Community leaders, first responders join groundbreaking celebration

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes visits with students from the Hays High School Criminal Justice Club.

Community leaders, area first responders, and friends joined Austin Community College May 9 for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Hays Campus phase 2 project.

Guest speakers acknowledged the partnerships supporting the project, and said the future first responder center will prepare students for “real-world jobs that match real-world needs.”

The center will benefit students in ACC’s  criminal justice and emergency medical services programs and serve as a resource for local agencies seeking facilities for continuing education and re-certification.

View photos from the event at Groundbreaking celebrates future Hays Campus first responder center.