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Earning As: November 2020

Posted on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 12:28pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Renee Esparza, ACC director of Transfer Resources...

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Veterans Day 2020 Profiles: Hillary Ray Smith

Posted on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 1:38pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans James Daniels

ACC Veterans Day Profiles: James Daniels

Posted on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 4:34pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Dr. Erasmus Addae

Posted on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:10pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Kai Ferguson

Posted on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 2:44pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC veteran Mark Harden

ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Mark Harden

Posted on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 2:19pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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Earning As: October 2020

Posted on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:51am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. The Austin Community College District's Board of...

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Dr. Gary Moreno, El Centro Latino/Latin American Studies Center director

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Gary Moreno

Posted on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 12:02pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Meet Dr. Gary Moreno, ACC's new director of the Latino/...

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Dr. Susan Thomason

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Susan Thomason

Posted on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 5:47pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them and their advice for Hispanic/Latinx students. Dr. Susan (Susy)...

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Dr. Hector Aguilar

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Hector Aguilar

Posted on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 5:20pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them and their advice for Hispanic/Latinx students. Dr. Hector Aguilar has worked...

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ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Laura Marmolejo

Posted on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 4:37pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Dr. Laura Marmolejo is the department chair for Advanced...

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Dr. Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz

Posted on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 9:07am

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Dr. Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz has been at ACC for four years. She...

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Dr. Guillermo (Willie) Martinez

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Guillermo (Willie) Martinez

Posted on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 3:40pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. In his nine years at ACC, Dr. Guillermo (Willie)...

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Earning As: Summer 2020

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:09pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Excelencia in Education selected ACC's Transfer...

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Alejandra Polcik, manager of Hispanic Outreach Projects

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Alejandra Polcik

Posted on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 10:53am

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Meet Alejandra Polcik, the manager of Hispanic Outreach...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: ACC Master Advisor Hector Aguayo

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Hector Aguayo

Posted on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:24pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) asks influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them and their advice for Hispanic/Latinx students. Hector Aguayo is a...

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President's Podcast How ACC Adapted During COVID-19

ACC President's Podcast | Taking Learning & Teaching Online: How ACC adapted during COVID-19

Posted on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:33am

When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached Central Texas in mid March 2020, Austin Community College District transitioned to remote teaching and learning. In this President's Podcast, Dr. Richard Rhodes sits down with three ACC students and...

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Taking hands-on learning online: Biology lab

Posted on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 11:23am

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced Austin Community College (ACC) faculty to adapt their classrooms, labs, and simulations to a virtual environment. We are sharing the innovative ways our faculty are taking hands-on learning online. In this...

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Earning As: March/April 2020

Posted on Thu, 04/30/2020 - 12:06pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Missi Patterson, Full-Time Faculty Senate President and Psychology Professor, was...

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Black History Month profiles - Khayree Williams

ACC talks Black History Month: Khayree O. Williams

Posted on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:40am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Khayree O. Williams, M.Ed., the founding director of the Truth,...

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Gold stars

Earning As: February 2020

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 2:21pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Austin Community College (ACC) made the San Marcos Daily Record's Best of Hays Top 3...

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Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D.

ACC talks Black History Month: Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D.

Posted on Wed, 02/26/2020 - 2:46pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D., ACC's vice president of Human Resources....

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ACC Fashion Incubator Director Nina Means

ACC talks Black History Month: Nina Means

Posted on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:22am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Nina Means, director of ACC's Fashion Incubator. From her former...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Joyce A. Tolofari

Posted on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:16am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Joyce Aberebigha Tolofari, MSN, RN, associate professor of...

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Black History Month - Nicole Bell

ACC talks Black History Month: Nicole K. Bell

Posted on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:31am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. As ACC's Training and Development Coordinator, Nicole K. Bell travels...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Dr. Mary E. Harris

Posted on Fri, 02/14/2020 - 9:49am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Dr. Mary E. Harris, ACC vice president of Institutional Planning,...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Noble Udoh

Posted on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 1:20pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Noble Udoh, ACC Student Government Association President for the...

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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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Earning As: January 2020

Posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:40am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Governor Greg Abbott appointed ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes to the Texas...

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Amanda Dean, ACC ombudsperson

A Message from the Ombudsman: Reflecting on my first six months

Posted on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:23am

From the Office of the Ombudsperson: I have learned a lot in my first six months serving as the inaugural ombudsperson for ACC, and there are plenty of things I am still figuring out. One of the most inspiring things I have seen is that ACC...

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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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Earning As: December 2019

Posted on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 9:42pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. The ACC Student Money Management Office was named the Outstanding Financial...

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NACEP Marketing award

Earning As: November 2019

Posted on Thu, 11/14/2019 - 4:13pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. ACC's Office of Communications and Marketing was honored with 10 regional awards...

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Culture of Communications Survey: Findings and Next Steps

Posted on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 4:33pm

From Office of Communications and Marketing Vice President Brette Lea:  In October, the Office of Communications & Marketing sent out a survey to learn more about you, our faculty and staff, and how you get ACC information and, most importantly...

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Earning As: October 2019

Posted on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 9:50am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Shasta Buchanan, associate vice president of College and High School Relations, was...

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Earning As: September 2019

Posted on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 1:04pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below.  Nelson Brites, ACC Network Engineer I, was recognized as the 2019 ACC Employee of...

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Fall faculty first to undergo new hiring and onboarding processes

Posted on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 3:42pm

Changes have been made to ACC's faculty hiring and onboarding processes to help align with the college's strategic plan and, ultimately, improve student success. The 43 full-time faculty members hired this fall were the first to undergo the new...

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Top 3 Reasons to Attend General Assembly 2019

Posted on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 3:46pm

General Assembly 2019 Connections.png General Assembly 2019 Connections.png Each year, ACC employees from across the district gather at General Assembly to hear key college updates. This event helps connect the dots...

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Earning As: August 2019

Posted on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:12pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Ruth Reinhart, Student Support Services associate vice president; Dr. Guillermo "...

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Earning As: July 2019

Posted on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:37am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. ACC was named among the Top 50 U.S. Colleges With The Best Presidents by Great Value...

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Earning As: June 2019

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:34am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Government Adjunct Assistant Professor Julia Decker's...

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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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Stephanie Long

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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ACC at ACDA dance conference

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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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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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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Clarence Watson

ACC talks Black History Month: Clarence Watson

Posted on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:52am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Clarence Watson, an ACC Social Work student and student liason. He...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Marcus McQuirter

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 3:30pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Marcus McQuirter, the chair of ACC’s Drama Department. He received...

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Message from the Equity in Faculty Hiring Committee

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:44pm

The Austin metropolitan area is vibrant and complex. Our student body reflects this diversity and to ensure that we meet their needs, Austin Community College (ACC) has committed to efforts that foster equity-mindedness across the institution. These...

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