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Back to School Shopping: ACC grad prepares for her first day as a 4th grade teacher

Posted on 08/29/2019 - 4:15pm

Megan Whites is setting up her classroom for the first time.  “A lot of my scholars don’t come in on the first day with the supplies they need. So, I’m definitely going to stack up on those supplies.”  One of Austin ISD’s newest 4th grade teachers...

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Suiting up: Daniel Tully splits time between fighting fires and selling homes

Posted on 08/28/2019 - 11:45am

Sirens scream overhead as Daniel Tully tugs on his boots and grabs his helmet. He always envisioned a career serving his community.  “I never know what my day will be. One call could be to a pool, the next could be in a field, fighting a grass fire...

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ACC Study: Ending straight-ticket voting will lead to fatigue

Posted on 08/28/2019 - 8:43am

An analysis from the Austin Community College Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) indicates ending straight-ticket voting will lead to voter fatigue and “roll-off” in voting, especially among minorities and older voters.

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Second chances: Lockhart inmates graduate from community college

Posted on 08/26/2019 - 4:03pm

Austin American-Statesman: Second chances: Lockhart inmates graduate from community college By Lara Korte

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2019 Boots & Bats Gala summer update

Posted on 08/22/2019 - 2:52pm

Planning continues for the second annual Boots & Bats Gala supporting student scholarships. Invitations are going out this month.

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ACC Board of Trustees August 5 recap

Posted on 08/22/2019 - 2:41pm

Austin Community College District's Board of Trustees approved a proposed property tax rate, reviewed the college's financial report, and met the new president elects for employee associations during its regular August meeting. Proposed Property Tax...

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ACC pushing to help Austinites earn more than just a minimum wage

Posted on 08/22/2019 - 12:28pm

KXAN News: ACC pushing to help Austinites earn more than just a minimum wage By: Yoojin Cho

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ACC expands no-cost textbook options for students through new national partnership

Posted on 08/22/2019 - 10:46am

ACC students have saved more than $3.5 million through open educational resources over the past year  Austin Community College (ACC) is one of ten colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the 2019-2020 OpenStax Institutional...

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ACCTV gets a reboot

Posted on 08/21/2019 - 3:52pm

ACCTV, under the Office of Communications & Marketing, is now part of ACC Highland. The station finalized its move from Pinnacle Campus in late July.

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ACC examines urgent workforce needs in new Workforce Development Report

Posted on 08/21/2019 - 2:30pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and the Austin Chamber of Commerce released the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation highlighting ACC’s efforts to build the workforce in the region’s most in-demand...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: August 2019

Posted on 08/16/2019 - 4:48pm

What's new at Highland Phase 2?By: Pamela Collier, ACC Highland Phase 2 Project Manager

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New manufacturing program created to meet growing demand for high-skilled jobs

Posted on 08/15/2019 - 4:12pm

Manufacturing is a $12.3 billion industry in Austin with salaries averaging $75,000 a year to design and build things like medical devices, sensors, automation, solar energy equipment, and robotics.

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ACC and Austin Chamber release the 2019 Workforce Development Report

Posted on 08/15/2019 - 8:50am

Austin Community College (ACC), the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler present the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation at the President’s Breakfast Wednesday, August 21. Date:...

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Congratulations July Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 08/13/2019 - 4:30pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for July 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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ACC hosts 35 members of the National Association of College and University Business Officers

Posted on 08/13/2019 - 1:32pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosted 35 members of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) during its annual meeting July 11 through 16.

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Month-in-Review: July 2019

Posted on 08/13/2019 - 1:05pm

Things don't slow down at ACC during the summer. July and August have been eventful months districtwide. 

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Earning As: August 2019

Posted on 08/13/2019 - 12:12pm

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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