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Chuck
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I’m impressed with the variety of educational objectives which ACC supports. This term, my family has three generations enrolled! My granddaughter, Molly, is benefiting from English Composition I and II for high schoolers to free up her senior year at Cedar Park High School to take more electives. My daughter, Caryn, will finish her degree in Business Administration after time out from college for...

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Mandilyn
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I started going to ACC during my junior year in high school. Although I enjoyed taking college classes, once I started working at sixteen, my focus changed in order to help contribute financially to my parent’s household. After doing a couple years of classes after graduation, I started to feel that it would be more beneficial to promote at work than invest time in...

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Faiyaz
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I started at ACC in the spring of 2011. Coming from a foreign country I was totally puzzled as to where to start my studies. But the folks at ACC helped me a lot and the teachers are just incredible. Due to the dedication of its teachers and staff, I was able to successfully transfer to UT Austin in the fall of 2012. I...

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Lea
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Lea

After starting my college career at a four-year university, it became very clear that no one cared about my collegiate performance, and it was simply up to me to “get it.” A year of struggling through courses on my own lead to academic suspension. This is where my college career took a turn for the better. I applied and enrolled in classes at ACC....

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Shavon
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ACC allowed me to complete both my associate and bachelor’s degrees at the age of 22. I started at ACC and didn’t know what I wanted to do. I changed my major 3 times. With the help of the advising centers I was able to decide on achieving my A.A in teaching and getting my bachelor’s in sociology and psychology. The first major I...

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Michael
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I already had a degree, but it was 20 years old and not giving me any benefit. I was laid off a couple of years ago and decided it was time to update my job skills. I enrolled in the biotechnology program at ACC. With encouragement and support from the professors, I will graduate in May with job skills for the 21st Century. They...

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Gus
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Gus

As a Texas Veteran, ACC has given me the opportunity to pursue a mid-life career change from physical security to computer network security while utilizing my Hazelwood tuition exemption benefits. I couldn’t have started my career change without Hazelwood and...

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Mariel
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Coming into ACC straight out of high school was a challenge because I did not have a declared major. I began as a student and now am an employee as well. ACC helped me look into my future and really ask myself what my goals were. Recently, while working in the Early College High School program, I learned how much I love working with...

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Karen
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Once upon a time, there was a very young girl who looked into the blue eyes of a blonde-haired young man and fell completely off the earth in love. The young girl at age 18 married the perfect man and lived happily ever after. It is the story between “love at age 18” and the “happily ever after” with the perfect man that makes...

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Daniel
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ACC has allowed me to pursue my goal of becoming a physician assistant. The flexible schedule and affordable rates allowed me to work while staying in school. I am now traveling to Arusha, Tanzania as a medical volunteer at the Tengeru Hospital for 4...

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Charles
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During the 2008 recession, I switched careers at 38 with a baby on the way. ACC gave me the education I needed, quickly, so that I could get back out into the workforce. 2 years later I started my own business (Solid Prototype) and started hiring ACC students as contractors. Now my company is the #1 multi-material 3D printing company in the USA thanks...

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Chris
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I had been out of school, particularly ACC, for a good while. Coming back to school to take advantage of my GI Bill benefits has been challenging from day one. I enjoy learning new things in each of the classes I’ve taken and the professors do a great job in presenting things to me. ACC is an awesome environment to be...

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Renee
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ACC has made a positive impact in my life because I never thought I would be college worthy/material. I thank ACC for making that dream possible and seeing my dreams come true: becoming an elementary teacher. I opened my shell by joining student organizations such as Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Alpha Pi. These organizations helped me to learn leadership skills and fellowship with...

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Max
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Max

My name is Max and I am three years old. I am a student at the ACC Children’s Lab School. The lab school is an early childhood program that serves as a demonstration school for the ACC Child Development Department. The ACC Children’s Lab School is not my “daycare” but my first experience in a formal education setting. I know that college and career...

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Kelsey
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I am the first grandchild to graduate from high school and go to college. I’m still taking classes to be a social worker, but it’s not easy with a lot of life events that have happened since I graduated. I fell off for a while, but I’m picking myself back up because the last event that happened has really made me think hard about...

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Dale
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My name is Dale White and I am a Navy veteran. I am the youngest of five children, but the first one to get a degree. I am a father of 3 children (2 girls and 1 boy) and now a grandfather of 2 beautiful girls. I achieved an Associate of Arts Degree in History. I was accepted and now attending class at the...

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Mary Jane
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About two years ago, I decided to go to nursing school. “No problem,” I thought. “I can knock out these pre-requisite courses in a couple of semesters.” How naive I was! I am 29 years old and not as academically spry as I was as a first-time college student 11 years ago. Sciences do not come easily to me, so I was nervous about...

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Angela
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I am a full time mother/student/employee/intern at Austin Community College which has given me great opportunities to reach my graduation goal for spring 2013. ACC has allowed me to develop the skills to continue my education and go into the human services field. ACC has been my way to achieve success. I AM...

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Tiara
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As a seventeen year old high school student I went straight to Austin Community College the day after I walked across the stage. This school has helped me discover who I am and what I want in life. I have set goals to transfer to a 4-year university. My mind is set on a degree to pursue as well as a minor. I am...

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Grainger
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Long story: the VA took a chance on me last fall. As a high school drop-out (10th grade) from some 44 years ago, ACC has renewed my faith in formal education. I may not live long enough to prosper from this but it has been the highlight of my life. Some things I have learned are disheartening but most are encouraging. I used to...

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Lester
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ACC has had an unequivocal impact on my life by simply giving me some direction and structure. I have always felt that learning is a good way to utilize your...

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Yolanda
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ACC gave me the foundation I need to go on and succeeded at a major university. Professor Boyer, who was an English professor, was the best. Jennifer with Student life helped me find my way, and Mrs. Ruth, the counselor at the South Austin Campus inspired me so much. I am now at the University of Houston earning my master’s in social work and...

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Yadi
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ACC has given me the jump start to get to where I want to end up. I will be starting Texas State in fall 2012. Thanks ACC! All my sacrifices are for my three children and to give them a better...

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Yolanda
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I graduated in 1978 from Rio Hondo High School in South Texas. I came to Austin to attend the University of Texas, but left in 1980 for personal reasons. I came back in 1986, got married and had three children who are now 21, 19 and 14. They are my inspiration. After so many years of emphasizing to them the importance of education, I...

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Bonnye
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For years, I told myself that I need to go back to school. I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew it wasn’t the dead end jobs that were all that would take me after working as a stay at home mom for over five years (with no degree to my name). I started back to ACC,...

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