Business and Community

ACC and Austin Chamber release the 2019 Workforce Development Report

Posted on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:50am

Austin Community College (ACC), the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler present the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation at the President’s Breakfast Wednesday, August 21. Date:...

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Austin Community College board proposes fiscal year 2019-20 tax rate

Posted on Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:38am

Community Impact: Austin Community College board proposes fiscal year 2019-20 tax rate By Emma Freer and Jack Flagler   | 8:17 pm Aug. 5, 2019 CDT    The Austin Community College board of trustees approved proposing a not-to-exceed property tax...

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Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Austin-area, college works to fill need for skilled workers

Posted on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 2:38pm

Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Austin-area, college works to fill need for skilled workers By: Candy Rodriguez AUSTIN (KXAN) — Manufacturing is a growing industry in Central Texas and the Austin Chamber of Commerce expects jobs to grow by 12% in...

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ACC President's Podcast

ACC President's Podcast: Skilling up the Manufacturing Workforce in ATX

Posted on Thu, 08/01/2019 - 2:41pm

There are thousands of high-paying jobs in the world of manufacturing. Employers are looking for well-trained employees to invent, design, build, and repair equipment and technologies that produce U.S. products in a global economy. ACC President/CEO...

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ACC hosts Skill-up: Manufacturing Open House this Saturday

Posted on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 1:34pm

Austin is a top 15 U.S. city for manufacturing jobs Austin Community College (ACC) and the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) host the Skill-up: Manufacturing open house to connect students and the community to training programs and...

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Austin Community College gets upgrade ahead of deal

Posted on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 10:51am

Bond Buyer: Austin Community College gets upgrade ahead of deal By: Richard Williamson   Austin Community College District's spendable cash and investments have nearly doubled since fiscal 2014, a factor in Moody’s Investors Service upgrade of the...

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Explore careers in the music industry at ACC Open House

Posted on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 2:51pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites prospective students and their families to learn about career and training opportunities in Music Business, Performance, and Technology (MBPT) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Northridge Campus, Building...

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2019 best of the best vote for us! ACC Nursing Program

Vote Now! ACC’s Nursing Program named finalist for Best of the Best Awards

Posted on Wed, 07/17/2019 - 1:51pm

Austin Community College's Nursing Program is a finalist in the 2019 Austin American-Statesman Best of the Best Awards for nursing schools. Voting is now open and lasts through July 27. Follow these steps to vote for ACC's Nursing Program: Visit the...

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ACC invites community to a celebration of Apollo 11 mission with Moon Party

Posted on Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:32am

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to a Moon Party 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at ACC Round Rock Campus (4400 College Park Dr.). The...

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ACC and St. Edward’s University launch new partnership

Posted on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 2:05pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and St. Edward’s University launched a new partnership Wednesday, July 10, to streamline transfer opportunities for ACC students seeking a bachelor’s degree. “The opportunities we provide students through partnerships...

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State of Round Rock Campus discussed at Campus Conversation

Posted on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:21am

Austin Community College (ACC) President/CEO, Dr. Richard Rhodes, led a discussion on the state of Round Rock Campus and the district at the June 27 Campus Conversation. Students, staff, faculty, and community members congregated on the social...

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2018-2019 ACC Fact Book now available

Posted on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:26am

The 2018-2019 ACC Fact Book is now available online. You can find this and previous versions of this publication here. This annual publication contains collegewide data and statistics that includes, but is not limited to, credit degrees and...

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ACC holds tuition rates for 6th consecutive year in new 2019/20 budget

Posted on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 5:56pm

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees approved a $406 million budget for 2019-20. The budget represents a 5.7 percent increase over the 2018-19 budget. New expenses include expanded operations at ACC Highland, which is set to open...

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Month-in-Review: June 2019

Posted on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 4:26pm

Campus Conversation at Round RockACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes and members of the Board of Trustees presented updates and answered questions about the state of the district at the June 27 Campus Conversation. The event took place at the...

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ACC seeks director for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 1:06pm

In a move that cements the college’s commitment to equity and inclusion, Dr. Rhodes recently approved the creation of a full-time permanent director for the ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center (TRHT). The director will be...

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Meet ACC’s new campus managers

Posted on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:08pm

This summer, ACC welcomed new campus managers at Riverside and Round Rock campuses. Tracie German was promoted to Round Rock campus manager on May 1. German has been with ACC for 15 years and has served the last 11 years in the Information...

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ACC students bringing new life into animated characters

Posted on Thu, 06/27/2019 - 3:30pm

Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody made cinematic history in 1995 when Toy Story opened in movie theaters across the nation. It was the first fully computer-animated movie. While it captured the hearts of children and adults nationwide, it also...

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Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students

Posted on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 6:08pm

Austin American-Statesman: Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students The Austin Community College District and Apple have partnered to create a new coding program that provides ongoing...

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ACC awarded prestigious national Seal of Excelencia

Posted on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) was awarded the national Seal of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education during an awards reception Thursday, June 20, for its positive role in serving Latino students. “ACC is committed to the intentional and critical...

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ACC Fashion Incubator wins national innovation award

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 1:03pm

The ACC Fashion Incubator was named a 2019 Innovation of the Year by the League for Innovation in the Community College. The League's Innovation of the Year Award was devised as a way to recognize significant innovations at Board and Alliance...

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Rio Grande renovations continue at steady pace

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:48pm

Construction crews continue to make progress on the Rio Grande Campus renovations. In May, shoring — the process of temporarily supporting a building with props during alterations — was completed at the south mechanical room and the elevated slab...

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New laws, adult ed, and student services discussed at June 3 Board meeting

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:07pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees heard reports on the 86th Texas Legislative Session, adult education programs, and student wraparound services during its June 3 regular meeting. 86th Legislative SessionDr. Molly Beth...

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Month-in-Review: May 2019

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:45am

WGU Partnership LaunchACC 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...

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Earning As: June 2019

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:34am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Government Adjunct Assistant Professor Julia Decker's...

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New faculty website offers ACC students real-world experience

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:55am

After creating a new website to serve as a one-stop shop for Austin Community College (ACC) faculty, the college's Teaching and Learning Excellence Division (TLED) didn't have to look far to find a partner to conduct ongoing improvements. The team...

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Celebrate equality with ACC’s annual Juneteenth Festival

Posted on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 1:53pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The event commemorates the announcement of...

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ACC hosts information session for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Posted on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:09am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a final information session for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy 10 a.m to noon, Saturday, June 15, at Highland Campus, Building 1000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The unique partnership allows...

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 10-14

Posted on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:03pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is preparing students, faculty, and staff by practicing emergency response procedures and testing its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 10-14. Emergency Preparedness Week is...

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ACC and WGU Texas launch new partnership

Posted on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:58am

Austin Community College (ACC) and Western Governors University (WGU) Texas launched a new partnership Monday, June 3, to create seamless transfer pathways for ACC students, employees, and graduates seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree at WGU...

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ACC San Gabriel Campus wins state and national awards

Posted on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 2:18pm

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has awarded Austin Community College San Gabriel Campus in Leander its 2018 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award. The project is one of 92 nationwide selected for a prestigious EIC. The award honors all...

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Never settle: ACC student finds a second chance in IT

Posted on Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:35am

“When I think of Austin Community College, I see a big arena with different opportunities. You can do anything here, anything that is on your mind, you can tap into and go.” - Shermay Uwalogho Computer Science and Information Technology are among...

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ACC closed in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 27. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Registration for summer courses remains open through the weekend.  Eleven-week, 9-week, and 5.5-week session...

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ACC President's Podcast

President’s Podcast: Celebrating Student Success — ACC honors record number of graduates

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:22pm

ACC celebrated record high graduation numbers at spring commencement Friday, May 17, 2019. More than 2,100 students are invited to participate. ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses the college's evolving work toward student success and...

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Celebrate ACC graduates at Spring Commencement, 5/17

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:55pm

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...

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ACC Fashion Incubator opens to grow local fashion industry

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:37pm

Austin Community College (ACC) unveiled the state-of-the-art Fashion Incubator with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, April 30. More than 200 people attended the celebration including Austin Mayor Steve Adler, ACC President/CEO...

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May 2019 Bond Projects Update

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:10pm

Highland Campus Phase 2 ACC Highland Campus Phase 2 progress continues despite the wet weather. The roofing on the north building is 95 percent complete and 65 percent complete on the south building, and exterior sheathing is 85 percent complete. In...

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Earning As: May 2019

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:44am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Melissa Curtis, Enrollment Management associate vice president, was accepted to...

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Month-in-Review: April 2019

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:12am

Tuesday, April 2 | Clothing DriveNearly 100 students benefited from the joint Adjunct Faculty Association/Student Life Clothing Drive at Round Rock Campus. The college collected more than 500 articles of professional, interview-appropriate clothing...

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New Regional Advisory Committees get to work, will provide community input

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 8:43am

Austin Community College's (ACC) Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) convened for the first time at an orientation meeting Friday, April 19. Tasked with helping strengthen the link between ACC and the community, members of the RACs provide community...

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ACC honors record number of high school seniors graduating with college credential

Posted on Mon, 05/13/2019 - 4:10pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates its largest Early College High School (ECHS) class and other seniors who are graduating with college credits and committing to enrolling at ACC with the second annual President’s Reception, 6 to 8 p.m.,...

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Adopt a pet cared for by ACC vet tech students

Posted on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 4:10pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is working with area animal shelters to find forever homes for pets who were trained and cared for by students in the Veterinary Technology Program. Over the past semester, these dogs have undergone leash training and...

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ACC accounting alumna granted Elijah Watts Sells Award

Posted on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 1:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) alumna Jamie Castor is named one of the top CPA exam performers in the nation by the American Institute of CPAs. Out of more than 86,000 candidates who took the national licensure exam in 2018, Jamie placed among the...

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ACC hosts WEST Austin Studio Tour kick-off party and exhibition

Posted on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 1:56pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Due WEST, the annual fundraiser for the 8th Annual West Austin Studio Tour, 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, May 10, at ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The kick-off party and exhibition...

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ACC to launch second bachelor’s degree in spring 2020

Posted on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 8:40am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will launch the college’s second bachelor’s degree program in spring 2020. The ACC Board of Trustees approved the new Bachelor in Applied Science in Computer Information Technology during its regular May...

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Two ACC leaders awarded prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Posted on Mon, 05/06/2019 - 9:00am

Two Austin Community College leaders have been selected for the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. Dr. Dorado Kinney, Central Region Campuses executive dean, and Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott, Academic Programs...

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ACC unveils Fashion Incubator to meet growing fashion industry demands

Posted on Wed, 05/01/2019 - 9:37am

Austin Community College (ACC) unveiled the new state-of-the-art ACC Fashion Incubator Tuesday, April 30. The 7,500-square-foot facility offers real-world learning opportunities, commercial design and manufacturing contract services, business...

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Elgin Campus lobby dedicated to teacher, mentor, and philanthropist Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche

Posted on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 3:42pm

Inside the lobby of Austin Community College (ACC) Elgin Campus, Building 2000 large, steel letters spell out a tribute to Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche. A national leader of the community college movement and philanthropist, Roueche dedicated her life...

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“The world has so much to offer”; Former foster care student sets out to serve others

Posted on Sun, 04/28/2019 - 9:34am

After ten years in foster care and more than 30 placements, Corey Benbow found himself on his own at 18 years old. “When I aged out of the foster care system, I felt alone. I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay bills and be a contributing member of...

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ACC celebrates Fashion Incubator grand opening, 4/30

Posted on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:49am

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of the ACC Fashion Incubator 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday April 30, at ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The innovative facility is a first of its kind in Central...

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ACC celebrates largest contingent at regional College Signing Day

Posted on Tue, 04/23/2019 - 4:20pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the fifth annual Central Texas College Signing Day with one of the largest contingents among colleges and universities represented, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, April 26 at Concordia University (11400...

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