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Development and Recognition


Bat Chats

Bat Chats are thrilling and interactive student-led speaker sessions inspired by TED Talks! These unique events allow you to join your fellow students in engaging discussions on topics that matter most to you. It’s a platform for meaningful conversations, self-improvement, leadership, and motivation. Applications will open in the Fall 2024 semester!

Check out our previous student hosts and their Bat Chat topics!

Maritza Cruz Fall 2023

Juan Lerma Spring 2024

Mariama Mbacke Spring 2024

Garrett Skupinski Spring 2024

Recognition Opportunities

On Thursday, April 18th, 2024, at the ACC Eastview Campus, students experienced an unforgettable evening at “The Legacy of Leaders” event, where we shined a light on our influential student leaders!

This evening was dedicated to recognizing the unwavering commitment, passion, and impact students make at ACC and the community by presenting a distinctive pin. During the evening we had student speakers Kristen Hummel and Bronday Manansala speak about their involvement and leadership at ACC. Students who were involved in the following programs were recognized for their achievements during the 2023-2024 academic year: Riverbat Ambassadors, Student Life Volunteers, Mentor & Leadership Members, Student Government Association Officers & Senators, Recreational Sports & Athletics Athletes, Student Organization Officers & Advisors, Bat Chat Student Hosts & Finalists, Chancellor Student Achievement Award Nominees, and the Student Life Student Leader Award Nominees & Recipients. Students also had the opportunity to sign the “Legacy Banner”, creating a tangible and symbolic representation of their ongoing legacy of student leadership at ACC.

Please enjoy our 2023-2024 Academic Year Recap Video. Special shout out to the students a part of The Scholarship Society, Neurobats of ACCess Autism, and Honors Student Organization for their contribution and creativity!

View our Legacy of Leaders 2024 photo album!

Congratulations to the nominees & recipients of the 2024 Student Life Student Leaders Awards

Campus Team of the Year

  • Cypress Creek

Riverbat Ambassador of the Year

  • Alexus Ortega

Volunteer of the Year

  • Elisha MacGregor

Student-Led Event of the Year

  • “Unsung Hero: Anita Hill” by Alexus Ortega

Organization of the Year

  • Honor Student Organization

Organization Advisor of the Year

  • Samantha Thomson

Outstanding Collaboration

  • HSO Lyceum Event

Excellence in Inclusion

  • NeuroBats of ACCess Autism

Resiliency Award

  • Magdalee De Leon

Emerging Leader Award

  • lloydalvin “Bronday” Manansala

Athlete of the Year – Most Valuable Player

  • Derrick Tucker & Kaieva Jack

Mentor and Leadership Program Member of the Year

  • Jeffery Tally