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Nominate a Professor for Teaching Excellence Award

Nominate a Professor for Teaching Excellence Award
Have a great professor? Submit a nomination for an ACC Teaching Excellence Award. Each year, ACC’s Teaching Excellence Awards honor faculty members whose knowledge, commitment, and teaching philosophy make them stand out. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate full-time or adjunct faculty...

Questions About College? ACC 1-on-1 Has Answers

Questions About College? ACC 1-on-1 Has Answers
Austin Community College is opening its ACC 1-on-1 hotline to help prospective students get started on college. The program runs Oct. 14 through Nov. 8. Individuals can get rapid assistance from an advisor – even before filling out the admissions application – by calling the dedicated phone number...

Apply Now for Spring Scholarships

Apply Now for Spring Scholarships
Want a scholarship for the spring semester? Now is the time to apply. The ACC Foundation is accepting applications for student scholarships in a variety of areas, including: Veterans enrolled in the Game Development Institute Single mothers enrolled in an applied science program International...

Adult Education Prepares Students for Changing GED

Adult Education Prepares Students for Changing GED
Taking the GED? Changes are coming – so Austin Community College Adult Education encourages students who are currently testing to complete the GED now. The current version of the General Educational Development (GED) exam will expire at the end of 2013. Students who don’t complete all sections of the...

ACC Volunteers Help Make Over Home of Oldest WWII Veteran

ACC Volunteers Help Make Over Home of Oldest WWII Veteran
The early October heat didn’t bother the group of ACC students and employees who spent the day working at an old East Austin house. They dirtied their hands planting flowers, built a fence around the yard, and cleaned every inch of the house. They did it all for Richard Overton, the 107-year-old homeowner,...

Arts and Humanities Fall Season Under Way

Arts and Humanities Fall Season Under Way
The Austin Community College Arts and Humanities Division invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to explore the theme “Dreams and Destinations: Where are you going?” through the fall 2013 season – including drama, dance, film, and art events. “This year’s theme is a natural progression...

Amado Peña Holds Artist-in-Residence Events at ACC, Sept. 26-30

Amado Peña Holds Artist-in-Residence Events at ACC, Sept. 26-30
Renowned Southwest artist Amado Peña is holding artist-in-residence events at Austin Community College, giving students, employees, and the community an opportunity to observe and converse with him while he works. Events are open to the public. Peña will be on campus the following dates: Thursday, ...

Happy Anniversary ACC! Celebrating 40 Years of Connecting People to Careers

Happy Anniversary ACC! Celebrating 40 Years of Connecting People to Careers
About 2,500 students, alumni, employees, and friends of Austin Community College gathered at ACC Highland September 17 to commemorate the college’s 40th anniversary. “It’s a Family Affair: Celebrating 40 Years of ACC” included cake, music, and even a little dancing, but the focus of the celebration...

Emergency Preparedness Week: Be Informed to be Prepared

Emergency Preparedness Week: Be Informed to be Prepared
Emergency Preparedness Week allows ACC students, faculty, and staff to practice what they should do if an emergency or disaster strikes on campus. The events take place during the third week of each semester; this fall’s activities are set for Sept. 9-13. “The safety of our students and employees is...

Community Celebration Marks Grand Opening of Elgin Campus

Community Celebration Marks Grand Opening of Elgin Campus
See a slideshow of images from the event at the bottom of this posting. In November 2011, stormy skies forced the groundbreaking for the Austin Community College Elgin Campus to move indoors. But it was all sunshine for the celebration marking the campus’s grand opening on August 29. Hundreds of people...

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