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Emergency Preparedness Week: Students, faculty, and staff practice best actions to stay safe

Posted on Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:02pm

Safety and security for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Austin Community College District (ACC) remain the top priority for the college. The college will put its training to practice during Emergency Preparedness Week from Monday, January...

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ACC participates in Community College Day; students ask for more investment in community colleges

Posted on Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:51am

Austin Community College District (ACC) students, faculty, and staff joined hundreds of their peers at the State Capitol to push for increased investment in community colleges during the 88th Texas legislative session.  About a dozen ACC students...

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ACC awarded Department of Education grant to support stop-outs

Posted on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 1:02pm

Disruptions caused by the pandemic remain an obstacle for students across the nation. At Austin Community College District (ACC), students who want to complete their degree are now eligible for new support. The college was awarded a new Department...

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ACC Named Best Community Colleges in Texas by Intelligent.com

Posted on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 9:57am

College recognized for cost, quality, ROI, and student support Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks in the top 10 best community colleges in Texas, according to a new online report. Intelligent.com researched and evaluated more than 3,000...

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ACC Board Meeting January 17 Recap

Posted on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 8:41am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its first regular meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, January 17, at Highland Business Center. Trustees received an update on Chancellor’s Priority 1: Equity, discussed ACC’s federal and...

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Submit your original design for ACC’s 11th Annual Eco Bag Contest

Posted on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 8:25am

Submissions are now open for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) 11th annual Eco Bag Contest. The deadline to submit your design is Noon, Tuesday, January 31. This year’s theme is “The Urgency of Now.”  The top designs will be put before the...

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Calling all parents: Join us for ‘Ready, Set, Learn’ on Saturday, January 28

Posted on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 12:02pm

It’s a new year with new opportunities to learn and grow. ACC invites you to the next edition of ‘Ready, Set, Learn!’ This collaborative program between ACC and Austin PBS is designed for busy parents juggling school, work, and parenting. All ACC...

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ACC honors Black History Month 2023 with events, essay contest

Posted on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:58am

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture and society. ACC commemorates the month with a series of in-person and hybrid events open to ACC faculty, staff, students,...

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CommuniTEA & Conversation Series Supports Iranian Students, Community Members

Posted on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:40am

The spring 2023 schedule for ACC’s CommuniTEA & Conversation series is out. These gatherings are aimed at supporting our Iranian Riverbats and others in our community with ties to Iran. Presented by ACC’s Center for Peace & Conflict and the...

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ACC hosts spring vaccination clinics

Posted on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:36am

ACC hosts two vaccination clinics this spring for eligible ACC students, employees, and community members. The clinics will offer free COVID-19 and flu vaccines to eligible members of the community. Clinics are first come, first serve, and no...

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TRHT Week 2023

ACC hosts Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation week

Posted on Tue, 01/17/2023 - 9:15am

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 16, through Friday, January 20. The 2023 theme is...

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ACC is closed in honor of MLK Day January 16, 2023

ACC closes in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted on Fri, 01/13/2023 - 9:52am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. With support from the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center, the college will participate in...

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ACC’s Children's Lab School re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Posted on Wed, 01/11/2023 - 10:12am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Children's Lab School was awarded re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) –– one of the highest available for early childhood programs in the United States...

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Vote now! ACC’s MBPT space nominated for Best Recording Studio in Austin

Posted on Tue, 01/10/2023 - 11:16am

Cast your ballot now! Austin Community College District (ACC) is a finalist for the 2022/2023 Austin Music Poll by The Austin Chronicle. For the first time, ACC’s Music Business, Performance & Technology (MBPT) studios at the Highland Campus are...

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Find the Main Entrances at Your ACC Campus

Posted on Tue, 01/03/2023 - 8:29am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will implement new safety measures on campus beginning in the spring 2023 semester as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen campus security and ensure the continued health, safety, and well-being of the ACC...

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ACC closes for winter break

Posted on Mon, 12/19/2022 - 1:20pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, until 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 3.  Spring registration will remain open through the break. Students may view the spring course schedule...

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ACC Board of Trustees December 12 Recap

Posted on Fri, 12/16/2022 - 10:55am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, December 12, to hear college updates, swear-in new board members, and discuss student success.  Below are highlights from the meeting. ACC...

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ACC Massage Therapy students win scholarship

Three ACC massage therapy students awarded $5,000 scholarship

Posted on Wed, 12/14/2022 - 10:48am

Three Austin Community College District (ACC) students will get extra support to complete their educational journey. The ACC Massage Therapy students are in the inaugural cohort of the Massage Heights and Zenoti Foundation’s $50,000 scholarship...

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ACC Board of Trustees welcome newly elected trustee, swear-in reelected trustees & appoint new officers

ACC Board of Trustees welcome newly elected trustee, swear-in reelected trustees & appoint new officers

Posted on Wed, 12/14/2022 - 10:39am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) swore in one newly elected and two returning trustees while also recognizing the public service of an outgoing board member during the board’s general meeting Monday, December 12, 2022. The Honorable...

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ACC’s online programs named Top Online College for second straight year

Posted on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 10:16am

For the second straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is named one of America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek. The ranking is based on online degree programs, including hybrid programs with online and offline courses or exams. ACC...

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Graduation Spotlight: Meet Juan Avalos

Posted on Thu, 12/08/2022 - 10:28am

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 graduates at its fall 2022 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Thursday, December 8 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. One of those students...

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ACC Highland will Light Up Purple to honor graduates

Posted on Wed, 12/07/2022 - 1:51pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) Highland Campus will LIGHT UP PURPLE from Wednesday, December 7, to Friday, December 9,  in honor of our summer and fall graduates. Graduates and their families are invited to come out and snap a picture in...

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Graduation Spotlight: Meet Valerie Rojas

Posted on Wed, 12/07/2022 - 10:41am

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 graduates at its fall 2022 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Thursday, December 8 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. One of those students...

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Graduation Spotlight: Meet Adriana Calixto

Posted on Mon, 12/05/2022 - 3:36pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 graduates at its fall 2022 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Thursday, December 8 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. One of those students...

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ACC celebrates 3,500+ graduates at fall commencement ceremony

Posted on Mon, 12/05/2022 - 1:48pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the more than 3,500 students invited to participate in its 2022 fall commencement ceremony. ACC’s celebration honors those who have completed an associate degree, workforce certificate, or high...

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Graduation Spotlight: Meet Rizwana Najam Khan

Posted on Mon, 12/05/2022 - 8:53am

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 graduates at its fall 2022 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Thursday, December 8 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. One of those students...

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Graduation Spotlight: Meet Bertha Juarez

Posted on Thu, 12/01/2022 - 9:21am

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 graduates at its fall 2022 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Thursday, December 8 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. One of those students...

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NXP donates $250K to ACC for scholarships

New $250k donation from NXP Foundation funds scholarships & new manufacturing lab

Posted on Wed, 11/30/2022 - 4:46pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a new $250,000 gift from NXP Foundation to support scholarships and a new advanced manufacturing lab at ACC Highland. The nonprofit organization associated with NXP Semiconductors presented a...

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Graduation Spotlight: Meet Batool Abbasi

Posted on Wed, 11/30/2022 - 4:03pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 graduates at its fall 2022 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Thursday, December 8 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. One of those students...

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ACC, SNHU sign articulation agreement

ACC & Southern New Hampshire University Launch New Partnership

Posted on Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:06pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) launch a new partnership to streamline transfer opportunities for ACC students seeking a bachelor’s degree. The college held its first in-person articulation...

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Support ACC students this #GivingTuesday

Posted on Mon, 11/21/2022 - 2:24pm

The ACC Foundation is asking the community to support ACC students on #GivingTuesday, November 29. The college hopes to raise $10,000 for student scholarships to fund four new annual scholarships. What you can do to give: On #GivingTuesday, November...

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ACC closed in observance of Thanksgiving

Posted on Fri, 11/18/2022 - 2:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24. All offices and campuses will reopen at 8 a.m., Monday, November 28. Registration remains open through the holiday weekend. The college offers...

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Registration is now open for spring classes at ACC

Posted on Wed, 11/16/2022 - 9:28am

Spring registration opens at Austin Community College District (ACC) for everyone on Monday, October 31. Students are encouraged to register early, because high-demand classes are filling up fast. “What is more important is finding a way to support...

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Fresh, local produce sold at two ACC Campus Farmer’s Markets

Posted on Tue, 11/15/2022 - 3:27pm

Get fresh produce grown by Austin Community College District (ACC) students at a bi-weekly Farmers Market. Students and faculty in ACC’s Agricultural Sciences program will be on campus selling local, fresh, chemical-free produce grown at the Elgin...

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Voters overwhelmingly approve ACC’s $770 million bond & elect 3 Trustees

Posted on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 2:13pm

Work begins immediately on districtwide improvement projects after voters approve Austin Community College District's (ACC) $770 million general obligation bond. According to election results, approximately 70% of ACC District voters approved the...

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ACC closed in observance of Veterans Day, November 11

Posted on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 12:41pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. All campuses and centers will reopen on their normal schedules Saturday, November 12. Registration for spring semester courses remains open for...

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ACC Lights Up Purple to Honor Largest Scholarship Gift in College History

Posted on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 9:45am

Paying for college is one of the biggest barriers students face. According to national data, 68 percent of students worry about having enough money to pay for school. Austin Community College District (ACC) is proud to celebrate the largest donation...

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ACC hosts Austin Studio Tour to feature local artists and collaborations

Posted on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 11:26am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will participate during weekends 1 & 2 of the 20th annual Austin Studio Tour. During weekend 1,  visitors will see demonstrations, exhibitions, performances, workshops, a two-day art sale, and guided...

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Make Your Mark! ACC professor takes time to allow students to vote together

Posted on Fri, 10/28/2022 - 2:08pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) believes everyone should make their mark this election and provides access to nonpartisan information to Central Texans. One ACC professor made sure to allow time to make sure her students had access to make...

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ACC receives $4M grant to expand child care for students

Posted on Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:22am

Austin Community College District (ACC) increases its support to students with children through a $4 million grant from the Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant Program.  The grant is a collaboration...

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‘A Legacy Beyond Bloodline’: ACC Hosts Former NFL Player Dr. Octavious Bishop

Posted on Wed, 10/19/2022 - 10:32am

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes Dr. Octavious Bishop for a conversation on mentorship, race, and inclusivity. ‘A Legacy Beyond Bloodline’ is cohosted by ACC’s Honors Program and the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus...

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ACC Honored for Successfully, Intentionally Serving Latino Students

Posted on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 11:46am

Austin Community College District (ACC) is one of nine institutions nationwide to earn recertification for the National Seal of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education for its ongoing work to support and serve Latino students. ACC was first awarded...

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Grand Reopening of Historic ACC Rio Grande Campus

Posted on Tue, 10/11/2022 - 5:11pm

The Rio Grande Campus at Austin Community College District (ACC) is back! ACC celebrated the grand reopening of Rio Grande Campus Main Building on Tuesday, October 11.  More than 300 people turned out for the college’s official ribbon-cutting...

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IMPACT Lab Grand Opening

ACC’s IMPACT Lab celebrates ribbon-cutting with local VIPs

Posted on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 9:28am

As the Central Texas Manufacturing sector continues to grow, Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of the ACC IMPACT Lab, the college’s manufacturing incubator.  When: Friday, October 14 Time: 9:30 a.m. Where: ACC...

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ACC Highland Campus Phase 2 wins Best Project Innovation

Posted on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 2:55pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Highland Campus Building 2000 won the prestigious Best Project Innovation award at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2022 Impact Awards. Highland Campus Phase 2 was recognized for its originality and creativity...

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ACC Chancellor selected to serve on ACT Board

Posted on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:56am

Austin Community College District (ACC) Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes was selected to serve on the American College Testing (ACT) board. Dr. Rhodes is one of three new members appointed to the board and is the only community college chancellor named...

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ACC hosts ACE Fellow to strengthen institutional and leadership capacity

Posted on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 8:03am

Dr. Lewis Image.jpg Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes its inaugural American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, Dr. Desmond Lewis. Lewis is one of 46 Fellows selected nationwide for the 2022-23 academic...

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ACC Trustees approve tax rate for 2022-23

Posted on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:48am

The tax rate remains among the lowest of community colleges statewide The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved a new tax rate for the 2022-23 property tax rate during a special meeting Thursday, September 22. The tax...

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ACC Highland Campus awarded Stars of Distinction for Excellence

Posted on Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:06am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Highland Campus is being awarded Stars of Distinction for Excellence by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) for the 2022-23 Exhibit of...

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Amado Pena Mural Unveiling at ACC Highland Campus

THANK YOU! New Amado Peña mural at ACC Highland Campus unveiled

Posted on Thu, 09/22/2022 - 11:39am

A big THANK YOU to the more than 250 people that came out to see the official unveiling of the new Amado Peña mural at Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Highland Campus on Tuesday, September 20. ‘Bridges to Success’ features artistic...

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