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Donate to luggage drive for foster care alumni by May 9

Posted on Wed, 04/24/2019 - 2:45pm

Donations are now being accepted for Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transition from foster care. “Being a foster kid has many challenges that other kids often don't experience. When you are shuffled from place to... Continue reading


ACC celebrates largest contingent at regional College Signing Day

Posted on Tue, 04/23/2019 - 4:20pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the fifth annual Central Texas College Signing Day with one of the largest contingents among colleges and universities represented, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, April 26 at Concordia University (11400... Continue reading


2019 ACC Eco Bag Art Contest

ACC graphic design student wins 2019 Eco Bag art contest

Posted on Tue, 04/23/2019 - 8:22am

ACC graphic design student Melanie Sutherland won the 2019 Eco Bag Art contest. Nearly 20 designs were submitted for the sixth annual Student Eco Bag Design Contest. Faculty, staff, and students selected Sutherland’s design through districtwide... Continue reading


ACC hosts Astronaut Stephanie Wilson & NASA’s Destination Station, 4/24.

Posted on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and the NASA Drive to Explore mobile exhibit, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at ACC Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The event is part of NASA’s Destination Station... Continue reading


ACC explores global hunger at Global Issues Spring Speaker series

Posted on Tue, 04/16/2019 - 8:43am

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global hunger at the 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series Wednesday, April 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3101 Webberville Rd.).  ACC Philosophy adjunct professor Dr. Linda... Continue reading


ACC hosts 13th annual Día de la Familia Festival, 4/27

Posted on Tue, 04/16/2019 - 8:19am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 13th annual Dí­a de la Familia Festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The interactive, family-friendly event celebrates Mexican-American... Continue reading


ACC named nation’s first Adobe Creative community college

Posted on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 4:50pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is the first community college in the nation to be designated as an Adobe Creative Campus. The entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite will be available to ACC staff, students, and faculty at no-to-minimal cost, starting... Continue reading


Annual CPPPS fundraiser examines future of Texas public school finance

Posted on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 4:35pm

Austin Community College's Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) explores the future of public school finance at its annual Building Tomorrow's Leaders fundraiser luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Sheraton... Continue reading


Earth Week 2019

ACC celebrates Earth Week April 22-26. Explore events districtwide.

Posted on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with dozens of events districtwide April 22 to April 26, with pre-party events starting Saturday, April 13. "We are so excited to host ACC's largest Earth Week yet with... Continue reading


ACC hosts 8th Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium

Posted on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:47am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a day of art, music, and discussion focused on peace and conflict transformation at its 8th Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Eastview Campus, Building... Continue reading


Stephanie Long

Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Long

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:58pm

Stephanie Long has worked in the heat of the Mojave Desert and through a blizzard in Wyoming but, given the choice to work anywhere in the world, she would prefer to stay here in Austin. "There are so many unique opportunities to contribute to the... Continue reading


Congratulations March Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:46pm

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


Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: April 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:22pm

Highland Campus Phase 2 Construction crews continue work on Highland Campus Phase 2. Structural steel erection was completed in February. Shoring and formwork for the connector bridge and social stair foundation at the paseo have started. The paseo... Continue reading


Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud available to students, faculty, and staff at no-to-minimal cost

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:03pm

Austin Community College (ACC) has been selected as an Adobe Creative Campus, which means students, faculty, and staff will have access to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite for no-to-minimal cost starting Monday, April 15. Under the agreement,... Continue reading


Curtiss Stevens, ACCelerators executive director

From the Student Affairs VP: ACCelerators thrive with the help of President’s Leadership Excellence Award winner

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 11:49am

The President's Leadership Excellence Award is given to staff who have shown outstanding leadership, service and dedication to Austin Community College that has gone beyond the duties listed in their job description. Among the recipients this year,... Continue reading


Month-in-Review: March 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:45am

Spring Food DriveAustin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff collected a total of 2,262 pounds of food during the Spring Food Drive in February. Anyone who missed out can still donate to any Student Life office year-round. Read more here.... Continue reading


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Earning As: April 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:57am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Haydee Victoria Suescum, Art professor, celebrated the installation of one of her... Continue reading


ACC President's Podcast

President’s Podcast: ACC's Strategic Plan: Dedicated to Every Student's Success

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:11am

Developed in collaboration with our community, ACC’s Strategic Plan ensures all areas of the college remain focused on developing strategies to reach common goals and improve student success.  ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses the... Continue reading


ACC showcases high-skilled careers at Applied Tech Open House

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 8:58am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites prospective students and their families to learn about high-skilled careers and training opportunities at the ninth annual Applied Tech Open House 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Round Rock Campus,... Continue reading


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Equity Advocates Town Hall: Helping DACA students thrive

Posted on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:19pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an Equity Advocates town hall meeting to explore and discuss issues and resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligible students 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Riverside Campus,... Continue reading


Support student scholarships at inaugural Riverbat Paddle Battle

Posted on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 9:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) and American Constructors co-host the inaugural Riverbat Paddle Battle supporting ACC student scholarships 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Rowing Dock on Lady Bird Lake (2481 Stratford Dr.). “Nothing is... Continue reading


Forging a career: ACC student follows passion to become better engineer

Posted on Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:51pm

Sparks of light cascade around the welding technology lab at Round Rock Campus. It’s often seen as a predominantly male profession, but Rebecca Giuntoli is breaking that perception. The University of Texas at Austin sophomore is majoring in... Continue reading


ACC to evaluate selling portion of Pinnacle Campus property

Posted on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 1:35pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will explore opportunities to sell the Pinnacle Campus building and the nine acres it sits on in Southwest Austin. The remaining 46 acres are not for sale because the college wants the option to build on... Continue reading


Fulbright Scholar Seal 2018-19

ACC named top Fulbright U.S. Scholars college

Posted on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:48pm

Austin Community College (ACC) has been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2018-2019 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ACC is the only community college in Texas to be awarded this designation. "A Fulbright Scholar Grant is a... Continue reading


ACC Casting Call

Calling all Riverbats to share their ACC story

Posted on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 11:00am

Austin Community College (ACC) is casting students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college who want to show their Riverbat pride. The college is hosting a casting call 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at ACC Highland, Building 4000... Continue reading


ACC job fair connects students with 1,000+ career opportunities

Posted on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:27am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). “Sometimes all it takes is... Continue reading


ACC expands Vocational Nursing program with evening and weekend courses

Posted on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:43am

Austin Community College (ACC) expands its vocational nursing program with new evening and weekend classes to accommodate students’ busy schedules. The new program option begins fall 2019. Applications are accepted through April 19.... Continue reading


Summer registration at ACC

Time to register for summer classes

Posted on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 3:08pm

Reach your goals faster with summer classes at Austin Community College (ACC). Registration opens April 1 for current and former students and April 15 for new students. "Taking classes over the summer break can help students get ahead and save... Continue reading


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ACC hosts town hall to explore college programs for high school students

Posted on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:39am

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on the importance of getting students of color to start college while in high school. The Building Bridges town hall event is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Millennium Youth... Continue reading


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 celebrates different cultures with International Festival 2019

Posted on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 2:13pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and their families to celebrate culture, art, religion, business, and language from across the globe at the second annual International Festival 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at ACC Highland,... Continue reading


March Progress Report: Framing and MEP continues at ACC Highland and Rio Grande campuses

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:34pm

At ACC Highland Phase 2, construction teams continue work on framing, steel erection, and the exterior shell. Exterior window installation also continues, along with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work.  12-18-2018 aerial HLC2 (1).... Continue reading


More than 2,200 join ACC at first SXSW showcase

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Texas leaders joined together at The Promiseland Project Presents: The Skill-Up Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) to dispel negative stigmas around skilled careers, elevate the value of a two-year education,... Continue reading


ACC hosts second annual Boots & Bats Gala 11/2

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:57pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host its second annual Boots & Bats Gala supporting student scholarships on Saturday, November 2, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). “We’re excited to bring back this... 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


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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


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


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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


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