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ACC recognized as one of the nation’s top community colleges

Posted on 11/06/2019 - 1:10pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is named one of the top community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program for its commitment to strong and improving student outcomes. Colleges were reviewed for learning,...

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Connect with the hottest careers in Central Texas at ACC Fest

Posted on 11/05/2019 - 10:39am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites current and prospective students and their families to explore majors and career paths at the annual ACC Fest.   DATE: Saturday, November 9, 2019 TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. LOCATION: ACC Highland Campus, 6101...

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ACC hosts two community meetings on Pinnacle Campus future

Posted on 11/05/2019 - 9:16am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host a series of Community Conversations to share information and get feedback about the future of its Pinnacle Campus in Southwest Austin. The conversations will be held at Oak Hill United Methodist...

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ACC’s Great Questions Lecture Series tackles works of renowned poet Rumi

Posted on 11/05/2019 - 7:48am

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to discuss the influence of 13th-century Persian poet Jalal al-Din Rumi at the Fall 2019 Great Questions Lecture Series. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p...

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ACC celebrates with third annual Veterans Day Commemoration

Posted on 11/04/2019 - 9:28am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes veterans, students, their families, and employees to the third annual Veterans Day Commemoration from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, November 11, at ACC Elgin Campus (1501 U.S. 290, Elgin).  Veterans and...

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Studio 512 cooks up support for student scholarships through Boots & Bats Gala

Posted on 10/28/2019 - 10:54am

Studio 512 cooks up support for student scholarships through Boots & Bats Gala Austin Community College (ACC) hosts the second annual Boots & Bats Gala Saturday, November 2, to support student scholarships.  Date: Saturday, November 2 Time:...

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"A mentee's success is gratifying;" Judy Arriaga shares her experience as an Ascender mentor

Posted on 10/25/2019 - 4:04pm

The Ascender/Catch the Next program at ACC is a college readiness and completion organization empowering students to catch their college and career dreams. Students receive accelerated instruction in English and Math, academic counseling, writing...

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ACC provides life-saving skills to teen drivers at Public Safety Training Center

Posted on 10/24/2019 - 9:18am

Teenagers are leaving Austin Community College (ACC) with life-saving skills after a daylong hands-on driving training event at the Hays Campus Public Safety Training Center (PSTC).  “Statistically, younger drivers are involved in too many fatal and...

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Student Life 2018-19 Annual Report is now available

Posted on 10/23/2019 - 11:11am

ACC's Office of Student Life served 27,469 students during the 2018-19 academic year, an 11 percent increase from the year before, according to latest Student Life Annual Report. Additionally, the number of student interactions has increased by 78...

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ACC named finalist for national Excelencia award

Posted on 10/21/2019 - 12:26pm

ACC only community college in Texas recognized for Latino success by Excelencia in Education Austin Community College (ACC) is a national finalist, and the only community college in Texas, for the 2019 Examples of Excelencia recognition. The award,...

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ACC named among Top 10 Highest Hispanic Enrolling 2-year Institutions

Posted on 10/21/2019 - 12:00pm

Austin Community College (ACC) was ranked the ninth largest Hispanic-enrolling two-year institution in the country in The Hispanic Outlook on Education annual top 100 issue. Also, among all two-year and four-year schools, ACC ranks 25th in the...

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Take a look inside the future of Rio Grande Campus: Office mock-ups on display now

Posted on 10/17/2019 - 11:24am

Miniature offices have taken shape inside ACC Highland, Building 4000. The project teams for the ACC Rio Grande Campus renovations developed mock-office displays for ACC employees and staff to visit and explore the new furniture options for the main...

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Culture of Communications Survey: Findings and Next Steps

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

From Office of Communications and Marketing Vice President Brette Lea: 

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President's Podcast: The Power of the Scholarship

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 1:17pm

Data show ACC students who receive a scholarship are four times more likely to graduate than the general student population. In the October President's Podcast, ACC President/CEO, Dr. Richard Rhodes, sits down with Jim Koerner, ACC Foundation Board...

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Fall 2019 Campus Conversation Recap

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 1:09pm

ACC students, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to hear college updates and ask questions at the Fall 2019 Campus Conversation on Thursday, October 3, at Eastview Campus.

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ACC Nursing named Best of the Best for 2nd straight year

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 12:14pm

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Nursing Program was selected 2019 Best of the Best among area nursing programs by community voters in an online poll through the Austin American-Statesman.

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ACC Board of Trustees October 7 Recap

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 11:45am

The ACC Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, October 7, to hear college updates, discuss and vote on various contracts, and review opportunities for the Pinnacle property. More information on Pinnacle can be found here.

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