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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...

ACC Celebrates Grand Opening of Elgin Campus Aug. 29

ACC Celebrates Grand Opening of Elgin Campus Aug. 29
Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to take part in the grand opening of ACC’s Elgin Campus (1501 W. US Hwy 290) on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. | RSVP to RSVP@austincc.edu or (512) 223.7595. In addition to refreshments and musical performances, the event will feature...

Quick Career Options Accelerate Students into the Workforce

Quick Career Options Accelerate Students into the Workforce
A growing number of college students are accelerating their entry into the workforce by earning a certificate – a “quick career” credential making students eligible for immediate employment or increasing their marketability to employers. Get one-on-one help from advisors at (512) 223.7704 or...

Residents, Future Students Get Sneak Peek of New Elgin Campus

Residents, Future Students Get Sneak Peek of New Elgin Campus
Several hundred people turned out for a sneak peek of ACC’s new Elgin Campus at the College Fair and Elgin Chamber Expo on June 1. Visitors did more than admire the spectacular view from the third-floor library windows; a steady stream of new and prospective students from Elgin, Bastrop, Manor, and...

Congratulations, Spring 2013 ACC Graduates

Congratulations, Spring 2013 ACC Graduates
For the past three years, Laura Driver took classes at Austin Community College and worked two jobs, while also being a single mother to 4-year-old Isaac. On the night she earned her diploma, Driver knew it was all worth it. “ACC helped me get one step closer to reaching my goal of teaching children,”...

Graduate’s Journey Inspires Family to Attend ACC

Graduate’s Journey Inspires Family to Attend ACC
Avy Gonzalez believes in leading by example. So when his children were in seventh and ninth grades, with their college years quickly approaching, Gonzalez enrolled at Austin Community College. “As a parent, I am constantly looking to better myself for my children,” Gonzalez says. “I have always told my...

ACC Invites Community to Celebrate Earth Day April 22

ACC Invites Community to Celebrate Earth Day April 22
ACC students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the college for Earth Day celebrations on Monday, April 22, at Round Rock and Rio Grande campuses. The college and community can also honor Earth Day at Eastview Campus on Wednesday, April 24, with a locally harvested lunch in the Culinary Arts...

Students Gain Experience, Boost Success Through Service Learning

Students Gain Experience, Boost Success Through Service Learning
At this spring’s Austin CROP Hunger Walk, held at Camp Mabry, it was impossible to miss the ACC students. They lined the route in bright green shirts, some with large posters – sharing with the 900 walkers information about important topics such as poverty in the Dominican Republic, the water crisis in...

Something Exciting is Starting Here: ACC Highland Groundbreaking

Something Exciting is Starting Here: ACC Highland Groundbreaking
Something exciting started at Highland Mall on March 27 – the first phase of renovations by Austin Community College. Hundreds of people gathered outside the vacant J.C. Penney store, which will soon transform into a state-of-the-art learning environment, to celebrate the groundbreaking. “We are...

ACC Presents Carnival ah! Arts & Humanities Festival, April 3-4

ACC Presents Carnival ah! Arts & Humanities Festival, April 3-4
Experience the best of arts and humanities at Austin Community College’s 5th annual Carnival ah!, an outdoor celebration at ACC’s historic Rio Grande Campus in downtown Austin (1212 Rio Grande St.). This year’s event takes place April 3 and 4. Festivities are free and open to the public and will...

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