September 16, 2014

Constitution Day

Local legislators will update students on what's happening with the Texas Legislative session which begins in January.

ACC Team Competes in Pearland 5K

Alvin Community College staff and administrators recently ran the Pearland Head for the Cure 5K Run on Saturday, September 13.

Proceeds from the event go towards brain cancer research at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston.

ACC staff members who ran in the event are Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dean Dr. Patricia Hertenberger, accountant Louise Le, President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht and husband Dr. Terry Sawma, Dean of Academic Programs Dr. Drew Nelson and his son John Nelson.

September 15, 2014

ADN Students At Work

Asssociate Degree Nursing students in the Complex Concepts, have spent the first few weeks of the semester in the lab practicing skills. They have been working very hard to prepare for their upcoming clinicals. Each student must check off on skills in front of an instructor, which can be very nerve-wracking for students.

The photos is of student Emma Rancour performing tracheostomy care.

-Kristin Elsner, Associate Degree Nursing instructor


September 11, 2014

DCVS Seeking Volunteers

The DCVS program – Pediatric Echocardiography students are in need of volunteers.

The students are needing children – ages 3 and up – to have their heart scanned. 

If you or someone you know has a child who would like to volunteer please call 281-756-3574 or e-mail

All scans are on Thursday afternoon, 4:30 or 5:30 pm.

September 11 Ceremony

Alvin Community College staff and students honored the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during a ceremony today.

September 10, 2014

Drug Takeback

Dispose of your meds properly during the drug takeback event.

ACC Starts Community Choir

As more and more singers began to file into the Alvin Community College choir studio, Music Director Dr. Kevin Moody’s smile began to widen.

“I just can’t believe it,” he said. “Stand up, let’s sing!”

Moody held the first rehearsal for the ACC Community Chorus on August 26 and 50 local singers signed up to join the group.

“I’m really excited about the repertoire that’s available to us,” he said.

The Community Chorus will have its first performance of Handel’s Messiah on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Alvin First United Methodist Church. The group, which is made up of current students and local music enthusiasts, will perform two concerts a year.

“Many are former students which is a great joy to have them in the group,” Moody said.

Singers will meet every week to prepare for the Christmas performance.

As members of the new choir met for the first time, some of them recognized each other from past performances with other groups.

Kathryn Speer, of Alvin, came to the rehearsal because she wanted to learn under Moody and take advantage of the opportunity to perform.

“I was very interested in this,” she said.

The draw for Ronnie Baker, of Danbury, was a chance to work with other local singers and use his musical skills.

“I’ve been singing since I was talking,” he said.

Moody said he had long thought of starting a community choir and just decided that the 2014-15 school year would be the opportune time.

“It’s wonderful to realize how many people in our community want to sing and to provide an opportunity for them to do so,” he said.

The singers for the new choir come from all over the region including Alvin, Danbury, Friendswood, Pearland and more.

Current students said they were looking forward to working with experienced performers and hoped to gain valuable experience from the Community Choir.

“It’s definitely going to be challenging,” said student Hannah Bransom, of Pearland.

The Chorus will meet every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the choir studio B-224 at ACC, 3110 Mustang Road.

For more information call 281-756-3587.

September 9, 2014

Introducting the ACC GoProfessional Project

Every month Alvin Community College will release a short video of students wearing GoPro cameras while participating in their programs.

The first video starting off in September will be the ACC Culinary Arts program as they learn about shaping ice sculptures.

Check it out!

September 8, 2014

Check out the EPC!
Please check out the Election and Policy Center website to find out more about the group and what it does to promote involvement with local elections.

There is information about upcoming elections, voter registration, voting laws and much more.

You can also keep track of the EPC on Twitter.

In October the EPC will be publishing The Ballot, which is a nonpartisan voting guide for the November 4 general elections. Candidates have provided details about themselves along with ideas about what they'd like to accomplish if they're elected.

September 5, 2014

Meet the New Student Ambassadors

There will be three new faces joining the Alvin Community College Student Ambassadors for the fall 2014 semester.

ACC Ambassadors are an important element in attracting students and promoting the college’s mission. During the fall semester ambassadors will help provide information to potential students about ACC services, help create marketing strategies, conduct campus tours, work community events and even volunteer for College and Foundation events.

Ambassadors receive a $600 scholarship for their 40 hour commitment.

“It’s a great way for the students to learn leadership and public speaking skills,” ACC student recruiter Liz Sitta said. “Throughout the program, they learn that our middle name is ‘Community’ therefore we believe in being the liaison between the community and the college.”

The new ambassadors for the fall semester are Brittany San Miguel, of Alvin; Jeanae Jackson, of Texas City and Madison Goss, of Alvin.

The returning ambassadors are Erik Hollen, 20, of Houston; Michelle Manuel, 19, of Alvin; Grace Windsor, 20, of Santa Fe; Saydi Wollney, 21, of Pearland; Zachary Davis, 22, of Manvel, Ashley Mello, 20, of Pearland; Ashlyn Turner, 20, of Alvin and Reagan Huber, 20, of Alvin.

Brittany San Miguel is a Drama major who joined the ambassadors in order to gain valuable experience working with students.

“The Ambassador program is overloaded with opportunities,” she said.

Jeanae Jackson is also pursuing a Drama degree and hopes to provide assistance to her fellow students.

“The ambassador program is a family-filled environment,” she said. “The people are great and I’ve experienced so many great opportunities here.”

Goss decided to join the program after meeting some of the current ambassadors and seeing the value they brought to the college.

“Being a Student Ambassador is benefiting me because it is helping me learn the campus and letting me be able to give back to the community by being one of the Faces of ACC,” she said. “I believe we are going to have a fun year and I’m ready to see what’s in store for us.”