Category Archives: Campuses & Community

Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

Current Austin Community College (ACC) students can begin to apply for additional Pell Grant funding now available for summer courses. Funding is accessible for students who have used their entire financial aid award during the … Continue reading

Apply now for fall scholarships; deadline is April 1

Now is the time to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. The Austin Community College Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for a variety of majors and circumstances (see below). Apply early The deadline … Continue reading

Register for ACC’s fourth annual Fairway 5K benefiting student scholarships – Sunday, March 4

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to lace up their running shoes to help support ACC students at the fourth annual ACC Fairway 5K Cross Country Run & Walk on Sunday, March 4, from … 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

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

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

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

ACC hosts information sessions for IT accelerated training program

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of information sessions for those interested in becoming a local area network administrator. The college’s Career ACCelerator Program will launch new training for this high-demand IT field beginning … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for English language offerings

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of free information sessions about the college’s English language programs. “ACC offers non-native speakers of English several programs to improve their language skills,” says Sunita Misra, Adult Education Specialist. … Continue reading

ACC hosts Financial Awareness Week

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Financial Awareness Week October 14 through October 20 to provide resources that help students and their families learn ways to plan for their future and manage their college expenses. “We … Continue reading

Sign Up Now for Fall Intramurals; Events Begin Oct. 2

Registration is now open for ACC’s fall intramural sports. Sponsored by the ACC Student Life Office, intramurals are open to all ACC students and include men’s & women’s soccer, co-rec soccer, co-rec flag football, men’s … Continue reading

ACC hosts Constitution Signing Day event

The Austin Community College District Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) and Government Department cohost Constitution Signing Day 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 18, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) in Multipurpose … Continue reading

Sign up for Oct. 13 Golf Scramble and support student fund

It’s time to use those golf clubs for a good cause. Austin Community College (ACC) hosts its 12th annual Golf Scramble Friday, October 13, at Riverside Golf Course (1020 Grove Blvd.). Check-in begins at 7:30 … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual transfer fair

The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts its annual Transfer Fair to help students expand on and discover transfer opportunities as they prepare for an advanced degree from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, … Continue reading

ACC Jazz Ensemble to join Redd Volkaert for benefit concert

The Austin Community College (ACC) Jazz Ensemble is teaming with Grammy-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert to offer a benefit concert, saluting a shared passion for the music of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. The concert is … Continue reading

ACC honors Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis celebration

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 10th annual Díez y Seis event Thursday, September 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). Longtime state legislator Gonzalo Barrientos, … Continue reading

ACC celebrates PRIDE week August 21-26

Note: The PRIDE Parade has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 30 due to inclement weather. The Austin Community College District (ACC) joins the City of Austin and PRIDE Austin at the 27th annual Austin PRIDE … Continue reading

ACC kicks off historical groundbreaking at Rio Grande Campus

More than 100 years after the Rio Grande Campus first opened its doors, Austin Community College broke ground Thursday, August 10, on state-of-the-art renovations and historical preservation to the main building. “We’re preserving the history … Continue reading

ACC TACHE chapter awards 20 student scholarships

For the third consecutive year, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) – Austin Community College Chapter awarded scholarships to help students of Latino descent achieve a higher education. “As mentors we support … Continue reading

ACC launches expanded weekend college options in fall

Austin Community College this fall is expanding learning opportunities with new Weekend College degree and workforce certificate programs at Highland, Round Rock, and Riverside campuses. The programs provide students the option to complete an associate … Continue reading

ACC celebrates Rio Grande Campus groundbreaking

The Austin Community College District (ACC) breaks ground on renovations at its Rio Grande Campus 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP … Continue reading

Landing a job in Austin’s tech boom

The Career ACCelerator Program at Austin Community College is bridging the gap between the area’s unemployed and its robust IT industry. “Jobs with good salaries are going unfilled because of a lack of skilled IT … Continue reading

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ACC closes Tuesday in observance of Independence Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. All offices will reopen 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Registration for fall and summer courses remains open. The second 5.5-week summer … Continue reading

ACC hosts information sessions for English language offerings

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts a series of free information sessions about the college’s English language programs. “ACC offers non-native speakers of English a number of options for language training,” says Dr. Shannon Bailey, ESOL … Continue reading

ACC hosts music and recording workshops for high school students

High school students can learn about the recording industry and get hands-on experience in audio and sound production at summer workshops hosted by Austin Community College. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24-28 … Continue reading

Mujeres-Emprendadoras

ACC celebrates Mujeres Emprendedoras graduation

Leadership program teaches women business skills to build earning potential Austin Community College will host the second annual graduation ceremony for Mujeres Emprendedoras, a women’s entrepreneurship and leadership program, noon Saturday, July 1, at the … Continue reading

ACC invites community to annual Juneteenth Festival

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to its annual Juneteenth Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.) to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery … Continue reading

ACC San Gabriel Campus marks construction milestone

Construction crews, architects, and engineers working to bring Austin Community College’s San Gabriel Campus to life joined college and community leaders for a topping-out celebration June 7 at the campus site in Leander. Guests commemorated … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of Memorial Day

Austin Community College will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 30. Registration for fall and summer courses will remain open. Summer sessions … Continue reading

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