Austin Community College instituted a tradition of presenting commencement speakers with an Honorary Associate of Arts in spring 2012. Scholarships are also established in the speakers’ name, allowing students to benefit from their participation for years to come.
Honorary degree recipients
- 2021 (spring) Edward and Margie Escudero
- 2020 (fall) Sen. Kirk P. Watson
- 2020 (spring) Reverend George V. Clark
- 2019 (fall) Massey Villarreal
- 2019 (spring) Dr. Philip Uri Treisman
- 2018 (fall) Dr. Thomas Hatfield
- 2018 (spring) Dr. Rufus Glasper
- 2017 (fall) Roy Spence
- 2017 (spring) Drs. Byron and Kay McClenney
- 2016 (spring) - Art Acevedo
- 2016 (fall) - Gus and Marina Garcia
- 2015 (fall) - Belle S. Wheelan, Ph.D.
- 2015 (spring) - Drs. Walter and Aileen Bumphus, higher education leaders
- 2014 (fall) - Victor Hwang, technology entrepreneur
- 2014 (fall) - Richard Overton, nation’s oldest surviving World War II veteran
- 2014 (spring) - Dr. Dan Arvizu, renewable energy expert
- 2013 (fall) - Ben Barnes, Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas
- 2013 (spring) - Andres Alcantar, Texas Workforce Commission Chairman
- 2012 (fall) - Wilhelmina Delco & Dr. Exalton Delco Jr.
- 2012 (spring) Drs. John and Suanne Roueche
For information on applying for a scholarship, visit ACC Foundation.