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Month-in-Review: April 2019

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 11:12am

Tuesday, April 2 | Clothing DriveNearly 100 students benefited from the joint Adjunct Faculty Association/Student Life Clothing Drive at Round Rock Campus. The college collected more than 500 articles of professional, interview-appropriate clothing...

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The Provost's Corner: Guided Pathways at ACC - An ongoing journey

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 10:39am

Despite significant efforts by talented and dedicated faculty, staff and administrators across our college for the past three years, we recognize that many still have questions about what Guided Pathways is and what it means for how we all think...

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From the Student Affairs VP: Student Life - Empowering Student Leadership

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 9:11am

Student Life is not just fun and games (though they do organize a lot of fun events); it's about the purposeful linking of student activities and organizations to instructional programs. 

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New Regional Advisory Committees get to work, will provide community input

Posted on 05/14/2019 - 8:43am

Austin Community College's (ACC) Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) convened for the first time at an orientation meeting Friday, April 19. Tasked with helping strengthen the link between ACC and the community, members of the RACs provide community...

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ACC honors record number of high school seniors graduating with college credential

Posted on 05/13/2019 - 4:10pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates its largest Early College High School (ECHS) class and other seniors who are graduating with college credits and committing to enrolling at ACC with the second annual President’s Reception, 6 to 8 p.m.,...

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Adopt a pet cared for by ACC vet tech students

Posted on 05/10/2019 - 4:10pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is working with area animal shelters to find forever homes for pets who were trained and cared for by students in the Veterinary Technology Program. Over the past semester, these dogs have undergone leash training and...

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ACC accounting alumna granted Elijah Watts Sells Award

Posted on 05/10/2019 - 1:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) alumna Jamie Castor is named one of the top CPA exam performers in the nation by the American Institute of CPAs. Out of more than 86,000 candidates who took the national licensure exam in 2018, Jamie placed among the...

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ACC hosts WEST Austin Studio Tour kick-off party and exhibition

Posted on 05/08/2019 - 1:56pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Due WEST, the annual fundraiser for the 8th Annual West Austin Studio Tour, 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, May 10, at ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).

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ACC votes to keep tuition and fees steady for sixth consecutive year

Posted on 05/07/2019 - 9:13am

For the sixth consecutive year, in-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will not change. The ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed tuition and fee rates for 2019-20 during its regular May meeting Monday, May...

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ACC to launch second bachelor’s degree in spring 2020

Posted on 05/07/2019 - 8:40am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will launch the college’s second bachelor’s degree program in spring 2020. The ACC Board of Trustees approved the new Bachelor in Applied Science in Computer Information Technology during its regular May...

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Two ACC leaders awarded prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Posted on 05/06/2019 - 9:00am

Two Austin Community College leaders have been selected for the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence: Dr. Dorado Kinney, Central Region Campuses executive dean, and Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott, Academic Programs...

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ACC unveils Fashion Incubator to meet growing fashion industry demands

Posted on 05/01/2019 - 9:37am

Austin Community College (ACC) unveiled the new state-of-the-art ACC Fashion Incubator Tuesday, April 30. The 7,500-square-foot facility offers real-world learning opportunities, commercial design and manufacturing contract services, business...

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Elgin Campus lobby dedicated to teacher, mentor, and philanthropist Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche

Posted on 04/29/2019 - 3:42pm

Inside the lobby of Austin Community College (ACC) Elgin Campus, Building 2000 large, steel letters spell out a tribute to Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche. A national leader of the community college movement and philanthropist, Roueche dedicated her life...

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“The world has so much to offer”; Former foster care student sets out to serve others

Posted on 04/28/2019 - 9:34am

After ten years in foster care and more than 30 placements, Corey Benbow found himself on his own at 18 years old. “When I aged out of the foster care system, I felt alone. I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay bills and be a contributing member of...

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ACC celebrates Fashion Incubator grand opening, 4/30

Posted on 04/26/2019 - 11:49am

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the grand opening of the ACC Fashion Incubator 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday April 30, at ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The innovative facility is a first of its kind in Central...

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ACC celebrates largest contingent at regional College Signing Day

Posted on 04/23/2019 - 4:20pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates the fifth annual Central Texas College Signing Day with one of the largest contingents among colleges and universities represented, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, April 26 at Concordia University (11400...

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2019 ACC Eco Bag Art Contest

ACC graphic design student wins 2019 Eco Bag art contest

Posted on 04/23/2019 - 8:22am

ACC graphic design student Melanie Sutherland won the 2019 Eco Bag Art contest.

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ACC hosts inaugural Employee Wellness Fest 2019

Posted on 04/22/2019 - 12:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites faculty and staff to its inaugural Employee Wellness Fest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Eastview Campus Courtyard (3401 Webberville Road).

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Forging a career: ACC student follows passion to become better engineer

Posted on 04/19/2019 - 12:51pm

Sparks of light cascade around the welding technology lab at Round Rock Campus. It’s often seen as a predominantly male profession, but Rebecca Giuntoli is breaking that perception.

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ACC hosts Astronaut Stephanie Wilson & NASA’s Destination Station, 4/24.

Posted on 04/18/2019 - 11:36am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and the NASA Drive to Explore mobile exhibit, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at ACC Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). The event is part of NASA’s Destination Station...

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