Business and Community

Category: Business and Community

Spring break

ACC closed for spring break 3/18 - 3/24

Posted on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:05am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 25. Graduation applications are still being accepted. Students may apply at austincc.edu/... Continue reading


ACC’s Child Watch Drop-In Center expands to serve more children

Posted on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and the YMCA of Austin are expanding services at the new Child Watch Drop-In Center at ACC Highland to serve more children. “Juggling parenthood and an education can be difficult,” says Steve Christopher, Student... Continue reading


Global Issues Speaker Series

ACC examines climate change in Global Issues Speaker Series

Posted on Sun, 03/10/2019 - 1:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global climate change as part of the college's 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC's International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eastview... Continue reading


ACC joins local & state leaders to tackle workforce gaps at SXSW

Posted on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) partners with local and state leaders to examine the importance of higher education in closing workforce gaps with a two-day SXSW festival Sunday, March 10, and Monday, March 11. The Promiseland Project Presents: The... Continue reading


ACC discusses the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:27am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts panel discussions to examine new ways of supporting student success through the college's Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The events will be held Friday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to... Continue reading


Nicole Maines

ACC hosts Supergirl actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines

Posted on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:26am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to a conversation with actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the ACC Highland Campus, Building 1000 Social Staircase (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). Maines, 21, stars as... Continue reading


March 2019 Building Bridges

ACC panel discusses equity-minded instructional practices

Posted on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:55pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on curriculum changes to engage underserved populations from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at 1709 E. 12th Street. The panel will share equity-minded instructional practices and provide... Continue reading


Anita Walker Brewer Howard

Anita Brewer Howard: Austin & ACC Lose a Legend

Posted on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:29pm

Austin icon, Anita Walker Brewer Howard, is remembered as a trailblazer. One of the first female reporters at the Austin American-Statesman and Austin Community College’s first public information officer, Howard inspired hope and success. She... Continue reading


ACC celebrates saving textbook costs with Open Education Week

Posted on Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:21pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Open Education Week, March 4-8, by highlighting the millions of dollars students have saved by taking Z-Degree classes. Z-Degree classes use zero-cost learning materials and open education resources (OER... Continue reading


Eleni Kapasaki, Fairway 5K, Physical Therapist Assistant

Single Mother of 5 strides forward with help from Fairway 5K scholarship

Posted on Thu, 02/28/2019 - 2:19pm

In the midst of her second year, Eleni Kapasaki found herself needing a little extra boost. As a student in  ACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, she was balancing school, work, and family. “I’m raising five girls, and I want them to... Continue reading


ACC hosts information sessions for RN-to-BSN bachelor’s degree program

Posted on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:52pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will host two information sessions as the application deadline for the RN-to-BSN program approaches. ACC’s RN-to-BSN program is the only one of its kind in Central Texas. The program includes hybrid and face-to-face... Continue reading


Amplify Mariah

Support student scholarships during Amplify Austin 2019

Posted on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 4:13pm

Help raise $5,000 for student scholarships during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving, from 6 p.m. Thursday, February 28, through 6 p.m. Friday, March 1. ACC's Alumni Network is participating in Amplify Austin to raise support... Continue reading


Clarence Watson

ACC talks Black History Month: Clarence Watson

Posted on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:52am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Clarence Watson, an ACC Social Work student and student liason. He... Continue reading


ACC hosts Financial Aid Week March 5 to 9

Posted on Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:56am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students to Financial Aid Week March 5 through 9 to learn about support and resources available to help pay for college. Hosted by the Financial Aid Office, the events begin with an information session noon to... Continue reading


ACC hosts 5th annual Fairway 5k supporting student scholarships

Posted on Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:41am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to lace up their running shoes to help support ACC students at the annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). ... Continue reading


ACC talks Black History Month: Marcus McQuirter

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 3:30pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Marcus McQuirter, the chair of ACC’s Drama Department. He received... Continue reading


Message from the Equity in Faculty Hiring Committee

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:44pm

The Austin metropolitan area is vibrant and complex. Our student body reflects this diversity and to ensure that we meet their needs, Austin Community College (ACC) has committed to efforts that foster equity-mindedness across the institution. These... Continue reading


ACC selects site for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:02pm

Austin Community College (ACC) selected a site at its Rio Grande Campus to serve as the college's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The multiyear initiative is designed to educate and examine the effects of racism,... Continue reading


Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: February 2019

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:37am

Austin Community College (ACC) continues to move forward on phase 2 of the Highland Mall redevelopment and the renovation of Rio Grande Campus. Both projects are part of the capital improvement projects approved by district voters in the November... Continue reading


Feb 2019 Food Drive

ACC spring food drive helps tackle student hunger

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:11am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a spring food drive in February to support on-campus food banks for students. "Food insecurity is an issue many of our students face," says Dr. Virginia Fraire, ACC vice president of student affairs. "When... Continue reading


Congratulations January Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:28am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress... Continue reading


Community College Day students with Kirk Watson

Month-in-Review: February 2019

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:15am

Now Open! | Child Watch Drop-In Center: Austin Community College students can receive drop-in care for their children ages 3 to 12 as part of a program offered by the YMCA of Austin at the ACC Highland Campus. Learn more > Jan. 18 | January... Continue reading


Be Still My Heart by Kathy Dunn Hamrick

Earning A's: February 2019

Posted on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:27pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Be Still, My Heart, choreographed by Kathy Dunn Hamrick, adjunct faculty of dance,... Continue reading


ACC hosts three panelists for Women in IT Spring Speaker Series

Posted on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:50pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its Women in IT Spring Speaker Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).  “The lack of women... Continue reading


Chantae Recasner

ACC talks Black History Month: Chantae Recasner

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:50pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Dr. Chantae Recasner, Faculty and Instructional Development dean.... Continue reading


ACC study reveals record levels of straight-ticket voting

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:46pm

Straight-ticket voting reached a record level of 67.49 percent of ballots cast for the U.S. Senate candidates during the November 2018 general election, a more than six percentage point (pp) increase compared to the 2014 election. These findings... Continue reading


Feb 2019 Food Drive

Donate now to the ACC Food Drive

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting donations for its spring food drive during the month of February. Donations benefit the ACC Food Pantry Program. Sponsored by Student Life, the program provides canned foods and other non-perishable goods... Continue reading


ACC hosts Admiral McRaven & Ambassador Crocker for “Preventing Conflict”

Posted on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts retired Admiral William McRaven and Ambassador Ryan Crocker for “Preventing Conflict: The Role of Diplomacy and Development in Reducing Insecurity,” a conversation about lessons learned from the frontlines of... Continue reading


ACC Spring 2019 Short Semester Registration is Open

Posted on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) current and prospective students can still sign up for courses they need with short semester classes. The college offers more than 600 short semester courses. Classes are offered online and on campus on days, evenings... Continue reading


ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House

Posted on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its annual Health Sciences Open House Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000 (3101 Webberville Rd.) for prospective students and their families to explore careers in... Continue reading


RN-to-BSN Program hosts site review for accreditation

Posted on Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:55am

The ACC RN-to-BSN Nursing Program will host a site review for accreditation of its program. The public is invited to meet the site visit team and share comments about the program Thursday, February 28, at 4 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000,... Continue reading


ACC talks Black History Month: Mervin J. Jones

Posted on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:32am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Mervin J. Jones, Student Affairs dean. He has gone from serving our... Continue reading


ACC Paints New Picture: Adrienne Hodge Featured at Art Gallery

Posted on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:56pm

More than a dozen pieces of art cover the walls at Collections on the Block. The Downtown Austin art gallery invites visitors to see paintings by Adrienne Hodge and explore new worlds.  “I am a big fan of space and astronomy. It is just something... Continue reading


Chef Susan Notter pastry workshop paticipants

ACC hosts world-renowned pastry chef

Posted on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 1:49pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosted professional pastry chefs from across Texas for a special one-day workshop learning the art of edible works with prominent pastry chef Susan Notter.   Chef Notter’s professional accomplishments include winning... Continue reading


ACC talks Black History Month: Rosalind Cunningham

Posted on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 3:58pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Rosalind (Roz) Cunningham, a completion counselor at Eastview Campus.... Continue reading


ACC students push for change at Community College Day

Posted on Wed, 01/30/2019 - 4:57pm

Austin Community College (ACC) students joined hundreds of their peers for Community College Day at the State Capitol Wednesday, January 30, to push for change this legislative session. Students participated in a rally on the South Steps with... Continue reading


ACC commemorates National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 4:28pm

Austin Community College (ACC) commemorated National Day of Racial Healing Tuesday, January 22, with a series of events encouraging the community to explore culture and equity through the arts. "It's important to recognize what we share and what... Continue reading


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Congratulations December Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:58pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for December 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress... Continue reading


ACC Highland redevelopment update

Posted on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:51pm

1-10-2019 large opening HLC2.jpg Renovation work continues on ACC Highland Phase 2. Demolition of the southeast portion of the building is complete, and construction on the college’s drama and dance departments and... Continue reading


ACC & YMCA host open house for new Child Watch Drop-In Center

Posted on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:48pm

Austin Community College and the YMCA of Austin will host an open house at the new Child Watch Drop-In Center at ACC Highland Friday, January 18, from noon to 2 p.m. for those interested in exploring childcare services at the college.  Students can... Continue reading


ACC’s 2019 Legislative Priorities

Posted on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:28am

Texas Community College Day 2017_house.jpg Austin Community College's (ACC) Board of Trustees approved its initial state and federal legislative priorities for 2019 during the regular board meeting January 14. These... Continue reading


ACC approves degrees in fashion design and technical theater

Posted on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:10am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved two new associate degrees to prepare students for jobs in Austin's growing creative industry. The Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design equips students with the skills... Continue reading


ACC Board of Trustees welcome newly elected trustee

Posted on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 3:16pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees welcomed its newly elected trustee and recognized its outgoing board member during the January 14 regular session. The Honorable Gregorio Casar swore in recently elected trustee... Continue reading


ACC expands online programs as enrollment climbs

Posted on Thu, 12/20/2018 - 9:00am

Austin Community College (ACC) expands the number of online course and degree programs to increase flexible educational opportunities as enrollment climbs.   “This is the fastest growing student population at ACC. Students need more flexible options... Continue reading


Bond project construction updates: Highland and Rio Grande

Posted on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 2:30pm

ACC continues to make progress on $386 million in capital improvement projects approved by ACC District voters in the November 2014 bond election. In 2018, the college celebrated expanding to Leander with the opening of San Gabriel Campus and held... Continue reading


In Memoriam: Gus Garcia — Founding ACC Trustee

Posted on Tue, 12/18/2018 - 9:27am

The Austin Community College District honors the memory of Gustavo "Gus" Garcia, one of the seven founding members of the ACC Board of Trustees. “Mayor Garcia was a devoted friend to the college and a mentor to generations of students, alumni, and... Continue reading


Paving her own future: Ronika Allen is giving back

Posted on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 9:31am

For Ronika Allen, college was always an expectation. One she set for herself. “You have to know what you want to do with your life. That’s important to remember,” she says. She didn’t exactly know what she wanted to study, but she knew she wanted to... Continue reading


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ACC celebrates more than 3,100 students at fall commencement

Posted on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 9:27am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates during commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). When: Friday, December 14Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River... Continue reading


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ACC Board swears in re-elected Trustees Mink & Nitsch

Posted on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 7:04pm

Board of Trustees-scr (1).jpg The Austin Community College District (ACC) swore in two trustees during the board’s general meeting Monday, December 3. The Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos held the honor of swearing in... Continue reading


Celebrate the Holidays: ACC celebrates different cultures with La Chorale De Noël

Posted on Wed, 11/28/2018 - 1:23pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, their families, and the community to The Foreign Language Department’s annual French holiday celebration La Chorale De Noël, Sunday December 2 at 4 p.m. at the Northridge Campus Auditorium building... Continue reading


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