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More than 2,200 join ACC at first SXSW showcase

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 1:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Texas leaders joined together at The Promiseland Project Presents: The Skill-Up Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) to dispel negative stigmas around skilled careers, elevate the value of a two-year education,...

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ACC hosts second annual Boots & Bats Gala 11/2

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 12:57pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host its second annual Boots & Bats Gala supporting student scholarships on Saturday, November 2, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).

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Earning A's: Faculty and Staff achievements, activities, and accolades

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 12:52pm

Out of six nominees, Austin Community College (ACC) was selected as DivInc’s Champion of Change Program of the Year for ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center planning work. The awards were held Friday, March 1, at Austin...

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ACC’s Child Watch Drop-In Center expands to serve more children

Posted on 03/12/2019 - 12:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and the YMCA of Austin are expanding services at the new Child Watch Drop-In Center at ACC Highland to serve more children.

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Global Issues Speaker Series

ACC examines climate change in Global Issues Speaker Series

Posted on 03/10/2019 - 1:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global climate change as part of the college's 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series.

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ACC joins local & state leaders to tackle workforce gaps at SXSW

Posted on 03/08/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) partners with local and state leaders to examine the importance of higher education in closing workforce gaps with a two-day SXSW festival Sunday, March 10, and Monday, March 11. The Promiseland Project Presents: The...

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Nicole Maines

ACC hosts Supergirl actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines

Posted on 03/07/2019 - 10:26am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to a conversation with actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the ACC Highland Campus, Building 1000 Social Staircase (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). Maines, 21, stars as...

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March 2019 Building Bridges

ACC panel discusses equity-minded instructional practices

Posted on 03/06/2019 - 12:55pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on curriculum changes to engage underserved populations from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at 1709 E. 12th Street.

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Anita Walker Brewer Howard

Anita Brewer Howard: Austin & ACC Lose a Legend

Posted on 03/05/2019 - 5:29pm

Austin icon, Anita Walker Brewer Howard, is remembered as a trailblazer. One of the first female reporters at the Austin American-Statesman and Austin Community College’s first public information officer, Howard inspired hope and success. She...

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ACC celebrates saving textbook costs with Open Education Week

Posted on 03/01/2019 - 12:21pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Open Education Week, March 4-8, by highlighting the millions of dollars students have saved by taking Z-Degree classes.

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Eleni Kapasaki, Fairway 5K, Physical Therapist Assistant

Single Mother of 5 strides forward with help from Fairway 5K scholarship

Posted on 02/28/2019 - 2:19pm

In the midst of her second year, Eleni Kapasaki found herself needing a little extra boost. As a student in  ACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, she was balancing school, work, and family. “I’m raising five girls, and I want them to...

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ACC hosts information sessions for RN-to-BSN bachelor’s degree program

Posted on 02/27/2019 - 12:52pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will host two information sessions as the application deadline for the RN-to-BSN program approaches. ACC’s RN-to-BSN program is the only one of its kind in Central Texas. The program includes hybrid and face-to-face...

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Amplify Mariah

Support student scholarships during Amplify Austin 2019

Posted on 02/26/2019 - 4:13pm

Help raise $5,000 for student scholarships during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving, from 6 p.m. Thursday, February 28, through 6 p.m. Friday, March 1.

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Clarence Watson

ACC talks Black History Month: Clarence Watson

Posted on 02/26/2019 - 10:52am

Meet Clarence Watson, an ACC Social Work student and student liason.

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ACC hosts Financial Aid Week March 5 to 9

Posted on 02/25/2019 - 11:56am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students to Financial Aid Week March 5 through 9 to learn about support and resources available to help pay for college. Hosted by the Financial Aid Office, the events begin with an information session noon to...

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ACC hosts 5th annual Fairway 5k supporting student scholarships

Posted on 02/22/2019 - 11:41am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to lace up their running shoes to help support ACC students at the annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). 

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ACC talks Black History Month: Marcus McQuirter

Posted on 02/21/2019 - 3:30pm

Meet Marcus McQuirter, the chair of ACC’s Drama Department. 

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