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ACC Board of Trustees welcomes in new trustee

Posted on 01/11/2021 - 11:34am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its first regular board meeting of 2021 3 p.m., Monday, January 11. The meeting is the Board’s first full meeting with newly elected Trustee Dana Walker as well as newly elected board officers.  In...

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ACC and Texas A&M University-Central Texas expand partnership

Posted on 01/11/2021 - 11:08am

Austin Community College District (ACC) and Texas A&M University-Central Texas (A&M-Central Texas) are expanding their partnership. Together, the institutions are building new, seamless undergraduate and graduate transfer pathways for ACC...

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ACC and Chancellor Rhodes recognized with Friend of Manufacturing Award

Posted on 01/07/2021 - 1:18pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) and ACC chancellor, Dr. Richard Rhodes, were awarded the 2020 Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Friend of Manufacturing Award. ARMA recognized the college for its work to create the new Advanced...

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Nominate an essential female worker to be recognized in a public art project

Posted on 01/05/2021 - 4:37pm

An Austin Community College District (ACC) photography professor is looking for essential female workers for a new public art project that will be featured on buildings throughout Austin. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Central Texas, Sarah Wilson,...

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ACC student awarded national Student Technology Champion

Posted on 01/05/2021 - 4:00pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) student Jack Russell was named a 2020-21 Student Technology Champion by the League for Innovation in the Community College. He was selected for the Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award. The recognition is...

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Prepare for the spring semester with ACC’s watch, read, and explore list

Posted on 01/05/2021 - 10:20am

Austin Community College District (ACC) spring semester is right around the corner and registration remains open. Classes begin Tuesday, January 19. As you enjoy the final weeks of the intersession, check out the latest content created by ACC to...

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Getting ahead: ACC experts explore four options to jumpstart college in high school

Posted on 12/21/2020 - 1:52pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) provides all high school students in the service area an opportunity to earn college credit while still attending high school at little to no cost. Our experts explore several options for students to take...

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ACC closes for winter break December 22 - January 4

Posted on 12/21/2020 - 10:08am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, until 8 a.m. Monday, January 4.  Spring registration will remain open through the break, and full virtual support services will resume...

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Students: Apply now for summer STEM experience

Posted on 12/18/2020 - 10:30am

Austin Community College District (ACC) students interested in careers in biopharmaceuticals may apply now for a special, summer STEM program. Applications are now open for the 2021 NIIMBL eXperience. The two-week virtual program provides students...

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Celebrating student success improvements

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 4:47pm

Austin Community College District's 2020 fall commencement was a celebration of the college's largest group of graduates to date — more than 3,400 students. Combined with the number of students who graduated in spring, ACC will have recognized more...

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2020 Year in Review

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 3:51pm

2020 has been a year like no other. As we mark the end of the year, we look back at the lessons learned and achievements and accomplishments that occurred collegewide to promote equity and inclusion and keep our students on track.

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Inside Highland Phase 2: Music and MBPT

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 2:37pm

ACC Highland Campus' newest phase is nearing completion, and many departments have started the move-in process. The credit classes expected to start in spring 2021 -- and are therefore among the first to make the move -- are Culinary, Architectural...

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ACC Board of Trustees December 7 Recap

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 1:48pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its December regular meeting on Monday, December 7, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting.

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Riverbats Giving This Season

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 1:29pm

2020 has challenged us in many ways, and Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff have stepped up to help this holiday season.

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ACC Fall 2020 Retirees

Posted on 12/17/2020 - 1:10pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to recognize the following employees who retired this semester and thank them for their service to the college. ACC faculty and staff are encouraged to share their memories in the comments below....

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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 www.nonprofitaustin.org bsilverb@austincc.edu Giving is a very personal thing Whether intentionally or not, giving is based upon our values, what we believe, and...

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