The grand opening ceremony for the ACC Bioscience Incubator was held at Highland Mall on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  A musical performance by ACC students welcomed visitors before the ceremony, which featured messages from Dr. Barbara Mink, Dr. Richard Rhodes, and Dr. Tyler Drake on the incubator’s impact on ACC students and central Texas’ economy.  Mr. Tom Kowalski, Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute President/CEO, also spoke on the importance of ACC’s partnerships in transforming the community. ACC student and Bioscience Incubator intern, Marcia McCallum, highlighted the event by telling her personal story of returning to school after raising her children and finding a love for science and technology. A ribbon cutting and tours of the Bioscience Incubator followed the ceremony. The ACC Bioscience Incubator grand opening was very well attended by local leaders in education, government, industry, and media.

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