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Dr. Guillermo (Willie) Martinez

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Guillermo (Willie) Martinez

Posted on 09/30/2020 - 3:40pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them.

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Austin Community College selected for new, national credentialing initiative

Posted on 09/30/2020 - 12:40pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) partners with Education Design Lab to up- and re-skill displaced workers as Certified Production Technicians (CPT) and Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) to support Central Texas' fast-growing healthcare...

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Earning As: Summer 2020

Posted on 09/24/2020 - 12:09pm

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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Dr. Gary Moreno, El Centro Latino/Latin American Studies Center director

ACC names new Latino/Latin American Studies Center director

Posted on 09/24/2020 - 11:50am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) names Dr. Gary Moreno as the new director of El Centro, the college's Latino/Latin American Studies Center. Moreno will continue El Centro's mission to build connections between the college and the broader...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: September 2020

Posted on 09/24/2020 - 11:41am

Get the latest updates and see photos from the construction projects underway at the Austin Community College District's Highland and Rio Grande campuses.

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Month-in-Review: September 2020

Posted on 09/24/2020 - 11:30am

Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off events, exciting things happening at Highland, Fall 2020 Campus Conversation, and fast-track careers launch.

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Alejandra Polcik, manager of Hispanic Outreach Projects

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Alejandra Polcik

Posted on 09/24/2020 - 10:53am

Meet Alejandra Polcik, the manager of Hispanic Outreach Projects. She has worked at ACC for 12 years.

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ACC Board of Trustees September 14 Recap

Posted on 09/23/2020 - 3:11pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its September regular meeting on Monday, September 14, in a hybrid format due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting.

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ACC Board of Trustees unanimously approves 2 percent raise for faculty and staff

Posted on 09/23/2020 - 3:06pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) employees will get a two-percent raise. In a unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees amended the college’s FY2021 budget to include the cost-of-living raise for staff and faculty during its regular board...

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Agriculture Department Chair Savannah Rugg

ACC's Agriculture Program keeps hands-on learning going while at home

Posted on 09/22/2020 - 5:04pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty are getting creative to keep students hands-on while learning from home.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: ACC Master Advisor Hector Aguayo

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Hector Aguayo

Posted on 09/18/2020 - 3:24pm

Meet Hector Aguayo, a master advisor at the Highland Campus who has been with Austin Community College District for four years.  

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Army Futures Command selects Austin Community College District as home for new AFC Software Factory

Posted on 09/16/2020 - 5:20pm

ACC to launch national flagship training program in software development, leadership & problem solving

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ACC Trustees adopt 2020-21 tax rate

Posted on 09/14/2020 - 5:07pm


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Highland Campus Fontaine Plaza opens with lighting celebration

Posted on 09/14/2020 - 2:26pm

Austin Community College District's (ACC) Highland Campus has reached another important milestone with the opening of the Jacob Fontaine Plaza Park. The plaza, named after local civil rights leader and church founder Reverend Jacob Fontaine,...

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Meet the 2020-21 Full-Time Faculty Senate President

Posted on 09/10/2020 - 11:43am

With the new academic year starting, Austin Community College will talk to the incoming 2020-21 employee association presidents. We will ask each of them a few questions to learn more about them professionally and personally.

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Third annual ACC International Festival celebrates different cultures

Posted on 09/10/2020 - 11:25am

Immerse yourself in culture, art, religion, and language from across the globe at Austin Community College District’s (ACC) third annual International Festival. ACC invites students, faculty, and their families to join us for a day of virtual...

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Notice to taxpayers: Public hearing scheduled for Monday, 9/14

Posted on 09/07/2020 - 11:28am

For 2020, ACC has proposed a property tax rate of $0.1058 ($0.0900 for Maintenance & Operations and $0.0158 for Debt Service) per $100 of valuation.  For ACC's no-new-revenue tax rate, voter-approval tax rate, unencumbered fund balances, and...

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ACC closed Monday, 9/7, in observance of Labor Day. Registration for classes remains open.

Posted on 09/03/2020 - 3:09pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 7. The college will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 8.  Registration remains open for 14-, 12-, and 8-week sessions. The 14-week option is new this...

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ACC cuts tuition by 50 percent for fast track CE training programs

Posted on 09/02/2020 - 1:06pm

To support getting Central Texans back to work, Austin Community College District (ACC) launches deep discounts for 12 fast-track programs in the highest-demand sectors in the region, including health care, IT, and skilled trades.  Offered through...

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ACC becomes first community college in Texas to use 100% renewable energy

Posted on 09/01/2020 - 2:47pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is among the top colleges and universities in Texas to promote sustainable, green energy. Two ACC campuses — the ACC Round Rock and Elgin campuses now use 100 percent clean, renewable electricity making ACC...

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