Events Archive

Arapahoe Community College’s Workforce Training Program will hold its annual open house for the Colorado First and Existing Industry Training Grant Program on Wednesday, May 21, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Room M4140 at the ACC Littleton Campus.

The Colorado First and Existing Industry Training Grant Program provides grant monies to local businesses.  Colorado companies that meet certain baseline criteria are eligible to apply for two types of grants, "Colorado First" and "Existing Industry".

Workforce Training Open HouseThe Colorado First Grant is intended to benefit companies that are relocating to, or expanding in, the state of Colorado.  The Existing Industry Grant applies to companies who are adding technology or changing their business strategies in an effort to stay competitive in the market.

This event will help companies familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of these grant programs.  Attendees will receive copies of the application forms and have an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session.  Representatives from Arapahoe Community College, the Colorado Community College System and the Colorado Office of Economic Development are all scheduled to be in attendance.

This event is free and open to public, and light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 16.

For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the ACC Workforce Training Program at or 303.734.3701.

The ACC Career and Transfer Center will host its You’ve Graduated, Now What? job search workshop on Tuesday, May 20, from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Have you graduated?  Are you planning to graduate in the next couple semesters?  In the current job market, those who conduct the most effective job searches are the ones who succeed with transitioning from college into the workforce.

Learn more about:
• interview preparation
• job search strategies
• resumes and cover letters
• effective use of the Internet when searching for jobs online

Space is limited!  RSVP today through ACC Career Connect or by contacting the Career and Transfer Center at or 303.797.5805.

Arapahoe Community College's 2014 commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday morning, May 17, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Orchard Road Christian Center at 8081 E. Orchard Road in Greenwood Village.

Plenty of seating will be available, and graduates are encouraged to invite as many guests as they would like.  Tickets are not required, and the ceremony typically lasts about 1 ½ hours.  Additional instructions will be sent to graduating students the week before the ceremony.

This year's featured speaker will be ACC Biology Professor Dr. Nia Bauer, and the student speaker will be John Whatley, President of ACC's Sigma Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Bauer, who was was selected as ACC's 2013-14 Faculty Member of the Year, is now in her sixth year as a biology professor at the College.  The founding advisor of ACC’s Sustainability Club, Bauer also serves as the principal investigator of ACC’s S-STEM National Science Foundation Grant, as well as the STEM Coach for Englewood High School (through a Race to the Top grant).  Bauer’s teaching experience, which spans 15 years, also includes positions at Umpqua Community College (2001-06), the University of Oregon (2003) and Front Range Community College (2007-08).  Bauer earned her B.A. in Biology from the University of San Dr. Nia Bauer and John WhatleyDiego before going on to complete her Ph.D. from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  Bauer resides in Broomfield with her husband, Brent, and daughters Olivia (11) and Charlotte (9).

Whatley began his career at ACC in the fall of 2012 and plans to graduate with his Associate of Science (General) in December 2014.  Whatley currently holds the position of President for ACC’s Sigma Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (the International Honor Society for two-year colleges) and is also a member of the President’s Student Advisory Board.  A STEM Scholarship recipient (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), Whatley plans to continue his education at Colorado School of Mines (biochemistry) upon graduating from ACC.  In the fall of 2013, Whatley garnered honorable mention recognition for his submission in the Speak Peace poetry contest.  He currently holds two jobs, working for Starbucks Coffee Company, as well as in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC.  Whatley plans to pursue a career as a molecular biologist and vaccine engineer.

For more information, please contact Graduation Coordinator Eric Rogers at or 303.797.5630.

Grading deadline is at Noon today

The Arapahoe Community College Music Department proudly presents a performance by the ACC Choir (directed by Ron Kientz) and the ACC Vocal Ensemble (directed by Mayumi Yotsumoto) on Monday, May 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Waring Theatre.

Enjoy a fun evening of songs ranging from classical to doo-wop.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita at or 303.797.5867.

Mayumi Yotsumoto     Ron Kientz

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation will host its Eighth Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Monday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall (Room M1900) at the Littleton Campus.

Colorado Senator Mike JohnstonThe ACC Foundation's 2014 Promoting the Power of Education award recipient, Colorado Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver), will serve as the keynote speaker.  Cost is $55 per person (ACC employee / student is $40).

REGISTER for the Eighth Annual Scholarship Luncheon  /  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Can't attend...but would still like to make a donation to the ACC Foundation?

The ACC Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to developing friends, raising funds and providing broad-based community support for Arapahoe Community College's students and programs.

For more information about the Eighth Annual Scholarship Luncheon, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Arapahoe Community College Foundation at 303.797.5881 or

Last day of classes - END OF SPRING SEMESTER

The Arapahoe Community College Music Department proudly presents a performance by the ACC Jazz Ensemble (directed by Cecil Lewis) on Friday, May 9, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Waring Theatre.  This event will include a guest performance by jazz trumpeter Brad Goode.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita at or 303.797.5867.

Cecil Lewis

The ACC Psychology Club will sponsor Stress Relief Days - complete with free chair massages (tips appreciated but not required) - on Wednesday and Thursday, May 7-8, from noon - 4:00 p.m. both days in the Second Floor Student Lounge.

Massages are 10 minutes each – please limit to one per student or employee.  Sign-up sheets will be available beginning at 11:55 a.m. on May 7.  Handouts on stress management will also be available.

For more information, please contact Allison Hagood, Psychology Professor and Psychology Club faculty advisor, at or 303.797.5785.

Arapahoe Community College's Music Department proudly presents a String Orchestra Concert on Wednesday, May 7, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Waring Theatre.

The concert, which will be directed by Rene Knetch, will feature the Pachelbel's Canon in D and Karl Jenkins' Palladio (as heard in the Diamonds are Forever television commercials in the 1990's).

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita at or 303.797.5867.