Category Archives: Faculty and Staff News

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

Ballet folklorico dancers in bright purple dresses with multi-colored shoulder and skirt layers performing in the South Austin Campus courtyard

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

College closed for spring break March 12-March 19

The Austin Community College District will close for spring break beginning Monday, March 12. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 19.  

HR Connection: fitness options, discounts, and more

Save the Date – May 3rd Financial Wellness Fair The Human Resources Benefits office will host the annual Financial Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 3. The fair provides employees with the opportunity to listen to … Continue reading

Congratulations February Bravo award recipients

ACC congratulates the following Riverbats Bravo award recipients for February 2018. The selected employees were nominated for outstanding service, excellent performance, and role modeling ACC’s values that demonstrate servant leadership. CYP Laurin Lewis Patrice LeBlanc … Continue reading

ACC welcomes associate vice president of student success services

Austin Community College recently named Dr. Ruth Reinhart as associate vice president of student success services effective Thursday, March 1. She will be providing leadership to the three Student Services Regional Executive Deans. Ruth brings … Continue reading

ACC welcomes vice president of business and industry partnerships

Austin Community College (ACC) has named Garrett Groves vice president of business and industry partnerships. Groves will work with area businesses to identify emerging needs, evaluate opportunities for collaboration, and build strategic partnerships benefiting the … Continue reading

Amplify Scholarships for ACC Students During Amplify Austin on March 1-2

Help support student scholarships during Amplify Austin, a communitywide day of charitable giving, from Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. through Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. ACC’s Alumni Network is participating in Amplify Austin … Continue reading

Welcome new leadership: Wayne Maines, vice president of safety and operations

Dr. Wayne Maines joins Austin Community College in the new role of vice president of safety and operations, where he leads efforts to ensure the safety, security, and building operations are maintained throughout the district’s. … Continue reading

Reaching for the stars: ACC student operates rovers at NASA

Tanisha Bowman spent four days at NASA building and operating rovers. She isn’t an engineer or scientist, at least not yet. Bowman is a student at ACC studying computer science. After a competitive application process, … Continue reading

Austin Community College District recognized for online learning excellence

Austin Community College (ACC) is a top two-year college in the state of Texas for online learning according to AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a national resource on affordability and excellence in higher education. “ACC is dedicated to growing … 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. Connie P. Williams, manager, Highland Testing Center, will be inducted … Continue reading

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