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October Bravo recipients go above and beyond

October Bravo recipients go above and beyond
Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for October. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit the Riverbats Bravo awards webpage to learn about...

Faculty couple helps students find path to math success

Faculty couple helps students find path to math success
If a love of math plus a love of education equals a happy relationship, Austin Community College professors Anne Praderas Vance and Tony Vance may have solved a universal challenge. At ACC, they’re each helping students with another common challenge: succeeding in math. Anne Vance, associate professor of...

HR Connection: Educational Advancement, service anniversaries, Wellness Program update

HR Connection: Educational Advancement, service anniversaries, Wellness Program update
Eighteen ACC employees will receive funds through the college’s Tuition Reimbursement Program to pay for advanced or graduate-level coursework they took this fall. In response to employee feedback, HR this semester used a lottery system to determine reimbursement recipients from the 47 applicants. Click on...

Student Success Grant info sessions begin Oct. 30

Student Success Grant info sessions begin Oct. 30
Faculty and staff are invited to learn about a new grant program to fund projects that promote student success at upcoming information sessions. Student Success Grants are offered through the provost’s office for projects that support the goals and initiatives of ACC’s Strategic Plan, Academic Master...

Save the date for Dec 5. holiday party

Save the date for Dec 5. holiday party
Plan to celebrate the holidays Gatsby-style at this year’s employee holiday party Friday, December 5, at the DoubleTree Hotel (6505 IH-35 North). Come dressed in the spirit of the roaring ’20s for “A Holiday Affair at the 21 Club.” The evening will begin with cocktails 6:30 p.m., followed by...

Golfers raise $25,000 for Student Emergency Fund

Golfers raise $25,000 for Student Emergency Fund
Almost 100 ACC supporters gathered at Riverside Golf Course October 3 for the ninth annual Golf Scramble. The event raised almost $25,000 for the Student Emergency Fund. Since 1999, more than $110,000 has been distributed from the fund to help students with significant, uncovered medical costs or living ...

Students share thoughts about learning through graffiti project

Students share thoughts about learning through graffiti project
Graffiti doesn’t have to be a bad thing: ACC’s Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning in recent months has asked students at various campuses to write their thoughts about instructor best practices on large sheets of paper to be viewed and shared. By having students complete sentences such as “My...

ACC celebrates employees for their long-time service

ACC celebrates employees for their long-time service
ACC is proud to recognize the dozens of employees who recently have marked services anniversaries with the college. Following is the list of employees receiving recognition. 40 Years Rollie Dorsett Antonio Hernandez Patricia Oglesby Lewis Washington 35 Years Stephen Reid Bostic Sharon...

Army commends ACC admissions staff

Army commends ACC admissions staff
The U.S. Army recently presented the Admissions and Records staff at ACC’s Pinnacle and South Austin campuses with a Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service. The army commended the staff for assisting Army recruiters with diploma evaluations and admissions documents. Staff members who...

ERS offers Medicare info session at HBC

ERS offers Medicare info session at HBC
ACC employees and retirees who are nearing age 65 and have questions about Medicare and how it works with their group insurance benefits are invited to a Medicare Preparation Seminar and enrollment fair hosted by the Employees Retirement System of Texas. The event will be 8:30 am to noon, Wednesday, October...

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