May 2020

What your colleagues are doing: Music Professor Virginia Volpe

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 2:27pm

ACC Music Professor Virginia Volpe created a virtual performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with the ACC Choir. Students were responsible for mixing individual recordings to make one master track. Listen to it here.     Continue Reading

Earning As: April/May 2020

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:54am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Rosa Carrasco, ACC Engineering professor, was featured in the National Institute for... Continue Reading

Congratulations April 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:48am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for April 2020. The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication,... Continue Reading

Fashion Incubator and Fashion Design students create graduation stoles for ACC faculty, staff

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:46am

Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff who earn a new credential from another institution will soon have a special Riverbat stole to wear at graduation. The idea originated during a meeting between all the employee associations and the... Continue Reading

Summer registration seeing positive trends

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:40am

After a vigorous start, summer registration numbers have steadied but continue to show positive trends despite the COVID-19 outbreak. About 13,800 students enrolled on the first day of registration, which grew to nearly 18,700 students in the first... Continue Reading

ACC Frontline Heroes: Facilities Support staff

Posted on 05/29/2020 - 11:32am

While Austin Community College (ACC) students and the majority of faculty and staff have been working remotely since Friday, March 13, the facilities support team has remained on campus assisting with the college's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue Reading

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Save big on college at ACC with generous financial support programs

Posted on 05/27/2020 - 4:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) works to connect students with financial support to help them stay on track toward their college and career goals. Extra support, in addition to continued resources, is available during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)... Continue Reading

ACC closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on 05/22/2020 - 3:18pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 25. Staff will resume remote operations 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. Registration for summer courses remains open through the weekend. The college’s pass/no pass grading... Continue Reading

Month-in-Review: April/May 2020

Posted on 05/19/2020 - 2:00pm

Student Emergency Fund close to $150k goalACC faculty, staff, and the community have raised $145,380 as of May 19 for the Student Emergency Fund through the Keep a Dream Going campaign. The amount is $4,620 shy of the $150,000 goal. The fund helps... Continue Reading

Tuition won’t increase for 7th consecutive year at Austin Community College

Posted on 05/19/2020 - 12:31pm

Austin Community College continues to be the most affordable college option in Central Texas. For the seventh consecutive year, the college recommended that the Board of Trustees hold tuition and fees steady. Trustees approved the proposed rates for... Continue Reading

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Need a break? Check out ACC’s list to watch, listen, or read

Posted on 05/19/2020 - 12:01pm

A blanket, couch, and Netflix used to sound like a perfect way to unwind after a long week. Now it has turned into a daily routine as Central Texans stay at home to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have... Continue Reading

2019 Student Success Report shows first wave of Pathways results

Posted on 05/18/2020 - 4:11pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is starting to see the first wave of results from its Guided Pathways initiatives, which are available in the 2019 Student Success Report. Dr. Charles Cook, ACC provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs... Continue Reading

2020 Sustainability Report shows college’s progress toward zero-waste goal

Posted on 05/18/2020 - 1:21pm

Austin Community College (ACC) continues its work toward its goal of becoming Zero Waste by 2040 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. In May, the college presented its 2020 Annual Sustainability Report to the Board of Trustees. Continue Reading

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ACC & Round Rock ISD celebrate first cohort of ECHS graduates

Posted on 05/18/2020 - 12:39pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) celebrate the first cohort of Early College High School (ECHS) graduates Monday, May 18. More than 100 RRISD students are expected to graduate from ACC’s ECHS program... Continue Reading

ACC Board of Trustees May 4 Meeting Recap

Posted on 05/15/2020 - 4:33pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its May regular meeting on Monday, May 4, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trustees heard presentations on the 2019 Student Success Report and annual... Continue Reading

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Planning for fall semester underway at ACC

Posted on 05/15/2020 - 10:01am

Austin Community College (ACC) is planning for the fall semester. A cross section of the college — including faculty, student support services, IT, Administration, and more — are working together to identify how to safely resume teaching, learning,... Continue Reading

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Taking hands-on learning online: Automotive Technology

Posted on 05/14/2020 - 5:12pm

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced Austin Community College (ACC) faculty to adapt their classrooms, labs, and simulations to a virtual environment. We are sharing the innovative ways our faculty are taking hands-on learning online. In the... Continue Reading

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ACC celebrates a record number of 2020 graduates

Posted on 05/13/2020 - 10:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) will recognize more than 2,900 students who are expected to graduate this semester. In addition, more than 3,200 students were invited to fall commencement in December, marking the college’s largest group of candidates... Continue Reading

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ACC’s Student Emergency Fund helps Entrepreneurship student stay focused on education

Posted on 05/12/2020 - 2:48pm

“Right now, it is just so important to have extra support. I lost hours at work. I was worried about just paying my bills.”  Austin Community College student, Stevani Flahaut, took a hit when the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak hit Central Texas.  “... Continue Reading