recognition to the Ascender program’s success on campus. Dr. Alaniz presented on Ascender’s mission and components as well as the promise it has to CTN students to provide them with ongoing support beyond Semesters 1 and 2. The keynote speaker, Mr. Luis Corpus, South Texas College art instructor and artist, shared his experiences to reach success despite his humble beginnings and his experience as a first-generation college attendee. Following Ascender’s training recommendation to close class or presentations with an offering, Dr. Alaniz presented a video with student pictures and strong lines from their writings. Each student also presented a framed poem titled, “Who Am I” to their parents.