Monthly Archives: May 2017

Texas Might Increase Number of Community Colleges Offering Bachelor’s Degrees

Diverse Issues: Texas Might Increase Number of Community Colleges Offering Bachelor’s Degrees

Bill allowing community colleges to offer 4-year nursing, early childhood education degrees heads to governor’s desk

Community Impact: Bill allowing community colleges to offer 4-year nursing, early childhood education degrees heads to governor’s desk  

ACC closes in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 30. Registration for fall and summer courses will remain open. Summer sessions … Continue reading

ACC accounting alumnus ranks top in nation

Austin Community College (ACC) accounting graduate Joe Mader was named a Top CPA Exam performer by the American Institute of CPAs and was granted the prestigious 2016 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The recognition is presented … Continue reading

ACC co-hosts small business partner conference May 24

        Austin Community College, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Austin Independent School District are partnering to offer a one-day conference for small businesses interested in working with government agencies. The … Continue reading

Get involved in equity initiatives at upcoming workshops

ACC faculty, staff, and students are invited to learn how to promote inclusive and equitable communities at the following workshops hosted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, which is within the college’s Department of … Continue reading

2017 Eco Bag winning design

Eco bag design winners spread earth-conscience message

ACC graphic design major Alaina Brogan won the 2017 Eco Bag Art contest. Faculty, staff, and students selected Brogan’s design during Earth Week April 17-22. It will be printed on reusable bags that will be … Continue reading

Riverbats Bravo logo

April Bravo award recipients go above and beyond

Congratulations to the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for April. 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

Austin Community College Spring Commencement ceremonies at the Frank Erwin Center on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

ACC celebrates its spring 2017 graduates

Photos from spring commencement May 11, 2017 at the Frank Erwin Center.

ACC student elected to lead Collegiate DECA as vice president

Austin Community College (ACC) student Joshua Koshy was elected 2017-2018 executive vice president of Collegiate DECA while also drawing top honors at the international business student organization’s international conference held in Anaheim, California in April. … Continue reading

Extreme close-up of female student with a slight smile sitting at a table. Her eyes are cast down. Her hair is pulled back. She is holding a mechanical pencil.

Mesa directiva de ACC vota para mantener costos de la matrícula igual por el cuarto año

La matrícula y las cuotas del Austin Community College (ACC) permanecerán sin cambios por el cuarto año consecutivo. La mesa directiva de la universidad votó para preservar las tarifas de la matrícula y las tasas … Continue reading

Free workshops for veterans address debt management, buying a home

Student veterans and their families can get helpful information on dealing with debt and buying a home at free workshops May 16 and 23 at ACC’s Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd. “Options for … Continue reading

Groundbreaking celebrates future Hays Campus first responder center

Community leaders and friends joined Austin Community College May 9 to break ground on a new first responder training center at ACC’s Hays Campus. While architectural renderings provided guests with a glimpse of the state-of-the-art … Continue reading

Graduation cap sitting on top of $100 bills and stack of coins.

Faculty & staff: Boost your financial aid savvy at May workshops

ACC faculty and staff are invited to learn the ins and outs of student financial aid at workshops offered May 16 and 18 at three campuses. At Pathways to Dollars and $en$e, staff from the … Continue reading

Creative art meets business: Kimberly Sacco takes on the fashion industry

Stepping back from the display table of graphic tees, Kimberly Sacco glances around the sales floor. Each mannequin is styled in the latest fashion trends. For Sacco, it’s a technical work of art. “I’ve always … Continue reading

Applications accepted now for free college prep program

ACC’s College Prep Program, a free college preparation course for adults, is now accepting applications for the summer semester. Applications are due Wednesday, May 17. The free 12-week program, offered by ACC’s Adult Education Division, … Continue reading

ACC and JLABS host free workshop for STEM entrepreneurs

The ACC Bioscience Incubator hosts a free workshop to help entrepreneurs connect with investors 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at its offices in ACC Highland (6101 Airport Blvd.). Hosted in partnership with … Continue reading

ACC hosts largest graduating class at spring commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). More than 1,850 students are invited to participate … Continue reading

Missed the Instruction Division livestream? View update

ACC Vice President of Instruction Mike Midgley joined Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott, associate vice president of academic programs, and Dr. Gretchen Riehl, associate vice president of workforce education, for a livestreamed update of developments impacting … Continue reading

Veterans Resource Center closes temporarily

Austin Community College’s Veterans Resource Center at ACC Highland is closed temporarily while crews perform demolition work associated with Highland phase 2 renovations and construction. Students and prospective students may receive assistance from Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

Follow our progress: ACC website gets a fresh look, improved structure

ACC’s website is changing and the college’s web team wants faculty and staff to be part of the process. The Web Redesign Project is transforming this important public-facing communications asset into a new virtual front … Continue reading

HR Connection: Benefits info, top “Exercise Stars,” retirees & more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office. Wellness Program earns mayor’s recognition The Employee Wellness Program joins some of Austin’s most well-known employers as a Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council Certified Partner. Selected … Continue reading

Honors Astronomy class, "Life in the Universe."

Honors Class Explores Extraterrestrial Life in Fall

Honors astronomy course explores the possibility of extraterrestrial life The Honors Program is offering students a chance to explore the prospect of alien life this fall in a 4-credit astronomy course taught by Dr. Michael … Continue reading

Attend General Assembly/Fall Convocation Sept. 29

The spring semester is almost over, but it’s not too early to mark your calendar for General Assembly/Fall Convocation on Friday, September 29, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Rd. The theme, “The … Continue reading

group at diversity leadership training

Leadership training focuses on equity, racism

College administrators, faculty, staff, and students recently joined community partners for a two-day leadership training event coordinated by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, which is within ACC’s Department of Community Engagement and Public Affairs. … Continue reading

ACC students explore current topics at Capitol

ACC students got a close-up view of the legislative process during recent visits to the Texas Capitol. Government students see lessons in action About 60 students from the LBJ Early College High School and other ACC … Continue reading

From the Provost: AACC conference, spring faculty forums

Several representatives from the college attended and presented at the recent American Association of Community Colleges conference, which featured numerous sessions on guided pathways. The event was a valuable opportunity for us to learn how … Continue reading

ACC Trustees vote to hold tuition rates steady for fourth consecutive year

In-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will remain unchanged for a fourth consecutive year. The college’s Board of Trustees voted to maintain the 2017-18 tuition and fee rates for both in-district and … Continue reading

Hays phase 2 building

Arranca la construcción de la Fase II de Hays Campus

Son unas opciones educativas completas que próximamente estarán disponibles en la comunidad cercana al plantel de ACC Hays y se trata de las nuevas instalaciones para los programas de primeros auxilios de la universidad, incluyendo … Continue reading

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