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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.

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9/9/2014

September 9, 2014

The Office of Student Activities will host an informational session on September 9 at 12:30 p.m. on its upcoming program called Dolphins Lead, which will teach students leadership skills. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/10/2014

September 10, 2014

The ACC Student Government Association will have its first meeting of the school year on September 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Texas Room. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/11/2014

September 11, 2014

The Texas Gulf Coast Blood Center will host a blood drive on September 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas Room. The drive is open to all donors in the community. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/13/2014

September 13, 2014

Area students will be treated to a free lunch along with guest speakers that will share tips on becoming effective leaders at the annual Student Leadership Conference on September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Andy Stoll. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/15/2014

September 15, 2014

The Texas Gulf Coast Blood Center will host a blood drive on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas Room. The drive is open to all donors in the community. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/17/2014

September 17, 2014

Students will learn about the legislative process during the annual Constitution Day event on September 17 at 11 a.m. in the Texas Room. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/22/2014

September 22, 2014

Registration for the second, eight-week fall mini semester will open on September 22 and close on October 16. Classes will begin on October 20. For more information call 281-756-3500.

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9/25/2014

September 25, 2014

The ACC Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. Call 281-756-3500 for more information.

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9/29/2014

September 29, 2014

The Fine Arts Gallery will host an exhibit of the works of William Jones from September 29 to October 24. There will be a reception on October 1 in the Fine Arts Gallery. For more information call 281-756-3605.

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10/1/2014

October 1, 2014

The Student Government Association will have its monthly meeting on October 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Texas Room. Call 281-756-3686 for more information.

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