Category Archives: ACC In the News

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ACC participates in Community College Day; students ask for more investment in community colleges

Austin Community College District (ACC) students, faculty, and staff joined hundreds of their peers at the State Capitol to push for increased investment in community colleges during the 88th Texas legislative session.  About a dozen … Continue reading

ACC El Centro starts book club for students

ACC’s Latino/Latin American Studies Center, El Centro, launched a new student book club in spring 2023. The El Centro Book Club will feature book selections that highlight the Latinx/e experience and provide those books to eligible … Continue reading

ACC awarded Department of Education grant to support stop-outs

Disruptions caused by the pandemic remain an obstacle for students across the nation. At Austin Community College District (ACC), students who want to complete their degree are now eligible for new support. The college was … Continue reading

ACC Named Best Community Colleges in Texas by Intelligent.com

College recognized for cost, quality, ROI, and student support Austin Community College District (ACC) ranks in the top 10 best community colleges in Texas, according to a new online report. Intelligent.com researched and evaluated more … Continue reading

ACC Board Meeting January 17 Recap

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its first regular meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, January 17, at Highland Business Center. Trustees received an update on Chancellor’s Priority 1: Equity, discussed ACC’s … Continue reading

Submit your original design for ACC’s 11th Annual Eco Bag Contest

Submissions are now open for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) 11th annual Eco Bag Contest. The deadline to submit your design is Noon, Tuesday, January 31. This year’s theme is “The Urgency of Now.”  The … Continue reading

Calling all parents: Join us for ‘Ready, Set, Learn’ on Saturday, January 28

It’s a new year with new opportunities to learn and grow. ACC invites you to the next edition of ‘Ready, Set, Learn!’ This collaborative program between ACC and Austin PBS is designed for busy parents … Continue reading

ACC hosts Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation week

Austin Community College District (ACC) invites faculty, staff, students, and the community to a weeklong series of events for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) week, Monday, January 16, through Friday, January 20. The 2023 … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. With support from the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (THRT) Campus Center, the college will … Continue reading

ACC’s Children’s Lab School re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Children’s Lab School was awarded re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) –– one of the highest available for early childhood programs in the United … Continue reading

Vote now! ACC’s MBPT space nominated for Best Recording Studio in Austin

Cast your ballot now! Austin Community College District (ACC) is a finalist for the 2022/2023 Austin Music Poll by The Austin Chronicle. For the first time, ACC’s Music Business, Performance & Technology (MBPT) studios at … Continue reading

ACC launches new ONLINE OPTION for bachelor’s in Nursing

Texas ranks second on the list of states with the most severe nursing shortage. The demand for BSN-credentialed nurses is increasing, especially in Central Texas, with an aging workforce and increased population. To help skill-up … Continue reading

Find the Main Entrances at Your ACC Campus

Austin Community College District (ACC) will implement new safety measures on campus beginning in the spring 2023 semester as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen campus security and ensure the continued health, safety, and well-being of the … 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

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