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ACC library’s exemplary online tutorials key to research success

ACC library’s exemplary online tutorials key to research success
The Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Library Services is receiving national recognition from the American Library Association (ALA) for its new online tutorials as an outstanding example of information literacy online instruction. “There are hundreds of information literacy tutorials in...

ACC hosts open house at new Veterans Resource Center

ACC hosts open house at new Veterans Resource Center
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to winter weather, the event is on a delay. The open house is now from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) The Austin Community College District’s (ACC) newly opened Veterans Resource Center at ACC Highland is holding an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24. The 4,000 square...

ACC Foundation appoints new board members

ACC Foundation appoints new board members
The Austin Community College (ACC) Foundation has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors. The 30 member Board is made up of volunteer business and community leaders who oversee the non-profit. Members serve three year terms. This year’s new appointees include: Stacey Martinez:...

State awards ACC $4.9M for biotech research wet lab

State awards ACC $4.9M for biotech research wet lab
The state of Texas has awarded Austin Community College $4.9 million to develop a highly specialized biotechnology research lab known as a wet lab to address a critical shortage of research space in the region. As the first community college in the state to build a wet lab, ACC will serve as a resource for...

ACC Board seats newly elected trustees and appoints officers

ACC Board seats newly elected trustees and appoints officers
The Austin Community College Board of Trustees held its first meeting with three newly elected trustees Tuesday, January 20. State Sen. Kirk Watson held the honor of swearing in Gigi Edwards Bryant, who was elected to the board in December’s run-off election. She replaces outgoing Place 2 Trustee John...

ACCelerator math course enrollment grows 43 percent & boosts success

ACCelerator math course enrollment grows 43 percent & boosts success
Austin Community College’s newly redesigned developmental math course is showing promising results – providing a pathway to success in an area that presents the biggest challenge for college students across the country. “About 40 percent of students entering community colleges aren’t prepared for...

Congratulations graduating Riverbats

Congratulations graduating Riverbats
Austin Community College honored more than 1,600 fall and summer graduates at its fall commencement ceremony, December 11, in the Frank Erwin Center. The college’s commencement is a celebration for the entire ACC District— students, alumni, faculty, staff, and visiting guests. It is a long-awaited and...

ACC students and police collect 3,000 books for Travis County Sheriff’s Brown Santa Program

ACC students and police collect 3,000 books for Travis County Sheriff’s Brown Santa Program
Austin Community College presented more than 3,000 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program Thursday, December 11, at the Highland Campus. Donations were collected through Silver Star Children’s Literacy, a nonprofit launched as a student project in 2010...

ACC awards honorary degree to oldest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, at fall commencement

ACC awards honorary degree to oldest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, at fall commencement
Austin Community College will recognize Army veteran Richard Overton with an honorary associate degree, the college’s highest distinction. Overton will join hundreds of ACC graduates during fall commencement 6 p.m. Thursday, December 11 at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River Street). “ACC commends...

Bidding underway for ACC student-built tiny house

Bidding underway for ACC student-built tiny house
Bidding ends today on a tiny house designed and built by Austin Community College students and local businesses in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. The 288-square-foot house features sustainable designs developed by ACC students enrolled in the Building Construction...

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