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Fall commencement features IT expert & CEO

Fall commencement features IT expert & CEO
Austin Community College will host its fall commencement ceremony 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). Featured speaker is Victor Hwang, CEO and co-founder of T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley firm that mentors and builds startup companies and designs ecosystems to...

Watch the RN-to-BSN information session live

Watch the RN-to-BSN information session live
Watch the livestream of our RN-to-BSN information session, hosted by the Austin Community College Health Sciences Division. Six universities will speak to associate degree nursing students on how to transfer ACC credits and complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The information session begins at 1 p.m....

Arts & Humanities showcases ‘Create’ in 2014-15 season

Arts & Humanities showcases ‘Create’ in 2014-15 season
“Create” is the focus of Austin Community College’s 2014-2015 arts and humanities season beginning in September. The theme was chosen to reflect the activities and energy of the Arts & Humanities Division, says Lyman Grant, dean of the division. “Create is what we do,” he says. “We foster...

ACC closed Monday in observance of Labor Day

ACC closed Monday in observance of Labor Day
Austin Community College  is closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.  The college resumes regular hours on Tuesday, September 2. Campuses that have Saturday hours are on regular schedule August 30-31. Anyone needing ACC District Police or other essential services on Monday should call (512)...

ACC Highland celebration Aug. 27: Update & other details

ACC Highland celebration Aug. 27: Update & other details
Something exciting is happening at the ACC Highland Campus! Here are updated details on Wednesday’s grand opening celebration. We have marching bands, mascots,  #iamacc photo shoots, refreshments, campus tours, livestream webcasting, and a slate of distinguished speakers that includes NASA flight surgeon...

Celebrate Highland Campus grand opening August 27

Celebrate Highland Campus grand opening August 27
The community is invited to attend a grand opening celebration of the Austin Community College Highland Campus, 6101 Airport Blvd., from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 27. “This is a great opportunity to see the transformation of Highland into a state-of-the-art center for learning,” says Dr. Richard...

ACC student/fitness trainer outruns troubled start

ACC student/fitness trainer outruns troubled start
‘There is no strength without struggle. I’ve held onto that my whole life.’ Joseph Williams’ bootstraps are attached to running shoes. A lifelong athlete, the former Austin Community College student, licensed massage therapist, and certified personal trainer pulled himself out of poverty and...

Free classes help adults start college; applications due August 15

Free classes help adults start college; applications due August 15
Enrollment is under way for Austin Community College’s Transitions Program, a free college preparation course for adults. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday, August 15. Transitions helps high school graduates and GED earners develop and reinforce skills in reading, writing, and math. The program...

Learning community pairs developmental writing, speech classes

Learning community pairs developmental writing, speech classes
Want to improve your writing skills and public speaking ability at the same time? This fall, ACC is offering a new opportunity for students to complete their developmental writing requirements while taking a college-level speech course. The program pairs Writing Skills III (DEVW 0330) and Public Speaking...

Professor equips students with tools for success

Professor equips students with tools for success
Raymond Gerson, adjunct professor of student development at Austin Community College, wrote the book on succeeding in college — literally. His book, “Achieve College Success: Learn How in 20 Hours or Less,” is used in college readiness courses at ACC and elsewhere. Not bad for someone who once was told...

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