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President's Podcast: The Power of the Scholarship

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 1:17pm

Data show ACC students who receive a scholarship are four times more likely to graduate than the general student population. In the October President's Podcast, ACC President/CEO, Dr. Richard Rhodes, sits down with Jim Koerner, ACC Foundation Board...

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Fall 2019 Campus Conversation Recap

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 1:09pm

ACC students, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to hear college updates and ask questions at the Fall 2019 Campus Conversation on Thursday, October 3, at Eastview Campus.

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ACC Nursing named Best of the Best for 2nd straight year

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 12:14pm

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Nursing Program was selected 2019 Best of the Best among area nursing programs by community voters in an online poll through the Austin American-Statesman.

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ACC Board of Trustees October 7 Recap

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 11:45am

The ACC Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, October 7, to hear college updates, discuss and vote on various contracts, and review opportunities for the Pinnacle property. More information on Pinnacle can be found here.

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ACC Fest 2019 showcases the college to the community

Posted on 10/15/2019 - 9:48am

Many of Austin Community College's programs and services will be on display for prospective and current students during ACC Fest 2019 happening 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 9, at ACC Highland, Building 4000.

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Month-in-Review: October 2019

Posted on 10/14/2019 - 4:34pm

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Students contributed over $44,000 to fund their own financial emergencies

Posted on 10/14/2019 - 4:29pm

A Message From Student Money Management Office Director Karen Serna: In 2018, a financial wellness survey conducted of ACC students found that 56% of students would have trouble getting $500 to meet an unexpected need in the next month. A car repair...

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National surveys show ACC student success, satisfaction & engagement above average

Posted on 10/14/2019 - 4:19pm

Results from the 2019 Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) and the Community College of Student Engagement (CCSSE) show that recent collegewide efforts to better support student success through Guided Pathways are improving student...

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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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