October 12, 2015

Polysomnography Seeking Volunteers

The Polysomnography (sleep medicine) department is currently looking for overnight sleep study volunteers.

The dates available are the following:

Wednesday, October 28
Thursday, November 5
Thursday, November 12

Time: 7:00pm-5:30am
Location: S-240

Please email me if you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering.

Reminder: This is a purely educational experience and no results will be given at the end of your study.

-Jordan Rusk, RPSGT, Alvin Community College Clinical Coordinator

October 8, 2015

Moment of Silence for UCC

ACC will hold a moment of silence for the victims and family members of the Umpqua Community College shooting at 1 p.m. today in front of the flagpole. Please come stand with UCC.

Getting Sara Married Starts Saturday

Getting Sara Married performances begin on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre. Buy tickets online or call 281-756-3606.

October 7, 2015

October 6, 2015

Athletic Dinner on October 16

The Alvin Community College baseball and softball teams will host the 10th annual Athletics Dinner and Auction fundraiser on Friday, October 16 at the ACC Gym.

Proceeds from the barbecue dinner and auction will go towards scholarships, facility improvements and upgrades for player equipment.

The silent and live auctions will include sports memorabilia from sports legends, tickets to area pro sports teams, gift baskets and more.

While the live auction will begin in the evening, bidders can come to the gym and place bids on silent auction items starting at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $25 each or $350 to sponsor a table of eight and can be purchased at ACC in the College Store, F-109 in the Gym and at the door of the event. They can also be purchased online at the ACC Marketplace at www.alvincollege.edu.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the ACC Foundation. For more information call softball coach Rudi Cantu at 281-756-3696 or baseball coach Jason Schreiber at 281-702-0735.

New Career Search Software at ACC

Wanting to give students and graduates a comprehensive approach to finding a job, Alvin Community College launched a new software program that will provide several methods for job searching.

“Students and graduates want interactive on-line training and this new program at ACC will provide the Job Readiness piece of job hunting,” said Diana Stiles, ACC Advising counselor.

Those attending or have attended ACC can now visit the Career Services Department and log on to the Careers College software, which was produced by TCC Learning.

“Students and graduates can sign in and train in modules related to many different areas such confidence building, development of attention grabbing resumes, interviewing techniques, negotiating salaries, how to uncover hidden jobs and much more,” Stiles said.

This is the first time the software has been utilized in Texas. Only a handful of colleges throughout the country have utilized it for job searches.

“This program was in development for six years and is very extensive,” Stiles said. “Career Services staff are excited about telling students and graduates about this new program.”

TCC Learning representative Todd Bermont said Careers College helps current and past students in their search by offering them an all-encompassing approach rather than training in only one facet of job hunting. Instead of one application to write a resume and another application to teach interview skills, job seekers can use just one application for every skill.

“It’s a step-by-step training process to help them find their ideal position,” Bermont said.

Careers College also features a return on investment calculator to determine if a certain job is worth the cost. There are exercises, practice interview questions and worksheets that will help users gauge their readiness for seeking work.

The software includes a section that provides information and tips on how to negotiate the best salary for a certain position. Also available is a tool that shows students how best to promote and market their skills to potential employers.

“We have a lot of available tools,” Bermont said. “We connect them to the best of the best in job research resources.” For more information about the software, call Career Services at 281-756-3560.

October 1, 2015

UH Main Representative on Campus Today

Vanessa Ballmer with the University of Houston Main Campus will be at the Campus Café today, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Ms. Ballmer will be available to give information about UH programs and degrees.

-Alpha Treviño, Academic Advisor

September 30, 2015

Baseball Team Plays Today!

The ACC Dolphins will take to the field today during a fall baseball game at Phillips Field. Come out and support the team at 1 p.m.!

September 29, 2015

Getting Sara Married on October 10

The Alvin Community College Drama Department will begin performances of Sara Getting Married starting on October 10 at the ACC Theatre.

The fall production is a play written by Sam Bobrick and 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.

Performances on October 10 and 15-17 will be at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2:30 p.m. performance on October 11. To learn more about the auditions for the upcoming productions or to purchase tickets, visit www.alvincollege.edu/drama. You can also learn more by calling 281-756-3606.