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2020 ACC Faculty and Staff In Memoriam

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 12:39pm

As 2020 comes to a close, we remember the Austin Community College District employees we lost this year. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the comments below. January 2020 Dr. Marla K. Dean, Drama adjunct professor,...

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Earning As: November 2020

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 12:28pm

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

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Congratulations November 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 12:06pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ACC...

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ACC extends & expands tuition cuts for fast-track training programs

Posted on 12/16/2020 - 2:32pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) extends and expands deep discounts in fast-track training programs to help get more Central Texans into promising career fields — quickly. The 50-percent tuition discount is now available through August 2021...

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ACC Experts: Giving During the Holiday Season – Or Any Time

Posted on 12/15/2020 - 10:30am

By Barry Silverberg, Director, Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College Giving is a very personal thing Whether intentionally or not, giving is based upon our values, what we believe, and...

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2020 virtual commencement celebration

#ACCGrads: Join us on social media to celebrate ACC's 2020 graduates!

Posted on 12/11/2020 - 9:35am

Congratulations, Riverbats! More than 3,400 associate degree and certificate earners are invited to ACC's fall virtual commencement on Saturday, December 12. A special pre-show event begins at 10 a.m. The commencement ceremony starts at 11 a.m....

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ACC Board of Trustees welcomes in new trustee

Posted on 12/11/2020 - 9:09am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed its newly elected trustee and recognized its outgoing board member during the board’s general meeting Monday, December 7. The Honorable Judge Clifford Brown held the honor of swearing in new...

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Graduate Spotlight: Meet John Barnard

Posted on 12/08/2020 - 3:53pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement with a virtual ceremony Saturday, December 12. Our graduates are sharing their own stories about their experience at ACC and their goals...

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ACC Experts: Five things to know about food safety

Posted on 12/08/2020 - 9:55am

  Written by: Jessica Carrales, ACC Culinary Arts Assistant and Student December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month which puts a focus on keeping food safe. As you prepare any holiday feast or treat, here are the top five things to keep in mind...

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Application Assistance now available in person by appointment only

ACC to begin offering on-campus, in-person application assistance for spring registration

Posted on 12/04/2020 - 1:17pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is gradually expanding on-campus services to help enroll students for spring classes. Beginning Monday, December 7, the college will offer in-person application assistance. Visitors will be required to...

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Up Overnight: How ACC’s monolith went from idea to reality in 48 hours

Posted on 12/04/2020 - 12:07pm

Central Texas is in the spotlight for having its own monolith pop up overnight, but this one is no mystery. Faculty, students, and former students from ACC’s Welding Department custom-built an eight-foot-tall silvery column, and installed it at the...

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Graduate Spotlight: Meet Shannon Pinales

Posted on 12/03/2020 - 1:43pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement with a virtual ceremony Saturday, December 12. Our graduates are sharing their own stories about their experience at ACC and their goals...

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Month-in-Review: November 2020

Posted on 12/03/2020 - 1:01pm

Riverbat Week 2020Austin Community College District (ACC) and Central Texas went purple November 16-20 to celebrate Riverbat Week 2020. Throughout the week, the cities of Austin, Kyle, Leander, and Round Rock issued proclamations declaring it...

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ACC awarded two national grants to target equity gaps in higher education

Posted on 12/03/2020 - 12:42pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) was awarded two national Department of Education (ED) grants to support the college's work toward closing equity gaps and increasing student success. 

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ACC selected as early adopter for state OER digital repository

Posted on 12/03/2020 - 12:25pm

By Carrie Gits, Highland Campus Library head librarian and associate professor 

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: November 2020

Posted on 12/03/2020 - 9:09am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager

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Riverbats Giving Back: ACC Foundation raises more than $8,000 for student scholarships on #GivingTuesday

Posted on 12/02/2020 - 4:24pm

In just 24 hours, the Central Texas community donated more than $8,100 to ACC student scholarships and emergency aid. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, marked the annual #GivingTuesday campaign, an international day of charitable giving. For the fifth year...

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ACC celebrates 3,400+ graduates for 2020 fall commencement

Posted on 12/02/2020 - 12:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates a record number of graduates at its 2020 fall commencement. The virtual ceremony will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12. More than 3,400 students are invited to participate. That’s up...

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ACC Phi Theta Kappa student honored for excellence in writing

Posted on 11/30/2020 - 2:26pm

Out of more than 370 submissions nationwide, Austin Community College District (ACC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student, Azucena Enloe, was awarded an honor for excellence in writing. Azucena submitted a fictional piece she wrote called “What Stays with...

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COVID-19 Update

Spring 2021 planning amid COVID-19

Posted on 11/24/2020 - 1:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) administration is using knowledge learned about the virus over the past few months to inform spring planning and what another semester in the time of COVID-19 looks like. 

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