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Emergency Preparedness Week: Students, faculty, and staff practice best actions to stay safe

Safety and security for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Austin Community College District (ACC) remain the top priority for the college. The college will put its training to practice during Emergency Preparedness Week from … Continue reading

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

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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 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

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 honors Black History Month 2023 with events, essay contest

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture and society. ACC commemorates the month with a series of in-person and hybrid events open to ACC … Continue reading

CommuniTEA & Conversation Series Supports Iranian Students, Community Members

The spring 2023 schedule for ACC’s CommuniTEA & Conversation series is out. These gatherings are aimed at supporting our Iranian Riverbats and others in our community with ties to Iran. Presented by ACC’s Center for … Continue reading

ACC hosts spring vaccination clinics

ACC hosts two vaccination clinics this spring for eligible ACC students, employees, and community members. The clinics will offer free COVID-19 and flu vaccines to eligible members of the community. Clinics are first come, first … Continue reading

ACC Chancellor Dr. Richard M. Rhodes Announces Retirement

College’s longest-serving Chancellor will retire in August 2023 Austin Community College District (ACC) Chancellor, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, will retire in August 2023 after 12 years of service to the college and the Central Texas … 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’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

Professor of Government Lisa Perez, PhD, teaches a class on Civil Liberties at the Austin Community College Hays Campus on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

ACC celebrates employee anniversaries at annual service award luncheons

ACC congratulates employees who recently marked service anniversaries with the college. Those who reached the milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service will be recognized at a … Continue reading

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

ACC observes Hispanic Heritage at Díez y Seis celebration

Austin Community College (ACC) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its 11th annual Díez y Seis event Monday, September 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.). Former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, who served in the … Continue reading

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