Monthly Archives: December 2016

Annie Peck wearing black graduation robe smiles toward camera with arms slightly crossed

From claims adjuster to ICU nurse: A new career at 52

At 52, Annie Peck is embarking on a new career, one she didn’t see coming until about seven years ago. “We moved to Austin, and suddenly I realized it was time for a change,” she … Continue reading

ACC cierra para las vacaciones del invierno; aún puedes registrarte

El Distrito de Austin Community College (ACC) cerrará durante las vacaciones del invierno a partir del viernes 23 de diciembre. Las oficinas reabrirán a las 8 a.m. el miércoles, 4 de enero. La matriculación de … Continue reading

In Memory of Will D. Davis Sr.

The Austin Community College District honors the memory of Will D. Davis Sr., one of the seven founders of ACC and leader of the college’s first Board of Trustees. “Mr. Davis dedicated his life to … Continue reading

ACC honors Kelynne Gaines with Presidential Student Achievement Award

Inspired by his late mother to never give up on his goals, Kelynne Gaines will graduate Austin Community College (ACC) in December and travel abroad to Temple University Japan Campus to continue his studies as … Continue reading

ACC voters elect new trustees in runoff election

Sean Hassan and Julie Ann Nitsch won Tuesday’s runoff election for Place 4 and 9 respectively on the Austin Community College District Board of Trustees. Hassan, 37, is the owner of a childcare and early … Continue reading

ACC Bioscience Incubator now accepting applications

The Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator is now accepting lease applications for its wet lab facilities scheduled to open in early 2017. The ACC Bioscience Incubator is part of phase II renovations at ACC Highland. … Continue reading

Equity Leadership Advisory Team launches

Twenty Austin Community College faculty, staff, students, and community partners have been appointed by ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes to serve on a new Equity Leadership Advisory Team charged with developing strategies for advancing success … Continue reading

Sharpen your focus at Spring Development Day Jan. 13

Resolve to start the new year expanding your knowledge and refining your skills at Austin Community College’s annual Spring Development Day for faculty and staff Friday, January 13. Professional development workshops run from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

Culinary students take 2nd place at international competition

ACC culinary students earned second place at the 14th annual Paella Lovers United Competition, held recently in Austin. The team – including students John Silva, Nadia Rodriguez, Ismael Sanchez, and Stephanie Calk – competed against … Continue reading

Mike Midgley

From the VP of Instruction: New appointments, Rio Grande update

Academic realignment update Last month I discussed plans to align our instructional areas into a pathways model based on student-centric areas of study. (From the VP of Instruction: Academic Realignment). I also noted that we … Continue reading

2016 in review: New beginnings lay a foundation for the future

2016 was a year of beginnings and transitions for Austin Community College. The college celebrated new construction projects at three campuses and introduced several processes to support student success and completion initiatives. Read about some … Continue reading

HR Connection: Holiday wellness tips, year-end tax info, retirees, and more

The following is provided the the Human Resources Office Tax forms arrive in January: Update contact information now Employees are encouraged to verify their contact information with ACC and the Employees Retirement System of Texas … Continue reading

Abimael Rodríguez: Un aspirante a chef elogiado por su habilidad en la pastelería y la creatividad

Desde que vivía en su natal Puerto Rico, Abimael Rodríguez le encantaba cocinar con su familia y agregarle buena sazón boricua a los platos caseros. Cuando se mudó a Austin comenzó a trabajar en un … Continue reading

ACC celebra los graduados del otoño y verano

El Distrito de Austin Community College (ACC) celebra sus graduados del verano y otoño durante una ceremonia de 6 a 8 p.m. el viernes, 16 de diciembre, en el Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River … Continue reading

ACC celebrates summer and fall graduates

The Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates its summer and fall graduates during commencement 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 16, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 2,700 students are … Continue reading

ACC awarded grant to expand nursing simulation training programs

Austin Community College’s nursing students will have increased access to patient care simulation activities, thanks to a $200,000 grant awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Nursing Innovation Grant will fund the purchase … Continue reading

ACC’s proposed nursing bachelor’s degree may receive regional government support

Community Impact: ACC’s proposed nursing bachelor’s degree may receive regional government support When the 85th legislative session kicks off Jan. 10, Austin Community College board trustees may have the support of several local government entities in … Continue reading

Two new trustees, including one student, join Austin Community College board

Community Impact: Two new trustees, including one student, join Austin Community College board Two new Austin Community College trustees—including one current student—took their seats for the first time Monday after being sworn in to the college’s … Continue reading

ACC’s basketball all-stars battle Australia in 6th annual tournament game

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars will face off against Australia’s Mornington Breakers 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center (1201 E. Rundberg Lane). The sixth annual exhibition basketball game is … Continue reading

Guided Pathways update: FAQs about advising

Following are responses to questions asked during the Student Services Division’s November 11 faculty/staff webinar, “Advising — The Pivotal Link to Student Success.” The next webinar is 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 9, and will address … Continue reading

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