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ACC approves new Vocational Nursing degree

Posted on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 1:16pm

Austin Community College (ACC) approved a new degree in Vocational Nursing to prepare students for entry-level positions in vocational nursing. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is structured to provide a flexible, affordable pathway for...

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Jamille Souza Madeira celebrates at winter 2019 commencement

ACC students named semifinalists for prestigious national scholarship

Posted on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 2:17pm

Jamille Souza Madeira celebrates at winter 2019 commencement with ACC mascot R.B. Three Austin Community College (ACC) students are semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  Cooke...

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week February 3-7

Posted on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 8:36am

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 February 3-7.  Emergency Preparedness Week is...

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"We are going to be your neighbors": ACC helps break the cycle at Lockhart Correctional Facility

Posted on Thu, 01/30/2020 - 4:48pm

“It’s hard to adjust when you have been gone as long as I have,” says Amber McEntire “I don’t even know how to work that phone in your hand, but I know how to build  electrical circuits.” For the past 15 years, Amber McEntire has been inside looking...

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ACC Board of Trustees January 13 Recap

Posted on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 8:58am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, January 13, to hear college updates, discuss legislative priorities, appoint members to the regional advisory committees (RAC), and discuss student...

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Texas A&M-Chevron Academy shows high success rate; plans to double enrollment

Posted on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 5:15pm

Austin Community College students enrolled in the Texas A&M-Chevron Academy achieve a 95 percent success rate, according to a student success report update presented to the Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Monday, January 13. The...

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ACC promotes racial equity through National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 4:05pm

"My dad is British, I am French, and my mom is from the West Indies so it can be hard to fit into a certain category. My artwork shows you don't have to be part of the category, you can be who you are, and that should be enough,” says Allison...

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Academic Master Plan launches with strategic planning meeting

Posted on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:58pm

Austin Community College kicked off the planning process for the 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) during a strategic planning meeting Wednesday, January 15, with representatives from ACC's academic areas including deans and program chairs and the...

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honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

ACC closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/20.

Posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:52pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 21, which also is the start of the spring semester.  Registration for spring classes...

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2019 Year in Review

Posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:50am

Austin Community College accomplished a lot in 2019. The college celebrated its highest number of spring and fall graduates, which included the first graduating class of RN-to-BSN students; opened the new ACC Fashion Incubator at ACC Highland;...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: January 2020

Posted on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:04pm

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Construction teams commemorated the topping-out of Rio Grande Campus on Wednesday, January 22. The event marked an important milestone for the project. InteriorInside...

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ACC commemorates National Day of Racial Healing with several events

Posted on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:11am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to a series of events commemorating National Day of Racial Healing on January 21, 2020, and January 24, 2020. "This is a day we come together to dedicate ourselves to...

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New Year's resolution to lose weight? ACC experts help prevent common injuries

Posted on Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:52am

For those looking to stay active over the holiday season, it’s important to protect yourself from acute and overuse injuries. ACC’s Exercise Science department chair Pamela Soto explains what to watch for and steps you can take to protect yourself...

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ACC Bioscience Incubator hosts open house

Posted on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:20pm

Explore the advanced labs and best-in-class instrumentation that's building the biotechnology industry in Central Texas The ACC Bioscience Incubator (ABI) hosts an open house at its state-of-the-art facility for faculty, staff, and students to...

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ACC closes for winter break December 20 - January 1

Posted on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 11:11am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Friday, December 20. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, January 2. Spring registration will remain open through the break. Students seeking registration...

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ACC Registered Nursing program selected as one of the best in Texas

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:18am

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Nursing Program is recognized as one of the best Registered Nursing (RN) programs in Texas by NursingProcess.org — a leading online source for nursing education and career information. The site analyzed 134...

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ACC Board of Trustees December 2 Recap

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 9:45am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, December 2, to hear college updates, discuss a new degree, and vote on a contract for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider to...

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Parking at ACC is going digital

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 9:32am

Hangtags could be a thing of the past at Austin Community College (ACC) as the college looks to revamp its parking system to make on-campus parking throughout the district easier, safer, and more convenient. "Parking is becoming increasingly...

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A Message from Student Affairs: Supplemental Instruction Study Sessions Target Student Success

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 9:01am

Student Leaders Mentor Their Classmates In Math, Science, History and MoreThe Supplemental Instruction (SI) review sessions program launched in 2008 is a proven success strategy for increasing student GPAs and reinforcing study skills for their...

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ACC Board selects new ERP provider

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 8:46am

The process to replace Austin Community College District's Colleague software continues to move forward. At its December 2 regular meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve contract negotiations with Workday, Inc. to implement and provide...

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Regional Advisory Committees share initial report

Posted on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 8:36am

Austin Community College's Regional Advisory Committees (RAC) completed their initial analyses of ACC's north, central, and south regions and presented the first annual report to the ACC Board of Trustees during the November 18 work session. The...

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ACC hears from the community about the future of Pinnacle

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 10:12pm

Austin Community College held two Community Conversations in southwest Austin in December to provide updates on the college's Districtwide Campus Master Plan (DCMP) and let the community weigh in on the future of its 58-acre Pinnacle Campus. Dozens...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: December 2019

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 3:43pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Two large cranes are on site erecting the last structural steel members to frame out the rooftop penthouse and place the curved tube steel framing for the new atrium...

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RB turns 9!

Month-in-Review: December 2019

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 3:19pm

ACC celebrates 9th annual Riverbat DayACC students, staff, and faculty were encouraged to #GoPurple on November 20 to show their pride on Riverbat Day. Additionally, ACC's official mascot R.B. visited multiple ACC campuses to celebrate nine years of...

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ACC welcomes 3,200 students for fall commencement 12/13

Posted on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:26pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate record-high graduation numbers at its fall commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 13, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 3,200 students are invited to participate. When:...

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Professors inspire ACC graduate Sarah A. to new destinations

Posted on Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:33am

Just months after graduating from ACC, Sarah Alanis is taking her degree the distance. This December, she wraps up her first semester toward a bachelor’s degree in Italy.  “I’m studying at John Cabot University in Rome, focusing on international...

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ACC hosts Australia for 9th annual Basketball All-Stars Exhibition Games

Posted on Tue, 12/10/2019 - 8:36am

BOTHMENSTEAMS2011.jpg BOTHMENSTEAMS2011.jpg ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Tuesday, December 10, at the Dittmar Recreation Center (1009 W. Dittmar Rd.). The ninth annual...

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Start Thinking About Filing Your 2019 Taxes: Tips from the ACC Experts

Posted on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:19pm

Fall is the perfect time to begin thinking about filing your 2019 taxes. Before the end of the year, take advantage of these tips to ensure that you’ll have hassle-free tax filing in April. 1. Check your federal income tax withholding. Take a moment...

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Explore a future in Engineering at ACC and Texas A&M

Posted on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:05pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an information session for students who want to learn more about the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. The event will be held 10 a.m to noon, Saturday, December 7, at Highland Campus, Building...

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Retiring CPPPS founding director inspired the next generation of civic leaders

Posted on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 8:54am

William 'Peck' Young may be known as a tough operative in the political arena — "'Get out of my way' — I was famous at the Capitol for saying that. I was never paid to be pleasant. I was paid as a professional for things that aren't pleasant." But,...

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ACC names director of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:29pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) names Khayree Williams as the new director of the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center (TRHT).  “I’m eager and excited to get started,” says Williams. “I consider myself a...

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ACC approves new architecture degree

Posted on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:18pm

New transfer program provides affordable entry into growing industry and addresses workforce equity gaps   Austin Community College (ACC) approved a new degree in Architecture to provide a more affordable pathway for students to transfer to...

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ACC’s Z-Degree program awarded prestigious Texas Star Award

Posted on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:00pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Z-Degree program was recognized as one of the top college programs in the state — awarded a 2019 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board during an awards reception Friday, November 22...

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Happy Thanksgiving

ACC closed in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen Monday, 12/2. Spring registration remains open.

Posted on Wed, 11/27/2019 - 8:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28. All offices and campuses will reopen 8 a.m., Monday, December 2.  Registration for spring courses will remain open. Students may apply and register for...

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ACC collects games & puzzles for annual Brown Santa Program

Posted on Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:20am

Austin Community College (ACC) is collecting donations for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program. The annual gift drive supports families in need. This year, the Sheriff’s Office is collecting games and puzzles.   “When I was much...

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Boots & Bats silent auction is back! Bidding continues through December 13

Posted on Tue, 11/19/2019 - 3:04pm

There’s still time to support student scholarships by bidding on one-of-a-kind artwork from the second annual Boots & Bats Gala. The silent auction reopens Monday, November 18, until 5 p.m. Friday, December 13. Every dollar raised supports...

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Facilities update before and after lighting

Renovating and Repairing: Capital Improvement Projects Districtwide

Posted on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 3:47pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is taking a concerted effort to renovate and repair facilities and systems districtwide. "ACC's campuses are a part of our identity. Each one has its own character and history and has served our students and community...

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ACC, Austin Pets Alive! & Bastrop County Animal Shelter start new partnership

Posted on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 3:37pm

Partnership places pets cared for by ACC Veterinarian Technology during the semester in loving homes Austin Community College (ACC) launches a first-of-its-kind partnership with Bastrop County Animal Shelter and Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to provide...

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Month-in-Review: November 2019

Posted on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:52am

Ascender at Viva la VidaOn Saturday, October 26, students, faculty, staff, friends, and family of Ascender joined the citywide Viva la Vida fest parade, celebrating Día de Los Muertos. This festivity was organized by Mexic-Arte and the City of...

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A Message from Career Services: Thank YOU for making ACC Fest 2019 a success!

Posted on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 9:50am

From Trish Welch, ACC Career Services director: More than 1,200 current and future students attended ACC Fest 2019 on Saturday, November 9, at the Highland Campus, Building 4000, to explore programs and get a hands-on career exploration experience....

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Top 5 reasons for ACC’s new tuition payment structure

Posted on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 8:59am

Starting with the spring 2020 semester, Austin Community College (ACC) students have a new tuition payment structure. Since the announcement went out in October, the college has been using various methods to communicate to students and staff to make...

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ACC celebrates nine years of Riverbat by going PURPLE, November 20

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 4:46pm

Put on your Riverbat T-shirt, hat, or anything purple to support the Austin Community College’s (ACC) commitment to student and community success with Riverbat Day on Wednesday, November 20. It celebrates nine years since ACC unveiled its official...

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November Rio Grande and Highland construction projects updates

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 3:05pm

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager InteriorAll interior structural steel framing has been installed to infill the last remaining hole in the core of the building, from Level 0 all the way up to the...

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2nd Annual Boots and Bats Gala raises more than $250,000

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 2:15pm

With more than 500 attendees, 100 volunteers, and 300 pieces of art, the second annual Boots and Bats Gala raised more than $250,000 to help improve students' lives. Austin Community College hosted the Saturday, November 2, fundraising gala in...

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Trustees Unanimously Approve 1-Year Extension to President’s Contract

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 11:36am

Dr. Richard Rhodes becomes the longest-serving president/CEO at the college The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to President Dr. Richard Rhodes' contract during its regular meeting...

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25th Annual Giving Tree Campaign aims to support 500 ACC students

Posted on Tue, 11/12/2019 - 1:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its 25th annual Giving Tree campaign to support students and their families over the holiday season. Faculty, staff, and the community are encouraged to visit the Giving Tree, located in the Student Affairs suite...

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Taking Life Online: Father, husband, veteran reaches new goals through online program

Posted on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 11:05am

Challenge isn’t something David Klickman shys away from. He served tours in the Middle East with the U.S. Army in 2014 and 2015.  When he came back home, he returned to his job in account management and operations, but it wasn’t fulfilling.  “I wasn...

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Just keep growing: ACC experts provide your winter gardening guide

Posted on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 10:39am

   By: Savannah Rugg, Agriculture Department Chair and Marissa Lankes, Sustainable Agriculture Continuing Education Manager  When it comes to gardening, Central Texas offers two seasons — hot and cold. So don’t put away the shears and spade just yet...

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Bursting at the seams: Treasured handmade fabric collection gifted to ACC Fashion Incubator

Posted on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:20pm

Cosette Russell was known for her fabric marbling techniques.  “Her work was displayed and sold at the Supreme Court gift shop and in the Smithsonian Museum Store Catalogue,” says Aysha White, Russell’s daughter. “She would want it to go to a...

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ACC honors those who served at Veterans Day events

Posted on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:22am

Austin Community College will host several districtwide events on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, to honor those who served our nation. "ACC is committed to helping veterans transition from the military to civilian life. The Veterans Day events...

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