Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 students in its 2022 fall commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 8. Fall commencement recognizes graduates from the summer and fall semesters who have completed an associate degree, workforce certificate, or high school equivalency program. 

The ceremony includes a tribute to graduating veterans, who are recognized with medallions in appreciation of their service.

ACC Fall 2022 Commencement

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars
Virtual: The ceremony will be livestreamed on the ACC website

“This graduation ceremony marks a changed life and new future for these Riverbats. It is a major milestone. Whether they choose to continue their education or enter a high-demand career, I am so excited for their next steps and honored we could be a part of their journey,” says ACC Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes. “I couldn’t be more proud of the ACC Riverbat family. It’s a team effort to see every part of the institution come together with student success at the forefront of their minds. We celebrate this accomplishment together.”

Speakers include ACC Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC Board of Trustees Chair Nan McRaven, ACC Student Government Association President Kay Trent, and the fall 2022 Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award recipient. 

This year’s commencement speaker is Afua Bruce. Bruce is the principal of the ANB Advisory Group LLC, a consulting firm that supports organizations developing, implementing, or funding responsible data and technology. She previously served as Chief Program Officer at DataKind and the Executive Director of the White House’s National Science and Technology Council. Bruce is a published author whose newest book, “The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Technologists, and Philanthropists Can Build an Equitable World,” describes how technology can advance equity.

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Graduate Stories

Some of our fall 2022 graduates recount their journeys at ACC, thank faculty and staff who have helped them along the way, and share what’s next for them. Read their stories HERE.

Share a message of congratulations for our graduates on ACC’s Fall 2022 Commencement padlet wall below.

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