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ACC board approves bond oversight committee

ACC board approves bond oversight committee
The Austin Community College Board of Trustees has approved a citizen advisory committee to oversee projects included in the $386 million bond referendum approved by district voters last November. At their January 20 regular meeting, trustees established the criteria for naming the 13 committee members and...

Virginia Fraire named Student Services vice president

Virginia Fraire named Student Services vice president
Austin Community College has named Dr. Virginia Fraire, Ph.D., as vice president of student services. Dr. Fraire will lead a diverse organization of professionals who support students from enrollment through graduation. Division offices include Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Advising and Counseling,...

Teaching award recipients help students discover their path to success

Teaching award recipients help students discover their path to success
Austin Community College recently announced the recipients of its 2015 Teaching Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes faculty members whose knowledge, innovation, and teaching philosophy set them apart. This year’s recipients are Dr. Patty Collier, professor in Austin Community College’s...

Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, & accolades

Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, & accolades
This regular feature recognizes the activities and honors received by ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Sharing expertise Math Professor Anne Vance joined panelists discussing innovation in higher education at the TransformingEDU conference January 8 in...

Emergency Preparedness Week begins on ACC campuses

Emergency Preparedness Week begins on ACC campuses
The Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing its campuses in the event of an emergency with a series of drills Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6. ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week each semester to educate students, faculty, and staff on the best actions to take if an emergency were to...

ACC pilots new group email system

ACC pilots new group email system
ACC is piloting a new online tool designed to enhance the college’s ACCmail communications. Full implementation is expected in fall. The Regroup software provides flexibility for managing student email, allowing authorized senders to target messages to students based on their major, campus they attend, or...

ACC Board of Trustees moves meeting time to 5 p.m.

ACC Board of Trustees moves meeting time to 5 p.m.
The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees will begin regular meetings at 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. beginning Monday, February 2. Meetings are at ACC Highland Business Center, Room 201 (5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.). For information about the board and to review meeting agendas visit...

ACC congratulates 2015 teaching, leadership award recipients

ACC congratulates 2015 teaching, leadership award recipients
Austin Community College congratulates the recipients of the following annual awards recognizing excellence in teaching and leadership. “Each year we’re proud to honor these individuals for their outstanding contributions to the entire ACC community,” says ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes. “Their...

Meet ACC’s new alumni director: MaryAnn Cicala

Meet ACC’s new alumni director: MaryAnn Cicala
Austin Community College has hired MaryAnn Cicala as its new full-time director of alumni. Cicala will develop and lead initiatives to connect with and support ACC’s vast international alumni network, while helping the college benefit from the experience and expertise they represent. “We want to support...

Run/walk “fore” student scholarships at Fairway 5K March 1

Run/walk “fore” student scholarships at Fairway 5K March 1
Grab your friends and head to Riverside Golf Course Sunday, March 1, to have fun and raise money for student scholarships at the inaugural ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk. “ACC’s first Fairway 5K promises to be a healthy and fun way to raise funds that can have a life-changing impact on our...

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