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ACC talks Black History Month: Marcus McQuirter

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

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Marcus McQuirter, the chair of ACC’s Drama Department. He received...

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Message from the Equity in Faculty Hiring Committee

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:44pm

The Austin metropolitan area is vibrant and complex. Our student body reflects this diversity and to ensure that we meet their needs, Austin Community College (ACC) has committed to efforts that foster equity-mindedness across the institution. These...

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ACC selects site for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 2:02pm

Austin Community College (ACC) selected a site at its Rio Grande Campus to serve as the college's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. The multiyear initiative is designed to educate and examine the effects of racism,...

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Highland and Rio Grande bond project updates: February 2019

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:37am

Austin Community College (ACC) continues to move forward on phase 2 of the Highland Mall redevelopment and the renovation of Rio Grande Campus. Both projects are part of the capital improvement projects approved by district voters in the November...

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Feb 2019 Food Drive

ACC spring food drive helps tackle student hunger

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:11am

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a spring food drive in February to support on-campus food banks for students. "Food insecurity is an issue many of our students face," says Dr. Virginia Fraire, ACC vice president of student affairs. "When...

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Congratulations January Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:28am

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for January 2019. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress...

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Community College Day students with Kirk Watson

Month-in-Review: February 2019

Posted on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:15am

Now Open! | Child Watch Drop-In Center: Austin Community College students can receive drop-in care for their children ages 3 to 12 as part of a program offered by the YMCA of Austin at the ACC Highland Campus. Learn more > Jan. 18 | January...

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Be Still My Heart by Kathy Dunn Hamrick

Earning A's: February 2019

Posted on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:27pm

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Be Still, My Heart, choreographed by Kathy Dunn Hamrick, adjunct faculty of dance,...

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ACC hosts three panelists for Women in IT Spring Speaker Series

Posted on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:50pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, employees, and the community to its Women in IT Spring Speaker Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).  “The lack of women...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Chantae Recasner

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:50pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Dr. Chantae Recasner, Faculty and Instructional Development dean....

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ACC study reveals record levels of straight-ticket voting

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:46pm

Straight-ticket voting reached a record level of 67.49 percent of ballots cast for the U.S. Senate candidates during the November 2018 general election, a more than six percentage point (pp) increase compared to the 2014 election. These findings...

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Feb 2019 Food Drive

Donate now to the ACC Food Drive

Posted on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:59pm

Austin Community College (ACC) is accepting donations for its spring food drive during the month of February. Donations benefit the ACC Food Pantry Program. Sponsored by Student Life, the program provides canned foods and other non-perishable goods...

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ACC hosts Admiral McRaven & Ambassador Crocker for “Preventing Conflict”

Posted on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:33pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts retired Admiral William McRaven and Ambassador Ryan Crocker for “Preventing Conflict: The Role of Diplomacy and Development in Reducing Insecurity,” a conversation about lessons learned from the frontlines of...

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ACC Spring 2019 Short Semester Registration is Open

Posted on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) current and prospective students can still sign up for courses they need with short semester classes. The college offers more than 600 short semester courses. Classes are offered online and on campus on days, evenings...

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ACC hosts Health Sciences Open House

Posted on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its annual Health Sciences Open House Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000 (3101 Webberville Rd.) for prospective students and their families to explore careers in...

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RN-to-BSN Program hosts site review for accreditation

Posted on Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:55am

The ACC RN-to-BSN Nursing Program will host a site review for accreditation of its program. The public is invited to meet the site visit team and share comments about the program Thursday, February 28, at 4 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000,...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Mervin J. Jones

Posted on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:32am

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Mervin J. Jones, Student Affairs dean. He has gone from serving our...

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ACC Paints New Picture: Adrienne Hodge Featured at Art Gallery

Posted on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:56pm

More than a dozen pieces of art cover the walls at Collections on the Block. The Downtown Austin art gallery invites visitors to see paintings by Adrienne Hodge and explore new worlds.  “I am a big fan of space and astronomy. It is just something...

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Chef Susan Notter pastry workshop paticipants

ACC hosts world-renowned pastry chef

Posted on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 1:49pm

Austin Community College (ACC) hosted professional pastry chefs from across Texas for a special one-day workshop learning the art of edible works with prominent pastry chef Susan Notter.   Chef Notter’s professional accomplishments include winning...

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ACC talks Black History Month: Rosalind Cunningham

Posted on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 3:58pm

Throughout Black History Month, Austin Community College sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Black History Month means to them. Meet Rosalind (Roz) Cunningham, a completion counselor at Eastview Campus....

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ACC students push for change at Community College Day

Posted on Wed, 01/30/2019 - 4:57pm

Austin Community College (ACC) students joined hundreds of their peers for Community College Day at the State Capitol Wednesday, January 30, to push for change this legislative session. Students participated in a rally on the South Steps with...

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ACC commemorates National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 4:28pm

Austin Community College (ACC) commemorated National Day of Racial Healing Tuesday, January 22, with a series of events encouraging the community to explore culture and equity through the arts. "It's important to recognize what we share and what...

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Congratulations December Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:58pm

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for December 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC's values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress...

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ACC Highland redevelopment update

Posted on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:51pm

1-10-2019 large opening HLC2.jpg Renovation work continues on ACC Highland Phase 2. Demolition of the southeast portion of the building is complete, and construction on the college’s drama and dance departments and...

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ACC & YMCA host open house for new Child Watch Drop-In Center

Posted on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:48pm

Austin Community College and the YMCA of Austin will host an open house at the new Child Watch Drop-In Center at ACC Highland Friday, January 18, from noon to 2 p.m. for those interested in exploring childcare services at the college.  Students can...

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ACC’s 2019 Legislative Priorities

Posted on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:28am

Texas Community College Day 2017_house.jpg Austin Community College's (ACC) Board of Trustees approved its initial state and federal legislative priorities for 2019 during the regular board meeting January 14. These...

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ACC approves degrees in fashion design and technical theater

Posted on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:10am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved two new associate degrees to prepare students for jobs in Austin's growing creative industry. The Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design equips students with the skills...

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ACC Board of Trustees welcome newly elected trustee

Posted on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 3:16pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees welcomed its newly elected trustee and recognized its outgoing board member during the January 14 regular session. The Honorable Gregorio Casar swore in recently elected trustee...

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ACC expands online programs as enrollment climbs

Posted on Thu, 12/20/2018 - 9:00am

Austin Community College (ACC) expands the number of online course and degree programs to increase flexible educational opportunities as enrollment climbs.   “This is the fastest growing student population at ACC. Students need more flexible options...

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Bond project construction updates: Highland and Rio Grande

Posted on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 2:30pm

ACC continues to make progress on $386 million in capital improvement projects approved by ACC District voters in the November 2014 bond election. In 2018, the college celebrated expanding to Leander with the opening of San Gabriel Campus and held...

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In Memoriam: Gus Garcia — Founding ACC Trustee

Posted on Tue, 12/18/2018 - 9:27am

The Austin Community College District honors the memory of Gustavo "Gus" Garcia, one of the seven founding members of the ACC Board of Trustees. “Mayor Garcia was a devoted friend to the college and a mentor to generations of students, alumni, and...

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Paving her own future: Ronika Allen is giving back

Posted on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 9:31am

For Ronika Allen, college was always an expectation. One she set for herself. “You have to know what you want to do with your life. That’s important to remember,” she says. She didn’t exactly know what she wanted to study, but she knew she wanted to...

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ACC celebrates more than 3,100 students at fall commencement

Posted on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 9:27am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates during commencement 6 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). When: Friday, December 14Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River...

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ACC Board swears in re-elected Trustees Mink & Nitsch

Posted on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 7:04pm

Board of Trustees-scr (1).jpg The Austin Community College District (ACC) swore in two trustees during the board’s general meeting Monday, December 3. The Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos held the honor of swearing in...

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Celebrate the Holidays: ACC celebrates different cultures with La Chorale De Noël

Posted on Wed, 11/28/2018 - 1:23pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, their families, and the community to The Foreign Language Department’s annual French holiday celebration La Chorale De Noël, Sunday December 2 at 4 p.m. at the Northridge Campus Auditorium building...

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Still time to buy from ACC Boots & Bats art auction

Posted on Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:38am

Austin Community College invites you to bid on one-of-a-kind artwork to support student scholarships. More than 25 pieces from the Boots & Bats Gala live auction are still available and now open for the community to bid on. Works include...

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ACC collects children's books for Brown Santa Program

Posted on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 8:35am

Austin Community College (ACC) is collecting donations for its annual “I Can Read!” children’s book drive benefiting the Travis County Sheriff’s Office’s Brown Santa Program for families in need. “It’s important to remember that everyone is not as...

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ACC Trustees approve election results and order Place 8 runoff

Posted on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 2:03pm

Austin Community College’s Board of Trustees approved results of the November 6 general election and called for a runoff for Place 8 during a special meeting Monday, November 19. According to the official election results, incumbent trustees Dr....

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ACC closes for Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:59am

Austin Community College (ACC) will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22. All offices and campuses will reopen Monday, November 26. During the break, Campus Police will remain available and may be reached at 512-223-7999 in...

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ACC searches for performers for National Day of Racial Healing

Posted on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:33am

Austin Community College (ACC) calls for participants in observance of the National Day of Racial Healing. Falling in line with this year’s theme “What’s Your Story?”, applications from faculty, staff, and community members are being accepted to...

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ACC Nursing Program named ‘Best of the Best’

Posted on Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:25pm

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Nursing Program was named 2018 Best of the Best among area nursing programs by the Austin American-Statesman.   The winners were voted on by the community in an online poll.“This is an incredible recognition from our...

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2017 ACC Golf Scramble, golfer on tee

ACC hosts the 13th annual Golf Scramble

Posted on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:43am

Registration is underway for Austin Community College’s (ACC) 13th annual Golf Scramble Friday, October 12, at Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). The Golf Scramble benefits the college’s Student Emergency Fund, which helps students who are...

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Round Rock Campus Phase 2 exterior

Bond Update: New Campuses open for fall classes

Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 9:52am

ACC invites faculty and staff to the grand opening celebration of Round Rock Campus Phase 2. The event will be 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26. RSVP online now. The Round Rock celebration follows three other grand openings held this year...

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ACC District Official Seal in Color

ACC trustees adopt 2018-19 tax rate

Posted on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:40am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees adopted a $0.1048 (10.48 cents) property tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 on Monday, September 10. The $0.004 increase over last year is due to the issuance of the final voter-approved...

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