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Special ACC hotline for college questions

KVUE: Special Austin Community College hotline

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ACC rolls out 1-on-1 to help get students on their path

KXAN: ACC rolls out 1-on-1 to help get students on their path

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Austin Community College hosts districtwide job fair

KXAN: Austin Community College hosts districtwide job fair


Echevarria-Cruz receives Fulbright award

Dr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz, chair of Austin Community College’s Department of Sociology and Social Work, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and perform research in Romania. Echevarria-Cruz will spend nine months teaching sociology, … Continue reading

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ACC students recognized and awarded at statewide convention

The Austin Community College (ACC) student-run newspaper, Accent, received five awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) 2015 convention last weekend in San Antonio. “It’s incredible to receive recognition like this from our peers,” … Continue reading


RenEarl Bowie shares law enforcement experience in the field and classroom

From his days patrolling Texas’ highways as a state trooper, to his current role in charge of the Regulatory Services Division at the Texas Department of Public Safety, Assistant Director RenEarl Bowie has covered a … Continue reading

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Feria en ACC ofrecerá empleos y prácticas profesionales

¡Ahora Sí!: Feria en ACC ofrecerá empleos y prácticas profesionales

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ACC to pilot early college high school for homeschoolers

Hill Country News: ACC to pilot early college high school for homeschoolers

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ACC STEM students to present water disinfection system to EPA

Hill Country News: ACC STEM students to present water disinfection system to EPA


ACC accepting applications for free college prep program

Classes equip students with knowledge and tools to enter college & succeed Enrollment is underway for Austin Community College’s summer Transitions Program, a free college preparation course for adults. Applications are due by Friday, May 1. … Continue reading

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ACC hosts employers at collegewide job fair

Businesses looking to fill more than 4,000 regional job openings Austin Community College (ACC) will host its districtwide Spring Job & Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, through Thursday, April … Continue reading

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ACC symposium examines impact of world conflict on children

Austin Community College will host a symposium to raise awareness of global and regional struggles children face at the fourth annual Peace and Conflict Studies Spring Symposium  “The Right to Peace: Growing Up with Conflict” … Continue reading

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Inicia la Fase II de ACC Highland

Highland Campus de Austin Community College sigue atrayendo a estudiantes y reconocimiento a nivel nacional y se prepara para la próxima fase del proyecto del ACC para transformar el centro comercial de 44 años de … Continue reading

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ACC hosts founder of the National Teaching and Learning FORUM as visiting scholar in April

Austin Community College is hosting visiting scholar Dr. James Rhem through the month of April. A nationally recognized expert on teaching and learning, Dr. Rhem has created several teacher publications including the Teaching Professor and the … Continue reading

ACC to adopt new tool for student advising, registering

Austin Community College is replacing the WebAdvisor system (Online Services tools) with Self Service, Ellucian’s next-generation software designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with “anytime, anywhere” access to academic information and services. The first … Continue reading

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From Bunker to Brilliance: Highland Campus phase II underway

As Austin Community College’s Highland Campus continues to attract both students and national acclaim, work is underway on the next phase of ACC’s project to transform a 44-year-old shopping mall into a regional center for … Continue reading

From the provost: CCSSE High-Impact Practices Institute; Capital Academies

An ACC team recently attended the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) 2015 High-Impact Practices Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Participating with me were President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes, Virginia Fraire, vice president for … Continue reading

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Earth Day celebrations showcase ACC sustainability initiatives

As communities worldwide commemorate the 45th annual Earth Day on April 22, Austin Community College continues to cultivate its own award-winning sustainability initiatives. Following are a few of the many activities planned. Check the ACC … Continue reading

Earning A’s: Faculty and staff activities, accomplishments, & accolades

This regular feature recognizes the activities and honors received by ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Bringing science to the suburbs Torvald Hessel, assistant adjunct professor of … Continue reading


ACC’s annual Student Art Exhibition showcases exceptional work

Austin Community College invites the community to view its 39th annual Student Art Exhibition April 4 – May 3 at Julia C. Butridge Gallery in The Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Rd.). Approximately 70 … Continue reading

Congrats to March Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the March recipients of the Riverbats Bravo award. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients will be eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. … Continue reading

Employee “Exercise Stars” model good fitness habits

ACC congratulates those participating in the inaugural “Become an ACC Exercise Star” program to promote physical activity. More than 300 employees set a goal of exercising at least 400 or 900 minutes over a six-week … Continue reading

HR Connection: Financial Planning Fair, employee evaluations, retiree benefits info, and more

Financial Planning Fair April 29 Human Resources Benefits is hosting the annual Financial Planning Fair Wednesday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Highland Business Center. The fair and workshops give employees an opportunity to evaluate … Continue reading

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Del Valle, Travis named early college schools

Austin American Statesman: Del Valle, Travis named early college schools

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ACC hosts honors student reception

Austin Community College (ACC) invites current and prospective honors students to the 2015 Honors Program reception Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). Instructors will preview … Continue reading


Remedial Math Project Keeps Students Coming Back

AACC 21st Century Center: Remedial Math Project Keeps Students Coming Back

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ACC ofrece noveno Día de la Familia

Austin Community College invita a las familias y estudiantes al festival anual Día de la Familia el sábado, 2 de mayo de 11 a.m. a 2 p.m. en Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). El evento … Continue reading

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ACC Hosts Ninth Annual Día de La Familia

Community invited to Riverside Campus for free educational resources Austin Community College invites families and students to the ninth annual Día de la Familia festival on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus, … Continue reading


ACC 1-on-1 offers students personalized help with registration

Austin Community College (ACC) is hosting its popular 1-on-1 program from April 1 through April 30 to help prospective, current, and former students with personalized assistance and questions about classes, registration, and getting started at … Continue reading

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ACC’s Highland Mall redevelopment project recognized for innovation

The Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Mall redevelopment project was awarded the 2015 Impact Award for Innovation from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Austin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president and … Continue reading

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