News https://www.austincc.edu/news/feed en Professors inspire ACC graduate Sarah A. to new destinations https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/professors-inspire-acc-graduate-sarah-new-destinations <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">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. </p> <p dir="ltr">“I’m studying at John Cabot University in Rome, focusing on international affairs. It’s nice to be able to focus on school. Up until now, I have been going to school while working three jobs.”</p> <p dir="ltr">After completing her Associate of Arts in Government, Sarah knew her journey was far from over.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:33:39 +0000 sydney.pruitt 45502 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/professors-inspire-acc-graduate-sarah-new-destinations#comments ACC hosts Australia for 9th annual Basketball All-Stars Exhibition Games https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/acc-hosts-australia-9th-annual-basketball-all-stars-exhibition-games <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>ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Tuesday, December 10</span>.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:36:53 +0000 jessicavess 45501 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/acc-hosts-australia-9th-annual-basketball-all-stars-exhibition-games#comments Need help paying your tuition? Interest-free payment plans are available now. https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/need-help-paying-your-tuition-interest-free-payment-plans-are-available-now Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:18:53 +0000 jessicavess 45494 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/need-help-paying-your-tuition-interest-free-payment-plans-are-available-now#comments Start Thinking About Filing Your 2019 Taxes: Tips from the ACC Experts https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/start-thinking-about-filing-your-2019-taxes-tips-acc-experts <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">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.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:19:52 +0000 sydney.pruitt 45491 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/start-thinking-about-filing-your-2019-taxes-tips-acc-experts#comments Explore a future in Engineering at ACC and Texas A&M https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/explore-future-engineering-acc-and-texas-am <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"><span>Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an information session for students who want to learn more about the Texas A&amp;M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. The event will be held 10 a.m to noon, Saturday, December 7, at Highland Campus, Building 1000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Academy is a co-enrollment program that allows students to complete the first two years of an A&amp;M Engineering degree at ACC before transitioning to College Station. </span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:05:08 +0000 sydney.pruitt 45477 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/explore-future-engineering-acc-and-texas-am#comments Retiring CPPPS founding director inspired the next generation of civic leaders https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/retiring-cppps-founding-director-inspired-next-generation-civic-leaders <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>William 'Peck' Young may be known as a tough operative in the political arena —</p> <p>"'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."</p> <p>But, when it comes to his students, he takes a different tone.</p> <p>"The students are why I came to Austin Community College. The students are why I stayed here. Working with students is what mattered to me. It's been a long, good run."</p></div></div></div> Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:54:35 +0000 victoria.garza 45475 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/retiring-cppps-founding-director-inspired-next-generation-civic-leaders#comments ACC names director of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/acc-names-director-truth-racial-healing-transformation-campus-center <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"><span>The Austin Community College District (ACC) names Khayree Williams as the new director of the college’s </span><a href="https://www.austincc.edu/business-community/truth-racial-healing-and-transformation"><span>Truth, Racial Healing &amp; Transformation Campus Center (TRHT)</span></a><span>. </span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:29:02 +0000 jessicavess 45473 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/acc-names-director-truth-racial-healing-transformation-campus-center#comments ACC approves new architecture degree https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/acc-approves-new-architecture-degree <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"><h4 dir="ltr"><span>New transfer program provides affordable entry into growing industry and addresses workforce equity gaps  </span></h4> <p>Austin Community College (ACC) approved a new degree in Architecture to provide a more affordable pathway for students to transfer to university architectural programs.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:18:59 +0000 jessicavess 45472 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/acc-approves-new-architecture-degree#comments ACC’s Z-Degree program awarded prestigious Texas Star Award https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/acc%E2%80%99s-z-degree-program-awarded-prestigious-texas-star-award <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) <a href="https://www.austincc.edu/academic-and-career-programs/z-degree">Z-Degree program</a> 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. </p> <p dir="ltr">The program reduces student debt by enabling students to complete an entire course of study without having to purchase a single textbook. </p></div></div></div> Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:00:53 +0000 sydney.pruitt 45471 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/12/acc%E2%80%99s-z-degree-program-awarded-prestigious-texas-star-award#comments ACC closed in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen Monday, 12/2. Spring registration remains open. https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/11/acc-closed-observance-thanksgiving-and-will-reopen-monday-122-spring-registration <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">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. </p> <p dir="ltr">Registration for spring courses will remain open. Students may apply and register for classes online at <a href="https://www.austincc.edu/campaign/spring/register-now">austincc.edu/spring</a>. The spring semester begins Tuesday, January 21.</p> <p dir="ltr">During the break, Campus Police will remain available and may be reached at 512-223-7999 in case of emergencies.</p> <div> </div></div></div></div> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:36:57 +0000 sydney.pruitt 45469 at https://www.austincc.edu https://www.austincc.edu/news/2019/11/acc-closed-observance-thanksgiving-and-will-reopen-monday-122-spring-registration#comments