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ACC closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 3:18pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 25. Staff will resume remote operations 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. Registration for summer courses remains open through the weekend. The college’s pass/no pass grading...

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Month-in-Review: April/May 2020

Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 2:00pm

Student Emergency Fund close to $150k goalACC faculty, staff, and the community have raised $145,380 as of May 19 for the Student Emergency Fund through the Keep a Dream Going campaign. The amount is $4,620 shy of the $150,000 goal. The fund helps...

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Tuition won’t increase for 7th consecutive year at Austin Community College

Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:31pm

Austin Community College continues to be the most affordable college option in Central Texas. For the seventh consecutive year, the college recommended that the Board of Trustees hold tuition and fees steady. Trustees approved the proposed rates for...

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Need a break? Check out ACC’s list to watch, listen, or read

Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:01pm

A blanket, couch, and Netflix used to sound like a perfect way to unwind after a long week. Now it has turned into a daily routine as Central Texans stay at home to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have...

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2019 Student Success Report shows first wave of Pathways results

Posted on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 4:11pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is starting to see the first wave of results from its Guided Pathways initiatives, which are available in the 2019 Student Success Report. Dr. Charles Cook, ACC provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs...

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2020 Sustainability Report shows college’s progress toward zero-waste goal

Posted on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 1:21pm

Austin Community College (ACC) continues its work toward its goal of becoming Zero Waste by 2040 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. In May, the college presented its 2020 Annual Sustainability Report to the Board of Trustees. The report...

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ACC & Round Rock ISD celebrate first cohort of ECHS graduates

Posted on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:39pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) celebrate the first cohort of Early College High School (ECHS) graduates Monday, May 18. More than 100 RRISD students are expected to graduate from ACC’s ECHS program...

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ACC Board of Trustees May 4 Meeting Recap

Posted on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 4:33pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its May regular meeting on Monday, May 4, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trustees heard presentations on the 2019 Student Success Report and annual...

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Planning for fall semester underway at ACC

Posted on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:01am

Austin Community College (ACC) is planning for the fall semester. A cross section of the college — including faculty, student support services, IT, Administration, and more — are working together to identify how to safely resume teaching, learning,...

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ACC celebrates a record number of 2020 graduates

Posted on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) will recognize more than 2,900 students who are expected to graduate this semester. In addition, more than 3,200 students were invited to fall commencement in December, marking the college’s largest group of candidates...

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ACC’s Student Emergency Fund helps Entrepreneurship student stay focused on education

Posted on Tue, 05/12/2020 - 2:48pm

“Right now, it is just so important to have extra support. I lost hours at work. I was worried about just paying my bills.”  Austin Community College student, Stevani Flahaut, took a hit when the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak hit Central Texas.  “...

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More than 13,700 students enroll for ACC summer classes in first 24 hours

Posted on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:51pm

Registration for summer classes is underway at Austin Community College (ACC) for current and new students. Enrollment opened Monday, May 4. Within the first 24 hours more than 13,700 students had enrolled.  To compare, the total enrollment for...

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Tips for enrolling in summer classes

Posted on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 4:00pm

Registration for summer 2020 classes is underway at Austin Community College (ACC) for current and new students. Enrollment opened Monday, May , 2020. All courses will continue in online formats over the summer. Students also get free access to the...

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ACC Fashion Design, CAD, and Art faculty and staff pull resources to create protective equipment for employees and community

Posted on Thu, 04/30/2020 - 11:50am

Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff are creating essential personal protective equipment to help keep employees and the community safe and prepared during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Facial Coverings using Fashion Lab The...

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ACC students can now apply for federal CARES financial aid

Posted on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 5:19pm

Austin Community College (ACC) received the first portion of federal financial support to help students impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applications for the ACC CARES Act Student Aid opened Wednesday, April 29. Current and newly enrolled...

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ACC Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts webinar on ‘Peace in Relationships’

Posted on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 4:35pm

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Peace and Conflict Studies program goes virtual Friday, April 24, from noon to 1:15 p.m for a webinar on “Peace in Relationships: Leveraging Conflict for a Happier Life During and After the Pandemic.”  The event...

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ACC launches virtual events calendar

Posted on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:13am

As Austin Community College (ACC) transitions to virtual working, teaching, and learning environments, so do collegewide events. Many of the college events that were previously canceled are now available in online formats. To view all events, visit...

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ACC English Composition student wins 2020 Eco Bag Art contest

Posted on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 12:33pm

The ballots are in and the votes tallied. This year's winner of the seventh annual 2020 Eco Bag Art contest is English Composition student Diana Ruiz Trujeque.  acc1.JPG Faculty, staff, and students selected Diana out...

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Month-in-Review: February/March 2020

Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 10:54am

COVID-19 responseACC work and classes transitioned to remote environments following the spring break in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. The college launched an informational webpage — austincc.edu/coronavirus — in early...

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ACC provides students complete, unlimited tutoring online for free

Posted on Wed, 04/15/2020 - 10:37am

Unlimited, free tutoring is now available completely online for Austin Community College (ACC) students looking for extra support to finish the semester. All ACC courses will remain online through summer 2020 to help contain the spread of the...

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ACC to receive $13 million to support students impacted by COVID-19

Posted on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 5:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will receive $13,907,800 through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to support students through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The fund was authorized as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...

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ACC extends online classes through summer semester

Posted on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will move all summer classes online for the summer 2020 semester to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of students and employees.  “We are in uncharted territories that require...

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ACC distributes iPads to support students transitioning to online learning

Posted on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:17pm

Austin Community College is distributing nearly 1,000 iPads to students who need technology support to transition to online learning. Out of the nearly 8,500 students who completed the Student Technology Access Form, more than 700 said they don't...

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ACC campuses remain closed until May 31; Pass/Fail option available for semester

Posted on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 3:30pm

President amends grading policy to support students during transition to online learning Austin Community College (ACC) will offer a Pass/No Pass option for students this spring semester in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on classes....

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ACC campuses remain closed until 4/13. Classes resume online Monday, 3/30

Posted on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 8:18am

In an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our region, Austin Community College (ACC) has made the difficult decision to keep campuses closed to students and the public until Monday, April 13. Spring classes will resume remotely on...

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ACC prepares Personal Protective Equipment donations for local healthcare workers

Posted on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 2:16pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is assembling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to support regional healthcare workers and first responders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  “This is a difficult time for everyone in our community....

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Seeing inside Highland Building 2000: Departments moving in check out new digs

Posted on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 11:44am

Construction paused and the dust settled a bit as Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff took their first steps inside the newest phase of ACC Highland. Six months remain until doors open at Building 2000. The new campus features...

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24 Hours of Giving: Support ACC students during Amplify Austin

Posted on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 8:46am

Providing access to education requires support inside and outside the classroom, and Austin Community College (ACC) is working to meet those demands during Amplify Austin, a community-wide day of charitable giving, from 6 p.m., Thursday, March 5,...

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ACC scholar promotes success through life skills workshop: Connects community with resources beyond the classroom

Posted on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:55am

For Austin Community College (ACC) student Mical Juliet Divine, leaving a positive impact on her community is more than just a hope. "Looking at the current state of the world, I am not happy about it. I didn't just want to sit around and complain,...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Khayree O. Williams

Posted on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:40am

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 Khayree O. Williams, M.Ed., the founding director of the Truth,...

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Month-in-Review: January/February 2020

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 12:56pm

ACC faculty and staff prepare for new semester at Spring Development DaySpring Development Day, held on Friday, January 17, welcomed ACC faculty and staff to a new semester with a full day of work sessions to enhance practices and processes, improve...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: February 2020

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:39am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Persistent rainy, damp conditions slowed the rate of progress a bit in February, but construction continued to progress well.  Spray foam insulation applied to...

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Districtwide Campus Master Planning Process entering final stretch

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:21am

With the Districtwide Campus Master Planning Process (DCMP) approximately two-thirds of the way through, the Austin Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees heard an update from the project team at its February 17 work session. Pfluger Architects,...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D.

Posted on Wed, 02/26/2020 - 2:46pm

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 Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D., ACC's vice president of Human Resources....

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ACC talks Black History Month: Nina Means

Posted on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:22am

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 Nina Means, director of ACC's Fashion Incubator. From her former...

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Closing equity gaps in Austin: Austin Community College named “Leader College of Distinction”

Posted on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 9:51am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a national leader for its work to support underserved students, close equity gaps, and increase completion rates. The college was awarded the Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Joyce A. Tolofari

Posted on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:16am

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 Joyce Aberebigha Tolofari, MSN, RN, associate professor of...

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Dumpster diving helps ACC Welding student create masterpieces

Posted on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:15am

The saying ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, is a way of life for ACC welding and art student Valerie Chaussonnet.  Valerie is a self-proclaimed dumpster queen. Her artwork is often comprised of materials she finds cast aside in dumpsters...

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ACC Board of Trustees February 3 Meeting Recap

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 10:29am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, February 3, to learn about a new partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, hear updates on Developmental Math and spring enrollment...

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#RealCollege Survey results show ACC students lack food & housing security

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 9:41am

Nearly two-thirds of Austin Community College (ACC) students struggled to find affordable food and housing in the past year, according to the 2019 #RealCollege Survey Institution Report released February 12. The report, prepared by the Hope Center...

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help fund Career Scholars Program

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 8:55am

Austin Community College (ACC) has partnered with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help fund the college's Career Scholars program for graduating high school students. The Foundation announced it would pledge $1.25 million over five years...

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Changes to Developmental Math curriculum adding up to student success

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 8:17am

The number of students enrolled in Developmental Math at Austin Community College (ACC) is declining — and that's a good thing. "That means we are getting them into their college credit courses faster," says Dr. Charles Cook, provost/executive vice...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves 2020 federal legislative priorities

Posted on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:18pm

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees recently endorsed the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) and Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) 2020 federal legislative priorities. Campus Operations and Public...

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ACC is doubling enrollment for its Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Posted on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:23am

With enrollment expected to double in fall 2020, Austin Community College (ACC) invites future engineers to a series of information sessions about the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. The co-enrollment program allows students to...

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ACC named top-producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for second consecutive year

Posted on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:13am

For the second straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs released its 2019-2020 list Monday, February 10....

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Find a career in healthcare: ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House

Posted on Mon, 02/10/2020 - 8:53am

Demand for local healthcare professionals is growing. One in every four new jobs expected over the next decade in Central Texas is in healthcare. Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its annual Health Science Open House for students and the...

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Time running out to apply for ACC’s nationally-recognized Nursing Program

Posted on Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:11pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting applications for its nationally-recognized nursing program. Students have until February 21 to apply for the fall 2020 cohort.  The college’s vocational nursing (LVN) program was recently named among the...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Noble Udoh

Posted on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 1:20pm

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 Noble Udoh, ACC Student Government Association President for the...

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