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A Message from the Vice President of IT

Posted on 02/27/2020 - 12:50pm

From Imad Constantini, Information Technology vice president: New Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) ImplementationProgress continues on Austin Community College District's (ACC) new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementation. On...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: February 2020

Posted on 02/27/2020 - 11:39am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager Persistent rainy, damp conditions slowed the rate of progress a bit in February, but construction continued to progress well. 

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Districtwide Campus Master Planning Process entering final stretch

Posted on 02/27/2020 - 11:21am

With the Districtwide Campus Master Planning Process (DCMP) approximately two-thirds of the way through, the Austin Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees heard an update from the project team at its February 17 work session. Pfluger Architects,...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D.

Posted on 02/26/2020 - 2:46pm

Meet Geraldine J. Tucker, J.D., ACC's vice president of Human Resources.

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ACC talks Black History Month: Nina Means

Posted on 02/24/2020 - 11:22am

Meet Nina Means, director of ACC's Fashion Incubator.

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Closing equity gaps in Austin: Austin Community College named “Leader College of Distinction”

Posted on 02/21/2020 - 9:51am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a national leader for its work to support underserved students, close equity gaps, and increase completion rates. The college was awarded the Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Joyce A. Tolofari

Posted on 02/20/2020 - 10:16am

Meet Joyce Aberebigha Tolofari, MSN, RN, associate professor of Professional Nursing.

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Dumpster diving helps ACC Welding student create masterpieces

Posted on 02/19/2020 - 11:15am

The saying ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, is a way of life for ACC welding and art student Valerie Chaussonnet.  Valerie is a self-proclaimed dumpster queen. Her artwork is often comprised of materials she finds cast aside in dumpsters...

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Black History Month - Nicole Bell

ACC talks Black History Month: Nicole K. Bell

Posted on 02/18/2020 - 9:31am

Meet Nicole K. Bell, ACC's Training and Development Coordinator.

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ACC talks Black History Month: Dr. Mary E. Harris

Posted on 02/14/2020 - 9:49am

Meet Dr. Mary E. Harris, ACC vice president of Institutional Planning, Development & Evaluation.

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Congratulations January 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 02/13/2020 - 11:19am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January 2020. The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication,...

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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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