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Like Mother Like Daughter: ACC nursing students keep it in the family

Posted on 05/19/2021 - 12:37pm

A mother and daughter duo are making a career in nursing a family affair. Marie Valerio and Catalina Arellano are taking their next steps after finishing up their respective programs at Austin Community College District (ACC).  "I am the first nurse...

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‘I never thought I was going to graduate from college’; Meet ACC’s Chancellor Student Achievement Award winner

Posted on 05/10/2021 - 9:23am

"There are so many possibilities at ACC. You don't just have to pick one thing and go with it. It's flexible enough for you to be able to pursue what you're passionate about. No matter your financial or personal situation, ACC has the resources...

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8 years in a row: Austin Community College District keeps tuition low

Posted on 05/05/2021 - 9:30am

For the eighth consecutive year, tuition and fees will remain at just $85 per credit hour for in-district students at Austin Community College District (ACC). The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tuition and fee rates for 2021...

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EXCLUSIVE: Get a first look at Austin Community College's newly renovated Rio Grande campus

Posted on 05/03/2021 - 2:33pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosted a tour of the Rio Grande Campus Building 1000 with Austin American-Statesman columnist Michael Barnes. EXCLUSIVE: Get a first look at Austin Community College's newly renovated Rio Grande campusBy:...

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ACC continues record breaking graduation numbers with spring 2021 ceremony

Posted on 05/03/2021 - 2:14pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates the accomplishments of 2,800+ graduates with a virtual spring graduation. Combined with the 3,400+ graduates being recognized during the fall commencement in December, this marks another record-...

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Proposed change to degree & certificate designations administrative rule

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 3:54pm

A proposed modification to Austin Community College District's (ACC) administrative rule 1.01.001 regarding degree and certificate designations is now available for review and comment by employees. The change proposed would add a Bachelor of Applied...

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Summer registration now open to current and future Riverbats

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 3:45pm

Registration is now open for anyone looking to get ahead this summer at  Austin Community College (ACC). The summer semester begins Tuesday, June 1, with 5-, 9-, and 10-week class options.  Teams are ready to work with students 1-on-1 to help them...

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ACC’s FY 2022 Budget Process Kicks Off

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:55pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is starting its fiscal year 2022 budget process with a balanced budget that keeps tuition and fees steady and includes compensation adjustment. Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president of Finance and...

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Renowned chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph launches new ACC scholarship

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:50pm

Award-winning chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph and the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Austin Community College District (ACC) to launch the Bristol-Joseph Scholarship Foundation. The foundation offers culinary scholarships to...

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Nina Almasy named new ACC Health Sciences dean

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:48pm

Dr. Nina Almasy has been named Austin Community College District's (ACC) new Health Sciences dean. She replaces Pat Recek, who retired after 24 years with the college in March.

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Month-in-Review: March 2021

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:45pm

Creativity Rocks With Musician Billy Morrison

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Rio Grande Campus construction update: April 2021

Posted on 04/22/2021 - 2:29pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager

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ACC Scholarships

7 Tips for Writing Your Scholarship Essay

Posted on 04/21/2021 - 4:56pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) scholarship application requires a personal essay—but don’t stress! It only needs to be 250-500 words. Here’s the prompt:  Please provide a personal statement of 250-500 words that discusses your educational...

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Weigh in on the future of Austin’s Fashion Industry

Posted on 04/20/2021 - 2:15pm

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Fashion Incubator and the City of Austin Economic Development Department invite residents to weigh in on future investments in Austin’s local fashion industry.

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ACC Visual Communications student wins 2021 Eco Bag Art contest

Posted on 04/19/2021 - 8:06am

This year's winner of the seventh annual 2021 Eco Bag Art contest is Hayley Deitemeyer, a visual communications student. Hayley’s design was selected out of 48 submitted designs through districtwide voting for Earth Week by faculty, staff, and...

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March 2021 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 04/08/2021 - 3:37pm

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. ACC...

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Earning As: March 2021

Posted on 04/08/2021 - 3:20pm

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.

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ACC Board Meeting April 5 Meeting Recap

Posted on 04/08/2021 - 3:07pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its April regular meeting on Monday, April 5, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting.

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The 3Cs at ACC spring 2021 update

Posted on 04/08/2021 - 2:48pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) 3Cs initiative has taken several steps this spring toward improving the climate at the college for all employees through collaboration, connection, and caring.

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New enrollment process launching for students

Posted on 04/02/2021 - 3:38pm

A look at Salesforce and what it means for new students at ACC  On Monday, April 5, 2021 Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a new onboarding process for new students. 

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