College Connection
Honors and Awards

Finalist, Bellwether Legacy Award, 2014

Bellwether College Consortium, 2014

Center picture under Conference Pictures, Dean Mellissa Curtis with Conference Leaders,

Austin Community College was finalist for Bellwether Legacy Award, 2014

Highlighting what community colleges accomplish every day, The Bellwether College consortium promotes effective postsecondary programs for replications at higher education institutions across the nation, and actively positions college to pursue various funding opportunities.

Innovation of the Year, 2009, League for Innovation

Innovation of the Year Awards, 2009

Every year the League honors outstanding innovations which have been recognized by member institutions as Innovations of the Year. These innovations represent capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded.

Bellwether Award 2007

IHE names winners of Bellwether Award, 2007

The Bellwether Awards annually recognize outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 2006 Star Award

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Star Award, 2006

  • An outstanding contribution to achieving the goals and targets established in Closing the Gaps
  • At least two years of successful outcomes, with benchmarks that allow progress to be monitored and evaluated.
  • A history of excellence in academic instruction, student support services or partnerships (with other institutions, the business community, or the public community) that clearly contribute to achieving the goals and targets established in Closing the Gaps.

Semi-Finalist, Excelencia in Education 2006

Excelencial in Education

Launched in 2005, the Examples of Excelencia initiative is designed to help increase the higher education achievement levels of the Latino population. The initiative identifies and honors programs and departments at the forefront of increasing academic opportunities and improving achievement for Latino students at the Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate levels.