Category Archives: Students & Alumni

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Culinary and Pastry Arts students win at national competition

Austin Community College culinary and pastry arts students competed at the 13th annual That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show and Competition in Round Rock in February. The competition gave students an opportunity to showcase … Continue reading

Sonography student receives first ACC Alumni Network scholarship

Kathy Farmer watches the monitor in front of her intensely as grainy black and white images come into focus. “I hope to help save lives,” she says. “It is very challenging but rewarding.” As a … Continue reading

ACC and Concordia University Texas launch co-enrollment program

Austin Community College and Concordia University Texas have launched a co-enrollment partnership starting fall 2017 to offer career-technical students a flexible, affordable path to a bachelor’s degree at ACC. The program, called “Concordia Connect 3+1,” … Continue reading

ACC Welding Technology students place in state competition and art shows

Two ACC welding students will compete at the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky after placing in the state competition last month. Bret Sunvision and Robert Feller placed first … Continue reading

ACC hosts campus carry forums

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will host a series of forums in April to discuss the implementation of Senate Bill 11 (the campus carry law) and get input from college students, faculty, and staff. … Continue reading

Take part in health and wellness fair April 26

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a college health and wellness fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Multipurpose Room 8500 and courtyard at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.). More than … Continue reading

ACC students apply now for NASA scholars program in fall

Austin Community College (ACC) students interested in an opportunity to interact with NASA scientists and engineers may apply now for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Applications are accepted through Tuesday, May 2. … Continue reading

ACC hosts open tennis tournament

Austin Community College hosts an open tennis tournament from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Riverside Campus tennis courts. Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, the tournament will feature all-day, singles … Continue reading

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

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