Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dr. Richards Rhodes Wins National Award

El Paso Times – Dr. Richards Rhodes Wins National Award

Dr. Richard Rhodes Discusses Priorities, Plans at ACC

Community Impact – Dr. Richard Rhodes Discusses Priorities, Plans at ACC

Performanc​e Excellence Program (PEP) System

The FY11 Performance Excellence Program (PEP) System is available and can be found at There are a few enhancements this year with the online PEP form.  You will be able to see your 2010 … Continue reading

Legislative Update: Session Deadline Nears

This update on the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature is provided by Linda Young, special assistant to the president for external affairs. With the deadline for the Session scheduled for Monday, May 30, there … Continue reading

Gov. Perry Appoints ACC Professor to State Dental Board

The Cypress Times – Gov. Perry Appoints ACC Professor to State Dental Board

Registration Update: Post-Add/Drop Summer 2011 Information

Please see the most recent RegCom update posting for information about post-add/drop summer 2011 registration. The latest information can be found here. Thanks, and have a wonderful semester- Linda Kluck, M. Ed. Director of Admissions … Continue reading

ACC Offers Photojournalism Course Fueled by Real-World Experience

Great news for budding professional journalists and photographers alike — this fall, ACC offers a new course in Photojournalism (COMM 1316) led by award-winning photojournalist Kelly West of the Austin-American Statesman. West, a professional photojournalist … Continue reading

April 2011 Elgin Campus Update

Facility programming and consulting completed the Elgin Campus building program in March. This program consists of all of the spaces to be included in the building, with definition of each. Details include square footage of … Continue reading

February 2011 Elgin Campus Update

The Elgin Campus programming and master planning phases are currently in progress and expected to be completed in early March. Additional surveying of the topography and trees is also in progress. Once programming and master … Continue reading

ACC Car Show Set for June 4 at Riverside Campus

ACC is revving up for the second annual Austin Community Car Show, Saturday, June 4 at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd). The event runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and gives you a chance to … Continue reading

Registration Guide Puts Focus on Student Success Resources

The new Registration and Student Success Guide replaces the traditional course schedule with a publication that better addresses the needs of first-time and continuing college students. Continue reading

Capital Metro Begins Service at Cypress Creek Campus

Community Impact – Capital Metro Begins Service at Cypress Creek Campus

One Professor, Two Continents

René Vacchio Albee shows the benefits of studying abroad through ACC While some professors may work at two ACC campuses, René Vacchio Albee teaches in two different countries, and she wouldn’t have it any other … Continue reading

ACC Honors Continuing Education Students at Graduation Ceremony

The Continuing Education Division (CE) of ACC held its third annual graduation ceremony at Eastview Campus this month. More than 500 students have completed CE workforce training certificates since 2010. The executive dean of CE, … Continue reading

ACC Hosts Nursing Academy for High School Students

YNN – ACC Hosts Nursing Academy for High School Students

Congratulations, ACC Class of 2011!

ACC graduate Ana Mendez may be a little tired, but it’s all worth it. “It feels great. I’m so excited,” says Mendez, who accepted a certificate in Photographic Technology during the college’s annual commencement. “I … Continue reading

ACC Public Policy Director Voices His Opinion on Moving Elections

KEYE – ACC Public Policy Director Voices His Opinion on Moving Elections

ACC Student Completes Half-Ironman Triathlon

Lake Travis View – ACC Student Completes Half-Ironman Triathlon


Employment Debra Jones – Assistant, Clinical Lab – Nursing – EVC Tomieca Johnson – Instructor I or II, Adult Education – HBC Gaston Gomez – Assistant III, Administrative – EVC Joanna Ellis – Faculty, Medical … Continue reading

Fall Registration to Begin May 16

Austin American-Statesman – Fall Registration to Begin May 16

Going the Distance: ACC Professor Conquers English Channel and Beyond

In Jamee Stewart’s class, you might try a back handspring or the backstroke, but you’re most certainly going to be moved by your professor’s encouragement to dream big. Stewart is the department chair for ACC’s … Continue reading

Faculty Coaches Showcase Focuses on Student Success Data

The Student Success Initiative hosted a Faculty Coaches Showcase May 6 at ACC’s Highland Business Center. The event highlighted faculty coaches’ work with departmental data on student performance, how that data impacts decision-making, and creative … Continue reading

Music to Your Ears: ACC Choir Spring Concert Set for Friday, May 13

Experience music from all genres and cultures as the award-winning ACC Choir Program presents its spring concert, set for 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 (St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr.). “The concert will showcase … Continue reading

Fall Registration Begins Monday, May 16 for Current and Former Students

Austin Community College District fall semester registration begins Monday, May 16 for current and former students. (Check your eligibility date.)Â Registration opens to new students June 13. The fall term begins August 22. “Students should … Continue reading

Merle Oxley Retiring After 32 Years at ACC

Francis “Merle” Oxley has been a fixture at ACC since he taught a “Women in Construction” class at the old Ridgeview Campus in fall 1979. Now the adjunct professor for Building Construction Technology is hanging … Continue reading

Luggage Still Needed for Foster Care Graduates; Deadline May 13

Check out KUT Radio’s story on how your donation will make a difference in the life of a foster care graduate. As teenagers in foster care graduate high school, they often leave their foster residences … Continue reading

ACC Professor Attends Democracy Forum in Qatar

Bill Louden, department chair of International Business and executive director of ACC’s International Business Institute, is taking part in the Qatar government’s 11th annual Doha Forum on Democracy, Development, and Free Trade. Louden is one … Continue reading

ACC Gives High School Students Head Start on Nursing Career

The Austin Community College District and the Capital Area Health Education Center (AHEC) are teaming up to give high school students a head start on a nursing career. The organizations will host a nursing academy … Continue reading

ACC Collecting Luggage For Foster Kids

KUT – ACC Collecting Luggage For Foster Kids

Elgin Center Registration Roundup May 9-12

Summer semester registration is under way, and Elgin residents can get assistance with admissions, assessment testing, and enrollment during the Elgin Center Registration Roundup May 9-12. The Elgin Center is located at Elgin Elementary South … Continue reading

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