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Amid Truck Driving Shortage, More Women Join Industry

Posted on 11/19/2019 - 10:28am

Spectrum News: Amid Truck Driving Shortage, More Women Join Industry BY REENA DIAMANTE AUSTIN PUBLISHED 9:58 PM CT NOV. 18, 2019 SAN MARCOS, Texas — Industry insiders predict the truck driver shortage in the United States will more than double in...

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Texas Gen Z, Millennial Voters Could Play Critical Role in 2020

Posted on 11/19/2019 - 9:38am

Spectrum News: Texas Gen Z, Millennial Voters Could Play Critical Role in 2020 By Kathryn Gisi Austin

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ACC Director of Peace and Conflict Center joins International Education Week Panel

Posted on 11/19/2019 - 7:28am

Austin Community College (ACC) will present during International Education Week, November 18 through November 22. ACC Peace & Conflict Studies Center Director Shirin Catterson Khosropour will join other panelists in a conversation about...

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Austin braces for 2020 Supreme Court DACA decision

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 4:28pm

  Austin American-Statesman: Austin braces for 2020 Supreme Court DACA decision By : Nancy Flores Armando Sánchez hopes his Plan B never happens. When the 20-year-old talks about it with his parents, he begins to tremble.

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Facilities update before and after lighting

Renovating and Repairing: Capital Improvement Projects Districtwide

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 3:47pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is taking a concerted effort to renovate and repair facilities and systems districtwide. "ACC's campuses are a part of our identity. Each one has its own character and history and has served our students and community...

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ACC, Austin Pets Alive! & Bastrop County Animal Shelter start new partnership

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 3:37pm

Partnership places pets cared for by ACC Veterinarian Technology during the semester in loving homes Austin Community College (ACC) launches a first-of-its-kind partnership with Bastrop County Animal Shelter and Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to provide...

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Congratulations October Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 12:04pm

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

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Month-in-Review: November 2019

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 10:52am

Ascender at Viva la Vida

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ACC Board of Trustees discuss Pinnacle and Dr. Rhodes' contract at November 4 meeting

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 10:30am

The ACC Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, November 4, to hear college updates, vote on contracts, and discuss next steps for the Pinnacle property.

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A Message from Career Services: Thank YOU for making ACC Fest 2019 a success!

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 9:50am

More than 1,200 current and future students attended ACC Fest 2019 on Saturday, November 9, at the Highland Campus, Building 4000, to explore programs and get a hands-on career exploration experience.

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Top 5 reasons for ACC’s new tuition payment structure

Posted on 11/15/2019 - 8:59am

Starting with the spring 2020 semester, Austin Community College (ACC) students have a new tuition payment structure. Since the announcement went out in October, the college has been using various methods to communicate to students and staff to make...

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ACC celebrates nine years of Riverbat by going PURPLE, November 20

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 4:46pm

Put on your Riverbat T-shirt, hat, or anything purple to support the Austin Community College’s (ACC) commitment to student and community success with Riverbat Day on Wednesday, November 20. It celebrates nine years since ACC unveiled its official...

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NACEP Marketing award

Earning As: November 2019

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 4:13pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below.

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November Rio Grande and Highland construction projects updates

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 3:05pm

RIO GRANDE CAMPUS RENOVATIONSBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager InteriorAll interior structural steel framing has been installed to infill the last remaining hole in the core of the building, from Level 0 all the way up to the...

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2nd Annual Boots and Bats Gala raises more than $250,000

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 2:15pm

With more than 500 attendees, 100 volunteers, and 300 pieces of art, the second annual Boots and Bats Gala raised more than $250,000 to help improve students' lives. Austin Community College hosted the Saturday, November 2, fundraising gala in...

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Trustees Unanimously Approve 1-Year Extension to President’s Contract

Posted on 11/14/2019 - 11:36am

The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to President Dr. Richard Rhodes' contract during its regular meeting Monday, November 4. Dr. Rhodes is now the college's longest-serving president to date.

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25th Annual Giving Tree Campaign aims to support 500 ACC students

Posted on 11/12/2019 - 1:22pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its 25th annual Giving Tree campaign to support students and their families over the holiday season. Faculty, staff, and the community are encouraged to visit the Giving Tree, located in the Student Affairs suite...

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Taking Life Online: Father, husband, veteran reaches new goals through online program

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

Challenge isn’t something David Klickman shys away from. He served tours in the Middle East with the U.S. Army in 2014 and 2015.  When he came back home, he returned to his job in account management and operations, but it wasn’t fulfilling. 

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Just keep growing: ACC experts provide your winter gardening guide

Posted on 11/11/2019 - 10:39am

   By: Savannah Rugg, Agriculture Department Chair and Marissa Lankes, Sustainable Agriculture Continuing Education Manager  When it comes to gardening, Central Texas offers two seasons — hot and cold. So don’t put away the shears and spade just yet...

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