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Celebrate ACC Highland Groundbreaking March 27

Austin Community College will host a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, March 27, to mark the beginning of ACC’s renovation of Highland Mall.

The event takes place 10-11:30 a.m. at Highland Mall (6001 Airport Blvd.), outside the former J.C. Penney store. There will be refreshments from Highland-area vendors and live music.

RSVP for ACC Highland Groundbreaking: 223.7595 or rsvp@austincc.edu.

The event is open to the college and community; please RSVP by calling (512) 223.7595 or emailing rsvp@austincc.edu by Friday, March 22. The event will be live-streamed at austincc.edu/highland.

“ACC Highland will be a state-of-the-art learning environment and a center for expanding our partnerships in the community,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO. “This facility will serve and benefit the entire region, and we’re excited to get started on the renovation.” 

ACC began acquiring property at Highland Mall in 2010 and purchased the final component in 2012. The college’s long-term plan calls for transforming the Highland Mall site into a modern educational space and center for community and business partnerships.

The first renovation is the former J.C. Penney store, which will be used for instruction, with space dedicated to innovative learning concepts that create momentum for students to persist and complete. In particular, the Penney space will house the college’s math emporium, an open-lab model that allows students to move through developmental math curriculum at an individualized pace. It is expected to open for the fall 2014 semester.

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6 Responses to “Celebrate ACC Highland Groundbreaking March 27”

  1. Angela Jones says:

    Good day,
    I’m sure my email was read about daycare for the students and internship/fieldwork for the child development students, just haven’t not heard any response….

  2. Ronnie Williams says:

    What a great visioned experience that will soon be a reality. I will be able to get right off the train, and walk right to class. Great expectations!

  3. Hope Frausto-Raby says:

    I am so excited to have a Highland Mall Center College and I invision lots of students and a wonderful FOOD COURT! Jobs for students….

  4. Rhejeanne Bermudez says:

    I would love the opportunity to be there for this exciting chapter of ACC, Austin. I am a student, an older student and I am grateful for your school. I know I know I will be graduating from your school.