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FALL 2017

SPACE THEME

Austin Community College | Student Life

Intramurals

Step out of the classroom and join a team | 22

Avoid Asteroids

Explore the resources on campus | 17

Moon Jumper

Overcoming Challenges as the PSAA Recipient | 26 Congratulations to DECA Member Joshua Koshy | 41

Games

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STEAM a Prototype

adding an ‘A’ to STEM | 36


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Exploring an interactive way to navigate Life4U

An Interactive Experience To help students navigate college, Life4U Magazine provides important information about the ACC District and Student Life. In this edition, the staff has added an interactive, multimedia component. The interactive campaign found throughout the magazine features in depth interviews with recognized students for their hard work and dedication in a variety of subjects. To enjoy the interactive features, use a smart phone and follow the QR codes to the corresponding videos and links.

Download a free QR code reader here: bit.ly/QR-READERS (case sensitive) In addition to the magazine, check out the Student Life Chronicle web series to stay up-to-date with the latest news in the ACC District at

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Life4U is Austin Community College’s student-contributed, back-to-school, insider’s guide for new and returning students. The magazine covers important information, people, places and events in the ACC District. Every spring, ACC students vote on the theme for Student Life and L4U magazine. The 2017-2018 theme is space.

L4U M A G A Z I N E Contributing Staff

Editorial Team

Mary Maule - Layout & Graphic Design, Writing Alanna Hollyway - Graphic Design, Editing Amye Bueno-Benitez - Writing Dorothy Timmerman - Writing Alexander Lewis - Writing

Taylor Kokas - Multimedia Joe VanVranken - Multimedia Halie Davis - Adviser

Cover: STEAM is a student organization on campus. Students and faculty, nation-wide are pushing for the addition of ‘A’ to STEM to incorporate the arts. The 3D printer creates the prototypes these students are working on to showcase the new addition.

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Special Thanks: Cheryl Richard, Stefanie Vermillion, Brian McLean, and the Student Life Staff

ACC President

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ACC Board of Trustees

Chair: Dr. Barbara P. Mink Vice Chair: Ms. Gigi Edwards Bryant Secretary: Mr. Mark J. Williams Dr. Nan McRaven Mr. Sean Hassan Ms. Nicole Eversmann Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock Dr. Betty W. Hwang Ms. Julie Ann Nitsch

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Student Life

EVENTS CALENDAR September

August Fri 14 Mon 21 Mon 28 Tue 29-01

Student Orgs Registration Opens Fall 2017 PSAA Nominations/Applications Open Intramural Registration Opens Welcome Week

Thu 21

October Mon 02 Mon 02-13 Tue 03 Wed 04 Thu 05 Fri 06 Mon 09

Women’s Volleyball Begins It’s On Us Action Week Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation Men’s Basketball Begins Annual Fall Male Leadership Program Conference Co-Rec Softball Begins Men’s/Women’s Soccer Begins Food Pantry Drives Begin Mon 16-20 Mid-Term Wellness Week Tue 17 Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation Wed 18 Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation Fri 27 Halloween Bowling Tue 31 Halloween Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation

December Wed 06 Mon 11-15 Thu 14 Fri 22-03 Sun 24 Mon 25 Sun 31

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ACC vs. Australia Basketball Game Finals Week Graduation Winter Break- ACC Closed Christmas Eve Christmas New Year’s Eve

Welcome Week Continued Labor Day- ACC Closed Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation Riverbat Bash (HLC & PIN) Riverbat Bash (RRC & SAC) Riverbat Bash (CYP & HYS) Riverbat Bash (EGN & RVS) Riverbat Bash (EVC & NRG) Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation Riverbat Bash (RGC)

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Students vs. Staff Kickball Game Nuts & Bolts: ORG Orientation Sat 05 Daylight Savings Time Ends Fri 10 Veterans Day (Observed) Sat 11 Veterans Day Sat 11-19 Operation Riverbats Mon 13 Co-Rec Softball ends Mon 13-15 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Wed 15 Blazer Tag Fri 17 Tennis Tournment Thu 23 Thanksgiving Day- ACC Closed Fri 24 ACC Closed


February

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Mon 02-13 It’s On Us Action Week

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Nite in the Life Finals Week ACC Graduation Memorial Day- ACC Closed

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Where do you go to get help? Well continue reading about the available resources!

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Student

Resources The Office of Student Life is considered the classroom without walls. Programming areas such as Leadership, Student Organizations, Intramural Sports and Recreation, and Student Media provide students with opportunities to form meaningful relationships with their peers. Paid and volunteer positions promote professional growth and experience. To learn more about Student Life visit bit.ly/ACCSL. The ACC Foundation administers hundreds of scholarships for ACC students based on financial need, family status, educational background or academic major. The foundation has raised more than $13 million to support college programs and scholarships. By filling out one general application, students are considered for all ACC Foundation Scholarships for which they are eligible. For more information and application instructions visit bit.ly/accfoundation. Computer Centers are located in or near each campus library. The computer stations are equipped with software for general student use such as writing papers, conducting online coursework, accessing the Internet, checking ACC Online Services, and using ACCmail. An ACC Student ID card is required. For more information visit bit.ly/acc-computer-access.

The Learning Lab environment encourages study, collaboration and academic progress through the following services: • Free tutoring is available in general courses including English, reading, writing, math, study skills, science and assessment test preparation. For tutoring in specialized areas such as English for Speakers of Other Languages, accounting, foreign languages and health sciences, check posted schedules and call ahead to confirm availability. • Computers with instructional software and applications are available along with personalized assistance as needed. Handouts and study aids are available. • Study rooms may be reserved with an ACC Student ID card. For more information visit bit.ly/acclearninglab.

ACC’s Libraries house more than 300,000 books across the 11 campuses and offer the following services: • Books can be transferred to the campus of your choice for pickup and returned to any ACC campus. However, reserve items must be returned to the original library from which they were checked out. • Computers and laptops are available for use in the library with an ACC Student ID card. • Students can print up to 15 pages a day for free. After the first 15, print outs

cost 10 cents per page. • Study rooms can be reserved. • E-Books are available. • Librarians can help students find books, correctly cite works in essays and suggest books for research. • Library assistance and online tutorials are available at library.austincc.edu. The ACC Transfer Academy helps students transfer to a 4-year university or college through a series of free workshops and events. All current and former ACC students interested in transferring are encouraged to attend. The Transfer Academy meets during the fall and spring semesters at each ACC campus with varying dates and times to accommodate busy schedules. For more information visit bit.ly/acctransfer. Green Transportation Initiatives are available to ACC students enrolled in courses for credit. A Green Pass allows unlimited rides on Capital Metro bus and rail services for the semester and can be purchased for $25 at any ACC cashier office. It costs 70 percent less than a comparable Capital Metro pass. Parking permits are required for students who drive to campus. Green Car preferred parking passes can be ordered by drivers of fuelefficient, low-emission vehicles and electric car charging stations are available. Registered carpool groups may receive preferred parking. For more information visit bit.ly/acctransportation.

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Presidential Student Achievement Award Winner

Eleazar Herrera Hernandez Written by Mary Maule The Presidential Student Achievement Award is the most prestigious Austin Community College award to be earned by a student. This recipient demonstrates academic excellence, service to ACC and the community and commitment to our values and vision.

Eleazar Herrera Hernandez was born in Mexico City, and grew up in a small city near Tampico. As a child he became interested in Space after listening to physicists discuss singularities and the unknown qualities of space on Discovery Channel’s How the Universe Works. As there are many singularities in neuroscience and astrophysics, Herrera Hernandez has made it his goal to discover the answer to a single singularity. His goal has been refined as he determined his strengths and interests in the related subjects. Herrera Hernandez began college in El Paso, Texas, but moved to Austin to be closer to his sister. Here, he continues his education at ACC, with plans to transfer to the University of Texas. His goal is to complete his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with several minors: Chemistry, Math and German. While attending ACC Herrera Hernandez has immersed himself within the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the FunNation organization. As a member in FunNation he believed in their goal of helping everyone and staying healthy. In Phi Theta Kappa, he has worked his way through the organization to gold status as a

treasurer. He, then, proceeded to become the President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and is, currently, the Officer for the College Project. Herrera Hernandez stays involved and active as a student to pursue his dream. After completing his studies he plans to either build his own, or join a company that sends people outside of our solar system. Herrera Hernandez has overcome many challenges to get this far in his college plan. In order to pursue a career in Astrophysics, Herrera Hernandez had to leave Mexico for the United States. Because Mexico does not have a space program, they also do not have jobs or a degree in astrophysics for its people to earn. With this issue, the only option was to immigrate to the United States. As the immigration regulations can be difficult to transverse through, with his goal in mind, Herrera Hernandez was able to work his way through the process. Beyond the citizenship process Herrera Hernandez faced a problem at home, in Mexico. His father was retired, and began to lose money over time. Halfway through his career at ACC his father passed

away, leaving his mother and younger sister penniless. The two remain living in Mexico, and struggling after the passing of his father the provider of the family. His budget became restricted as he began to send nearly a thousand dollars back home, monthly, to support his family. Despite these challenges, Herrera Hernandez continues to fight for his dreams taking one step at a time. He believes that, “if you have the passion everything will fall into place. You will find a way to do what you have to do.” In regards to hardships and struggles, Herrera Hernandez said, “seeing the goal, seeing the rewards, and just enjoying the trip, as well. I call all of them together my passion. All of that together is what I call a passion. That’s what keeps me looking forward, wanting to wake up the next day and wanting to do something.” Herrera Hernandez feels that being able to keep your passion Scan to watch at the forefront and strive towards your dreams and goals, despite challenges will strengthen and motivate anyone. full interview Spring 2017 | 27


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Outstanding Male Leadership Program Member

Edwin Sanchez Written by Amye Bueno-Benitez

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Edwin Sanchez found himself wanting to go to college, straight out of high school. However, he also needed a job. Sanchez felt that coming to Austin Community College was the best way to get where he wanted to go. He enrolled at ACC as a part-time student and was able to transition into a full-time student. Sanchez recalls feeling alone in his path towards higher education. The Male Leadership Program (MLP) was first introduced to Edwin through a mentor when he was invited to attend a state-wide conference, the Texas Male Student Leadership Summit. There, he felt inspired and was able to relate to his peers. He was surrounded by likeminded people who came from the same place and wanted to improve themselves. With encouragement and support, Edwin stuck with the program and expects to graduate with an associates degree in liberal arts, this Fall.

“There’s so much support, it’s impossible to fail.” MLP strives to help young men make the transition from high school to a two-year college, then to a four-year university. The program

was founded to offset the low statistics of minority males attending higher education institutions and dropping out due to many reasons. Particularly, Hispanic males lag behind their peers, according to research done by Excelencia in Education MLP is changing its initiative to be more inclusive and focus on first-year males. The goal is for our men to attend college classes and complete a degree. In turn, the hope is for these members to earn valuable jobs and contribute back to the community. According to The Center for Latino Policy Research in Northern California, “many Hispanic males are not going to college and if they do, they have a very high dropout rate.” Some reasons include, “family’s financial necessities, subpar schooling experiences, street gang influence, community support or lack thereof and prevailing educational policies - which, still, in some regions marginalize them.” Transitioning into higher education can be challenging but with the support of the MLP mentors at ACC, figuring out what one needs in order to graduate becomes less of a hindrance. MLP not only provides guidance and individualized academic support, but provides resources like mentors to aid success in time and money management, financial aid, career exploration and more. As one of MLP’s most committed members and recognizing that

hard work and dedication pays off, Sanchez became the recipient of the Outstanding Male Leadership Program Member this past year. “There’s so much support, it’s impossible to fail.” Sanchez is focused on his Mexican-American studies at ACC. He plans on doing more research in this field and eventually earning a PhD in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, or UTSA. After finishing school, Sanchez hopes to make his way into the public sector and the local government where he aspires to make a difference in the community through politics. At some point, Sanchez will have to leave home to a four-year university so he’s enjoying spending as much time as he can with his family; especially his niece and dog, Bandit. Sanchez encourages all students to get involved in any organization or co-curricular programs. “There’s more to college than just the classroom and the knowledge,” Sanchez said. “There are experiences that are going to be so impactful and life changing outside of campus and the classroom, it’s a really big part of the college experience.” Things like socialization, and learning with and about people are something that cannot be taught in a Scan to watch class. If you would like to be a part of MLP, search Male Leadership Program on your MySL full interview


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Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

Alisha Merchant Written by Halie Davis

One might not expect a registered nurse, certified tax preparer and full-time ACC student to serve as a volunteer. However, ACC student, Alisha Merchant put in over 400 hours of volunteer time alongside her busy schedule last year. Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Merchant moved to the United States when she was 18-years-old. Growing up in a family of health care professionals inspired her to seek a career where she could make a difference. Her first step was attending medical school, where she earned a bachelor of science from Baylor University and worked as a registered nurse at SetonBrackenridge. “The best way to be in contact, one-on-one with the patients, and make a difference was through nursing,” Merchant said.

“The satisisfaction I get in doing something, is not achieved in a group settting.” “Since childhood, I’ve always wanted to be involved in healing,” Merchant said. “I would rather have a conversation and see what they need from me. Then, learn how I can help them and go from there.” Many of the people Merchant volunteers with have become a friend or someone she’s been able

to establish trust with and build a positive relationship. Alisha established a solid relationship with another student after becoming concerned by their actions. Merchant suggested a doctor, but quickly learned the student’s financial situation wouldn’t allow for a visit. Pulling from her training and education, Merchant agreed to voluntarily counsel this student throughout the school year. In turn, she was able to be the ear that the student needed in order to bring confidence back to their wellbeing. The student was able to learn how to cope with depression and many other tactics to succeed. Spending time as an event volunteer, psychiatric assistant and caregiver she found her passion. “It’s about the outcome that I get back,” Merchant said. “If someone is going through a depression episode and needs someone to talk to, I can sit with them and see what their issues are and hear them out. Maybe it would make them feel better? If a person is sick and needs help organizing — which I’ve done before — whatever they need, even cook for them, so they can properly eat in my absence. There are many people in this world who don’t share or tell you what they need. They wouldn’t want to share their issues or problems they’re having on a dayto-day basis until you know them really well and they trust you. So it’s, also, the ability to build trust with them, that helps.” While pursuing a PhD, Merchant has earned an associate’s degrees

in economics and mathematics from ACC. In her time at ACC, Merchant puts her degrees to use by voluntarily tutoring students in math and sciences subjects, teaching tax preparation and managing finances as a personal assistant. After teaching in India, Merchant became involved in mission trips through Baylor. “I’ve realized that the satisfaction I get in doing something, is not achieved in a group setting,” she said. Merchant prefers non-standard approaches, like her parents. Growing up, she watched her mother and grandfather treat patients without charge. Every month her family purchases groceries for seven to eight families and her father pays the tuition for other students. From her family, Merchant has learned to be involved in the community through volunteer work, She has joined organizations on her school campuses to stay active. “Go to Student Life and see what you enjoy,” Merchant suggests. “I know what I like, so I prefer doing work with that. Find your niche and begin somewhere. It can start off as 15-minutes a week or just walking up to someone and asking ‘what can I do for you, do you need help?’” Merchant believes that the satisfaction received from volunteering is Scan to watch immeasurable. “If each person does a good deed, every single day, many people will be helped,” she said. full interview Fall 2017 | 33


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Student Organization of the Year

STEAM

The purpose of S.T.E.A.M. club is to create a network of students entering the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Written by Halie Davis Some of us may, still, be getting familiar with the educational acronym STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Evolving with the world, however, many institutions are adding an “A” to make STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) a more inclusive organization. Last year, a small group of ACC students met to construct a 3D-world out of the, seemingly, one-dimensional experiences they were receiving at Austin Community College. Currently, ACC has around 45 registered student organizations; about 11% are science-based, 1% are technology-based, 1% are engineering-based and zero are mathematics-based. About 8% are art-based. STEAM’s Former President, Jose Martinez; Vice President Sonia Tovar; and current

President, Amber Rodriguez, felt that introducing art to these sectors would make for a more well-rounded student organization. “We have a ton of great organizations like the honor society and [ACC’s Chapter of the Society of Physics Students], but they don’t really let students explore what they really want,” Martinez said. “That’s really the driving factor behind STEAM.”

“We wanted to create a path for people in creative arts.” The addition of the “A” to STEM serves to implement the arts into science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “I think with arts

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Sonia Tovar, Jose Martinez and Amber Rodriguez using the 3D printer

you can do a lot more than drawing and painting,” Rodriguez said. “[STEAM] does require a diversity of styles. It’s a leeway not only for the science and technology majors, but web design, Photoshop or InDesign. We wanted to create a path for people with creative arts.” This past semester, STEAM invested in a 3D printer. Studying design, Tovar was the driving force of this idea as she hopes to push the relativity of art into a scientific and technology driven society. The group believes their new machine will allow members of the organization to implement drafting, design and development into their future accomplishments.


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Rodriguez scraping 3D model snowflake out of printer

Having recently purchased their printer, STEAM is learning how to use the machine so it can be put to use for projects in the Fall semester. One of the goals for the semester is to create different sections within the organization. “We could have the science and technology sector, the artsy, creative sector and from there we can branch out,” Rodriguez said. “But for now, it’s working on the 3D printer and getting more members to come in to create more ideas.” Collaboration with an artistic mind can expand upon ideas coming from the mind of a science, technology, engineering or mathematics major. At least, that is what Martinez has noticed when watching people with different skill sets work together. “When someone who thinks straightforward meets someone who thinks abstract, their ideas collide — and that’s a good thing,” Martinez said. “Once they come to an agreement the idea will actually morph into something completely

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different than what would’ve happened if it were just the same group of people coming up with ideas. Including other people is very important. It’s a big topic right now because a lot of companies are asking how do you include diversity into the workplace?” Inclusion is exactly what STEAM is pushing as Martinez continues to work with the student organization on the topic. “In the technology world, right now, there are a lot more

males than women,” Martinez said. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, an estimated 31% of the undergraduate degrees earned in STEM are from women and 26% of that are minority females. This percentage hasn’t grown much in the past decade. “I want to inspire other people, especially young girls who are thinking of getting out of their comfort zone,” Rodriguez said. “I don’t meet many female, latina girls that want to go into science or physics. I know it’s very intimidating to be in a career path like this, but I hope that I can help people understand it’s not just for men.” As these career paths may be daunting to some, the U.S. Department of Education estimates the number of STEM related jobs will increase by 14% from 2010 to 2020. However, the jobs may be popping up, but the education is lacking. According to ed.gov, “even among those who do go on to pursue a college major in the STEM fields, only about half choose to work in a related career.” STEM, as a government-focused entity, pushes more teachers towards STEM education. Their goal is to provide a better learning

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experience in these fields, from Encouraging its members to work elementary to high school in order to collaboratively and independently, pursue a career path into adulthood. Martinez says STEAM provides The government has also noticed growth in and outside the the lack of diversity in these fields. organization. “We have many Every year, an increase in funding leadership opportunities that goes goes towards research to bring us with whatever the student feels (s) up in our rankings among other he most fits in with. If (s)he doesn’t industrialized nations. Currently, the like that leader characteristic, they United States of America ranks 22nd can pick whatever other positions in science and 29th The start of a 3D snowflake being made in math. “These improvements in STEM education will happen only if Hispanics, African-Americans, and other underrepresented groups in the STEM fields—including women, people with disabilities, and first-generation Americans— robustly engage and are supported in learning and teaching in these areas,” ed.gov said. Martinez believes that introducing STEAM to ACC is a revolutionary move. “It includes everybody,” Martinez said. “It’s so important in today’s society that we all work together to put the best forward, that we have to offer.” Being active in STEAM, Rodriguez has learned how her involvement ties in with her area of study, Computer Science we have. We do this to develop the & Information Technology. “With student’s knowledge of how they STEAM you can not only learn affect a team. In the real world a lot programming or the creative of start ups are made up of small aspects of it, but it’s really good groups of people. Small businesses for networking and teamwork are made up of small groups of experiences,” Rodriguez said. people. So being part of that at “When you go out into the real world ACC, helps prepare students for that you’ll be working with people.” kind of work.”

The extension of the ‘A’ to STEM, is being urged by by educators and college students across the nation. This addition is to encourage thinking outside the box. Pushing students to understand and know the hard sciences of STEM, but approaching a problem from a creative view and being able to communicate in a more effective manner. “And we’re doing that here at ACC, students are learning while they’re in school and are able to take that into the future careers and learn from it,” Martinez said. “It really depends on the success of students — I’ve had so much success. It’s taken me on a career path that I wouldn’t have known about, and it’s still affiliated with english and math. It’s very creative, and I owe that to STEAM. I want that for every student who joins.” Rodriguez will be President of STEAM in the fall semester and Tovar will be the Vice President of STEAM. The two have already began to utilize their 3D printer to show off how art and design can work together within the STEM fields. In turn, they hope to increase recruitment and retention of a variety of students from different Areas of Study. Scan to watch

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Male Athlete of the Year

Terrell Hill Written by Halie Davis

Terrell Hill, Business student at Austin Community College, possess natural-born talents for both leadership and athletic endurance. These skills attributed to him being named as the 2016-2017 ACC Athlete of the Year. Since middle school, Hill has been active in basketball, tennis and track. Upon entering ACC, Hill was looking for a way to keep both body and mind in shape. Wondering if ACC could offer any programs that would give him a constant workout, he dug around. “I’ve been participating in the intramurals program for ACC for a year and a half,” Hill said. “I found the program by the posters hanging around at different campuses.” Seeing the sports offered through ACC’s intramural program, Hill played on the basketball, tennis and co-rec flag football teams. “ I grew up playing these sports, including flag football at the nearby recreation center and loved them since.” Being active and engaged in these sports allowed for Hill to exercise his leadership. “I enjoy playing with everybody and being a team leader. Along with making sure everyone is happy without any verbal arguments.” Basketball coach and Intramural Sports Coordinator, Tracy Partin, became an inspiration to Hill throughout his time at ACC. “He taught me to always push at what you love, no matter Scan to watch how hard,” Hill said. “It may be not only on the court or field, but off it.” Off the court and full interview away from his work 40 | Life4U and studies, Hill

stays active outside. Hill enjoys the Austin scenery and exploring the greenbelt. Pursuing his goals, Hill’s five-year plan consists of owning a house and business. Thinking about his success at ACC, Hill recommends the importance of keeping your head in the game. “Never feel like you might be the worst player on the team,” Hill said. “It’s all about going out and having fun, because the moment you miss the excitement you will never be able to go back and experience it.” Despite the hard work and devotion Hill has put into all his work, he was taken by surprise winning this award. “It was a shocker,” Hill said. “When you think about it, there are over a hundred guys, so when I found out I was Athlete of the Year it made my heart sing.”

Fall 2017 Intramurals Registration opens on August 28th. Sports include Co-Rec Softball, Bowling, Soccer (Men/Women), Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Basketball. Register at bit.ly/fa17sports or contact Tracy Partin at tpartin@ austincc.edu for more information. Female Athlete of the Year is Fiona Franco.


A Special Congratulations goes to DECA Member

Joshua Koshy

Article Written by Antonio Lujan & photo contributed by Dorothy Timmerman

ACC student elected to lead Collegiate DECA as executive vice president Austin Community College (ACC) student Joshua Koshy was elected 2017-2018 executive vice president of Collegiate DECA while also drawing top honors at the international business student organization’s international conference held in Anaheim, California in April. “Joshua’s willingness to work hard to build a Collegiate DECA community and his leadership skills have ensured success for students across the state,” says Dr. Kathy Walton, ACC adjunct professor of fashion marketing and Collegiate DECA state advisor. Koshy will spend next year making decisions and executing plans based on the overall welfare of Collegiate DECA and ultimately finding ways to make the DECA experience better for its 16,000 members.

“We are given opportunities to speak with members of Congress on behalf of millions of students to advocate for the benefits and need of career and technical education programs,” says Koshy, who majors in business administration. “We are assigned specific state associations to help guide the association and chapter leaders, provide resources, organize/run conferences, and be an asset to student development.” Koshy hopes to acquire leadership skills that will one day help him land a career in the creative and startup field. He will attend the University of Texas at Austin starting in fall to pursue a degree in public relations. “I want to be in a position in life where I can place people with talent and potential in jobs they can thrive in,” he says.

A delegation of 90 students from six Texas colleges attended the four-day conference and competed in a variety of contests. Koshy ranked in the top 10 for Sales Manager Meeting, while fellow ACC student West Budreau, also majoring in business administration, competed in Professional Sales. He won first place in the EntrepreneurshipGrowing Business category at the 2016 conference. “I am very proud of all of the students and their accomplishments,” says Walton. “Joshua’s work and that of other state officers led to Texas Collegiate DECA having the highest level of membership and the largest conference delegation ever.” Fall 2017 | 41


LGBT EQUITY Austin Community College The Mission of the LGBT eQuity Committee is to promote a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. The LGBT eQuity Committee strives to educate students, faculty and staff on the issues that impact the LGBTQ community to better help them with challenges they may face. By inspiring and engaging individuals, our goal is to create a more enjoyable, inclusive experience at Austin Community College.

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Represent students and voice their concerns. Campus events and productions on governmental awareness. Represent ACC in regional and state SGA associations. Fund-raise for SGA scholarships.

2. Community Engagement a. “I Can Read” children’s literacy project. I. Children’s Book drive for Brown Santa. II. Read at elementary school libraries. III. Read at children’s clinics. b. Voter registration drives. 3. Government Relations a. Represent ACC on Austin mayor’s sitting committee of universities. b. Represent ACC at the Capitol to lobby for student concerns. 4.

C a. Skills and strategies of collaborative negotiations workshops. b. c. Robert's Rules of Order workshops. d. Speech skills.

We Prepare Tomorrow’s Leaders

For More Information: ACC Student Government Association 2215 Highland Campus | 512-223-7448 | austincc.edu/sga

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Transit Options Alexander J. Lewis

Here are some ways that students are making their way to classes. Parking permits are required for parking on all campuses. The Rio Grande and South Austin campuses have parking garages. Ride Capital Metro bus and rail service Pick up your ACC Green Pass for $25.00 at any campus Cashier Office. Your Green Pass will cover an entire semester of Capital Metro services, so you’ll never need to worry about having spare change. Save money and get to campus with a swipe. Premium parking for ‘Clean’ vehicles If you drive a fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicle, you may be eligible to use preferred Green Car parking spaces at ACC. Spaces are limited, so a sticker does not always guarantee you a preferred spot. Start or join a carpool Save money on gas by registering to carpool with fellow ACC students. Carpoolers also enjoy special parking before 10:00am. Have an electric car? ACC offers charging stations for students at all of our campuses except Highland & Cypress Creek. Charge your vehicle for $2 per hour, or apply for a 6 month charging subscription for $25. Choose local ridesharing Austin is served by several ridesharing companies that strive to provide comfortable driving options to those who need to get around town. Uber, Lyft, and local nonprofit RideAustin are available. You can research online to confirm what other ride-hailing apps are active and compare prices and services.

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Payment deadline for all fall registration through July 28. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment ............................................................ July 28 (Fri.) Payment deadline for all fall registration through August 18. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment ...........................................................Aug. 18 (Fri.) Faculty returns .......................................................................................................................................................... Aug. 21 (Mon.)

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Payment deadline for all fall registration through August 23. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment ........................................................ Aug. 23 (Wed.) On-going open registration continues for fall ..............................................................................Aug. 24 (Thurs.) – Aug. 27 (Sun.)

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Last day to drop courses to receive 100 percent refund for fall 16-week and first 8-week sessions ........................... Aug. 27 (Sun)

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Schedule changes (adds/drops) for fall 16-week and first 8-week sessions................................. Aug. 28 (Mon.) – Aug. 29 (Tues.)

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Senior citizen (tuition exempt) registration for fall 16-week and first 8-week sessions on a space available basis ..................................................................................................................................................... Aug. 28 (Mon.) – Aug. 29 (Tues.) Registration for audit status for fall 16-week and first 8-week sessions on a space available basis .........................Aug. 29 (Tues.)

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Payment deadline for fall session schedule changes. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for nonpayment ....................................................................................................................................................................Aug. 29 (Tues.) Last day to set up a fall installment payment plan ....................................................................................................Aug. 29 (Tues.)

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Registration continues for sessions that have not yet started .................................................................................... Aug. 30 (Wed.)

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Labor Day Holiday (College closed) ..........................................................................................................................Sept. 4 (Mon.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for fall first 8-week session; no refund after this date ...................................Sept. 11 (Mon.)

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Payment deadline for fall 12-week session. Students will be disenrolled at the end of the business day for non-payment...........................................................Sept. 20 (Wed.) On-going open registration continues for fall ............................................................................. Sept. 21 (Thurs.) – Sept. 24 (Sun.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for fall 16-week session; no refund after this date ........................................Sept. 25 (Mon.)

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Schedule changes (add/drops) for fall 12-week session...............................................................Sept. 25 (Mon.) – Sept. 26 (Tues.)

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Senior citizen (tuition exempt) registration for fall 12-week session on space available basis....Sept. 25 (Mon.) – Sept. 26 (Tues.)

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Registration for audit status for fall 12-week session on a space available basis......................................................Sept. 26 (Tues.)

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Payment deadline fall 12-week session schedule changes. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment ........................................................Sept. 26 (Tues.) Registration continues for fall classes that have not yet started................................................................................Sept. 27 (Wed.)

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1st Payment – Fall installment payment plan ..............................................................................................................Sept. 29 (Fri.)

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General Assembly/Professional Development Day .....................................................................................................Sept. 29 (Fri.)

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Spring semester registration for current and former ACC students (Registration will be open through the holidays)............................................................................ Oct. 16 (Mon.) – Jan. 10 (Wed.) Payment deadline for fall second 8-week session. Students will be disenrolled at the end of the business day for non-payment............................................................ Oct. 18 (Wed.) On-going open registration continues for fall ................................................................................ Oct. 19 (Thurs.) – Oct. 22 (Sun.)

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Senior citizen (tuition exempt) registration for fall second 8-week session on a space available basis .............................................................................................................. Oct. 23 (Mon.) – Oct. 24 (Tues.) Registration for audit status for fall second 8-week session on a space available basis............................................. Oct. 24 (Tues.)

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Payment deadline for fall second 8-week session schedule changes. Students will be disenrolled at the end of the business day for non-payment............................................................ Oct. 24 (Tues.) Registration continues for fall sessions that have not yet started ................................................................................ Oct.25 (Wed.)

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Final Payment – Fall installment payment plan........................................................................................................... Oct. 27 (Fri.)

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Spring semester registration for new, current and former ACC students (Registration will be open through the holidays)............................................................................ Oct. 30 (Mon.) – Jan. 10 (Wed.) Last day to request 70 percent refund for fall second 8-week session ........................................................................ Nov. 1 (Wed.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for fall second 8-week session; no refund after this date ...................................Nov. 3 (Fri.)

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Thanksgiving Holiday .................................................................................................................. Nov. 23 (Thurs.) – Nov. 24 (Fri.)

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(College closed)............................................................................................................................... Nov. 25 (Sat.) – Nov. 26 (Sun.)

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Last day to withdraw from fall semester 16- and 12- week sessions ........................................................................ Nov. 27 (Mon.)

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Last day to convert incomplete grades from summer 2017 semester........................................................................ Nov. 27 (Mon.)

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Fall graduation.........................................................................................................................................................Dec. 14 (Thurs.)

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Payment deadline for all spring registration through December 8. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment ............................................................. Dec. 8 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from fall second 8-week session ............................................................................................ Dec. 11 (Mon.)

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Fall semester ends.......................................................................................................................................................Dec. 17 (Sun.)

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Offices close at 5 p.m. for winter break....................................................................................................................... Dec. 22 (Fri.)

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Winter Break Holiday. No classes. (College closed)....................................................................... Dec. 25 (Mon.) – Jan. 3 (Wed.)

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All college offices open at 8 a.m. ...............................................................................................................................Jan. 4 (Thurs.)

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Payment deadline for all spring registration through January 5. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment .............................................................. Jan. 5 (Fri.) Faculty returns ..............................................................................................................................................................Jan. 8 (Mon.)

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Payment deadline for all spring registration through January 10. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment ..........................................................Jan. 10 (Wed.) On-going open registration continues for spring ...........................................................................Jan. 11 (Thurs.) – Jan. 15 (Mon.)

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Last day to drop courses to receive 100 percent refund for spring 16-week and first 8-week sessions ......................Jan. 15 (Mon.)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday (College closed)...............................................................................................Jan. 15 (Mon.)

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Senior citizen (tuition exempt) registration for spring 16-week and first 8-week sessions on a space available basis ............................................................................................................... Jan. 16 (Tues.) – Jan. 17 (Wed.) Registration for audit status for spring 16-week and first 8-week sessions on a space available basis.......................Jan. 17 (Wed.)

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Payment deadline for spring session schedule changes. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment ..........................................................Jan. 17 (Wed.) Last day to set up a spring installment payment plan .................................................................................................Jan. 17 (Wed.)

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Registration continues for spring sessions that have not yet started .......................................................................... Jan. 18 (Thur.)

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Last day to request 70 percent refund for spring first 8-week session ....................................................................... Jan. 25 (Thur.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for spring first 8-week session; no refund after this date ................................Jan. 29 (Mon.)

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Last day to request 70 percent refund for spring 16-week session...............................................................................Feb. 5 (Mon.)

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Spring 12-week session registration ends ....................................................................................................................Feb. 7 (Wed.)

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Payment deadline for spring semester 12-week session registration. Students will be disenrolled at the end of the business day for non-payment..............................................................Feb. 7 (Wed.) On-going open registration continues for spring .............................................................................Feb. 8 (Thurs.) – Feb. 11 (Sun.)

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Last day to drop courses to receive 100 percent refund for spring 12-week session................................................... Feb. 11 (Sun.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for spring 16-week session; no refund after this date.....................................Feb. 12 (Mon.)

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Schedule changes (adds/drops) for spring 12-week session ...........................................................Feb. 12 (Mon.)– Feb. 13 (Tues.)

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Senior citizen registration (tuition exempt) for spring 12-week session on a space available basis. ........................................................................................................................................................ Feb. 12 (Mon.)– Feb. 13 (Tues.)

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Registration for audit status for spring 12-week session on a space available basis ..................................................Feb. 13 (Tues.)

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Payment deadline for spring 12-week session schedule changes. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment .........................................................Feb. 13 (Tues.) Registration continues for spring sessions that have not yet started ..........................................................................Feb. 14 (Wed.)

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1st Payment – Spring installment payment plan ...........................................................................................................Feb. 16 (Fri.)

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Last day to request 70 percent refund for spring 12-week session.............................................................................Feb. 27 (Tues.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for spring 12-week session; no refund after this date......................................... Mar. 2 (Fri.)

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Last day to withdraw from the spring first 8-week session......................................................................................... Mar. 5 (Mon.)

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Payment deadline for spring second 8-week session. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment .......................................................... Mar. 7 (Wed.) On-going open registration continues for spring classes that have not yet started............................ Mar. 8 (Thurs.)-Mar. 18 (Sun.)

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Spring first 8-week session ends.................................................................................................................................Mar. 11 (Sun.)

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Spring Break Holiday. No classes. College closed ..........................................................................Mar. 12 (Mon.) – Mar. 16 (Fri.)

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Schedule changes (adds/drops) for spring second 8-week session ...............................................Mar. 19 (Mon.) – Mar. 20 (Tues.)

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Senior citizen registration (tuition exempt) for spring second 8-week session on a space available basis ......................................................................................................................................................Mar. 19 (Mon.) – Mar. 20 (Tues.) Registration for audit status for spring second 8-week session on a space available basis ....................................... Mar. 20 (Tues.)

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Payment deadline for spring second 8-week schedule changes. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment ........................................................ Mar. 20 (Tues.) Priority date for filing financial aid application for summer 2018.......................................................................... Mar. 22 (Thurs.)

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Final Payment – Spring installment payment plan ...................................................................................................... Mar. 23 (Fri.)

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(College closed)............................................................................................................................................................ Apr. 1 (Sun.)

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Priority date for filing financial aid application for fall 2018-spring 2019 ..................................................................Apr. 2 (Mon.)

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Summer semester registration for current and former ACC students ............................................ April 2 (Mon.) – May 23 (Wed.)

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Summer semester registration for new, current and former ACC students.................................. April 16 (Mon.) – May 23 (Wed.)

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Spring graduation ....................................................................................................................................................May 10 (Thurs,)

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Payment deadline for all summer registration through May 23. Students will be disenrolled at the close of the business day for non-payment .........................................................May 23 (Wed.) On-going open registration continues for summer.......................................................................May 24 (Thurs.) – May 28 (Mon.)

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Memorial Day Holiday (College closed)...................................................................................................................May 28 (Mon.)

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Schedule changes (adds/drops) for summer first 5 ½-week, 9- and 11-week sessions. ................ May 29 (Tues.) – May 30 (Wed.)

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Senior citizen (tuition exempt) registration for summer semester on a space available basis for summer first 5 ½-week, 9- and 11-week sessions .......................................................................................................................... May 29 (Tues.) – May 30 (Wed.) Registration for audit status for summer first 5 ½-week, 9-week, and 11-week sessions on a space available basis May 30 (Wed.)

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Payment deadline for summer session schedule changes. Students will be disenrolled at the end of the business day for non-payment............................................................May 30 (Wed.) Last day to set up a summer installment payment plan..............................................................................................May 30 (Wed.)

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Registration continues for sessions that have not yet started ...................................................................................May 31 (Thurs.)

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Last day to request 70 percent refund for summer first 5 ½-week session ..................................................................June 4 (Mon.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for summer first 5 ½-week session; no refund after this date...........................June 6 (Wed.)

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Last day to request 70 percent refund for summer 9-week session................................................................................ June 8 (Fri.)

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Last day to request 70 percent refund for summer 11-week session..........................................................................June 11 (Mon.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for summer 9-week session; no refund after this date................................... June 12 (Tues.)

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Last day to request 25 percent refund for summer 11-week session; no refund after this date.................................... June 15 (Fri.)

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Payment deadline for summer second 5 ½-week registration. Students will be disenrolled at the end of the business day for non-payment............................................................June 27 (Wed.) On-going open registration continues for summer........................................................................June 28 (Thurs.) – July 5 (Thurs.)

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Independence Day Holiday. (College closed).............................................................................................................. July 4 (Wed.)

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Last day to drop courses to receive 100 percent refund for summer second 5 ½-week session................................. July 5 (Thurs.)

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Schedule changes (adds/drops) for summer second 5 ½-week session................................................. July 6 (Fri.) – July 9 (Mon.)

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Senior citizen registration (tuition exempt) for summer second 5 ½-week session on a space available basis .............................................................................................................................................................. July 6 (Fri.) – July 9 (Mon.) Payment – Summer installment payment plan................................................................................................................ July 6 (Fri.)

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Last day to request 70 percent refund for summer second 5 ½-week session.......................................................... July 12 (Thurs.)

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Last day to withdraw from summer 9-week session .................................................................................................. July 17 (Tues.)

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Main Number (512)223-2000 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 2102__________________ 223-2000 Admissions_____________________ Room 2114.1_________________ 223-2022 Advising_______________________ Room 2114.1_________________ 223-2010 Assessment____________________ Room 2116___________________ 223-2020 Bookstore _____________________ Room 1146___________________ 335-8363 Campus Police__________________ Room 2101__________________ 223-2008 Career Services_________________ Room Lobby Bldg 2000________ 223-2011 Cashier________________________ Room 2117___________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 2121.7_________________ 223-2034 Counseling_____________________ Room 2114.8_________________ 223-2010 Financial Aid____________________ Room 2114.7_________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 2118___________________ 223-2045 Library_________________________ Room 2121__________________ 223-2030 SAS___________________________ Room 2114.23________________ 223-2014 Student Life____________________ Room 1121___________________ 223-2120 Support Center_________________ Room 2114___________________ 223-2205 Testing Center__________________ Room 1139___________________ 223-2075

Eastview (EVC) MLK JR. BLVD.

CONGRESS AVE.

ROSE WOO D AVE.

OAK SPRI NGS DR.

Eastview

E. 7TH ST. E. 6TH ST.

E. CESAR CHAVEZ ST.

HWY 183

PLEASANT VALLEY RD.

SPR ING DAL E

GO VAL LE AVE .

RD.

E. 12TH ST. E. 11TH ST.

AIRPORT BLVD.

CHESTNUT AVE.

3401 Webberville Road, Austin, TX 78702

Main Number (512)223-5100 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 3101__________________ 223-5100 Admissions_____________________ Room 2113___________________ 223-5150 Advising_______________________ Room 2113___________________ 223-5188 Assessment____________________ Room 2135__________________ 223-5146 Bookstore _____________________ Room 8168___________________927-1619 Campus Police__________________ Room 2103__________________ 223-5120 Career Services_________________ Room 2136__________________ 223-5188 Cashier________________________ Room 2113___________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 2203.2_________________ 223-5013 Counseling_____________________ Room 2113___________________ 223-5188 Financial Aid____________________ Room 2156__________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 2306__________________ 223-5114 Library_________________________ Room 2200__________________ 223-5109 SAS___________________________ Room 2135__________________ 223-5159 Student Life____________________ Room 2158__________________ 223-5303 Support Center_________________ Room 2113___________________ 223-5214 Testing Center__________________ Room 2155__________________ 223-5145

Elgin (EGN)

95

HWY 95

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ST. AIN C S. M VE S. A

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1501 West US Highway 290, Elgin, TX 78621 Main Number (512)223-9400 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 1103___________________ 223-9400 Admissions_____________________ Room 1155___________________ 223-9412 Advising_______________________ Room 1151___________________ 223-9408 Assessment____________________ Room 1353__________________ 223-9468 Bookstore _____________________ Room 1179___________________ 223-9400 Campus Police__________________ Room 1114___________________ 223-9405 Cashier________________________ Room N/A____________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 1387__________________ 223-9440 Counseling_____________________ Room 1151___________________ 223-9408 Financial Aid____________________ Room 1155___________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 1254__________________ 223-9421 Library_________________________ Room 1376__________________ 223-9434 SAS___________________________ Room 1169___________________ 223-9467 Student Life____________________ Room 1181___________________ 223-9427 Support Center_________________ Room 1163___________________ 223-9482 Testing Center__________________ Room 1353__________________ 223-9468

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Hays (HYS)

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Main Number (512)223-6500 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 1132___________________ 262-6500 Admissions_____________________ Room 1106.3_________________ 262-6518 Advising_______________________ Room 1114.02________________ 262-6515 Assessment____________________ Room 1113___________________ 262-6537 Bookstore _____________________ Room 1114___________________ 262-6366 Campus Police__________________ Room 1102___________________ 223-7999 Cashier________________________ Room 1103.01________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 1338__________________ 262-5603 Counseling_____________________ Room 1111.04________________ 262-6527 Financial Aid____________________ Room 1107___________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 1205__________________ 262-6580 Library_________________________ Room 1305__________________ 262-6592 SAS___________________________ Room 1112___________________ 410-1864 Student Life____________________ Room 1118___________________ 262-6543 Support Center_________________ Room 1112.02________________ 262-6530 Testing Center__________________ Room 1113___________________ 262-6537

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4800 Jack C. Hays Trail, Buda, TX 78610

.

Highland (HBC) Business Center 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

LAMAR BLVD.

MIDDLE FISKVILLE RD.

KOE NIG LAN E

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Main Number (512)223-4222 Texas Relay 711 Campus Police__________________ Room Lobby_________________ 223-7002 Cashier________________________ Room 420___________________ 223-2274 Early College Start_______________ Room 509___________________ 223-7357 Recruitment and Enrollment_______ Room 610___________________ 223-7747 Graduation Office________________ Room 301.1__________________ 223-7544 International Programs____________ Room 508.4__________________ 223-7114 TSI Office______________________ Room 307___________________ 223-7770

MOP AC

HWY 183

HIGHLAND MALL

RM 2222

HWY 290 E.

Highland Business Center

Highland (HLC) Campus 6001 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78752

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HIGHLAND MALL BLVD.

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Main Number (512)223-7300 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 2306__________________ 223-7300 Admissions_____________________ Room 2330__________________ 223-4636 Advising_______________________ Room 2300__________________ 223-7315 Assessment____________________ Room 2221__________________ 223-7400 Bookstore _____________________ Mall East Entrance_____________ 371-8921 Campus Police__________________ Room 1416, 2338_____________ 223-7307 Career Services_________________ Room 2300__________________ 223-7315 Cashier________________________ Room 2335__________________ 223-2274 Counseling_____________________ Room 2300__________________ 223-7315 Financial Aid____________________ Room 2333__________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 1100__________________ 223-7365 Library_________________________ Room 1325__________________ 223-7380 SAS___________________________ Room 2300__________________ 223-7343 Student Life____________________ Room 2350__________________ 223-7393 Support Center_________________ Room 2300__________________ 223-7344 Testing Center__________________ Room 2221__________________ 223-7400 VA Resource Center_____________ Room 2280B_________________ 223-4636

Highland Business Center

HWY 290 E.


Northridge (NRG) 11928 Stonehollow Drive, Austin, TX 78758

Main Number (512)223-4000 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 1208__________________ 223-4700 Admissions_____________________ Room 1101.1_________________ 223-4730 Advising_______________________ Room 1101.1_________________ 223-4719 Assessment____________________ Room 1109___________________ 223-4807 Bookstore _____________________ Room 4130__________________ 834-9366 Campus Police__________________ Room 1103___________________ 223-4718 Career Services_________________ Room 1101.1_________________ 223-4720 Cashier________________________ Room 1101___________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 1204__________________ 223-4646 Counseling_____________________ Room 1101.1_________________ 223-4719 Financial Aid____________________ Room 1106__________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 4119___________________ 223-4813 Library_________________________ Room 1223__________________ 223-4746 SAS___________________________ Room 1111___________________ 223-4725 Student Life____________________ Room 1112.2_________________ 223-4715 Support Center_________________ Room 111.1__________________ 223-4845 Testing Center__________________ Room 3237__________________ 223-4735 Veterans Affairs__________________ Room 1106__________________ 223-4636

METRIC BL VD.

PARMER LANE

. W DR LO OL

N. LAMAR BL VD.

STO NE H

Northridge

BURNET ROAD

MO PAC

GRACY FARMS LANE

BRAKER LANE

Pinnacle (PIN) 7748 Highway 290 West, Austin, TX 78736

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W. W IL LI A

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71

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Rio Grande (RGC) 1212 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX 7870

SPEEDWAY

LAVACA ST.

RIO GRANDE ST.

GUADALUPE ST.

WEST AVE.

MLK JR. BLVD.

Rio Grande

W. 12TH W. 11TH

W. 6TH

CONGRESS AVE.

LAMAR BLVD.

W. 15TH

MOPA C

MOPAC

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Main Number (512)223-8001 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 1018__________________ 223-8102 Admissions_____________________ Room 113____________________ 223-8120 Advising_______________________ Room 224___________________ 223-8108 Assessment____________________ Room 706___________________ 223-8002 Bookstore _____________________ Room Portable________________ 288-2303 Campus Police__________________ Room 112____________________ 223-8014 Career Services_________________ Room 235___________________ 223-8111 Cashier________________________ Room N/A____________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 912A__________________ 223-8115 Counseling_____________________ Room 224___________________ 223-8108 Learning Lab___________________ Room 600___________________ 223-8138 Library_________________________ Room 900___________________ 223-8113 SAS___________________________ Room 224___________________ 223-8300 Student Life____________________ Room 108___________________ 223-8233 Support Center_________________ Room 224___________________ 223-8111 Testing Center__________________ Room 706___________________ 223-8002 The Rio Grande Campus is currently undergoing renovation. Call 223-3000 for updates and available services. ****Services were closed at the time of this magazines creation. Please call the above number for more information Main Number (512)223-3000 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 3230__________________ 223-3000 Admissions_____________________ Room 3200.1_________________ 223-3030 Advising_______________________ Room 3200.1_________________ 223-3137 Assessment (closed)_____________ Room Annex 153______________ 223-3139 Bookstore _____________________ Room Parking Garage_________ 474-2607 Campus Police__________________ Room 101.6__________________ 223-3007 Career Services (closed)__________ Room Annex 156______________ 223-3138 Cashier (closed)_________________ Room 103___________________ 223-2274 Computer Center (closed)_________ Room 228___________________ 223-3082 Counseling_____________________ Room 3200.1_________________ 223-3137 Financial Aid____________________ Room 3200.1_________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 212____________________ 223-3367 Library (closed)__________________ Room 230___________________ 223-3067 SAS___________________________ Room 3200.1_________________ 223-3142 Student Life (closed)_____________ Room 101.1__________________ 223-3113 Testing Center (closed)___________ Room 127____________________ 223-3164

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Riverside (RVS) 1020 Grove Boulevard Austin, TX 78744

E. 7TH ST.

ST.

Riverside RIVERS IDE DR .

MONTOP OLI SD R.

E. OLTORF

PLEASANT VALLEY RD.

E. CESAR CHAVEZ ST.

HWY 183

T BLVD. AIRPOR

Main Number (512)223-6000 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 2208__________________223-6000 Admissions_____________________ Room 8105__________________ 223-6020 Advising_______________________ Room 8116___________________ 223-6201 Assessment____________________ Room 8116___________________ 223-6015 Bookstore _____________________ Building G____________________ 385-5727 Campus Police__________________ Room 2238__________________ 223-6044 Career Services_________________ Room 8116___________________ 223-6201 Cashier________________________ Room 8134__________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 1126___________________ 223-6010 Counseling_____________________ Room 8116___________________ 223-6201 Financial Aid____________________ Room 8140__________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 9100__________________ 223-6037 Library_________________________ Room 1108___________________ 223-6006 SAS___________________________ Room 8141___________________ 223-6244 Student Life____________________ Room 8130__________________ 223-6338 Support Center_________________ Room 8138__________________ 223-6026 Testing Center__________________ Room 1132___________________ 223-6242 Veterans Affairs__________________ Room 8140__________________ 223-4636

HWY 71

Round Rock (RRC) 4400 College Park Drive, Round Rock, TX 7866

SUNRISE ROAD/CO. RD. 115

TY BLVD. UNIVERSI

R D PARK GE LLE CO

Round Rock

.

N. AW GRIME S BLV D./FM 1460

Main Number (512)223-0000 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 1103___________________223-0000 Admissions_____________________ Room 1107___________________ 223-0016 Advising_______________________ Room 1105__________________223-0009 Assessment____________________ Room 2205__________________ 223-0142 Bookstore _____________________ Room 2102__________________ 310-1761 Campus Police__________________ Room 1133___________________ 223-0050 Career Services_________________ Room 1105__________________223-0009 Cashier________________________ Room 1132___________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 1315___________________ 223-0120 Counseling_____________________ Room 1005__________________223-0009 Financial Aid____________________ Room 1109___________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 2330__________________ 223-0206 Library_________________________ Room 1302__________________ 223-0104 SAS___________________________ Room 1111.01________________ 223-0048 Student Life____________________ Room 2117___________________ 223-0134 Student Accent_________________ Room 2107__________________ 223-0122 Support Center_________________ Room 1110.01________________ 223-0032 Testing Center__________________ Room 2205__________________ 223-0142 Welcome Center________________ Room 1105__________________223-0009 Veterans Affairs__________________ Room 1109___________________ 223-4636

E. OLD SETTLERS BLVD.

South Austin (SAC)

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DR. CANNON WILLIAM

E. S. CONGRESS AV

S. FIRST ST.

. VD BL TE HI BE N W MANCHACA RD.

29 0 BLVD. TGATE

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Main Number (512)223-9100 Texas Relay 711 Campus Admin _________________ Room 1149___________________ 223-9100 Admissions_____________________ Room 1104___________________ 223-9151 Advising_______________________ Room 1118___________________ 223-9140 Assessment____________________ Room 1135___________________ 223-9162 Bookstore _____________________ Room 1160___________________ 445-7437 Campus Police__________________ Room 1102___________________ 223-9142 Career Services_________________ Room 1101___________________ 223-9168 Cashier________________________ Room 1119___________________ 223-2274 Computer Center________________ Room 1201.6_________________ 223-9186 Counseling_____________________ Room 1101___________________ 223-9141 Financial Aid____________________ Room 1103___________________ 223-4243 Learning Lab___________________ Room 1138___________________ 223-9243 Library_________________________ Room 1201__________________ 223-9180 SAS___________________________ Room 1112___________________ 223-9163 Student Life____________________ Room 1121___________________ 223-9172 Support Center_________________ Room 1105__________________ 223-9161 Testing Center__________________ Room 1135___________________ 223-9240

LAM AR BLV D.

820 W. Stassney Lane, Austin, TX 78745


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