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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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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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Apply now for ACC’s RN-to-BSN Program

Posted on Thu, 05/23/2019 - 4:54pm

Registered nurses (RNs) looking to advance their careers may apply now for Austin Community College’s (ACC) RN-to-BSN Program. Applications for fall 2019 are accepted until Saturday, June 1. “Nursing is one of the most in-demand, fastest growing...

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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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Hundreds of foster youth benefit from 2019 ACC Luggage Drive

Posted on Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:01pm

Hundreds of students transitioning from foster care will benefit from donations received during this year's Austin Community College (ACC) Luggage Drive. The 10th annual Luggage Drive raised $1,250 and 44 pieces of luggage. Items were delivered...

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ACC celebrates record high graduation numbers at Spring Commencement

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:58pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will celebrate record high graduation numbers at 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. "Our students leave ACC with...

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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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The Provost's Corner: Guided Pathways at ACC - An ongoing journey

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:39am

Despite significant efforts by talented and dedicated faculty, staff and administrators across our college for the past three years, we recognize that many still have questions about what Guided Pathways is and what it means for how we all think...

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Student Life

From the Student Affairs VP: Student Life - Empowering Student Leadership

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:11am

On April 24, Student Life closed out the 2018-2019 year with the 19th annual Nite in the Life awards ceremony. Student Life staff celebrated and honored Austin Community College (ACC) students, faculty, staff, student organizations, and campus teams...

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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 votes to keep tuition and fees steady for sixth consecutive year

Posted on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 9:13am

For the sixth consecutive year, in-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will not change. The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tuition and fee rates for 2019-20 during its regular May meeting Monday, May...

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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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2019 ACC Eco Bag Art Contest

ACC graphic design student wins 2019 Eco Bag art contest

Posted on Tue, 04/23/2019 - 8:22am

ACC graphic design student Melanie Sutherland won the 2019 Eco Bag Art contest. Nearly 20 designs were submitted for the sixth annual Student Eco Bag Design Contest. Faculty, staff, and students selected Sutherland’s design through districtwide...

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