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ACC doubles graduation rate in one year

Posted on 10/14/2019 - 4:02pm

ACC expects to double its graduation rate from 7.2% last year to 14.9% in 2020 as a result of a focus on multiple approaches with student retention and success strategies undertaken in recent years.

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For This Campus, Choosing Textbooks Has Gotten a Lot More Complicated

Posted on 10/14/2019 - 3:28pm

For This Campus, Choosing Textbooks Has Gotten a Lot More Complicated By Lindsay Ellis OCTOBER 13, 2019  PREMIUM

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: October 2019

Posted on 10/14/2019 - 1:01pm

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy: Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovation Project Manager Work on Rio Grande Campus Building 1000 is proceeding along smoothly this month. ELECTRICALElectrical panel rough-in at the main electrical room is complete. HVAC...

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ACC Experts: What causes the yearly cricket invasion in Austin

Posted on 10/11/2019 - 1:03pm

By: Mark A. Shepherd, Ph.D., QEP,  Department Chair for Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Earning As: October 2019

Posted on 10/11/2019 - 9:50am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Shasta Buchanan, associate vice president of College and High School Relations, was...

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Congratulations September Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 10/11/2019 - 9:23am

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

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'You know, life happened'; Fractures couldn't crack ACC Radiology graduate

Posted on 10/10/2019 - 5:07pm

Austin Community College graduate Gaye Judson earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Imaging at ACC in August 2019 — a feat that she says almost didn’t happen.

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Nominations accepted for ACC’s President Student Achievement Award

Posted on 10/10/2019 - 4:37pm

There is still time to nominate a deserving student for fall 2019 President Student Achievement Award. Faculty and staff are invited to nominate a student who demonstrates academic excellence, service to the college and community, and commitment to...

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ACC transforms lives with 2nd annual Boots & Bats Gala

Posted on 10/10/2019 - 1:36pm

Presented by HEB, every dollar raised directly supports student scholarships Austin Community College (ACC) hosts the second annual Boots & Bats Gala Saturday, November 2, to support student scholarships.  Date: Saturday, November 2 Time: 6 p.m...

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ACC Police collecting donations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on 10/10/2019 - 9:34am

Austin Community College (ACC) District Police are sporting pink badge bands and collecting donations for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Central Texas as part of their month-long, districtwide Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

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Class Act: Pathways to Technology

Posted on 10/10/2019 - 8:03am

Fox 7 Austin: Class Act: Pathways to Technology By Rebecca Thomas

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Preparing for flu season, ACC experts weigh-in

Posted on 10/09/2019 - 2:11pm

By: Keri Brophy-Martinez, ACC Medical Lab Technology Department Chair It is that time of year again…flu season. Flu season officially begins October 1 and can potentially run until late April or early May. Flu incidence spikes during these months as...

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Finding ways to keep working students in college

Posted on 10/02/2019 - 3:28pm

Community College Daily: Finding ways to keep working students in college BY DAILY STAFF

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ACC awarded $7.5 million NSF grant to build national biotechnology network

Posted on 10/02/2019 - 12:03pm

New center will expand biotechnology education and encourage research opportunities at 2-year colleges nationwide The Austin Community College District (ACC) was awarded a $7.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a...

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Meet the 2019-2020 Association of Professional-Technical Employees President

Posted on 10/02/2019 - 9:04am

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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Employees to be honored at 2019 service awards luncheons

Posted on 10/01/2019 - 9:10am

ACC congratulates employees who recently marked service anniversaries with the college. Those who reached the milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service will be recognized at special luncheons with Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC...

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Meet the 2019-2020 Adjunct Faculty Association President

Posted on 09/26/2019 - 11:42am

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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ACC developing new incubator to fuel job growth and talent pipeline in Austin’s growing manufacturing industry

Posted on 09/25/2019 - 2:41pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is developing the college’s third incubator at ACC Highland to nurture businesses and grow a talent pipeline in Austin’s $12.3 billion manufacturing industry. A third of major employers in Central Texas are...

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