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Time running out to apply for ACC’s nationally-recognized Nursing Program

Posted on 02/06/2020 - 12:11pm

For Austin Community College (ACC) graduate Amanda Acosta, 2020 is bringing a lot of ‘new’.

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ACC talks Black History Month: Noble Udoh

Posted on 02/05/2020 - 1:20pm

Meet Noble Udoh, ACC Student Government Association President for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

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ACC approves new Vocational Nursing degree

Posted on 02/04/2020 - 1:16pm

Austin Community College (ACC) approved a new degree in Vocational Nursing to prepare students for entry-level positions in vocational nursing.

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Jamille Souza Madeira celebrates at winter 2019 commencement

ACC students named semifinalists for prestigious national scholarship

Posted on 01/31/2020 - 2:17pm

Jamille Souza Madeira celebrates at winter 2019 commencement with ACC mascot R.B. Three Austin Community College (ACC) students are semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. 

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week February 3-7

Posted on 01/31/2020 - 8:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) is preparing students, faculty, and staff by practicing emergency response procedures and testing its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week February 3-7. 

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"We are going to be your neighbors": ACC helps break the cycle at Lockhart Correctional Facility

Posted on 01/30/2020 - 4:48pm

“It’s hard to adjust when you have been gone as long as I have,” says Amber McEntire “I don’t even know how to work that phone in your hand, but I know how to build  electrical circuits.” For the past 15 years, Amber McEntire has been inside looking...

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ACC President's Podcast: next episode - ACCTV

New episode! ACC President's Podcast: A new era for ACCTV

Posted on 01/27/2020 - 4:15pm

Oh, it's on. In this ACC President's Podcast, Austin Community College President/CEO, Dr. Richard Rhodes, takes listeners inside ACCTV. The college's TV station — in the Office of Communications & Marketing — showcases the excellence and...

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ACC Board of Trustees January 13 Recap

Posted on 01/23/2020 - 8:58am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, January 13, to hear college updates, discuss legislative priorities, appoint members to the regional advisory committees (RAC), and discuss student...

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Texas A&M-Chevron Academy shows high success rate; plans to double enrollment

Posted on 01/22/2020 - 5:15pm

Austin Community College students enrolled in the Texas A&M-Chevron Academy achieve a 95 percent success rate, according to a student success report update presented to the Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Monday, January 13. The...

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ACC promotes racial equity through National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on 01/22/2020 - 4:05pm

"My dad is British, I am French, and my mom is from the West Indies so it can be hard to fit into a certain category. My artwork shows you don't have to be part of the category, you can be who you are, and that should be enough,” says Allison...

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Academic Master Plan launches with strategic planning meeting

Posted on 01/22/2020 - 12:58pm

Austin Community College kicked off the planning process for the 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) during a strategic planning meeting Wednesday, January 15, with representatives from ACC's academic areas including deans and program chairs and the...

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New tuition payment structure shows initial success

Posted on 01/22/2020 - 10:52am

Austin Community College (ACC) implemented its new tuition payment structure for spring 2020 and the new approach has seen initial success. "Overall, the implementation has gone well," says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO. "That's a testament...

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ACC seeks feedback for dual credit proposals

Posted on 01/21/2020 - 4:27pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is considering several proposals to provide better support for high school students enrolled in dual credit courses. The college is seeking feedback from faculty and staff. Dual credit students comprise 18 percent of...

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ACC Board of Trustees approve Regional Advisory Committee members

Posted on 01/21/2020 - 2:22pm

The Austin Community College Board of Trustees approved recommendations for the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) during is regular January board meeting.

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honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

ACC closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/20.

Posted on 01/16/2020 - 12:52pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will reopen Tuesday, January 21, which also is the start of the spring semester. 

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2019 Year in Review

Posted on 01/16/2020 - 10:50am

Austin Community College accomplished a lot in 2019. The college celebrated its highest number of spring and fall graduates, which included the first graduating class of RN-to-BSN students; opened the new ACC Fashion Incubator at ACC Highland;...

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Earning As: January 2020

Posted on 01/16/2020 - 9:40am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Governor Greg Abbott appointed ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes to the Texas...

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Amanda Dean, ACC ombudsperson

A Message from the Ombudsman: Reflecting on my first six months

Posted on 01/16/2020 - 9:23am

From the Office of the Ombudsperson: I have learned a lot in my first six months serving as the inaugural ombudsperson for ACC, and there are plenty of things I am still figuring out.

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HLC2 Paseo from the west

Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: January 2020

Posted on 01/15/2020 - 12:04pm

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Construction teams commemorated the topping-out of Rio Grande Campus on Wednesday, January 22. The event marked an important milestone for the project.

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