Category Archives: Students & Alumni

ACC hosts Gospel Extravaganza celebration

Austin Community College hosts the 17th Annual Gospel Extravaganza, featuring Central Texas gospel artists and performers from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd). “The Black Students … Continue reading

ACC hosts discussion on global environmental issues and solutions

Austin Community College will present a discussion on global environmental issues and solutions at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Rio Grande Campus, Auditorium, Room 201 (1212 Rio Grande). Presented by ACC’s National Society … Continue reading

ACC hosts recruiting day for new Texas A&M Engineering Academy

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students and the community to meet with advisors from ACC and Texas A&M University from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to … Continue reading

ACC closes for spring break March 13

The Austin Community College District will close for spring break beginning Monday, March 13. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 20.

ACC hosts spring job fair and career exploration event

Austin Community College (ACC) invites ACC alumni, students, and other job seekers to a job fair and career exploration event Friday, April 7, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Airport Blvd.). “This … Continue reading

ACC student films debut at SXSW

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Radio-Television-Film (RTF) Department hosts ACC Sneak Peeks, a community screening of student films during the SXSW Film Festival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Austin Convention Center’s … Continue reading

ACC awarded national grant to train retail workforce

Area retail workers can now advance their careers by completing a career-boosting industry certificate at Austin Community College, due to a $2.9 million grant from the League of Innovation for Community Colleges. The award, part … Continue reading

ACC financial aid specialists offer free FAFSA help

The Austin Community College (ACC) Financial Aid Office is hosting workshops to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA Frenzy workshops are available at all campuses … Continue reading

Four mariachi members playing instruments including guitars, a violin, a trumpet, and singing are performing in the South Austin Campus courtyard

ACC examines Mexican film and contemporary social issues

Austin Community College (ACC) will present a discussion on Mexican filmography and its role in contemporary social issues such as political corruption, migration flow, and religion during the spring global issues speaker series. The presentation … Continue reading

Puente Project Mentors Needed: Guide students in finding a path to success

Austin Community College (ACC) is seeking mentors for Puente, a national award-winning program that helps educationally disadvantaged students enroll in and advance through the college experience. During fall 2017, the program will expand and be offered … Continue reading

ACC Health Sciences hosts open house

Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division is hosting an open house Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd. Participants can tour facilities, view demonstrations, and meet with faculty … Continue reading

Students may be eligible for tax credit: Your 1098-T form now available

You may be eligible for an educational tax credit on your federal income tax return. Retrieve your 1098-T form to find out if you qualify. Students may download and print this form through Self Service. Select the Tax Information tab to … Continue reading

ACC hosts Regional Equity Summit

The Austin Community College District hosts the Regional Equity Summit on Friday, February 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). The theme of the summit … Continue reading

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 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

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

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’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

ACC closes for Thanksgiving holiday

Austin Community College will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24. All offices and campuses will reopen Monday, November 28. Registration for spring semester will remain open. Students may apply and register for classes online at … Continue reading

ACC collecting children’s books for Brown Santa program

Austin Community College (ACC) is collecting donations for its annual “I Can Read!” children’s book drive benefiting the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa program. “We have a responsibility to help those who are less … Continue reading

ACC examines global impact of infectious diseases

Austin Community College will present a discussion of the worldwide impact of globalization and infectious diseases in its fall global issues speaker series. The presentation is Wednesday, November 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at … Continue reading

NASA’s scholar program deadline Wednesday

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

Food Bank holds campus event for students

Students can learn how to receive SNAP and Medicaid benefits Wednesday, November 16, at Riverside Campus. Central Texas Food Bank staff will be in Building G, Room 9134, from 1 to 4 p.m. to provide information … Continue reading

Show your Riverbat pride! Go purple on Nov. 16

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

Success Series workshops inspire students to develop career goals

Austin Community College’s (ACC) Office of Student Life launches a series of workshops to help students develop short-term and long-term career goals. Success Series teaches students leadership skills by introducing theories, concepts and practices that … Continue reading

ACC women’s volleyball places second in tournament

Austin Community College’s intramural women’s volleyball team brought home second place in an invitational tournament against seven other regional teams Saturday, November 5. Hosted by ACC Intramurals, the tournament was the first of its kind … Continue reading

ACC hosts Veterans Day Open House

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites veterans, their families, and the community to a Veterans Day celebration and open house on Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ACC Veterans Resource Center at Highland (6101 … Continue reading

Make Your Mark: View Election Results

View Election Results Tuesday, November 8, is Election Day. In addition to national, state, city, and county contests, voters will elect members to ACC’s Board of Trustees. The 12 candidates running for the board on the … Continue reading

ACC offering new classical music ensembles in spring

Austin Community College’s Music Program is offering a series of new courses in spring to address growing demand for arts programs. Students may choose among three classical music ensembles including: Chamber Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, … Continue reading

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