Alvin Community College nursing students recently had a pinning ceremony at the ACC Gym on December 9. ACC Associate Degree Nursing Director Dr. Debbi Fontenot places a nursing pin on graduate LaTia Cooper, of Manvel during the Nurse Pinning ceremony on December 9.
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For students who work and may not have time to test, register or apply for Financial Aid during the week, Alvin Community College is opening its doors on Saturday, January 9 for the Super Saturday Registration Blitz.
Several services will be offered including state-required testing to attend college. Students must register for testing as soon as possible in order to take the exams on Saturday, January 9. Seats for testing fill quickly. The tests will be administered starting at 8:15 a.m.
Alvin Community College’s Five Year recently approved strategic plan will be implemented throughout 2016 to 2021.
The Alvin Community College Can Feed the Hungry/Alvin ISD Shellie Garza Memorial Food Drive is now under way and volunteers are accepting donations. Can Feed the Hungry provides food for families in need and donations are distributed at the annual Breakfast with Santa on December 5.
The college is also working with the annual Toys for Tots toy drive by hosting several drop off locations on campus.
Alvin Community College students delivered the results of their research on vegan diets and the health effects of depression during the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Honors Consortium on October 16.
This is the first competition of the year for Honors Students. They will compete throughout the school year in local and regional conferences. ACC Honors students have presented their research projects at local and national conferences such as the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium and the Great Plains Honors Council.
INEOS USA presented a $4 million tax abatement proposal for construction of Project Redstone to the Alvin Community College Board of Regents during their meeting on October 22.
The abatement would be for 100 percent of the property taxes over the course of seven years for the construction of a $460 million linear alpha olefins (LAO) plant along Chocolate Bayou. According to company representatives, construction could begin in the second quarter of 2016 and finish in mid-2018.
The Alvin Community College Polysomnography program is seeking applicants to start the program in the Spring 2016. The deadline to apply is November 1. ACC is only one of two polysomnography degree programs in Texas and one of 18 throughout the United States.
Alvin Community College celebrate the 40th year of the annual Fall Festival on October 24 on the college campus. The event will include games, arts and crafts and food booths sponsored by local businesses and campus clubs and organizations and there will be a Halloween Story Time in the Theatre.
“The ACC Fall Festival has been a Halloween tradition in Alvin for 40 years,” Student Activities coordinator Amanda Smithson said. “We are so excited to continue providing a fun and safe Halloween experience to the families in our community.”
For those who would like to know what their heart looks like in an ultrasound, test their breathing or even get a therapeutic massage, Alvin Community College will host its annual Fall Fitness Fair on October 15 at the Science/Health Science Building. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fitness Fair is free and open to the public
Several of the college’s healthcare students will help showcase their programs with demonstrations, informational booths and more. The event is free and open to the public.
The Alvin Community College Drama Department will begin performances of Getting Sara Married on October 10 at the Alvin Community College Theatre.
Written by Sam Bobrick, “Getting Sara Married” is about a woman who tries to find love for her 30-something lawyer niece by forcibly bringing a potential suitor to her home.
“Getting Sara Married, is a slightly off-beat romantic comedy, with an emphasis on the comedy,” ACC Drama Chair Dr. Jay Burton said.