Category Archives: Faculty and Staff News

ACC faculty create deeper connection with four-year university partners

Faculty, administrators, and advisors spent an afternoon exploring transfer options with nearby four-year institutions at the University Partnership Summit Friday, November 10. Hosted by the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED), the summit provided an … Continue reading

State Employee Charitable Campaign surpasses $65,000

The ACC community contributed $66,030 to this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign, exceeding last year’s donations by more than $4,000. This benefits local, statewide, national, and global charitable organizations. The ACC Foundation received more than … 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. Congratulations to Dahlia Anzaldua-Torres for receiving the Star Award from LGBT Equity Committee. … Continue reading

Show your Riverbat pride! Wear purple on Nov. 16

ACC students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to show their Riverbat pride by wearing purple Thursday, November 16. Each year ACC celebrates all things Riverbats by commemorating the birthday of its beloved mascot, RB. … Continue reading

HR Connection: Veterans roll call, Roth accounts available, and more

Verify your address IRS forms W-2 and 1095-C go out in January. To verify or change your mailing address, log in to Online Services and select “Change Employee Information” to make the necessary changes. To … Continue reading

Celebrate the season on Dec. 8 at faculty & staff holiday party

You are cordially invited to the ACC Holiday Party on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin, 6505 N. Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX 78752. A cash bar opens 6:30 p.m., … Continue reading

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Congratulations October Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for October: Elgin Barry Perez Sonya Rangel Mary Havens Samantha Thomson Robert Jaimes Eastview Karoline Gebert Highland Business Center F.C. Caranikas – Walker Belinda Pena Jason Edens … Continue reading

ACC named top transfer college in state

Austin Community College (ACC) is the top college in the state of Texas for university transfer, according to a recent ranking by, a student resource website. The list identifies the top junior, community, and … Continue reading

Thirteen faculty accepted for inaugural digital fellowship

Fellows will research & apply digital products, strategies, and resources to improve student learning outcomes, persistence, and completion. Thirteen faculty have been selected to participate in a new group that will research and apply digital … Continue reading

ACC Honors Employees for Years of Service

The successful growth and impact of ACC is the direct result of its valued employees. ACC is proud to recognize employees who recently have marked service anniversaries with the college. Employees who have reached the … Continue reading

Congratulations to the Supervisor Certificate Program 2017 graduates & 2018 cohort

Congratulations to the following graduates of the second annual class of Austin Community College’s Supervisor Certificate Program: Candice Brown Elnita Fennell Jennifer Gray Jamie Hand Annisha Morgan Elizabeth Morris Keelee Moseley Kendra Singletary Join us in … Continue reading

ACC General Assembly/Fall Convocation 2017

Faculty and staff gathered at the Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel on September 29 for the college’s annual General Assembly. Following a State of the College address and keynote presentation by Dr. Alison Kadlec, Senior Vice … Continue reading

Bond projects update: Construction begins at Highland; San Gabriel crews begin installing drywall; Round Rock tops out

Work is progressing on voter-approved bond projects districtwide. Read summaries below and stay-up-to-date on each project through the ACC Bond Construction Projects website. Highland Phase 2: Construction begins Construction is set to begin on ACC … Continue reading

Celebrating progress: RRC topping out celebration marks construction milestone

ACC and its construction partners celebrated progress at Round Rock Campus Phase 2 with a topping out celebration Friday, September 15, 2017.   Construction crews, crafts workers, architects, engineers, and others on the project team … Continue reading

Office of Equity and Inclusion: first-year successes

The Office of Equity and Inclusion was launched in 2016 to elevate ACC’s commitment to ensuring the college is welcoming and inclusive of all students. “In community colleges, we focus on doing things for all … 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.   Woman of the Rock Round Rock Living magazine named Dr. Louella H. … Continue reading

Announcing the second cohort of Project ACC Faculty Fellows

‘Project ACC’ promotes best practices in college teaching The Cohort Two Faculty Fellows are: Blanca Alvarado, Sociology/Social Work Stacia Ashmore, Real Estate Carla Coleman, English Susan Das, English for Speakers of Other Languages Iris Diamond, … Continue reading

ACC Highland Learning Lab Open House

On Friday, September 15, the Highland Learning Lab hosted an open house, providing the opportunity for faculty and staff to go on tours and observe tutoring sessions with students. Faculty and staff also attended presentations … Continue reading

Leasing is open for first Highland apartments

Leasing is now open at Elan Parkside (609 Clayton Ln.). The multi-family community is the first phase of mixed-use redevelopment to open at Highland. Studio, one, and two bedroom apartments are available to ACC faculty, … Continue reading

ACC’s Assessment website recognized by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Recognized for illustrating assessment information in meaningful ways and for being a good example of institutional transparency The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) chose Austin Community College’s Academic Outcomes Assessment website to be … Continue reading

PACE program to receive national award

Co-enrollment program recognized for its academic advising success ACC’s Path to Admission through Co-Enrollment (PACE) program with UT-Austin will be awarded a 2017 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) … Continue reading

Veterans Resource Center at ACC Highland has reopened

ACC’s Veterans Resource Center has reopened at ACC Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr., Building 4000). The center offers the college’s military and veteran students a central, one-stop location for obtaining essential support services such as … Continue reading

New street names approved for San Gabriel campus

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees approved names for five additional streets at the San Gabriel campus. The approved street names and their connection to ACC are: ACCelerator Avenue: This street recognizes ACC’s … Continue reading

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Congratulations September Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for September: Cypress Creek Stacy Flood Jeff Webb Elgin Barry Perez Highland Business Center Patricia Behr Audrey Hill Lonnie Villarino Highland Polly Monear Tammy Roberts George Stowers … Continue reading

HR Connection: SECC campaign, flu shots, retirement planning presentations, and more

SECC – Together We Change Lives The annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) has begun and runs through October 31st. Hundreds of you donate every year to help those in need of a helping hand. We … Continue reading

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Congratulations August Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for August: Cypress George Griffith Ricky Barba Mark Canales Vincent Branch Jaime Vega Lee Dove Jesse Scott Michael Nelson Jonatan Colunga Rigo Segura Jorge Vazquez Juan Vazquez … Continue reading

ACC professor helps students navigate the recording world

Tim Dittmar publishes new book to educate future sound engineers One of the many hats Tim Dittmar wears is musician. He is a recording and live sound engineer, producer, and songwriter. Since 2001, Dittmar has … Continue reading

ACC Employee Association Leadership Recognition

At the beginning of each academic year, employee associations (Adjunct Faculty Association, Faculty Senate, Classified Employee Association, and Association of Professional-Technical Employees) have transitions in their leadership teams. The new association presidents will assume their … Continue reading

Upcoming concerts ft. the ACC Jazz Ensemble and Redd Volkaert

The ACC Jazz Ensemble is teaming up with Grammy-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert for a series of performances in October, all open to the public. Concert Show Thursday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. Little Woodrow’s Sports Bar, … Continue reading

Groundbreaking marks beginning of Highland Phase 2

Construction is set to begin on Austin Community College (ACC) Highland phase 2 that will add advanced facilities to prepare students for high-demand careers and nurture local business growth. Community leaders and friends joined ACC … Continue reading

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