FacStaff Digest – December 2017


Year in review: Strengthening the foundation for the future

There was plenty to celebrate in 2017. Many of the developments are just the beginning of great things ahead.


APT wins state Star Award

The Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) Program was recognized as one of the top-performing college programs in Texas, winning the prestigious 2017 Star Award for impacting more than 800 students, helping increase computer science degree and certificate completions by 140 percent in the first two years.


Sharpen your skills at Spring Development Day

Update your professional skills as well as acquire professional development credits. See what’s planned for Spring Development Day on Friday, January 12.


Board OKS nursing bachelor’s degree, emergency management associate

The Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs during its regular December meeting: The RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a proposed Associate of Science in Emergency Management.


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

The 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. The grants serve students at Reagan and Travis high schools.


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


Bond Projects Update

Updates on Elgin, Hays, Round Rock, Rio Grande, and San Gabriel campuses.


Faculty “Celebrate, Gain Resources, and Meetup” (CRAM) Week

Part-time and full-time faculty are invited to utilize Faculty CRAM Week events and resources to prepare for a successful spring semester.


Maricela Juarez: What once was a distant dream

Juarez, 45, is reaching her dream of working in the Texas criminal justice system.


Peyton Mellor: A new addition to the Baylor Bear family

The transition into college was initially a challenge for Mellor, but he discovered his love for medicine and is now ready to pursue a four-year degree.


Riverbats BRAVO recipients

Congratulations to the Riverbats Bravo award recipients for November.


HR Connection

Update your address, EAP newsletters, December discounts, and more.


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


Upcoming Events

College closed for Winter Break  |  Dec. 23 – Jan. 3

Faculty CRAM Week  |  Jan. 8 – Jan. 12

Spring Development Day  |  Fri., Jan. 12

Martin Luther King Day – college closed  |  Mon., Jan. 15

Elgin Campus Grand Opening  |  Tues., Feb. 6

Register now for the second annual Equity Summit, engaging, equipping, & empowering communities for equity & inclusion.

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