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ACC recognized as a Top Hispanic-Serving Online College in Texas

Posted on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 3:41pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is ranked as a Top Hispanic-Serving Online college or university in Texas by Texas Online Colleges. "Texas has 84 schools classified as Hispanic-serving institutions with student bodies greater than 25 percent...

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ACC hosts Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation week

Posted on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:38am

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to a weeklong series of events for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) week, Monday, January 18, through Friday, January 22. The 2021 theme is...

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ACC closes in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:19am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The college’s Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center will host several virtual events in honor of his...

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Students can apply now to join ACC’s BRASS Program

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 1:17pm

Applications are now open for students interested in joining Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Black Representation of Achievement Through Student Support (BRASS) program.  BRASS is designed to support the unique needs and interests of Black...

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ACC creates Cross-College Communications Team

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:36pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has established a Cross-College Communications Team (CCCT) to guide collegewide communications improvements and align communications strategies. The team will work to keep the ACC community engaged and well-...

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ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Quality Enhancement Plan

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:28pm

Note: All quotes below are from the 2018 SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a five-year plan that will "improve/enhance student learning and/or student success." It must demonstrate that ACC is committed to...

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ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Districtwide Campus Master Plan

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:17pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) has continued to have incredible growth in both our campus locations and facilities across the district. The Districtwide Campus Master Plan serves as the roadmap for the growth of our campuses and facilities...

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ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Academic Master Plan

Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:12pm

The Austin Community College District 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) will guide ACC's collective academic vision, administrative supports, and strategic plans for the future. The goal is to produce a concise plan that contains "big ideas" and...

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ACC Board of Trustees January 11 Recap

Posted on Wed, 01/13/2021 - 1:37pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its first meeting of 2021 on Monday, January 11, in a virtual format due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Below are highlights from the meeting. Chancellor’s Priorities The...

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Austin American-Statesman presents ACC with 2020 Best of the Best Award

Posted on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 8:48am

The Austin American-Statesman (Statesman) presented Austin Community College District (ACC) with the 2020 Best of the Best Award during the Board of Trustees’ virtual meeting on Monday, January 11. This was the third consecutive year for the college...

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ACC’s inaugural Equity Council selected

Posted on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 5:10pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) inaugural Equity Council has been selected and will have its first meeting in January 2021. The Equity Council is charged with helping the college reach its equity goals and serves as an advisory group to...

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ACC Board of Trustees welcomes in new trustee

Posted on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:34am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its first regular board meeting of 2021 3 p.m., Monday, January 11. The meeting is the Board’s first full meeting with newly elected Trustee Dana Walker as well as newly elected board officers.  In...

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ACC and Texas A&M University-Central Texas expand partnership

Posted on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:08am

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Texas A&M University-Central Texas (A&M-Central Texas) are expanding their partnership. Together, the institutions are building new, seamless undergraduate and graduate transfer pathways for ACC...

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ACC and Chancellor Rhodes recognized with Friend of Manufacturing Award

Posted on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 1:18pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) and ACC chancellor, Dr. Richard Rhodes, were awarded the 2020 Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Friend of Manufacturing Award. ARMA recognized the college for its work to create the new Advanced...

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Nominate an essential female worker to be recognized in a public art project

Posted on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 4:37pm

An Austin Community College District (ACC) photography professor is looking for essential female workers for a new public art project that will be featured on buildings throughout Austin. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Central Texas, Sarah Wilson,...

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ACC student awarded national Student Technology Champion

Posted on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 4:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) student Jack Russell was named a 2020-21 Student Technology Champion by the League for Innovation in the Community College. He was selected for the Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award. The recognition is...

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Prepare for the spring semester with ACC’s watch, read, and explore list

Posted on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 10:20am

Austin Community College District (ACC) spring semester is right around the corner and registration remains open. Classes begin Tuesday, January 19. As you enjoy the final weeks of the intersession, check out the latest content created by ACC to...

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Getting ahead: ACC experts explore four options to jumpstart college in high school

Posted on Mon, 12/21/2020 - 1:52pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) provides all high school students in the service area an opportunity to earn college credit while still attending high school at little to no cost. Our experts explore several options for students to take...

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ACC closes for winter break December 22 - January 4

Posted on Mon, 12/21/2020 - 10:08am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, until 8 a.m. Monday, January 4.  Spring registration will remain open through the break, and full virtual support services will resume...

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Students: Apply now for summer STEM experience

Posted on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 10:30am

Austin Community College District (ACC) students interested in careers in biopharmaceuticals may apply now for a special, summer STEM program. Applications are now open for the 2021 NIIMBL eXperience. The two-week virtual program provides students...

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Celebrating student success improvements

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 4:47pm

Austin Community College District's 2020 fall commencement was a celebration of the college's largest group of graduates to date — more than 3,400 students. Combined with the number of students who graduated in spring, ACC will have recognized more...

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2020 Year in Review

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 3:51pm

2020 has been a year like no other. As we mark the end of the year, we look back at the lessons learned and achievements and accomplishments that occurred collegewide to promote equity and inclusion and keep our students on track. JANUARYThe new...

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Inside Highland Phase 2: Music and MBPT

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 2:37pm

ACC Highland Campus' newest phase is nearing completion, and many departments have started the move-in process. The credit classes expected to start in spring 2021 -- and are therefore among the first to make the move -- are Culinary, Architectural...

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ACC Board of Trustees December 7 Recap

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 1:48pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its December regular meeting on Monday, December 7, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting. ACC says goodbye to outgoing...

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ACC Fall 2020 Retirees

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 1:10pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to recognize the following employees who retired this semester and thank them for their service to the college. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the comments below....

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2020 ACC Faculty and Staff In Memoriam

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 12:39pm

As 2020 comes to a close, we remember the Austin Community College District employees we lost this year. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the comments below. January 2020 Dr. Marla K. Dean, Drama adjunct professor,...

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ACC extends & expands tuition cuts for fast-track training programs

Posted on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 2:32pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) extends and expands deep discounts in fast-track training programs to help get more Central Texans into promising career fields — quickly. The 50-percent tuition discount is now available through August 2021...

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ACC Experts: Giving During the Holiday Season – Or Any Time

Posted on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:30am

By Barry Silverberg, Director, Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College www.nonprofitaustin.org bsilverb@austincc.edu Giving is a very personal thing Whether intentionally or not, giving is based upon our values, what we believe, and...

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2020 virtual commencement celebration

#ACCGrads: Join us on social media to celebrate ACC's 2020 graduates!

Posted on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 9:35am

Congratulations, Riverbats! More than 3,400 associate degree and certificate earners are invited to ACC's fall virtual commencement on Saturday, December 12. A special pre-show event begins at 10 a.m. The commencement ceremony starts at 11 a.m....

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Graduate Spotlight: Meet John Barnard

Posted on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 3:53pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement with a virtual ceremony Saturday, December 12. Our graduates are sharing their own stories about their experience at ACC and their goals...

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ACC Experts: Five things to know about food safety

Posted on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 9:55am

  Written by: Jessica Carrales, ACC Culinary Arts Assistant and Student December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month which puts a focus on keeping food safe. As you prepare any holiday feast or treat, here are the top five things to keep in mind...

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Application Assistance now available in person by appointment only

ACC to begin offering on-campus, in-person application assistance for spring registration

Posted on Fri, 12/04/2020 - 1:17pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is gradually expanding on-campus services to help enroll students for spring classes. Beginning Monday, December 7, the college will offer in-person application assistance. Visitors will be required to...

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Up Overnight: How ACC’s monolith went from idea to reality in 48 hours

Posted on Fri, 12/04/2020 - 12:07pm

Central Texas is in the spotlight for having its own monolith pop up overnight, but this one is no mystery. Faculty, students, and former students from ACC’s Welding Department custom-built an eight-foot-tall silvery column, and installed it at the...

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Graduate Spotlight: Meet Shannon Pinales

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 1:43pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement with a virtual ceremony Saturday, December 12. Our graduates are sharing their own stories about their experience at ACC and their goals...

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Month-in-Review: November 2020

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 1:01pm

Riverbat Week 2020Austin Community College District (ACC) and Central Texas went purple November 16-20 to celebrate Riverbat Week 2020. Throughout the week, the cities of Austin, Kyle, Leander, and Round Rock issued proclamations declaring it...

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ACC awarded two national grants to target equity gaps in higher education

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) was awarded two national Department of Education (ED) grants to support the college's work toward closing equity gaps and increasing student success.  "The best way we can support our community is by making...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: November 2020

Posted on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 9:09am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Over the last month, we've made a good bit of progress toward completing this project. We are only two months from substantial completion! Inside the building, on...

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Riverbats Giving Back: ACC Foundation raises more than $8,000 for student scholarships on #GivingTuesday

Posted on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 4:24pm

In just 24 hours, the Central Texas community donated more than $8,100 to ACC student scholarships and emergency aid. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, marked the annual #GivingTuesday campaign, an international day of charitable giving. For the fifth year...

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ACC celebrates 3,400+ graduates for 2020 fall commencement

Posted on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement. The virtual ceremony will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12. More than 3,400 students are invited to participate. That’s up...

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ACC Phi Theta Kappa student honored for excellence in writing

Posted on Mon, 11/30/2020 - 2:26pm

Out of more than 370 submissions nationwide, Austin Community College District (ACC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student, Azucena Enloe, was awarded an honor for excellence in writing. Azucena submitted a fictional piece she wrote called “What Stays with...

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COVID-19 Update

Spring 2021 planning amid COVID-19

Posted on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 1:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) administration is using knowledge learned about the virus over the past few months to inform spring planning and what another semester in the time of COVID-19 looks like.  “Our first priority was, and remains...

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Celebrating Ten Years of Riverbats

Celebrating 10 years of Riverbat pride

Posted on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:04pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Central Texas went purple November 16-20 to celebrate Riverbat Week 2020. Throughout the week, the cities of Austin, Kyle, Leander, and Round Rock issued proclamations declaring it Riverbats Day in their...

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ACC's online programs ranked among top in the state and nation

Posted on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:10am

Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks top in the state and nation in online learning according to two recent reports. The recognition comes at a time where the college has grown its online and distance education programs in response to the...

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Explore Drones at ACC: College hosts Drone Demo Day at PSTC

Posted on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 9:09am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosted its first-ever Drone Demo Day Wednesday, November 18, at the Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus to promote its newest drone training certification program. The event, hosted in coordination...

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Happy Thanksgiving

ACC closes 11/26 in observance of Thanksgiving, spring registration remains open

Posted on Sat, 11/21/2020 - 10:37am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26. The college will reopen at 8 a.m, Monday, November 30. Registration for spring courses remains open during the break. Most courses will remain...

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ACC Experts weigh in on tips to prepare for a remote career

Posted on Wed, 11/18/2020 - 4:38pm

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic changed the way we learn and work. Now, Austin Community College District's (ACC) Career Services team is sharing ways to prepare students for the new job market. Written by: ACC Career Services team Impacts on...

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Meet ACC’s new dean of Liberal Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Posted on Mon, 11/16/2020 - 11:59am

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed a new dean of Liberal Arts this fall. DeShaunta Stewart, whose preferred name is Stewart, leads the college's Social & Behavioral Sciences programs. In this role, Stewart works in close...

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26th Annual Giving Tree Campaign supports ACC students with children

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:50pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is expanding its annual Giving Tree Campaign. Now in its 26th year, the campaign supports students and their families over the holiday season. Last year, more than 400 children and 200 student families were...

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Academic Master Planning in Final Phase

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:34am

The Austin Community College District 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) is in the final stretch. The AMP serves as a guide to the college's collective academic vision, administrative supports, and strategic plans for the future. The AMP is designed...

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ACC Nursing named Best of the Best for 3rd straight year

Posted on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:20am

For a third straight year, community voters selected Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Nursing Program as the best program in Central Texas in the 2020 Best of the Best awards, hosted by the Austin American-Statesman.   “We are so proud of...

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