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ACC named nation’s first Adobe Creative community college

Posted on 04/15/2019 - 4:50pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is the first community college in the nation to be designated as an Adobe Creative Campus. The entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite will be available to ACC staff, students, and faculty at no-to-minimal cost, starting...

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Annual CPPPS fundraiser examines future of Texas public school finance

Posted on 04/15/2019 - 4:35pm

Austin Community College's Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) will explore the future of public school finance at its annual Building Tomorrow's Leaders fundraiser luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Sheraton...

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Earth Week 2019

ACC celebrates Earth Week April 22-26. Explore events districtwide.

Posted on 04/12/2019 - 2:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with dozens of events districtwide April 22 to April 26, with pre-party events starting Saturday, April 13.

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ACC hosts 8th Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium

Posted on 04/11/2019 - 11:47am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a day of art, music, and discussion focused on peace and conflict transformation at its 8th Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Eastview Campus, Building...

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ACC starts bidding process to determine fate of Pinnacle building

Posted on 04/10/2019 - 1:05pm

  The Austin Community College District (ACC) is now accepting bids for its Pinnacle Campus building and the nine acres it sits on in Southwest Austin. The remaining 49 acres are not for sale because the college wants the option to build on this...

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Stephanie Long

Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Long

Posted on 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.

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Congratulations March Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 04/10/2019 - 12:46pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Elgin...

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Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: April 2019

Posted on 04/10/2019 - 12:22pm

Construction crews continue work on Highland Campus Phase 2 and Rio Grande Campus renovations.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud available to students, faculty, and staff at no-to-minimal cost

Posted on 04/10/2019 - 12:03pm

Austin Community College (ACC) has been selected as an Adobe Creative Campus, which means students, faculty, and staff will have access to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite for no-to-minimal cost starting Monday, April 15.

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Curtiss Stevens, ACCelerators executive director

From the Student Affairs VP: ACCelerators thrive with the help of President’s Leadership Excellence Award winner

Posted on 04/10/2019 - 11:49am

In its fifth year, the Highland (HLC) ACCelerator has much to celebrate.

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Month-in-Review: March 2019

Posted on 04/10/2019 - 10:45am

Recaps of all the events that happened during March and early April 2019. 

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ACC at ACDA dance conference

Earning As: April 2019

Posted on 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.

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ACC President's Podcast

President’s Podcast: ACC's Strategic Plan: Dedicated to Every Student's Success

Posted on 04/10/2019 - 9:11am

Developed in collaboration with our community, ACC’s Strategic Plan ensures all areas of the college remain focused on developing strategies to reach common goals and improve student success. 

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ACC showcases high-skilled careers at Applied Tech Open House

Posted on 04/10/2019 - 8:58am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites prospective students and their families to learn about high-skilled careers and training opportunities at the ninth annual Applied Tech Open House 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Round Rock Campus,...

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Equity Advocates Town Hall: Helping DACA students thrive

Posted on 04/08/2019 - 12:19pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an Equity Advocates town hall meeting to explore and discuss issues and resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligible students 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Riverside Campus,...

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Support student scholarships at inaugural Riverbat Paddle Battle

Posted on 04/05/2019 - 9:16am

Austin Community College (ACC) and American Constructors co-host the inaugural Riverbat Paddle Battle supporting ACC student scholarships 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Rowing Dock on Lady Bird Lake (2481 Stratford Dr.).

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ACC to evaluate selling portion of Pinnacle Campus property

Posted on 04/02/2019 - 1:35pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will explore opportunities to sell the Pinnacle Campus building and the nine acres it sits on in Southwest Austin. The remaining 49 acres are not for sale because the college wants the option to build on...

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Donate to luggage drive for foster care alumni by May 9

Posted on 04/01/2019 - 2:45pm

Donations are now being accepted for Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transition from foster care. “Being a foster kid has many challenges that other kids often don't experience. When you are shuffled from place to...

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Fulbright Scholar Seal 2018-19

ACC named top Fulbright U.S. Scholars college

Posted on 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.

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