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2019 Boots & Bats Gala summer update

Posted on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 2:52pm

Planning continues for the second annual Boots & Bats Gala supporting student scholarships. Invitations are going out this month. In July, Texas State Senator Kirk Watson and Dr. Aileen Bumphus accepted nominations to serve as co-chairs of the...

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ACC Board of Trustees August 5 recap

Posted on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 2:41pm

Austin Community College District's Board of Trustees approved a proposed property tax rate, reviewed the college's financial report, and met the new president elects for employee associations during its regular August meeting. Proposed Property Tax...

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ACC expands no-cost textbook options for students through new national partnership

Posted on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:46am

ACC students have saved more than $3.5 million through open educational resources over the past year  Austin Community College (ACC) is one of ten colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the 2019-2020 OpenStax Institutional...

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ACC and IBM partner to launch new apprenticeship program in Central Texas

Posted on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 4:43pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and longtime IT partner, IBM, announce a new apprenticeship program in Central Texas for students seeking careers in IT. The program, funded by a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant, aims to train 350...

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ACCTV gets a reboot

Posted on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 3:52pm

ACCTV, under the Office of Communications & Marketing, is now part of ACC Highland. The station finalized its move from Pinnacle Campus in late July. "This is a new era for ACCTV," says Brette Lea, ACC Communications & Marketing vice...

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ACC examines urgent workforce needs in new Workforce Development Report

Posted on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 2:30pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and the Austin Chamber of Commerce released the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation highlighting ACC’s efforts to build the workforce in the region’s most in-demand...

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Student Life awarded Governor’s Volunteer Award for commitment to volunteering

Posted on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:25am

Austin Community College's (ACC) Office of Student Life is the 2019 recipient of the Higher Education Community Impact Award - Community College — a Texas Governor's Volunteer Award. The awards — presented by the OneStar Foundation and Texas First...

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Faculty Spotlight: Haydee Victoria Suescum

Posted on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:36am

ACC Art Professor Haydee Victoria Suescum never set foot in an art museum during her formative years because there were none in Panamá at that time. Since then, her work has been displayed more than 50 times in museums around the world — from major...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: August 2019

Posted on Fri, 08/16/2019 - 4:48pm

What's new at Highland Phase 2?By: Pamela Collier, ACC Highland Phase 2 Project Manager All aspects of construction have progressed as the building is large and in various stages of construction from one end to the other. Exterior curtainwall,...

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New manufacturing program created to meet growing demand for high-skilled jobs

Posted on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:12pm

Manufacturing is a $12.3 billion industry in Austin with salaries averaging $75,000 a year to design and build things like medical devices, sensors, automation, solar energy equipment, and robotics. "With a 2.1% unemployment rate in Austin, the...

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Month-in-Review: July 2019

Posted on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 1:05pm

RB visits Dell Children's Medical CenterR.B. the Riverbat and two ACC nursing students spent some quality time cheering up patients at Dell Children's Medical Center. Student Danielle Butler called it a great opportunity to be involved with the...

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ACC’s first bachelor’s degree students complete the BSN program

Posted on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 3:48pm

23 Nursing students will complete their Bachelor’s degree in nursing this week at ACC Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates graduates of its first bachelor’s degree program with a completion ceremony 5 p.m., Friday, August 9, at Eastview Campus...

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Top 10 ways ACC is having an impact on Latino student success

Posted on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 3:09pm

Austin Community College (ACC) centralizes equity in all of its completion work, with the understanding that while ACC's objective is to support all ACC students in achieving their educational goals, different groups of students require different...

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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 student turns disability into opportunity for future generations

Posted on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:41pm

CBS Austin: Austin student turns disability into opportunity for future generations By: Allison Miller View story here: CBS Austin: Austin student turns disability into opportunity for future generations Austin Community College student, Alex...

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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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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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From Student Affairs: Financial Aid Office Takes an Active Role in Student Success

Posted on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:47am

ACC has long supported students in getting ready for college, worked with them to get them enrolled, and assisted them in receiving financial aid. But with more students participating in postsecondary education than ever before, and the adoption of...

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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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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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Crews continue renovation work at ACC Highland Phase 2 and Rio Grande Campus

Posted on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:00pm

ACC Highland Phase 2 Construction crews continue to work over the summer on the Highland Campus Phase 2 renovation project, including waterproofing exterior openings, pouring sound slabs and ramps, open stair steel installation, and reinstalling...

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ACC closed in observance of Independence Day

Posted on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. All offices reopen 8 a.m. Friday, July 5. Registration for 5.5-week summer courses remains open through Friday, July 5. Classes begin Monday, July 8....

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Tackle Transportation: Get your ACC Green Pass for free, unlimited Cap Metro rides.

Posted on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 1:50pm

For the second year in a row, Austin Community College (ACC) students, faculty, and staff can ride Capital Metro and Metro Rail for free using the all-new Digital Green Pass. The pass offers unlimited rides to class, work, and anywhere else for one...

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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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10 reasons to join ACC’s Honors Program

Posted on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:47pm

The ACC Honors Program is accepting new students for fall. Designed for high-achieving students looking for more advanced classes, Honors Program provides exclusive learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Students who complete the ACC...

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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’s Exercise Science program is first in state to be awarded accreditation

Posted on Wed, 06/19/2019 - 4:28pm

Austin Community College’s Exercise Science program was awarded initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in the area of Personal Fitness Training.  The program is the fifth in the nation to...

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Financial Aid: Get your money now

Get Help Paying for College: Five Things You Need to Know

Posted on Fri, 06/14/2019 - 8:36am

Need help paying for college? Austin Community College hosts Financial Aid Day Saturday, June 15, to help current and future students understand what options are available and help them through the application process. Here are five things to know...

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The ACCelerator: Advancing student success through customer service and accessibility

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 1:37pm

The ACCelerator is one of Austin Community College's (ACC) most innovative learning spaces with computer stations, academic and career coaching, learning lab tutors, study rooms, and classes. But the ACCelerator experience goes beyond the technical...

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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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From the Student Affairs VP: How financial literacy positively impacts ACC students

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:29pm

Lower tuition than four-year schools make community colleges an attractive option for many students, but worries about the cost of college and how to pay for it is nevertheless also widespread among these students. This is why ACC Student Affairs,...

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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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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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Better coaching, bigger gains

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:29am

Community College Daily: BY ELLIE ASHFORD JUNE 12, 2019     A student coaching initiative at Austin Community College (ACC) in Texas, launched in conjunction with the implementation of guided pathways, has led to solid gains in student success. An...

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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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The voice patients need: Inside ACC’s first bachelor’s degree program in nursing

Posted on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:09pm

 “I like being able to make a difference in people’s lives. Patients come to us that are sick or don’t know what’s going on. A nurse is their voice, encourages them, and is just that reassuring presence they need but don’t always get.” For Austin...

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Seal of Excelencia: Institutions Serving Latinos

ACC named finalist for national Seal of Excelencia

Posted on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 4:31pm

College recognized for its efforts to better serve Latino students, the fastest growing student demographic Austin Community College (ACC) is a national finalist for the inaugural Seal of Excelencia. The award, presented by Excelencia in Education,...

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Students get 1-on-1 help paying for college at Financial Aid Day

Posted on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 4:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) awards more than $70 million annually to help students pay for classes, books, and life expenses. Current and future students are invited to learn how to access these funds at Financial Aid Day from noon to 4 p.m.,...

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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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