Month-in-Review: May 2019

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WGU Partnership Launch
ACC students, faculty, and graduates will benefit from the college's partnership with Western Governors University (WGU) Texas. In addition to a seamless transfer pathway, students receive a 5 percent tuition discount at WGU Texas, exclusive partner scholarships valued at up to $2,000, and comprehensive transfer policy. Learn more here.

Spring 2019 Commencement
Austin Community College had a record number of graduates this spring, rising almost 52 percent over the past five years. The number of awards for Hispanic and Black students also increased by 75 percent and 50 percent, respectively. View photos from the commencement ceremony here and watch it here.

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Annual Fundraiser
The Center for Public Policy and Political Studies' annual luncheon raised more than $32,000. The sold-out event included an informative panel discussion on the future of public school finance moderated by Texas Tribune Co-founder/CEO Evan Smith.

Luggage Drive Recap
ACC's 10th annual Luggage Drive collected $1,250 and 44 pieces of luggage for foster youth graduating from high school. The annual drive is hosted by the Support Center. Read more here.

San Gabriel Wins Construction Awards
ACC's San Gabriel Campus in Leander has received both state and national recognition. The 100-acre campus won Excellence in Construction for Institutional Projects awards from both the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Central Texas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. Learn more here.

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