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Friday, March 28, 2014

ACC Regents Approve Contract for New President

ACC Regents Approve Contract for New President

Alvin Community College Regents approved a 3-year contract for incoming president Dr. Christal Albrecht during their meeting on March 27.

She was named the lone finalist for the president position at the February 27 meeting. Regents offered Albrecht the contract after a 21-day waiting period.

Albrecht will begin work at the college on May 19. She will be the college’s fifth president following Dr. Allbright, who is exiting the college after serving 38 years as president.

Albrecht will receive a base salary of $195,000 per year.

Dr. Albrecht is currently campus president at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Kent Campus. She has been an FSCJ campus president since January 2011. Dr. Albrecht served as the campus president at Pima Community College-Desert Vista Campus in Arizona from 2008 to 2011 and as vice president of Student Learning at Lone Star College-Cy Fair from 2000 to 2007.

She was chosen as the new president from more than 40 applicants.

In other action during the meeting, the ACC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa granted Dr. Allbright with an honorary membership to the honor society. The group wanted to recognize Dr. Allbright for his constant support of the organization on campus.

Lead adviser Lynn Henderson told the regents that ACC Phi Theta Kappa received nine awards at the Texas Regional Conference on February 27 – March 1. The Mu Epsilon chapter was recognized in several areas for Outstanding Officers/Members, Outstanding Advisors as well as Chapter Awards.

Regents approved the tuition and fee amounts for 2014-15. Tuition for credit students at the ACC campus will remain the same. Dual credit students at Alvin, Manvel and Living Stones high schools will pay a $30 registration fee plus other course fees if required starting next year.

ACC students at Pearland, Dawson, Turner and Danbury high schools are currently paying registration fees but will also begin to pay course fees next year.

Students enrolled in Continuing Education, Distance Education and some technical programs will see some fee increases.

Regents also approved contracts for administrative, professional and full time faculty members for the 2014-15 school year.

The board also approved hiring a grounds equipment operator, a purchasing cooperative contract with the Texas Association of Community Colleges and monthly financial reports.

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2/3/2015

February 3, 2015

Alvin Community College staff and students will travel to Austin for Community College Day at the Texas Legislature. Students will attend legislative sessions while also speaking with local legislators. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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2/7/2015

February 7, 2015

The Alvin Community Band will perform during the annual Big Band Concert on February 7 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 281-756-3600.
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2/14/2015

February 14, 2015

The Alvin Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will sponsor a dance on Valentine's Day to benefit the honors society. The event will be on February 14, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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2/16/2015

February 16, 2015

Registration for the second, 8-week mini-semester in spring will open on February 16 and close on March 9. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration.
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2/17/2015

February 17, 2015

ACC President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht will discuss what's going on at the college and will take questions from students in the President's Forum on February 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. in C-227. For more information call 281-756-3686.
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2/20/2015

February 20, 2015

The Texas Community College Teachers Association will have its annual conference on February 20, 2015. There will be no day classes at ACC.
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2/26/2015

February 26, 2015

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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3/6/2015

March 6, 2015

The deadline to apply for spring commencement will be on March 6, 2015. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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3/7/2015 - 3/14/2015

March 7-14, 2015

The Alvin Community College Drama Department will perform its spring musical, The Fantasticks, from March 7-14 at the Theatre. The musical is about a couple who fall in love, grow apart and then attempt to re-connect with each other. It is the world’s longest running musical. Performances are at 8 p.m. on March 7, 12-14. There will be a 2:30 p.m performance on March 8. For more information call 281-756-3606 or visit
www.alvincollege.edu/Drama/TheatreSeason.aspx.
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