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Meet ACC’s new dean of Liberal Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Posted on 11/16/2020 - 11:59am

Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed a new dean of Liberal Arts this fall. DeShaunta Stewart, whose preferred name is Stewart, leads the college's Social & Behavioral Sciences programs. In this role, Stewart works in close...

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October 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 12:56pm

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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26th Annual Giving Tree Campaign supports ACC students with children

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 12:50pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is expanding its annual Giving Tree Campaign. Now in its 26th year, the campaign supports students and their families over the holiday season. Last year, more than 400 children and 200 student families were...

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Meet the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Association President

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 12:37pm

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the incoming 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally.

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Academic Master Planning in Final Phase

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 11:34am

The Austin Community College District 2020-25 Academic Master Plan (AMP) is in the final stretch. The AMP serves as a guide to the college's collective academic vision, administrative supports, and strategic plans for the future. The AMP is designed...

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ACC Nursing named Best of the Best for 3rd straight year

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 11:20am

For a third straight year, community voters selected Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Nursing Program as the best program in Central Texas in the 2020 Best of the Best awards, hosted by the Austin American-Statesman.  

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ACC Board of Trustees November 2 Recap

Posted on 11/12/2020 - 11:01am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Monday, November 2, to hear college updates, discuss the financial report, and learn about two new grants for student success via teleconference due to the...

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Veterans Day 2020 Profiles: Hillary Ray Smith

Posted on 11/11/2020 - 1:38pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: James Daniels

Posted on 11/10/2020 - 4:34pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Dr. Erasmus Addae

Posted on 11/10/2020 - 12:10pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Kai Ferguson

Posted on 11/09/2020 - 2:44pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC Veterans Day Profiles: Mark Harden

Posted on 11/09/2020 - 2:19pm

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and commemorate our nation's military — those who have bravely served our nation to protect our freedoms. Austin Community College District (ACC) would like to thank our veterans for their selfless service. The...

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ACC's Public Safety Training Center wins prestigious Innovation Award

Posted on 10/28/2020 - 3:55pm

For the third straight year, Austin Community College District (ACC) is named a top innovator by the League for Innovation in the Community College. ACC was recognized with the 2020 Innovation of the Year award for its Public Safety Training Center...

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Grab those controllers: ACC powers up first Esports league

Posted on 10/23/2020 - 12:25pm

Get ready to give those thumbs a workout. Austin Community College District (ACC) launches its first-ever Esports league beginning Monday, October 26. 

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Cooking up significant changes at ACC Highland Phase 2

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 1:58pm

After being at Eastview Campus for more than two decades, Austin Community College’s (ACC) Culinary Arts program is preparing to move. “I'm a little nervous. It's going to be a lot of moving. We're moving all the stuff, but I'm just so excited about...

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Austin Community College District Board of Trustees recognized with Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Award

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 11:07am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees was recognized with the prestigious 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Board of Trustees Excellence Award. The distinction celebrates community college Boards of Trustees for their leadership and...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: October 2020

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 11:00am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager The project is entering the home stretch! We are about three months out from substantial completion. The interiors are really starting to come together.

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Earning As: October 2020

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 10:51am

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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Fourth ACC course receives national QM certification

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 10:42am

Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized with a new Quality Matters (QM) certification. The college's Medical Terminology course (HPRS 1206) was awarded the national distinction earlier this month. "It's an honor to receive QM...

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Meet the 2020-21 Classified Employee Association President

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 9:49am

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally.

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