Category Archives: Faculty and Staff News

ACC to launch first bachelor’s degree program fall 2018

Austin Community College (ACC) will launch its first bachelor’s degree program this fall. The RN-to-BSN program addresses a critical nursing shortage in Central Texas and creates a new advancement pathway for local registered nurses (RN). … Continue reading

ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week June 11-15

Austin Community College will practice emergency response procedures and test its emergency notification system as part of Emergency Preparedness Week June 11- 15. The college designates the third week of each semester as Emergency Preparedness … 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 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Eastview Campus courtyard (3401 Webberville Rd.). The festival, sponsored by the ACC African-American Cultural … Continue reading

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ACC and KLRU launch new partnership at ACC Highland

Former Dillard’s women’s store will house joint office and production facilities Austin Community College (ACC) unveils plans for the redevelopment of the former Dillard’s women’s space at Highland in partnership with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. The … Continue reading

ACC Trustees certify annexation petition for Pflugerville ISD

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees certified a petition Monday night from Pflugerville ISD residents interested in putting an ACC annexation item on the ballot this November. The Pflugerville Friends 4 ACC … Continue reading

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ACC Receives National Award for Wet Lab

College recognized for fostering industry partnerships and supporting entrepreneurship through the ACC Bioscience Incubator Austin Community College was awarded a “College of Excellence Award” from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) for its … Continue reading

SkillsUSA Welding Competition 2018

ACC welding students advance to nationals

Four ACC welding students will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky, after winning first in the state competition held last month. Kyle Gross, Thomas Hinkle Jr., and … Continue reading

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Visit ACC Highland arts programs during WEST Austin Studio Tour

Austin Community College’s Art, Jewelry, and Dance departments are hosting an open house during the 2018 WEST Austin Studio Tour, held over two weekends, May 12-13 and May 19-20. Visitors can tour the college’s newest … Continue reading

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Fall Registration and Tuition Dates Announced

Austin Community College has announced registration and payment dates for fall 2018. Find your registration and tuition deadlines below to get ready for fall! Fall Registration Dates May 14 Current and former students begin registering … Continue reading

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ACC leaders selected for Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Austin Community College’s Vice President of Student Services Dr. Virginia Fraire and Vice President of Institutional Planning, Development & Evaluation Dr. Mary Harris have been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The renowned … Continue reading

Plan and save for your future: Attend the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair

Get expert answers to your home-buying or retirement-planning questions at the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair Thursday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Highland Business Center. The fair and presentations are designed to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Día de la Familia

Austin Community College (ACC) invites the community to the 12th annual Dí­a de la Familia Festival Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). The interactive, family-friendly event … Continue reading

ACC welcomes vice president of information technology

Imad Costantini joins ACC as VP: Information Technology with nineteen years of IT experience working in banking & investment, manufacturing, healthcare, IT services, government agencies, and telecommunication fields. In this position, he is responsible for … Continue reading

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Let your voice be heard on racial issues

Austin Community College (ACC) invites students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences with race and racism in a series of interviews designed to guide the development of the college’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation … Continue reading

ACC Jazz Ensemble performs tribute to former ACC student

The ACC Jazz Ensemble will perform at the 13th annual Texas Community Music Festival Friday, April 27, at Central Market North (4001 N. Lamar) from 8 to 9 p.m. Their concert, featuring jazz bassist Sophia … Continue reading

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ACC announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

The Austin Community College District (ACC) was named a Gilman Top Producing Institution by the U.S. State Department for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive. The list, released April 9, … Continue reading

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

This regular feature recognizes activities and honors of ACC faculty and staff.   Attending the AACC Conference this spring? Our Student Services leadership will be there. Check out the ACC cross-departmental presentation on, “Emergency Assistance: … Continue reading

Streamlined application for Student Emergency Fund

ACC launches an improved and seamless way for students to access financial assistance for unforeseen circumstances — the Student Emergency Fund.   The Support Center, Financial Aid team, and ACC Foundation have taken your feedback … Continue reading

Congratulations March Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for March 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership.   CYP Gabrielle Kidd-Norton Claire … Continue reading

April HR Connection: Financial Wellness Fair (May 3), Summer Enrollment Period (July 9-July 21), and more

Save the date for the Financial Wellness Fair, May 3 The Human Resources, Benefits Office will host the 2018 Financial Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Highland Business Center. All employees and … Continue reading

RSVP for the #FUERZALATINX: Voces Unidas Forum, April 27

Join ACC at the second annual #FUERZALATINX Voces Unidas Forum Friday, April 27, at Eastview Campus, Room 8500, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m (3101 Webberville Rd.) to examine the Latinx student population and explore opportunities … Continue reading

From student to professor & business owner

Arturo Jaimes exemplifies coming full circle at ACC. “I bleed purple,” Jaimes says. A Bastrop high school alumnus, he decided to attend ACC because of its affordability. He stayed because of its impact. Jaimes was … Continue reading

Highland Campus bookstore temporarily closes Friday, March 30, reopens Monday, April 2

  The Highland Campus bookstore will be closed Friday, March 30 for inventory purposes. The bookstore will reopen Monday, April 2 and normal business hours will resume. Questions? Contact Riley Davis at riley.davis@austincc.edu or 512-223-7471, … Continue reading

Earn your network certificate in 1 year with ACC’s new IT Institute program

  Limited seats are available for ACC’s new Information Technology Institute (ITI). The pilot program begins fall 2018. The accelerated, back-to-back, in-classroom courses are designed so you can earn a certificate in Network Administration in … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual veterans resource fair

ACC invites veterans, military members, and the community to the annual From Humvee to ACC veterans appreciation and resource fair Tuesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Austin Campus, Room 1130 … Continue reading

Donate to luggage drive for foster care alumni by May 9

Donate to Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transitioning from foster care. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to donate pieces of luggage for teens who are graduating from high school and leaving … 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. Thomas Husak, professor of music and ACC Jazz Ensemble artistic director, … Continue reading

Highland road closures begin March 12

ACC Highland will experience campus road closures beginning Monday, March 12, due to ongoing construction. Closures are: Denson Drive between Airport Boulevard and Highland Campus Drive. Portions of Highland Campus Drive between Denson and Clayton drives. … Continue reading

One year later: ACC Bioscience Incubator provides innovative environment for life science entrepreneurs

In its first year, Austin Community College’s (ACC) Bioscience Incubator (ABI) not only matched expectations, but exceeded them. More than 800 unique visitors from 10 countries toured the innovative space and more than 65 life … Continue reading

Pinnacle Campus to close for evaluation beginning summer 2018

The college is looking at needed repairs, renovations, and possible expansion opportunities Austin Community College (ACC) will close its Pinnacle Campus beginning summer 2018 to evaluate needed repairs, renovations, and possible expansions on site. Built … Continue reading

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