News https://www.austincc.edu/news/feed en Closing equity gaps in Austin: Austin Community College named “Leader College of Distinction” https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/closing-equity-gaps-austin-austin-community-college-named-%E2%80%9Cleader-college-distinction%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr">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 <a href="https://www.achievingthedream.org/news/18006/eleven-community-colleges-earn-honor-for-excellence-in-student-success">Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the Dream</a>(ATD) Thursday, February 20. </p></div></div></div> Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:51:51 +0000 sydney.pruitt 45884 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/closing-equity-gaps-austin-austin-community-college-named-%E2%80%9Cleader-college-distinction%E2%80%9D#comments ACC talks Black History Month: Joyce A. Tolofari https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/acc-talks-black-history-month-joyce-tolofari <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span>Meet Joyce Aberebigha Tolofari, MSN, RN, associate professor of Professional Nursing.</span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:16:00 +0000 victoria.garza 45879 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/acc-talks-black-history-month-joyce-tolofari#comments Dumpster diving helps ACC Welding student create masterpieces https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/dumpster-diving-helps-acc-welding-student-create-masterpieces <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p dir="ltr">The saying ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, is a way of life for ACC welding and art student Valerie Chaussanet. </p> <p dir="ltr">Valerie is a self-proclaimed dumpster queen. Her artwork is often comprised of materials she finds cast aside in dumpsters at Riverside Campus.</p> <p dir="ltr">“All my life I've collected art supplies that I didn't know how to use and what to do with. I like to use discarded materials and transform them. When they're all polished and shiny, they're really beautiful.”</p></div></div></div> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:15:20 +0000 sydney.pruitt 45877 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/dumpster-diving-helps-acc-welding-student-create-masterpieces#comments ACC talks Black History Month: Nicole K. Bell https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/acc-talks-black-history-month-nicole-k-bell <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span>Meet <span>Nicole K. Bell,</span> ACC's Training and Development Coordinator.</span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:31:08 +0000 victoria.garza 45872 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/acc-talks-black-history-month-nicole-k-bell#comments ACC talks Black History Month: Dr. Mary E. Harris https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/acc-talks-black-history-month-dr-mary-e-harris <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span>Meet Dr. Mary E. Harris, ACC vice president of Institutional Planning, Development &amp; Evaluation.</span></p></div></div></div> Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:49:32 +0000 victoria.garza 45851 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/acc-talks-black-history-month-dr-mary-e-harris#comments Congratulations January 2020 Bravo Award Recipients https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/congratulations-january-2020-bravo-award-recipients <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January 2020. The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC.</p> <p><strong>Cypress Creek Campus</strong><br />Patricia Phea</p> <p><strong>Eastview Campus</strong><br />Adriana Thompson</p> <p><strong>Elgin Campus</strong><br />Sarah Peterson</p></div></div></div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:19:21 +0000 victoria.garza 45838 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/congratulations-january-2020-bravo-award-recipients#comments ACC Board of Trustees February 3 Meeting Recap https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/acc-board-trustees-february-3-meeting-recap <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>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 &amp; Susan Dell Foundation, hear updates on Developmental Math and spring enrollment, and approve a new Nursing degree. Below are highlights from the meeting.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:29:17 +0000 victoria.garza 45836 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/acc-board-trustees-february-3-meeting-recap#comments #RealCollege Survey results show ACC students lack food & housing security https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/realcollege-survey-results-show-acc-students-lack-food-housing-security <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Nearly two-thirds of Austin Community College (ACC) students struggled to find affordable food and housing in the past year, according to the <a href="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5bed243399f122edd399e7728/files/aad30d90-23c4-4bae-9f71-b7039b22eebb/RC2019_InstRpt_AustinCommunityCollegeDistrict.pdf" target="_blank">2019 #RealCollege Survey Institution Report</a> released February 12.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:41:06 +0000 victoria.garza 45835 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/realcollege-survey-results-show-acc-students-lack-food-housing-security#comments Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help fund Career Scholars Program https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/michael-susan-dell-foundation-help-fund-career-scholars-program <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Austin Community College (ACC) has partnered with the Michael &amp; Susan Dell Foundation to help fund the college's Career Scholars program for graduating high school students.</p> <p>The Foundation announced it would pledge $1.25 million over five years at the February 3 ACC Board of Trustees' meeting.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:55:49 +0000 victoria.garza 45834 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/michael-susan-dell-foundation-help-fund-career-scholars-program#comments Changes to Developmental Math curriculum adding up to student success https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/changes-developmental-math-curriculum-adding-student-success <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The number of students enrolled in Developmental Math at Austin Community College (ACC) is declining — and that's a good thing.</p> <p>"That means we are getting them into their college credit courses faster," says Dr. Charles Cook, provost/executive vice president of Academic Affairs.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:17:58 +0000 victoria.garza 45833 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2020/02/changes-developmental-math-curriculum-adding-student-success#comments