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Stephanie Long

Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Long

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:58pm

Stephanie Long has worked in the heat of the Mojave Desert and through a blizzard in Wyoming but, given the choice to work anywhere in the world, she would prefer to stay here in Austin. "There are so many unique opportunities to contribute to the...

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Congratulations March Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:46pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Elgin...

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Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: April 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:22pm

Highland Campus Phase 2 Construction crews continue work on Highland Campus Phase 2. Structural steel erection was completed in February. Shoring and formwork for the connector bridge and social stair foundation at the paseo have started. The paseo...

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud available to students, faculty, and staff at no-to-minimal cost

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:03pm

Austin Community College (ACC) has been selected as an Adobe Creative Campus, which means students, faculty, and staff will have access to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite for no-to-minimal cost starting Monday, April 15. Under the agreement,...

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Curtiss Stevens, ACCelerators executive director

From the Student Affairs VP: ACCelerators thrive with the help of President’s Leadership Excellence Award winner

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 11:49am

The President's Leadership Excellence Award is given to staff who have shown outstanding leadership, service and dedication to Austin Community College that has gone beyond the duties listed in their job description. Among the recipients this year,...

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Month-in-Review: March 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:45am

Spring Food DriveAustin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff collected a total of 2,262 pounds of food during the Spring Food Drive in February. Anyone who missed out can still donate to any Student Life office year-round. Read more here....

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Earning As: April 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:57am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Haydee Victoria Suescum, Art professor, celebrated the installation of one of her...

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ACC showcases high-skilled careers at Applied Tech Open House

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 8:58am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites prospective students and their families to learn about high-skilled careers and training opportunities at the ninth annual Applied Tech Open House 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Round Rock Campus,...

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Equity Advocates Town Hall: Helping DACA students thrive

Posted on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:19pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an Equity Advocates town hall meeting to explore and discuss issues and resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligible students 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Riverside Campus,...

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ACC to evaluate selling portion of Pinnacle Campus property

Posted on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 1:35pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will explore opportunities to sell the Pinnacle Campus building and the nine acres it sits on in Southwest Austin. The remaining 46 acres are not for sale because the college wants the option to build on...

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Donate to luggage drive for foster care alumni by May 9

Posted on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 2:45pm

Donations are now being accepted for Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transition from foster care. “Being a foster kid has many challenges that other kids often don't experience. When you are shuffled from place to...

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Fulbright Scholar Seal 2018-19

ACC named top Fulbright U.S. Scholars college

Posted on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:48pm

Austin Community College (ACC) has been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2018-2019 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ACC is the only community college in Texas to be awarded this designation. "A Fulbright Scholar Grant is a...

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ACC Casting Call

Calling all Riverbats to share their ACC story

Posted on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 11:00am

Austin Community College (ACC) is casting students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college who want to show their Riverbat pride. The college is hosting a casting call 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at ACC Highland, Building 4000...

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ACC job fair connects students with 1,000+ career opportunities

Posted on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:27am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). “Sometimes all it takes is...

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ACC expands Vocational Nursing program with evening and weekend courses

Posted on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:43am

Austin Community College (ACC) expands its vocational nursing program with new evening and weekend classes to accommodate students’ busy schedules. The new program option begins fall 2019. Applications are accepted through April 19....

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Summer registration at ACC

Time to register for summer classes

Posted on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 3:08pm

Reach your goals faster with summer classes at Austin Community College (ACC). Registration opens April 1 for current and former students and April 15 for new students. "Taking classes over the summer break can help students get ahead and save...

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ACC hosts town hall to explore college programs for high school students

Posted on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:39am

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on the importance of getting students of color to start college while in high school. The Building Bridges town hall event is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Millennium Youth...

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Spring break

ACC closed for spring break 3/18 - 3/24

Posted on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:05am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 25. Graduation applications are still being accepted. Students may apply at austincc.edu/...

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ACC’s Child Watch Drop-In Center expands to serve more children

Posted on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and the YMCA of Austin are expanding services at the new Child Watch Drop-In Center at ACC Highland to serve more children. “Juggling parenthood and an education can be difficult,” says Steve Christopher, Student...

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Global Issues Speaker Series

ACC examines climate change in Global Issues Speaker Series

Posted on Sun, 03/10/2019 - 1:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global climate change as part of the college's 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC's International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eastview...

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ACC joins local & state leaders to tackle workforce gaps at SXSW

Posted on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) partners with local and state leaders to examine the importance of higher education in closing workforce gaps with a two-day SXSW festival Sunday, March 10, and Monday, March 11. The Promiseland Project Presents: The...

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ACC discusses the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:27am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts panel discussions to examine new ways of supporting student success through the college's Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The events will be held Friday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to...

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Nicole Maines

ACC hosts Supergirl actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines

Posted on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:26am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to a conversation with actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the ACC Highland Campus, Building 1000 Social Staircase (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). Maines, 21, stars as...

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ACC panel discusses equity-minded instructional practices

Posted on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:55pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on curriculum changes to engage underserved populations from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at 1709 E. 12th Street. The panel will share equity-minded instructional practices and provide...

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Anita Walker Brewer Howard

Anita Brewer Howard: Austin & ACC Lose a Legend

Posted on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:29pm

Austin icon, Anita Walker Brewer Howard, is remembered as a trailblazer. One of the first female reporters at the Austin American-Statesman and Austin Community College’s first public information officer, Howard inspired hope and success. She...

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ACC celebrates saving textbook costs with Open Education Week

Posted on Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:21pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Open Education Week, March 4-8, by highlighting the millions of dollars students have saved by taking Z-Degree classes. Z-Degree classes use zero-cost learning materials and open education resources (OER...

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Eleni Kapasaki, Fairway 5K, Physical Therapist Assistant

Single Mother of 5 strides forward with help from Fairway 5K scholarship

Posted on Thu, 02/28/2019 - 2:19pm

In the midst of her second year, Eleni Kapasaki found herself needing a little extra boost. As a student in  ACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, she was balancing school, work, and family. “I’m raising five girls, and I want them to...

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ACC hosts information sessions for RN-to-BSN bachelor’s degree program

Posted on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:52pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will host two information sessions as the application deadline for the RN-to-BSN program approaches. ACC’s RN-to-BSN program is the only one of its kind in Central Texas. The program includes hybrid and face-to-face...

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Support student scholarships during Amplify Austin 2019

Posted on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 4:13pm

Help raise $5,000 for student scholarships during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving, from 6 p.m. Thursday, February 28, through 6 p.m. Friday, March 1. ACC's Alumni Network is participating in Amplify Austin to raise support...

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Clarence Watson

ACC talks Black History Month: Clarence Watson

Posted on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:52am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Clarence Watson, an ACC Social Work student and student liason. He...

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ACC hosts Financial Aid Week March 5 to 9

Posted on Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:56am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students to Financial Aid Week March 5 through 9 to learn about support and resources available to help pay for college. Hosted by the Financial Aid Office, the events begin with an information session noon to...

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ACC hosts 5th annual Fairway 5k supporting student scholarships

Posted on Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:41am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to lace up their running shoes to help support ACC students at the annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). ...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Marcus McQuirter

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 3:30pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Marcus McQuirter, the chair of ACC’s Drama Department. He received...

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Message from the Equity in Faculty Hiring Committee

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:44pm

The Austin metropolitan area is vibrant and complex. Our student body reflects this diversity and to ensure that we meet their needs, Austin Community College (ACC) has committed to efforts that foster equity-mindedness across the institution. These...

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ACC selects site for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:02pm

Austin Community College (ACC) selected a site at its Rio Grande Campus to serve as the college's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The multiyear initiative is designed to educate and examine the effects of racism,...

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Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: February 2019

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:37am

Austin Community College (ACC) continues to move forward on phase 2 of the Highland Mall redevelopment and the renovation of Rio Grande Campus. Both projects are part of the capital improvement projects approved by district voters in the November...

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Feb 2019 Food Drive

ACC spring food drive helps tackle student hunger

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:11am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a spring food drive in February to support on-campus food banks for students. "Food insecurity is an issue many of our students face," says Dr. Virginia Fraire, ACC vice president of student affairs. "When...

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Congratulations January Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:28am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress...

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Community College Day students with Kirk Watson

Month-in-Review: February 2019

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:15am

Now Open! | Child Watch Drop-In Center: Austin Community College students can receive drop-in care for their children ages 3 to 12 as part of a program offered by the YMCA of Austin at the ACC Highland Campus. Learn more > Jan. 18 | January...

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Be Still My Heart by Kathy Dunn Hamrick

Earning A's: February 2019

Posted on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:27pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Be Still, My Heart, choreographed by Kathy Dunn Hamrick, adjunct faculty of dance,...

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ACC hosts three panelists for Women in IT Spring Speaker Series

Posted on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:50pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its Women in IT Spring Speaker Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).  “The lack of women...

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Chantae Recasner

ACC talks Black History Month: Chantae Recasner

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:50pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Dr. Chantae Recasner, Faculty and Instructional Development dean....

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ACC study reveals record levels of straight-ticket voting

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:46pm

Straight-ticket voting reached a record level of 67.49 percent of ballots cast for the U.S. Senate candidates during the November 2018 general election, a more than six percentage point (pp) increase compared to the 2014 election. These findings...

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Feb 2019 Food Drive

Donate now to the ACC Food Drive

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting donations for its spring food drive during the month of February. Donations benefit the ACC Food Pantry Program. Sponsored by Student Life, the program provides canned foods and other non-perishable goods...

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ACC hosts Admiral McRaven & Ambassador Crocker for “Preventing Conflict”

Posted on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts retired Admiral William McRaven and Ambassador Ryan Crocker for “Preventing Conflict: The Role of Diplomacy and Development in Reducing Insecurity,” a conversation about lessons learned from the frontlines of...

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ACC Spring 2019 Short Semester Registration is Open

Posted on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) current and prospective students can still sign up for courses they need with short semester classes. The college offers more than 600 short semester courses. Classes are offered online and on campus on days, evenings...

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ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House

Posted on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its annual Health Sciences Open House Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000 (3101 Webberville Rd.) for prospective students and their families to explore careers in...

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RN-to-BSN Program hosts site review for accreditation

Posted on Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:55am

The ACC RN-to-BSN Nursing Program will host a site review for accreditation of its program. The public is invited to meet the site visit team and share comments about the program Thursday, February 28, at 4 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000,...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Mervin J. Jones

Posted on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:32am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Mervin J. Jones, Student Affairs dean. He has gone from serving our...

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ACC Paints New Picture: Adrienne Hodge Featured at Art Gallery

Posted on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:56pm

More than a dozen pieces of art cover the walls at Collections on the Block. The Downtown Austin art gallery invites visitors to see paintings by Adrienne Hodge and explore new worlds.  “I am a big fan of space and astronomy. It is just something...

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