Monthly Archives: December 2017

Congratulations, Riverbats!

The Austin Community College District celebrates the achievements of its summer and fall graduates. More than 2,300 students were eligible to participate. Congratulations, Riverbats! Watch highlights from the ceremony below: View photos from commencement:

ACC closes for winter break Dec 23-Jan. 3; spring registration remains open

The Austin Community College District (ACC) closes for winter break beginning Saturday, December 23. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, January 4. Spring registration remains open through winter break. Students may apply and register for classes online. Spring classes … Continue reading

ACC Health Sciences hosts open house

Austin Community College’s Health Sciences Division hosts its annual open house Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) for those interested in exploring a career in healthcare. Community … Continue reading

Building the future with the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC

They’re getting the attention of major auto companies across the world. Ford is testing them. GM is beginning production, and Tesla says it will have one on the road by the end of the year. … Continue reading

Sign up now to receive your 1098-T Form electronically

Austin Community College offers students the opportunity to receive their 1098-T tuition statement electronically. This form is used to determine if you are eligible to claim an education credit. If you would like to receive … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below. Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, President/CEO, received the Higher Education Leadership Award from the … Continue reading

2017 in Review: Strengthening the Foundation for the Future

2017 was a year of beginnings and transitions for Austin Community College. The college celebrated new construction projects at five campuses and introduced several processes to better support student success and completion initiatives. Read about … Continue reading

President’s Podcast: Changing developmental education at ACC

ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard M. Rhodes discusses an innovative learning model unfolding at the Highland Campus ACCelerator to enhance student success rates in developmental education. This President’s Podcast features guests Jenny Bragdon, a former ACCelerator … Continue reading

ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program in fall 2018

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs including the college’s first bachelor’s degree during its regular December meeting. The RN-to-BSN Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) at ACC … Continue reading

Payton Mellor: A new addition to the Baylor Bear family

The transition into college was initially a challenge for Payton Mellor after his plan of sailing through it fell short of his expectations, but the obstacles he faced helped him overcome the psychological barrier of … Continue reading

Bond Projects Update: Elgin, Hays, Round Rock, Rio Grande, and San Gabriel

Work is progressing on voter-approved bond projects districtwide. Read summaries below and stay-up-to-date on each project through the ACC Bond Construction Projects website. Round Rock Phase 2 The parking lot is complete and open to the … Continue reading

ACC Hays Campus Phase 2 Tops Out

On November 15 a topping out ceremony was held at Hays Campus to celebrate the halfway point of construction. This expansion, located next to the current Hays campus at 1200 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle, will feature … Continue reading

Lumina Focus: José Cancino | Once a Dropout, Now a Scholar

Lumina Focus: José Cancino | Once a Dropout, Now a Scholar ONCE A DROPOUT, NOW A SCHOLAR AUSTIN, Texas — Sometimes it just takes a change of scene to change a life. Just ask José Cancino. In … Continue reading

Lumina Focus: College Reshapes Shopping Mall and Students are Buying

Lumina Focus: College Reshapes Shopping Mall and Students are Buying COLLEGE RESHAPES SHOPPING MALL – AND STUDENTS ARE BUYING AUSTIN, Texas — Where shoppers once roamed the aisles of a JCPenney, students at Austin Community … Continue reading

Lumina Focus: Marcia McCallum | Finally, it’s her turn

Lumina Focus: Finally, it’s her turn   FINALLY, IT’S HER TURN AUSTIN, Texas — Marcia McCallum graduated from high school in 1983. She decided to continue her education 29 years later. A lot of life happened … Continue reading

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

The ACC 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. One of the grants will serve 60 students at … Continue reading

ACC Riverbats All-Stars reign over Australia

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars faced off with Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6, and came home victors. The women Riverbats won 68 to 27 while the men Riverbats won 74 to 40. The exhibition basketball … Continue reading

Boxes wrapped in Christmas paper filled with children's books displayed on the Highland Campus Social Staircase

Riverbats give back: More than 5,200 books donated to Brown Santa

Austin Community College presented more than 5,200 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program Tuesday, December 5, at Highland Campus. Sponsored by the college’s Student Government Association (SGA), the … Continue reading

HR Connection: Update your address, EAP newsletters, and December discounts

Has Your Address Changed This Year? To ensure that your 2017 IRS W-2 and 1095-C statements reach you in January, please verify your mailing address and electronic consent by December 31, 2017.  You can verify both … Continue reading

Congratulations November Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for November. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. Cypress Creek Ada Hernandez Ann (Claire) … Continue reading

APT program wins state Star award

The Austin Community College Accelerated Programmer Training (APT) Program was recognized as one of the top performing college programs in Texas; winning the prestigious 2017 Star Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It’s … Continue reading

ACC hosts fall commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 14, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). The commencement ceremony honors students who have … Continue reading

ACC entrega más de 4 mil libros para pequeños beneficiando el programa Brown Santa

Austin Community College presentará más de 4,000 libros para niños a la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Travis para su programa Brown Santa a las 10 a.m. el Mártes, 5 de diciembre, en la … Continue reading

ACC hosts Australian basketball teams for annual tournament

ACC’s intramural basketball all-stars host Australia’s Doncaster College Wednesday, December 6, at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center (1201 E. Rundberg Lane). The seventh annual exhibition basketball games are free and open to the public. The … Continue reading

ACC delivers more than 4,000 children’s books to Brown Santa program

Austin Community College will present more than 4,000 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, at the Highland Campus social staircase (6101 Highland … Continue reading

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