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Be part of something exciting; Highland Campus opens for fall classes

Be part of something exciting; Highland Campus opens for fall classes
Students enrolling at Austin Community College this fall have a new option for classes: the Highland Campus, opening Aug. 25 at 6001 Airport Boulevard. Highland Campus will be one of ACC’s largest locations, with capacity to serve 6,000 students. It will be open seven days a week and offer night and...

CPPPS Hosts Luci Baines Johnson at Annual Fundraiser Luncheon on May 7

CPPPS Hosts Luci Baines Johnson at Annual Fundraiser Luncheon on May 7
Austin Community College’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies will host Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, at its annual fundraiser luncheon on May 7. Johnson is founder and limited partner of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors and serves as a board member for organizations...

ACC introduces new core curriculum requirements & classes

ACC introduces new core curriculum requirements & classes
The core curriculum requirements have been implemented for all new students entering Austin Community College beginning in fall 2014. The new requirements reflect revised categories and classes to align with changes proposed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to streamline transfer...

Kinnser Software Donates $1 Million for Nursing Scholarships

Kinnser Software Donates $1 Million for Nursing Scholarships
Kinnser Software, a leading home health software company, is presenting the Austin Community College Foundation a total of $1 million to provide scholarships for hundreds of nursing students. The scholarship presentation was part of a summit and information session to raise awareness of the critical need...

Spring Commencement Features Renewable Energy Expert

Spring Commencement Features Renewable Energy Expert
Austin Community College will host its spring commencement ceremony 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). Featured speaker is Dr. Dan Arvizu, director and chief executive of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Spring commencement...

View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party, April 4 at Round Rock Campus

View the Night Sky at ACC Star Party, April 4 at Round Rock Campus
Join Austin Community College’s final star party of the semester Friday, April 4 – your chance to stargaze from the Round Rock Campus observation deck. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with shows in the Austin Planetarium’s Discovery Dome, a digital mobile planetarium, as well as...

Memory of Mylena Chavez Lives On in Art Study Abroad Scholarship

Memory of Mylena Chavez Lives On in Art Study Abroad Scholarship
Update: The deadline to apply for this scholarship, along with all summer 2014 study abroad programs, is March 31. Mylena Kate Chavez, 24, was a vibrant Austin Community College student and art lover before her death last year. To honor her life, the ACC Art Department and International Programs have...

ACC Partners with Area School Districts to Launch New Early College High Schools

ACC Partners with Area School Districts to Launch New Early College High Schools
The Austin Community College District announces partnerships with Elgin and Bastrop school districts to offer Early College High School programs that provide hundreds of students the opportunity to earn a two-year college degree while in high school. The Texas Education Agency earlier this month approved ACC...

Don’t Wait for Tax Returns to Submit FAFSA for Fall

Don’t Wait for Tax Returns to Submit FAFSA for Fall
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted as soon as possible and before the March 15, 2014, priority deadline to avoid any delay in financial aid opportunities. You should not wait until you file your federal income tax return to submit the FAFSA. Instead, the FastWeb...

You’re Invited: Celebrate Hays Campus at Jan. 16 Dedication

You’re Invited: Celebrate Hays Campus at Jan. 16 Dedication
Austin Community College invites students, employees, and the community to the grand opening and dedication of its new Hays Campus Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will be among the special guests and community leaders on hand to celebrate the college’s 10th...

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