Elgin Campus Grand Opening and Dedication, August 29

Austin Community College will celebrate the completion of the ACC Elgin Campus Thursday, Aug. 29, with a Grand Opening and Dedication (10 to 11:30 a.m., 1501 W. US Hwy 290). The event will feature remarks from special guests, refreshments, and musical performances. Guests are invited to tour the campus following the ceremony.

“We are so proud to see this campus come to fruition,” says David Glass, a local businessman. “The Elgin community and surrounding areas have been very supportive and ready for the new opportunities the campus will bring.”

Parking for the Grand Opening is available on campus. The event is open to the community. | RSVP to: RSVP@austincc.edu or (512) 223.7595.

“I am very excited to have a campus in my hometown and to see young people grow up with a college in their community,” says Betsy Erwin, the campus manager. “A community college gives all residents an opportunity to improve their lives.”

The Elgin Campus opens ahead of schedule Monday, Aug. 12, at 8 a.m. Student Services advisors and counselors will be available  to help students enroll. Visit the Elgin Campus webpage for hours and other information. (See the Elgin Center for daytime services until Aug 12.) Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26.

“We offer core curriculum classes required for a college degree and workforce classes leading directly to employment,” says Erwin. “This is in addition to all the student support programs and services you expect at college.”

Elgin Campus is home to a new noncredit program that capitalizes on the sustainable agriculture movement, with classes beginning this fall. The college also is working with the community to develop a veterinary technician program, which is going through the approval process with ACC’s accrediting commission.

For more information on the campus, visit austincc.edu/elgin.

ACC employees who would like to ride a shuttle from the Highland Mall parking lot to the Elgin Campus dedication should contact Dahlia Torres, (512) 223.7595 by noon, Monday, Aug. 26. Check austincc.edu/elgin for more details closer to the event.

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