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Celebrate equality with ACC’s annual Juneteenth Festival

Posted on 06/10/2019 - 1:53pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The event commemorates the announcement of...

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The voice patients need: Inside ACC’s first bachelor’s degree program in nursing

Posted on 06/07/2019 - 7:09pm

 “I like being able to make a difference in people’s lives. Patients come to us that are sick or don’t know what’s going on. A nurse is their voice, encourages them, and is just that reassuring presence they need but don’t always get.”

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Seal of Excelencia: Institutions Serving Latinos

ACC named finalist for national Seal of Excelencia

Posted on 06/07/2019 - 4:31pm

College recognized for its efforts to better serve Latino students, the fastest growing student demographic Austin Community College (ACC) is a national finalist for the inaugural Seal of Excelencia. The award, presented by Excelencia in Education,...

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Students get 1-on-1 help paying for college at Financial Aid Day

Posted on 06/07/2019 - 4:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) awards more than $70 million annually to help students pay for classes, books, and life expenses. Current and future students are invited to learn how to access these funds at Financial Aid Day from noon to 4 p.m.,...

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ACC hosts information session for Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy

Posted on 06/07/2019 - 9:09am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a final information session for the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy 10 a.m to noon, Saturday, June 15, at Highland Campus, Building 1000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The unique partnership allows...

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ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 10-14

Posted on 06/06/2019 - 7:03pm

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 June 10-14.

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ACC and WGU Texas launch new partnership

Posted on 06/03/2019 - 10:58am

Austin Community College (ACC) and Western Governors University (WGU) Texas launched a new partnership Monday, June 3, to create seamless transfer pathways for ACC students, employees, and graduates seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree at WGU...

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ACC San Gabriel Campus wins state and national awards

Posted on 05/29/2019 - 2:18pm

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has awarded Austin Community College San Gabriel Campus in Leander its 2018 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award. The project is one of 92 nationwide selected for a prestigious EIC. The award honors all...

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Apply now for ACC’s RN-to-BSN Program

Posted on 05/23/2019 - 4:54pm

Registered nurses (RNs) looking to advance their careers may apply now for Austin Community College’s (ACC) RN-to-BSN Program. Applications for fall 2019 are accepted until Saturday, June 1. “Nursing is one of the most in-demand, fastest growing...

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Shermay Uwalogho

Never settle: ACC student finds a second chance in IT

Posted on 05/22/2019 - 10:35am

“When I think of Austin Community College, I see a big arena with different opportunities. You can do anything here, anything that is on your mind, you can tap into and go.” - Shermay Uwalogho

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ACC closed in observance of Memorial Day

Posted on 05/21/2019 - 10:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 27. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Registration for summer courses remains open through the weekend.  Eleven-week, 9-week, and 5.5-week session...

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Hundreds of foster youth benefit from 2019 ACC Luggage Drive

Posted on 05/20/2019 - 12:01pm

Hundreds of students transitioning from foster care will benefit from donations received during this year's Austin Community College (ACC) Luggage Drive.

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ACC hosts statewide conference for Student Affairs professionals

Posted on 05/20/2019 - 11:39am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts the statewide Texas Student Conduct Conference for higher education student affairs professionals 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 7, at ACC Highland Campus (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The conference provides an...

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ACC celebrates record high graduation numbers at Spring Commencement

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 1:58pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will celebrate record high graduation numbers at spring commencement 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 2,100 students are invited to participate.

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ACC President's Podcast

President’s Podcast: Celebrating Student Success — ACC honors record number of graduates

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 1:22pm

ACC celebrated record high graduation numbers at spring commencement Friday, May 17, 2019. More than 2,100 students are invited to participate. ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses the college's evolving work toward student success and...

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Celebrate ACC graduates at Spring Commencement, 5/17

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 12:55pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate record high graduation numbers at its spring commencement 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 2,100 students are invited to participate. When: Friday...

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ACC Fashion Incubator opens to grow local fashion industry

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 12:37pm

Austin Community College (ACC) unveiled the state-of-the-art Fashion Incubator with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, April 30. More than 200 people attended the celebration including Austin Mayor Steve Adler, ACC President/CEO Dr...

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May 2019 Bond Projects Update

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 12:10pm

Construction crews focus on exterior framing of new ACC Highland paseo and a new floor level takes shape in the future Student Commons at Rio Grande Campus.

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Congratulations April 2019 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 11:58am

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

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Earning As: May 2019

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 11:44am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Melissa Curtis, Enrollment Management associate vice president, was accepted to...

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