Month-in-Review: February/March 2020

COVID-19 response
ACC work and classes transitioned to remote environments following the spring break in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. The college launched an informational webpage — — in early February where students, employees, and the community can get up-to-date information and resources.

ACC donates PPE to regional healthcare workforce
To support the regional healthcare workforce, ACC worked closely with area universities to identify surplus supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). Faculty and staff districtwide collected materials for donation including gloves, masks, shoe covers, hair covers, and gowns. Surplus supplies were delivered directly to the Austin-based public health consortium that oversees regional distribution. Read more here.

RB with winners of Fairway 5KAnnual Fairway 5K raises more than $4K for PT students
More than 180 participants took part in ACC's Annual Fairway 5K at the Riverside Golf Course on Sunday, March 1. The event raised more than $4,000 to benefit The Physical Therapy Scholarship. Troy DeFrates, Welding department chair, custom made the Top Finishers Awards. View photos from the event here.

#AmplifyACC: Nearly $12,000 raised in 24 hours
The ACC Alumni Network raised nearly $12,000 during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving. The funds support the Alumni Network Scholarship, ACC's STEPS Adult Education program, Student Emergency Fund, Food Pantry program, and Groceries & Gas for Academic Success.

Learning how to change a tire at Adulting 101Adulting 101: Teaching skills beyond the classroom
ACC's Office of Community Engagement hosted the college's inaugural Adulting 101: Basic Adult Skills Training session on Tuesday, March 3. About 125 people attended the free event, which included sessions on career exploration, interview skills, college planning, financial planning, healthy living, dressing for success, and car maintenance. Watch the new ACCTV segment about the event here.

February Food Drive
ACC's Office of Student Life collected more than 60 pounds of canned and non-perishable foods during February. The donated food was used to restock the food pantries located on all ACC campuses. Student Life received the Higher Education Community Impact Award from the Governor's Office for its food pantry project.