“Reassurance and ability to succeed” | Hear from Spring 2024 graduate Megan T. on how she finished

Austin Community College District (ACC) honors our students’ incredible achievements at the upcoming Spring 2024 Commencement. More than 3,000 are invited to the ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, May 17, at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. 

Leading up to the big day, ACC will be spotlighting students. 

Headshot of Megan

Meet Megan Trahan, who will be completing her associate degree in Marketing. She originally started at ACC in 2004 but started this degree path in spring 2022. The 41-year-old says it was the accessibility of ACC that allowed her to get to this day.

Hear more about her story below.


How does it feel to be graduating?

I am beyond enthusiastic, grateful, and proud.

What was your favorite part of ACC?

The reassurance and ability to succeed, tutoring availability.

Any faculty or staff you want to recognize supporting you?

All my professors really. I know I emailed all of them continuously and always received replies. My main professor would be Nicholas Sarantakes. I would also like to consider Jay Thibedoax, James Sondergrath, Richard Croxdale, Deborah Gilmore, and Gloria Evans.

What is next for you?

I am currently pursuing my career goal as a Hospice Community Liaison Marketer with hopes of becoming a regional manager in the future.

What would you tell someone considering applying for college?

DO IT! I have been consistently bragging about ACC and how if you try you cannot fail with ACC. The support and availability makes it an achievable goal that should not be passed.

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