ACC Faculty and Staff

Congratulations April 2019 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:58am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for April 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress Creek...

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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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Month-in-Review: April 2019

Posted on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:12am

Tuesday, April 2 | Clothing DriveNearly 100 students benefited from the joint Adjunct Faculty Association/Student Life Clothing Drive at Round Rock Campus. The college collected more than 500 articles of professional, interview-appropriate clothing...

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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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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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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 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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“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 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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ACC hosts inaugural Employee Wellness Fest 2019

Posted on Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites faculty and staff to its inaugural Employee Wellness Fest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Eastview Campus Courtyard (3401 Webberville Road). "We're celebrating the fifth year of the Employee...

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Forging a career: ACC student follows passion to become better engineer

Posted on Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:51pm

Sparks of light cascade around the welding technology lab at Round Rock Campus. It’s often seen as a predominantly male profession, but Rebecca Giuntoli is breaking that perception. The University of Texas at Austin sophomore is majoring in...

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ACC hosts Astronaut Stephanie Wilson & NASA’s Destination Station, 4/24.

Posted on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and the NASA Drive to Explore mobile exhibit, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at ACC Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The event is part of NASA’s Destination Station...

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ACC explores global hunger at Global Issues Spring Speaker series

Posted on Tue, 04/16/2019 - 8:43am

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global hunger at the 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series Wednesday, April 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3101 Webberville Rd.).  ACC Philosophy adjunct professor Dr. Linda...

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ACC hosts 13th annual Día de la Familia Festival, 4/27

Posted on Tue, 04/16/2019 - 8:19am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 13th annual Dí­a de la Familia Festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The interactive, family-friendly event celebrates Mexican-American...

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ACC named nation’s first Adobe Creative community college

Posted on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 4:50pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is the first community college in the nation to be designated as an Adobe Creative Campus. The entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite will be available to ACC staff, students, and faculty at no-to-minimal cost, starting...

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Annual CPPPS fundraiser examines future of Texas public school finance

Posted on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 4:35pm

Austin Community College's Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) explores the future of public school finance at its annual Building Tomorrow's Leaders fundraiser luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Sheraton...

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Earth Week 2019

ACC celebrates Earth Week April 22-26. Explore events districtwide.

Posted on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with dozens of events districtwide April 22 to April 26, with pre-party events starting Saturday, April 13. "We are so excited to host ACC's largest Earth Week yet with...

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ACC hosts 8th Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium

Posted on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:47am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a day of art, music, and discussion focused on peace and conflict transformation at its 8th Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Eastview Campus, Building...

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ACC starts bidding process to determine fate of Pinnacle building

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 1:05pm

  The Austin Community College District (ACC) is now accepting bids for its Pinnacle Campus building and the nine acres it sits on in Southwest Austin. The remaining 49 acres are not for sale because the college wants the option to build on this...

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Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Long

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:58pm

Stephanie Long has worked in the heat of the Mojave Desert and through a blizzard in Wyoming but, given the choice to work anywhere in the world, she would prefer to stay here in Austin. "There are so many unique opportunities to contribute to the...

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Congratulations March Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:46pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Elgin...

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Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: April 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:22pm

Highland Campus Phase 2 Construction crews continue work on Highland Campus Phase 2. Structural steel erection was completed in February. Shoring and formwork for the connector bridge and social stair foundation at the paseo have started. The paseo...

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Adobe Creative Cloud available to students, faculty, and staff at no-to-minimal cost

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:03pm

Austin Community College (ACC) has been selected as an Adobe Creative Campus, which means students, faculty, and staff will have access to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite for no-to-minimal cost starting Monday, April 15. Under the agreement,...

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From the Student Affairs VP: ACCelerators thrive with the help of President’s Leadership Excellence Award winner

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 11:49am

The President's Leadership Excellence Award is given to staff who have shown outstanding leadership, service and dedication to Austin Community College that has gone beyond the duties listed in their job description. Among the recipients this year,...

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Month-in-Review: March 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:45am

Spring Food DriveAustin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff collected a total of 2,262 pounds of food during the Spring Food Drive in February. Anyone who missed out can still donate to any Student Life office year-round. Read more here....

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Earning As: April 2019

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:57am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Haydee Victoria Suescum, Art professor, celebrated the installation of one of her...

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President’s Podcast: ACC's Strategic Plan: Dedicated to Every Student's Success

Posted on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:11am

Developed in collaboration with our community, ACC’s Strategic Plan ensures all areas of the college remain focused on developing strategies to reach common goals and improve student success.  ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses the...

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Equity Advocates Town Hall: Helping DACA students thrive

Posted on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:19pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an Equity Advocates town hall meeting to explore and discuss issues and resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligible students 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Riverside Campus,...

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Support student scholarships at inaugural Riverbat Paddle Battle

Posted on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 9:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) and American Constructors co-host the inaugural Riverbat Paddle Battle supporting ACC student scholarships 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Rowing Dock on Lady Bird Lake (2481 Stratford Dr.). “Nothing is...

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ACC to evaluate selling portion of Pinnacle Campus property

Posted on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 1:35pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will explore opportunities to sell the Pinnacle Campus building and the nine acres it sits on in Southwest Austin. The remaining 49 acres are not for sale because the college wants the option to build on...

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Donate to luggage drive for foster care alumni by May 9

Posted on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 2:45pm

Donations are now being accepted for Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transition from foster care. “Being a foster kid has many challenges that other kids often don't experience. When you are shuffled from place to...

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Fulbright Scholar Seal 2018-19

ACC named top Fulbright U.S. Scholars college

Posted on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:48pm

Austin Community College (ACC) has been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2018-2019 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ACC is the only community college in Texas to be awarded this designation. "A Fulbright Scholar Grant is a...

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ACC Casting Call

Calling all Riverbats to share their ACC story

Posted on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 11:00am

Austin Community College (ACC) is casting students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college who want to show their Riverbat pride. The college is hosting a casting call 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at ACC Highland, Building 4000...

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ACC hosts town hall to explore college programs for high school students

Posted on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:39am

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on the importance of getting students of color to start college while in high school. The Building Bridges town hall event is 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Millennium Youth...

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Spring break

ACC closed for spring break 3/18 - 3/24

Posted on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:05am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 25. Graduation applications are still being accepted. Students may apply at austincc.edu/...

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ACC celebrates different cultures with International Festival 2019

Posted on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 2:13pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and their families to celebrate culture, art, religion, business, and language from across the globe at the second annual International Festival 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at ACC Highland,...

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March Progress Report: Framing and MEP continues at ACC Highland and Rio Grande campuses

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:34pm

At ACC Highland Phase 2, construction teams continue work on framing, steel erection, and the exterior shell. Exterior window installation also continues, along with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work.  12-18-2018 aerial HLC2 (1)....

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Congratulations February Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:26pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Elgin...

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Month-in-Review: February 2019

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:20pm

Feb 23 | Health Science Open House: Austin Community College (ACC)hosted its annual Health Sciences Open House Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus for prospective students and their families to explore careers in...

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ACC congratulates 2019 Teaching Excellence Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:16pm

AllWinners2.jpg Austin Community College (ACC) congratulates the recipients of the following annual awards recognizing excellence in teaching and leadership. “These faculty, staff, and administrators are outstanding...

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More than 2,200 join ACC at first SXSW showcase

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Texas leaders joined together at The Promiseland Project Presents: The Skill-Up Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) to dispel negative stigmas around skilled careers, elevate the value of a two-year education,...

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ACC hosts second annual Boots & Bats Gala 11/2

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:57pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host its second annual Boots & Bats Gala supporting student scholarships on Saturday, November 2, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). “We’re excited to bring back this...

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Earning A's: Faculty and Staff achievements, activities, and accolades

Posted on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:52pm

Out of six nominees, Austin Community College (ACC) was selected as DivInc’s Champion of Change Program of the Year for ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center planning work. The awards were held Friday, March 1, at Austin...

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ACC examines climate change in Global Issues Speaker Series

Posted on Sun, 03/10/2019 - 1:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global climate change as part of the college's 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC's International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eastview...

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ACC joins local & state leaders to tackle workforce gaps at SXSW

Posted on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) partners with local and state leaders to examine the importance of higher education in closing workforce gaps with a two-day SXSW festival Sunday, March 10, and Monday, March 11. The Promiseland Project Presents: The...

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