Category Archives: Faculty and Staff News

HR Connection: IRS forms, retirees, new wellness program, and more

IRS Forms 1095-B & 1095-C Coming Soon IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-C will be issued to all employees who are enrolled in an ACC health plan. In addition, those who worked more than 30 hours … Continue reading

Register for ACC’s fourth annual Fairway 5K benefiting student scholarships – Sunday, March 4

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to lace up their running shoes to help support ACC students at the fourth annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk on Sunday, March 4, from … Continue reading

Congratulations December Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for December 2017. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Elgin Sarah Peterson Lauren Hood … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, President/CEO, received the Higher Education Leadership Award from the … Continue reading

2017 in Review: Strengthening the Foundation for the Future

2017 was a year of beginnings and transitions for Austin Community College. The college celebrated new construction projects at five campuses and introduced several processes to better support student success and completion initiatives. Read about … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Changing developmental education at ACC

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses an innovative learning model unfolding at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to enhance student success rates in developmental education. This President’s Podcast features guests Jenny Bragdon, a former ACCelerator … Continue reading

Bond Projects Update: Elgin, Hays, Round Rock, Rio Grande, and San Gabriel

Work is progressing on voter-approved bond projects districtwide. Read summaries below and stay-up-to-date on each project through the ACC Bond Construction Projects website. Round Rock Phase 2 The parking lot is complete and open to the … Continue reading

ACC Hays Campus Phase 2 Tops Out

On November 15 a topping out ceremony was held at Hays Campus to celebrate the halfway point of construction. This expansion, located next to the current Hays campus at 1200 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle, will feature … Continue reading

ACC receives Upward Bound TRiO grants totaling 2.6 million over 5 years

The ACC College and High School Relations Office has received two Upward Bound TRiO grants to prepare first-generation, low-income high school students for success in college. One of the grants will serve 60 students at … Continue reading

HR Connection: Update your address, EAP newsletters, and December discounts

Has Your Address Changed This Year? To ensure that your 2017 IRS W-2 and 1095-C statements reach you in January, please verify your mailing address and electronic consent by December 31, 2017.  You can verify both … Continue reading

Congratulations November Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for November. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress Creek Ada Hernandez Ann (Claire) … Continue reading

ACC hosts fall commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 14, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). The commencement ceremony honors students who have … Continue reading

ACC closes for Thanksgiving holiday

Austin Community College will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23. All offices and campuses will reopen Monday, November 27. During the break, Campus Police will remain available and may be reached at 512-223- 7999 in … Continue reading

ACC faculty create deeper connection with four-year university partners

Faculty, administrators, and advisors spent an afternoon exploring transfer options with nearby four-year institutions at the University Partnership Summit Friday, November 10. Hosted by the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED), the summit provided an … Continue reading

State Employee Charitable Campaign surpasses $65,000

The ACC community contributed $66,030 to this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign, exceeding last year’s donations by more than $4,000. This benefits local, statewide, national, and global charitable organizations. The ACC Foundation received more than … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Congratulations to Dahlia Anzaldua-Torres for receiving the Star Award from LGBT Equity Committee. … Continue reading

Show your Riverbat pride! Wear purple on Nov. 16

ACC students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to show their Riverbat pride by wearing purple Thursday, November 16. Each year ACC celebrates all things Riverbats by commemorating the birthday of its beloved mascot, RB. … Continue reading

HR Connection: Veterans roll call, Roth accounts available, and more

Verify your address IRS forms W-2 and 1095-C go out in January. To verify or change your mailing address, log in to Online Services and select “Change Employee Information” to make the necessary changes. To … Continue reading

Celebrate the season on Dec. 8 at faculty & staff holiday party

You are cordially invited to the ACC Holiday Party on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin, 6505 N. Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX 78752. A cash bar opens 6:30 p.m., … Continue reading

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Congratulations October Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for October: Elgin Barry Perez Sonya Rangel Mary Havens Samantha Thomson Robert Jaimes Eastview Karoline Gebert Highland Business Center F.C. Caranikas – Walker Belinda Pena Jason Edens … Continue reading

ACC named top transfer college in state

Austin Community College (ACC) is the top college in the state of Texas for university transfer, according to a recent ranking by successfulstudent.org, a student resource website. The list identifies the top junior, community, and … Continue reading

Thirteen faculty accepted for inaugural digital fellowship

Fellows will research & apply digital products, strategies, and resources to improve student learning outcomes, persistence, and completion. Thirteen faculty have been selected to participate in a new group that will research and apply digital … Continue reading

ACC Honors Employees for Years of Service

The successful growth and impact of ACC is the direct result of its valued employees. ACC is proud to recognize employees who recently have marked service anniversaries with the college. Employees who have reached the … Continue reading

Congratulations to the Supervisor Certificate Program 2017 graduates & 2018 cohort

Congratulations to the following graduates of the second annual class of Austin Community College’s Supervisor Certificate Program: Candice Brown Elnita Fennell Jennifer Gray Jamie Hand Annisha Morgan Elizabeth Morris Keelee Moseley Kendra Singletary Join us in … Continue reading

ACC General Assembly/Fall Convocation 2017

Faculty and staff gathered at the Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel on September 29 for the college’s annual General Assembly. Following a State of the College address and keynote presentation by Dr. Alison Kadlec, Senior Vice … Continue reading

Bond projects update: Construction begins at Highland; San Gabriel crews begin installing drywall; Round Rock tops out

Work is progressing on voter-approved bond projects districtwide. Read summaries below and stay-up-to-date on each project through the ACC Bond Construction Projects website. Highland Phase 2: Construction begins Construction is set to begin on ACC … Continue reading

Celebrating progress: RRC topping out celebration marks construction milestone

ACC and its construction partners celebrated progress at Round Rock Campus Phase 2 with a topping out celebration Friday, September 15, 2017.   Construction crews, crafts workers, architects, engineers, and others on the project team … Continue reading

Office of Equity and Inclusion: first-year successes

The Office of Equity and Inclusion was launched in 2016 to elevate ACC’s commitment to ensuring the college is welcoming and inclusive of all students. “In community colleges, we focus on doing things for all … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below.   Woman of the Rock Round Rock Living magazine named Dr. Louella H. … Continue reading

Announcing the second cohort of Project ACC Faculty Fellows

‘Project ACC’ promotes best practices in college teaching The Cohort Two Faculty Fellows are: Blanca Alvarado, Sociology/Social Work Stacia Ashmore, Real Estate Carla Coleman, English Susan Das, English for Speakers of Other Languages Iris Diamond, … Continue reading

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