Monthly Archives: December 2015

Kudos to November Bravo award recipients

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for November. Nominated by their colleagues, Riverbats Bravo award recipients are eligible for the Riverbats Excellence award given each semester to one employee from each campus. Visit … Continue reading

ACC closed for winter break; registration still available

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning Wednesday, December 23. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, January 4. Spring registration will remain open. Students may view the spring course … Continue reading

A new year, a new you: get fit in 2016 with kinesiology classes

Austin Community College’s Health & Kinesiology Program is accepting new students for spring. Courses are open to the community for anyone who wants to shape up in 2016. Register now! Students can select from a … Continue reading

Earn money for college through City of Austin savings program

Austin Community College students and employees who are Austin residents are eligible to receive up to $4,000 for education expenses through a city-sponsored savings program. The City of Austin’s matched savings account program encourages students … Continue reading

ACC lleva a cabo feria de matriculación de último momento

Los alumnos que necesitan tomar clases en la primavera pueden registrarse en Destination: ACCSaturday El Distrito de Austin Community College (ACC) abrirá tres planteles de 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. el sábado, 9 de enero para … Continue reading

ACC art student selected to design Capitol ornament

A symbol of the seasons in Central Texas will have a little ACC flair this holiday. Art student Jeffrey Moore’s work will hang from the branches of the House Chamber Christmas tree. The tree is … Continue reading

International student makes career out of West Texas oil fields

In the plains of West Texas, the oil industry boomed after the millennium – along with the career of Austin Community College graduate Sergio Chavez. As an electronic technician, Chavez applies his expertise to help … Continue reading

ACC Bond project update

Following are highlights of recent bond project activities. Bond project information and updates also can be found on the following webpages: austincc.edu/bond austincc.edu/faoadmin/projects.php Round Rock Campus ACC’s Board of Trustees selected SpawGlass as the construction … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Educator of the Year honors Christie Allen-Johnson, developmental math instructional associate, was named … Continue reading

From the Provost: Futures Institute drafts recommendations; Math Program honored

After four intensive months of reading, listening, deliberating, and visiting other leading two-year colleges, our Futures Institute members this week will present their recommendations for redesigning ACC programs, services, and processes to support a guided … Continue reading

ACC campuses undergo Riverbat restyling

Austin Community College campuses are about to get an infusion of Riverbat purple pride. The college is planning mini-makeovers to incorporate ACC’s Riverbat symbol and official purple shade. “When you go to UT or Texas … Continue reading

Community goes purple for ‘ACC Riverbat Day’

A passion for purple prevailed on November 18 as the ACC community celebrated the fifth birthday of its mascot RB and commemorated “ACC Riverbat Day” in the city of Austin. The day began with a … Continue reading

ACC graduates celebrate at fall commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrated its summer and fall graduates during commencement on Thursday, December 10, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 2,300 students were invited to walk including … Continue reading

HR Connection: Commuter Spending Accounts, SECC results, retirees, and more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Flexible spending account offered for commuting expenses Beginning January 1, benefits-eligible ACC employees can take advantage of a new flexible spending account specifically for expenses incurred … Continue reading

2015 in review: Something exciting is starting here

2015 might be considered a year of transition for Austin Community College, as several of the year’s activities set the stage for great things to come. Following are some of the highlights. Special events Second … Continue reading

ACC named Bellwether finalist

Austin Community College has been named a finalist for a 2016 Bellwether award recognizing innovation in community college programs and practices. The college was selected in the category of Instructional Programs & Services for the … Continue reading

Save the date for ACC Alumni Network launch party Feb. 24

Spread the word: The Austin Community College Alumni Network will kick off the new year with a mixer on Wednesday, February 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The location will be announced at a later … Continue reading

ACC’s basketball all-stars face off against Australia

Austin Community College’s intramural basketball all-stars battled to hold their title against Australia’s John Paul College Eagles Wednesday, December 9. The exhibition basketball games were the college’s fifth face-off against Australia. The men’s team won … Continue reading

Alumni Network offers insurance discounts to former students

Austin Community College alumni and former students can obtain discounts on auto and home insurance and raise funds to support students through a new program offered through the ACC Alumni Network. When alumni purchase Nationwide … Continue reading

RTF students host special film screening

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 11 | Northridge Campus, 11928 Stonehollow Drive ACC’s Radio-Television-Film Department invites the college and community to “Establishing Shots,” a special screening of current student digital film and video projects, … Continue reading

Employees donate more than $59,000 to state charity campaign

The ACC community contributed $59,407.74 to this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign, exceeding last year’s donations by about $7,400. The October campaign collected donations for local and national charities including the Capital Area Food Bank, … Continue reading

ACC organiza ceremonia para celebrar sus graduados del verano y el otoño

El Distrito de Austin Community College (ACC) llevará a cabo su ceremonia de graduación a las 6 p.m., jueves, 10 de diciembre en el Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). “Este es un momento … Continue reading

ACC celebrates graduates at fall commencement

Overcoming challenges is nothing new to Karen Gonzales. “I know how hard it is to struggle and how easy it can be to want to give up when life feels overwhelming,” says Gonzales. “It’s worth … Continue reading

ACC celebrates summer and fall graduates at commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates during commencement at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 10, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). Watch commencement live online. “This is … Continue reading

ACC students may apply now for NASA space exploration program

Austin Community College students interested in a unique opportunity to interact with NASA scientists and engineers may apply now for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). The program is open to part-time and … Continue reading

Dell Chromebook

Enter to win a Dell Chromebook and support Student Emergency Fund

Just in time for holiday gift-giving: The Austin Community College Foundation is raffling three Dell Chromebook PCs to raise money for ACC’s Student Emergency Fund. The drawing for the Dell-donated PCs will be Tuesday, December … Continue reading

Alumnos de geología de ACC construyen una caja de arena virtual

Jugar en la arena acaba de hacerse más interesante: Dos estudiantes de Austin Community College están utilizando la tecnología para convertir una simple caja de arena en una herramienta interactiva para enseñar los conceptos básicos … Continue reading

ACC police sergeant receives local NAACP award

Austin Community College District Police Sgt. Clayton Harris will receive the Austin NAACP’s 2015 Captain Louie White award on Saturday, December 5, for his service to the community and his work to ensure residents have … Continue reading

ACC doubles donations to Brown Santa program

Fox: ACC doubles donations to Brown Santa program

ACC geology students build virtual sandbox

Playing in the sand just got more interesting: Two Austin Community College students are using technology to turn a simple sandbox into an interactive tool for teaching concepts in geology and environmental science. By mimicking … Continue reading

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