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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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Finding ways to keep working students in college

Posted on 10/02/2019 - 3:28pm

Community College Daily: Finding ways to keep working students in college BY DAILY STAFF

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ACC awarded $7.5 million NSF grant to build national biotechnology network

Posted on 10/02/2019 - 12:03pm

New center will expand biotechnology education and encourage research opportunities at 2-year colleges nationwide The Austin Community College District (ACC) was awarded a $7.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a...

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Meet the 2019-2020 Association of Professional-Technical Employees President

Posted on 10/02/2019 - 9:04am

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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Employees to be honored at 2019 service awards luncheons

Posted on 10/01/2019 - 9:10am

ACC congratulates employees who recently marked service anniversaries with the college. Those who reached the milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service will be recognized at special luncheons with Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC...

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Meet the 2019-2020 Adjunct Faculty Association President

Posted on 09/26/2019 - 11:42am

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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ACC developing new incubator to fuel job growth and talent pipeline in Austin’s growing manufacturing industry

Posted on 09/25/2019 - 2:41pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is developing the college’s third incubator at ACC Highland to nurture businesses and grow a talent pipeline in Austin’s $12.3 billion manufacturing industry. A third of major employers in Central Texas are...

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Here's what it takes to be ACC’s mascot

Posted on 09/24/2019 - 3:23pm

Austin American-Statesman: Here's what it takes to be ACC’s mascot By Lara Korte It’s a Friday morning and Michael Tobias has chosen to spend his day off from classes in a furry, purple sweatsuit.

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Apple’s new Mac Pro will be made in Austin, not China

Posted on 09/24/2019 - 1:18pm

KXAN News: Apple’s new Mac Pro will be made in Austin, not China by: Kate Winkle, Yoojin Cho

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Panel discusses cultural appropriation vs appreciation

Posted on 09/23/2019 - 9:37am

Spectrum News: Panel discusses cultural appropriation vs appreciation BY CHELSEY TRAHAN  AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin Community College hosted a panel discussion on cultural appropriation versus appreciation Thursday.

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ACC awarded $250,000 to build apprenticeships in high-demand programs

Posted on 09/21/2019 - 4:26pm

ACC partners with more than a half-dozen employers to expand IT, healthcare & manufacturing tracks The Austin Community College District (ACC) will expand apprenticeship and other earn-and-learn positions for students through a $250,000 grant...

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ACC and IBM partner to launch new apprenticeship program in Central Texas

Posted on 09/20/2019 - 4:43pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and longtime IT partner, IBM, announce a new apprenticeship program in Central Texas for students seeking careers in IT. The program, funded by a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant, aims to train 350...

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Trustees approve 2019-20 tax rate

Posted on 09/20/2019 - 8:14am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees adopted the 2019-20 tax rate during a September 16 special meeting. The approved tax rate of $0.1049 (10.49 cents) is among the lowest of community colleges statewide. It includes $0.09...

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ACC awarded national grant to help launch new manufacturing incubator

Posted on 09/19/2019 - 12:51pm

Austin Community College (ACC) announces a third incubator at ACC Highland to build the manufacturing industry in Central Texas. Date: Wednesday, September 25Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.Location: ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000, 6101 Highland Campus Dr.

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ACC President's Podcast

President's Podcast: Implementing Guided Pathways for Student Success

Posted on 09/19/2019 - 11:53am

In 2016, the Austin Community College District (ACC) began its work to implement Guided Pathways at the college to provide a clear, easy to follow road map to on-time completion so students can achieve their academic and career goals. ACC President/...

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Meet the 2019-2020 Full-Time Faculty Senate President

Posted on 09/19/2019 - 11:15am

For four weeks, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2019-2020 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them 10 questions to get to know them better.

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YMCA of Austin will move offices to ACC’s Highland Campus

Posted on 09/18/2019 - 3:28pm

Community Impact: YMCA of Austin will move offices to ACC’s Highland Campus By Jack Flagler   

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda, El Centro founder, retires

Posted on 09/18/2019 - 10:21am

As a child, Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda couldn't envision a future in higher education because he didn't see people like himself going to college.

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