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In Memoriam: Gus Garcia — Founding ACC Trustee

Posted on 12/18/2018 - 9:27am

The Austin Community College District honors the memory of Gustavo "Gus" Garcia, one of the seven founding members of the ACC Board of Trustees. “Mayor Garcia was a devoted friend to the college and a mentor to generations of students, alumni, and... Continue Reading


New Skills to Share: Jewelry Professor Returns from Toolbox Initiative

Posted on 12/14/2018 - 3:56pm

With a drum, jewelry, and a new outlook in hand, Jewelry Department chair and professor James Lynn returns from West Africa with knowledge to share with his students. Lynn spent more than a week in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the Toolbox Initiative,... Continue Reading


ACC could add to its partnership with Apple after announcement of new campus

Posted on 12/14/2018 - 12:31pm

CBS Austin News: ACC could add to its partnership with Apple after announcement of new campus by Adam Hammons Continue Reading


Tuition payment deadline postponed due to technical issues

Posted on 12/12/2018 - 6:37pm

Austin Community College has extended its December 12 spring 2019 tuition deadline to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, due to reports of payment system technical issues. No students will be dropped from classes for non-payment during this time. The... Continue Reading


ACC's Public Safety Training Center to offer drone training

Posted on 12/11/2018 - 12:18pm

KXAN News: ACC's Public Safety Training Center to offer drone training Steffi Lee   AUSTIN (KXAN) — As more police and fire departments turn to drones as a resource for responding to emergency scenarios, Austin Community College’s Public Safety... Continue Reading


ACC hosts Establishing Shots fall showcase, 12/12

Posted on 12/10/2018 - 1:00pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and the community to ‘Establishing Shots’ Wednesday, December 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Northridge Campus (11928 Stonehollow Dr.) for a special screening of student video projects. Radio-... Continue Reading


New zero-cost textbook program saves ACC students more than $2.1 million

Posted on 12/10/2018 - 12:04pm

Austin Community College students are saving millions of dollars in textbooks costs through new course and degree options known as Z-degrees and zero textbook cost (ZTC) classes. The courses use zero-cost learning materials called open educational... Continue Reading


Paving her own future: Ronika Allen is giving back

Posted on 12/10/2018 - 9:31am

For Ronika Allen, college was always an expectation. One she set for herself. “You have to know what you want to do with your life. That’s important to remember,” she says. She didn’t exactly know what she wanted to study, but she knew she wanted to... Continue Reading


Expanded student support services during finals and winter break

Posted on 12/06/2018 - 4:42pm

Between final exams, registration, and the holidays, the end of the year can be challenging for some students and the Student Services team is doing what it can to help students succeed. Continue Reading


ACC donates over 4,300 books, puzzles, and games to Brown Santa Program

Posted on 12/06/2018 - 12:00pm

KXAN News: ACC donates over 4,300 books, puzzles, and games to Brown Santa Program By: Susana Blandon Posted: Dec 05, 2018 05:09 PM CST Continue Reading


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Blackboard down Dec. 20-21

Posted on 12/06/2018 - 8:50am

Austin Community College’s Blackboard environment will be unavailable from 8 a.m. Thursday, December 20, until 5 p.m. Friday, December 21. During this time, users will not be able to access the system. The downtime is necessary to install major... Continue Reading


Travis County Brown Santa Program 2018

ACC delivers more than 4,300 books to Brown Santa Program

Posted on 12/05/2018 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College (ACC) delivered more than 4,300 books, puzzles, and games to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program Wednesday, December 5. Sponsored by the ACC Student Government Association, the book drive benefits children... Continue Reading


ACC Graduate at commencement in cap and gown smiling toward camera

ACC celebrates more than 3,100 students at fall commencement

Posted on 12/05/2018 - 9:27am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates during commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). When: Friday, December 14Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River... Continue Reading


Student Services Tutoring

Transforming Student Services to positively impact student lives

Posted on 12/04/2018 - 2:04pm

Since the implementation of guided pathways in 2016, ACC Student Services has expanded its programs and resources to help students succeed from application to graduation, transfer, and successful entry into the workforce. Over the course of three... Continue Reading


Trustee Dr. Barbara Mink reads to children on R.B. the Riverbats 8th birthday.

R.B. the Riverbat turns 8; celebrates with students and Trustee

Posted on 12/04/2018 - 1:56pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrated Riverbats Day on Wednesday, November 14, to commemorate the 8th birthday of the college’s beloved mascot, R.B. the Riverbat. In honor of Riverbats Day, and to promote access to higher education, the... Continue Reading


ACC Star

Earning A's: Faculty and staff achievements, activities, and accolades

Posted on 12/04/2018 - 1:48pm

Teresa Garza, M.Ed, RT(R)(MR), Associate Professor, Diagnostic Medical Imaging - Radiology, received her Master of Arts in Education with a major in Technology from Texas State University on August 10, 2018. She was honored with induction into the... Continue Reading


Boots & Bats Gala Cermaic Boot Art Display

Month-in-Review: November 2018

Posted on 12/04/2018 - 1:25pm

San Marcos Goodnight Center closing after spring semester: The San Marcos Goodnight Center will close following the spring 2019 semester at the request of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD). The school district owns the... Continue Reading


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