Monthly Archives: September 2015

Official: Property Tax Notification

Dear ACC Taxpayers, The average ACC District homeowner’s tax bill is expected to increase in the coming year by $39, largely due to debt service resulting from the 2014 bond referendum approved by voters. The Board of Trustees’ … Continue reading

On Track to graduate? Take thee steps.

Se incrementa el número de títulos asociados por medio de la transferencia inversa

Entre agosto del 2014 y junio del 2015, el ACC ha otorgado 403 títulos de transferencia inversa, en comparación con 202 títulos otorgados de la misma forma antes de agosto del 2014. “Este logro es … Continue reading

ACC recibe fondos nacionales para construir fuerza de trabajo regional de biotecnología

El centro ayudará a las personas a progresar en una carrera en la biotecnología  La organización National Science Foundation (NSF) otorgó a Austin Community College $2.9 millones para establecer un centro regional para técnicos de … Continue reading

Help shape ACC’s future: Participate in Futures Institute survey

Members of Austin Community College’s Futures Institute are seeking input from the ACC community about plans to reorganize college programs and services into broad “guided pathways.” Guided pathways are designed to help students identify the … Continue reading

ACC awarded national grant to build regional biotech workforce

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Austin Community College $2.9 million to establish a regional center for biotechnology technicians. As one of two colleges nationwide awarded the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education grant, ACC will … Continue reading

Sign up for Oct. 30 Golf Scramble benefiting Emergency Fund

It’s that time of year again: ACC’s 10th annual Golf Scramble will be Friday, October 30, at the Riverside Campus golf course, 1020 Grove Blvd., Austin. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. for an 8 a.m. … Continue reading

ACC Leadership Academy kicks off a new year

Members of the 2015-16 ACC Leadership Academy class are kicking off a year of learning and growth. The Academy is a leadership development program for full-time faculty and staff. Participants are chosen for their demonstrated … Continue reading

ACC promueve inscripción de votantes

Telemundo: ACC promueve inscripción de votantes

With Voter Registration Numbers Across Texas, Leaders Begin Push

Time Warner Cable News: With Voter Registration Numbers Across Texas, Leaders Begin Push

Going all in: Professor Liz Coccia teaches students to apply knowledge, share hope

For many, the thought of dealing with the disease of addiction is not exactly uplifting. But that’s just what Dr. Elizabeth Coccia, professor and chair of Austin Community College’s Human Services Department, found it to … Continue reading

ACC’s Honors Program hosts banned book celebration

Austin Community College’s Honors Program hosts “Banned,” a celebration honoring Banned Books Week, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, at ACC Riverside Campus, Room 8100 (1020 Grove Blvd.). The event explores the … Continue reading

On Track to graduate? Take thee steps.

On track to graduate? Take these steps now

Next graduation application deadline is Friday, October 2 You’ve taken many steps to complete college. In addition to completing your degree plan, there are other important steps for you to take in order to graduate. 1. … Continue reading

Highland Campus, ACCelerator open extended hours

Austin Community College’s Highland Campus and ACCelerator computer lab now are open later during the week and on weekends to give students more time to use the ACCelerator, visit the library, get tutoring, or take … Continue reading

ACC students tackle political conflicts at Constitution Day Debate

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts Austin Mayor Steve Adler at its ninth annual Constitution Day Debate Celebration honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Students will discuss current critical issues such as religious … Continue reading

ACC hosts information session for healthcare aide training

Austin Community College (ACC) will host an information session for those interested in quick career training and advancement opportunities in the growing field of nursing/medical aides. The session will be from noon to 2 p.m. … Continue reading

Close-up of female student with a slight smile sitting at a table. Her eyes are cast down as she flips through a textbook. Her hair is pulled back. She is holding a mechanical pencil.

ACC’s Early College High School program enrolling homeschoolers

Austin Community College (ACC) is hosting a series of information sessions for homeschooled students interested in enrolling in the Early College High School (ECHS) Independent Learners Program. The program enables qualified, motivated students to earn … Continue reading

“ACC Votes” invita al Senador Kirk Watson a campaña de registración para votar

“ACC Votes” o “ACC Vota”, una iniciativa no partidista del Distrito de Austin Community College (ACC), llevará a cabo un acto de registro de votantes de 11 a.m. a 12 p.m. el martes 22 de … Continue reading

“ACC Votes” hosts Sen. Kirk Watson for voter registration rally

“ACC Votes,” a non-partisan initiative of the Austin Community College District (ACC), is hosting a voter registration rally from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, September 22, at Highland Campus (6101 Airport Blvd.) in honor National … Continue reading

ACC dance students perform in groundbreaking collaborations

Austin Community College (ACC) students are collaborating with industry professionals and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin in a series of performances at the Texas Performing Arts’ McCullough Theatre … Continue reading

Number of ACC Foundation scholarship awards increase

The number of student scholarships awarded this fall by the Austin Community College Foundation has increased for the 12th consecutive year. The Foundation awarded more than $825,000 to more than 500 students for the current … Continue reading

APTE food drive helps replenish Hays food bank

Members of the Austin Community College Association of Professional and Technical Employees delivered 684 pounds of donated items to the Hays County Food Bank September 11. The group surpassed its goal of 555 items (the … Continue reading

Bond projects update: Committees weigh options, evaluate proposals

Austin Community College continues to fine-tune plans for its districtwide bond projects. Administrators and project teams, assisted by department leadership, faculty, and staff, are determining how to execute projects simultaneously while minimizing disruption to students … Continue reading

ACC, Gallaudet create bachelor’s degree pathway

The Austin Community College District is launching a new partnership with Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., that will allow students in the ACC American Sign Language and Interpreter Training (ASLIT) Program an opportunity to continue … Continue reading

HR Connection: Health plan info, EAP news, employee discounts

Health plan ID cards Health plan ID cards for the new plan year have been mailed. If you haven’t received yours, contact your health plan administrator: HealthSelect of Texas/UnitedHealthcare 866-336-9371, TTY: 711 Scott & White … Continue reading

Save the date for Dec. 11 holiday party

Plan to celebrate the holidays at this year’s employee holiday party Friday, December 11, at the Hyatt Regency at Town Lake (208 Barton Springs Rd., Austin). Tickets may be purchased online only through ACC MarketPlace … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes the activities and honors received by ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Riverbats Employee of the Year Student Life Coordinator Angela Robertson is … Continue reading

Share your thoughts: Complete employee survey by Oct. 2

Austin Community College employees are encouraged to offer feedback about the college, its mission, and its operations through the 2015 ACC Climate Survey. Employees will be emailed a link to the survey on Monday, September … Continue reading

Dr. Jill Biden praises ACC in national speech

Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden praised Austin Community College, the ACCelerator learning lab, and the college’s MATD 0421 math class during a recent appearance with President Barack Obama promoting the president’s free community college initiative. … Continue reading

Alumni Council elects new members

The Austin Community College Alumni Network Advisory Council recently elected 11 new members. The council develops programming to help connect alumni while fostering a sense of pride and devotion to the college. They represent the … Continue reading

exterior of Cypress Creek Campus covered walkway with students passing by.

Meet ACC’s board at Campus Conversations

Austin Community College students are invited to meet the college’s Board of Trustees at Campus Conversations throughout September and October. In addition to learning about topics currently before the board, students can ask questions or … Continue reading

Back to Top