May 13, 2015

ACC Foundation Issues Awards

The Alvin Community College Foundation awarded more than $66,000 in scholarships to students at area high schools this year.

Thirty four students at Alvin High School, Manvel High School and Assets Academy received scholarships.

Every year the ACC Foundation hosts events such as the Christmas Gala to help raise donations for the Foundation Opportunity scholarships. Twenty Opportunity scholarships were awarded this year for $2,400 each.

Flooding News

ACC will be open at regular hours today. If you are having difficulty traveling due to high water please contact your instructor. Be safe!

May 11, 2015

Police Week

ACC marked the beginning of Police Week this morning during a ceremony recognizing those who have died in the line of duty.

May 8, 2015

Instructors Read Evaluations

ACC instructors read some nice and not so nice evaluations of their classes.

May 7, 2015

Dolphin Dash 5K

Runners and walkers can pound the pavement for the Alvin Community College Student Government Association during the 3rd Annual Dolphin Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk on May 9.

Registration for the event is $20 and will include a T-shirt and refreshments. All proceed benefit the SGA. Runners and walkers can register starting at 7:30 a.m. outside the front entrance of the college, 3110 Mustang Road. The race begins at 9 a.m.

Those who register before May 7 a discounted rate $15. There will be two divisions: runners 12 and younger and runners 13 and older.

To pre-register call 281-756-3686. For more information visit

Community Colleges Help Fill Skills Gap

Listen to this report on Fox 26 News about how community colleges, including ACC, are helping to fill a gap in job skills in local industry.

FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

May 6, 2015

Radney Foster Coming to Alvin Live

Country Music legend singer songwriter Radney Foster will highlight this year's lineup of the Alvin Live Summer Concert Series.

Foster will take the stage at the K-219 studio on July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Classic rock band LC Roots will start off this year's series on June 11. The Pee Wee Bowen Band will close the series on August 13.

“We’ve got a great combination of concerts this year that we hope will offer something that fits everyone’s musical tastes,” ACC Communications chair Bill Lewis said. “The chance to see them in a small venue like this is really special. “

Foster has scored several top 40 hits on the Billboard Charts throughout his career including Nobody Wins, Labor of Love, Hammer and Nails, Just Call Me Lonesome and Easier Said Than Done. He has sold nearly half a million copies of his debut album, Del Rio, TX 1959.

“He has influenced so many Texas and Nashville artists through the years with both his writing and his singing,” Lewis said. “The term troubadour gets tossed around when people talk about Radney as an artist – and that’s a perfect fit for him because he’s the quintessential story teller.”

As a songwriter, his music has been recorded by several singers such as Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, the Dixie Chicks and Jack Ingram.

“Lots of artists have covered his songs and made hits out of them ,” Lewis said. “But it’s so powerful to hear those same songs come from the man that wrote the lyrics. It gives them a new depth because you sense the human spirit and emotion even stronger.”

LC Roots performs a wide variety of music including classic rock, oldies, country, bluegrass and R&B. They have played at many local venues in the Houston and Galveston area since the late 1970s. Band members are Faron Daigle (guitars and vocals), Preston Demeritt (guitars, banjo, mandolin, steel, vocals), Randy Wills (vocals, bass guitar, bass fiddle), Greg Dick (drums) and Gene Bartkiewicz (piano, accordion, organ, vocals).

The Pee Wee Bowen Band is another local group that performs at several local venues. Pee Wee Bowen has been singing and playing for more than 50 years in the Houston area.

The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the ACC Foundation. Funds raised from Alvin Live performances are used for ACC Broadcast Communications student training and scholarships.

Since 2011, the ACC Live series has used the studio setting for its productions on 89.7 FM and KACC-TV, Cable Access Channel 16. The studio can seat 65 guests. When it's not used for public and private events, ACC students work in K-219 to gain experience in television and radio broadcasting.

The concert provides fans with an opportunity to experience the music in an intimate setting. After the concert, fans will have the opportunity to take pictures and obtain autographs.

Tickets for the Radney Foster concert will be $125 and $1,000 for a reserved table of four. Refunds are not available. Tickets for the LC Roots and Pee Wee Bowen Band concerts are $40 or $250 for a table of four.

Doors for all concerts will open at 7 p.m. Appetizers and adult beverages will be provided. To purchase tickets over the phone, call 281-756-3600. To purchase tickets online, visit

May 1, 2015

The Ballot is Out

The Election and Policy Center's publication, The Ballot, is now available online and at North Brazoria County public libraries.

The Ballot contains information about local candidates for the upcoming May 9 elections. Check it out.

Important Financial Aid Information!

2014-2015 academic year

If you completed a FAFSA for 2014-2015 and have not received financial aid, please stop by the ESC and ask to see a FA Advisor.

The FA Office has many students who began the FAFSA process but have not completed the paperwork.  If you complete the required paperwork and meet Satisfactory Progress Guidelines you may be eligible to be reimburse for fall and/or spring semesters. File must be completed by the end of finals.

Need money?  Have you completed your financial aid process for this current academic year?  You may be eligible for up to $5,730.00, stop by the ESC and ask to see a FA Advisor.

2015-2016 academic year

Need money for the 2015 Fall semester?  Have you filed a FAFSA?  If so, stop by the ESC and ask to see a FA Advisor.  If not, go to and use the Data Retrieval Tool, DRT, along with our school code 003539. 

April 27, 2015

ACC Awards Day Winners

Alvin Community College recognized several students for academic excellence during the Award Day ceremony on April 27.

Among the winners included Courtney Daniels, of Alvin, who was awarded the President’s Award.
While attending ACC, Daniels has excelled in the Associate Degree Nursing program while working two or three jobs to support her four children. The former U.S. Marine lance corporal also is active on campus volunteering with the Student Veterans Organization. She is set to graduate in May.

Many other students also were honored and given scholarships during the ceremony. The scholarships were awarded by several ACC departments and civic organizations including the Alvin Noon Lions Club, Alvin Kiwanis Club, American Association of University Women and Soroptimist International.