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fall 2011 I want to welcome all of our students, faculty, and staff to another academic year! It’s Fall Semester 2011 and I am looking forward to another Great Year! The campus is located in a community that is very diverse and rich in culture. If I can point out the keys to what make the Riverside Campus so great, it would be the dedicated faculty and staff that is housed on the campus. We know that the students are our most important ingredient in our success on campus but it is the smiling faces and the heart-felt commitment to the college that make the Riverside Campus so special!

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Frank Taylor

Riverside Campus Manager

ACC wants to help you get where you need to be. That’s why the college is continually working to meet Editors & Photographers parking and transportation needs by expanding the number of parking spaces and finding ways to reduce the Gabriel Romero number of cars on our campuses. Parking Guidelines - Parking permits are required and may be purchased at the cashier’s office located on each campus. Beginning fall 2010, ACC will waive parking permit fees for disabled veterans. The fine for parking in a space reserved for persons with disabilities is $50. All other violations will result in a $25 fine. Check out parking regulations here. If you have parking questions or concerns, contact your campus manager’s office or ACC Police.

Destiny Leon Senior Editor

Pat Lindsey THE RIVERSIDE CAMPUS EAGLE is published twice each semester by the ACC Riverside Campus Manager and Campus Administrative Office, 1020 Grove Blvd Austin, TX 78741 Room 2208/2209, Building A 512 223 6000


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start here..... get there The ACC Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78741, is one of eight campuses in the ACC District service area. Located on 195 acres in southeast Austin, the campus provides comprehensive higher education programs and services to approximately 7,500 students. ACC Riverside offers university transfer degrees and core curriculum courses, workforce/technical degrees and certificates, and comprehensive student support services, such as advising and counseling, financial aid, library facilities and media services, as well as computer centers and a learning lab with free tutoring.

The campus is home to a variety of workforce programs including Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, Automotive Technology, Building Construction Technology, Electronics, Jewelry, Personal Fitness Trainer, Renewable Energy, and Welding Technology.

The faculty and staff at Riverside are ready to assist you in making the best decisions in your educational plans to achieve your career goals. We look forward to seeing you! Campus Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 10:40 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Stay Classy! Fill your water bottle with Filtered and Refrigerated water for free. Currently Available at Rio Grande Campus Building 3000, Northridge Campus and Round Rock Campus More than 5,000 bottles were filled in one summer month in a single station. It's coming to all other campuses this Fall 2011.


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16 de Septiembre at ACC Riverside

The event highlighted the meaning of el Diez y Seis from historians. Students, faculty, staff, and the community sampled tasty traditional dishes and enjoyed the rhythmic steps of Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico, plus musical entertainment from Mariachi Estrella, Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto Band, and Boca Abajo. The event was presented by the ACC Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, the Latino/Latin American Studies Center, and the Office of Student Success.

El Centro Mural Depicts Local History

Five canvases are making their way across the Austin Community College District in the coming months, showcasing an integral part of Austin's past and providng a window to the future. The canvases are part of a mural that traces the role and history of education for the Mexican-American community in East Austin, including the Montopolis, Riverside, Govalle, and Del Valle areas. Renowned artist Fidencio Duran painted the mural, commissioned by ACC’s Latino/Latin American Studies Center (El Centro).


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Upcoming Events: November






Jump Rope Blackout RVS 11am to 2 pm



Come get connected with the ACC Riverside Student Life!!! We are located in Bldg G, 1st Floor, at the student lounge. THIS IS YOUR STUDENT LIFE!!!

Project Build A Park Contact SL for details!

Homeless Hunger Week Contact SL for details!

Student Life Coordinator Toniette Robinson, 223.6264 Student Life Assistant Genie Bustos 223.6338 Office Hours Monday thru Thursday: 9 to 6 pm Friday: 8 to 5 pm


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ACC Student Government Association Are you looking to join a club? Maybe run for office? Well your in luck! The ACC Student Government Association is looking for awesome students like you to run for ACC Riverside Student Senator!!! Visit for more details!

SGA Officer Requirements: 2.5+ GPA, with at least 6 credit hours. Good Academic Standing Attend 2 consecutive meetings 3 to 5 Minute Presenation on Qualifications Must be voted in at second Meeting

Feeling Hungry? The Riverside Campus has two food locations: Simon's Cafe inside Bldg A, 1st Floor and

Daylight Savings Time Is Ending ! ! ! Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Novermber 6th

The Tin Cup Grill located next to Bldg G, at the Riverside Golf Course


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travis county historical essay contest The Travis County Historical Commission sponsors an annual Essay Contest in association with Austin Community College that focuses on recording and preserving the history of the people and places of Austin and Travis County. Some of the topics that students have researched are: Texas State Cemetery, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Texas Capital Building, former Governor Hobby and Barton Springs, just to name a few. Often the students will visit sites that have historical markers, develop essays, complete a poster. Participating students will receive a certificate from the members of the historical commission. This will be the 3rd Essay Contest held at ACC, and the 2nd held at the Riverside Campus, with the support of the faculty, staff, students, Student Life and the RVS & EVC Campus Manager’s offices. For more information please contact: Vonnye Rice-Gardner,

"ACC has boosted my confidence to want to do better and achieve greatness!" - Lyndsey Renta

"ACC is a milestone, I'm transfering but otherwise the facility we have here is very helpful" - Jay Wohlrab

"ACC has helped me to focus on my priorities in order to succeed in my future life!" - Sofya Sadgobelashvili


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{Austin Community College} {Campus Police} {Administrative Staff} Chief Dixon was formely the Assistant Chief of Police at Austin Community College and has been with the college for 5 years. This past September he obtained the rank of Chief of Police at ACC..

Chief Lynn Dixon Chief Griggs is a a new member to the Austin Community College Police force, joining the department this past September. Before working for ACC, Chief Griggs was a Lieutenant for AISD's police department.

Assistant Chief Silas Griggs Lieutenant Guerra has been with the ACC Police Department for 10 years, starting as a patrol officer and working his way up to lieutenant. Before joining ACC, Lieutenant Guerra worked for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Lieutenant Phil Guerra


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National Night out is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the Austin Community College Police Department. The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and policecommunity partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


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{Austin Community College} {Campus Police} {riverside Staff} The ACC Riverside Campus Police Deparment is located in Bldg A, 2nd Floor, Room 2238 (512) 223/6044

Sergeant John Wynn

Officer Chris Law

Officer Mason Morris

Officer Archie Johnson

Officer Jesus Castillo


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{Austin Community College} {Campus Police} {riverside Staff}

Officer Michael Pacheco

Officer Maisule Kurugu

Gabriel Romero

Destiny Leon

Hourly/ College Work Study

Hourly/ College Work Study


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s t n i H l u f Some Help From your ACC Campus Police...

Do you want to help prevent crime but feel as though you don’t know where to start? Here are a few simple steps you can take right now to help prevent crime and increase your safety on campus. Keep valuables out of sight when your vehicle is parked. Remember, property theft is the number one crime committed on college campuses throughout the country. Many of these crimes can be prevented when you eliminate temptation. Roll up your car windows and lock your vehicles. Avoid walking alone at night on campus parking lots. Minimize the risk of becoming a victim by asking a district police officer to escort you to your vehicle or by walking in groups or pairs. Have your car keys in hand.

Having your car keys in hand before walking out into the parking lot will give you extra time if you need to get into your car quickly. Always be aware of your surroundings. Watch for suspicious people or activities. Preprogram the ACCPD Emergency number in your cell phone: 512-223-7999. ACC phone: 222 If you see something – Say something. Report any crime or safety concerns to district police at 223-7999 or to your local law enforcement agency. You can also contact us at Together we can keep our Campuses safe.


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