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RB turns 9!

Month-in-Review: December 2019

Posted on 12/16/2019 - 3:19pm

ACC celebrates 9th annual Riverbat DayACC students, staff, and faculty were encouraged to #GoPurple on November 20 to show their pride on Riverbat Day. Additionally, ACC's official mascot R.B. visited multiple ACC campuses to celebrate nine years of...

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Supporting Latino Students through Data, Practice, and Leadership

Posted on 12/13/2019 - 2:58pm

Association of American Colleges & Universities: Supporting Latino Students through Data, Practice, and Leadership   Since 2010, the Latino student population at Austin Community College (ACC) has increased by 13 percentage points, from 25...

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American Welding Society warns of future welder shortage

Posted on 12/12/2019 - 4:47pm

  KVUE News: American Welding Society warns of future welder shortage   The group gets its data from Economic Modeling Specialists International and says the industry is predicting a shortage of more than 375,000 welders by 2023. Author: Luis de Leon

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ACC welcomes 3,200 students for fall commencement 12/13

Posted on 12/12/2019 - 12:26pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate record-high graduation numbers at its fall commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 13, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 3,200 students are invited to participate. When:...

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Professors inspire ACC graduate Sarah A. to new destinations

Posted on 12/10/2019 - 11:33am

Just months after graduating from ACC, Sarah Alanis is taking her degree the distance. This December, she wraps up her first semester toward a bachelor’s degree in Italy.  “I’m studying at John Cabot University in Rome, focusing on international...

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ACC hosts Australia for 9th annual Basketball All-Stars Exhibition Games

Posted on 12/10/2019 - 8:36am

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Tuesday, December 10.

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Start Thinking About Filing Your 2019 Taxes: Tips from the ACC Experts

Posted on 12/06/2019 - 12:19pm

Fall is the perfect time to begin thinking about filing your 2019 taxes. Before the end of the year, take advantage of these tips to ensure that you’ll have hassle-free tax filing in April.

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Explore a future in Engineering at ACC and Texas A&M

Posted on 12/04/2019 - 12:05pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts an information session for students who want to learn more about the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. The event will be held 10 a.m to noon, Saturday, December 7, at Highland Campus, Building...

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Retiring CPPPS founding director inspired the next generation of civic leaders

Posted on 12/04/2019 - 8:54am

William 'Peck' Young may be known as a tough operative in the political arena — "'Get out of my way' — I was famous at the Capitol for saying that. I was never paid to be pleasant. I was paid as a professional for things that aren't pleasant." But,...

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ACC names director of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Posted on 12/03/2019 - 12:29pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) names Khayree Williams as the new director of the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center (TRHT). 

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ACC approves new architecture degree

Posted on 12/03/2019 - 12:18pm

New transfer program provides affordable entry into growing industry and addresses workforce equity gaps   Austin Community College (ACC) approved a new degree in Architecture to provide a more affordable pathway for students to transfer to...

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Community weighs in on future of ACC Pinnacle campus

Posted on 12/03/2019 - 11:08am

KXAN News: Community weighs in on future of ACC Pinnacle campus   by: Kate Winkle

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ACC’s Z-Degree program awarded prestigious Texas Star Award

Posted on 12/02/2019 - 12:00pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Z-Degree program was recognized as one of the top college programs in the state — awarded a 2019 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board during an awards reception Friday, November 22...

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At Austin Community College, students and shelter pets grow together

Posted on 12/02/2019 - 8:03am

 Austin American-Statesman: At Austin Community College, students and shelter pets grow together   By Lara Korte ELGIN — When Tootsie Pop came to Austin Community College a few weeks ago, she was a bit of a “hot mess.”

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Happy Thanksgiving

ACC closed in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen Monday, 12/2. Spring registration remains open.

Posted on 11/27/2019 - 8:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28. All offices and campuses will reopen 8 a.m., Monday, December 2.  Registration for spring courses will remain open. Students may apply and register for...

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ACC collects games & puzzles for annual Brown Santa Program

Posted on 11/26/2019 - 10:20am

Austin Community College (ACC) is collecting donations for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program. The annual gift drive supports families in need. This year, the Sheriff’s Office is collecting games and puzzles.  

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Boots & Bats silent auction is back! Bidding continues through December 13

Posted on 11/19/2019 - 3:04pm

There’s still time to support student scholarships by bidding on one-of-a-kind artwork from the second annual Boots & Bats Gala. The silent auction reopens Monday, November 18, until 5 p.m. Friday, December 13. Every dollar raised supports...

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Amid Truck Driving Shortage, More Women Join Industry

Posted on 11/19/2019 - 10:28am

Spectrum News: Amid Truck Driving Shortage, More Women Join Industry BY REENA DIAMANTE AUSTIN PUBLISHED 9:58 PM CT NOV. 18, 2019 SAN MARCOS, Texas — Industry insiders predict the truck driver shortage in the United States will more than double in...

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