Events Archive

UPDATE (June 15) - Tickets are currently sold out.  Please visit the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820) if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

Student Affairs is selling discount tickets to students for the Colorado Rockies game on Friday, June 19 (first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m.).

Tickets, which are $10 apiece, are limited.  Please purchase tickets in advance at Student Affairs (must have student ID when registering).  Transportation to Coors Field is not provided.

For more information, please contact Student Affairs at or 303.797.5668.

whitewater rafting at Browns CanyonStudent Affairs is sponsoring a whitewater rafting trip to Browns Canyon in Buena Vista on Saturday, June 13.  Please meet at the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820) at 6:30 a.m.  Transportation and lunch will be provided.  This cost to attend this event is $20 per person, and space is limited.  Sign up in advance at the Student Affairs Office (must have student ID when registering).

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Student Affairs Office at or 303.797.5668.

Star PartyThe Arapahoe Community College Astronomy Program will host a "star party" on Friday, June 12, from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. at the Littleton Campus (West Lawn; between the Main Building and Lot G).

Star parties are held in an open house format, and attendees are welcome to arrive at their convenience.  ACC will provide a telescope at the star parties, which are free and open to the public (no RSVP necessary; please dress appropriately for these outdoor events).  Complimentary cookies and fruit punch will be served.


Join ACC Astronomy Professor Jennifer Jones for your chance to observe the night sky and explore the vastness of the universe.  For more information, please contact or 303.797.5839.

Now in its 32nd year, the Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Car Show is a Colorado summer tradition that attracts several thousand people every year.  The Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show is large-scale, highly-visible and well attended.  Local and regional car clubs showcase nearly 500 rare sports and GT cars from early collectibles to the latest exotics.  Many venture out once a year, for this show only, to help kids. These prestigious beauties are treasures that few people ever get to experience.

All proceeds from the Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Car Show benefit Ability Connection Colorado’s Children’s Programs.  MORE INFORMATION

Arapahoe Community College will offer an opportunity for anyone to begin the process of enrolling in Fall 2015 classes with the Start Now! event on Saturday, June 6, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Littleton and Parker Campuses.

Start Now! will provide all prospective and currently-applied, but not enrolled, students with the opportunity to complete student orientation and testing while receiving assistance with advising, financial aid and registration during this one-day session.

For more information, or to apply for admission, please contact the ACC Admissions and Records Office ( / 303.797.5621) or visit our Start Now! page.

Arapahoe Community College’s Workforce Training Program will hold its annual open house for the Colorado First and Existing Industry Training Grant Program on Thursday, June 4, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC.

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

The 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 Thursday, May 28.

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

50th Anniversary GalaThe Arapahoe Community College Foundation will host a 50th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, May 21, from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at Cielo at Castle Pines.

Join us for casino games, a hosted bar, signature cocktails, a hand-crafted menu, dancing and the "Fashion Show of the Decades" as we conclude the year-long celebration of ACC's 50th anniversary in style.  Tickets are $75 apiece for faculty and staff, and $100 apiece for the general public.  Please purchase tickets by May 12 (tickets will not be sold at the event).



Founded in 1965 through a grassroots movement by members of the Littleton community, Arapahoe Community College was the first community college to open in the Denver area.  ACC will celebrate its official 50th anniversary on Monday, May 4, 2015.

The ACC Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to developing friends, raising funds and providing broad-based community support for ACC's students and programs.  For more information, please contact the ACC Foundation at or 303.797.5881.

artwork by Cele BergstromThe Community Education Student and Instructor Art Exhibition begins today with an opening reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Today's festivities will include light refreshments and music by the ACC(h)ord(e) Ensemble.

The exhibit runs through June 29.  Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public.  Hours of operation at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts for the Community Education Student and Instructor Art Exhibition are as follows:

MONDAY - FRIDAY:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Colorado Gallery of the Arts is located on the first floor of the ACC Annex building (map).

For more information about the Community Education Student and Instructor Art Exhibition, please contact Josefina Tuason at or call Community Education at 303.797.5722.

The Arapahoe Community College Career and Transfer Center will host its You’ve Graduated, Now What? job search workshop on Wednesday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. - Noon.

Are you a recent, or soon-to-be, ACC graduate?  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 in advance through ACC Career Connect or by contacting the Career and Transfer Center at or 303.797.5805.

Arapahoe Community College's 2015 commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16, 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.

Pictured from left: Deby Jones, Janna Perlinger and Nancy McCallin, Ph.D.This year's featured speaker will be Deby Jones and the student speaker will be Janna Perlinger.  Colorado Community College System (CCCS) President Nancy J. McCallin, Ph.D., will be the honorary 50th Anniversary guest speaker.

Selected as ACC's 2014-15 Faculty of the Year, Jones is the Medical Office Technology Program Coordinator.  Jones, who is also ACC’s 2014-15 Faculty Senate President, currently serves on the Marketing Advisory Committee and on the Environmental Analysis Task Force for the College's 2015-20 Strategic Planning Committee.  Jones, who has been teaching at ACC for seven years, earned her associate degree (Medical Assisting) from ACC.  Jones resides in Castle Rock with her son, Jake (25), and daughter, Natasha (19).  Both of her children attend ACC.

Perlinger began her studies at ACC in the fall of 2012 is graduating with her Associate of General Studies.  She was named to the President’s List for her 4.0 GPA during the Spring 2014 semester and has been a member of ACC’s Sigma Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa since the Fall 2013 semester.  During the Spring 2015 semester, Perlinger was selected as one of two ACC representatives on the 2015 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team.  Perlinger currently works as a job coach for disabled adults at Opportunity in Living, and plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at MSU Denver.  She aspires to obtain a fulfilling career making a difference for children in the foster care system.  A native of Liberty, Missouri, Perlinger and her husband, Chris, have two daughters, Audrey (26) and Elizabeth (18), and a son, Matthew (13).

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