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ACC, Austin Pets Alive! & Bastrop County Animal Shelter start new partnership

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 3:37pm

Partnership places pets cared for by ACC Veterinarian Technology during the semester in loving homes Austin Community College (ACC) launches a first-of-its-kind partnership with Bastrop County Animal Shelter and Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to provide...

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Congratulations October Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 12:04pm

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

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Month-in-Review: November 2019

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 10:52am

Ascender at Viva la Vida

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ACC Board of Trustees discuss Pinnacle and Dr. Rhodes' contract at November 4 meeting

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 10:30am

The ACC Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, November 4, to hear college updates, vote on contracts, and discuss next steps for the Pinnacle property.

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A Message from Career Services: Thank YOU for making ACC Fest 2019 a success!

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 9:50am

More than 1,200 current and future students attended ACC Fest 2019 on Saturday, November 9, at the Highland Campus, Building 4000, to explore programs and get a hands-on career exploration experience.

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Top 5 reasons for ACC’s new tuition payment structure

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 8:59am

Starting with the spring 2020 semester, Austin Community College (ACC) students have a new tuition payment structure. Since the announcement went out in October, the college has been using various methods to communicate to students and staff to make...

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ACC celebrates nine years of Riverbat by going PURPLE, November 20

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 4:46pm

Put on your Riverbat T-shirt, hat, or anything purple to support the Austin Community College’s (ACC) commitment to student and community success with Riverbat Day on Wednesday, November 20. It celebrates nine years since ACC unveiled its official...

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NACEP Marketing award

Earning As: November 2019

Posted on 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.

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November Rio Grande and Highland construction projects updates

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 3:05pm

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager InteriorAll interior structural steel framing has been installed to infill the last remaining hole in the core of the building, from Level 0 all the way up to the...

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2nd Annual Boots and Bats Gala raises more than $250,000

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 2:15pm

With more than 500 attendees, 100 volunteers, and 300 pieces of art, the second annual Boots and Bats Gala raised more than $250,000 to help improve students' lives. Austin Community College hosted the Saturday, November 2, fundraising gala in...

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Trustees Unanimously Approve 1-Year Extension to President’s Contract

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 11:36am

The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to President Dr. Richard Rhodes' contract during its regular meeting Monday, November 4. Dr. Rhodes is now the college's longest-serving president to date.

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25th Annual Giving Tree Campaign aims to support 500 ACC students

Posted on 11/12/2019 - 1:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its 25th annual Giving Tree campaign to support students and their families over the holiday season. Faculty, staff, and the community are encouraged to visit the Giving Tree, located in the Student Affairs suite...

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Taking Life Online: Father, husband, veteran reaches new goals through online program

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

Challenge isn’t something David Klickman shys away from. He served tours in the Middle East with the U.S. Army in 2014 and 2015.  When he came back home, he returned to his job in account management and operations, but it wasn’t fulfilling. 

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Just keep growing: ACC experts provide your winter gardening guide

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

   By: Savannah Rugg, Agriculture Department Chair and Marissa Lankes, Sustainable Agriculture Continuing Education Manager  When it comes to gardening, Central Texas offers two seasons — hot and cold. So don’t put away the shears and spade just yet...

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Bursting at the seams: Treasured handmade fabric collection gifted to ACC Fashion Incubator

Posted on 11/07/2019 - 12:20pm

Cosette Russell was known for her fabric marbling techniques.  “Her work was displayed and sold at the Supreme Court gift shop and in the Smithsonian Museum Store Catalogue,” says Aysha White, Russell’s daughter. “She would want it to go to a...

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ACC honors those who served at Veterans Day events

Posted on 11/07/2019 - 9:22am

Austin Community College will host several districtwide events on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, to honor those who served our nation. "ACC is committed to helping veterans transition from the military to civilian life. The Veterans Day events...

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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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