Evan Smith of Texas Tribune to Moderate a Conversation at AC

Texas Tribune EventsThe Public is invited to a free lunchtime forum featuring State Reps. Four Price and John Smithee, from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4th.

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September 22, 2016



There’s No Grass Growing under the Feet of this Future Welder

Ty CessnunTy Cessnun probably will spend more time at AC this fall than most anyone who does not actually reside at the College.

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September 21, 2016

Author Jamie Ford to Appear at Ordway Hall Tuesday, Oct. 11th

Jamie Ford author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetAn Evening with Jamie Ford” is free, open to the public, and it will conclude with a book-signing at AC’s historic Ordway Hall.

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September 20, 2016

AC Students to Provide Free Legal Help at Clinic and Workshops

Legal StudiesAn Open House of the new AC Legal Clinic, offering legal assistance to members of the College Community, is set for 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 20.

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September 16, 2016

Myriad College Resources Lift Disabled Student to Photo Finish

Eric Van MarterOnce something of a recluse, Eric Van Marter found a family at AC and now is working on his second associate degree, this one in art.

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September 14, 2016

AC’s Foremost Staff Awards Conferred at Fall General Assembly

Kyle Arrant and Mark RowhKyle Arrant and Mark Rowh were named Classified Employee of the Year and Administrator of the Year, respectively.

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September 9, 2016



Fall Enrollment Eclipses 10,000 and Should Climb even Higher

Fall EnrollmentThe second 8-week session of classes begins Oct. 24th, and an influx of students then could push fall enrollment as high as 10,350.

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September 7, 2016

World-Class Music Faculty Primed for September Performances

Mary Jane Johnson and Diego CaetanoPianist Diego Caetano will give his premiere AC recital, and opera star Mary Jane Johnson will perform with the Amarillo Symphony.

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September 6, 2016

Department of Education Enlists AC for Student-Success Project

Tamra ClunisAmarillo College has received affirmation from an authority second to none that its innovative integration of resources to support underprepared adult students is not only unique and worthwhile, but simply too promising to keep under wraps.
September 2, 2015



Stress-Management Support Group New for Students this Fall

Success over StressAll AC students are invited to bring a sack lunch and join Success Over Stress, a support group that meets Thursdays all fall.
August 31, 2016



Physical Therapist Assistant Grads Perfect on Licensure Exam

Physical Therapist AssistantThe most-recent Amarillo College cohort gives the PTA Program its first 100-percent pass rate since 2010.

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August 31, 2016

Dental Hygiene Students Achieve Perfection on Licensing Exam

Dental HygieneOne hundred percent of AC’s most-recent dental hygiene graduates have passed the clinical competency exam.

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August 22, 2016


AC Graduate to Help Administer $2.8 Million Fund at Texas Tech

Martin GutierrezMartin Gutierrez is a finance major with great responsibility who overcame his dread of math at Amarillo College.

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August 19, 2016

‘Reacting to the Past’ to Play a Role in Amarillo College’s Future

Reacting to the PastA scholarly role-playing game is the basis for a transformative method of instruction taking root at  AC.

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August 19, 2016

Meet Tammy Tucker, a Working Mom who has a College Dream

Tammy TuckerThis incoming freshman plans to pursue a certificate in the College’s Medical Data Specialist Program.

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August 18, 2016


Bushels of Money at Stake in ‘Apple of My Eye’ Art Competition

Apple of My Eye - Juried Art Exhibition The winner of a juried art exhibition will take home $500 and be the subject of a feature to air on Panhandle PBS.

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August 18, 2016

Former Students Infuse Biology Faculty with Homegrown Talent

Biology Tutoring No fewer than eight former AC students have evolved to fill roles on the College’s present-day biology faculty.

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August 17, 2016

Meet Yulissa Sandoval, a Freshman from Palo Duro High School

Yulissa SandovalFamily Night helped this incoming freshman and her parents become better acquainted with Amarillo College.

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August 17, 2016

Nursing Program Excelling in Mission to Meet Community Needs

Nursing The Associate Degree Nursing Program has built a solid foundation from which to implement new initiatives.

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August 15, 2016

New Remote-Support System to Help Students with Technology

Online HelpAC adds one more student-success tool to its evolving and increasingly secure technological infrastructure.

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August 12, 2016

Shanna Peeples to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Peeples with President AC will honor one of its own during a special celebration in October – the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.

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August 10, 2016

Eight-Week Format Might Be Life-Changing for this Single Mom

Courtney HoneycuttShe can be a full-time student, optimize her financial aid, and still be an attentive mom thanks to eight-week classes.

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August 8, 2016

Lansing College Delegation is Latest to Examine AC’s Initiatives

Dr. Richard Prystowsky and Dr. Russell Lowery-HartAC initiatives on poverty and student success are turning heads nationwide and drawing visitors for a closer look.

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August 5, 2016

Amarillo College Says ‘No’ to Tax-Rate Hike for 3rd Year in a Row

No Tax IncreaseAC continues to live within its means as Regents approve a proposal to leave the tax rate unchanged in 2016.

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August 5, 2016

AC's Truck Driving Academy Becomes a Destination for the Deaf

Truck Driving Would-be truck drivers with hearing impairments – from Florida to Wyoming – are fast finding out about AC.

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August 2, 2016

Social Services Supports Students Hard-Pressed by Life Issues

Clothing ClosetAC’s Advocacy & Resource Center helps students strike a balance between the challenges of college and life.

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July 29, 2016

AC’s Math Outreach Center Helps Students Divide and Conquer

Math Outreach CenterOnce he discovered AC’s supportive math lab, Richard De La Cruz shed his fear of algebra and became a class leader.

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July 28, 2016

All AC Campuses to Become Smoke-Free on August 1st

Smoke Free Campus A student-led revision of the tobacco and smoking policy, passed by AC Regents in January, soon goes into effect.

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July 22, 2016

Family Night Features Tours & Entertainment for AC Newcomers

Family Night

Students who will be new to AC this fall – and their entire families – are invited to a festive welcoming event on July 28th.

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July 22, 1016

A Wealth of Talent Reshapes Amarillo College Music Department

Amarillo College Music Department

Camille Day Nies steps into the role of department chair, leads a search, and swiftly adds two exceptional faculty to the mix.

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July 19, 2016

VP Steven Smith Selected for Prestigious Governor’s Program

Steven Smith

The selective Governor’s Executive Development Program accepts only top executives from state agencies and higher education.

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July 18, 2016


Bestselling, Bittersweet Novel Chosen as AC’s Common Reader

2016 Common Reader‘Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet’ will soon be distributed to new freshman, and its author will be here this fall.

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July 13, 2016

Dental Assisting Graduates Excel on National-Certification Exam

Dental AssistingAC has learned that its first group of graduates to sit for the CODA exam easily exceeded the national first-time pass rate.

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July 12, 2016

AC Seeks Talent for Amarillo’s Got Music Competition Aug. 12-13

Amarillo's Got MusicAnyone of any age in the Amarillo area is welcome to vie for the top prize – a recording deal courtesy of AC and Fellowship Studios.

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July 11, 2016

AC Selected for Texas Success Center Project

Amarillo CollegeAmarillo College will play a role in transforming the way Texas students move from public education to community colleges or transfer to four-year institutions as they ultimately work toward careers.

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July 7, 2016

AC Nursing Students Offered a Variety of Clinical Experiences

Area hospitals and healthcare facilities are a boon to the programs for nursing study at Amarillo College.

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July 5, 2016

Volunteers Spread Gallons of Joy at Downtown Women’s Center

Wall Painting Downtown Women's CenterA paint job to benefit a haven for the otherwise homeless sends an eclectic AC crew into action downtown.

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June 30, 2016

Leadership Women Tabs 2 from AC for Conference Scholarships

Leadership Presentation America LindaTwo outstanding AC students have been singled out for inclusion in Leadership Pipeline 2016 this fall in Dallas.

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June 29, 2016


Computer Service Center Keeps Student Technology Humming 

Computer Service CenterA repair service for students who buy technology at the AC Bookstore has expanded to serve the community as well.

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June 21, 2016

Nelson Twins Help Lead AC’s Student Government Family-Style

Nelson Twins

Logan and Payton Nelson are members of an SGA leadership team gearing up for a superhero-style Fall Semester.

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June 17, 2016

Free Sports Camps on Tap for Boys and Girls in 79107 ZIP Code

Kids Sport Camps

Prominent coaches A.J. Johnson and Julian Reese will be calling the plays at Kids’ College camps in June & July.

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June 6, 2016

AC Rolls Out Mass Media Certificate with Recording Arts Option

Pro Tools

The volume of offerings at the College is on the rise with a new certificate program and Pro Tools certification options.

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June 3, 2016

Grant Allows Legal Studies Students to Aid Low-Income Clients

AC Values Innovation - Legal Studies

The Texas Bar Assoc. is backing a project that AC administrators believe is the first of its kind at a community college in Texas.

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May 31, 2016

Office of Adult Outreach to Sponsor ‘Express Enrollment’ Event

Express EnrollmentIt’s a one-stop opportunity on June 16th for those in search of a higher education and, thus, a higher-paying skillset. 

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May 31, 2016

June Jazz Takes to the Air Waves via Live Broadcasts on FM90

June Jazz

Ever-growing crowds are still expected to attend AC’s free outdoor concerts, but now folks can enjoy them from afar. 

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May 26, 2016

Kids Can Choose from a Smorgasbord of Summer Camps at AC 

Kids College

From Robotics to Martial Arts to Banking and Finance, AC’s summer camps offer something for kids of almost any age.

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May 24, 2016


05/24/2016 Kids Can Choose from a Smorgasbord of Summer Camps at AC
05/23/2016 Penelope Davies Presented with AC’s Foremost Faculty Honor
05/14/2016 Video Produced by School of Creative Arts Wows Turn Center
05/10/2016 AC Grads Ahead of National Mean on Nursing Licensure Exams
05/06/2016 Waitlist Allows Students to Get in Line for Classes that Are Full
05/02/2016 Fredericksburg Native with Choice of State Schools Selected AC
04/27/2016 Editor of AC’s Student Newspaper to Spend Day at White House
04/27/2016 Catalog to Contain Burgeoning Selection of Eight-Week Classes
04/20/2016 Instructor Asks Students to List 100 Ways an Engine can use Oil
04/18/2016 Anyone Can Make a Pinhole Camera at Photography Workshop
04/14/2016 Delores Thompson is Named Professor Emeritus at Amarillo College
04/11/2016 Respiratory Care Spring Seminar Spans 2 Days at West Campus
04/11/2016 Dusty Green to be Installed on Mass Media Wall of Fame April 22
04/07/2016 Lowery-Hart Tapped for Inaugural Aspen Presidential Fellowship
04/04/2016 LITE Luncheon to Feature Students who are Making a Difference
04/04/2016 Amarillo College Students Capture 19 Mass Media Awards in Dallas
04/01/2016 Showcase of Healthcare Programs Draws High Schoolers to AC
03/30/2016 Continuing Healthcare Education Reaccredited and Commended
03/29/2016 College’s April Calendar Brimming with Early Childhood Events
03/29/2016 Kids 4 - 6 Soon Can Go to Lil’ Badgers while Parents Go to Class
03/24/2016 Texas Mutual Awards $100K to Fund Risk Management Program
03/21/2016 College Establishes a New Division – the School of Creative Arts
03/21/2016 McDonald’s Employees Super-Size Amarillo College Experience
03/09/2016 AC Names Steven G. Smith Vice President of Business Affairs
03/07/2016 Employee Leaps Language Barrier, Leads Daughters to Degrees
03/03/2016 David Do Named Gold Scholar on Coca-Cola Academic Team
03/02/2016 AC Students Claim Awards at Theatre Festival in San Angelo
02/29/2016 Triplets not only Study at AC, they Join Parents on Workforce
02/24/2016 AC Strikes Gold at American Advertising Federation Awards Ceremony
02/19/2016 Financial Aid Assistance Offered at AC and Area High Schools
02/17/2016 Creative Mind Lecture Series Focuses on the Golden Age of Spain
02/17/2016 AC’s First Lady of Opera Casts Spotlight on Student Success
02/17/2016 American Association of Community Colleges Website Spotlights AC
02/11/2016 Amarillo Couple Reunited 33 Years after First Dating at AC
02/10/2016 Thirty-eight Students Named for 2016 Inclusion in Who’s Who
02/02/2016 Board of Nurisng Restores ADN Program to Full Approval Status
01/28/2016 Branch Campus Representatives Appointed to Board of Regents
01/26/2016 Regents Appoint Mark White Executive VP and General Counsel
01/08/2016 Students Named Aerospace Scholars, Could Earn Trips to NASA
01/07/2016 Monthly Events Slated to Assist with Financial Aid Applications
01/04/2016 Eikner Named Dean of Technical Education at Amarillo College
12/16/2015 AC to Empower Students by Initiating 8-Week Class Sequences
12/07/2015 Single Mom Deprived of High School Set to Graduate from AC
12/01/2015 Success Story: Vocalist Garners University Transfer Scholarship
11/19/2015 Dan Meyer Chosen for Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholarship
11/16/2015 AC’s Information Technology Receives Top 20 Recognition
11/09/2015 A Prescription for Success: Nurse Tutoring Center Established
11/01/2015 Amarillo College Students Capture 13 Statewide Media Awards
10/30/2015 Transfer Club Helps Students Connect with Various Universities
10/28/2015 Texas Board of Nursing Commends College’s ADN Program
10/14/2015 Coordinating Board Names AC Finalist for a 2015 Star Award
10/02/2015 Peer-Mentoring Program Attracts $100,000 Grant from THECB
09/29/2105 Amarillo National Bank Makes a Million-Dollar Gift to College
09/29/2015 AC’s Dental Assisting Program Achieves National Accreditation
09/23/2015 AC Granted $2.6 Million to Address Developmental Education
09/10/2015 AC President Chosen for Achieving the Dream Symposium
09/01/2015 AC Again Expects to Eclipse 10,000 Academic Enrollments
08/27/2015 College Ambulance Finally Gets the Vinyl-Wrap Treatment
08/19/2015 AC’s Natural History Museum Teeming with Exotic Specimens
08/10/2015 Literature Class to Examine Film Adaptations of Popular Novels
08-04-2015 AC Vice President Appoints a New Dean and a New Associate Dean
08-03-2015 Take a Creative Writing Class and Get Tips from Successful Pros
07-06-2015 Dr. Lana Jackson Joins Prestigious LEAP Texas Faculty Fellows
07-01-2015 Benefits Enrollment for Same-Sex Spouses Under Way at AC
06-22-2015 AC Lands Grant for Specialty Training of Healthcare Practitioners
06-16-2015 Jay Barrett Appointed to Fill Vacancy on AC Board of Regents
06-15-2015 Forrester Named VP for Employee and Organizational Development
06-05-2015 First CMA Graduates Achieve Perfection on a Pair of National Exams
05-20-2015 New Grant Helps Most At-Risk
05-15-2015 Ron Boyd Named Amarillo College’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus
05-07-2015 Mathematics Redesign Moves the Needle on Student Success
05-05-2015 June Jazz Calls in Alums to Help Celebrate 20 Years of Free Concerts
05-05-2015 Sandy Sloat Becomes 1st Deaf Female to Graduate in Truck Driving
04-13-2015  AC Raises the Bar, Captures Record 28 Media Awards in San Antonio
04-06-2015  Two on AC President’s Cabinet Elevated to Vice-Presidential Level
03-26-2015 Associate Degree Nursing Program Taking Swift and Decisive Strides
03-18-2015 Hannah Lang Named 2015 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar
03-12-2015 Lectures Designed to Plant Seeds about Urban Farming Techniques
03-06-2015 Global Education Travel Program Propels 19 AC Students to Italy
02-26-2015 Jason Norman is Named Advising Administrator of the Year in Texas
02-19-2015 Local Photographer’s Exhibit on Civil War Sites Bound for AC
02-19-2015 Graduation Set for Law Enforcement Academy’s 110th Class
02-12-2015 AC Strikes Gold at American Advertising Federation Awards Ceremony
01-30-2015 AC's Information Technology Department Named to Prestigious Top 10 List
01-21-2015 Fall Dean’s List Contains More Than 500 Names
01-15-2015 Landscapes Explore Places that Shaped Photographer’s Formative Years
01-12-2012 Locally Produced Live Here to Premiere Feb. 5 on Panhandle PBS
12-18-2014 Deborah Vess Chosen to Become Vice President of Academic Affairs
12-16-2014 Log-Cabin Born Octogenarian to Commence College Classes at MCC
12-16-2014 Phillips 66 Contributes $12,500 to AC’s Tool-Scholarship Fund
12-02-2014 President to President: Lowery-Hart Taking AC’s Message to White House
11-14-2014 Pilot Program Streamlines Record Keeping for AC Radiography
11-11-2014 LVN Graduates Achieve 100-Percent First-Time Pass Rate
11-03-2014 Amarillo College Students Capture 16 Statewide Media Awards
11-03-2014 AC’s Online Offerings Touted by Affordable Colleges Foundation
10-29-2014 Regent Gene Norman Resigns; Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy
10-22-2014 Novelist Joy Jordan-Lake to Give Guest Lecture on Nov.
10-16-2014 Medical Lab Technology Program Earns Continuing Accreditation
10-15-2014 AC Spearheads Regional Adult Education and Literacy Initiative
10-06-2014 AC Student Captures Top Prize in International Photo Contest
10-2-2014 AC Named Military Friendly by G.I. Jobs Magazine
09-24-2014 AC Granted Elite Leader-College Status in Achieving the Dream
09-17-2014 Two Students of Graphic Design Team Up to Create Blue Blaze
09-15-2014 AC Names Three Deans, Reconfigures Two Divisions
09-10-2014 Future Registered Nurses Equipped with Tablet Computers at AC
09-02-2014 Faculty Duo Gung Ho after a Week of Marine Boot Camp
08-26-2014 Russell Lowery-Hart Becomes President of Amarillo College
08-20-2014 Cooking Classes Offer More than Food for Thought
08-20-2014 Jill Gibson to Coordinate Revamped Mass Media Program
08-19-2014 Legal Studies Program Reapproved by American Bar Association
07-30-2014 AC Partners with Cenergistic, Hires Specialist to Cut Energy Costs
07-24-2014 Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld to Appear in September at AC
07-11-2014 Schedule Planner Streamlines AC’s Class-Registration Process
06-25-2014 AC Offers Wealth of Summer-Camp Opportunities for Kids
06-20-2014 AC’s Prestigious Mead Award Goes to Mathematician Edie Carter
05-29-2014 Regents Name Campus Facilities for Bud Joyner, Louise Daniel
05-21-2014 Mass Media Program Takes Name of Outgoing President Matney
05-21-2014 Regents Reelect Officers; Longtime Member of Board Resigns
05-15-2014 Alumnus Establishes Scholarship for Mass Media Program
05-12-2014 A Dozen AC Presidential Scholars Bound for Southeast Asia
05-06-2014 AC Establishes Certified Medical Assistant Program
05-06-2014 Paint Simulator Presents Opportunity for Automotive Students
05-02-2014 AC-MCC Presents Scholarship Honoring Outgoing President
05-01-2014 AC Introduces Data-Driven, Career-Evaluation Website
04-28-2014 Sonya Madrigal: AC Student Employee of the Year
04-24-2014 Pat Knight Named Amarillo College Professor Emeritus
04-24-2014 Sam Lovelady Chosen as AC’s Distinguished Alumnus of 2014
04-14-2014 AC Students Win 19 Journalism Awards in San Antonio
04-07-2014 Photography Inspired by Bicycles on Display at AC
04-07-2014 LITE Luncheon Raises Money for Students with Disabilities
04-08-2014 Communication Program to Announce Makeover, Rechristening
03-31-2014 AC President Paul Matney to Retire this Summer
03-28-2014 LVN Program Readies Pilot Effort Featuring Loaner iPadsiPads
03-27-2014 AC Holds Line on Tuition and Fees for 2014-2015
03-24-2014 AC’s Next Common Reader to be ‘Blue Hole Back Home’
03-24-2014 Perkins Funds Bolster Emergency Services Program Big-Time
03-24-2014 AC Student Named Scholar on Coca-Cola Academic Team
02-24-2014 Thirty-eight AC Students named to Who’s Who
02-19-2014 Pharmacy Technology Program Obtains MedStation 4000
02-05-2014 Community Dedication Set for Hereford’s Hinkson Campus
01-28-2014 Lowery-Hart Chosen for National Leadership Award
01-23-2014 A Total of 466 Students Attain Fall-Semester Dean’s List
01-21-2014 Student Money Management Center Schedules Open House
01-17-2014 Pulitzer Winner to Speak at Political-Cartoon Lecture Series
01-13-2014 AC’s Next Common Reader to be ‘Blue Hole Back Home’
01-09-2014 Linda Hughes Named AGN Woman of the Year
01-07-2014 Moseley Chosen to Receive Prestigious Pro Bono Award