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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: November 2020

Posted on 12/03/2020 - 9:09am

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

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Riverbats Giving Back: ACC Foundation raises more than $8,000 for student scholarships on #GivingTuesday

Posted on 12/02/2020 - 4:24pm

In just 24 hours, the Central Texas community donated more than $8,100 to ACC student scholarships and emergency aid. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, marked the annual #GivingTuesday campaign, an international day of charitable giving. For the fifth year...

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ACC celebrates 3,400+ graduates for 2020 fall commencement

Posted on 12/02/2020 - 12:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement. The virtual ceremony will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12. More than 3,400 students are invited to participate. That’s up...

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ACC Phi Theta Kappa student honored for excellence in writing

Posted on 11/30/2020 - 2:26pm

Out of more than 370 submissions nationwide, Austin Community College District (ACC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student, Azucena Enloe, was awarded an honor for excellence in writing. Azucena submitted a fictional piece she wrote called “What Stays with...

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COVID-19 Update

Spring 2021 planning amid COVID-19

Posted on 11/24/2020 - 1:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) administration is using knowledge learned about the virus over the past few months to inform spring planning and what another semester in the time of COVID-19 looks like. 

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Celebrating Ten Years of Riverbats

Celebrating 10 years of Riverbat pride

Posted on 11/24/2020 - 12:04pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Central Texas went purple November 16-20 to celebrate Riverbat Week 2020. Throughout the week, the cities of Austin, Kyle, Leander, and Round Rock issued proclamations declaring it Riverbats Day in their...

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ACC Best Online Colleges Anywhere. Anytime.

ACC's online programs ranked among top in the state and nation

Posted on 11/24/2020 - 11:10am

Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks top in the state and nation in online learning according to two recent reports. The recognition comes at a time where the college has grown its online and distance education programs in response to the...

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Explore Drones at ACC: College hosts Drone Demo Day at PSTC

Posted on 11/24/2020 - 9:09am

Austin Community College District (ACC) hosted its first-ever Drone Demo Day Wednesday, November 18, at the Public Safety Training Center at Hays Campus to promote its newest drone training certification program.

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Regional Advisory Committees present annual report to ACC Board of Trustees

Posted on 11/23/2020 - 11:19am

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) presented annual reports to the ACC Board of Trustees during the November 16 work session.  The three 11-member committees, which formed in 2018, represent ACC’s north,...

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Happy Thanksgiving

ACC closes 11/26 in observance of Thanksgiving, spring registration remains open

Posted on 11/21/2020 - 10:37am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26. The college will reopen at 8 a.m, Monday, November 30.

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ACC Experts weigh in on tips to prepare for a remote career

Posted on 11/18/2020 - 4:38pm

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic changed the way we learn and work. Now, Austin Community College District's (ACC) Career Services team is sharing ways to prepare students for the new job market. Written by: ACC Career Services team Impacts on...

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Meet ACC’s new dean of Liberal Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Posted on 11/16/2020 - 11:59am

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed a new dean of Liberal Arts this fall. DeShaunta Stewart, whose preferred name is Stewart, leads the college's Social & Behavioral Sciences programs. In this role, Stewart works in close...

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October 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 12:56pm

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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26th Annual Giving Tree Campaign supports ACC students with children

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 12:50pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is expanding its annual Giving Tree Campaign. Now in its 26th year, the campaign supports students and their families over the holiday season. Last year, more than 400 children and 200 student families were...

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Meet the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Association President

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 12:37pm

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the incoming 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally.

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Academic Master Planning in Final Phase

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 11:34am

The Austin Community College District 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) is in the final stretch. The AMP serves as a guide to the college's collective academic vision, administrative supports, and strategic plans for the future. The AMP is designed...

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ACC Nursing Program

ACC Nursing named Best of the Best for 3rd straight year

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 11:20am

For a third straight year, community voters selected Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Nursing Program as the best program in Central Texas in the 2020 Best of the Best awards, hosted by the Austin American-Statesman.  

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ACC Board of Trustees November 2 Recap

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 11:01am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, November 2, to hear college updates, discuss the financial report, and learn about two new grants for student success via teleconference due to the...

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Veterans Day 2020 Profiles: Hillary Ray Smith

Posted on 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 Day Profiles: James Daniels

Posted on 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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