ACC Newsroom

The ACC Newsroom is your source for what’s happening at Austin Community College. Read our latest stories. and let us know what you think by leaving a comment. Got a story? You’re one click away from telling the editor.

News & Announcements

Tackle Transportation: Get your ACC Green Pass for free, unlimited Cap Metro rides.

Posted on 07/01/2019 - 1:50pm

For the second year in a row, Austin Community College (ACC) students, faculty, and staff can ride Capital Metro and Metro Rail for free using the all-new Digital Green Pass. The pass offers unlimited rides to class, work, and anywhere else for one...

Continue Reading


Remembering former Trustee Royce Faulkner

Posted on 07/01/2019 - 11:31am

The Austin Community College District honors the memory of Royce Faulkner, a former ACC Board of Trustee chair. Royce passed away at the age of 89 on June 25, 2019. “Royce left a mark on Austin that will be remembered for generations to come,” says...

Continue Reading


ACC students bringing new life into animated characters

Posted on 06/27/2019 - 3:30pm

Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody made cinematic history in 1995 when Toy Story opened in movie theaters across the nation. It was the first fully computer-animated movie. While it captured the hearts of children and adults nationwide, it also...

Continue Reading


Supervisor Certificate Program applications now open

Posted on 06/26/2019 - 2:57pm

Austin Community College (ACC) employees interested in advancing to a supervisory role at the college are invited to apply for the Supervisor Certificate Program. In addition to gaining basic supervisory knowledge, employees who successfully...

Continue Reading


10 reasons to join ACC’s Honors Program

Posted on 06/25/2019 - 4:47pm

The ACC Honors Program is accepting new students for fall. Designed for high-achieving students looking for more advanced classes, Honors Program provides exclusive learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Students who complete the ACC...

Continue Reading


Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students

Posted on 06/24/2019 - 6:08pm

Austin American-Statesman: Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students Apple, ACC partner to bring coding to more students The Austin Community College District and Apple have partnered to create a new coding program that provides ongoing...

Continue Reading


Apple teams with 30 Austin teachers to code app prototypes and solve community challenges

Posted on 06/24/2019 - 3:18pm

KXAN News: Apple teams with 30 Austin teachers to code app prototypes and solve community challenges

Continue Reading


ACC awarded prestigious national Seal of Excelencia

Posted on 06/20/2019 - 4:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) was awarded the national Seal of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education during an awards reception Thursday, June 20, for its positive role in serving Latino students.

Continue Reading


ACC’s Exercise Science program is first in state to be awarded accreditation

Posted on 06/19/2019 - 4:28pm

Austin Community College’s Exercise Science program was awarded initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in the area of Personal Fitness Training.  The program is the fifth in the nation to...

Continue Reading


ACC Fashion Incubator wins national innovation award

Posted on 06/13/2019 - 1:03pm

The ACC Fashion Incubator was named a 2019 Innovation of the Year by the League for Innovation in the Community College.

Continue Reading


Rio Grande Campus renovations_demolition

Rio Grande renovations continue at steady pace

Posted on 06/13/2019 - 12:48pm

Construction crews continue to make progress on the Rio Grande Campus renovations. In May, shoring — the process of temporarily supporting a building with props during alterations — was completed at the south mechanical room and the elevated slab...

Continue Reading


From the Student Affairs VP: How financial literacy positively impacts ACC students

Posted on 06/13/2019 - 12:29pm

Lower tuition than four-year schools make community colleges an attractive option for many students, but worries about the cost of college and how to pay for it is nevertheless also widespread among these students. This is why ACC Student Affairs,...

Continue Reading


New laws, adult ed, and student services discussed at June 3 Board meeting

Posted on 06/13/2019 - 12:07pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees heard reports on the 86th Texas Legislative Session, adult education programs, and student wraparound services during its June 3 regular meeting.

Continue Reading


ACC WGU partnership_mascots

Month-in-Review: May 2019

Posted on 06/13/2019 - 11:45am

Continue Reading


Earning As: June 2019

Posted on 06/13/2019 - 11:34am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Government Adjunct Assistant Professor Julia Decker's...

Continue Reading


Congratulations May Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 06/13/2019 - 11:17am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for May 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress Creek...

Continue Reading


Better coaching, bigger gains

Posted on 06/13/2019 - 10:29am

Community College Daily: BY ELLIE ASHFORD JUNE 12, 2019     A student coaching initiative at Austin Community College (ACC) in Texas, launched in conjunction with the implementation of guided pathways, has led to solid gains in student success. An...

Continue Reading


Pages

Subscribe to News