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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...

ACC Celebrates 40 Years of Serving Central Texas with Sept. 17 Event

ACC Celebrates 40 Years of Serving Central Texas with Sept. 17 Event
On September 17, 1973, Austin Community College opened its doors with one campus and 1,700 students. Forty years later, ACC has grown to 43,000 students and nine campuses, serving as the primary career trainer for the region. In honor of ACC’s 40th anniversary, the college will host a special...

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 Diez y Seis Sept. 16

ACC Celebrates Diez y Seis Sept. 16
Austin Community College invites the college and community to celebrate Diez y Seis, which commemorates Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain more than 200 years ago and honors Mexican history, heritage, and culture. ACC’s Diez y Seis event takes place Monday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m....

View the Video: General Assembly Draws Ideas, Inspiration

View the Video: General Assembly Draws Ideas, Inspiration
ACC faculty and staff gathered to reconnect and kick off a new year at the fall General Assembly on Friday, Aug. 23. Following a recognition of ACC employee association officers, college President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes discussed enrollment trends, new and ongoing programs for university co-enrollment, and...

“Something Exciting is Starting Here”: Kick off the Year at General Assembly Aug. 23

“Something Exciting is Starting Here”: Kick off the Year at General Assembly Aug. 23
New campuses, new programs, and a milestone birthday: ACC will kick off a year of transforming events for the college at General Assembly, Friday, Aug. 23, at the Hilton Austin hotel. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast and a chance for participants to visit information tables for various college...

Change Ahead: What’s New for AY 2014

Change Ahead: What’s New for AY 2014
Public Information and College Marketing has compiled a reference guide of new developments and requirements impacting students, faculty, and staff in AY 2014. Click on the AY 14 Change Guide or read about them here. Academic Master Plan ACC introduces its Academic Master Plan in October.  The plan includes...

Emergency Preparedness Week: Practice Now, Be Prepared Later

Emergency Preparedness Week: Practice Now, Be Prepared Later
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 summer’s activities are set for June 10-14. “The safety of our students and employees is...

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,”...

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