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“I was given something trash goes in” | ACC student Shilda F. shares experiences in foster care

For Austin Community College District (ACC) student Shilda Fresch, life wasn’t easy. Shilda grew up in the foster system.  Now, a mother herself, she wants to provide a better life for her family. It’s what … Continue reading

Three Tips to Help College Graduates Establish Their Finances

Being financially successful isn’t about having a huge paycheck. It’s about how you control the money you have, including the money you earn and the money you spend. ACC’s Student Money Management Office partners with … Continue reading

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Culinary Arts students design wedding cakes: Meet Madelyn

From multiple layers to decadent piping and icing, Austin Community College District (ACC) Culinary Arts students showed off their final projects for the wedding cake class. The program hosted a free community tasting on Thursday, … Continue reading

ACC Closed May 27 in Observance of Memorial Day; Registration Remains Open

Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 27. The college will reopen Tuesday, May 28. Registration for summer and fall remains open.  Students are encouraged to work with … Continue reading

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ACC Votes: Make your voice heard in the May primary runoffs

Early voting for the May 2024 primary runoffs has started! Austin Community College District (ACC) is committed to providing access to nonpartisan information about voter registration and voting procedures. The college encourages students, faculty, and … Continue reading

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ACC graduate aims to educate others on her Chinese heritage through her dance studio

One Austin Community College District (ACC) graduate is gliding into her future with the hope of educating the next generation about her Chinese culture through dance. Aimee Keller, who received her Associate of Arts Degree … Continue reading

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‘Find a college that fits you’ | ECHS Graduate Niobe G. talks plans to transfer 

Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,000 graduates at its spring 2024 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Friday, May 17 at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park. One … Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

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ACC offers military spouses opportunity to connect with college, build digital skills

ACC is committed to supporting service members and their families in Central Texas by providing resources, encouraging educational opportunities, and building community. As part of its outreach to military families, ACC launches a microcredential pilot … Continue reading

‘It’s part of my transformation into my Superhero’ | Meet Spring 2024 Graduate Clarence W. 

Clarence Watson will earn his associate degree in Social Work. The 50-year-old father enrolled at ACC in fall of 2016 after speaking with an administrator who told him he belonged at the college. Clarence overcame numerous obstacles, including being previously incarcerated, homeless, and impoverished. Continue reading

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