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Saturday, April 26, 2014

ACC Regents Approve Process Tech Grants

ACC Regents Approve Process Tech Grants

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents Approved $339,000 in grant funds to build a Process Technology training unit during their meeting on Thursday, April 24.

The unit will be used by students to learn about the different instrumentation used in process technology as well as certain chemical processes. The grants were provided the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

ACC Process Technology Chair Curtis Crabtree told regents it will be up and running by the fall 2014 semester.

At the start of Thursday’s meeting, the board recognized regent Brenda Brown who will be leaving her position after not filing for reelection. Two challengers, Jody Droege and Patton Ritter, are vying for her seat in the May 10 election.

The board presented her with a ceremonial rocking chair in recognition for her 24 years as a regent.

“It has been a pleasure,” Brown said.

Regents also stood and gave a standing ovation to ACC President Dr. Rodney Allbright who presided over his last meeting after serving the college for 38 years.

Dr. Christal Albrecht will begin her tenure as the fifth president on May 19.

The board received the 2013 annual report from the ACC Foundation about its college involvement. President Jody Droege reported more than $57,000 in scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors  and current ACC students. Last year the foundation also awarded $10,000 for workforce development scholarships and nearly $5,000 in Innovative grants.

Droege reported that the Foundation used proceeds from its events in 2013 to create two endowment scholarships in honor of President Dr. Rodney Allbright and Congressman Randy Weber.

Foundation financial advisor Scott Bolton told regents that the Foundation is fiscally sound and its investments are doing well in the market.

“I’m pleased with our portfolio’s performance,” said Scott Bolton, Foundation financial advisor.

The Foundation will sponsor the upcoming Author’s Luncheon with baseball legend Nolan Ryan on May 28 and will kick off the annual Summer Concert Series on June 12 with Cory Morrow.

In other action the board:

-approved the purchase of a new phone server

-approved the purchase of digital radios for the police department

-approved the resignation of two employees and the hiring of an instructor

-approved a contract for the college natural gas provider

-approved recommendations from the ACC Job Evaluation Committee

The board will next meet on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center.

Campus Events Calendar

«November 2015»

November 9, 2015

The Art Department will host the annual Student Art Show on November 9 at the Fine Arts Gallery. There will be student works on display and for sale including drawings, paintings, ceramics and more. For more information call 281-756-3605.
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November 11, 2015

ACC will host a Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 at 12 p.m. at the Memorial Wall. Following the ceremony there will be a dedication at 12:30 p.m. for the new Veterans Center in G Building.

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November 17, 2015

On November 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ACC will bring representatives from several universities for the annual University Day event. Students will visit with recruiters to get information on how to transfer once they finish at ACC.

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November 19, 2015

The ACC Board of Regents will have their regular meeting on November 19 at 6 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3600.
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November 20, 2015

The Foundation’s Gala on November 20 will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Manvel. All proceeds directly benefit ACC students and staff members. The event will begin at 6 p.m. For more information call 281-756-3600 or speak to Wendy Del Bello.

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11/25/2015 - 11/27/2015

November 25-27, 2015

ACC offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 25-27. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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12/5/2015 - 12/12/2015

December 5-12, 2015

Performances of the Drama Department’s The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) will run from December 5-12. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the ACC Theatre. The December 6 performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at

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