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ACC Board of Trustees February 3 Meeting Recap

Posted on 02/13/2020 - 10:29am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, February 3, to learn about a new partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, hear updates on Developmental Math and spring enrollment...

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#RealCollege Survey results show ACC students lack food & housing security

Posted on 02/13/2020 - 9:41am

Nearly two-thirds of Austin Community College (ACC) students struggled to find affordable food and housing in the past year, according to the 2019 #RealCollege Survey Institution Report released February 12.

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help fund Career Scholars Program

Posted on 02/13/2020 - 8:55am

Austin Community College (ACC) has partnered with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help fund the college's Career Scholars program for graduating high school students. The Foundation announced it would pledge $1.25 million over five years...

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Changes to Developmental Math curriculum adding up to student success

Posted on 02/13/2020 - 8:17am

The number of students enrolled in Developmental Math at Austin Community College (ACC) is declining — and that's a good thing. "That means we are getting them into their college credit courses faster," says Dr. Charles Cook, provost/executive vice...

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ACC Board of Trustees approves 2020 federal legislative priorities

Posted on 02/12/2020 - 12:18pm

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees recently endorsed the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) and Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) 2020 federal legislative priorities. Campus Operations and Public...

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ACC is doubling enrollment for its Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Posted on 02/12/2020 - 11:23am

With enrollment expected to double in fall 2020, Austin Community College (ACC) invites future engineers to a series of information sessions about the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC. The co-enrollment program allows students to...

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ACC named top-producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for second consecutive year

Posted on 02/11/2020 - 11:13am

For the second straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs released its 2019-2020 list Monday, February 10....

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Find a career in healthcare: ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House

Posted on 02/10/2020 - 8:53am

Demand for local healthcare professionals is growing. One in every four new jobs expected over the next decade in Central Texas is in healthcare. Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its annual Health Science Open House for students and the...

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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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