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Students: Apply now for summer STEM experience

Posted on 12/18/2020 - 10:30am

Austin Community College District (ACC) students interested in careers in biopharmaceuticals may apply now for a special, summer STEM program. Applications are now open for the 2021 NIIMBL eXperience. The two-week virtual program provides students...

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Celebrating student success improvements

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 4:47pm

Austin Community College District's 2020 fall commencement was a celebration of the college's largest group of graduates to date — more than 3,400 students. Combined with the number of students who graduated in spring, ACC will have recognized more...

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2020 Year in Review

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 3:51pm

2020 has been a year like no other. As we mark the end of the year, we look back at the lessons learned and achievements and accomplishments that occurred collegewide to promote equity and inclusion and keep our students on track.

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Inside Highland Phase 2: Music and MBPT

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 2:37pm

ACC Highland Campus' newest phase is nearing completion, and many departments have started the move-in process. The credit classes expected to start in spring 2021 -- and are therefore among the first to make the move -- are Culinary, Architectural...

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ACC Board of Trustees December 7 Recap

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 1:48pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its December regular meeting on Monday, December 7, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting.

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Riverbats Giving This Season

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 1:29pm

2020 has challenged us in many ways, and Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff have stepped up to help this holiday season.

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ACC Fall 2020 Retirees

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 1:10pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to recognize the following employees who retired this semester and thank them for their service to the college. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the comments below....

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2020 ACC Faculty and Staff In Memoriam

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 12:39pm

As 2020 comes to a close, we remember the Austin Community College District employees we lost this year. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the comments below. January 2020 Dr. Marla K. Dean, Drama adjunct professor,...

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Earning As: November 2020

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 12:28pm

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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Congratulations November 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 12:06pm

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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ACC extends & expands tuition cuts for fast-track training programs

Posted on 12/16/2020 - 2:32pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) extends and expands deep discounts in fast-track training programs to help get more Central Texans into promising career fields — quickly. The 50-percent tuition discount is now available through August 2021...

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ACC Experts: Giving During the Holiday Season – Or Any Time

Posted on 12/15/2020 - 10:30am

By Barry Silverberg, Director, Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College www.nonprofitaustin.org bsilverb@austincc.edu Giving is a very personal thing Whether intentionally or not, giving is based upon our values, what we believe, and...

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2020 virtual commencement celebration

#ACCGrads: Join us on social media to celebrate ACC's 2020 graduates!

Posted on 12/11/2020 - 9:35am

Congratulations, Riverbats! More than 3,400 associate degree and certificate earners are invited to ACC's fall virtual commencement on Saturday, December 12. A special pre-show event begins at 10 a.m. The commencement ceremony starts at 11 a.m....

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ACC Board of Trustees welcomes in new trustee

Posted on 12/11/2020 - 9:09am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed its newly elected trustee and recognized its outgoing board member during the board’s general meeting Monday, December 7. The Honorable Judge Clifford Brown held the honor of swearing in new...

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Graduate Spotlight: Meet John Barnard

Posted on 12/08/2020 - 3:53pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement with a virtual ceremony Saturday, December 12. Our graduates are sharing their own stories about their experience at ACC and their goals...

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ACC Experts: Five things to know about food safety

Posted on 12/08/2020 - 9:55am

  Written by: Jessica Carrales, ACC Culinary Arts Assistant and Student December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month which puts a focus on keeping food safe. As you prepare any holiday feast or treat, here are the top five things to keep in mind...

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Application Assistance now available in person by appointment only

ACC to begin offering on-campus, in-person application assistance for spring registration

Posted on 12/04/2020 - 1:17pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is gradually expanding on-campus services to help enroll students for spring classes. Beginning Monday, December 7, the college will offer in-person application assistance. Visitors will be required to...

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Up Overnight: How ACC’s monolith went from idea to reality in 48 hours

Posted on 12/04/2020 - 12:07pm

Central Texas is in the spotlight for having its own monolith pop up overnight, but this one is no mystery. Faculty, students, and former students from ACC’s Welding Department custom-built an eight-foot-tall silvery column, and installed it at the...

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Graduate Spotlight: Meet Shannon Pinales

Posted on 12/03/2020 - 1:43pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement with a virtual ceremony Saturday, December 12. Our graduates are sharing their own stories about their experience at ACC and their goals...

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Month-in-Review: November 2020

Posted on 12/03/2020 - 1:01pm

Riverbat Week 2020Austin 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...

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