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Spring break

ACC closed for spring break 3/18 - 3/24

Posted on 03/15/2019 - 11:05am

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for spring break Monday, March 18, through Sunday, March 24. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 25. Graduation applications are still being accepted. Students may apply at austincc.edu/...

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ACC celebrates different cultures with International Festival 2019

Posted on 03/14/2019 - 2:13pm

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and their families to celebrate culture, art, religion, business, and language from across the globe at the second annual International Festival 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at ACC Highland,...

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March Progress Report: Framing and MEP continues at ACC Highland and Rio Grande campuses

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 1:34pm

At ACC Highland Phase 2, construction teams continue work on framing, steel erection, and the exterior shell. Exterior window installation also continues, along with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work. 

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Riverbats Bravo Award

Congratulations February Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 1:26pm

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

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Month-in-Review: February 2019

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 1:20pm

Feb 23 | Health Science Open House: Austin Community College (ACC)hosted its annual Health Sciences Open House Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus for prospective students and their families to explore careers in...

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More than 2,200 join ACC at first SXSW showcase

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 1:08pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and Texas leaders joined together at The Promiseland Project Presents: The Skill-Up Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) to dispel negative stigmas around skilled careers, elevate the value of a two-year education,...

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ACC hosts second annual Boots & Bats Gala 11/2

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 12:57pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host its second annual Boots & Bats Gala supporting student scholarships on Saturday, November 2, at ACC Highland, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).

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Earning A's: Faculty and Staff achievements, activities, and accolades

Posted on 03/13/2019 - 12:52pm

Out of six nominees, Austin Community College (ACC) was selected as DivInc’s Champion of Change Program of the Year for ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center planning work. The awards were held Friday, March 1, at Austin...

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ACC’s Child Watch Drop-In Center expands to serve more children

Posted on 03/12/2019 - 12:01pm

Austin Community College (ACC) and the YMCA of Austin are expanding services at the new Child Watch Drop-In Center at ACC Highland to serve more children.

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Global Issues Speaker Series

ACC examines climate change in Global Issues Speaker Series

Posted on 03/10/2019 - 1:06pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a discussion of global climate change as part of the college's 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series.

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ACC joins local & state leaders to tackle workforce gaps at SXSW

Posted on 03/08/2019 - 5:12pm

Austin Community College (ACC) partners with local and state leaders to examine the importance of higher education in closing workforce gaps with a two-day SXSW festival Sunday, March 10, and Monday, March 11. The Promiseland Project Presents: The...

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Nicole Maines

ACC hosts Supergirl actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines

Posted on 03/07/2019 - 10:26am

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to a conversation with actress and trans advocate Nicole Maines 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the ACC Highland Campus, Building 1000 Social Staircase (6101 Highland Campus Dr.). Maines, 21, stars as...

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March 2019 Building Bridges

ACC panel discusses equity-minded instructional practices

Posted on 03/06/2019 - 12:55pm

Austin Community College (ACC) presents a panel discussion on curriculum changes to engage underserved populations from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at 1709 E. 12th Street.

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Anita Walker Brewer Howard

Anita Brewer Howard: Austin & ACC Lose a Legend

Posted on 03/05/2019 - 5:29pm

Austin icon, Anita Walker Brewer Howard, is remembered as a trailblazer. One of the first female reporters at the Austin American-Statesman and Austin Community College’s first public information officer, Howard inspired hope and success. She...

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ACC celebrates saving textbook costs with Open Education Week

Posted on 03/01/2019 - 12:21pm

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Open Education Week, March 4-8, by highlighting the millions of dollars students have saved by taking Z-Degree classes.

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Eleni Kapasaki, Fairway 5K, Physical Therapist Assistant

Single Mother of 5 strides forward with help from Fairway 5K scholarship

Posted on 02/28/2019 - 2:19pm

In the midst of her second year, Eleni Kapasaki found herself needing a little extra boost. As a student in  ACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, she was balancing school, work, and family. “I’m raising five girls, and I want them to...

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ACC hosts information sessions for RN-to-BSN bachelor’s degree program

Posted on 02/27/2019 - 12:52pm

Austin Community College (ACC) will host two information sessions as the application deadline for the RN-to-BSN program approaches. ACC’s RN-to-BSN program is the only one of its kind in Central Texas. The program includes hybrid and face-to-face...

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