Celebrate ACC graduates at Spring Commencement, 5/17

Fall Commencement 2018

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate record high graduation numbers at its spring commencement 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 2,100 students are invited to participate.

When: Friday, May 17

Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St.

Time: 6 p.m.


Graduation and completion number rates at ACC are up almost 52 percent over the past five years. Combined with the transfer rate, the college is No. 1 in the state among large community college peers in Texas.

“Our students leave ACC with a solid educational foundation,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO. “Commencement is the time we pause to celebrate their successes and their personal accomplishments and growth. This evening represents the culmination of hard work, commitment, and sacrifice.”

The commencement ceremony honors those who have completed ACC’s associate degree, certificate, and high school equivalency programs.

The ceremony includes a tribute to graduating veterans, who are recognized with medallions in appreciation of their service.

Dr. Philip ‘Uri’ Treisman will deliver the keynote address. Treisman is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, professor of mathematics and professor of public affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the founder and executive director of the University’s Charles A. Dana Center. Among his many recognitions, Treisman was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992 for his work in nurturing minority student achievement in postsecondary mathematics. In 1996, he was named Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation.

For more information about ACC’s spring commencement or to watch the live stream, visit austincc.edu/commencement.