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Professor of Government Lisa Perez, PhD, teaches a class on Civil Liberties at the Austin Community College Hays Campus on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

ACC celebrates employee anniversaries at annual service award luncheons

ACC congratulates employees who recently marked service anniversaries with the college. Those who reached the milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service will be recognized at a … Continue reading

Ballet folklorico dancers in bright purple dresses with multi-colored shoulder and skirt layers performing in the South Austin Campus courtyard

ACC observes Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis celebration

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 11th annual Díez y Seis event Monday, September 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). Former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, who served in the … Continue reading

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Board Brief : September 2018 | Equity & Inclusion, Childcare Plans, 2018 Tax Rate

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees recognized its community partners in equity and inclusion initiatives, adopted the 2018-19 tax rate, and examined future childcare plans at its regular meeting Monday, September 10, … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of Labor Day, 8/3

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 3. Student support offices on campus also will be closed Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2. Learning labs, classes, and other … Continue reading

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Notice of Tax Revenue Increase

Dear ACC Taxpayers, The District is grateful to the community for its continued support and remains committed to delivering an exceptional return on investment. ACC is the primary gateway to higher education and career training … Continue reading

ACC Board calls for Pflugerville ISD annexation election

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees officially called for an annexation election in Pflugerville ISD. The board voted unanimously during its regular meeting Monday, August 13. Voters will go to the polls on … Continue reading

ACC Trustees Adopt 2018-19 Budget

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees approved a $385 million budget for 2018-19. The balanced budget represents a 9-percent increase over the 2017-18 budget. The budget includes $2.1 million in new items. These … Continue reading

ACC Trustees hold public hearing for Pflugerville ISD residents about possible annexation into the district

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held a public hearing Monday night with  Pflugerville ISD residents to hear comment about putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. More than … Continue reading

ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program fall 2018

Austin Community College (ACC) will launch its first bachelor’s degree program this fall. The RN-to-BSN program addresses a critical nursing shortage in Central Texas and creates a new advancement pathway for local registered nurses (RN). … Continue reading

ACC First Day Program cuts down on cost of textbooks

Program launches this summer and fall in select classes Austin Community College (ACC) is helping students save money on texbooks by implementing the First Day Program, which provides deep discounts on digital textbooks and class … Continue reading

Donate to luggage drive for foster care alumni by May 9

Donate to Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transitioning from foster care. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to donate pieces of luggage for teens who are graduating from high school and leaving … Continue reading

One year later: ACC Bioscience Incubator provides innovative environment for life science entrepreneurs

In its first year, Austin Community College’s (ACC) Bioscience Incubator (ABI) not only matched expectations, but exceeded them. More than 800 unique visitors from 10 countries toured the innovative space and more than 65 life … Continue reading

Student Achievement award nominations due March 30

Nominate a deserving student for the Spring 2018 Presidential Student Achievement Award. Presented at commencement, the Presidential Student Achievement Award is the most prestigious student award given by ACC. The recipient must demonstrate academic excellence, … Continue reading

ACC examines species facing extinction in Global Issues Speaker Series

Austin Community College will present a discussion of the global biodiversity crisis as part of the college’s 2018 Global Issues Speaker Series. Hosted by ACC’s International Programs, the presentation is Wednesday, February 28, from 5 … Continue reading

ARMA spring Shred Day, April 28

ACC’s Records and Information Management reminds employees that ARMA Austin is offering free shredding of household documents at its annual fall Shred Day Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at ACC … Continue reading

ACC hosts interactive social justice event: The Defamation Experience

Austin Community College invites the public to participate in an interactive social justice event 10 a.m. to noon Friday, February 23, at Eastview Campus, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.). “The Defamation Experience” is a play that incorporates … Continue reading

Roland C. Hayes: Helping students be the best they can be

Roland C. Hayes, African-American Cultural Center director and history professor, shares his inspiration in helping students achieve their dreams. Hayes was awarded the Austin NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award December 2 during the organization’s 52nd annual DeWitty/Overton … Continue reading

ACC hosts National Day of Racial Healing

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of events Tuesday, January 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in observance of National Day of Racial Healing. Organized by the college’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, … Continue reading

ACC extends spring registration through Thursday

Editors Note: Registration has been extended to 5 p.m. Thursday due to this week’s weather closure. Austin Community College is extending registration for spring classes through 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, to allow more students … Continue reading

Registration underway for BACK TO WORK 50+ workshops

Austin Community College (ACC) is holding free information sessions and workshops to help women 50 and older find new careers, gain job search and computer skills, and build financial security. The first spring workshop for … Continue reading

Enroll now for new auto-tech training program

Enrollment is now open for a new automotive technology training program beginning spring 2018. The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program provides additional automotive technology career certifications. Students gain hands-on experience with vehicle maintenance, … Continue reading

Congratulations, Riverbats!

The Austin Community College District celebrates the achievements of its summer and fall graduates. More than 2,300 students were eligible to participate. Congratulations, Riverbats! Watch highlights from the ceremony below: View photos from commencement:

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

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

Veterans Resource Center at ACC Highland has reopened

ACC’s Veterans Resource Center has reopened at ACC Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr., Building 4000). The center offers the college’s military and veteran students a central, one-stop location for obtaining essential support services such as … Continue reading

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Congratulations September Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for September: Cypress Creek Stacy Flood Jeff Webb Elgin Barry Perez Highland Business Center Patricia Behr Audrey Hill Lonnie Villarino Highland Polly Monear Tammy Roberts George Stowers … Continue reading

ACC Highland Phase 2 expansion set to begin; celebrate September 21

Construction is set to begin on ACC Highland phase 2 that will add advanced facilities to prepare students for high-demand careers and nurture local business growth. The college will host a ceremonial groundbreaking 10 to … Continue reading

ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and … Continue reading

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