ACC Faculty and Staff

Category: ACC Faculty and Staff

Vote Now! ACC student nominated for two Austin Music Awards

Posted on Fri, 01/18/2019 - 3:01pm

It’s not unusual to grow up with dreams of becoming an astronaut, actor, or even president. For one dual-credit Austin Community College student, those childhood dreams are her reality. Madi Meeks is nominated for two Austin Music Awards from the... Continue reading


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ACC closes in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:47pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will close Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 22.  Tuesday also is the start of the college’s spring semester. Registration for spring courses... 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 course is nationally certified

Posted on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:37pm

Austin Community College (ACC) received its first nationally certified Quality Matters (QM) course, demonstrating the college’s ongoing commitment to quality online and hybrid learning. The Philosophy 1301 course, taught by Associate Professor of... Continue reading


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ACC hosts National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 1:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to explore culture and equity through the arts during National Day of Racial Healing noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101... 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


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From Bars to Barbells: ACC Grad Wins Austin Chronicle Best Personal Trainer Award

Posted on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 8:55am

In neon from head to toe and dance moves to boot, Austin Community College alumna Erica Nix tied for the Austin Chronicle’s 2018 Best in Austin Personal Trainer.  “It feels great to be appreciated and seen for the work I do in my LGBTQIA community... 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 offers extended deadline for FAFSA aid

Posted on Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:38am

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting applications for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program. The FAFSA is an online form that allows the government to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid through federal... Continue reading


Passes now available to ride Cap Metro free this spring

Posted on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 3:04pm

Green Passes for the spring 2019 semester are now available. The Green Pass offers eligible Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff unlimited rides on the Capital Metro transit system for one semester. Passes may be requested at the... Continue reading


ACC officers get shaved for pediatric cancer research fundraiser

Posted on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:50am

Austin Community College District (ACC) police officers participating in a fundraiser benefiting pediatric cancer research said goodbye to their beards in a public shaving event. The event took place at Highland Campus Friday, January 4, to... 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


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ACC voters elect new trustee to Place 8 in run-off

Posted on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 2:46pm

Stephanie Gharakhanian won the December 11 run-off election for Place 8 on the Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees. "I am excited and ready to get to work,” says Gharakhanian. “I decided to run for this position because I... 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


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Congratulations November Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:17am

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


Earning A's: Faculty and Staff achievements, activities, and accolades

Posted on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:38am

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. The Human Resources Department donated 728 cans of food for the Food Pantry for Austin Community... Continue reading


2018 Year In Review

Posted on Tue, 12/18/2018 - 4:06pm

2018 has been an eventful year for Austin Community College. The college opened one new campus and three new buildings, launched its first bachelor degree program, established exciting new partnerships, completed its website redesign, and hosted its... 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


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ACC Honors Associate Degree Nursing Program Students

Posted on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 3:41pm

Untitled design.png Austin Community College (ACC) celebrated fall graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program with a pinning ceremony Thursday, December 13, at Eastview Campus. Approximately 140 students... Continue reading


New Skills to Share: Jewelry Professor Returns from Toolbox Initiative

Posted on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 3:56pm

With a drum, jewelry, and a new outlook in hand, Jewelry Department chair and professor James Lynn returns from West Africa with knowledge to share with his students. Lynn spent more than a week in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the Toolbox Initiative,... Continue reading


Tuition payment deadline postponed due to technical issues

Posted on Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:37pm

Austin Community College has extended its December 12 spring 2019 tuition deadline to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, due to reports of payment system technical issues. No students will be dropped from classes for non-payment during this time. The... Continue reading


ACC hosts Establishing Shots fall showcase, 12/12

Posted on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:00pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and the community to ‘Establishing Shots’ Wednesday, December 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Northridge Campus (11928 Stonehollow Dr.) for a special screening of student video projects. Radio-... Continue reading


New zero-cost textbook program saves ACC students more than $2.1 million

Posted on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:04pm

Austin Community College students are saving millions of dollars in textbooks costs through new course and degree options known as Z-degrees and zero textbook cost (ZTC) classes. The courses use zero-cost learning materials called open educational... Continue reading


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Blackboard down Dec. 20-21

Posted on Thu, 12/06/2018 - 8:50am

Austin Community College’s Blackboard environment will be unavailable from 8 a.m. Thursday, December 20, until 5 p.m. Friday, December 21. During this time, users will not be able to access the system. The downtime is necessary to install major... Continue reading


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ACC delivers more than 4,300 books to Brown Santa Program

Posted on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College (ACC) delivered more than 4,300 books, puzzles, and games to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program Wednesday, December 5. Sponsored by the ACC Student Government Association, the book drive benefits children... 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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Transforming Student Services to positively impact student lives

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 2:04pm

Since the implementation of guided pathways in 2016, ACC Student Services has expanded its programs and resources to help students succeed from application to graduation, transfer, and successful entry into the workforce. Over the course of three... Continue reading


Trustee Dr. Barbara Mink reads to children on R.B. the Riverbats 8th birthday.

R.B. the Riverbat turns 8; celebrates with students and Trustee

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:56pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrated Riverbats Day on Wednesday, November 14, to commemorate the 8th birthday of the college’s beloved mascot, R.B. the Riverbat. In honor of Riverbats Day, and to promote access to higher education, the... Continue reading


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Earning A's: Faculty and staff achievements, activities, and accolades

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:48pm

Teresa Garza, M.Ed, RT(R)(MR), Associate Professor, Diagnostic Medical Imaging - Radiology, received her Master of Arts in Education with a major in Technology from Texas State University on August 10, 2018. She was honored with induction into the... Continue reading


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Month-in-Review: November 2018

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:25pm

San Marcos Goodnight Center closing after spring semester: The San Marcos Goodnight Center will close following the spring 2019 semester at the request of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD). The school district owns the... Continue reading


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Congratulations October Bravo award recipients

Posted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 1:14pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for October 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Highland... 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


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Visual Communication Department hosts Fall 2018 Student Portfolio Show

Posted on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:58am

Austin Community College invites students, employees, and the community to the Visual Communication Department’s Fall 2018 Student Portfolio Showcase 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).... Continue reading


ACC hosts Juried Student Art Exhibition

Posted on Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:46am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 2018/2019 Juried Art Exhibition featuring more than 50 works of art from ACC students including sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and painting. A reception will be... 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


Oh What Fun! ACC Faculty and Staff Holiday Party

"Oh What Fun" - Tickets on sale now for employee holiday party

Posted on Tue, 11/27/2018 - 9:53am

Share the holiday spirit with friends and colleagues at this year’s ACC faculty and staff holiday party Friday, December 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Zilker Ballroom (208 Barton Springs Rd.). Tickets are $10 each (limit two per employee) and may... Continue reading


Still time to buy from ACC Boots & Bats art auction

Posted on Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:38am

Austin Community College invites you to bid on one-of-a-kind artwork to support student scholarships. More than 25 pieces from the Boots & Bats Gala live auction are still available and now open for the community to bid on. Works include... Continue reading


ACC collects children's books for Brown Santa Program

Posted on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 8:35am

Austin Community College (ACC) is collecting donations for its annual “I Can Read!” children’s book drive benefiting the Travis County Sheriff’s Office’s Brown Santa Program for families in need. “It’s important to remember that everyone is not as... Continue reading


ACC Trustees approve election results and order Place 8 runoff

Posted on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 2:03pm

Austin Community College’s Board of Trustees approved results of the November 6 general election and called for a runoff for Place 8 during a special meeting Monday, November 19. According to the official election results, incumbent trustees Dr.... Continue reading


ACC closes for Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22. All offices and campuses will reopen Monday, November 26. During the break, Campus Police will remain available and may be reached at 512-223-7999 in... Continue reading


Share your expertise: Submit a workshop proposal for annual Learning Lab Conference by 12/7

Posted on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites faculty and staff to share their expertise or research for the annual Learning Lab Tutoring Conference. Tutoring and Beyond: Paving the Way for Student Persistence will be held Friday, February 22, at Eastview... Continue reading


ACC searches for performers for National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:33am

Austin Community College (ACC) calls for participants in observance of the National Day of Racial Healing. Falling in line with this year’s theme “What’s Your Story?”, applications from faculty, staff, and community members are being accepted to... Continue reading


Helping Hand: ACC Jewelry Department Chair joins Toolbox Initiative

Posted on Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:19pm

“I had this dream of going to West Africa, sitting down in a jeweler’s workshop, and watching these people do the amazing things they do; even with simple tools.” ACC Professor James Lynn  Armed with suitcases filled with pliers, saws, hand tools,... Continue reading


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Follow the Journey: ACC professor & students capture official COTA photos for F1

Posted on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:41pm

Since the first checkered flag waved at Formula 1 (F1) in Austin, Austin Community College (ACC) adjunct professor of photography Keith Rizzo has been there to capture every moment. On Sunday, October 21, the grandstands and grass seats at Circuit... Continue reading


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Save the date for the 2018 ACC Employee Holiday Party

Posted on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:50am

Celebrate the holiday spirit with colleagues at this year’s employee holiday party Friday, December 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel  (208 Barton Springs Rd.). Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online through ACC MarketPlace beginning November... Continue reading


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A Message From IT: Websites

Posted on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:58am

Websites at Austin Community College (ACC) are developed using several content management systems (CMS). The nature of the content of the website may determine the CMS where the website should be constructed. These include Google Sites, WordPress,... Continue reading


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