Monthly Archives: April 2006

Round Rock ISD Candidates Speak At McNeil

Round Rock Leader – Round Rock ISD Candidates Speak At McNeil

ACC Graduates Step Toward Future

ustin, TX – Retiring Austin Community College Trustee Della May Moore will address more than 1,200 eligible graduates at ACC’s commencement ceremony Thursday, May 9, 2002, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center 1711 … Continue reading

Austin Community College President Elected to National Board

Austin-Austin Community College President Dr. Richard Fonté has been elected to the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors to serve a three-year term. A 32-member Board of Directors currently governs the Association. “We … Continue reading

Assistant Secretary of State for Texas to Speak at Latin American Business Seminar

WHAT: Latin American Business and Legal Developments: Opportunities and Risks WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 WHERE: ACC’s Highland Business Center 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Room 201 Background: AUSTIN – Texas Assistant … Continue reading

ACC Lassoes Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarships

Austin – Hoping to spur some high school seniors into attending college after they graduate, The Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo has given $25,000 to the ACC Foundation for 21 scholarships for the upcoming … Continue reading

Press Conference to Discuss Austin Community College’s Budget Shortfall, President to Unveil Plan

Please join Austin Community College President Richard Fonté for a news conference on Thursday, May 16, at 11:00 a.m., to discuss FY03 tuition rates and other revenue projections. WHAT: Budget Briefing WHEN: 11 a.m., Thursday, … Continue reading

Committee Host Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Proposed ACC South Austin Campus

WHAT: South Austin Community Advisory Committee Meeting WHEN: 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30 WHERE: Travis High School Library, 1211 E. Oltorf Background: Austin Community College Board of Trustees appointed a South Austin Community Advisory … Continue reading

ACC President Vows Not to Raise Tuition

Austin- Austin Community College’s tuition rates will not go up next year, if ACC President Richard Fonté’s recommendations are approved by the Board of Trustees later this summer. Fonté’s recommendations come despite soaring enrollments and … Continue reading

ACC and AMD Summer Youth Academy Sizzles with Opportunities

Austin, TX – Everybody has a story to tell, but not everyone has a stick to tell it with. Creating story sticks is only one activity children will be participating in during Austin Community College … Continue reading

Austin Community College Gears Up for Election

Austin – After the May 4 Austin Community College Board of Trustees election, four candidates seeking two trustee seats have advanced to a runoff election, which will be held on Saturday, June 1. “Approximately 800 … Continue reading

Final Results for ACC Board of Trustees Runoff Election

AUSTIN – Austin Community College held a runoff election on Saturday, June 1, to fill two seats on its Board of Trustees. Below are the final election results: Place 2 Candidate Number of Votes Percentage … Continue reading

ACC Celebrates Freedom, Honors Dean in Juneteenth Celebration

Austin – Come join Austin Community College staff and faculty for a celebration of freedom at the College’s Juneteenth festivities on June 12th at the Riverside Campus. Local musicians and dancers will provide entertainment from … Continue reading

Newly Elected ACC Trustees to Be Sworn In

WHAT: John Hernandez and Nan McRaven’s Swearing-in Ceremony WHEN: Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. (during the ACC board work session) WHERE: ACC’s Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Blvd. Building G, Room 8100 Background John Hernandez … Continue reading

TACC and ACC to Unveil Community College Economic Impact Report

Austin– The Texas Association of Community Colleges and Austin Community College will hold a joint news conference on Tuesday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Texas State Capitol in the Speaker’s Committee … Continue reading

Open Wide: ACC Dental Assisting Program Fills a Void

Austin – Austin Community College’s Health Professions Institute has launched a new dental assisting certificate program to meet the needs of area dentists who are having difficulty filling these key positions. “As a dentist, you … Continue reading

Statewide Study Highlights ACC’s Economic Impact

Austin – An economic impact study released this week by the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) shows that Austin Community College makes a significant annual contribution in stimulating the local economy; has proved to … Continue reading

ACC Early College Start Student Outscores Competition

Austin – During his first year as an ACC Early College Start student, Charles Meeks outscored 4,998 students to place second in a national math competition sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. … Continue reading

Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project 2002 Annual Report now Available

Austin, TX- Who’s prospering and who’s not? Who’s healthy and who’s not? Who’s stuck in the car, in bad air, trapped in sprawl, without a job? New findings by a group dedicated to collecting unbiased … Continue reading

ACC Drama Professor to Direct Austin Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry V”

Austin – Austin Community College drama professor Guy Roberts will direct “Henry V” as part of the Austin Shakespeare Festival’s 2002 season. “Henry V” is a tale of a king seeking to heal his land … Continue reading

ACC Partners with Biotech Companies to Train Teachers

Austin – While city and state officials try to lure biotechnology companies to nestle in the Silicon Hills, Austin Community College is doing its part to make the Central Texas workforce biotech savvy by training … Continue reading

MEDIA ADVISORY Mexican, State and Local Officials Address Bi-national Workforce Development Issues

WHAT: Bi-national Border Affairs Meeting For Education and Workforce WHEN: Monday, July 8, 9:00 a.m. WHERE: ACC’s Highland Business Center 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Rm. 103 Background The Consul General of Mexico in Austin and … Continue reading

ACC Administration Reiterates Opposition to Tuition Increase

AUSTIN–Despite difficult decisions regarding the Fiscal Year 2003 budget, the Austin Community College administration continues to be opposed to any increases in student tuition. “Our state reimbursements and local property tax revenue is not keeping … Continue reading

Media Advisory ACC Administration Reiterates Opposition to Tuition Increase

WHAT: Austin Community College President Richard Fonté Fonte will hold a news conference to clarify the administration’s position on tuition. Despite difficult decisions regarding the Fiscal Year 2003 budget, the ACC administrators continue to be … Continue reading

MEDIA ADVISORY St. David’s and SETON to Fund Expansion of Austin Community College Nursing Program

Just as the aging U.S. population requires more care, the number of qualified nurses is shrinking across the nation. Unfortunately, Central Texas is not immune to this epidemic. During a news conference on Tuesday, August … Continue reading

ACC Receives Big Dose: St. David’s and SETON Fill Prescription to Help Alleviate Nursing Shortage

Austin, TX – Just when you thought the nursing shortage couldn’t get any worse, a recent report estimates that there are more than 126,000 unfilled nursing positions nationwide. In an effort to alleviate this situation … Continue reading

ACC’s Distance Learning Serves as Virtual Campus

AUSTIN – When Austin Community College first began its distance learning program in 1979, the Internet and the World Wide Web were not even words in the dictionary. Initially, ACC only offered two courses and … Continue reading

MEDIA ADVISORY Get in Gear for College

Austin–Austin Community College, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp. and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a Get in Gear for College Workshop on Saturday, August 24, at ACC’s Eastview … Continue reading

Johnston Valedictorian Attends ACC on Scholarship

AUSTIN–This fall Johnston High School valedictorian Wenceslao Fonseca and 18 other Johnston graduates will take advantage of an Austin Community College Scholarship that will provide automatic admission to ACC and the Honors Program. The scholarship, … Continue reading

ACC to Host Cyberspace Security Competition to Detect Vulnerabilities

Austin, TX. — Power up your laptops and prepare to do battle. This is what elite network security personnel do every day: they fight a cyberspace war. Network security administrators are trained to protect and … Continue reading

ACC Commemorates Sept. 11 with Silence, Campus Forums

Austin – Faculty, students and staff at Austin Community College will pause for 11 seconds of silence on September the 11th at 7:56 a.m. to honor and remember those who lost their lives during the … Continue reading

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